Thanks to this TechCrunch blog entry I stumbled upon a new web service called Anywhere.FM. It was built using Adobe Flex and allows you to upload your entire music collection, listen to it from anywhere and share it with friends. It's definitely a simple yet well thought out application with a similar appearance to iTunes.
Lately a lot of focus in the blog community has switched to Adobe AIR and bringing normally web based applications to the desktop. Although Adobe AIR is a great technology and will play a large part in RIAs future, I think Adobe Flex still deserves a lot of credit for helping bring the desktop experience to the web.
When using HTML to develop web applications I often got frustrated with the hoops I repeatedly had to jump through to make the web page look and feel like an application. Instead Adobe Flex's customized components and object-orientated nature is helping developers around the world build web applications quicker and easier than ever.
Now if only the Anywhere.FM developers can package up their service as an Adobe AIR app! *hint hint*