An interesting product, which is “designed to extend Macromedia Flash beyond the browser.” Writes MacWorld:
Applications designed to work with Macromedia Central can be used to “grab” online info and make it available for examination and manipulation on the desktop when you’re offline. If you’re interacting with an application running inside Central and go offline, when you return online the info that you’ve worked with on your desktop will be automatically synchronized with the online (if it’s interactive data).
Adds InfoWorld: “The Flash applications detect when the user is online and can automatically connect to download weather reports, movie listings and recipes, for example. Applications can also be linked, allowing a user to, for example, move a recipe from a cooking site to a grocery store Flash application and order the ingredients.”