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Free Software September 15, 2005 posted by


Wikiwyg. Wow. Check out the demos (Firefox only at the moment though).  Turn any HTML div into a wysiwyg and wikitext edit area.

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Free Software September 9, 2005 posted by

Easy Read.

Easy Read. Free software utility lets you zoom websites to match your eyesight requirements. Neat.  If you’re frustrated at Internet Explorer not allowing you to view webpages at the size you want then you’ll appreciate the EasyRead Toolbar Buttons. The EasyRead toolbar buttons allow you to magnify any HTML page as you browse the web.

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Free Software September 8, 2005 posted by

Keylogger detector.

KL-Detector is a free utility which can detect keylogging activity on your computer. If you’re paranoid, download. Note – an interesting application given on the site is monitoring a flash drive used for remote access to a VPN on 3rd party computers. Hmm….  It works by scanning your local hard disk for any log file created during the monitoring process. Most keyloggers will eventually save the recorded data into a location in the hard disk. KL-Detector will inform you of such log…

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Free Software September 7, 2005 posted by

Get Foxie.

Foxie. Turn your Internet Explorer browser into a Firefox clone. What’s utterly delicious about this little doozie, is not just the fact that it’s so clearly an attempt to put a mink coat on a pig and call it Marilyn Monroe, but that it completely fails to understand the really massive benefit of Firefox – i.e. the absolutely humongous number of add-on tools and utilities that are so much more than a bit of tabbed browsing and pop up blocking. Pfaff. Still, if you’re still wedded to the pile of…

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Free Software September 5, 2005 posted by

Local host.

LocalHost. Very interesting Java based Open Source online file sharing application which combines a kind of wiki-like group access and editing facilty with the BitTorrent engine. What’s really funky is that the more popular a file or folder is, the more accessible it is. Still under heavy development by the looks of it (needs a nicer UI) so don’t cuss about the access speeds. Neat and definitely worth a download. [Thanks Tom]  You can change any folder (including the root…

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Free Software September 2, 2005 posted by

Hot news.

The free HotRecorder program, which records online voice chats from programs like Skype has now added support for Google Talk. Just thought you might like to know.

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Free Software September 1, 2005 posted by


AutoHotkey. Neat little free Open Source program which lets you automate just about anything on your PC. Keystrokes, mouse clicks, hotkey setup. What’s uber cool is the fact that you can convert any script to an exe file and run it on machines which don’t have the program installed. Nice and definitely worth a download.   AutoHotkey is a free, open-source utility for Windows. With it, you can: Automate almost anything by sending keystrokes and mouse clicks. You can write a…

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Free Software August 30, 2005 posted by

MSN to go.

eMSN. Free MSN messenger chat client for your mobile phone. Java, GPRS. Advert sponsored though, OK?   eMSN is the best MSN messenger for your mobile. It is simple to use and gives you direct access to the MSN messenger network. Chat with all your friends over the MSN network while on the move! eMSN is fully MSN…The costs of development and servers for eMSN are paid by advertisements on eMSN. Each time a user connects to the MSN network…

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Free Software August 29, 2005 posted by

Art Rage.

ArtRage. Nice little freeware paint program. Free. Yes free. PC or Mac.  ArtRage is a painting package designed to provide a realistic and fun simulation of using paint on a canvas, along with pens, pencils, crayons, and other tools. ArtRage is available for both Windows and Mac OS X. It can be used with a mouse, but works better if you have a graphics tablet, or even better on a Tablet PC where ArtRage takes advantage of the unique interaction…

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Free Software August 26, 2005 posted by

Clock n’roll.

The AJ Clock Screensaver from Anne Jan Beeks provides 14 delectable onscreen clocks for your pleasure, including that very cool handwritten one and the Timeline we featured recently in a Link-o-Matic. Classic stuff.

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Free Software August 22, 2005 posted by

Spyware finder.

Webroot Spy Audit is a free online scanner that checks your PC for spyware. Quick and dirty checker for you, sir?  At no cost or obligation to you, Spy Audit scans your system registry and hard drive space for thousands of known spyware programs. Spy Audit shows you what spyware is on your system. It will not remove or modify any files. Webroot Software respects your privacy – after all, that’s our business. Running Spy Audit will not add cookies…

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Free Software August 17, 2005 posted by

iPod TV.

iPod TV. Small free utility that lets you download television listing to your Apple iPod. Cool, but needs Windows .Net though.  IPOD-TV is a simple windows application that allows you to download up to a weeks worth of television listings from the Internet and upload them to your Apple IPOD. IPOD-TV is completely free and has a cool new audio function which allows you to hear audio descriptions of your favourite tv shows.

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Free Software August 15, 2005 posted by


Greasemap is a cool little freeware tool that automatically embeds a Google map at the top of the screen when you browse a web page with an address on it. It needs Greasemonkey in order to work. I had it installed for a bit, but turned it off when I found it was slowing down my page accesses a bit. Still, pretty cool tech all round.  Greasemap…augments any web page you visit by searching the page for geocodeable addresses or other…

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Free Software August 12, 2005 posted by


Phonifier. Dennis sends me news that Phonifier is now Open Source. What is it, I hear you ask impatiently. Well, it’s proxy software that makes web pages mobile phone friendly. Yes yes Skweezer does it too, but hear the man out, why don’t you? Tsk.  PHONifier was initially developed to optimize webpages automatically. You set to be your mobile homepage and then surf the web through the PHONifier proxy. Alternatively, you could install the PHONifier script on your server…

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Free Software August 11, 2005 posted by

Movies XP.

My MoviesXP. Free download.  My Movies XP lets you view your My Movies for MCE collection on a computer that doesn’t have Windows Media Center Edition.

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Category Archive

Picasa 3.6 - my how you've grown...…

Tue 23 Feb 2010

We last took a look at Picasa back in 2008 when it was in Google beta. As we noted then, […]

CrossLoop - free screen sharing software…

Mon 16 Aug 2010

CrossLoop is a free screen sharing program which gives a remote person access to your screen for data sharing, technical […]

Rebtel now offering free 3G based international…

Mon 28 Jun 2010

The Rebtel girl wants you to know they're now offering free international mobile to mobile calls between 51 countries if […]

Word Bully tackles cyber bullying by prying…

Wed 28 Mar 2012

Bullying is a nasty and pervasive part of many children's lives, and there's no doubt that it needs to be […]

Place free phone calls from Gmail to…

Tue 21 Dec 2010

Place free phone calls from Gmail to the US and Canada through the end of 2011
In case you missed it, Google announced a feature in Gmail earlier this year that allowed you to place phone […]

PC Tools Firewall Plus - free firewall…

Wed 27 May 2009

PC Tools Firewall Plus is a freeware firewall program for Windows which comes with all the right bits. Auto configuration, […]

Process Lasso - fire and forget computer…

Tue 18 Nov 2008

Process Lasso is a neat little freeware utility that improves your computer’s responsiveness during peak load situations. If you’ve ever […]

Atari Free Arcade Games - Where very…

Thu 07 Jan 2010

Atari have rereleased five of their original arcade games on the Atari website. If you've got a hankering for a […]

Outdoor Family Fun with Plum – gamify…

Wed 03 May 2017

Outdoor Family Fun with Plum – gamify leaving the house
Getting your kids outside can be a struggle for parents these days. Outside is hot and full of insects, inside […]

Ashampoo Internet Accelerator 2 - freeware gives…

Tue 16 Feb 2010

The Ashampoo Internet Accelerator 2 is a free program designed to speed up your Internet connection. It’s easy to use, […]

SignNow - sign documents on your phone…

Fri 04 Jul 2014

SignNow – sign documents on your phone with your finger, no pen needed [Freeware]
A few days ago, we wrote about a handy app called CamScanner, which scans any photo and turns it into […]

Google+ gets a new photo editor…

Fri 04 Nov 2011

Google+ gets a new photo editor
Google+ still has a long way to go if it's going to overtake Facebook as the social network of choice […]

DoubleTwist - cool way to share, convert…

Wed 20 Feb 2008

DoubleTwist. Heh, DVD Jon is back, and he’s carrying more gifts. This new service is a neat freeware desktop application […]

Facebook introduces a standalone Messenger app for…

Wed 10 Aug 2011

Facebook introduces a standalone Messenger app for your smartphone
For many years I've done the majority of my online communication via instant messengers such as Yahoo, AIM, and more […] makes sharing large files easier than…

Mon 07 Nov 2011 makes sharing large files easier than ever
When you need to share a file that's more than a few megabytes in size, many people will turn to […]

The Amazing Webpage Emailer.…

Wed 15 Feb 2006

The Amazing Webpage Emailer. Very neat toolbar which lets you email a web page, without the adverts and rubbish, with […]