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Free Software July 4, 2005 posted by

Boot & Nuke.

Darik’s Boot & Nuke. Wipe yer nose and wipe your hard drive. Properly.  Darik’s Boot and Nuke (“DBAN”) is a self-contained boot floppy that securely wipes the hard disks of most computers. DBAN is appropriate for bulk or emergency data destruction.

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Free Software June 23, 2005 posted by

Nokia Sensor.

The Nokia Sensor service looks kind of strange. It’s apparently some kind of pick-up service for party-goers. At least we think that’s what it is, judging by the Flash demo.   * Spontaneous social circles * Your portable personality * Instant communities and networks * Free to download, free to use * Free file sharing

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Free Software June 20, 2005 posted by

At your command.

SlickRun. Free floating command line utility. Set up some aliases, type ‘em in and get instant action. Kind of like a hotkey utility but without the hotkeys.  SlickRun is designed to be far more intuitive than “hotkey” programs– You shouldn’t have to keep an awkward mental list of hotkeys for launching your favorite programs. Instead, just type whatever’s most natural for you to remember; with auto-completion, you’ll rarely type more than 2 or 3 characters anyway. Studies have shown that…

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Free Software June 17, 2005 posted by

PDF reader.

Foxit PDF Reader for Windows. At last, at last, at last! A small, free, PDF file reader which works. Fast boot be praised!  Foxit PDF Reader is small (the download size less than 1MB), so you can download it quickly. It doesn’t need any lengthy installation, so you can start to run it as soon as you can download it. And it starts up immediately, so you don’t need to wait the annoying “Welcome” screen to disappear. Foxit PDF Reader…

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Free Software June 17, 2005 posted by

Share the love.

AllPeers. Yes yes, we know we’ve done rather a lot of photo sharing services lately [too blooming many – Ed], but is it our fault that the world and his camera has gone all digitaphilic? Sheesh! Anyhoo, this one is recommended by Ferrety reader Rob, so we’ll go with it OK? It’s a free P2P photo sharing service. Did we mention that?  Like most modern P2P networks, AllPeers Network is multitiered, with certain clients acting as hubs that link together the…

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Free Software June 16, 2005 posted by

Video Skype.

So what do two ladies sitting on top of a city building have to do with video software? Tshaw, whatever. Here’s vSkype. Yep video chat for Skype. Three major nice bits. 1) It’s full video conferencing for multiple participants. Coooool! 2) It integrates completely into Skype (e.g. a video menu and everything). 3) Shares desktops too. Free download and beta.  Getting started is simple. Just connect a camera, download our free vSkype plug-in, and invite up to 200 buddies to…

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cool tech June 14, 2005 posted by

Photos a go go.

The good folk at are now offering an instant mobile phone photo upload service. Snap and send for instant display. These techs are cool, we need more of them. Also worth looking at the FlexWindow service. Free for personal use.

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Free Software June 13, 2005 posted by

Free business cards.

The PC Man free Business Card Creator. Online fun, but watch out for the ferocious pop-ups. Oh and apparently you need Internet Explorer 5+. So yeah, the results are cheesy, but have you seen better from those machines in the mall?  Freeware online business card creator, create then print your own cards here! Your can use your own image or one of ours, select the typeface and text color you can even choose backgrounds for your cards. Please feel free…

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Free Software May 26, 2005 posted by

Content Spring

Content Spring. The Web and Word, together forever. Free for non-commercial use with up to 5 directories.   Use ContentSpring to save a Document directly from Word to your Website/Intranet, as easy as printing one. The ContentSpring application processes the Documents turning them into useful web content, by: adding the Document’s content to a template creating a web page, adds a link to the web page in a Directory web page and finally up/down-loads; all automatically. Have any number of…

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Free Software May 23, 2005 posted by


Firetune. Billed as the world’s first ‘automated optimizer for Firefox’. Well I’ve tried it and it didn’t seem to break anything. Can’t say it’s had a massive impact on the Ferret browsing experience though. But hey, it’s free and YMMV anyway. Anyone with more detailed info shout it out in the comments.

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Free Software May 20, 2005 posted by

Tense Log.

Tense Log. I don’t know why, just because it looks cool. And nicely designed. Anyway it’s free blog software, so check it rasta!  Tense Log is a simple but powerful web log and content management system. It’s highly customizable and easy to use. Whether you’d like to publish a personal log, or allow others to update your web sites without knowing any HTML, Tense Log can make it easier.

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Free Software May 18, 2005 posted by

MyWebEx fires up.

MyWebExPC has been upgraded. Now works on Firefox browsers and offers automatic screen resizing. If you haven’t taken a look at this puppy yet, you should. Lets you access your PC when you’re travelling. It’s free and works quite well, although there’s the usual performance hit you get with this kind of tech.

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cool tech May 13, 2005 posted by

User power.

The web is a-buzz with hot technology right now, with mother Google seemingly leading the charge to re-invent, re-engineer and imagineer all kinds of apps. But what happens when the power shifts to the user, through the use of creative browser add-ons which let you change pages you’re viewing? The answer is, potentially, a lot! Well a sneak peak of a few ‘user annotation’ or ‘user scripting’ tools may well help us to understand where this is heading. Just imagine being…

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Category Archive

The Wikipedia Open Source Software entry.…

Tue 01 Nov 2005

The Wikipedia Open Source Software List. There’s lots here. Lots. Definitely worth a bookmark if you want to impress at […]

CityMapper - the absolutely essential city transport…

Mon 25 Nov 2013

CityMapper – the absolutely essential city transport guide for your phone [Freeware]
Cities are huge places by definition, and if you've ever found yourself adrift in a big one you'll know how […]

Free NAS.…

Thu 02 Feb 2006

Free NAS. Yep, free Network-Attached Storage software. Courtesy of the wonderful Open Source movement. Under 16MB, perfect for installation on […]

Stamp - manage and sort your digital…

Tue 11 Dec 2007

Stamp. Great little freeware utility that lets you sort your digital photos by the date/time information embedded in the image’s […]

Nexus Font - a neat tools to…

Wed 19 Dec 2012

Nexus Font – a neat tools to manage your computer and printer fonts [Freeware]
If you've ever hunted around to try and find out what fonts you have on your Windows PC, you'll know […]

Transit App - great little app for…

Fri 08 May 2015

Transit App – great little app for navigating your city transport [Freeware]
If there's one thing that smartphones are starting to excel at it's connecting travelers to information which makes their journey's […]

IObit Uninstaller 4 - powerful free uninstaller…

Thu 02 Oct 2014

IObit Uninstaller 4 – powerful free uninstaller removes programs and stubborn Windows toolbars at a stroke [Freeware]
It's a fact of life that after a while every Windows computer on the planet gets filled up with junk […]

CyanogenMod Installer - extend the life of…

Fri 14 Feb 2014

CyanogenMod Installer – extend the life of your mobile phone with the click of a button [Freeware]
One of the things the phone services don't like about Android is the fact that you can step outside of […]

Big Stretch Reminder - freeware gets you…

Fri 21 May 2010

Big Stretch Reminder is a freeware program which makes sure you take regular breaks from sitting in front of the […]

POP Pager.…

Fri 18 Feb 2005

POP Pager. Forward email to your cellphone. Free. Do note that this is a .nu address (and I’m not 100% […]

HLP Free Memory Optimizer - keep your…

Mon 28 Sep 2009

The HLP Free Memory Optimizer keeps your computer humming along at a fair old clip, guv, by…um…optimizing your computer’s memory. […]

Google Desktop Beta.…

Wed 21 Sep 2005

Google Desktop Beta. Just installed this. Hate to sound like Google fan-boy, but it’s good. Integration – 9/10 (disappears […]

Dolphin Community Builder - build your own…

Tue 26 Aug 2008

So, you want to play like the big boys, huh? Build yourself an online social network empire like Mr Zuckerberg? […]

Virtual Parrot screensaver.…

Fri 07 Oct 2005

The Virtual Parrot Screensaver. An animated 3D parrot screensaver that remembers what it hears and repeats it back to you […]

TripStalker - grab the best travel bargains…

Fri 27 Apr 2007

TripStalker. Download the free program, register and you can then set up continuous running searches for flights, hotels and car […]

Readlang – learn a new language by…

Wed 16 Sep 2015

Readlang – learn a new language by reading what you want
Learning a new language is really hard but thanks to technology, it’s getting a bit easier to do even if […]