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Free Software August 1, 2005 posted by

Adobe Album starters.

So Adobe moves sleekly and silently into the freeware business [Eh?-Ed] with Adobe Photoshop Album Starter Edition 3.0. Download and enjoy.  Fix common photo flaws — like red eye, color, and brightness — in a single click. Easily share your memories! Attach photos to e-mail, or send them to mobile phones. Make your own prints, or order prints, photo books, and more online. Find any photo in a snap with automatic organization that lets you view all of your digital…

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Free Software July 28, 2005 posted by

Cellphone assistant.

Remote Labs’ Mobile Activity Tracker software. Pre-release freebie Symbian mobile phone organiser program which lets you sort out your muddled yet cheery life. Or something. Looks like it only works on a limited subset of handsets though, so that’s a bit of a downer.  By installing M.A.T. on your Symbian phone you can backup your phonebook contacts to the Web, monitor your mobile phone calls, missed calls, SMS messages and changes to contact information the the Web. You can also…

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Free Software July 25, 2005 posted by


DefragNT. Free defrag program for Windows XP etc.   Only OS-es built on the NT kernel newer than 3.5 are supported. FAT partition support for Windows NT4, Windows 2000, Windows XP and newer; NTFS partitions supported only beginning with Windows XP. The name of this utility might change to DefragXP.

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diy July 22, 2005 posted by

Make your own MP3 ringtones.

Make your own MP3 mobile phone ringtones. What it says folks.   Why should you pay 3 to 4 bucks for a one ringtone? This is a tutorial about how to make one for free. For this tutorial you need audacity, lame, and razorlame (lame gui).

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Free Software July 21, 2005 posted by

Tiny Spell.

Tiny Spell. Free universal spell checker that will work with any Windows application, monitors from the system tray. Unfortunately no Brit dictionary as yet.  It is a small utility that allows you to easily and quickly check the spelling of words in any Windows application. tinySpell monitors your typing on the fly and alerts you whenever it detects a misspelled word. It also checks the spelling of every word you copy to the clipboard. tinySpell installs itself in the system…

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Free Software July 19, 2005 posted by


Squeezer. Free file compression software. Will work on executables, HTML and text files. That’s it really.  Vidfern Squeezer as a good file compressor, can squeeze executable files as well as text and HTML files. Free up your HD by squeezing your files! Squeezer is now free for personal and commercial use. It is fully functional, easy and powerful. The compression ratio is incredible. It reduces the size of executable files and HTMLs without changing their performance. The compressed files will…

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Free Software July 18, 2005 posted by

Piggy Bank.

Simile Piggy Bank. Yet more cool geek tech. This time it involves screen scraping, RDF and occasionally the odd Google Map. It’s a neat time to be a browser, let me tell ya.  Piggy Bank is an extension to the Firefox web browser that extracts information from existing web pages and stores it in RDF…Having extracted the “pure” information and stored it on your computer, Piggy Bank can now apply its own user interface to let you browse through that information…

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Bookmark This! July 15, 2005 posted by

Mobile web mastery.

IYHY. Pretty cool tech for feeding web content to your mobile phone or device a la Skweezer. Strips away CSS, images, in fact everything that you don’t want on a teeny teeny screen. A 41k ESPN homepage, anyone? And it’s free. Snazzy.  IYHY is my attempt to force the web mobile. And if you signup for a free account on IYHY, then every time you type in a URL on the homepage it will save it for you for next…

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Bookmark This! July 15, 2005 posted by

My PetCams.

My PetCams. Keep an eye on your pet from your computer’s webcam, wherever you are. For goodness sake try and avoid getting too close to your pet won’t you? Just in case you get a bad case of ticks or worse. Ick. And by the way you could just download the freebie Webcast XP and do it yourself.  MyPetCams lets you keep an eye on your pet from your computer, whether you’re at work, traveling, or in another part of your house….

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Free Software July 13, 2005 posted by

Free data recovery, dude.

Free Data Recovery. Hmm, didn’t realise that he’d been caught. Thank you, thank you, we’ll be here all week. Anyway, haven’t done a round up of free file undelete programs before. So why not now? Why not indeed. PC Inspector. PC data recovery program, supports FAT16/32 and NTFS. Free as a bird. Restoration. Restores deleted files from Zip, Media cards, CF cards etc. FreeUndelete. Data recovery for deleted NTFS files. Smart Recovery 4.5. Another media card file recovery proggie. Aimed…

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Bookmark This! July 12, 2005 posted by

Host me torrent, Jack.

The Prodigem BitTorrent hosting service. Got big files? No, really really big files? Need to store and forward them somehow, easily and without geek hassle? Try this. Neat idea and shows just how useful BitTorrent can be. From $1.00 to $14.95 a month. Nice.  Prodigem is a content hosting service. It uses Bit Torrent peer to peer (p2p) filesharing to enable you to distribute extraordinarily large media files at an extraordinarily low cost…What is revolutionary here is that Prodigem completely…

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Free Software July 11, 2005 posted by

Free video conferencing.

Marratech-Free video conferencing software. Talk, See, Share. For free. long as you’ve got a 1.5mbps upstream capability. Windows, Mac, Linux.   Marratech-Free is for home computer users looking to move beyond basic chat and messaging. It creates a fully interactive meeting environment on your computer. Meet up with friends and enjoy real-time video with exceptional quality voice plus an interactive whiteboard. Up to five people can meet, talk, see each other and share documents or pictures and make notes. It…

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Free Software July 6, 2005 posted by

Firefox Explorer.

Firefox IE. Take one Firefox browser, skin it to look like Internet Explorer, chuck in a bunch of extensions. Make a nice cup of tea. Wait.  For those who want to keep all of the convenience of the Internet Explorer browser plus gain all the security of the Firefox browser and more, there is an alternative.

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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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Freemake Free YouTube to MP3 Boom -…

Tue 04 Mar 2014

Freemake Free YouTube to MP3 Boom – instant fast conversion of YouTube to MP3 audio tracks [Freeware]
Regular readers will know we really like Freemake, primarily because they produce excellent free software without any of the nasty […]

ZoneAlarm Free AntiVirus + Firewall protects your…

Thu 10 May 2012

Way back in the day ZoneAlarm set the computer security world alight with a cool, very powerful personal firewall product […]

Use freeware to clear up some disk…

Wed 25 May 2011

Use freeware to clear up some disk space on your computer
I remember the hard drive of my first computer. It held a whopping 500MB of data, and to many at […]

URL Fixer - automatically corrects typos you…

Tue 30 Oct 2007

URL Fixer. Uber coder Chris Finke has produced a whizzo little Firefox extension which automatically corrects those annoying typos we […]

Smart Shopper.…

Thu 16 Feb 2006

SmartShopper. A clever idea marred by a dumb implementation. In other words it’s a sidebar comparison shopping tool which is […]

PDFMeNot - superb tool makes viewing PDF…

Thu 14 Feb 2008

PDFMeNot. Super cool online PDF reader which is an absolute blessing for anyone who spends a lot of time researching […]

Migratr - move your photos to and…

Mon 30 Jul 2007

Migratr is a cool little Windows freeware program that lets you bulk move your photos between different online photo services. […]

Quick Delete - quick and dirty POP3…

Mon 08 Sep 2008

Quick Delete – quick and dirty POP3 mailbox manager
Quick Delete is a small utility designed to make it easy to view and delete messages from your POP3 email […] - the iPhone application installer…

Wed 22 Aug 2007 lets you install applications onto your iPhone using WiFi or EDGE. You can also use it to update or […]

Maxthon for Android is the smartphone browser…

Thu 29 Mar 2012

I recently spent time gushing over the new Maxthon 3 desktop web browser in our Firefox alternatives post earlier this […]

Lightbox - advanced digital image editor…

Mon 20 Jul 2009

I've been playing with Lightbox, a lightweight, multi-talented image editor. It's a small download, about 10Mb, and it's very quick […]

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 […]

Where There is No Doctor - free…

Mon 18 Apr 2011

Where There Is No Doctor is a free online e-book which offers a wealth of free healthcare information for circumstances […]

Picasa now lets you store more files,…

Mon 28 Feb 2011

Picasa now lets you store more files, for free
In a time where companies are starting to limit how much you're able to store in the cloud, one provider […]

Polybrowser - the world's first panoramic web…

Fri 01 May 2015

Polybrowser – the world’s first panoramic web browser? [Freeware]
Just when we thought we'd seen it all, along comes a new basic tool which manages to surprise us. A […]

Now use Google Maps to navigate IKEA…

Wed 30 Nov 2011

Now use Google Maps to navigate IKEA and the airport
Have you ever been in a mall, or large store, and felt completely lost? Usually you can find a helpful […]