Posts by Category: Free Software

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Free Software March 14, 2005 posted by

Root it out.

RootkitRevealer. Root Kit = nasty kind of  malware. RootkitRevealer = detector. Definitely worth remembering.  The term rootkit is used to describe the mechanisms and techniques whereby malware, including viruses, spyware, and trojans, attempt to hide their presence from spyware blockers, antivirus, and system management utilities…RootkitRevealer is an advanced root kit detection utility. It runs on Windows NT 4 and higher and its output lists Registry and file system API discrepancies that may indicate the presence of a user-mode or kernel-mode…

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Free Software March 11, 2005 posted by


BurnCDCC. Nice little freeware utility for burning ISO files to CD. Saves powering up big clunky progs like Nero.  This utility is used to burn an ISO file to a CD/DVD disc. Many new systems come with a limited CD/DVD software package which lacks the ability to burn .ISO files.

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cool tech March 10, 2005 posted by


The TrafficCam proglet for Symbian Series 60 phones. More a proof of concept than a proper ‘product’, but super cool anyway. Although you need Python installed on the phone, which is not so great if you don’t know where to get it from (hint!).

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Bookmark This! March 10, 2005 posted by


oGame A free online space based strategic simulation game. All you need is a web browser. And lots of time and patience. Did I mention time and patience already?  As an intergalactic emperor you have the possibility to strengthen your influence throughout the galaxies by numerous strategies. Beginning your rulership at your homeworld you begin to build an economic and military infrastructure with your ressources. Researching new techniques and upgrading your buildings and researches gives you access to superior technologies…

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Free Software March 8, 2005 posted by

Whither GPS…?

GPSS. Robin Lovelock’s free for non-profit software for GPS tracking. Looks rather cool actually. With mapping for 151 countries and voice guidance in 12 languages. Street level maps for all of the USA too!  Run GPSS on your PC and it will give impressive in-car navigation and remote tracking demonstrations. Run on a Laptop with a GPS, and this same GPS Software will work for real.

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cool tech March 4, 2005 posted by

Song recognition.

The Tyberis Music Database. Freeware program which can monitor and recognise songs on the radio. So say you’re a small band (or label) and you want to see how many times your track is being played on the local radio, hey maybe to prove you’re owed some of those elusive royalties, eh? Well you fire up this puppy, grab a fragment of your track as a signature and set the program to scan an FM radio source for your tune….

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Free Software March 3, 2005 posted by


DNKA. Allows you to set up Google Desktop Search as a multi-user, multi-computer service. Very Kleva! Free for personal use, $39.00 otherwise. Install it on your PC’s at work and home and your laptop and search/view/download on any from the others. Install it on a workgroup file server and use it to index/search/view the contents. Use it for a distributing files, like a P2P search service.

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Free Software March 1, 2005 posted by

Web speed.

SiteSpeed.  SiteSpeed is a PHP script for your website. It will measure the speed of your website and displays the results in 7 comprehensive graphs. How long do your visitors have to wait? Is your webserver becoming slower? Are your pages too big? Is your website fast even for remote visitors? Install SiteSpeed and find out.

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cool tech February 28, 2005 posted by

Sun Clock.

Sun Clock. I’ve been looking for a cool free ‘follow the sun’ clock for ages. And lo, here it are. Super excellent. [Thanks James!]  # Satellite imagery plus 3D terrain data create a colourful representation of the physical geography of the planet. # The world map is centred on your chosen location. # The map uses the familiar Mercator projection. # The city database contains more than 2,700 entries. # The cities light up as they move into the earth’s…

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Free Software February 25, 2005 posted by

Kerio Personal Firewall.

Kerio Personal Firewall4. Free, elegant, works. [Thanks David].  Kerio Personal Firewall protects desktop and notebook computers from hackers, spies, identity thieves and trojan horse applications. KPF is a PC firewall that inspects all inbound and outbound network communication on the computer to ensure that only legitimate traffic is permitted. KPF is free for home use.

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cool tech February 23, 2005 posted by


TV.exe. Tacky interface? Check. Non intrusive? Check. Cool free global broadband television program? Check.  Television is no longer restricted by boundaries anymore. You can download this free software which enables you to access more than three hundred live channels all over the world. You can search for and find your favorite TV stations. You can search for a channel from the given categories or from the regional list. Channels related to sports, news, music, educational and many more can be…

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Free Software February 18, 2005 posted by


MoonEdit. Ooh…  Cooperative multi-user text editing over the internet. Every co-author can edit the shared document at any time, from any place, and at the same time! There’s no need to send files via FTP or to compare documents when multiple users need to make changes to it independently…Remote text editing without latency. “ME” uses local prediction code – the same technology used in modern video games! You can use a dedicated standalone server to share a whole directory of…

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Free Software February 18, 2005 posted by

POP Pager.

POP Pager. Forward email to your cellphone. Free. Do note that this is a .nu address (and I’m not 100% happy with .nu domains for obvious reasons). So caveat emptor, eh?  With this easy to configure mail-to-SMS/paging gateway you can get mail on your cellphone (as SMS message) POPPager is a FREE (for 1 user) application that runs on Win9x or NT 4 and that will monitor a POP3 mailbox. When mail gets sent to the mailbox POP Pager will send…

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Free Software February 16, 2005 posted by

Xandros Open.

Our favourite Linux distro, Xandros, has just announced Version 3 Open Circulation Edition. Free, as in beer, for non-commercial use. Check it out, because it’s very nice indeed. And it comes with Firefox, Thunderbird and Skype as standard. Open phone calls on open software, cool stuff.  The Open Circulation Edition is a limited version of Xandros Desktop OS that can be download [sic] at no charge and freely distributed to others. It is strictly for non-commercial use, and no e-mail installation…

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Bookmark This! February 8, 2005 posted by

Free stock images on the Web.

OK, today is free images day. So for your delectation, and my personal records, here is a list of the free online image sites currently extant, and in no particular order. Er…expect some consolidation fairly soon. Enjoy! Free for private and commercial use with credit/link. (FPCWC) Creativity 103. Abstract images. FPCWC. Small but nice set of image galleries. A little slow. FPCWC. Stock.xchng IV. Humungous moderated (100,000+ images) resource. FPC. Texture Nice textures gallery, FPC under Creative Commons…

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Category Archive

UserStyles - re-make the web the way…

Wed 11 Jun 2008

Userstyles is a collection of CSS styling codes for the Firefox browser which let you change the appearance of the […]

Generate Data - dummy data generator for…

Tue 17 Aug 2010

Generate Data dot com is a very cool little online app (or free open source downloadable program) which lets you […]

Nevitium - cool powerful freeware invoicing program…

Mon 21 Jun 2010

The free Nevitium invoicing program is the antidote to all those complex bloatware commercial programs on the market, although it […]

Graph Words is a visual online thesaurus…

Thu 15 Dec 2011

Graph Words is a visual online thesaurus
One of my biggest pet peeves when reading just about anything is to come across the same word written several […]

iTunes Sync and pPod - a little…

Thu 21 Jun 2007

Want to replicate the whole iPod experience without actually having to own one? Then download and install pPod as the […]

FreeSFX - free sound effects…

Tue 20 Jul 2010

FreeSFX is a place to visit if you need cool free sound effects for your project. Licensed under Creative Commons […]

Free Video To GIF Converter - great…

Tue 04 Feb 2014

Free Video To GIF Converter – great little free utility…with a caution about freeware in general [Freeware]
The other day I spent a bit of time hunting for a freeware video to gif file converter for a […]

Thrivetracker - free app helps you track…

Fri 14 Nov 2014

Thrivetracker – free app helps you track and improve your moods [Freeware]
They say that knowledge is the first step to wisdom, so anything that can help us improve has got to […]

Mobilewitch - freeware turns your mobile phone…

Tue 19 Jan 2010

Mobilewitch is a free program that converts any mobile phone into a universal PC remote control. The software is Java […]

BitMeter II - freeware bandwidth meter tracks…

Thu 01 Jan 2009

BitMeter II is a freeware bandwidth monitoring program which shows upload and download speeds, usage totals per day/week/month and alerts […]

Evernote Peek turns your iPad 2 into…

Fri 17 Jun 2011

Evernote Peek turns your iPad 2 into a set of flash cards
Tablets are great for a wide variety of functions. I use my for web browsing, book reading, note taking and […]

Skimmer Scanner – save your bank account…

Tue 26 Sep 2017

Skimmer Scanner – save your bank account from skimming scams [FREEWARE]
Have you heard of fuel pump skimmers? They're these completely garbage devices that attach to fuel pumps so when you […]

Simple Mail for Firefox - cool embedded…

Fri 22 Feb 2008

Simple Mail is a cool new Firefox extension which embeds a full function email client inside the browser. Although I […]

25 Cool Android Sensor Apps that give…

Tue 23 Apr 2013

25 Cool Android Sensor Apps that give your phone some very useful super powers [Freeware]
Do you realize just how clever that sleek smartphone in your pocket is? The truth is that most of us […]

iFree Skype Recorder - excellent free tool…

Wed 21 May 2014

iFree Skype Recorder – excellent free tool for recording Skype calls with a click [Freeware]
If you're a big user of Skype you'll know that there are a number of addon tools you can use […]

Viridi – grow some cool digital succulents…

Wed 18 May 2016

Viridi – grow some cool digital succulents while you find some inner peace [FREEWARE]
When someone says video games you likely think kids shooting at each other in virtual worlds while they yell mean […]