Posts by Category: Free Software

Software for nuttin’.

Bookmark This! February 7, 2005 posted by

Check it!

Bugs, glitches and stuffups. Use the link at the top of the page to check your Internet Explorer browser for parasites. Plus the 10 Immutable Laws of Security.  Law #8: An out of date virus scanner is only marginally better than no virus scanner at all

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Free Software February 2, 2005 posted by

Free RSS thingy.

Abilon. Yet another free RSS reader. Isn’t Abilon that lawless town in old John Wayne movies? Or is that…?  Abilon displays headlines from RSS (Rich Site Summary – Really Simple Syndication) Channels in an easy to read format. It is small (about 500 kb), fast, and free. Adding new channels is as simple as right-clicking and entering the address of the feed.

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Free Software January 26, 2005 posted by

Plug-in, drop out.

KVR  You want lots of free audio instrument and effects plug-ins? You got ‘em. With user reviews as the marzipan icing! A community and news site for Open Standard Audio Plugins. Our mission is to supply up to date news to the VST, DirectX (DX), AudioUnits (AU) and LADSPA community in a friendly and up front manner.

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Free Software January 25, 2005 posted by

Plug and play.

The Kjaerhus Classic Series of VST plug-ins are free software effects available for anyone to download. Should work with most good music sequencers or other VST compatible progs, and save you a bundle on hardware. Nice one!  The goals were simple – make a series of VST plugins that works, feels, looks and most importantly sounds as good as a professional hardware unit. Also, keep it simple and easy to operate. In fact, anyone who knows their way around the…

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Free Software January 24, 2005 posted by


Karen’s Replicator. Pretty neat looking freeware backup utility.  Automatically backup files, directories, even entire drives! Karen’s Replicator copies selected files from one drive/folder to another. Source and Destination folders can reside anywhere on your network. Files larger than 2 GB are supported. Options include repeated copies at intervals as short as a few minutes, or as long as several months, copy only files that have changed, and the replication of file deletions. New features allow you to specify which files should…

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Free Software January 21, 2005 posted by

Word back!

The Word Backup Utility. Use this free Microsoft Word template to backup your computer. Yep you heard me, use Word as a file archiving tool. Colour me astonished! [From the very cool O’Reilly book, Word Hacks].  Use this coded Word template to backup your system. We here at MouseTrax use this system to backup our entire network, in an amazingly short time! Greg even uses this same code for enterprise network backups. Just include the directories you want backed up and provide a…

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Free Software January 18, 2005 posted by


SyncBack. Freeware backup program that offers a whole heap of features for a world beating price. I particularly like the idea of the FTP backup option.   Some of SyncBack’s many features include integration with the Windows Task Scheduler, detailed and easy to read log files in HTML format (that can be automatically emailed), simulated backups, file filters, sub-directory selection, copy verification, background backups, auto-close of programs, and more. Includes an extensive context-sensitive help file.

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Free Software January 17, 2005 posted by

Site Up.

Site Up. Pretty cool freeware for monitoring web sites to check if they’re up and running properly. Check out the XClock and ImageSite Builder progs while you’re there too.

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Free Software January 12, 2005 posted by

Malicious mellifluence.

Microsoft has released the Malicious Software Removal Tool which can be used from the website or downloaded. What a lovely, caring company.  The Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool checks Windows XP, Windows 2000, and Windows Server 2003 computers for and helps remove infections by specific, prevalent malicious software—including Blaster, Sasser, and Mydoom. When the detection and removal process is complete, the tool displays a report describing the outcome, including which, if any, malicious software was detected and removed. Microsoft will release…

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Free Software January 5, 2005 posted by

Kick it!

Quitomzilla. It’s January. Is it time to think happy thoughts? Brave thoughts? Thoughts that may turn your forefinger back to a conventional shade of skin?  Quitomzilla is a Firefox, Thunderbird and Mozilla Suite extension that aims to help you quit cigarettes while you surf the web or wait for new emails. Quitomzilla appears as a small icon in the application (browser or email client) status bar. When you pass the mouse pointer over this icon, a tooltip will be shown…

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Free Software December 21, 2004 posted by


RagTime. Actually this looks to be an exceedingly well written piece of publishing/design software. Better still, the RagTime Solo version is free for personal non-commercial use. Download it now while the offer lasts. Apple and PC.  Five reasons why you need RagTime Solo:1. You don’t want to persuade your wordprocessor or spreadsheet program to do layout any longer.2. You want to break the barriers of common wordprocessors and spreadsheet programs and handle everything on one page: Texts, pictures, spreadsheets, charts…

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Free Software December 13, 2004 posted by

Print this!

National Geographic are offering free PDFs of some of their famous photos to allow you to print off 25 x 33 inch posters at home. New posters are added each month. What nice people, and what a happy coincidence that there are adverts for HP printers and inks on the page, eh?

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Free Software December 10, 2004 posted by

I see. I think. I know.

InfoIC. Neat freeware site watcher that lets you also receive alerts when a small part of a site changes.  InfoIC – Scan websites for changes, prompts you when they change, and highlights the changes with colors. Sample: Say you want to be updated with the newest movies currently showing. Just surf to your favorite movies website, ADD it to InfoIC website tracking software, you will automatically be prompted with changes in the added page.

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Free Software December 9, 2004 posted by

Phat video.

The Turbine Video Encoder program is most excellent way of converting standard video clips to the Flash format in order to embed and play them easily on web sites. Best of all, there’s a free version to play with.  Here we see some rare footage of one of the Ferret’s closest relatives performing for an adoring polecat audience somewhere deep in the Swedish countryside. Click on the image to view.

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Category Archive

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Thu 22 Mar 2012

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Free gizmo calls.…

Tue 25 Jul 2006

‘EXTRA, EXTRA, Read all abaht it…’ - free phone calls to national and 60 international landlines (not just PC to […]

iPhone 4 Emulator for Android…

Wed 11 Aug 2010

The iPhone 4 Emulator for Android. A little innocent fun with your handset accelerometer. Are you tired of your […]

Of Thumbstacks and men...…

Tue 20 Jun 2006

Thumbstacks. Hmm…another online application, this time a Powerpoint type presentation app. OK, so it’s basic slideshow stuff, but it’s slick […]

uTIPu - record and share your screen…

Tue 05 Feb 2008

uTIPu. Haven’t quite worked out the name yet, but this new screencast maker application looks pretty neat. Download the TipCam […]

Piwik - open source web analytics software…

Mon 21 Apr 2008

Piwik is an open source web analytics package which gives website owners detailed information on their visitor stats and other […]

UndercoverXP - free CD and DVD cover…

Thu 05 Apr 2007

UndercoverXP is free CD and DVD cover maker. It also does inlays and CD labels, although it looks as though […]

Oxelon Media Converter - cool freeware gives…

Thu 15 Apr 2010

Oxelon Media Converter is a new freeware program which will let you convert all kinds of files to all kinds […]

Inkscape graphics.…

Fri 07 Oct 2005

Inkscape. A free Open Source graphics program a la CorelDraw or Freehand. Looks good. Supports EPS, JPEG, PNG, and […]

Viewer 2 - innovative free photo viewer…

Thu 17 Sep 2009

Viewer 2 is an innovative free image viewer which lets you tag, view and manipulate photos via a clever interface. […]

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 […]

iPhonesque - make your boring old cell…

Fri 12 Dec 2008

iPhonesque lets you change the user agent information of your Symbian powered cell phone’s web browser so you appear like […]

Microsoft Flight gets you off the couch…

Mon 12 Mar 2012

Microsoft is no stranger to flight simulation games. I remember sitting down in awe many many years ago to play […]

Shield Attack - you, your PC and…

Fri 26 Oct 2012

Shield Attack – you, your PC and your phone against the aliens [Freeware]
The Nintendo Wii started the mass market trend for innovative controllers on console games, followed by the Microsoft Kinect system, […]

Miro Adopt - adopt a line of…

Wed 29 Apr 2009

Miro Adopt is a brilliant scheme to help fund one of the neatest open source projects around. Miro is an […]

Ubiquity - the awesome web task engine…

Wed 17 Sep 2008

I’ve been playing with Mozilla’s new free Ubiquity plugin for Firefox and it’s fab. It basically provides instant access to […]