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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 fotopic.net 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.

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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cool tech May 11, 2005 posted by

Share and peer.

Folder Share. Your files anywhere. But not on top of that stupid rock, I bet. Anyhoo, there’s a free basic plan and a subscription one with more features. Looks neato. [Thanks to Rob for the pointer.]  FolderShare allows you to create a private peer-to-peer network that will help you to synchronize files across multiple devices and access or share files with colleagues and friends. You no longer need to send large files via email, burn them to CDs/DVDs and mail…


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Bookmark This! May 10, 2005 posted by

Kowabunga!

Kapanga. A voice over IP program with a couple of interesting features. To whit – video/audio recording and fax send/receive. The authors appear to be a little unsure whether it’s freeware or shareware, what the price is, or when the full product is going to be released due to some ‘licensing issues. Still, worth watching methinks.  In addition to placing calls or establishing videoconferencing, Kapanga enables you to send and receive faxes. When in auto-answer mode, Kapanga can also receive faxes…


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