Posts by Category: Free Software

Software for nuttin’.

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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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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Category Archive

TabMinder and LeechBlock stop you wasting time…

Fri 04 May 2012

Here's the thing. I never waste time on websites when I should be working. No really. I never dawdle over […]

Flashnote - awesome instant notepad freeware…

Thu 05 Aug 2010

Flashnote is an excellent and free instant note taker program which lets you write notes in less time than it […]

AndrOpen Office - world's first port of…

Thu 23 Jan 2014

AndrOpen Office – world’s first port of the Open Office suite to Android…so close…. [Freeware]
Regular readers will know how fanatical we are about LibreOffice as a great open source alternative to the grossly over-priced […]


Thu 20 Apr 2006

Xplorer. Multi-tabbed file manager for Windows. Lots of tabs, zero price. Nice equation. XPlorer is a substitute for the […]

Easy Read.…

Fri 09 Sep 2005

Easy Read. Free software utility lets you zoom websites to match your eyesight requirements. Neat. If you're frustrated at […]

Kids Web Menu - free children's web…

Wed 05 Mar 2008

Kids Web Menu. Simple and easy to use children’s web browser offers safe customised surfing for tiny tots. You select […]

Space – tell your app addiction “It’s…

Fri 16 Jun 2017

Space – tell your app addiction “It’s not you, it’s me”
Do you check your smartphone a lot? Sometimes pick it up when there’s not even a notification “just to see?” […]

Bloom FM - 22 million tracks that…

Mon 23 Sep 2013

Bloom FM – 22 million tracks that you can borrow and return [Freeware]
There's no shortage of free music streaming services around, led by the mighty Spotify and Pandora of course. Nowadays though, […]

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. […]

QuickForget allows you to send anonymous self-destructing…

Tue 26 Jul 2011

QuickForget allows you to send anonymous self-destructing messages
When I was a kid, I loved to watch Inspector Gadget. He had some pretty cool stuff built right into […]

Text Mining Tool - cool free tool…

Thu 17 Jan 2008

Text Mining Tool. Vitaliy sends me notice of his new freeware product which quickly and easily grabs the text from […]

Imgares - cool free image processor is…

Tue 01 Jul 2008

Imgares is a small free image processor which comes with some very cool features. First up, it’s fast. Very fast. […]

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 […]

Nero 9 - Ubiquitous burning software now…

Wed 05 Aug 2009

I've never bought a copy of Nero, it's always been included with CD and DVD burners that I've purchased. Well […]

SoundBible - 1000s of free sound effects…

Fri 02 Apr 2010

SoundBible is a great source of thousands of free sound effects covering everything from dogs barking to kids playing. It’s […]

Notepad X - awesome little freeware text…

Tue 24 Aug 2010

Notepad X is a super cool Windows freeware text editor which supports tabs and plugins. You can modify shortcut keys, […]