Posts by Category: Free Software

Software for nuttin’.

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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Free Software December 8, 2004 posted by


Duper. Kind of useful freeware for locating duplicate files like digital photos methinks.  Duper scans directories for identical files, allows you to easily locate and delete duplicates wasting hard disk space. The latest version is 20041011 (revision 296). The philosophy behind Duper is to be fast, free and small…Duper first scans all file sizes. If any two file sizes are identical, an MD5 sum is computed for each file and then used to determine if they are identical. After scanning, it…

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but is it art? December 7, 2004 posted by

Images galore.

Yet more free photo sites. and StockVault. Well, I think it’s fairly safe to say that the world is never going to be short of a free image or two again. Much more interesting, though, is the ArtBitz site, which offers real live illustrations for very reasonable prices. Super hand drawn clipart if you will, like the fabbo surf scene above. It’s a small collection right now, but still worth a look. 

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Free Software December 7, 2004 posted by


Nullsoft Beep. Very silly freeware! But arf to you all!  Nullsoft Beep is an application that makes your computer sound like computers sound in the movies. It requires Windows 95 or later with DirectX 3 or later.

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Free Software December 6, 2004 posted by

Debtor dilemma.

Credit Card Math. Interesting bit of freeware that opens up the whole credit card debt can of worms. You may want to be sitting down with a warm cup of slosh before starting it up though, eh? I wonder if Mr Plastic could do with this? 1497 credit cards? Good grief man, get a grip!  Credit Card Math will give you the knowledge you need to get yourself out of debt fast, save money and beat credit card issuers at their own game….

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Free Software December 3, 2004 posted by

Unknown known.

Unknown Devices. Pretty useful Windows freeware tool if you ever come up against one of the dreaded, ‘Windows cannot install the driver for this device’ type messages.  Unknown Devices helps you find what those unknown devices in Device Manager really are. By checking Device Manager for unknown devices and extracting information from it, this program attempts to figure out what the device is. You might not have to open your case or look up random numbers off of PCI cards…

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Free Software June 6, 2002 posted by

Trash Killer

Trash Killer is a freeware space shooter game a bit like Asteroids, except with spiffy graphics. It looks nice, is a relatively small download and has a great price sticker. [via Chris Pirillo]

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Free Software May 13, 2002 posted by

Footy fever!

Well it’s almost time once again for the frenetic football thrash they call the World Cup and for those who want to get more involved this year I highly recommend Nigel Thomas’ Ltrack program. It’s a little Windows freeware package which lets you track all the goings on in a football competition, including player and team statistics, league and ladder fixtures and even referee performance. The program sports a veritable host of reporting and graphing capabilities and really is an…

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Category Archive

10 Killer Firefox Extensions - nice useful…

Mon 17 Mar 2008

10 Killer Firefox Extensions (that you probably don’t know about). Interesting list, and indeed most are new. The one that […]

Deluge P2P client - new nice looking…

Mon 26 Jan 2009

Deluge is a new open source cross platform BitTorrent client which sports the kind of nice clean user interface that […]

Open Clip Art Library - public domain…

Wed 06 Feb 2008

The Open Clip Art Library contains over 6000 new and 7000 archived pieces of clip art for your delight and […]

CleanHaven - the ultimate text cleanup freeware…

Tue 28 Sep 2010

CleanHaven is the ultimate text cleanup freeware program. Most programs of this type will cope with one or two functions, […]

Panda USB Vaccine - stop malware attacking…

Mon 30 Mar 2009

Panda USB Vaccine is a free software utility designed to disable autorun from a USB key/drive and so protect against […]


Tue 12 Sep 2006

Lister. Cool bit of freeware that auto-scans your computer and creates an HTML or XML list of your media. Sorted […]

Responding Heads - control your computer with…

Fri 10 Oct 2008

Responding Heads is a freeware voice control utility that gives you total control over your computer purely through the power […]

Foraday – plan your whole day with…

Thu 13 Jul 2017

Foraday – plan your whole day with this app
Sometimes you just have to slide your one extra thing in your very normal day so just tossing a reminder […]

Crayon Physics - oooooooooh!…

Wed 12 Mar 2008

Crayon Physics. Petri Purho’s innovative game prototype is so much fun that it’s…well…beyond. There’s a full-on commercial version called Crayon […]

Everything Search - the fastest desktop search…

Thu 26 Mar 2009

Everything Search is a superb freeware desktop search tool which combines a blindingly fast indexing engine with a super swift […]

Money Manager Ex - free open source…

Fri 05 Jun 2009

Money Manager Ex is a free personal finance program to rival Microsoft Money or Quicken. It comes with all the […]


Fri 12 Aug 2005

Phonifier. Dennis sends me news that Phonifier is now Open Source. What is it, I hear you ask impatiently. Well, […]

Hooks – all your alerts in one…

Mon 20 Jul 2015

Hooks – all your alerts in one place [FREEWARE]
Do you ever worry about missing something? Maybe like a kid you fight sleep just so you don’t miss something […]

Word Lens - awesome translation app for…

Mon 19 May 2014

Word Lens – awesome translation app for iOS and Android is now free, and part of Google [Freeware]
Word just in says that Google has bought Word Lens, the ultra clever app for Apple and Android, which lets […]

Poynt is an all-in-one search app for…

Wed 12 Oct 2011

Poynt is an all-in-one search app for your phone
Our smartphones can perform a variety of functions, provided we have the right apps. You've got one for finding movie […]

Jotti's malware scan - one online virus…

Tue 20 Oct 2009

Jotti’s malware scan – one online virus scanner to rule them all
Here at the Ferret we don't like malware. But scanning for it can be a mite tedious when you're just […]