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Software for nuttin’.

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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Free Software May 11, 2002 posted by


Zoom is a neat little desktop magnifier for the Windows operating system. It could be useful if you find yourself wishing you could magnify an on-screen map, graphic or other less-than-clear element. Freeware. [via MajorGeeks]

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Free Software February 26, 2002 posted by

A couple of nice little utilities for MP3 users from Mpesch3. 1by1 is a quick and dirty and very tiny (19K) playlist player. Just fire it up, point it at your directory (or even a whole disk) and it will play the MP3s. It even has an audio enhancer. ‘Triffic, this is destined to become my standard player as I’m tired of bloatware. Is this the smallest MP3 player ever? MP3DirectCut is an MP3 manipulation utility. You can use it…

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Category Archive

YoYo Games - an online game making…

Wed 03 Sep 2008

YoYo Games – an online game making community
Nigel first blogged about Game Maker , the free game designing software, way back in 2003. Well a lot has […]

Awesome Duplicate Photo Finder - superb freeware…

Fri 21 Jan 2011

We've all got duplicate photos on our hard drives right? Right? Part edited images, sloppily copied images, leftovers from one […]

Extension FM - awesome Chrome extension automatically…

Fri 16 Jul 2010

Well it had to happen. The Google Chrome web browser looks like it's just received its killer extension, the one […]

EssentialPIM Portable - freeware lets you carry…

Thu 31 Dec 2009

This free EssentialPIM program is proof that even in this web-centric day and age people still enjoy using good old […]

Pocket lets you read, watch, and explore…

Mon 21 Jul 2014

Pocket lets you read, watch, and explore the web when you’ve got time to spare [Freeware]
Am I the only one who reads long form articles any more? I suspect not, and I guess also that […]

FoxTorrent - BitTorrent in the browser…

Tue 01 May 2007

FoxTorrent. New Firefox extension gives you BitTorrent straight from the browser. Just navigate to your nearest friendly torrent link and […]

CD & DVD data cop.…

Mon 31 Oct 2005

ICE ECC. Worried about losing your precious CD or DVD data as the discs degrade over time? Then you might […]

OneTab for Google Chrome - One tab…

Tue 21 Jan 2014

OneTab for Google Chrome
We remember a day when browsers didn't have tabs. If you wanted to visit two sites at once, you had […]

Print this!…

Mon 13 Dec 2004

National Geographic are offering free PDFs of some of their famous photos to allow you to print off 25 x 33 […]

My Lockbox - freeware program hides and…

Tue 03 Mar 2009

My Lockbox is a freeware program which allows you to password protect and hide any folder on your Windows computer. […]

3 Ways to Avoid TV Spoilers on…

Mon 17 Feb 2014

3 Ways to Avoid Spoilers on Social Media
Social media is a great way to unite fans of various forms of entertainment from all over the world. Unfortunately, fans […]

Share and peer.…

Wed 11 May 2005

Folder Share. Your files anywhere. But not on top of that stupid rock, I bet. Anyhoo, there’s a free basic […]

Ammyy Admin - freeware gives you control…

Wed 19 Aug 2009

Ammyy Admin is a freeware VPN program which gives you control over a remote computer easily and quickly. Just install the […]

Classic Windows Start Menu - freeware returns…

Thu 12 Aug 2010

Classic Windows Start Menu is a freeware program which converts your Windows 7 or Vista installation back to a nice […]

Mixbit - new app from the YouTube…

Fri 15 Nov 2013

Mixbit – new app from the YouTube founders is designed to let you edit phone videos together
Apps like Vine and Video on Instagram have proved that people really seem to enjoy taking quick snippets of video […] - freeware translation program covers 38…

Thu 17 Jul 2008 is a free translation program which offers up 38 languages from 35 translation services including Google, Yahoo! Babelfish, Systran […]