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Free Software November 17, 2016 posted by

Media Bias/Fact Check Add-On – check this before you hit share

After the election, there’s been a lot of talk about the media in America. People are questioning bias, discussing the issues with fake news sites and generally bringing to light the issues with online media today. Which is great! Not everyone is great at recognizing bias or fake news but not to worry, there’s a Chrome, and soon Firefox, add on for that. Media Bias/Fact Check Icon is the add on that lets you know if a news source is…


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Media Bias/Fact Check Add-On – check this before you hit share
Free Software November 3, 2016 posted by

NaNoWriMo – five apps and gadgets to get you through the month

It’s November and I’m sure some of our readers are taking part in that time-honored tradition of National Novel Writing Month. Whether this is your first time or just the first time you’ve committed to conquering the 50K word goals, here are some apps and web sources to keep you on track and producing.


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NaNoWriMo – five apps and gadgets to get you through the month
Free Software November 1, 2016 posted by

AroundMe – this app will help you find where to eat dinner or go for some entertainment

You’re in a new place and you need to find someplace to eat or an urgent care facility. So you pull out your smartphone. You could go with Google Maps and see what that pulls up or you can check out AroundMe and find out what’s around you.


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AroundMe – this app will help you find where to eat dinner or go for some entertainment
Free Software October 24, 2016 posted by

EasilyDo – get a better handle on your life with this PA for your phone

Ever feel like you need a personal assistant to just make it through your life? Well, it’s lucky for you that you exist in a time of smartphones. You can turn your device into a little PA with the EasilyDo app. Sure it can’t pick up your dry cleaning but it can remind you that you have dry cleaning to pick up.


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EasilyDo – get a better handle on your life with this PA for your phone
Free Software October 19, 2016 posted by

Dark Sky – never let the weather catch you by surprise again with this app

There’s nothing worse than planning for a sunny day only to be beset by rain halfway through. Or canceling plans because it’s supposed to rain during the time you need sun and then the sky remains spotless. Dark Sky is the hyper local, up to the minute weather forecast that will hopefully keep this from happening to you.


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Dark Sky – never let the weather catch you by surprise again with this app

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FlicFlac Audio Converter - tiny program quickly…

Fri 02 Nov 2012

FlicFlac Audio Converter – tiny program quickly converts your audio files [Freeware]
We love freeware programs here on the Ferret, but more than that even, we love teeny tiny freeware programs. Specifically […]

Battery Optimizer transforms your laptop battery life…

Tue 07 Aug 2012

Battery Optimizer transforms your laptop battery life [Freeware]
If you use a portable product chances are that your number one gripe revolves around battery life. And if you're […]

Light Flow Lite – you tell your…

Mon 18 Jul 2016

Light Flow Lite – you tell your phone how you want your notification lights
If you have a smartphone then you’ve probably noticed that you get a little notification light whenever you have a […]

Lie Detector - your phone as a…

Thu 09 May 2013

Lie Detector – your phone as a truth telling prank master
There's no shortage of ways to have fun with your phone, but most of them are solitary pursuits, involving games […]

Karen's Alarm Clock - turn your laptop…

Wed 19 Nov 2008

Karen’s Alarm Clock is basic, yes, utilitarian almost. But look closer and you’ll see that it is a pretty useful […]

Image Mirror.…

Wed 31 May 2006

ImageMirror.com. Stark, simple and effective – single image upload and storage on demand. No sign-in, passwords, accounts, money. Simply upload an […]

LibreOffice 4.0 is now available, so why…

Tue 12 Mar 2013

LibreOffice 4.0 is now available, so why on earth are you still using Microsoft Office? [Freeware]
I'm absolutely astounded by the number of people who still insist on spending large sums of money to buy or […]

Picasa now lets you store more files,…

Mon 28 Feb 2011

Picasa now lets you store more files, for free
In a time where companies are starting to limit how much you're able to store in the cloud, one provider […]

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 […]

Quik – find the best moments from…

Thu 05 Jan 2017

Quik – find the best moments from your videos with this app
Videos are worth 1000 words, it used to be pictures but it’s 2017 now and we need to upgrade our […]

SpaceSniffer - identify the space hogs on…

Tue 18 Aug 2009

SpaceSniffer is a clever little freeware program which scans your hard disk and gives you a graphical representation of what […]

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, […]

AndroidLost - if you're serious about the…

Tue 09 Jul 2013

AndroidLost – if you’re serious about the security of your Android smartphone and data you will install this NOW [Freeware]
If only smartphones weren't so easy to lose. But they are, and it's a growing problem. Around $2.5 billion worth […]

Watch YouTube clips without your web browser…

Fri 24 Feb 2012

Watch YouTube clips without your web browser [Daily Freeware]
When you want to listen to a specific song that you don't own, what do you generally do? Pirating the […]

Easy Poster Printer - freeware lets you…

Fri 25 Jun 2010

Easy Poster Printer lets you print out large posters from your digital camera photos. Your maximum size is 20m x […]

The Amazing Webpage Emailer.…

Wed 15 Feb 2006

The Amazing Webpage Emailer. Very neat toolbar which lets you email a web page, without the adverts and rubbish, with […]