Posts by Category: Free Software

Software for nuttin’.

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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Category Archive

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Scrambls turns your browser into a cool…

Thu 26 Apr 2012

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PIM free.…

Thu 03 Nov 2005

Essential PIM. It’s free, it’s a Personal Information Manager program. It’ll schedule, contact, to-do, note and speak multiple languages. […]

Announcing the Hubski Comments WordPress Plugin -…

Mon 16 Sep 2013

Announcing the Hubski Comments WordPress Plugin – a cool way to bring the thoughtful web to your blog [Freeware]
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Spyware finder.…

Mon 22 Aug 2005

Webroot Spy Audit is a free online scanner that checks your PC for spyware. Quick and dirty checker for you, […]

ShopSavvy – scan in the store to…

Wed 11 Nov 2015

ShopSavvy – scan in the store to save some money [FREEWARE]
Love it or hate it, shopping is a fairly unavoidable part of modern society. Even if you’re only shopping for […]

Supportime puts a live technical support person…

Thu 06 Dec 2012

Supportime puts a live technical support person in your Android phone [Freeware]
Smartphones are great until they stop working, at which point they're not. Great. Apart from the obvious physical damage they […]

Giveaway of the Day - software, for…

Wed 22 Nov 2006

Giveaway of the Day. Nice idea. Every day the site offers a free download of a commercial software program. Kind […]

OEView - free Outlook Express message viewer…

Wed 01 Aug 2007

OEView is a free Outlook Express message viewer. Nice for fast and simple browsing of large message databases. As well […]

90+ Free Stock Photo Websites - free…

Tue 02 Aug 2011

This comprehensive listing of 90+ Free Stock Photo Websites really does cover most of the available free image services out […]

DVD Slideshow GUI - freeware lets you…

Thu 25 Nov 2010

DVD Slideshow GUI is a freeware program which is designed to let you create slideshows of your photos on DVD. […]

Skype launches video calls for iPhone, doesn't…

Thu 30 Dec 2010

Skype launches video calls for iPhone, doesn’t limit you to a WiFi connection
As we suspected, Skype has added video call capabilities to the iPhone. What we didn't expect was for it to […]

Calibre eBook management - cross platform freeware…

Tue 31 Mar 2009

Calibre is an open source eBook management program which lets you manage, convert and read ebooks on your PC, Mac […]

iTunes Sync and pPod - a little…

Thu 21 Jun 2007

Want to replicate the whole iPod experience without actually having to own one? Then download and install pPod as the […]

Apple's App Store now open for business…

Fri 07 Jan 2011

Apple’s App Store now open for business
If you're a Mac user, then you may want to grab that latest software update for OSX. As long as […]