Posts by Category: Free Software

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Free Software November 14, 2005 posted by

Public Domain Torrents.

Public Domain Torrents. A selection of free and legal public domain movies coded in DivX available for download via BitTorrent.  Classic Movies and B-Movies Movies For FREE! PDA/SMARTPHONE/PPC versions! AND SOON IPOD VERSIONS!

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Free Software November 11, 2005 posted by

Sitehound malware fighter.

The Firetrust SiteHound Toolbar. Freeware browser plug-in that warns about potentially dodgy phishing, spyware or other malware attacks. Internet Explorer only (Firefox coming?) and you have to pay $19.95 to get all the bells and whistles, but maybe still worth a look?  With SiteHound, when you browse the Internet, you’re shown a warning page every time you go to a site which is a known scam, potentially loads viruses or spyware on to your computer, has questionable content or anything you…

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Free Software November 11, 2005 posted by

Photo restorer.

Exif Untrasher. You don’t hear of many photo undelete programs for the Apple Mac, so it’s nice to see a piece of freeware surface offering just that. Enjoy!  Have you ever deleted images from your digital camera’s memory card and needed them afterwards?…I found out how to restore the images using a hex-editor, but it turned out to be pretty tedious. This was the moment when the idea for “Exif Untrasher” was born.

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Free Software November 9, 2005 posted by


GSpot. Having trouble playing video? Then use this clever free utility which analyses the problem and tells you what you need to do to correct it. Cool tool.  Establishes what video codecs (audio and video) are required to play an AVI file. Determines whether these codecs are installed on your system. solates problems associated with these codecs. Simple operation – Basic use: “File > Open”, then read results

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Bookmark This! November 7, 2005 posted by

Open Street Map.

Open Street Map. The free wiki world map. Ambitious project at point zero right now, so don’t expect to see much on the site. But definitely worth watching/supporting, don’t you think?  OpenStreetMap is a project aimed squarely at creating and providing free geographic data such as street maps to anyone who wants them. This is because most maps you might think of as free actually have legal or technical restrictions on their use, holding back people from all walks of life…

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Free Software November 4, 2005 posted by


Blogbridge. Open Source blog and feeds organizer, designed for compulsive info junkies. Probably overkill if you only follow two sites a week. But still definitely worth a look, if only for the funky, non Open Source interface.  BlogBridge is a blog, feed and RSS aggregator for “info-junkies.” While there are other aggregators out there, BlogBridge is designed for people who are required to follow lots of feeds, not 10 or 20, but 200 or 400. You can’t read that much,…

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Free Software November 3, 2005 posted by

PIM free.

Essential PIM. It’s free, it’s a Personal Information Manager program. It’ll schedule, contact, to-do, note and speak multiple languages.   Organize your day’s tasks and events by category, priority, completion status, due date, reminder. Find your To Do’s easily using the fast and powerful search. Sort and categorize as you see fit the with easy sorting and categorizing tools. Print exactly what you see on your screen. Take your To Do list with you as you run out the door.

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Bookmark This! November 1, 2005 posted by

The Wikipedia Open Source Software entry.

The Wikipedia Open Source Software List. There’s lots here. Lots. Definitely worth a bookmark if you want to impress at your geeky dinner parties.  This is a list of open-source software packages: Computer software licensed under an open-source license. Software that fits the Free software definition may be more appropriately called free software…

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Free Software October 31, 2005 posted by

CD & DVD data cop.

ICE ECC. Worried about losing your precious CD or DVD data as the discs degrade over time? Then you might like to try this bit of freeware and see if it provides some valuable protection. Seems like a neat idea.   Did you know that a typical CD-R/DVD-R disk can hold its data intact for only a few years? ICE ECC is the perfect solution to this problem – before you store your data, protect it against corruption with ICE…

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Free Software October 28, 2005 posted by


Assassin malware fighter. Free as in ‘get off my machine, and don’t ever come skulking back.’ I haven’t had a chance to test it, so if anyone has any feedback, let us know purlease.  With the release of Assassin version 1.0.1, anyone operating a personal computer can recover a hijacked network based Windows operating system within minutes and all without rebooting or changing the system configurations. Now includes ADS detection and removal!

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Free Software October 27, 2005 posted by

Windows shortcuts to go.

FastKake. Creates a bunch of Windows shortcuts for your pleasure, doing things like shutdown, lock machine, empty recycle bin, launch programs…etc…etc.. You get the picture. If you’re lazy, you might enjoy.  FastKake will create a set of handy and useful shortcuts which will give you full control of your Windows operating system and simplify your computing life.

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Free Software October 24, 2005 posted by


Abiword. Free word processor program. Word compatibility, mail-merge, plug-ins, and wonder of wonders, a word counter. What’s not to like? Windows, Mac and Linux.  AbiWord is unique among word processors in its drive to become a fully cross-platform word processor. Our source code is carefully written so that AbiWord will run on virtually any operating system with a minimum of time spent on porting. This combined with our support for internationalization (the ability to run AbiWord in many languages) gives…

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Free Software October 20, 2005 posted by

iWay, myWay.

iPod-iWay. Use your iPod + Yahoo! Maps as a route mapper. A rather cool application for a music player, isn’t it?  iPod-iWay is a powerful step-by-step directions saving tool that will export online driving directions from results by Yahoo Maps and import them into your iPod Photo. It’s an easy solution for getting Yahoo Map directions saved and displayed onto any iPod Photo or Nano, and without the need of additional software!

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Category Archive

Tiny Clip.…

Tue 15 Nov 2005

TinyClip. A rather neat converter of long URLs to the TinyURL format. Just copy the long link to the clipboard […]

Santa Rockstar Vs Aliens [Freeware] - Get…

Thu 19 Dec 2013

Santa Rockstar Vs Aliens
On no! It's Christmas Eve and Santa Rockstar has been abducted by aliens. However will the good little boys and […]

HTTP Tunnel - break out of that…

Mon 02 Apr 2007

HTTP-Tunnel is a free tool designed to let you surf and use your Internet applications even if you are sitting […]

Game Booster - maximise your computer power…

Thu 30 Apr 2009

Game Booster is an awesome free utility that switches off unnecessary Windows background processes and programs to provide maximum performance […]

Vista Codec Package - enhance your multimedia…

Mon 05 Jan 2009

The Vista Codec Package is a standalone freeware add-on to Windows Vista which installs the codecs you need to run […]

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 […]

PicPick Image Editor - cool freeware image…

Mon 05 Apr 2010

The cool new PicPick Image Editor freeware combines a basic image tweaker with a sophisticated screen capture utility, a color […]

5 Great Free Games To Play On…

Wed 26 Sep 2012

5 Great Free Games To Play On A Rainy Day [Freeware]
With the days getting shorter and the nights drawing in, it's about time to start thinking about important stuff, like […]

Use MakeMKV to transfer your old DVDs…

Tue 15 May 2012

If you're like me, you've probably got an ageing collection of old DVD movies that are sitting on a shelf […]

WalkSafe alerts you to danger when you're…

Thu 01 Dec 2011

WalkSafe alerts you to danger when you’re on your phone
In an age where cell phones rule, people are constantly distracted by their favorite gadgets. Whether they're talking on it, […]

EVDA Anon Private Browser TOR - the…

Tue 14 Oct 2014

EVDA Anon Private Browser TOR – the perfect way to keep your browsing secure on your Android smartphone [Freeware]
Keeping your affairs private is something that's important to many people, and not just because they're doing something wrong. It […]

AppLock - stop strangers from messing with…

Mon 01 Oct 2012

AppLock – stop strangers from messing with your smartphone stuff [Freeware]
The really scary thing about having a smartphone is the fact that it rapidly becomes a crucial part of your […]

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 […]

Google Send to Phone.…

Fri 02 Dec 2005

The Google Send to Phone Firefox Extension is jolly clever, peeps. It allows you to copy, paste and send snippets […]


Mon 24 Jan 2005

Karen’s Replicator. Pretty neat looking freeware backup utility. Automatically backup files, directories, even entire drives! Karen's Replicator copies selected […]

Encrypt your Dropbox files using TrueCrypt…

Fri 22 Apr 2011

Encrypt your Dropbox files using TrueCrypt
As we pointed out yesterday, one of the most important things you can do on your computer is to run […]