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Free Software October 12, 2005 posted by

Search Fox.

SearchFox. A free beta bookmark/favourites management toolbar. With sharing and swish search and there’s also an RSS feed in there somewhere, although I don’t think it’s integrated. I’m a Powermarks fan, so not sure if this adds any value to my life (apart from the free bit of course).  Our BETA product lets you tag web favorites with your own words so you can get back to them. It also lets you find what people you trust find useful, valuable, and…

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Free Software October 10, 2005 posted by


FasterFox. Speed up your Firefox browser by tweaking settings. Installs into Firefox Options if you can’t find it. I didn’t actually notice any difference at all under the optimized setting, but got a 25% uplift on the Turbo-Charged.  

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Free Software October 7, 2005 posted by

Virtual Parrot screensaver.

The Virtual Parrot Screensaver. An animated 3D parrot screensaver that remembers what it hears and repeats it back to you at random intervals. Hoot!  ‘Vina’ can remembers whatever it hears and will say out later with funny voice. You can teach Vina to talk with the voices you want, to remember and say out whatever you want. You also can teach Vina what to remember and what not. You can change background where you want Vina to be at. And…

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Free Software October 7, 2005 posted by

Inkscape graphics.

Inkscape. A free Open Source graphics program a la CorelDraw or Freehand. Looks good. Supports  EPS, JPEG, PNG, and TIFF. Oooh, acronym city!  Inkscape is an open source drawing application similar to Adobe Illustrator, Corel Draw, Freehand, or Xara X. What sets Inkscape apart is its use of Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG), an open XML-based [W3C] standard, as the native format…While Inkscape does not have all the features of the market leading proprietary software, the latest versions provide for a…

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Free Software October 6, 2005 posted by

PSP Casting.

 PSP Video 9. Free software for converting your DVDs to PSP format for mobile playing fun. Or PSP Movie Creator, super simple one click conversion for $34.99. Or PSP X Studio, video conversion, web browser and game emulation in one box for $39.95. Yes, I think we can clearly see that there’s some kind of market building here.  PSP X Studio Includes The Following Emulators: * Gameboy / Gameboy Color * NeoCD * Super Nintendo * Sega Genesis * Neo Geo…

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Free Software October 6, 2005 posted by

The terabyte mailbox.

So both and offer free 1 terabyte email services, eh? Hmm…clever marketing, genuine altruism or common sense ahead of its time? Your call.  We have been asked why we would do such a thing. The answer is simple to help people store large amounts of information in a safe and secure environment. We live in a world where natural and un-natural events take place, that can destroy homes or offices, when that happens many people loose all of their…

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Free Software October 5, 2005 posted by

Gooey mail?

Goowy (re – for rich experience) gets the Ferret award for this month’s most inventive…ahem…name. Apparently it’s an online email (100MB), calendaring and contact manager service. For free. Mmm…not sure that the world needs yet another one of these shared life things. Or if it does, it really should be as uber cool as Ning, methinks. And yes, I hate myself for loving the Ning concept, because it’s going to become just so darned trendy! Shame on you Marc Andreessen….

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Free Software October 4, 2005 posted by

MP3 Radio.

MP3 Radio. Freeware MP3 software that talks to you. Works as an alarm clock. And stuff. Check it out and make sure to leave your PC on overnight, eh?  With MP3 Radio, you tell the DJ what songs to play. You tell him what public service announcements to read. The DJ will even keep you up-to-date on the latest news headlines and current weather conditions. MP3 Radio turns your PC into a very serious Alarm clock radio. It even has…

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Free Software September 30, 2005 posted by

Mailwasher Free.

Mailwasher Free. The free version of the veteran anti-spam program Mailwasher is back. I have to say that I’m noticing a significant – repeat significant – reduction in spam reaching my inbox. In fact 10 days ago I uninstalled Spam Inspector from my machine because it had become superfluous. Hotmail and my four main ISP accounts together are now delivering a mere handful of spam messages each day. The flipside is that one of my main ISP accounts is now…

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Free Software September 29, 2005 posted by

DivX free for today only.

DivX has just announced that they’re giving away their DivX Create bundle for Windows for free for today only as an anniversary gift. Pass it on! It’s not worth a huge amount ($19.99) but it’s a pretty cool way to convert your movies to the hottest compressed format on the planet.   * Convert nearly any video to a DivX video file * Create videos with advanced interactive features * Playback all DivX video files including video-on-demand titles

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Free Software September 28, 2005 posted by

ShortKeys Lite.

ShortKeys Lite. Neat little text macro software, add in your chosen short key command (e.g. #a) and out pops your stored text, for instance your address. Very useful. The free version allows for 15 short keys to be set up. The $19.95 version is unlimited.  Automate tedious and repetitive typing. Reduce errors. Type a few characters and ShortKeys will replace them with up to 3000 keystrokes. You will be amazed how much time ShortKeys will save.

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Free Software September 26, 2005 posted by

Deep Burner.

Deep Burner. Free and very useful CD burning software. I’m so fed up with progs like Nero which can’t even do a simple thing like burn a bootable DS Linux CD without pfaffing about for hours working out the interface. Try this instead.

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Free Software September 23, 2005 posted by

Free Hotspots. Free WiFi hotspots across Europe and the world, it says here. Starting up next week. Apparently. Advertising sponsored. Probably.  We will be providing free wireless Internet access at the Networking Lounge area during Ad:Tech in London this year. Drop by, check your e-mail and learn more about our exciting new network. is building a network of FREE HotSpot locations throughout Europe and around the world. Our partners include cafés, hotels, pubs, restaurants, retail centres and transit centres.

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Free Software September 22, 2005 posted by


Firepuddle. BitTorrent P2P downloading for Firefox. Very Alpha and only for Firefox 1.5 beta. Caveat!  This a HIGHLY EXPERIMENTAL release which may crash and no doubt contains a few bugs. The purpose of this release is to demonstrate the progress of this project. It should not be used for any important downloads! If you are unsure, please wait till the beta releases.

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Free Software September 21, 2005 posted by

Google Desktop Beta.

Google Desktop Beta. Just installed this. Hate to sound like Google fan-boy, but it’s good. Integration – 9/10 (disappears into the desktop interface nicely) Usefulness – 7/10 (still trying to work out if it’s *that* useful) Speed – 7/10 (indexing kind of sluggish, no impact on day to day working though) Compatibility – 6/1 (breaks some stuff – see below – but seems OK) Community – 8/10 (plug-ins good) Comments: Breaks TruImage, needs more upfront explanation of the various desktop panel options, but the integrated desktop and web…

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Category Archive

Cool Firefox extensions - Split Browser and…

Fri 16 Feb 2007

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Device Doctor - free Windows program keeps…

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uTodo - free to-do software makes your…

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Portable Ubuntu for Windows - run Linux…

Tue 07 Apr 2009

Portable Ubuntu for Windows is a free version of Ubuntu Linux that runs in a Window on your Windows machine. […]

EA Sims Online goes free of charge…

Wed 27 Feb 2008

Sims Online Free. Ooh, Electronic Arts has released a free version of the classic Sims Online game. If you’ve been […]

List Numberer - freeware brings order to…

Wed 30 Mar 2011

List Numberer is a small freeware program which takes an ordinary list of items and automatically adds sequential numbers to […]

Cinematheca - freeware lets you manage your…

Tue 27 Jan 2009

Cinematheca is a neat hybrid freeware and web application which lets you manage your movie collection. What makes it different […]

JD Voice Mail - send voice messages…

Tue 07 Aug 2007

JD VoiceMail. Send voice messages via email to anyone you like with this free program. They’ll thank you for it, […]

Use MakeMKV to transfer your old DVDs…

Tue 15 May 2012

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I see. I think. I know.…

Fri 10 Dec 2004

InfoIC. Neat freeware site watcher that lets you also receive alerts when a small part of a site changes. InfoIC […]

15 Best Websites for Free E-Books…

Wed 16 Mar 2011

Here's a nice list of 15 Best Websites for Free E-Books which is definitely worth a look. Don't expect to […]

Sauerbraten Game Engine - build your own…

Mon 30 Jun 2008

Sauerbraten / Cube 2 Game Engine. You’ve got a computer game idea burning in your breast. You’ve been looking for […]

ZoneAlarm Free AntiVirus + Firewall protects your…

Thu 10 May 2012

Way back in the day ZoneAlarm set the computer security world alight with a cool, very powerful personal firewall product […]

SuperCopier - leaves Windows copy behind…

Thu 27 Aug 2009

SuperCopier is a free Windows copy replacement utility that allows you to manage a large or complex copy thread, file-by-file […]

XooLoo – this trio of apps will…

Mon 13 Feb 2017

XooLoo – this trio of apps will teach your kids good digital time management
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Mon 05 Dec 2005

Tonepimp. 17,000 free ringtones available for download. this legal? You've come to the right place. We have free […]