Posts by Category: Free Software

Software for nuttin’.

Bookmark This! July 12, 2005 posted by

Host me torrent, Jack.

The Prodigem BitTorrent hosting service. Got big files? No, really really big files? Need to store and forward them somehow, easily and without geek hassle? Try this. Neat idea and shows just how useful BitTorrent can be. From $1.00 to $14.95 a month. Nice.  Prodigem is a content hosting service. It uses Bit Torrent peer to peer (p2p) filesharing to enable you to distribute extraordinarily large media files at an extraordinarily low cost…What is revolutionary here is that Prodigem completely…

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Free Software July 11, 2005 posted by

Free video conferencing.

Marratech-Free video conferencing software. Talk, See, Share. For free. long as you’ve got a 1.5mbps upstream capability. Windows, Mac, Linux.   Marratech-Free is for home computer users looking to move beyond basic chat and messaging. It creates a fully interactive meeting environment on your computer. Meet up with friends and enjoy real-time video with exceptional quality voice plus an interactive whiteboard. Up to five people can meet, talk, see each other and share documents or pictures and make notes. It…

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Free Software July 6, 2005 posted by

Firefox Explorer.

Firefox IE. Take one Firefox browser, skin it to look like Internet Explorer, chuck in a bunch of extensions. Make a nice cup of tea. Wait.  For those who want to keep all of the convenience of the Internet Explorer browser plus gain all the security of the Firefox browser and more, there is an alternative.

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Free Software July 4, 2005 posted by

Boot & Nuke.

Darik’s Boot & Nuke. Wipe yer nose and wipe your hard drive. Properly.  Darik’s Boot and Nuke (“DBAN”) is a self-contained boot floppy that securely wipes the hard disks of most computers. DBAN is appropriate for bulk or emergency data destruction.

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Free Software June 23, 2005 posted by

Nokia Sensor.

The Nokia Sensor service looks kind of strange. It’s apparently some kind of pick-up service for party-goers. At least we think that’s what it is, judging by the Flash demo.   * Spontaneous social circles * Your portable personality * Instant communities and networks * Free to download, free to use * Free file sharing

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Free Software June 20, 2005 posted by

At your command.

SlickRun. Free floating command line utility. Set up some aliases, type ‘em in and get instant action. Kind of like a hotkey utility but without the hotkeys.  SlickRun is designed to be far more intuitive than “hotkey” programs– You shouldn’t have to keep an awkward mental list of hotkeys for launching your favorite programs. Instead, just type whatever’s most natural for you to remember; with auto-completion, you’ll rarely type more than 2 or 3 characters anyway. Studies have shown that…

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Free Software June 17, 2005 posted by

PDF reader.

Foxit PDF Reader for Windows. At last, at last, at last! A small, free, PDF file reader which works. Fast boot be praised!  Foxit PDF Reader is small (the download size less than 1MB), so you can download it quickly. It doesn’t need any lengthy installation, so you can start to run it as soon as you can download it. And it starts up immediately, so you don’t need to wait the annoying “Welcome” screen to disappear. Foxit PDF Reader…

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Free Software June 17, 2005 posted by

Share the love.

AllPeers. Yes yes, we know we’ve done rather a lot of photo sharing services lately [too blooming many – Ed], but is it our fault that the world and his camera has gone all digitaphilic? Sheesh! Anyhoo, this one is recommended by Ferrety reader Rob, so we’ll go with it OK? It’s a free P2P photo sharing service. Did we mention that?  Like most modern P2P networks, AllPeers Network is multitiered, with certain clients acting as hubs that link together the…

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Free Software June 16, 2005 posted by

Video Skype.

So what do two ladies sitting on top of a city building have to do with video software? Tshaw, whatever. Here’s vSkype. Yep video chat for Skype. Three major nice bits. 1) It’s full video conferencing for multiple participants. Coooool! 2) It integrates completely into Skype (e.g. a video menu and everything). 3) Shares desktops too. Free download and beta.  Getting started is simple. Just connect a camera, download our free vSkype plug-in, and invite up to 200 buddies to…

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cool tech June 14, 2005 posted by

Photos a go go.

The good folk at are now offering an instant mobile phone photo upload service. Snap and send for instant display. These techs are cool, we need more of them. Also worth looking at the FlexWindow service. Free for personal use.

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Free Software June 13, 2005 posted by

Free business cards.

The PC Man free Business Card Creator. Online fun, but watch out for the ferocious pop-ups. Oh and apparently you need Internet Explorer 5+. So yeah, the results are cheesy, but have you seen better from those machines in the mall?  Freeware online business card creator, create then print your own cards here! Your can use your own image or one of ours, select the typeface and text color you can even choose backgrounds for your cards. Please feel free…

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Free Software May 26, 2005 posted by

Content Spring

Content Spring. The Web and Word, together forever. Free for non-commercial use with up to 5 directories.   Use ContentSpring to save a Document directly from Word to your Website/Intranet, as easy as printing one. The ContentSpring application processes the Documents turning them into useful web content, by: adding the Document’s content to a template creating a web page, adds a link to the web page in a Directory web page and finally up/down-loads; all automatically. Have any number of…

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Free Software May 23, 2005 posted by


Firetune. Billed as the world’s first ‘automated optimizer for Firefox’. Well I’ve tried it and it didn’t seem to break anything. Can’t say it’s had a massive impact on the Ferret browsing experience though. But hey, it’s free and YMMV anyway. Anyone with more detailed info shout it out in the comments.

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Category Archive

MonPwr - freeware turns your monitor off…

Fri 27 Aug 2010

MonPwr is a small freeware utility that lets you switch off your Windows laptop or desktop monitor with a click. […]

Video Flip and Rotate - free video…

Fri 21 Mar 2008

t Video Flip and Rotate. Nice little freeware tool that helps you beat the rotated video blues you get when using […]

Truemessenger – stop text spam with this…

Fri 31 Jul 2015

Truemessenger – stop text spam with this app [FREEWARE]
The thing about text messages is, if you don’t have the number saved to your phone, you have no idea […]

Perfect Effects 8 Free - free photo…

Tue 30 Sep 2014

Perfect Effects 8 Free – free photo effects turn you into an image editing pro [Freeware]
The rise and rise of digital photography has really blown up the editing software market, so there's no shortage of […]

Text Mining Tool - cool free tool…

Thu 17 Jan 2008

Text Mining Tool. Vitaliy sends me notice of his new freeware product which quickly and easily grabs the text from […]

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]
We reviewed the rather fine social community a while back, and if you remember we were rather impressed by […]

We The Lobby uses crowdfunding to lobby…

Mon 23 Jan 2012

We The Lobby uses crowdfunding to lobby for non-corporate causes [Daily Freeware]
During the last few months, and especially in recent weeks there has been a lot of talk about SOPA and […]

Scrambls turns your browser into a cool…

Thu 26 Apr 2012

Do you remember when you were small, and you invented your own private language so you and your best friend […]

BumpTop - new 3D desktop for Windows…

Thu 09 Apr 2009

Tired of your old Windows desktop? Then why not try out BumpTop, a freeware desktop replacement which gives you full-on […]

Spider Player - yet another free Internet…

Tue 06 Apr 2010

The Spider Player freeware program is an MP3 player, Internet radio recorder and CD ripper in one. The software comes […]

DoNotSpy - worried about your Windows 10…

Fri 07 Aug 2015

DoNotSpy – worried about your Windows 10 privacy? Well stay away from this grubby piece of freeware [Freeware]
The massive update process behind Microsoft's Windows 10 rolls on, with over 60 million installs so far and counting. This […]

Waze - crowdsourced GPS navigation promises lots…

Thu 07 Oct 2010

Waze is an awesome new free GPS navigation service which promises to radically improve the road travel experience in a […]

Merlin Bird ID App – was that…

Tue 30 Jun 2015

Merlin Bird ID App – was that a crow or a blackbird? There’s an app for that [FREEWARE]
Ever seen a bird and wondered what it was? You probably know the major species but some of the little […]

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, […]

Mosquito Ringtone - a free ringtone the…

Thu 09 Jul 2009

Download the free Mosquito Ringtone if you’re young, fresh and have a set of good ears. Once it’s installed on […]

Would being paid for each visit make…

Wed 11 Jan 2012

Would being paid for each visit make you more likely to hit the gym?
If you work a job that requires you to sit at a desk for the better part of your day, […]