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

Free PDF to Word Converter - freeware…

Wed 29 Jul 2009

Free PDF to Word Converter is a freeware program for…guess what…converting PDF documents to Microsoft Word format. What more is […]


Fri 03 Feb 2006

The iOpus Private Internet Gateway (iPig). At last, something with an i in it that’s got absolutely nothing to do […]

TunesUp for Skype - share you music…

Fri 19 Oct 2007

TunesUp is a software MP3 player plugin for Skype that lets you share your music with your friends while you […]

Am I Going Down – the app…

Thu 29 Jan 2015

Am I Going Down – the app meant to help you get over your flying fears [FREEWARE]
Are you afraid to fly? This is a common fear. Everyone has probably already told you that it is extremely […]

Place free phone calls from Gmail to…

Tue 21 Dec 2010

Place free phone calls from Gmail to the US and Canada through the end of 2011
In case you missed it, Google announced a feature in Gmail earlier this year that allowed you to place phone […]

Free software teaches you to read lips…

Mon 17 Jan 2011

Free software teaches you to read lips
Have you ever wanted to master the art of reading lips? Most of us that are fortunate enough to not […]

FastRawViewer - now you can shoot photos…

Fri 03 Oct 2014

FastRawViewer – now you can shoot photos at the highest definition possible and still get to browse them easily [Freeware]
It's a pretty well known fact that if you want to capture the best photos you can with your fancy […]

Use JuiceDefender to extend the battery life…

Wed 22 Jun 2011

Use JuiceDefender to extend the battery life of your Android device
Keeping your smartphone alive throughout the day can be a challenging task. Some phones perform better than others, plus your […]

Roadkil's Unstoppable Copier - freeware recovers files…

Fri 17 Sep 2010

Roadkil's Unstoppable Copier is an improbably named freeware program which promises to retrieve data from broken CDs or DVDs. Got […]

Use IOGraph to make art based on…

Fri 26 Aug 2011

Use IOGraph to make art based on your mouse movements
Art comes in many forms. Some people paint landscapes, some carve into stone, and others just move their mouse. No, […]

First Aid by British Red Cross is…

Mon 17 Sep 2012

First Aid by British Red Cross is the smartphone app that could save a life [Freeware]
One of the awesomest things about teh smartphone is the fact that it's portable. Which means you carry around a […]

Flashnote - awesome instant notepad freeware…

Thu 05 Aug 2010

Flashnote is an excellent and free instant note taker program which lets you write notes in less time than it […]

GMER - freeware roots out the nasty…

Wed 16 Jan 2008

GMER. Tiny freeware program which detects and removes rootkits. Which makes it a handy little thing to keep around. You […]

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, […]

PC Tools Firewall Plus - free firewall…

Wed 27 May 2009

PC Tools Firewall Plus is a freeware firewall program for Windows which comes with all the right bits. Auto configuration, […]

Game Jump - free mobile games for…

Tue 30 Mar 2010

Game Jump offers free – and legal – games for mobile phones. Some are totally free, some ad supported, some […]