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Free Software May 20, 2005 posted by

Tense Log.

Tense Log. I don’t know why, just because it looks cool. And nicely designed. Anyway it’s free blog software, so check it rasta!  Tense Log is a simple but powerful web log and content management system. It’s highly customizable and easy to use. Whether you’d like to publish a personal log, or allow others to update your web sites without knowing any HTML, Tense Log can make it easier.

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Free Software May 18, 2005 posted by

MyWebEx fires up.

MyWebExPC has been upgraded. Now works on Firefox browsers and offers automatic screen resizing. If you haven’t taken a look at this puppy yet, you should. Lets you access your PC when you’re travelling. It’s free and works quite well, although there’s the usual performance hit you get with this kind of tech.

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cool tech May 13, 2005 posted by

User power.

The web is a-buzz with hot technology right now, with mother Google seemingly leading the charge to re-invent, re-engineer and imagineer all kinds of apps. But what happens when the power shifts to the user, through the use of creative browser add-ons which let you change pages you’re viewing? The answer is, potentially, a lot! Well a sneak peak of a few ‘user annotation’ or ‘user scripting’ tools may well help us to understand where this is heading. Just imagine being…

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cool tech May 11, 2005 posted by

Share and peer.

Folder Share. Your files anywhere. But not on top of that stupid rock, I bet. Anyhoo, there’s a free basic plan and a subscription one with more features. Looks neato. [Thanks to Rob for the pointer.]  FolderShare allows you to create a private peer-to-peer network that will help you to synchronize files across multiple devices and access or share files with colleagues and friends. You no longer need to send large files via email, burn them to CDs/DVDs and mail…

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Bookmark This! May 10, 2005 posted by


Kapanga. A voice over IP program with a couple of interesting features. To whit – video/audio recording and fax send/receive. The authors appear to be a little unsure whether it’s freeware or shareware, what the price is, or when the full product is going to be released due to some ‘licensing issues. Still, worth watching methinks.  In addition to placing calls or establishing videoconferencing, Kapanga enables you to send and receive faxes. When in auto-answer mode, Kapanga can also receive faxes…

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Free Software May 6, 2005 posted by

Photo po.

PiXPO. Question: How many photos can the world share in total? Answers on a P2P software program, please….   PiXPO is award-winning software that allows you to connect directly with your friends and family to share and view pictures online with no uploads! Best of all, you have control of privacy so you decide who gets to see your pictures.

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Free Software April 27, 2005 posted by

Sugar suite.

SugarCRM. Wow an Open Source CRM package that looks as though it’ll compete head on with Siebel et al? Plus hosted options too? Hmm…  Sugar Open Source is an enterprise class CRM application for managing mission-critical interactions related to sales, marketing, services and support. Sugar Open Source is the perfect solution for companies who desire an effective core CRM solution that offers no professional support, or would like to evaluate Sugar Suite before acquiring Sugar Professional.

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cool tech April 22, 2005 posted by

Google search history RSS.

The Google Search History RSS feed creator. Well that didn’t take long, did it? And rather slick indeed.  This tool goes through your current Google Search History, grabs all of your recent searches and turns it into an RSS feed. Would work best set up as a nightly/hourly cron job, redirecting to a file. This tool is written in Perl and uses a few, slick, modules: WWW::Mechanize, XML::LibXML, and XML::RSS.

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Free Software April 15, 2005 posted by

Cleaning windows.

RegScrubXP. Pretty cool freeware for cleaning up the Windows registry. I say cool because when I tried it, it cleaned out over 450 errant entries without trashing my machine. That’s cool in my book.  Safely cleans junk out of the Windows XP/2000 System Registry, making it smaller and faster to access. · All changes made to the Registry are fully restorable to it’s original condition. · You can make an exclusion list of Registry entries that RegScrubXP will not display…

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Free Software April 14, 2005 posted by

Send and save.

How to Add Items to the Send To menu in Windows XP. A useful little tip page from MS. Or you could just download the free Send To program and be done with it. Use it all the time, me.  

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Free Software April 7, 2005 posted by

Two to tango?

Tango Drop Box. FTP client in a box. Well OK, an icon on your desktop onto which you drop the files you want to send to pre-configured FTP addresses. You get the picture. Or icon. Quite a neat idea and it’s free. Needs .NET though.  Introducing the new Tango DropBox. The Tango DropBox allows you to upload files and folders without launching your FTP application. Simply drag and drop files on to the Tango DropBoxes you create on the desktop….

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Free Software April 6, 2005 posted by

Portable Firefox.

Portable Firefox. A project to develop a USB friendly web browser. Great idea. But you know what I wish? I wish that the esteemed Firefox development community would develop an upgrade path that doesn’t require you to uninstall the old version first. That’s what I wish. It’s not rocket science folks.  Portable Firefox is a fully functional package of Firefox optimized for use on a USB key drive. It has some specially-selected optimizations to make it perform faster and extend…

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Free Software March 25, 2005 posted by


PDFCreator. Free as a bird.  PDFCreator easily creates PDFs from any Windows program. Use it like a printer in Word, StarCalc or any other Windows application.

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Free Software March 22, 2005 posted by

Free mobile software.

The Ferret likes wikis. And freeware. And Symbian Series 60 (more about that soon). So a nice combination is the SymbianWiki Series 60 Freeware site. Also check out Paul Gibson’s Series 60 freeware site for completeness.

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Category Archive

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Tue 16 Mar 2010

So there’s this whole eco-system of folk trying to make Linux look and feel like Windows XP. It’s so quaint […]

Comodo Anti-Spam - freeware prevents spam from…

Tue 27 Jul 2010

Comodo Anti Spam is a freeware program which protects your email inbox from those nasty spam messages. It does this […]

Everything Search - the fastest desktop search…

Thu 26 Mar 2009

Everything Search is a superb freeware desktop search tool which combines a blindingly fast indexing engine with a super swift […]

Vamp Media Center - organise your multimedia…

Tue 12 Jun 2007

Vamp Media Center is a freeware ‘peer to peer multimedia playground’, program which turns out to be a pretty extensive […]


Mon 24 Oct 2005

Abiword. Free word processor program. Word compatibility, mail-merge, plug-ins, and wonder of wonders, a word counter. What’s not to like? […]

Kid Key Lock - freeware protects your…

Wed 02 Jun 2010

Worried that little Timmie is going to wreck your company report while you're having dinner? Fear no more? Kid Key […]

Habit List – helping you become the…

Tue 03 Mar 2015

Habit List – helping you become the best you, whatever that means
Goals are easier to attain when you are held accountable for them. If you’re supposed to cook dinner and it’s […]

S.A.M. - this Self Help Anxiety Management…

Tue 29 Apr 2014

S.A.M. – this Self Help Anxiety Management App helps you cope [Freeware]
There's a lot of anxiety about nowadays unfortunately, symptomatic of our fast paced lifestyles we guess. Hence the rise of […]

DDB2 – this music player takes all…

Wed 12 Apr 2017

DDB2 – this music player takes all comers
Do you like music? Silly question, most people do so probably! Most of us use our phones as back up […]

New Gray-Hoverman Super Antenna - television antenna…

Mon 17 Mar 2008

So a bunch of television antenna heads have come up with a massively improved design for a UHF antenna which […]

ShortPaste - banish huge long URLs from…

Thu 10 Jul 2014

ShortPaste – banish huge long URLs from your life automatically on your phone or tablet [Freeware]
If you own an Android device and often copy or send links from one device to another, then this app's for […]

The Blockheads - the most scarily addictive…

Tue 22 Oct 2013

The Blockheads – the most scarily addictive game we’ve played for a long while [Freeware]
There are some games that just grab you by the throat the minute you start them up, and 4 hours […]

1 million free and legal music tracks…

Tue 24 Sep 2013

1 million free and legal music tracks – announcing the relaunch of our favorite section for y’all [Freeware]
Long time readers will know that way back in Nov 2003 we launched a section of the site which listed […]

Nevitium - cool powerful freeware invoicing program…

Mon 21 Jun 2010

The free Nevitium invoicing program is the antidote to all those complex bloatware commercial programs on the market, although it […]

Here - Nokia maps return for Android…

Thu 18 Dec 2014

Here – Nokia maps return for Android with snazzy new offline mode and lots of cool [Freeware]
Hands up if you ever owned a Nokia cell phone. Now did you like the maps function? It may not […]

Use DiskMark to benchmark your hard drive…

Mon 25 Jul 2011

Use DiskMark to benchmark your hard drive
When you install a new piece of hardware on your computer, how do you know that it runs any faster […]