Posts by Category: Free Software

Software for nuttin’.

Free Software February 18, 2005 posted by

POP Pager.

POP Pager. Forward email to your cellphone. Free. Do note that this is a .nu address (and I’m not 100% happy with .nu domains for obvious reasons). So caveat emptor, eh?  With this easy to configure mail-to-SMS/paging gateway you can get mail on your cellphone (as SMS message) POPPager is a FREE (for 1 user) application that runs on Win9x or NT 4 and that will monitor a POP3 mailbox. When mail gets sent to the mailbox POP Pager will send…

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Free Software February 16, 2005 posted by

Xandros Open.

Our favourite Linux distro, Xandros, has just announced Version 3 Open Circulation Edition. Free, as in beer, for non-commercial use. Check it out, because it’s very nice indeed. And it comes with Firefox, Thunderbird and Skype as standard. Open phone calls on open software, cool stuff.  The Open Circulation Edition is a limited version of Xandros Desktop OS that can be download [sic] at no charge and freely distributed to others. It is strictly for non-commercial use, and no e-mail installation…

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Bookmark This! February 8, 2005 posted by

Free stock images on the Web.

OK, today is free images day. So for your delectation, and my personal records, here is a list of the free online image sites currently extant, and in no particular order. Er…expect some consolidation fairly soon. Enjoy! Free for private and commercial use with credit/link. (FPCWC) Creativity 103. Abstract images. FPCWC. Small but nice set of image galleries. A little slow. FPCWC. Stock.xchng IV. Humungous moderated (100,000+ images) resource. FPC. Texture Nice textures gallery, FPC under Creative Commons…

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Bookmark This! February 7, 2005 posted by

Check it!

Bugs, glitches and stuffups. Use the link at the top of the page to check your Internet Explorer browser for parasites. Plus the 10 Immutable Laws of Security.  Law #8: An out of date virus scanner is only marginally better than no virus scanner at all

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Free Software February 2, 2005 posted by

Free RSS thingy.

Abilon. Yet another free RSS reader. Isn’t Abilon that lawless town in old John Wayne movies? Or is that…?  Abilon displays headlines from RSS (Rich Site Summary – Really Simple Syndication) Channels in an easy to read format. It is small (about 500 kb), fast, and free. Adding new channels is as simple as right-clicking and entering the address of the feed.

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Free Software January 26, 2005 posted by

Plug-in, drop out.

KVR  You want lots of free audio instrument and effects plug-ins? You got ‘em. With user reviews as the marzipan icing! A community and news site for Open Standard Audio Plugins. Our mission is to supply up to date news to the VST, DirectX (DX), AudioUnits (AU) and LADSPA community in a friendly and up front manner.

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Free Software January 25, 2005 posted by

Plug and play.

The Kjaerhus Classic Series of VST plug-ins are free software effects available for anyone to download. Should work with most good music sequencers or other VST compatible progs, and save you a bundle on hardware. Nice one!  The goals were simple – make a series of VST plugins that works, feels, looks and most importantly sounds as good as a professional hardware unit. Also, keep it simple and easy to operate. In fact, anyone who knows their way around the…

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Free Software January 24, 2005 posted by


Karen’s Replicator. Pretty neat looking freeware backup utility.  Automatically backup files, directories, even entire drives! Karen’s Replicator copies selected files from one drive/folder to another. Source and Destination folders can reside anywhere on your network. Files larger than 2 GB are supported. Options include repeated copies at intervals as short as a few minutes, or as long as several months, copy only files that have changed, and the replication of file deletions. New features allow you to specify which files should…

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Free Software January 21, 2005 posted by

Word back!

The Word Backup Utility. Use this free Microsoft Word template to backup your computer. Yep you heard me, use Word as a file archiving tool. Colour me astonished! [From the very cool O’Reilly book, Word Hacks].  Use this coded Word template to backup your system. We here at MouseTrax use this system to backup our entire network, in an amazingly short time! Greg even uses this same code for enterprise network backups. Just include the directories you want backed up and provide a…

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Free Software January 18, 2005 posted by


SyncBack. Freeware backup program that offers a whole heap of features for a world beating price. I particularly like the idea of the FTP backup option.   Some of SyncBack’s many features include integration with the Windows Task Scheduler, detailed and easy to read log files in HTML format (that can be automatically emailed), simulated backups, file filters, sub-directory selection, copy verification, background backups, auto-close of programs, and more. Includes an extensive context-sensitive help file.

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Free Software January 17, 2005 posted by

Site Up.

Site Up. Pretty cool freeware for monitoring web sites to check if they’re up and running properly. Check out the XClock and ImageSite Builder progs while you’re there too.

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Free Software January 12, 2005 posted by

Malicious mellifluence.

Microsoft has released the Malicious Software Removal Tool which can be used from the website or downloaded. What a lovely, caring company.  The Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool checks Windows XP, Windows 2000, and Windows Server 2003 computers for and helps remove infections by specific, prevalent malicious software—including Blaster, Sasser, and Mydoom. When the detection and removal process is complete, the tool displays a report describing the outcome, including which, if any, malicious software was detected and removed. Microsoft will release…

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Free Software January 5, 2005 posted by

Kick it!

Quitomzilla. It’s January. Is it time to think happy thoughts? Brave thoughts? Thoughts that may turn your forefinger back to a conventional shade of skin?  Quitomzilla is a Firefox, Thunderbird and Mozilla Suite extension that aims to help you quit cigarettes while you surf the web or wait for new emails. Quitomzilla appears as a small icon in the application (browser or email client) status bar. When you pass the mouse pointer over this icon, a tooltip will be shown…

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Category Archive

Enemy Nations.…

Fri 20 Jan 2006

Enemy Nations. Billed as ‘the best game you’ve never played’ and a cross between Sim City, Civilisation and Age of […]

OpenSpritz - free speed reading bookmarklet turns…

Mon 10 Mar 2014

OpenSpritz – free speed reading bookmarklet turns your browser into a 950 wpm speed demon [Freeware]
Speed reading is all the rage nowadays, and although we're not really sure just how effective it is to consume […]

3G Watchdog - keep track of your…

Thu 15 May 2014

3G Watchdog – keep track of your 3G mobile data and avoid nasty invoice surprises at the end of the month [Freeware]
In an ideal world we'd all be able to afford the maximum unlimited data accounts with our shiny new smartphones, […]

HomeZada is a powerful free way to…

Fri 27 Apr 2012

No matter where you live, whether it's a small apartment or a luxuriously appointed McMansion, you're going to be faced […]


Mon 11 Sep 2006

Coolringer. Freeware lets you create ringtones for your mobile phone or Skype. Install and just right mouse click on any […]

Send to Toys - simple utility to…

Tue 28 Oct 2008

Send To Toys is a simple, single function freeware utility that adds glitter to your right mouse Send To command. […]

RM to MP3 Converter - freeware converts…

Thu 20 Aug 2009

RM to MP3 Converter is a little freeware utility to convert .rm and .rmvb audio and video streams from the […]

PinPoints - cool and useful way to…

Wed 11 Mar 2009

PinPoints is a very cool mobile phone application which lets you find and transmit a location, address or business to […]

DanoSongs offers free music for your game,…

Thu 07 Jun 2012

One of the great things about the Internet is the spirit of community that you find around the place. Everywhere […]

Anti Keylogger Shield - protect your computer…

Thu 10 Apr 2008

Anti Keylogger Shield. This small Windows freeware utility prevents keyloggers from monitoring and storing your key presses. The interesting thing […]

Volume 2 gives you more control over…

Fri 22 Jul 2011

Volume 2 gives you more control over your system volume
Volume can be a difficult thing to control. It's time consuming and quite the hassle to meander through settings to […]

NDroid - cool freeware program launcher makes…

Thu 15 Jul 2010

NDroid is a cool program launcher and search tool which speeds up repetitive tasks in Windows via a hotkey and […]

Use the free Microsoft Safety Scanner to…

Fri 22 Apr 2011

Use the free Microsoft Safety Scanner to clean off Viruses and Malware
Being one of the few tech-savvy people in my family, I'm usually the go-to person when someone has comptuer issues. […]

Skitch - simple screenshot sharing and more…

Fri 11 Sep 2009

There are many ways to share images online, but most of them require you to post images to a separate […]

Defraggler - free defrag program with the…

Thu 04 Oct 2007

Defraggler is a free defragmentation tool for optimising the performance of your hard disk. It does this by re-arranging file […]

TrueCrypt - free open source encryption software…

Mon 19 May 2008

TrueCrypt. A free Open Source encryption program which can render your disk, folders or files completely un-readable in a split […]