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  Law #8: An out of date virus scanner is only marginally better than no virus scanner at all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

SwiftKey Keyboard – give new life to…

Fri 26 Jun 2015

SwiftKey Keyboard – give new life to your smartphone keyboard [FREEWARE]
You don’t have to use the keyboard that came with your smartphone. In case you didn’t know, you have options. […]

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 […]

5 Free Programs To Maximize Your Laptop…

Thu 21 Mar 2013

5 Free Programs To Maximize Your Laptop Battery Life [Freeware]
Well here we are in 2013 and we still haven't cracked the battery life code, have we? No matter what […]

Should I Remove It - helps you…

Wed 27 Feb 2013

Should I Remove It – helps you decide which programs you should uninstall [Freeware]
If you're like most people, you'll have a ton of software installed on your computer that you've accumulated over the […]

Tue 26 Feb 2002

A couple of nice little utilities for MP3 users from Mpesch3. 1by1 is a quick and dirty and very tiny (19K) […]

Deposit checks directly to Paypal using your…

Fri 20 May 2011

Deposit checks directly to Paypal using your Android phone
With debit cards and Paypal, it's a wonder that anyone still writes checks. The only thing I still write checks […]

Tile Tabs - turn your Firefox tabs…

Tue 08 Jul 2014

Tile Tabs – turn your Firefox tabs into tiles and save time viewing [Freeware]
If you're a multitasking nut, you probably get impatient clicking on different tabs to switch from one website to another. […]

25 Tips to Improve Skype - add-ons…

Wed 02 Jul 2008

25 Tips to Improve Skype is a nice list of tweaks, add-ons and lesser known features you can use to […]

MyPermissions Cleaner - track which apps can…

Tue 01 Jul 2014

MyPermissions Cleaner – track which apps can access your information
If you've been using web and mobile apps for some time now, chances are you've given most of them permission […]

Google Reader Replacement - 5 alternatives you…

Fri 28 Jun 2013

Google Reader Replacement – 5 alternatives you should seriously investigate now, before it’s too late [Freeware]
We are now TWO days away from the end of Google Reader, hitherto the world's most popular RSS feed reader. […]

Mixxx - cool free open source DJ…

Fri 24 Apr 2009

Mixxx is a free open source program for DJ mixing. It supports MP3, OGG, Wave, and FLAC, vinyl emulation (you […]

InterfaceLIFT - free beautiful desktop wallpapers…

Fri 04 Sep 2009

InterfaceLIFT has a huge range of gorgeous computer desktop wallpapers as well as backdrops for your iPhone. Each picture comes […]

Hooks – all your alerts in one…

Mon 20 Jul 2015

Hooks – all your alerts in one place [FREEWARE]
Do you ever worry about missing something? Maybe like a kid you fight sleep just so you don’t miss something […]

Friday Flash Fun - Flash games to…

Fri 28 Aug 2009

There are a million Flash games out there, here's a few tried-and-true faves of ours so you should be able […]

BleachBit - freeware cleans up your computer…

Mon 27 Dec 2010

BleachBit is a freeware software utility that cleans up your junk files, delete's cookies on demand, sanitizes your web browsers […]

Victorinox Festival Ready - everything you need…

Wed 15 May 2013

Victorinox Festival Ready – everything you need to survive a festival on your phone [Freeware]
Victorinox, the Swiss Army Knife creators, have come up with an ultra cool smartphone app which takes the concept of […]