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Bookmark This! December 19, 2006 posted by

Five Cool Web Design Tools – useful is, as useful does

Five Cool Web Design Tools for your delectation. Enjoy! Open Source Web Design. Nice selection of Open Source web templates. We’ve mentioned this place before, but they’ve come on a bit since then. Need more contributions though, so chip in designer people. FavIcon from Pics. Great little free service to create favicons from your favourite images. Even animated ones. Nice. Rounded Cornr. You just know this is Web 2.0 from the name, doncha? Anyway it does what it says on the tin – lets…


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Bookmark This! December 14, 2006 posted by

Ajax13 Web Appliction Suite – online office

Ajax13. I’ve talked about this free suite of web applications before, but it’s worth a second mention, if only because they’re beginning to flesh out the range of apps nicely. It’s still a product shy of a business model, but hey, you can’t shoot them for trying. Their main problem is that people do not immediately think Web when they want to create a document or produce a presentation. They think Microsoft. So how do you get over that ‘top of mind’ problem…


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Free Software December 13, 2006 posted by

Google Mail Fetcher – at last a real spam solution?

Google Mail Fetcher. Mmm….Google seems to be in the process of rolling out a new service which will let you fetch email messages from 5 other non-Gmail POP accounts that you own. This could be a killer feature for the big G., since it should immediately let you take advantage of the superb Gmail spam filtering and clean up the naff stuff that other services leave in. You’ll also be able to forward messages to your mobile phone using the free Mobile…


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Bookmark This! November 30, 2006 posted by

Podmailer – large file transfer via email

Podmailer is a new free P2P file transfer service which promises to let you transmit files of any size using just your email program. For example sending the full quality video footage of your recent wedding to your ex. That kind of thing. It’s not a totally new idea, although what makes this one different is that it’s based on Amazon’s new S3 service, so it should scale nicely with demand. Just download the Mac or PC client and off you go. Apparently….


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Free Software November 29, 2006 posted by

Camstudio – free screen recorder

Camstudio. The veteran screen recorder is back as a free download. Great for making demos, tutorials and the like. Windows only but definitely worth the download for that rainy day requirement.  CamStudio is able to record all screen and audio activity on your computer and create industry-standard AVI video files and using its built-in SWF Producer can turn those AVIs into lean, mean, bandwidth-friendly Streaming Flash videos (SWFs)…CamStudio can also add high-quality, anti-aliased (no jagged edges) screen captions to your…


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Free Software November 23, 2006 posted by

Radio Mundu – 100,000 radio stations on your mobile

Radio Mundu. Cross platform Internet radio program which lets you stream radio, create playlists and store fave stations. It’s in free beta at the moment, but you’ll need a reasonably priced data service from your mobile phone provider if you don’t want to go bankrupt using it, but still worth a look. Unfortunately they don’t support the earlier versions of Symbian, so I haven’t been able to test it as yet. But I will.  Why stop at a few hundred songs, when you can pick from…


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Free Software November 22, 2006 posted by

Giveaway of the Day – software, for free

Giveaway of the Day. Nice idea. Every day the site offers a free download of a commercial software program. Kind of like Woot! for software, but without money. There’s no limit to the amount of downloads each day, but after 24 hours they move on to the next package. Neat, and no, I don’t know how they intend to make money! [Thanks Dan]  Every day we offer licensed software you’d have to buy otherwise, for free! Yes, we are giving away software,…


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Free Software November 14, 2006 posted by

True Combat: Elite – Open Source gaming gets serious

True Combat: Elite is an Open Source FPS game which is based on the Wolfenstein engine. It’s very pretty, and looks to have all the playability of any standard commercial game out there. Is this the start of a new trend for OSS? Download it and see what you think. Oh and did we mention it’s Linux, Windows and Mac?  Now, the most important question: “What can you expect from TC:E?” TC:E is a tactical-team shooter, set up in a…


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Free Software November 8, 2006 posted by

Free mobile phone games

The folk at MobileRated maintain a pretty neat catalogue of free games for your mobile phone for download and enjoyment. You can either grab them via your computer or directly to your handset via their WAP site. Remember that a goodly percentage of the toys will be advertising supported, so don’t complain, eh? Enjoy!  All mobile phone games, also known as java midlets, j2me games, java games, and/or mobile games, are presented totally free to customers. Each game is legally free –…


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Free Software November 7, 2006 posted by

Keylogger killer

KL-Detector is a freeware program which promises to find out whether your keystrokes are being surreptitiously monitored by a keylogger without your knowledge. It won’t remove a keylogger, just detect it. It’s one of those utilities you hope you’ll never need, but worth keeping a note of just in case, eh? [Check out I Hate Keyloggers too. It’s $30.00 and prevents hardware or software keyloggers from recording your keystrokes by blocking the log file.]  Use KL-Detector to find out whether your activity is being recorded…


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Free Software November 2, 2006 posted by

PandoraBrowse

PandoraBrowse. At last you can listen to your favourite Pandora custom music streams without having a browser window dedicated to the purpose. Because this free little utility minimises it to the system tray. Nice.  PandoraBrowse is a mini browse for the Pandora.com music service. PandoraBrowse lives in your Windows systray and gets off your taskbar while still playing music!


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Free Software October 31, 2006 posted by

Grocist – stock control for your kitchen

Grocist. Billed as a barcode driven grocery list application. You scan barcodes of empty containers you’re throwing away (or recycling?) in the kitchen, and the software automatically creates a shopping list for you, using an online UPC database and laptop. I think it’s a fab idea, but it doesn’t go far enough. Why not dump the PC entirely and go straight from barcode scanner to smartphone? That way you can scan wirelessly from scanner to smartphone, and do the lookup and grocery…


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Free Software October 26, 2006 posted by

Paint.net – free photo manipulation

Paint.NET. Freeware photo and image editing program. You need the .net stuff to make it work though, which I think is a bit of a drag. Anyhoo, it’s free, so let’s not be churlish, eh?   Paint.NET is image and photo manipulation software designed to be used on computers that run Windows. It supports layers, unlimited undo, special effects, and a wide variety of useful and powerful tools. It started development as an undergraduate college senior design project mentored by…


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Free Software October 23, 2006 posted by

Microsoft Group Shot – pick and choose your photo buddies

Microsoft Group Shot. Cool little app from Microsoft Research which lets you select the faces you want in your photo. So if you do three photos of your mates round a table, you can select the best of each and combine them in one ‘super image’. Remember kiddies – the camera never lies! [Via Metafilter]  MSR Group Shot helps you create a perfect group photo out of a series of group photos. With Group Shot you can select your favorite…


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Category Archive

Free Hi-Q Recorder - free sound recording…

Thu 05 Mar 2009

Free Hi-Q Recorder records streaming audio into MP3 files. It works on both Mac and PC and also doubles up […]

T-Mobile brings voice chat to Facebook…

Wed 20 Apr 2011

T-Mobile brings voice chat to Facebook
For those that know me, it's no surprise that I'm not a fan of Facebook, or most other social media […]

iWay, myWay.…

Thu 20 Oct 2005

iPod-iWay. Use your iPod + Yahoo! Maps as a route mapper. A rather cool application for a music player, isn’t […]

StrokesPlus gives your mouse super powers [Freeware]…

Wed 25 Jul 2012

StrokesPlus gives your mouse super powers [Freeware]
If you're a full on computer power user who spends hours in front of a softly glowing screen, you'll know […]

Use Image Zoom to rotate and zoom…

Fri 25 Nov 2011

Use Image Zoom to rotate and zoom images within Firefox
Have you ever been browsing the internet and come across an image that you wanted to look at from a […]

Trellian WebPage - fast and simple HTML…

Fri 02 Jan 2009

Trellian WebPage is a free but fully featured HTML web page editor. It comes with all sorts of bells and […]

MultiClock - flexible free on-screen clock program…

Wed 08 Aug 2007

MultiClock is a free clock application that can display analogue and or digital clocks from multiple time zones or countries. […]

AccountKiller SiteCheck - free tool tells you…

Thu 13 Feb 2014

AccountKiller SiteCheck – free tool tells you how easy it is to delete an account before you sign up [Freeware]
There are many many people who would like you to register for their web app or service. And lots of […]

TVTrigger - brilliant television listing and BitTorrent…

Tue 01 Dec 2009

Well they finally did it. Someone made the ultimate television listings freeware and called it TVTrigger. So what makes it […]

Flipp – the app that can take…

Wed 25 Feb 2015

Flipp – the app that can take your couponing to the next level [FREEWARE]
Couponing can save you so much money but it takes so much time. Going through circulars, clipping things, organizing them […]

Norton UAC - freeware banishes those maddening…

Mon 01 Feb 2010

You’ve got Windows Vista and you’re totally fed up with having to click Continue each time you want to start […]

Issu – explore the world of magazines…

Mon 31 Jul 2017

Issu – explore the world of magazines and more
We spend too much time on idle entertainment as a society. Our mobile devices are so much more! If you […]

Android Primer #1 - how to quickly…

Tue 26 Nov 2013

Android Primer #1 – how to quickly move multiple apps from your old Android phone to your new handset [How to]
Lovers of Android phones will know how easy and tempting it is to swap out your handset every few months, […]

Utter! - so long Siri, this is…

Fri 22 Feb 2013

Utter! – so long Siri, this is what real smartphone voice control looks like [Freeware]
It's a funny thing, software. Sometimes it's not the prettiest of products which work the best, nor even the ones […]

Rota - freeware lets you rotate your…

Mon 05 May 2008

Rota is a freeware program that lets you rotate your photographs without harming the image quality. Pretty useful if you’re […]

GoodBudget – the envelope system without carrying…

Fri 20 Nov 2015

GoodBudget – the envelope system without carrying so much cash
We all want to save money or at least not be in the red at the end of the month. […]