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Bookmark This! December 21, 2007 posted by

Cryptainer LE – free encryption keeps your data safe and your mind at peace

Cryptainer LE. Free encryption software stores your private data in deeply secure containers on your disk. The program also provides a quick and easy encrypted mail service using your existing email client. Neat.  Cryptainer LE is a freeware utility from Cypherix. It is a 128 bit disk encryption software that is a “miniature” version of Cryptainer PE and Cryptainer. It creates encrypted containers (vaults) of upto 25 MB each to store any type of data. You can encrypt files and…


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Awesome December 19, 2007 posted by

Hotspot Shield – WiFi security software provides useful anonymous proxy effect too

Hotspot Shield from Anchor Free is a very cool browser add-in which adds VPN security to your WiFi session. Result hack and snoop free surfing over wireless connections. It’s free, works on Mac and PC and also provides anonymous surfing facilities so you can use geo-locked applications from outside the country of origin (which is very useful if your ISP routes its traffic via Katmandu or whatever). It is also incredibly easy to install and use, no fiddling around with settings…


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Bookmark This! December 12, 2007 posted by

Quit Smoking Plugin for WordPress – keep a public record of your success and failures

The Quit Smoking Plugin for WordPress is a great tool for the brave. Install it onto your blog and let the world know how long you’ve given up for, how much you’ve saved and just how much good you’ve done your lungs. Conversely…  This plugin displays a counter showing your current quit statistics including time quit, how many sticks you haven’t smoked, how much money you’ve saved and how many hours of lifetime you’ve saved. Hopefully it’ll be a good…


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Bookmark This! December 11, 2007 posted by

Stamp – manage and sort your digital photos so they display chronologically

Stamp. Great little freeware utility that lets you sort your digital photos by the date/time information embedded in the image’s exif data. Translated that means you can sort your photos so they display in date and time order on your PC, DVDs or other media. It sounds like a small thing, but it’s a real pain when you’ve come back from vacation with a shed load of images and the filenames messes with the slideshow order. Especially if the family…


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Bookmark This! December 5, 2007 posted by

Hovr – yet more free games for your mobile phone…and friends too

Hovr is a new service which offers free games for you to play on your mobile phone. And guess what? There’s a community as well. Plus forums and stuff and stuff. It’s all ad supported, so be prepared for…well adverts I suppose.  Hovr is the world’s first ad-supported consumer based mobile content provider spearheading the evolution of a free mobile content based social network across Mobile platforms. Hovr provides loads of titles from a dozen world class mobile game publishers, all…


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cool tech November 29, 2007 posted by

Plogger – open source web photo gallery

Plogger bills itself as the next generation photo gallery system. What does that mean? Well, it’s theme based, fully XML compatible, comes with RSS and auto thumbnail support and integrates nicely with any standard MySQL type web site. Cool.  Plogger is the next generation in open-source photo gallery systems. A web application not bloated with superfluous features or complicated configuration settings. Plogger is a simple yet powerful tool — everything you need to share your images with the world. Plogger is your…


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Free Software November 28, 2007 posted by

WinSock XP Fix – freeware fix for broken WiFi connections

WinSock XP Fix. Tiny freeware utility which repairs broken registry keys to restore dead wireless networking in Windows XP. You can also create a registry backup first, which is probably a very wise thing to do, just in case. Worth putting into the tool bag.  WinSock XP Fix offers a last resort if your Internet connectivity has been corrupted due to invalid or removed registry entries. It can often cure the problem of lost connections after the removal of Adware components…


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Free Software November 23, 2007 posted by

Camtasia Studio 3 – now available for free download

Camtasia Studio 3, the neat Windows screencast creator is now available for free download. Just click on this link [.exe install] to download the software, then go to the special link to request a license unlock key. Enjoy! [Via]  Easily record your screen to create compelling training videos, screencasts, and presentations …without ever leaving your desk. *Capture everything you see on your screen * Edit and enhance the videos – pinpoint cursor movements with special visual effects, perform sophisticated moves such as highlighting,…


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Bookmark This! November 22, 2007 posted by

NetStumbler – freeware WiFi program helps optimise your wireless network

NetStumbler. An ugly but functional free wireless network sniffer program which gives an overview of the wireless networks in your area. You can use it to locate nearby WiFi networks or to optimise your home network by finding out where the signal degrades and the antennas need to be pointed. Nice little tool.  NetStumbler (also known as Network Stumbler) is a tool for Windows that facilitates detection of Wireless LANs using the 802.11b, 802.11a and 802.11g WLAN standards. It runs…


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Bookmark This! November 20, 2007 posted by

Google Hacks – the coolest Google app ever…

Google Hacks. It’s tiny, open source, and just about the most useful search tool I’ve seen in years. If you’re a power searcher, grab it. Now! Windows, Mac, Linux.  Google Hacks is a compilation of carefully crafted Google searches that expose novel functionality from Google’s search and map services. For example, you can use it to view a timeline of your search results, view a map, search for music, search for books, and perform many other specific kinds of searches….


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Free Software November 16, 2007 posted by

AmAze – cool free GPS software for just about any mobile phone

AmAze is free GPS satellite navigation software for any Java enabled mobile phone (which covers a huge selection of handsets). Unlike similar offerings from elsewhere, this is your full on, voice enabled, turn by turn software which features not just maps but also photo satellite images during navigation in many areas. It’s got a great selection of international maps, offers yellow pages type business info and gives a choice of pedestrian or vehicle navigation as well. The free bit? Well they…


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Free Software November 15, 2007 posted by

RemoteX – free remote desktop sharing for Skype

RemoteX is a free Skype plugin that gives you full two way desktop connectivity between remote computers. Works with both Mac and PC, and you can also share photos, web surfing sessions and generally hang out together. You even get a built in laser pointer.  RemoteX is a powerful new application that allows you to share your desktop with another user while on a Skype call. A lighter version of our standard-setting RemoteCall 4.0 remote support software, RemoteX downloads and…


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Free Software November 12, 2007 posted by

Read it Later – Firefox plugin makes web browsing easier

Read It Later. Snappy little Firefox extension lets you grab RSS links and links off mega sites like Digg, for reading later at your leisure. Simply click on the Read Later button and the link is saved for you. A bit like bookmarks on steroids. Worth a look.  This Firefox extension allows you to save pages of interest to read later. It eliminates cluttering of bookmarks with sites that are merely of a one-time interest. Tags: freeware, firefox+extension, read+it+later


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Bookmark This! November 9, 2007 posted by

Zero Assumption Digital Image Recovery – freeware recovers lost photos from broken media

Zero Assumption Digital Image Recovery. Photo recovery freeware which restores lost images from broken media like Compact Flash, MemoryStick etc etc. This is apparently the one to use if everything else has failed. The download is actually the trial version of their ZAR file recovery program which costs $39.95, but the image recovery bit is a permanent working part of the free trial. Complicated, but it works.  Our flagship product ZAR 8.3 now includes the (freely available) mode to recover digital…


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Category Archive

Paper Karma lets you easily banish junk…

Wed 07 Mar 2012

It's easy to hate junk mail, especially when it comes cascading in through your letterbox day after day after day. […]

Sweet Home 3D - freeware house planner…

Fri 02 Oct 2009

The Sweet Home 3D freeware program features a bunch of useful tools for planning out your perfect family nest. There’s […]

Cellphone assistant.…

Thu 28 Jul 2005

Remote Labs’ Mobile Activity Tracker software. Pre-release freebie Symbian mobile phone organiser program which lets you sort out your muddled […]

WiseStamp - freeware lets you add an…

Wed 15 Sep 2010

WiseStamp is a freeware program which lets you customize your email messages with snazzy signatures, social networking content, RSS feeds […]

ZEDGE – the app that reminds us…

Thu 23 Feb 2017

ZEDGE – the app that reminds us how good wallpaper apps were
Remember the world of early smartphones and how we used to clamor to make our phones unique and scream “ME!!”. […]

OneReceipt – keep track of your receipts…

Thu 26 Mar 2015

OneReceipt – keep track of your receipts right from your phone
When you buy something chances are to return it, you need a receipt. Without one, you’ll be lucky to get […]

PeerBlock - Safer P2P…

Tue 17 Nov 2009

PeerBlock is a little piece of software that you run in parallel with your torrent software that stops it connecting […]

Picasa 3.6 - my how you've grown...…

Tue 23 Feb 2010

We last took a look at Picasa back in 2008 when it was in Google beta. As we noted then, […]

Jarte - free wordprocessor puts WordPad on…

Mon 29 Dec 2008

Jarte is a new free word-processing program which uses WordPad as its engine and throws in a bunch of useful […]

Movies XP.…

Thu 11 Aug 2005

My MoviesXP. Free download. My Movies XP lets you view your My Movies for MCE collection on a […]

Karen's Alarm Clock - turn your laptop…

Wed 19 Nov 2008

Karen’s Alarm Clock is basic, yes, utilitarian almost. But look closer and you’ll see that it is a pretty useful […]

Handbrake.…

Mon 08 May 2006

Handbrake. Nice name. Anyway it’s a free DVD to MPEG4 ripper for the Apple Mac. Let’s you create movies for […]

System Silencer - freeware controls your computer…

Mon 02 Aug 2010

System Silencer is a freeware Windows program which triggers any of a bunch of automatic actions when it senses that […]

Jog.fm helps you build the perfect workout…

Wed 27 Apr 2011

Jog.fm helps you build the perfect workout playlist
I've always found that when I go running, I seem to enjoy it more when I have good music to […]

Z-Type is a fun way to improve…

Wed 05 Oct 2011

Z-Type is a fun way to improve your typing skills
In today's modern world, learning to type quickly and efficiently is something that everyone should do. Whether you're a college […]

KumoSync keeps your local documents backed up…

Fri 30 Dec 2011

KumoSync keeps your local documents backed up to Google Docs
If you've ever poured hours into working on a proposal, you know how important it is to have the document […]