Posts by Category: Free Software

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Bookmark This! December 31, 2008 posted by

Hot Game Cheater – your secret weapon against the game makers

Hot Game Cheater is a freeware program for finding cheats, walkthroughs, tutorials and help for computer games of all types and genres. There are over 17000 bits of help available covering PC, Wii, Xbox, PlayStation and others, and there’s an online section of cheats and walkthroughs if you’re a little wary of downloading a program onto your machine. Strange name though, eh?  Hot Game Cheater is a free hot games cheats utility with Hot Games Girls having biggest database of thousands of…


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Bookmark This! December 29, 2008 posted by

Jarte – free wordprocessor puts WordPad on steroids

Jarte is a new free word-processing program which uses WordPad as its engine and throws in a bunch of useful and cool features. The idea of using WordPad is not as naff as it sounds, since it means that most of the heavy lifting has already been done, and the developers can focus on adding in cool things like word count, tabbed documents and integrated spell check and thesaurus. Oh and it starts up really quickly! It’s definitely very usable,…


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Free Software December 23, 2008 posted by

MozBackup fail – file size limit cripples large messagebase backups

I hate to do this to a cool Open Source product like MozBackup, but it really let me down the other day when I needed to transfer my email message base across from one machine to another. The backup file was fine, but contained only a small part of my data. Apparently the program can only cope with messagebases up to 4 GB in size. My messagebase is around 12 GB, hence the problem with only getting a portion of my…


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Bookmark This! December 23, 2008 posted by

Birdie – world’s first offline Twitter client with search?

My pal Fahim has just launched a new Twitter client with a twist. Birdie – oh ha ha dude – comes with a nifty interface, some optional and marginally annoying sound effects when Tweets arrive (you guessed it) and the ability to save all incoming stuff in a local database on your computer for offline perusal and manipulation. Now why would you need that, you ask? Well I can think of a lot of reasons why it might be cool to access…


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Free Software December 19, 2008 posted by

Sedate Games – Friday fun finds the nearest armchair

Quick Solitaire for Windows. Yesh I know you get Solitaire as standard, but maybe you’ve lost it, or it’s corrupt or your folder has gone missing in Tashkent. Now you can download and play your fave card game in peace again. Now in high resolution. Sudokool. Sudoku freak? Then try out this free downloadable Java version. Four difficulty levels, save and resume games. Oh and it’s platform independent of course. Nanowar. Destroy the opposing balls with just a mouse click…


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Bookmark This! December 19, 2008 posted by

Cool web design tools for ordinary people – why struggle when you can cruise?

Here’s a small round up of some cool web design tools that you might find useful, especially if you’re a little…ahem…web design challenged. Edicy. Super simple web site creator. Free and Pro versions. Super fast sign up means you can be editing in seconds. Templates are a bit average. Jimdo. Yet another site creator. Nice templates, and an easy editing interface are marred by an overly complex login process. Pretty output though. Free Web Page Headers. Collection of free Creative Commons licensed…


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Bookmark This! December 18, 2008 posted by

Dropbox – synch your files across Mac, Linux, PC and Web

Dropbox has been getting a whole heap of webplay recently, not least because it seems to work really well and really easily. The idea is you download the client and then drag files and folders you wish to share into your newly created ‘dropbox’ account. This then immediately makes them available to any computer via the web (or cloud if you wanna be trendy). Now there’s a bunch of file sharing, backup and sync services out there, but what makes…


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Bookmark This! December 18, 2008 posted by

Plushie – freeware for making your own plush toys

Plushie is an ‘interactive system that allows non-professional users to design their own original plush toys’. The free Java program is currently at a very early stage in development, but is nevertheless fascinating. I downloaded it to try and produce something and failed miserably, but the video shows what’s possible if you’re intelligent and diligent. [Via]  Furthermore, an arbitrary 3D model cannot necessarily be realized as a real plush toy, and the final sewn result can be very different from the original…


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Free Software December 17, 2008 posted by

MSGTAG – freeware notification tool lets you know when your email has been read

MSGTAG is a freeware program that immediately and automatically lets you know when an email you’ve sent has been opened and read. OK, so you’re not absolutely certain it’s been read, but at least you know the message has been opened in an email client. It offers advantages over the default receipt feature of email clients because the recipient doesn’t have to click to agree to sending a receipt. It works with all the usual email clients, and is pretty…


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Free Software December 16, 2008 posted by

Extensoft Free Video Converter – flexible, functional and competent

Extensoft’s Free Video Converter is a nice example of the genre. There are a load of these programs on the market, but I like the interface and speed of this one in particular. I also like the fact that you can combine multiple clips together in a rudimentary fashion (e.g. no transitions etc) and make a longer length movie out of clips. Great for your different digital camera footage bits. Oh, and it also creates nice web Flash video code…


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Bookmark This! December 15, 2008 posted by

Recuva – freeware restores deleted files on your PC or memory card

Recuva is a freeware program which locates and restores deleted files on your Windows computer. If you’ve ever accidentally removed stuff from your Recycle bin, deleted a file in haste or lost images on a digital camera memory card, then this is something you’re going to want to add to your digital tool box.  Recuva (pronounced “recover”) is a freeware Windows utility to restore files that have been accidentally deleted from your computer. This includes files emptied from the Recycle…


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cool tech December 12, 2008 posted by

iPhonesque – make your boring old cell phone look like an iPhone to the web

iPhonesque lets you change the user agent information of your Symbian powered cell phone’s web browser so you appear like a different handset. You can make yourself look like an iPhone, a Nokia N95 and so on. This can be very useful if you suspect you’re getting wrongly formatted content from broken sites. It also means you can feel mighty proud of yourself that you can access iPhone sites without having to pay those extortionate monthly fees. Oh and you’ll…


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Free Software December 10, 2008 posted by

Parallel Kingdom – GPS role playing game for your cell phone

Parallel Kingdom is a free GPS based role playing game which pits you against the world. Or rather the virtual world. It’s currently only available to US players using the iPhone, Google Android or T-Mobile G1, so we’re not talking super viral quite yet. The idea is you wander around picking up treasure and fighting creatures and stuff based on your real world position. Am I the only one wondering when the first casualty will occur from someone not watching where they’re…


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Bookmark This! December 9, 2008 posted by

Eclipse Crossword Puzzle Creator – free software for crafting your own puzzle flavours

The Eclipse Crossword Puzzle Creator is a neat bit of freeware that gives you the power to create your very own crossword puzzles. Great for sharing specialist topics with friends and family, daily puzzles for your PTA association newsletter or what have you. The program also comes with a web module, so you can save a puzzle as a web page with interactivity and everything. Excellent value and loads of (3 letters, rhymes with bun). [Via Metafilter]  EclipseCrossword may be…


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Free Software December 5, 2008 posted by

Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware – free malware killer works well

Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware (aka MBAM) is a freeware malware, spyware and trojan remover. It’s simple, fast and seems to work well, which is great for free right? There is a Pro version for all you pro type people too. Cool tool (need a tag for that).  Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware is designed to quickly detect, destroy, and prevent malware, spyware, trojans. Can detect and remove malware that even the most well-known Anti-Virus and Anti-Malware applications on the market today cannot…The interface is plain and simple…


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Category Archive

Sunrise – the simple calendars for simple…

Tue 03 Feb 2015

Sunrise – the simple calendars for simple lives [FREEWARE]
Keeping track of what’s going on in your life is an easy way to become more productive. The best way […]

SnoreClock – find out how bad your…

Mon 01 Aug 2016

SnoreClock – find out how bad your snoring really is
Most people only know they snore because someone else has told them. If you’re wondering if you snore but there’s […]

Android Nougat – this Easter Egg is…

Fri 30 Dec 2016

Android Nougat – this Easter Egg is all about the cats
Android is getting a new OS, Nougat is the tasty name of what’s coming. Even if you aren’t looking forward […]

Lister.…

Tue 12 Sep 2006

Lister. Cool bit of freeware that auto-scans your computer and creates an HTML or XML list of your media. Sorted […]

ThetaWall - freeware wallpaper changer for a…

Wed 22 Apr 2009

ThetaWall is a freeware program which turns your boring old Windows wallpaper desktop into a groovy slideshow using your photos. […]

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 […]

Travello – the app for people who…

Thu 24 Nov 2016

Travello – the app for people who travel alone but don’t like being alone
Traveling alone can be a life changing experience but not everyone wants to spend all their time by themselves. If […]

EVDA Anon Private Browser TOR - the…

Tue 14 Oct 2014

EVDA Anon Private Browser TOR – the perfect way to keep your browsing secure on your Android smartphone [Freeware]
Keeping your affairs private is something that's important to many people, and not just because they're doing something wrong. It […]

Plushie - freeware for making your own…

Thu 18 Dec 2008

Plushie is an ‘interactive system that allows non-professional users to design their own original plush toys’. The free Java program […]

Bye Bye Blackberry - The Top 10…

Mon 30 Sep 2013

Bye Bye Blackberry – The Top 10 Free BBM Messenger Alternatives For RIM Refugees Everywhere
Oh sweet Blackberry, where did it all go wrong? RIM (parent company of Blackberry) announced recently that it is selling […]

CamMe - free app delivers next generation…

Thu 13 Mar 2014

CamMe – free app delivers next generation of selfie perfection [Freeware]
We love selfies, don't we? All that preening and posturing. The problem is that most of the time it's pretty […]

Keylogger detector.…

Thu 08 Sep 2005

KL-Detector is a free utility which can detect keylogging activity on your computer. If you’re paranoid, download. Note – an interesting […]

EasilyDo – get a better handle on…

Mon 24 Oct 2016

EasilyDo – get a better handle on your life with this PA for your phone
Ever feel like you need a personal assistant to just make it through your life? Well, it’s lucky for you […]

Quick Media Converter - free media converter…

Thu 13 Mar 2008

Quick Media Converter. Belgium freeware program does more than just convert a lot of media types to other types. It […]

Google Voice now testing number porting…

Fri 21 Jan 2011

Google Voice now testing number porting
If you've not checked out Google Voice, it's something that I would highly recommend doing. The service gives you a […]

Panda USB Vaccine - stop malware attacking…

Mon 30 Mar 2009

Panda USB Vaccine is a free software utility designed to disable autorun from a USB key/drive and so protect against […]