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Bookmark This! April 11, 2008 posted by

Amic Email Backup – backup your precious email automatically and for free

Amic Email Backup. Freeware program backs up your email messages, address book, settings, rules and signatures on demand. It copes with the top 9 email clients like Outlook Express, Eudora and IncrediMail, but unfortunately not Thunderbird which is a shame. Anyway, still worth a look see.  Amic Email Backup is a handy software tool for Microsoft Windows based PCs designed to create backup copy of your email database. Amic Email Backup can save emails, address book, settings, mail and news…


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Bookmark This! April 10, 2008 posted by

Anti Keylogger Shield – protect your computer against keyloggers

Anti Keylogger Shield. This small Windows freeware utility prevents keyloggers from monitoring and storing your key presses. The interesting thing about this little prog is it doesn’t use databases or anything, so no need to update files to keep up with new keylogger technology. Just install and forget. The installation is instant, and it runs invisibly in the background with no fuss or muss, which is neat. I can’t say whether it works for everything 100%, but it sure sounds…


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Bookmark This! April 4, 2008 posted by

Three amazing WordPress tweaks – so you thought WordPress was just for blogging, eh?

These three amazing WordPress tweaks prove just how flexible and powerful this content management system is becoming. Anyone who still says it’s just a blogging tool really doesn’t get it. And yes this is absolutely one more example of the power of an enthusiastic open source community. Viva! WP Contact Manager. Astonishing theme package which turns WP into a pretty cool contact management tool, complete with search and notes. TDO Forum. WordPress as a forum. Ugly as sin, but fully functional and…


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Bookmark This! April 3, 2008 posted by

iComment – turn the whole internet into one big comment forum

iComment is an interesting new freeware browser plugin which turns the whole web into a comment forum. Once installed you get the chance to comment on every web site you visit, just by clicking on the iComment icon in your browser bar. There have been other attempts to do this kind of thing (e.g. Commentist, JumpKnowledge and Zspeech) but this version seems to have taken the idea a step further in terms of ease of use and accessibility. The install is a…


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Bookmark This! April 1, 2008 posted by

FireShot – super cool screenshot grabber for your browser

FireShot is a very cool freeware plug-in for Firefox that lets you grab screenshots of web sites quick and easy like. There’s a whole heap of things you can do with your screen grab, like annotate, draw and send via email but the single most important feature is the fact that you can grab a whole site, not just the part that’s visible at the time. This is SO useful that it’s worth the installation on its own. So there.  Unlike…


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Awesome March 31, 2008 posted by

The Music Collection Generator – five tools for creating a great free music collection

The music industry wants to tax us for using our Internet connection? How quaint. Wasn’t there a protest about that sort of thing a while back? Oh yes, ‘no taxation without representation.’ That’s it. Anyhoo, while they’re trying desperately to retrieve a dead and gone business model, teh internets is moving on apace as ever. Here’s a set of tools which are perfect for building (or recreating even) your perfect music collection. First off you’ll need the most excellent Orbit Downloader. This freeware program…


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Free Software March 28, 2008 posted by

Smart Shutdown – free instant shut down button for Windows

Smart Shutdown is a freeware Windows utility that lets you shut down your computer with one button click. There’s a bunch of configurations you can set up, including timed close down, reboots and hibernation. Nice one for the toolbox.   The program is based on an easy 1-2-3 interface and has an immense number of shutdown options. It allows you to shut down, log off, reboot, lock, turn off, hibernate, disconnect from the Internet or network, enter standby mode in Windows,…


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Bookmark This! March 26, 2008 posted by

Clownsuits – search tools for hard to find files and stuff

Apparently there is now a growing class of online search tools called clownsuits. What are they? Search scripts that do an advanced Google search using specific parameters. Like Google Hacks but online. It’s basically a way to find ‘deep’ or ‘invisible’ web material like files and multimedia that generic searches miss. These tools are invariably nothing more than simple scripts which contain pointers to either specific file storage areas like FTP folders, or hosts like Rapidshare or social networks like MySpace. As with…


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Bookmark This! March 21, 2008 posted by

Video Flip and Rotate – free video tweaking software quickly and cleanly puts things right

t Video Flip and Rotate. Nice little freeware tool that helps you beat the rotated video blues you get when using those tiny phone or digicam video cameras. It’ll handle the normal .avi and .mpg formats and works fast and cleanly. Small files convert quickly and the file size doesn’t grow hugely (around 24% which is reasonable considering). All in all one of those tools that could turn out indispensable one day. By the way, one new thing I really…


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Bookmark This! March 20, 2008 posted by

Diagram Designer – freeware graphics editor for charts and stuff…

Diagram Designer is a freeware program for creating ‘flowcharts, diagrams and slide shows’. I suppose it could also be used for more exotic stuff like wireframing and the like. It’s Open Source, so the full source code is available if anyone fancies tweaking, forking or generally messing around.  Customizable template object palette. # Spellchecker (see below about dictionaries). # Import/export WMF, EMF, BMP, JPEG, PNG, MNG, ICO, GIF and PCX images. # Slide show viewer. # Simple graph plotter to…


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Bookmark This! March 19, 2008 posted by

Secunia PSI – excellent freeware program scans, locates and patches potential security risks in your applications

Secunia PSI. Excellent freeware package scans your computer and locates old and vulnerable programs which should be updated and if necessary patches them for you automatically. The program will also flag end-of-life products which may contain security vulnerabilities so you can decide whether to keep or delete them from your hard drive. This is a superb tool for tracking potential security problems on your machine if, like me, you install a lot of different software programs, so this immediately goes into my full-time toolbox.  …


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cool tech March 17, 2008 posted by

New Gray-Hoverman Super Antenna – television antenna geeks release radical new Open Source design

So a bunch of television antenna heads have come up with a massively improved design for a UHF antenna which they say blows away current designs. What’s more they’ve gone and released the design for this New Gray-Hoverman Super Antenna via a GPL license so it’s free for all. Now that’s what we call community action. [via Slashdot]  “Boy, this antenna is hot. I finally got it pointed right. After I did a search for channels, I got 23 digital channels, and this is…


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Free Software March 17, 2008 posted by

10 Killer Firefox Extensions – nice useful add-ons for the world’s most flexible browser

10 Killer Firefox Extensions (that you probably don’t know about). Interesting list, and indeed most are new. The one that caught my eye and which I now have installed is HyperWords, which crams a very cool set of tools into one svelte package – search, copy, translate, convert….you get the picture. It’s a keeper. Tags: firefox, freeware, 10+killer+firefox+extensions


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cool tech March 13, 2008 posted by

Quick Media Converter – free media converter rocks the kazbar

Quick Media Converter. Belgium freeware program does more than just convert a lot of media types to other types. It also features a webcam mode to record video from your webcam, and has Camstudio embedded so you can create screencasts of your Windows desktop and convert the footage into anything you like. There’s also a video portal included where you can upload videos for public and private consumption. Nice comprehensive little package all round (and it comes with some solid…


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Awesome March 12, 2008 posted by

Crayon Physics – oooooooooh!

Crayon Physics. Petri Purho’s innovative game prototype is so much fun that it’s…well…beyond. There’s a full-on commercial version called Crayon Physics Deluxe coming. Oh my giddy feet.  You play with crayons and physics. The goal of the game is to move the red ball so that it collects the stars. You can cause the red ball to move by drawing physical objects. With left mouse button you can draw and with right you can remove objects. Tags: crayon+physics, game, freeware


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FotoKoi brings photographers and photo buyers together…

Tue 01 Nov 2011

FotoKoi brings photographers and photo buyers together on their phones
Now and then you need a picture for your website, a presentation, or any number of other things. Finding the […]

Freecell for mobiles - free solitaire card…

Tue 05 Aug 2008

Freecell, the single most popular game anywhere in the world on the PC, is now available for free for mobile […]

Send to Kindle lets you transfer any…

Thu 19 Jan 2012

Send to Kindle lets you transfer any document to your Kindle [Daily Freeware]
Having a Kindle is a great way to keep a large collection of books at your fingertips, no matter where […]

PirateBrowser - new browser bundle evades government…

Mon 12 Aug 2013

PirateBrowser – new browser bundle evades government censorship rules with a click [Freeware]
Everyone loves the Internet, even governments. It's good for communications, trade and peaceful cooperation. But some of the more autocratic […]

WPS Office - the best darn Android…

Thu 28 Jan 2016

WPS Office – the best darn Android office suite around [Freeware]
It's a fact that the more powerful these darn smartphones become, the more tempting it is to use them for […]

Context Menu Enhancer - super cool freeware…

Thu 08 Apr 2010

Context Menu Enhancer is one of those very cool little free Windows utilities which can make your life more than […]

Hovr - yet more free games for…

Wed 05 Dec 2007

Hovr is a new service which offers free games for you to play on your mobile phone. And guess what? […]

KZTechs Software Suite - free Windows repair…

Fri 15 Feb 2008

KZTechs Software Suite. A comprehensive suite of free software tools for monitoring, checking and repairing a Windows installation. The most […]

Resurrect Pages - excellent Firefox addon lets…

Tue 24 Nov 2009

The free Resurrect Pages addon for Firefox gives you the power to restore lost Web content at a stroke. You […]

Dup Detector - hunt out those duplicate…

Mon 07 Dec 2009

Dup Detector is a very clever freeware utility designed to locate duplicate photos on your hard disk. Dupes are an […]

ManyCam - freeware lets you have fun…

Tue 14 Dec 2010

ManyCam is a freeware program which lets you play around with your webcam for fun and giggles. You can add […]

OneLoupe makes your laptop's tiny text big…

Fri 14 Sep 2012

OneLoupe makes your laptop’s tiny text big enough to read [Freeware]
One of the great things about laptop computing is the portability of being able to work anywhere. One of the […]

Noisy Typer gives an old-fashioned feel to…

Mon 10 Sep 2012

Noisy Typer gives an old-fashioned feel to a new-fangled machine
There's a certain sort of charm that comes with using a typewriter. It's not really that it makes typing easier, […]

MapCreator 2.0 - freeware lets you build…

Mon 29 Nov 2010

MapCreator 2.0 is a cool free map creation program which gives you the power to create sophisticated maps with images, […]

Cloudmagic gives you the ultimate power of…

Mon 02 Apr 2012

The problem with computers is they generate data, lots and lots of data. Not only that, but they store this […]

GSpot.…

Wed 09 Nov 2005

GSpot. Having trouble playing video? Then use this clever free utility which analyses the problem and tells you what you need […]