Posts by Category: Free Software

Software for nuttin’.

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…


Continue Reading »Amic Email Backup – backup your precious email automatically and for free
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…


Continue Reading »Anti Keylogger Shield – protect your computer against keyloggers
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…


Continue Reading »Three amazing WordPress tweaks – so you thought WordPress was just for blogging, eh?
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…


Continue Reading »iComment – turn the whole internet into one big comment forum
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…


Continue Reading »FireShot – super cool screenshot grabber for your browser
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…


Continue Reading »The Music Collection Generator – five tools for creating a great free music collection
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,…


Continue Reading »Smart Shutdown – free instant shut down button for Windows
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…


Continue Reading »Clownsuits – search tools for hard to find files and stuff
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…


Continue Reading »Video Flip and Rotate – free video tweaking software quickly and cleanly puts things right
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…


Continue Reading »Diagram Designer – freeware graphics editor for charts and stuff…
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.  …


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


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


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


Continue Reading »Quick Media Converter – free media converter rocks the kazbar
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


Continue Reading »Crayon Physics – oooooooooh!

Category Archive

Moborobo - cool smartphone management tool is…

Wed 06 Feb 2013

Moborobo – cool smartphone management tool is the perfect backup option for multiple phones [Freeware]
Which family just has one phone nowadays? None. Most families have two or three of different types, brands, platforms, and […]

Tin-Can - ultra cool Android messaging app…

Fri 08 Nov 2013

Tin-Can – ultra cool Android messaging app doesn’t need Internet or a cellular connection [Freeware]
There's a ton of smartphone messaging apps out there, but they all need some sort of Internet or cellular network […]

Field Trip – free app helps you…

Tue 29 Jul 2014

Field Trip – free app helps you explore places one cool and unique thing at a time [Freeware]
There are interesting things all around us. I’m not talking about, like, magic in the natural world, I’m talking about […]

PIM free.…

Thu 03 Nov 2005

Essential PIM. It’s free, it’s a Personal Information Manager program. It’ll schedule, contact, to-do, note and speak multiple languages. […]

Google WiFi Secure Access.…

Tue 20 Sep 2005

Google Secure Access. Not clear whether this works outside of San Francisco, but Google’s just introduced a secure WiFi service. […]

Google Maps gets an offline map update...the…

Mon 02 Jul 2012

Digital maps are awesome, and top of the tree at the moment is the venerable Google Maps. This map and […]

Pressure Net - let your phone improve…

Mon 18 Feb 2013

Pressure Net – let your phone improve the world’s weather forecasts [Freeware]
Nowadays many of the latest smartphones come with an interesting new feature that few people know about. Embedded inside the […]

Weather Watcher - turn your computer into…

Wed 03 Sep 2008

Weather Watcher – turn your computer into a superb weather station
If you're into weather, then you're going to love love love Weather Watcher. We're talking a beautifully arranged and fully […]

Vodburner - record your Skype video calls…

Mon 28 Jun 2010

Vodburner is a freeware plugin for Skype that lets you record your video calls from both sides at once. You […]

Tiny Clip.…

Tue 15 Nov 2005

TinyClip. A rather neat converter of long URLs to the TinyURL format. Just copy the long link to the clipboard […]

Use MightyText to mirror your text messages…

Fri 08 Jul 2011

Use MightyText to mirror your text messages on your PC
Have you ever been texting someone, and wished that you could also view the messages on your computer? This would […]

Cas - freeware generates photo contact sheets…

Mon 14 Mar 2011

Cas is a small freeware program which generates contact sheets of photos. Just point the program at the folder of […]

Podtrans - banish iTunes and manage your…

Mon 29 Oct 2012

Podtrans – banish iTunes and manage your music the easy way [Freeware]
There's no getting away from it, you either love or hate iTunes, the Apple application for managing the media on […]

Tickr - the latest news on your…

Tue 19 Feb 2013

Tickr – the latest news on your desktop with a click [Freeware]
If you're one of those who prides themselves on being news junkies and keeping up to date with all the […]

Cleaning windows.…

Fri 15 Apr 2005

RegScrubXP. Pretty cool freeware for cleaning up the Windows registry. I say cool because when I tried it, it cleaned […]

DefragNT.…

Mon 25 Jul 2005

DefragNT. Free defrag program for Windows XP etc. Only OS-es built on the NT kernel newer than 3.5 […]