Posts by Category: Free Software

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Bookmark This! February 19, 2008 posted by

Calibrize – cool freeware helps you calibrate your monitor in three easy steps

Calibrize. Nice new piece of freeware lets you calibrate your computer screen for colour and brightness and gamma and stuff. Dead easy to use, 3 minutes tops, and it certainly seems to have improved my viewing pleasure. Hey, it’s free too (advertising supported) so how cool is that? Download and enjoy.  Calibrize is free software that helps you to calibrate the colors of your monitor in three simple steps. Just download the software and follow the procedure to generate a reliable color…


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Bookmark This! February 18, 2008 posted by

Bit Che – meta BitTorrent search tool

Bit Che. Now here’s an oddity, and not just the name. It’s a free downloadable meta BitTorrent search engine which scans over 60 sites for the files you need. Having it as a downloadable instead of online as in youtorrent probably makes it more resilient, so for that reason alone it’s probably worth a bookmark.  Bit Che makes searching for torrents simple. It quickly searches lots of torrent websites for files and easily organizes the results. Bit Che allows you…


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Bookmark This! February 15, 2008 posted by

KZTechs Software Suite – free Windows repair tool kit

KZTechs Software Suite. A comprehensive suite of free software tools for monitoring, checking and repairing a Windows installation. The most useful component is the System Repair Engineer, which is a nice thing to have handy if your Windows suddenly starts doing strange things. Apart from the fact that it should highlight any suspicious processes going on, it’s super useful to have all the tools in one place. Tags: kztechs+software+suite, microsoft+windows, repair+utilities, freeware


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Awesome February 14, 2008 posted by

PDFMeNot – superb tool makes viewing PDF files a snap

PDFMeNot. Super cool online PDF reader which is an absolute blessing for anyone who spends a lot of time researching or just browsing the web. Viewing PDF files online is normally a real pain what with downloading, powering up Acrobat or whatever. Now you have a choice. Either use the online version to read your PDF files without hassle, or better yet use one of the free tools on offer. The best of the best is the Firefox extension which automatically and…


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Free Software February 12, 2008 posted by

Wireless Key View – retrieve your lost WiFi WEP key on demand

Wireless Key View. Very useful little tool for managing the wireless network WEP/WPA keys stored on your Windows PC. You can view the plain text version of the key, delete old keys and copy paste them to a file for safe keeping. It’s especially great if you’ve forgotten your WiFi access key and are locked out of your wireless router. C’mon admit it, we’ve all had moments when the old memory has failed us…!  WirelessKeyView recovers all wireless network keys…


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Bookmark This! February 11, 2008 posted by

VideoSpin – new free video editing program from Pinnacle

VideoSpin. A free video editing program from the Pinnacle Systems people. It’s basically a cut down version of Studio, which means that it’s very easy to use and comes with a nice timeline interface, cool features like dynamic titles, as well as audio dubbing and transitions. It also features advertising, but the biggest advert is obviously to get you to upgrade. Beware, if you want to output in MPEG, you’ll need to buy a plugin for $15.00. Definitely worth a…


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Cool Web Apps & Sites February 7, 2008 posted by

Ript – online scrapbook makes it easy but hard to gather information

Ript. Not quite getting this, but apparently it’s a new way to “organise your thoughts, tasks, inspirations, ambitions and so much more”. I tend to cringe a little when I hear the word organise linked with Web 2.0 nowadays, there’s just so much organising a single person can do with one web browser, see? Anyhoo, it’s a software download rather than a pure online play, which makes it slightly different. I guess…  Part scrapbook, part “to-do” list (or to-buy list),…


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Bookmark This! February 6, 2008 posted by

Open Clip Art Library – public domain library of free clipart for all

The Open Clip Art Library contains over 6000 new and 7000 archived pieces of clip art for your delight and delectation. It’s a pipeline source for Open Source products like Inkscape and OpenOffice so it needs support of course so spread the word. Great idea, nicely done.  This project aims to create an archive of user contributed clip art that can be freely used. All graphics submitted to the project should be placed into the Public Domain according to the…


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Bookmark This! February 5, 2008 posted by

uTIPu – record and share your screen in a video

uTIPu. Haven’t quite worked out the name yet, but this new screencast maker application looks pretty neat. Download the TipCam application, record your video and post, share or email the results. You also get 250MB of free storage space for your works. The whole thing is free right now, and of course it’s in beta. Definitely worth a look.  Capture and share your screen in a video In just a few clicks, our TipCam software records a video of your screen…


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Bookmark This! February 4, 2008 posted by

40 Free Downloadable Open Source Social Web Applications – short cut your new web empire

40 Free Downloadable Open Source Social Web Applications. So you want to step up and mix it with the Facebooks, Diggs, Friendsters et al, eh? Well here’s your chance. A whole bunch of free open source web applications focused around social, community, Web 2.0 type functionality. Although there’s no guarantees on the speed of development and fixes on this stuff, it’s a good way to check out what’s available and maybe even add to the pool of goodness by contributing…


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Bookmark This! February 1, 2008 posted by

Ear & Hearing Test – wassat, whatyasay…?

Ear & Hearing Test. Neat little freeware tool you can download to test your hearing ear by ear. It’s not a substitute for a proper test of course (so back down Dr Dre) but it’s cool nonetheless. I now know that I’m missing a bit of my top end (*sob*), which probably comes from too many late night Led Zep sessions in the cans. Ah well… Needs .NET. Nice one Johannes!  The program is designed to give you a quick…


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Awesome January 29, 2008 posted by

Free Calendars online – download and print off free Microsoft Word calendars

Man, I’ve been looking for a free downloadable calendar offer for lifetimes, so I’m delighted to deliver this great site to y’all. There’s a fabulous range of free calendar templates available, from weekly to annual versions, all formatted to work brilliantly with Microsoft Word. What I particularly love is the fact that they’ve thrown in some really useful customisation features, so you can print the calendars onto different sized paper, change your starting dates and days and even print in three…


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cool tech January 24, 2008 posted by

FlipSilent – switch your Nokia N95 to silent mode simply by flipping it over

FlipSilent. OK, so you’ll need a Symbian S60 handset with an accelerometer for this (Nokia N93i and N95 only at the moment?) but it’s still very cool nonetheless. Install it and you have the power to turn off an incoming ringtone just by flipping the phone over. You can also set it up to switch into silent mode when you flip the handset over, which makes it useful for meetings (as long as you remember to take the phone out of your…


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Bookmark This! January 24, 2008 posted by

44 free anti rootkit tools – stay safe out there…!

44 Free Anti Rootkit Utilities. Castlecops has gathered together a great selection of anti rootkit programs in a public wiki format. Definitely worth a bookmark for future peace of mind. Nice.  Currently (2006-2007), rootkits are the number 1 threat on most people’s horizons. Surprisingly, most of the current offerings that specifically target rootkits are freeware or open source. This list includes mainly generic anti-rootkit tools that are capable of detecting unknown rootkits rather than detecting only specific rootkits using only signature methods. All antiviruses and…


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Free Software January 17, 2008 posted by

Text Mining Tool – cool free tool grabs text from PDF, HTML, Doc files

Text Mining Tool. Vitaliy sends me notice of his new freeware product which quickly and easily grabs the text from inside PDF, HTML and other files. I tried it on a 76 page PDF e-book I had lying around and it worked a treat, extracting all the text into one easily copy and paste friendly chunk. I can think of lots of uses for this in terms of web site text, PDF text extraction without Adobe software etc etc. You’ll need…


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Category Archive

Lightpack is the open-source little brother of…

Thu 02 May 2013

Lightpack is the open-source little brother of Illumiroom
When we watch TV or play games, we tend to be doing so in the evening in a dark room. […]

Cryptainer LE - free encryption keeps your…

Fri 21 Dec 2007

Cryptainer LE. Free encryption software stores your private data in deeply secure containers on your disk. The program also provides […]

Home Inventory Manager - freeware lets you…

Wed 23 Mar 2011

Home Inventory Manager makes no pretensions to glory, it's just there to let you log your home contents quickly and […]

SSC Service Utility - take control of…

Mon 03 Nov 2008

SSC Service Utility. You own an Epson printer right? You’re fed up with the company owning your soul in terms […]

SmartNews – the app that curates today’s…

Tue 31 Jan 2017

SmartNews – the app that curates today’s headlines
There’s a lot happening in the world right now and it’s really hard to keep up with the latest news […]

29 Free Photoshop Plugins - tweak your…

Tue 04 Dec 2007

29 Free Photoshop Plugins. What it says on the tin. Load ‘em up and start tweaking, twisting and distorting those […]

Solicall - freeware offers noise reduction and…

Fri 08 May 2009

Solicall is a small freeware utility that offers noise reduction for your Internet phone calls. It works with most softphone […]

WeTransfer takes the hassle out of transferring…

Thu 08 Sep 2011

WeTransfer takes the hassle out of transferring files online
There are a number of ways to transfer files between two people on the internet. The most simple is email, […]

Movie Pal – agree on a movie…

Fri 05 May 2017

Movie Pal – agree on a movie without any discussion
It has been over a century since the invention of the movie and yet, it still remains one of the […]

Vista Clock - free analog clock with…

Fri 31 Jul 2009

The Vista Clock freeware is pretty cool looking. And it comes with some nifty extras, like chimes, a countdown alarm, […]

Use the free Microsoft Safety Scanner to…

Fri 22 Apr 2011

Use the free Microsoft Safety Scanner to clean off Viruses and Malware
Being one of the few tech-savvy people in my family, I'm usually the go-to person when someone has comptuer issues. […]

MyLastSearch - freeware scans and finds previous…

Fri 01 May 2009

The MyLastSearch freeware scans your web browser cache to locate and serve up past searches in a table for your […]

Session Box - brilliant tool lets you…

Tue 15 Jul 2014

Session Box – brilliant tool lets you save and sync your tabs for use on any computer anywhere [Freeware]
If you're a tabophiliac, you'll know that working on different computers and devices can be a confusing and daunting task, […]

Sample Swap - free audio samples for…

Mon 05 Feb 2007

Sample Swap. Free ‘professional quality’ audio samples for downloading. Over 7000 samples available and there’s a nice Flash audition feature […]

Share and peer.…

Wed 11 May 2005

Folder Share. Your files anywhere. But not on top of that stupid rock, I bet. Anyhoo, there’s a free basic […]

Essential PIM Free - your free olde…

Mon 18 May 2009

Essential PIM Free is a free personal information manager which delivers traditional scheduling, to-do list, contact management and a note […]