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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

Cleeki - Firefox addon delivers instant goodies…

Mon 28 Mar 2011

Cleeki is a free Firefox addon which gives instant right mouse button access to a user customisable selection of useful […]

Churnalism gets an updated set of browser…

Tue 12 May 2015

Churnalism gets an updated set of browser plugins [Freeware]
Churnalism, the webservice which lets you check to see if you are reading a real news story online or just […]

Babbel - learn a language for free…

Fri 21 Jun 2013

Babbel – learn a language for free using your phone [Freeware]
Vacation time is great, but if you're one of the millions who travel abroad for your break, it can lead […]

Sleepio – use science to help you…

Tue 03 Feb 2015

Sleepio – use science to help you sleep better
Do you have trouble sleeping? Or do you think that maybe you could sleep better? Sleepio is an app that helps […]

Adobe offering complete CS2 software suite...FOR FREE!…

Tue 08 Jan 2013

Adobe offering complete CS2 software suite…FOR FREE! [Freeware]
Adobe is turning off the authentication servers used with its Creative Suite 2 (CS2) software of several many years ago. […]

Use Magic Boss Key to instantly hide…

Fri 13 May 2011

Use Magic Boss Key to instantly hide Facebook at work
If you work a job that requires you to sit in front of a computer for long periods, then you've […]

UnlockShake - lock and unlock your Symbian…

Wed 15 Oct 2008

UnlockShake is a small freeware proglet which lets you use the accelerometer on your Symbian smartphone to lock and unlock […]

TinEye - cool free reverse image search…

Thu 29 Oct 2009

TinEye is a very cool search engine for images which makes it a snap to find similar or identical images […]

Commotion - open source tools to create…

Tue 27 Aug 2013

Commotion – open source tools to create your own private internet [Freeware]
One of the things that is so great about the Internet is its ability to bring people together, but often […]

Rhymesaurus Free Edition - free rhyming dictionary…

Mon 30 Aug 2010

Rhymesaurus Free Edition is a freeware rhyming dictionary which'll guarantee you a Top 10 hit on any chart you want. […]

Dukto - absolutely brilliant cross platform file…

Thu 28 Feb 2013

Dukto – absolutely brilliant cross platform file mover is a must have tool [Freeware]
OK, answer this question. How many times have you wanted to transfer a file, photo or other piece of information […]

CometBird - the new web browser with…

Wed 13 Jan 2010

CometBird is a new web browser – no wait, come back – which sports a few cool features which might […]

Nav4All - cool free worldwide mobile phone…

Wed 25 Jun 2008

Nav4All is a free GPS satellite navigation program for mobile phones. It’s available in 55 languages and with more than […]

Tonido - the brave little desktop that…

Fri 17 Jul 2009

Tonido is a fascinating example of a well thought out product which could have its work cut out gaining exposure […]

Popstar - cell phone game gives you…

Wed 05 Mar 2008

Popstar is a free Java mobile phone game which lets you live out your fantasies of being Michael Jackson. Or […]

iPig.…

Fri 03 Feb 2006

The iOpus Private Internet Gateway (iPig). At last, something with an i in it that’s got absolutely nothing to do […]