Posts by Category: Free Software

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cool tech October 21, 2008 posted by

Clipdiary – the free clipboard manager with history

Clipdiary is a free clipboard manager which saves all your clipboard contents in a database for future use. Which sounds like it could be pre-tty useful. Especially since I often wish I could retrieve URLs or street addresses which I’ve captured days earlier and lost. Oh and the times I’ve lost stuff because the application has hung. Hmm….I’ve just installed it, and we’ll see how it goes. I think it’ll be a keeper all right.  In most cases, that isn’t…


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Free Software October 20, 2008 posted by

RK Launcher and RocketDock – two free Mac type docks to make you feel Cupertino cool

RKLauncher and RocketDock are two free Mac-type dock utilities which give your PC that cool looking animated application dock on your desktop. OK, so if you’re like me desktop real estate is precious and not to be wasted on cool looking animated whatsits, but for some people it’s all about style. So enjoy!  RK Launcher is a free application that will allow the user to have a visually pleasing bar at the side of the screen that is used to…


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Awesome October 17, 2008 posted by

Spotify – the free music war is over, and we won…

OK, so today I’m going to declare it. The free music war is over, we won, the RIAA and music industry dinosaurs are licked. Forget all the stuff still going on in the courts, the RIAA press releases, they’re all smoke screen. It’s done, folks. Music is free. The battle is now about who controls the access and how it’s monetized, and that’s a completely different thing. The reason for my, some would say foolish, pronouncement is Spotify, which is a…


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Free Software October 17, 2008 posted by

Assault Cube – free open source first person shooter game

Assault Cube is a free Creative Commons licensed first person shooter game. It’s multi-platform (Mac, Linux and Windoze), very small and can be played multi-player over a 56k dial-up modem. You can even run it on an ancient Pentium 3 machine. Nice to see someone thinking of the cave-dwellers amongst us, eh?  AssaultCube, formerly ActionCube, is a free first-person-shooter based on the game Cube. Set in a realistic looking environment, as far as that´s possible with this engine, while gameplay stays fast…


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Bookmark This! October 16, 2008 posted by

Quick Month Calendar – add a tiny calendar to your task bar clock for free

Quick Month Calendar adds a tiny calendar pop-up to the clock icon in your Windows XP tray. Just hover your mouse over the clock and up it pops, ready to serve. That’s it. Nothing more dramatic. But definitely a bit useful.  QuickMonth Calendar is a freeware program which displays a small calendar on your Windows desktop whenever your mouse hovers over the clock in the system tray. The calendar display may also be toggled on and off by using the…


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Bookmark This! October 15, 2008 posted by

UnlockShake – lock and unlock your Symbian smartphone with a quick shake of the wrist

UnlockShake is a small freeware proglet which lets you use the accelerometer on your Symbian smartphone to lock and unlock the keypad. Just give the handset a little shake up and down to lock the keys, and from side to side to unlock. Unfortunately installation is a bit of a hassle (you need to install Symbian Python and stuff, and the readme is in Portuguese – which I’ve translated below) but if you’re looking for an unusual mobile app to…


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Bookmark This! October 13, 2008 posted by

Vista Start Menu – replace that awful Windows XP start menu and breathe free again

Vista Start Menu. If you dislike the kludgy, unwieldy thing that Microsoft calls the Start Menu as much as I do, you should download this small freeware program now. Suddenly you will no longer have to trudge, scroll click by aargh scroll click, through a huge list of programs to launch your app, because it will all be nicely arranged for you via a souped up interface. I’m not sure that it’s as good (fast?) as Launchy that we featured a…


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Free Software October 10, 2008 posted by

Responding Heads – control your computer with your voice

Responding Heads is a freeware voice control utility that gives you total control over your computer purely through the power of your voice. So we’re exaggerating a tad. However you can launch programs, and set up special commands which you trigger via a microphone. And as a bonus you get to create your own on-screen avatar with a special free editor. Thrilling stuff.  Responding Heads enables you to launch programs, commands and actions via voice commands spoken into your PC…


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Free Software October 9, 2008 posted by

Granthaalok Library Manager – run your own book library service for free

Ever fancied opening up your own book library? Got enough reading material? Well then you might want to take a look at the exotically named Granthaalok Library Manager, which turns your PC into a fully fledged book lending service. OK, so you will have to put up with a few multilingual Indian textual embellishments dotted around, but it seems to contain most of the stuff you’ll need, like membership lists, book tracking and search.  It simply revolves around the nine basic…


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Free Software October 8, 2008 posted by

WabMail – freeware email address extraction tool

WabMail. Short and sweet. Freeware proggie extracts a list of email addresses from your address book. Perfect for making whitelists to combat spam, or simply to check who’s in there and shouldn’t be. No frills, no spills.  Sometimes, you just quickly have to get a list of all the e-mail addresses in your address book. This can happen, for example, when you are configuring an anti-spam tool and you want to put all the addresses from your address book in…


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Free Software October 7, 2008 posted by

Reach-a-Mail – free memory stick email client lets you stay in touch when it’s dark out there

Reach-a-Mail is a small free email program that’s designed to give you full email handling facilities when you’re on the road and away from your computer. Store all your contacts and stuff on a USB memory stick and then stick it into any Windows PC USB port to start downloading and using your email service. Sure you can use Mail2Web or forward stuff to a webmail account, but this looks rather more sophisticated than your average webmail mess, which could…


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Free Software October 6, 2008 posted by

You Need A Budget – free personal budgeting software for troubled times

  You Need A Budget is a free household budgeting program which comes with a ‘unique, powerful and proven way to manage your money’. If that hasn’t sold you, nothing will, eh? You’ll need to follow their 4 step rules to make it all work apparently, but who knows, you may even be able to save the Porsche when you’re done. There are two versions, free and Pro, with the latter offering bank account synching and auto-budgeting recommendations. I suggest…


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Free Software October 3, 2008 posted by

StarBurn – freeware DVD authoring tool offers big name features for a great price

StarBurn is a free DVD authoring and CD burning program which provides the kind of sophisticated feature set that you usually have to pay for. It supports Blu-Ray for the three of you out there using that format, and comes with a useful set of wizards to help the novice do things right. Most impressively for a free program, they offer an active support forum, which is always a good sign of a developer’s commitment.  With StarBurn you can perform grabbing,…


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Free Software October 2, 2008 posted by

KeePass – free password management with super strong encryption

KeePass is a free password management program which, if you’re anything like me, you’ll welcome with open arms. How on earth are we supposed to keep track of all this stuff? Oh yeah and make sure that we’re not repeating passwords everywhere. Insane. The worse thing is this stupid new VISA Authenticated rubbish. So now when I shop online with a credit card, not only do I have to remember passwords, PIN numbers, memorable places/dates, the security number and my great…


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Free Software October 1, 2008 posted by

BookDB – free book cataloguing software makes your collection viable again

BookDB is a freeware book cataloguing program which gives you all the smarts you need to keep tabs on your massive collection of pre-war Mills & Boons. You can also use it to keep track of loans to friends and family, so next time young Johnny waltzes off with Pride & Prejudice you can summon him to explain his tardy return and suspicious literary tastes.  With BookDB2 you can enter all your books with author, category, publisher etc and print them out…


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Free Video to JPG Converter - grab…

Wed 17 Jul 2013

Free Video to JPG Converter – grab still images from your video with a click [Freeware]
Have you ever wished you could grab a quick image from one of your videos quickly and easily. Sure you […]

Poetry – find the perfect words with…

Wed 29 Mar 2017

Poetry – find the perfect words with this app
We can all use a little culture in our life from time to time. Poets have been sharing their words […]

Episodify - track your TV shows from…

Fri 13 Jun 2014

Episodify – track your TV shows from your Android phone [Freeware]
Don't know which episode you left off from your Friends marathon last weekend? Want to know when The Walking Dead […]

Use Clonezilla to clone your hard drive…

Fri 30 Sep 2011

Use Clonezilla to clone your hard drive for free
There are times where you want to preserve a computer exactly how it is. A good use for this is […]

Translate Client - cool freeware embeds Google…

Mon 02 Nov 2009

Translate Client is a new freeware program which embeds Google Translate functionality into Windows applications like MS Word, Outlook Express, […]

SoftKey Revealer - freeware lets you retrieve…

Thu 08 Jul 2010

Softkey Revealer is a freeware program which retrieves CD keys and serial numbers for programs installed on your computer. Great […]

Time Travel - freeware date calculator helps…

Wed 04 Jun 2008

Time Travel is a nifty little date calculator. You know, for calculating the number of days between two dates. Perfect […]

Clock n'roll.…

Fri 26 Aug 2005

The AJ Clock Screensaver from Anne Jan Beeks provides 14 delectable onscreen clocks for your pleasure, including that very cool […]

TalkO'Clock lets a real person call and…

Thu 25 Aug 2011

TalkO’Clock lets a real person call and wake you up in the morning
Getting out of bed in the morning is not always an easy task. I've always found it a bit easier […]

TED: Torrent Episode Downloader - the easy…

Thu 19 Nov 2009

T.E.D. – Torrent Episode Downloader – is a free program for TV junkies who need to keep up to date […]

Qlipboard - freeware lets you easily create…

Tue 11 May 2010

The web is awash with How To videos, such is our thirst for knowledge, which makes the Qlipboard freeware program […]

Spotify - the free music war is…

Fri 17 Oct 2008

OK, so today I’m going to declare it. The free music war is over, we won, the RIAA and music […]

EA Sims Online goes free of charge…

Wed 27 Feb 2008

Sims Online Free. Ooh, Electronic Arts has released a free version of the classic Sims Online game. If you’ve been […]

AM Deadlink - Removes duplicate bookmarks and…

Wed 09 Sep 2009

Bookmarking webpages is so easy that it's a rare person who doesn't have the odd duplicated bookmark. Reviewing your bookmarks […]

Coolector - free movie software comes with…

Tue 13 May 2008

Coolector is a free movie encyclopaedia program that ships with a database of 41,000 movies and 86,000 people. Think of […]

Enemy Nations.…

Fri 20 Jan 2006

Enemy Nations. Billed as ‘the best game you’ve never played’ and a cross between Sim City, Civilisation and Age of […]