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Free Software September 8, 2008 posted by

MakeInstantPlayer – go anywhere media packaging

MakeInstantPlayer is a simple, codec-free, media file creator for distributing video files. MakeInstantPlayer wraps the video file with a playback program called MPlayer and a splash screen if you wish, into a single executable .exe file. MPlayer will be familiar to anyone who has used the indomitable VLC media player in that it just works. Throw any media file at MPlayer (except Real and WMV9) and it will either play it or not, no codec hunting required, just run the…


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MakeInstantPlayer – go anywhere media packaging
Free Software September 8, 2008 posted by

Quick Delete – quick and dirty POP3 mailbox manager

Quick Delete is a small utility designed to make it easy to view and delete messages from your POP3 email account without having to log in. Why? Well sometimes you can get super large or corrupted messages in your mailbox which clog up the system and this is the best way to delete them and free up the system so your desktop email client can start working again. The other method of clearing things is to use a service like…


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Quick Delete – quick and dirty POP3 mailbox manager
Free Software September 5, 2008 posted by

Picasa 3 beta – photo storage and organisation done simple.

Picasa 3 beta has just been released by the Google machine and it’s looking pretty darn good. If you’ve never used Picasa then do yourself a favour and give it a try. As well as having a pretty advanced bunch of photo fixing tools, Picasa keeps your entire photo collection at your fingertips by scanning and organising all the photos on your hard drive or network with just a mouse click. Picasa 3 goes even further with a bunch of…


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Picasa 3 beta – photo storage and organisation done simple.
Free Software September 5, 2008 posted by

YAWCAM – yet another webcam…ah…cam

YAWCAM is a free Swedish webcam program with a couple of nice features, to whit a scheduler and motion sensing functionality. The other nice bits include a page designer, FTP upload for remote storage (pretty essential if you’re using it as a security cam controller) and a ban list so you can ban people you don’t like from watching your drying paint video stream. Simple, sweet and useful, just like freeware should be. Yawcam features: .: Video streaming .: Image…


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YAWCAM – yet another webcam…ah…cam
Free Software September 4, 2008 posted by

Avidemux – multi-format video editing and creation freeware

Avidemux is an open source, lightweight, video editing program with a surprising list of features. It reads most common types of video files; .avi, .mp1, .mp2, .mp4, .asf, .flv, .mov and more using a wide variety of codecs. You can do all the standard video editing things like cutting, splicing and so on in the familiar timeline-based linear editing layout as well as apply filters to fix video problems, sharpen images, import digital photos and resize video. Avidemux goes a…


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Avidemux – multi-format video editing and creation freeware
Free Software September 4, 2008 posted by

TubeTilla – clever little YouTube downloader and converter

TubeTilla gets our prize for the most twee product name of the week, but because it’s freeware, we’re going to forgive and forget. We’re nice like that. The software lets you download YouTube videos, so ho-hum eh? But the cool bit is the conversion on the fly to audio or different video formats for replay on different devices. Just select the video you want to download, and click on the relevant Save button and that’s it. All very clever, and…


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Cool Web Apps & Sites September 3, 2008 posted by

YoYo Games – an online game making community

Nigel first blogged about Game Maker , the free game designing software, way back in 2003. Well a lot has happened in 5 years. The Gamemaker engine is now up to version 7 and they’ve made a lot of improvements. Using Game Maker you can now create platform games, first person shooters, third person shooters, massive multiplayer online games and construction/management games like Sim City. The games you can make have also improved allowing you to add 3D models as…


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YoYo Games – an online game making community
Awesome September 3, 2008 posted by

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 featured Windows freeware application which delivers everything you’ll need for tracking your weather forecasts of choice (apart from 100% certainty of course). The main feature is the at a glance city forecast which covers all the important bits in a great interface. You can track by hour or via the 9 day tab, along with a barometer and wind tracker….


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Weather Watcher – turn your computer into a superb weather station
cool tech September 2, 2008 posted by

Edison – a bright idea for PC power management

Edison is a power management program that works with the tools in Windows to schedule the power needs of your PC. You can set up different schedules for the PC depending on whether it’s being used or it’s idle and Edison will look after all the normal tricks of switching off the display and hard drive, or suspending the PC all together. There’s also savings calculator that estimates how much CO2 and money you’ve saved. The makers claim that on…


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Edison – a bright idea for PC power management
Bookmark This! September 1, 2008 posted by

Virtual Box – convert your computer into a different machine for free

With the free Virtual Box virtualization software you can run Windows Vista on your x86 Mac or even Linux on your Windows machine. Why would you want to? Because you’re an intrepid explorer of course. silly. VirtualBox has an extremely modular design with well-defined internal programming interfaces and a client/server design. This makes it easy to control it from several interfaces at once: for example, you can start a virtual machine in a typical virtual machine GUI and then control…


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Virtual Box – convert your computer into a different machine for free
Free Software August 29, 2008 posted by

Burnaware – free disc burning software goes CD, DVD and Blu-Ray

BurnAware is a free disc burning program which creates audio and video cds and dvds, ISO discs and in fact anything that the big brand programs can do. The Blu-Ray bit is a bit fanciful, but hey, one day… BurnAware is the ultimate disc burning software. BurnAware Free is ideal for users with basic disc burning needs as backup, creating data, audio, video discs and burning disc images. Free, easy to set up and maintain, it enables you to save…


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Burnaware – free disc burning software goes CD, DVD and Blu-Ray
Bookmark This! August 28, 2008 posted by

Exif Date Changer – Fix those pesky photo times and dates

Stop me if you’ve heard this one. A couple of weeks ago it was our daughter’s 1st birthday. After the party died down a bit I grabbed a copy of everyone’s photos and dropped them into Picasa and, as I normally do, tried to sort them according to the time they were taken. Uh oh. There were photos everywhere. Turns out the clock in my father’s camera was out by about 11 time zones, thanks to a trip to Venice…


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Free Software August 28, 2008 posted by

Birthday Reminder – freeware remembers their birthday, makes you look good

Birthday Reminder is a small freeware program that makes you look good by remembering birthdays so you don’t have to. Sure, if you’re one of the lucky ones with a super efficient secretary you won’t need this, but for the rest of us poor people, it could be useful. I also find that Geni is a good tool for this (for all family members at least). Birthday reminder will alert you to birthdays you need to remember, in advance of…


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Free Software August 27, 2008 posted by

Dark Orbit – space, the final browserware

Dark Orbit is billed as a browser based space shooter. So if you’re a space buccaneering, freeware lovin’, massively multiplayer oriented geeky type this might be the place for you to hang out (with 20,000 other like minded folk). Oh and you can win prizes too. Oooh…. Experience the infinite expanses of outer space while you fight alone or with your allies in increasingly remote sectors. Discover strange new worlds and be on your guard for mysterious aliens. Join one…


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Bookmark This! August 26, 2008 posted by

Dolphin Community Builder – build your own Facebook with this open source software

So, you want to play like the big boys, huh? Build yourself an online social network empire like Mr Zuckerberg? Well now you can with the free open source Dolphin Smart Community Builder. It’s an Australian product which seems to offer just about everything you’ll ever need to set up an online community project, apart from the traffic. And some design smarts. The main site seems a little busy in terms of product offerings, but apart from that it looks as…


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Category Archive

Lingua.ly - free app helps you learn…

Fri 18 Jul 2014

Lingua.ly – free app helps you learn languages in an easy and natural way [Freeware]
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9800 Free Fonts - alphabetical soup for…

Fri 30 Mar 2007

9800 Free Fonts for your delectation. The interface is a bit dodgy, but if you’re prepared to persevere, there’s everything […]

John's Background Switcher makes your desktop interesting…

Mon 24 Sep 2012

John’s Background Switcher makes your desktop interesting again [Freeware]
We all love to add a personal touch to our environment, whether it's painting our den that particular color of […]

Share the love.…

Fri 17 Jun 2005

AllPeers. Yes yes, we know we’ve done rather a lot of photo sharing services lately [too blooming many – Ed], […]

Moffsoft FreeCalc - freeware Windows calculator with…

Mon 26 May 2008

Moffsoft FreeCalc is a freeware Windows calculator with a history tape, hot keys and regional settings and layout. Think of […]

AppLock - stop strangers from messing with…

Mon 01 Oct 2012

AppLock – stop strangers from messing with your smartphone stuff [Freeware]
The really scary thing about having a smartphone is the fact that it rapidly becomes a crucial part of your […]

Google Voice now testing number porting…

Fri 21 Jan 2011

Google Voice now testing number porting
If you've not checked out Google Voice, it's something that I would highly recommend doing. The service gives you a […]

Timy Alarm Clock – a cutesy way…

Fri 10 Jul 2015

Timy Alarm Clock – a cutesy way to wake up [FREEWARE]
Waking up in the morning is hard. The bed is comfortable and do you really want to leave the house? […]

Stay on Top Stop Watch - free…

Thu 24 Sep 2009

This free online Stay on Top Stop Watch is simple and effective. Download it, and you’ll have a download counter […]

Tue 26 Feb 2002

A couple of nice little utilities for MP3 users from Mpesch3. 1by1 is a quick and dirty and very tiny (19K) […]

Snap Clap – who needs a selfie…

Tue 19 Aug 2014

Snap Clap – who needs a selfie remote control when you can just clap your hands? [Freeware]
Why is it that so many of those perfect #KodakMoments happen when you're all alone, or even when you can […]

MP3 Skype Recorder - free voice call…

Fri 03 Jul 2009

The MP3 Skype Recorder freeware program gives you fire and forget recording for all your Skype call traffic. It copes […]

PhotoFiltre - free image editing program…

Tue 31 Jul 2007

PhotoFiltre is a free but fully featured photo editing program. All of the usual features are included such as clone […]

CLEO - simple way to install Firefox…

Wed 16 Aug 2006

The rather gorgeous CompactLibraryExtensionOrganiser or CLEO, lets you bundle up all your Firefox extensions into a single xpi file which […]

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 […]

Clear History – spring cleaning for your…

Mon 13 Jun 2016

Clear History – spring cleaning for your phone
Unless you’re the type of person that deletes every message and phone call a moment after it’s read/ended, chances are […]