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Free Software August 25, 2008 posted by

Spiceworks – free IT management software

Spiceworks is a freeware network management software package which is designed for geek professionals rather than Posh, Baby, Scary and Ginger. It’s free because the program beams ads at geeks, and judging by the user base of 400,000 it’s pretty successful.  Spiceworks combines everything you need to manage IT in one easy-to-use application: * Software inventory, network inventory, PC inventory. Inventory every IT thing you manage. * Network monitoring, Exchange monitoring, license monitoring and more. Stay alert! * Asset reporting,…


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Bookmark This! August 20, 2008 posted by

HDD Health – keep tabs on your computer’s hard disk health

HDD Health is a simple little freeware utility that monitors the health of your hard disk. It tells you the temperature too. Basic yes, but useful most definitely.  HDD Health is a full-featured failure-prediction agent for machines using Windows 95, 98, NT, Me, 2000 and XP. Sitting in the system tray, it monitors hard disks and alerts you to impending failure. The program uses Self Monitoring and Reporting Technology (S.M.A.R.T.) built into all new hard disks, and can predict failures…


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Free Software August 19, 2008 posted by

Best Cashbook – freeware money manager coddles and caresses your wallet

The Best Cashbook freeware financial management program helps you keep track of your incomings and outgoings, and we mean money folks, not wives. As someone who thinks that double entry book-keeping involves two shoe boxes and a Bic biro, I reckon this could be quite useful. Worth checking out (arf!).  Best CashBook is a blessing for cash management. Based on [cash + deposits – cards = net cash], it treats cash, deposits, credit cards and other financial accounts as one…


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Free Software August 14, 2008 posted by

Workrave – don’t let RSI get you down

I’m sure everyone has dragged themselves out of their chair at 3am after a hard night reading the internets or levelling up in Warcraft. Trying to stand up, you can barely see straight, every muscle aches and it’s all you can do to walk as the blood returns to nether regions. Whilst this might be ok once or twice a year, people who work with computers every day need to prevent these injuries as the effects can linger for years….


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Bookmark This! August 7, 2008 posted by

Webu – monitor RSS feeds for your choice of keywords and save time, time, time…

Webu is a sharp minimalist RSS feed monitor which allows you to set up keyword searches on feeds (or websites) so you can track specific stuff you want rather than having to wade through acres of junk you don’t. So far so OK, but what makes this freeware application stand out is the fact that there’s a learning mode built-in, so over time it will start to recognise what you like and deliver it to you automatically. I haven’t had…


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Free Software August 5, 2008 posted by

Freecell for mobiles – free solitaire card game for your mobile phone

Freecell, the single most popular game anywhere in the world on the PC, is now available for free for mobile phones. (Note: you have to hunt around on the site for the version for your handset). Oh and there’s a version called Solitaire  on there too. Tags: freecell, solitaire, card+games, mobile+phone


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Bookmark This! August 1, 2008 posted by

YouRipper – freeware tool lets you download and save videos from your favourite video sites

YouRipper is a free software utility which lets you download and save videos from video sites like YouTube, DailyMotion, Google Video et al. It’s kind of unusual in that it embeds itself into the browser title bar as an expandable icon. When you want to download, just click on the icon and copy/paste the video URL into the address box which pops open. The footage is then downloaded as a Flash movie, so you’ll need a Flash player on hand to…


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Bookmark This! July 31, 2008 posted by

ReadManiac – superb free ebook reader for all mobile phones

ReadManiac is an excellent open source Java ebook reader for mobile phones. The cool thing about it, apart from the free loveliness, is the fact that it comes with its own application customiser. You can select from a variety of different handsets and Java settings and it will create an ebook reader which will be optimised for your model of phone. One tip, make sure you increase the default memory size if you’re customising for a modern smartphone. (click to expand) Having…


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Bookmark This! July 30, 2008 posted by

Remember the Milk for Gmail – cool Firefox extension adds task manager to your email

Remember the Milk for Gmail is a super cool Firefox add-on which integrates a task manager into your Gmail service. You’ll recognise the name from the original RTM proglet, but this new version really does have some clever bits going for it. For starters the integration with Google is really tight, so you can link tasks with contacts, connect a task with a particular email (e.g. find out flight details and email back to Ian by Thursday) and even connect…


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Bookmark This! July 29, 2008 posted by

Namu6 Web Site Creator – free simple site creator is fast fast fast

Namu6 Web Site Creator. I want you to understand that you will NOT repeat not win any design, coding or other awards by using this free website editor tool to create your website, but you will be able to knock something up in about 3.5 seconds from loading the software. And to be blunt, there’s a ton of people out there who just want to bang up a quick page or two to publish to the world, and this will…


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Bookmark This! July 28, 2008 posted by

Magnifying Glass – very cool screen magnification freeware makes it all clear now…

The Magnifying Glass screen magnifying tool is really cool. There’s nothing super flash about it, but it does its job well. Just fire it up and move it over your computer screen to make everything so much bigger. You get hard, soft and fisheye lens options. Nice one.  Magnifying Glass is a high quality magnification software that employs advanced image filtering algorithms. It allows displaying magnified portions of the screens that are smooth and sharp which results in increased readability….


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Bookmark This! July 25, 2008 posted by

FoxLingo – Firefox extension provides automatic web page translations

FoxLingo is a Firefox add-on which provides all the language translation goodness that you deserve, you hard working surfer you. Not just the usual suspects either, like web page translation between 1000 language pairs, but also things like dictionaries, search and language learning. Preetty coool, yeais.  The Ultimate Language Tool! Web Page Translation, Translated Search, Auto Translation, Text Translation, Language Resources, Learning Languages, etc. Tags: foxlingo, firefox+addon, freeware


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Bookmark This! July 24, 2008 posted by

Speak-A-Message – record and send personal voice messages via email

Speak-A-Message is a free audio recorder for making and sending voice messages using your email program. You can also use it to add vocal annotations to documents or presentations, which sounds useful, eh? I’m not sure about the sounds effects feature, sounds like a recipe for lots of weirdness, but still worth a look I reckon.  Speak-A-Message provides a rich communication experience that enables you to create and email your own audio messages and to listen to audio messages in…


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Bookmark This! July 22, 2008 posted by

Poster Forge – make your own posters for freeeeee

Poster Forge is a free DIY poster making program. Yep, you too can now make movie, motivational and even wanted posters out of your favourite images. The free version sticks a small watermark on each poster you print, otherwise it’s $9.95. And remember folks, the wisest owl is the one which hoots at sundown.  Poster Forge doesn’t require any knowledge of graphics or design and enables users to create posters in clicks. This software has a step-by-step wizard for each…


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Bookmark This! July 21, 2008 posted by

Ots CD Scratch 1200 – free virtual turntable program for aspiring DJs everywhere

Ots CD Scratch 1200 is a freeware virtual turntable program which lets you play two songs from the same CD at the SAME TIME (their emphasis!). One forward and one reverse. And you can scratch and add vinyl crackles and all sorts of jollity. Yeah baby!  CD Scratch is a FREE, funky and incredibly fun “Virtual Turntables CD Player” performing the seemingly impossible… Play two songs from the same CD at the same time – one forwards and one in…


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Video Thang - freeware video editor will…

Tue 14 Jul 2009

Video Thang is a free video editor which combines a totally cosmic colorfest Flash interface with some pretty useful features. […]

IPWebcam turns your Android phone into a…

Tue 04 Sep 2012

IPWebcam turns your Android phone into a remote webcam [Freeware]
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Dropbox - synch your files across Mac,…

Thu 18 Dec 2008

Dropbox has been getting a whole heap of webplay recently, not least because it seems to work really well and […]

Lightbox - advanced digital image editor…

Mon 20 Jul 2009

I've been playing with Lightbox, a lightweight, multi-talented image editor. It's a small download, about 10Mb, and it's very quick […]

Status 4 Evar - restore the lost…

Wed 14 May 2014

Status 4 Evar – restore the lost status bar in Firefox 29 in an instant [Freeware]
We have to say we're enjoying the latest Firefox 29 version a lot. The browser definitely seems snappier all round, […]

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 […]

Spotify announces US service…

Thu 07 Jul 2011

Spotify announces US service
If you live in the US like I do, you're probably not very familiar with Spotify. For those not in […]

Nuzzle – get all the news from…

Thu 12 Oct 2017

Nuzzle – get all the news from Twitter without looking at your feed
Everyone is busy but we should take time to keep up on the news, it’s what is happening in the […]

Bubble or squeak?…

Wed 24 May 2006

Business IT Online. Free online calendar, financial modelling, contact management and business document management. Small case of deja vu looming. […]

Google Storage – put things in the…

Fri 14 Jul 2017

Google Storage – put things in the cloud
Backing up our data is increasingly important as much of what we do is digital these days. Many people use […]

Viridi – grow some cool digital succulents…

Wed 18 May 2016

Viridi – grow some cool digital succulents while you find some inner peace [FREEWARE]
When someone says video games you likely think kids shooting at each other in virtual worlds while they yell mean […]

Pinterest Lens – not quite a personal…

Tue 14 Mar 2017

Pinterest Lens – not quite a personal shopper but use this to find new pins
Ever seen something out in the wild and thought, “I really want that, wonder where I can get it?” Well, […]

SpyShelter Personal Free - freeware anti-keylogging and…

Mon 09 Aug 2010

SpyShelter Personal Free is a freeware anti-keylogger and anti-malware tool. The free version is for personal use only, but other […]

MyABCs - got kids, teach them early...…

Thu 01 Jul 2010

My ABCs is a freeware children's teaching tool which helps the child learn their alphabet with pretty pictures in a […]

105 Free Calendar Templates from Microsoft -…

Wed 14 Jan 2009

105 Free Calendar Templates. Microsoft has gathered all its Office calendar templates into one place. They’re free to download and […]

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 […]