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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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Battery Optimizer transforms your laptop battery life…

Tue 07 Aug 2012

Battery Optimizer transforms your laptop battery life [Freeware]
If you use a portable product chances are that your number one gripe revolves around battery life. And if you're […]

Dark Room Word Processor.…

Tue 05 Sep 2006

Dark Room. Retro word processing program for Windows. Proof that weird stuff can be…ah…interesting. Dark Room is a full […]

FireTorrent returns! - super cool Firefox plugin…

Wed 27 Jan 2010

FireTorrent is a free Firefox Add-on which embeds BitTorrent downloading in the browser. The result is total no-brainer simple downloads. […]

Make the most of Dropbox with a…

Thu 28 Apr 2011

Make the most of Dropbox with a few handy programs
Dropbox is easily one of the most useful free online services around. Not only do you have the ability to […]

Financial Fate - the ultimate financial planning…

Thu 09 Sep 2010

Financial Fate is one heck of a freeware financial planning program. Unlike most programs which let you enter in fairly […]

MyPublicWiFi lets you share your 3G or…

Thu 16 Aug 2012

MyPublicWiFi lets you share your 3G or WiFi with multiple devices [Freeware]
Road warriors who travel all the time know the problem. Your hotel room offers free WiFi, but it's only for […]

Dark Sky – never let the weather…

Wed 19 Oct 2016

Dark Sky – never let the weather catch you by surprise again with this app
There’s nothing worse than planning for a sunny day only to be beset by rain halfway through. Or canceling plans […]

Freemake Free YouTube to MP3 Boom -…

Tue 04 Mar 2014

Freemake Free YouTube to MP3 Boom – instant fast conversion of YouTube to MP3 audio tracks [Freeware]
Regular readers will know we really like Freemake, primarily because they produce excellent free software without any of the nasty […]

Translated Gender – the app to help…

Wed 06 Jan 2016

Translated Gender – the app to help you remove outdated terms from your lexicon
It’s 2016 now (yay!) and it’s pretty clear that we’ve still got a long way to go when it comes […]

SpaceSniffer - identify the space hogs on…

Tue 18 Aug 2009

SpaceSniffer is a clever little freeware program which scans your hard disk and gives you a graphical representation of what […]

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, […]

Trello – taking index cards the digital…

Thu 10 Mar 2016

Trello – taking index cards the digital age [FREEWARE]
Life can get very busy and very complicated especially when you’re juggling multiple projects and/or people. It would be great […]

Menthal - how addicted are you to…

Thu 30 Jan 2014

Menthal – how addicted are you to your smartphone? [Freeware]
Our growing reliance on our mobile phones is becoming something of a standing joke. We laugh as people refuse to […]

What is Hang? - freeware tracks down…

Wed 18 May 2011

There's nothing more annoying than being the victim of an aberrant Windows program which hangs the whole system at random […]

CrossLoop - free screen sharing software…

Mon 16 Aug 2010

CrossLoop is a free screen sharing program which gives a remote person access to your screen for data sharing, technical […]

Use File Repair to freely repair corrupted…

Tue 05 Jul 2011

Use File Repair to freely repair corrupted files
How many times have you tried to open a very important document, only to find out that it is corrupted? […]