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Bookmark This! December 31, 2009 posted by

EssentialPIM Portable – freeware lets you carry your life around on a flash drive

This free EssentialPIM program is proof that even in this web-centric day and age people still enjoy using good old fashioned personal information managers to organise their lives. The freeware version offers the core features you need to stay on top of things, including a scheduler, to-do list, outliner and contact manager, although you’ll need to pony up $39.95 for the email functionality of the Pro version. One cute option is to install the whole thing onto a USB drive and carry it around…


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Free Software December 30, 2009 posted by

TeboCam – free motion sensitive webcam software will guard your place

TeboCam is a free webcam program which uses motion sensing tech to monitor and alert you if anyone enters a room without permission. This makes it great for checking on your cubicle (how many lunch bags have you lost this year already?) and also for making sure the servants aren’t stealing the silver in your remote country cottage.  Receive emails with images of any movement detected. -Publish movement images to website. -Graph of movement over time (with calendar facility). -Start movement detection…


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Bookmark This! December 29, 2009 posted by

99 Free Games from 2009 – some super duper fun for the holidays and beyond

99 Free Games from 2009. Flash fun. Free. Some weird, some cute, some not so. Enjoy.  The following is a list of 99 free games (in no particular order) that I’ve enjoyed this calendar year, nearly all of which have been released in 2009 or very late in 2008. So why don’t you take a break from funding corporate overlords and see just what a feast there is out there in the wide world below the big ticket level—all you…


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Free Software December 26, 2009 posted by

CorsixTH – free open source Theme Hospital game clone

CorsixTH is a free open source clone of the Theme Hospital game. Works on Linux, Windows and Mac and looks like oodles of fun. You’ll need the original game files to play.  CorsixTH, an open source clone of the classic game Theme Hospital, has released Playable Beta 1, making it the first open source Theme Hospital clone to reach playable status. Representing five months of development since the project launched, CorsixTH Playable Beta 1 implements many of the features of…


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Free Software December 24, 2009 posted by

Clean Drive – freeware for the very brave auto deletes old files

The free Clean Drive utility lets you delete all files older than a set date in a particular directory or drive. Automatically. If that doesn’t send a chill up your spine, you’re clearly in the target demographic. Go forth brave warrior and reduce your clutter the Macho-Man way.  Clean Drive allows you to find all files under a specified drive or directory (including subdirectories) that are older than a specified number of days. You are then given an option to…


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Free Software December 23, 2009 posted by

Fake Progress Bar – freeware helps you look like you’re working…when you’re not

Look we’re not condoning laziness, oh no no. Goofing off at this time of year is not good for the soul or the economy. Nope sirree. But this freeware Fake Progress Bar looks to be tailor made for those of us who need a little extra time to ourselves while we count down days to the Yuletide festivities. Install, run and sit back while you wait for the fake computer tasks to run through. Rinse. Repeat. Go home. Profit!  A fully…


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Awesome December 18, 2009 posted by

Kantaris – awesome new free media player jazzes up our favourite VLC program

Hard core media junkies who know and love the most awesome VLC media player will adore the arrival of this new, snazzier player based on the same codebase. Developed by Swedish student Christofer Persson, Kantaris offers all the fabulous ‘play anything’ ease of use of VLC, but wraps it up in a much more accessible, user friendly and dare we say modern, interface. It’s awesome! A super easy video library function, LastFM integration and in-built Apple movie trailer search engine….


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Bookmark This! December 17, 2009 posted by

Threatfire – supercharge your anti virus with this free add-on

Threatfire is a freeware anti virus program which sits alongside your normal anti-virus software to add an extra layer of protection. It doesn’t use standard signatures but is behaviour based, which the developers claim makes it more efficient at catching unknown or ‘zero-day’ malware attacks. Apparently this means you’ll enjoy up to 217% more protection than with a single A/V program like Kaspersky or Trend Micro installed. Golly!  ThreatFire is zero-day security software designed for the average consumer. ThreatFire protects in…


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Bookmark This! December 16, 2009 posted by

Dudeism Relaxation Reminder – freeware aims to make life more chilled, brah

The Dudeism Relaxation Reminder is a free program which spits up a pop-up every so often to remind you to take a break from the computer monitor and go smell the roses. Dude. It’s the creation of the Church of the Latter Day Dude (of which I am an ordained minister) and therefore comes with impeccable dudeist credentials. What else would you expect from the slowest growing religion in the world?  The Dudeism Relaxation Reminder helps you adhere to a strict…


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Free Software December 15, 2009 posted by

Pickka Health Product Advisor – give your smartphone some medical savvy

It’s not hard to see where this Pickka Health Product Advisor is going in terms of a revenue harvest. Install on your smartphone or iPhone, enter in your symptoms and the free program will give advice on a range of suitable medical products. Y’know, cough syrups and stuff. The fact that all the recommendations are done via brand names spells it out of course, so treat it with some suspicious minds, peeps. You can try it out on the web site…


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Bookmark This! December 15, 2009 posted by

LinCity-NG – the open source city simulation game

LinCity-NG is a city simulation game. You know, kind of like that game we all used to play back in the day. What was it called? Well anyway, it’s fun, free and…well…fun. You need more of an excuse? Runs on Windows, Linux, Mac and Geek.  LinCity-NG is a city simulation game. It is a polished and improved version of the classic LinCity game. In the game, you are required to build and maintain a city. You can win the game either…


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Bookmark This! December 14, 2009 posted by

Auslogics Disk Defrag – the free easy way to improve the performance of your PC

There’s no doubt that using a hard disk defragging tool is one of easiest ways to improve the performance of an older computer, so it’s always good to report on new products which offer value in this area. The Auslogics Disk Defrag program is a free utility which not only defrags the drive, but also optimises the hard disk by moving system files to a more efficient location for faster loading, and by ‘consolidating’ free space to improve speed. I…


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Free Software December 11, 2009 posted by

Ringtone Sound Effects – 900+ free sound effects for your mobile phone

Here’s a collection of over 900 free Ringtone Sound Effects in MP3 format for you to enjoy (scroll down the page). Some are pretty good, like the alarm bells, some not so (e.g. almost all the spoken ones are too low res to use). But hey, the price is right. Enjoy.  Why be like everyone else with a plain, dull piece of music for your ringtone. Now when your phone rings you can have the 3 stooges speak, hear laughs,…


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Bookmark This! December 10, 2009 posted by

FrostWire – open source P2P freeware combines iTunes with BitTorrent

 FrostWire is a cool freeware program for sharing files with your nearest and dearest. Or indeed other people. Based around the original Limewire code and firmly wedded to Open Source principles, this new product still centers around the Gnutella protocols, but adds in some super new sauce to make it even more useful. Like the ‘Automatically Add to iTunes’ feature which adds downloaded tracks to your iTunes account without you having to lift a finger. Neat.  FrostWire, a Gnutella Peer-to-Peer…


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Eco Friendly December 9, 2009 posted by

GreenPrint – Useful freeware to save money and trees

Nigel blogged about GreenPrint a couple of years ago but the times they are a changin’. GreenPrint is now freeware for homes, schools and non-profit organisations, being supported by way of “tasteful” advertising. If you need a faster GreenPrint experience then there’s Home Premium for US$29. GreenPrint is a print utility that allows you to select which parts of a page to print and which parts to discard before printing. You can then elect to send the print job to…


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Chrome Remote Desktop Extension makes screen sharing…

Thu 03 Nov 2011

Chrome Remote Desktop Extension makes screen sharing free and easy
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Kids Web Menu - free children's web…

Wed 05 Mar 2008

Kids Web Menu. Simple and easy to use children’s web browser offers safe customised surfing for tiny tots. You select […]

150 Free Photoshop Plugins - spice up…

Mon 16 Aug 2010

150 Free Photoshop Plugins. Photoshop is super cool not least because there's a ton of free plugins around the world […]

Mobile web mastery.…

Fri 15 Jul 2005

IYHY. Pretty cool tech for feeding web content to your mobile phone or device a la Skweezer. Strips away CSS, […]

Photo! 3D Album - free 3 dimensional…

Tue 29 Apr 2008

Photo! 3D Album. Let’s say you’re bored with traditional flat photo albums, 2 images to a page, click to see […]

Global Village Construction Set - keeping civilization…

Mon 19 Nov 2012

Global Village Construction Set – keeping civilization alive via free open source blueprints
Long time readers will know how passionate we are here about the open source movement in all its forms. For […]

MTalk - new messaging service goes beyond…

Thu 20 Feb 2014

MTalk – new messaging service goes beyond Skype and Whatsapp offering free click to talk/text [Freeware]
Yesterday's announcement that Facebook is buying Whatsapp has got the pundits chattering, and with good reason. But for many users, […]

Make typing easy. Peasy.…

Mon 17 Jul 2006

Phrase Express. Auto text entry freeware which lets you add phrases and words to your documents at the press of […]

Local host.…

Mon 05 Sep 2005

LocalHost. Very interesting Java based Open Source online file sharing application which combines a kind of wiki-like group access and […]

1 million free and legal music tracks…

Tue 24 Sep 2013

1 million free and legal music tracks – announcing the relaunch of our favorite section for y’all [Freeware]
Long time readers will know that way back in Nov 2003 we launched a section of the site which listed […]

RetroShare - the very best private communication…

Fri 25 Jan 2013

RetroShare – the very best private communication suite for you, your friends and your business [Freeware]
Web services like Facebook and Twitter are very nice, but if you object to splashing your name and personal details […]

Creepy software maps out your tweets and…

Tue 01 Mar 2011

Creepy software maps out your tweets and Flickr images
The internet has given us countless ways to stealthily check up on people who we are interested in. Facebook is […]

Metatogger - superb freeware tags your music…

Fri 22 Apr 2011

Metatogger is a brilliant freeware program which automagically identifies and tags your music tracks in a variety of formats including […]

Backup your tabs for later viewing with…

Mon 02 Jan 2012

Backup your tabs for later viewing with ZipTabs
I'm notorious for having an excessive amount of tabs open in my browser. In fact, I usually have several windows […]

EssentialPIM Portable - freeware lets you carry…

Thu 31 Dec 2009

This free EssentialPIM program is proof that even in this web-centric day and age people still enjoy using good old […]

Bravofiles - 200+ Windows and other O/S…

Wed 12 Jan 2011

Bravofiles is a nicely indexed collection of over 200+ drivers for a variety of operating systems and equipment, available for […]