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Bookmark This! March 13, 2009 posted by

Construct Game Maker – free Open Source Game Maker for all

Construct is a free Open Source game maker program which will have you churning out hit titles faster than you can say Electronic Tarts. It comes with all kinds of groovy things like pixel shaders, bump-mapping and bone animation (ooh!) and most importantly it supports plugins, which means extensibility. If you’ve been aching to create your own game masterpiece, this could be your chance.  Construct is a free powerful and easy to use development software for both DirectX 9-based games…


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Awesome March 12, 2009 posted by

PortableApps Suite – free portable programs for your USB stick or phone

The nice folk at PortableApps have come up with the PortableApps Suite, which is a pre-packaged set of useful freeware you can download and install onto your USB memory stick, phone, iPod or PDA. Just plug in to the nearest computer USB socket and start work – no install, no hassle. It’s a great way to carry round an instantly accessible set of tools, and includes the Firefox browser, Thunderbird for email, Sunbird for Calendar/tasks, antivirus, messaging, games and office software like…


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cool tech March 11, 2009 posted by

BatteryBar – fab freeware keeps a close watch on your battery status

BatteryBar is a neat little freeware program which monitors your laptop computer’s battery status, and gives a super accurate reading of the amount of time you’ve got left. Unlike normal power meters, this one maintains a history of your discharge rates, which means it gets more accurate as you use it. If you’ve ever been frustrated by the seemingly random movements of the default Windows battery meter in the task bar, then this is probably your kind of tool. The Pro…


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Bookmark This! March 11, 2009 posted by

PinPoints – cool and useful way to locate the nearby where

PinPoints is a very cool mobile phone application which lets you find and transmit a location, address or business to your handset as an instant landmark . The service uses Google maps as the focal point for the web search, but you can search and send addresses from your email client or web browser once you’ve installed the right PinPoint tool (yes, there’s a Firefox plugin!). This kind of application clearly makes top use of GPS enabled phones, and it…


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Bookmark This! March 10, 2009 posted by

OpenTTD – the open source Transport Tycoon Deluxe port

OpenTTD is an open source port (geddit?) of Transport Tycoon Deluxe. It’s been enhanced too, with bigger maps, multiplayer, auto-build features, contours and re-worked infrastructure elements. If you’ve ever wanted to craft your own transportation empire, here’s your chance.  OpenTTD is an open source clone of the Microprose game “Transport Tycoon Deluxe”, a popular game originally written by Chris Sawyer. It attempts to mimic the original game as closely as possible while extending it with new features. OpenTTD is licensed…


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Bookmark This! March 10, 2009 posted by

Zimplit – open source website builder that works in your browser

Zimplit is a free open source website building browser add-on that touts simplicity as a virtue. It works from within the Internet Explorer or Firefox web browsers and comes with a range of open source design templates that can be used to get going quickly and easily. The idea is you click on the Zimplit button in your browser toolbar in order to edit. The software is fairly simple to use (demo here) but what you gain in ease is a little lost…


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Bookmark This! March 6, 2009 posted by

CrossGL Surface Clock – gorgeous maxi clock for your desktop

This CrossGL Surface Clock is a free resizable desktop clock which drags out to the size of your screen. You want a big clock you can show off to the world? You got it!  Full vector graphics desktop Clock that offers a unique, scalable interface that can be freely sized and placed anywhere on your desktop. You can make the clock display as large or as small as you like, and even rotate it 360° degrees if you feel the…


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Awesome March 5, 2009 posted by

Free Hi-Q Recorder – free sound recording program converts streaming audio into MP3s

Free Hi-Q Recorder records streaming audio into MP3 files. It works on both Mac and PC and also doubles up as an MP3 player and ringtone maker. This free version only records to a constant rate 96 kbps stereo MP3 format, if you want higher resolution, or recording to WAV, OGG, WMA and VBR you’ll need to stump up the $29.95 upgrade fee for the Easy Hi-Q Recorder product. Nevertheless this is still a rather awesome tool for audiophiles everywhere.  Record streaming Internet…


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Bookmark This! March 4, 2009 posted by

PicPick Tools – neat set of freeware designer tools

PicPick Tools is a neat set of useful freeware utilities for anyone involved in Web or design work. The kit includes a screen capture utility, color picker, ruler, whiteboard and other simple bits and bobs. There’s no install, so you can bung it on a USB stick or your phone and carry it around with you too.  PicPick is an all-in-one software for software developers, graphic designers and home user. It has an intuitive interface and simple, elegant operation. After…


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Free Software March 3, 2009 posted by

My Lockbox – freeware program hides and protects your private folders

My Lockbox is a freeware program which allows you to password protect and hide any folder on your Windows computer. Once locked no-one, not even an administrator, can get at the folder and files, until the password is entered. Simple and effective. It comes from the same people who created Hide Folders, so it’s also got a bit of pedigree. One for the tool chest.  My Lockbox is a security software enabling you to password protect any folder on your…


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Bookmark This! March 2, 2009 posted by

FotoSketcher – freeware turns your photos into pretty artwork

FotoSketcher is a free Windows program which lets you convert your boring old photos into glorious works of art worthy of any gallery. OK, so maybe we’re eggzageratin’ a tad here, but judging by the gallery you can certainly obtain some rather nice results. From our brief play it looks to offer a nice set of features, although we suspect that you’ll need to spend quite a bit of time playing around with the settings in order to mimic the effects…


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Free Software February 27, 2009 posted by

Yo Frankie! – open source 3D game points to the future of game development?

Yo Frankie! is a free open source 3D cross platform computer game which has been developed by the community, off the community, for the community. Or something. The gameplay is somewhat simplistic, but hey, it’s free and a solid effort which may point to a new business model for the  beleaguered video game industry. Perhaps. It’s available on Linux, Mac and Windows via a hefty 200MB download, so hurry on over and check it out.  Starting february 1st 2008, a small…


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Bookmark This! February 26, 2009 posted by

Family Budget Planner – freeware to help you keep track of those all important finances

Family Budget Planner. What it says on the tin really. A free expenses and family spending program. Makes it easy to track what you’re really spending each month. I get kinda scared by things like this, because they invariably reveal more about your cash flows than you really want to know. But hey, it’s a free tool if you need it.  The family budget planner is FREE software to help manage your expenses. While only in its first release it…


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cool tech February 25, 2009 posted by

One Swarm – P2P goes cool style friend to friend

One Swarm is a new free P2P file swapping program which goes one step beyond BitTorrent by offering what the developers call ‘fine grained control’ over privacy by allowing users to set who can share files. This kind of friend to friend file sharing (video) can be very useful in all sorts of ways (think sharing massive photo albums and the like) which makes it much more than just a generic music swapping tool. The freeware is also backwards compatible…


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Bookmark This! February 24, 2009 posted by

PNG Gauntlet – freeware PNG compressor makes your images teeny

PNG Gauntlet is a .NET freeware program that optimises the size of PNG image files. Actually it’s a front end for the PNGOUT command line program, but the end result is the same – your images get made smaller. Oh and most importantly, it does this impressive feat without losing image quality. If you have a lot of images and file size and disk space is important to you, then you’ll probably want to take a look at this.  PNGGauntlet…


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Category Archive

CPU-Z - freeware lets you check every…

Wed 27 Oct 2010

Every wondered whether your laptop actually was running at 2.8GHz? Or whether you did in fact have a meaty graphics […]

Dune II in your browser - classic…

Fri 30 Nov 2012

Dune II in your browser – classic game meets computer
Remember Dune? Based on the novel by Frank Herbert, Dune tells the epic story of a battle for resources by […]

Free PC Audit - grab more info…

Mon 17 Nov 2008

Free PC Audit is an information tool that grabs details of everything about your computer, from the hardware components through […]

InstallPad - automate your software installation process…

Fri 12 Jun 2009

InstallPad is a clever freeware program which automates the chore of installing software on your computer. It comes with a […]

iRemotePC - free remote desktop control and…

Wed 24 Jan 2007

iRemotePC. A freeware remote desktop control utility. Download the software to the machine you want to control and then access […]

Herenow - leave messages for the next…

Fri 30 Jan 2015

Herenow – leave messages for the next person to arrive at your location [Freeware]
Don't know about you, but there's been a fair few times when I've been to some place, a store or […]

My PetCams.…

Fri 15 Jul 2005

My PetCams. Keep an eye on your pet from your computer’s webcam, wherever you are. For goodness sake try and […]

Siphon - excellent freeware syncs your Firefox…

Fri 12 Nov 2010

Siphon is a super cool freeware addon for the Firefox web browser that lets you synchronize your addons across different […]

Foxclocks - Firefox add-on puts the world…

Fri 11 Jul 2008

Foxclocks is a neat little Firefox addon that lets you display your choice of world time clocks in the browser […]

RemoveWGA.…

Fri 04 Aug 2006

RemoveWGA. Fed up with Microsoft’s Windows Genuine Advantage spyware clogging up your Windows XP installation, phoning home every 10 minutes […]

Calendar Magic - everything you wanted to…

Tue 14 Aug 2007

Calendar Magic is a nifty bit of freeware which contains a huge selection of information and calculators for dates. It […]

Kindlebility lets you email entire webpages to…

Tue 12 Apr 2011

Kindlebility lets you email entire webpages to your Kindle
Tablets are great because they can do a wide variety of tasks. Surfing the net, reading books, playing games, you […]

Translate.net - freeware translation program covers 38…

Thu 17 Jul 2008

Translate.net is a free translation program which offers up 38 languages from 35 translation services including Google, Yahoo! Babelfish, Systran […]

CRON-O-Meter - open source dieting program stays…

Tue 21 Apr 2009

This CRON-O-Meter freeware combines the massive and very cool USDA food database with a simple but uber effective front end […]

Buzzer - add a handy free countdown…

Fri 10 Apr 2009

Buzzer is a free countdown timer for mobile phones. It’s J2ME compatible, so should work with most handsets, and features […]

Widelands - open source settlers game lets…

Thu 24 Oct 2013

Widelands – open source settlers game lets you build your civilization one humble plank at a time [Freeware]
You can never have too many opportunities to create your very own world, because let's face it, the one we've […]