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Bookmark This! January 26, 2009 posted by

Deluge P2P client – new nice looking open source cross platform BitTorrent client

Deluge is a new open source cross platform BitTorrent client which sports the kind of nice clean user interface that you can take home to your mother. It’s not particularly lean, but it supports plugins for extra functionality and the fact it works on Mac, Linux and Windows is a definite plus. The install is a breeze and in use it’s easy to navigate and fast, which makes it a worthy contender. Definitely worth a look.  Deluge is a full-featured…


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Free Software January 23, 2009 posted by

Date Reminder – small freeware program reminds you of recurring dates

Date Reminder is a tiny freeware program which pops up an alert from the Task Bar when a date comes up you should remember. You can set it for birthdays, appointments, your bath month, anything you like really. Useful tool.  Date Reminder reminds you of recurring or nonrecurring events, like birthdays, bills to pay, appointments etc… The program can be run from the Startup folder with an option to show only, if there are any alerts for this day. If…


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Bookmark This! January 22, 2009 posted by

Handwriting Calculator – calculate handwritten formulae on your phone or PC

Nokia has come out with a freeware Handwriting Calculator which lets jolly mathematical types conduct handwritten calculations on their Symbian phone, Maemo tablet or Windows PC. It seems to work fine, although my ability to craft meaningful maths formulae stops with E=MCcubed or something. One for you nerdy numeros. Video.  Handwriting Calculator is a showcase of Nokia’s new handwriting recognition technology. It allows you to calculate handwritten math expressions with a touch-screen Nokia device (and with a Windows PC). Tags: freeware,…


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cool tech January 21, 2009 posted by

ProgDVB – freeware television software with recording

I was hunting around feverishly for a decent online television channel to use for the inauguration yesterday (Joost stuttered like crazy over here, and the BBC talk way too much) and I stumbled across ProgDVB. It’s a freeware TV watching program which gives you a huge set of global radio and TV channels to choose from, as well as cool PVR timeshift recording and a general recording feature for terrestrial and satellite broadcasts. I couldn’t record Internet TV for some reason (although the…


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Bookmark This! January 20, 2009 posted by

Drawing for Children – free art program for tiny Titians

Drawing For Children is a free drawing program for kids. It’s super simple easy to use for very young kids with most of the work being done by simple drag and drop clipart, icons or patterns. Super duper fun.  Drawing for Childen is a free drawing program for children with many nice options. You can draw with many different pens, you can put stamps on your drawings, create all sort of text effects, and much more. The program is suitable…


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Bookmark This! January 19, 2009 posted by

Sitelauncher – Firefox add-in makes it simple to access your fave sites

SiteLauncher is a Firefox plugin which gives instant keystroke access to your favourite websites. Once installed you can navigate instantly to the site by pressing a custom defined keystrokes (e.g. alt-shift-a for Amazon). You know what, it’s pretty cool. And rather useful. The big thing with all these helpers is to remember they’re there of course. I think I’m going to use this…  A Firefox add-on that gives a highly convenient and clutter-free method to quickly open websites that you…


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Bookmark This! January 16, 2009 posted by

FreeLanguageTranslator – because we all just need to get along

Here’s the deal. You can never ever have too many free language translation programs on your computer. It’s a fact. This particular version, The FreeLanguageTranslator, offers a basic but easy to use front end interface to Google translate. Cut and paste your text into the box, select from the large list of Google listed languages (or use Auto-Detect) and press Translate. You can set up custom dictionaries and there’s a translation accuracy bar along the bottom of the results to…


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Awesome January 15, 2009 posted by

Boxee – the world’s best media manager. Period

I’ve been Alpha testing the new free open source Boxee for Windows media manager and the more I play with it, the more impressed I get. At first glance it’s just another media center software clone, kinda like MythTV, Tvoon and Front Row (here’s an excellent list of media center software) but dig a little deeper and some awesome features start to jump out at you. The first thing to note is the 10 foot interface. Sure most of the better media manager programs…


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Bookmark This! January 14, 2009 posted by

105 Free Calendar Templates from Microsoft – get your dates right and prosper

105 Free Calendar Templates. Microsoft has gathered all its Office calendar templates into one place. They’re free to download and use (‘for genuine Microsoft users’) and are available for the full range of MS products from Word to Publisher. You’ll need to be using Internet Explorer of course, this being Microsoft, and go through that naff anti-piracy validation. But if you’re in the market for a free calendar for your desk, pocket or wall, this is as good a place…


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Free Software January 13, 2009 posted by

Dia – freeware Visio clone is a diagram queen

Dia is a free Open Source diagram maker which aims to provide the kind of flow and org chart loveliness that’s missing from your life. It was ‘roughly inspired’ by Visio (a darn fine product!) which makes for a good start. The latest version imports from Visio files and exports to just about any format you’ll need. Definitely worth a look.  Dia is roughly inspired by the commercial Windows program ‘Visio’, though more geared towards informal diagrams for casual use. It can…


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Awesome January 12, 2009 posted by

Crayon Physics Deluxe – the game is out…get it NOW!

The mega-fantabulous-super-funskadelic computer game Crayon Physics Deluxe is finally out. It’s a full commercial version at $19.95, but I’ve included it here under the freeware tag because there’s a free demo which is full featured and promises to deliver oodles of enjoyment while you’re scraping up the necessary credit-crunch cash to buy the complete thing. So please don’t dawdle, get your hand on that mouse, click that button and just enjoy enjoy enjoy! PC only at the moment though.  Crayon Physics Deluxe…


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Free Software January 9, 2009 posted by

KD Player – free Java MP3 player for your mobile phone

KD Player is a free Java based MP3 player for your mobile phone. It comes in a variety of screen resolutions, supports multiple skins and offers coolness that a lot of standard MP3 players on phones don’t (e.g. album art support). And it should work on most handsets, not just fancy smartphones. Worth a look. Tags: freeware, KD+Player, MP3, mobile+phone, java


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diy January 8, 2009 posted by

GridOMatic – print your own graph paper

GridOMatic is a freeware program for creating and printing out your own graph paper. Lovely little utility, free for personal use (although the developer asks for contributions and contact for commercial purposes).  The only purpose of this little tool is to print graph paper, either as millimetric (with 10th divisions) or imperial (with 8th divisions). A laser or inkjet printer is capable of printing paper of a very high quality, and as a bonus you can adjust the scale, to…


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Free Software January 6, 2009 posted by

Install-it – simple instant free CD installer utility

Install-It is a tiny freeware utility which does one thing. Burn this prog to the root folder of a CD, add some other program files and when you insert the CD into a PC it will automagically display a list of the programs ready to install.  It’s perfect for creating basic but easy to understand disks for friends and family who need to install programs, drivers or other bits and pieces when you’re not around. In other words, think of it as…


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Free Software January 5, 2009 posted by

Vista Codec Package – enhance your multimedia donkey of an operating system here

The Vista Codec Package is a standalone freeware add-on to Windows Vista which installs the codecs you need to run most popular media on the net and beyond. Sounds like a win.  With this package installed you will be able to use any media player, limited only by the players’ capabilities, to play all movies and video clips. Streaming video is supported in several formats in all popular web browsers. Users of VCP have the ability to choose what is installed and…


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Category Archive

Napster FM - awesome open source web…

Tue 16 Apr 2013

Napster FM – awesome open source web app streams your music library anywhere, anytime [Freeware]
The good old days of Napster may be behind us, but that doesn't mean the spirit of free music sharing […]

JPEGSnoop - has anyone messed about with…

Fri 20 Mar 2009

JPEGSnoop is a handy little freeware utility for examining image files to see if they’ve been tampered with or altered. […]

EggDrop looks like a mobile mashup of…

Fri 16 Sep 2011

EggDrop looks like a mobile mashup of Craigslist and eBay
When you're looking to buy or sell general household items online, it seems like there are two main places to […]

Tiny Core Linux - the very small…

Thu 13 Aug 2009

Tiny Core Linux is a very very small Linux distro which could probably fit on the end of your thumb […]

Prey Tracker - awesome open source freeware…

Mon 25 Oct 2010

Prey is an ultra awesome open source freeware program which you can use to track and recover your stolen laptop […]

AnnoPad for Chrome - annotate webpages like…

Mon 23 Jun 2014

AnnoPad for Chrome – annotate webpages like a pro [Freeware]
Keeping track of webpages when doing factual research can be a tricky task, and although you can use bookmarking and […]

Pressure Net - let your phone improve…

Mon 18 Feb 2013

Pressure Net – let your phone improve the world’s weather forecasts [Freeware]
Nowadays many of the latest smartphones come with an interesting new feature that few people know about. Embedded inside the […]

BarTab - free Firefox addon controls your…

Wed 05 May 2010

BarTab is a superb tool for all you Firefox tab junkies out there. It’s a free add-on which manages the […]

Reach-a-Mail - free memory stick email client…

Tue 07 Oct 2008

Reach-a-Mail is a small free email program that’s designed to give you full email handling facilities when you’re on the […]

Light Artist - freeware gives your photos…

Tue 16 Nov 2010

Light Artist is a freeware program which lets you tweak, modify and generally play around with the light settings on […]

Sweet Home 3D - free interior design…

Thu 19 Mar 2009

Sweet Home 3D is a free interior design program for the Mac, PC and Linux. It ships with a quantity […]

InBox2 - cool hybrid freeware and online…

Thu 11 Mar 2010

There’s no doubt that people are feeling overwhelmed by the deluge of digital communication hitting their eyes and inboxes, but […]

Mulve - freeware music finder offers 10…

Mon 04 Oct 2010

Mulve is a freeware music finder program which makes no pretension to be anything other than a way to find […]

Google Hotel Finder gives you an interactive…

Wed 03 Aug 2011

Google Hotel Finder gives you an interactive map of hotels to choose from
When I plan to travel, I spend a lot of time looking at hotels. Itís not always easy to find […]

Printee - Fixes Internet Explorer printing…

Mon 24 Aug 2009

Internet explorer is notoriously bad for printing web pages. While there are numerous Firefox extensions to deal with the problem […]

JPEG Lossless Rotator - freeware lets you…

Fri 06 Nov 2009

JPEG Lossless Rotator is a free program which lets you rotate your images without losing image quality. What, you mean […]