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Bookmark This! December 8, 2009 posted by

Converber – superb freeware provides ultimate unit conversion power

Converber is a super freeware program for converting stuff. Lots of different stuff. Over 1300 bits of different stuff to be precise. We live in an insanely complex world of differences right now, so it would be foolish not to fight, and trust me, this is the conversion program you want.  Converber is a unit converter. It is a powerful software utility that will help make easy conversions between 1324 various units of measure in 38 categories. Converber converts everything from length and…


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Bookmark This! December 7, 2009 posted by

Dup Detector – hunt out those duplicate photos on your hard drives

Dup Detector is a very clever freeware utility designed to locate duplicate photos on your hard disk. Dupes are an inevitable part of life if you do a lot of – disorganised – photography, so this tool is probably the single most useful thing you can install if you have images scattered across disks and machines. It will find near matches too, so even if you have cropped or resized and stuff, you’ll be able to track down the similar…


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Free Software December 4, 2009 posted by

Media Monkey – the ultimate music freeware

Media Monkey is for serious music playas, what need the power of an all-consuming player, converter, jukebox, device synch, ripper, auto tagger, burner, podcast scheduler and music mood mixer. If you’ve got music on a hard disk, this is the puppy you need. It’ll cope with up to 50,000+ tracks and recognises iPhones, iPods and most MP3 devices on the market. And dude, that’s just the free version. The UI is a bit 1990’s but it’s fast, small and works hot…


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Free Software December 4, 2009 posted by

OmmWriter – Zen and the art of the great novel

If you find yourself distracted while writing, struggling to hear your inner voice over the hullabaloo (and you use a Mac), then go and download OmmWriter and disappear into writing bliss. Designed as a writing aid for a busy design office, OmmWriter gives you the choice of a snowy field, white linen or stark white as backdrops. Stick your headphones and disappear into sinister sounds, ocean breezes or the babble of a wandering brook. You can even choose what sound…


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OmmWriter – Zen and the art of the great novel
announcement December 3, 2009 posted by

New Free Red Ferret iPhone App – read it and weeple people…

Listen up and don’t say we don’t give you nuffing, ‘K? My chum Marc Kawam from Odiogo (which provides the spiffy audio version of our Ferret posts) has gone and created a free Red Ferret iPhone app for you all to enjoy.   Not only does it give you a beautifully formatted Ferret for all your reading pleasure and let you instantly email posts to a friend, but also offers an extremely awesome spoken audio version of the posts, so you can listen along while washing…


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Bookmark This! December 3, 2009 posted by

Thunderbird 3 RC2 – latest release candidate confirms that this is one sweet email client

The latest release of the Thunderbird 3 email client just landed on my desk via a discreet update to my installed beta and it’s very nice indeed. This RC2 version is likely to be the final test before the public release of the finished program, and first impressions are wow. It’s very fast, I love the new search tabs functionality and there are a ton of nice little features which make for an easier and more efficient email experience. Like the fact that if you…


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Free Software December 2, 2009 posted by

MuseScore – Free music composition and notation software

MuseScore looks like fun if you’re musically inclined. It’s a free, and open-source, music notation program that lets you create detailed sheet music easily. It’s WYSIWYG and you can enter your music using either a mouse, computer keyboard or MIDI. It has automatic note head positioning for laying out chords, you can add drum notation and cross staff beams. It’s also available in 20 languages and works with Windows, Linux and Mac. MuseScore is a free cross platform WYSIWYG music…


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Awesome December 1, 2009 posted by

TVTrigger – brilliant television listing and BitTorrent freeware is Spotify for TV shows

Well they finally did it. Someone made the ultimate television listings freeware and called it TVTrigger. So what makes it special? Not only does it feature all the main TV shows in a very easy to use categorised catalogue, but the information is exactly what you need to make an informed decision about whether to watch something or not. Ratings, description, episode listings, trailer and even the theme tune is immediately accessible from one show page. There are also direct…


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Free Software November 30, 2009 posted by

LeechBlock – stop wasting time and get back to work with this brilliant free Firefox addon

You’re weak, you know you are. You cruise the wrong kind of sites when you should be working, reading trash (like this), procrastinating, avoiding work. That’s why you need LeechBlock, an awesome Firefox addon which lets you set up access controls for various sites you need to avoid if you’re ever going to get any work done. You can block sites by URL, day, time, time spent…you name it. You can even set a password and then hide the unlock…


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Bookmark This! November 30, 2009 posted by

Fast App Store – excellent search engine helps you find mobile phone apps instantly

The FastApp Store aims to be a one-stop shop for all your mobile phone software applications. The site features a mix of free and commercial programs crossing the mainstream platforms…you know, iPhone, Android, Nokia, Blackberry…MySpace? Anyhoo, it’s fast, clean and you can personalise it to your platform instantly, which makes for usefulness. I also love the way they’ve done the categorisation, which makes it a snap to filter the search results in an instant. There’s over 123,000 apps on there…


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Bookmark This! November 27, 2009 posted by

British TV – freeware gives the world access to Monty Python and stuff

British TV is a small freeware utility which, when combined with the most excellent VLC media player freeware, lets anyone in the world watch 44 British television channels via the Net. It’s wonderfully geeky and simplistic, but also works, which is pretty amazing. Be patient as it can take a little while for things to fire up, and unfortunately lesser channels can disappear from time to time, but the main ones seem fairly reliable. Works on Windows, Mac and Linux. I personally…


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Bookmark This! November 26, 2009 posted by

40 Awesome Free Windows Apps you can Download in 2 Seconds

40 Free Windows Apps You Can Download in 2 Seconds. You guys know how I like cool tiny useful applications right? So how could I resist this nifty list? My favourite is still Launchy. If you’re into this stuff and want more, check out the most excellent and extremely minimalist TinyApps.org. Enjoy.  There are a ton of great, free applications that have been created in less than 1Mb – I didn’t fully realize just how many until I started putting…


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Bookmark This! November 25, 2009 posted by

gPDF – freeware opens PDF links directly in the Google docs browser window

gPDF is a freeware web browser plugin that lets you read web page based PDF links in Google Docs. This makes PDF doc access a lot faster than normal, which is a good thing. If you’re fed up with hanging around waiting for PDF files to load when you’re surfing, this is your tool. Works with Firefox, Chrome and Opera via Greasemonkey.  gPDF is a handy tool to view PDF files online. It scans webpages for PDF links and set them…


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Bookmark This! November 24, 2009 posted by

Resurrect Pages – excellent Firefox addon lets you retrieve the missing Web

The free Resurrect Pages addon for Firefox gives you the power to restore lost Web content at a stroke. You know, dead pages, sites which have been destroyed by Slashdot, all that kind of stuff. The addon basically lets you search all the cache services such as CoralCDN and Google Cache by embedding access into the ‘Not Found’ page you receive. It’s dashed clever and potentially hugely useful if you’re a heavy Net searcher. Very cool.  Dead pages, broken links, the…


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Bookmark This! November 19, 2009 posted by

TED: Torrent Episode Downloader – the easy way to keep up with your fave TV

T.E.D. – Torrent Episode Downloader – is a free program for TV junkies who need to keep up to date with their favourite programs. Missed an episode? No problem, just fire up TED, add the show and it will automatically hunt out and download the Torrent file so you can play catch up viewer later on. Marvellous.  ted makes downloading TV shows easy! We are two TV addicts. The internet is great to provide us with our favorite TV shows free,…


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Category Archive

Wajam turbo-charges your web searches with social…

Wed 25 Apr 2012

The world now revolves around friends, the more you have the happier you are, and in fact if you don't […]

Ashampoo Internet Accelerator 2 - freeware gives…

Tue 16 Feb 2010

The Ashampoo Internet Accelerator 2 is a free program designed to speed up your Internet connection. It’s easy to use, […]

Price Drop Monitor For Amazon keeps permanent…

Tue 29 May 2012

Everybody loves a bargain. The smell of the savings, the satisfaction of having bagged a better deal than your neighbour. […]

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 […]

DesktopOK - Multi-level desktop icon management…

Thu 01 Apr 2010

DesktopOK – Multi-level desktop icon management
Everyone's done it once in their life - accidentally-on-purpose changed their monitor resolution just to see what would happen, and […]

Show your opposition to SOPA/PIPA by participating…

Mon 16 Jan 2012

Show your opposition to SOPA/PIPA by participating in Internet Blackout on Wednesday
There's a word that's been floating around for the last few months that strikes fear into the hearts of internet […]

Shopitize - your smartphone is about to…

Tue 26 Mar 2013

Shopitize – your smartphone is about to revolutionize the shopping business
Do you remember when shopping meant spending hours wandering around crowded stores to pick out the week's necessities? Well the […]

Would being paid for each visit make…

Wed 11 Jan 2012

Would being paid for each visit make you more likely to hit the gym?
If you work a job that requires you to sit at a desk for the better part of your day, […]

Treesize Free - excellent freeware helps you…

Tue 11 Nov 2008

Treesize Free is one of my favourite freeware programs, because it’s so darn useful. Every so often I pop it […]

Use HardlyWork.in to browse Facebook covertly at…

Mon 04 Jul 2011

Use HardlyWork.in to browse Facebook covertly at work
I have a love/hate relationship with Facebook. I was behind the curve in even getting an account, mostly because despite […]

List Numberer - freeware brings order to…

Wed 30 Mar 2011

List Numberer is a small freeware program which takes an ordinary list of items and automatically adds sequential numbers to […]

GTalk Music - beam Internet radio to…

Tue 21 Aug 2007

The folks at GTalk, the IM gateway software company, have come up with a new service which lets you listen […]

Boot & Nuke.…

Mon 04 Jul 2005

Darik’s Boot & Nuke. Wipe yer nose and wipe your hard drive. Properly. Darik's Boot and Nuke ("DBAN") is a […]

Neo's SafeKeys - freeware offers ultimate protection…

Tue 14 Sep 2010

The free Neo's SafeKeys program is the ultimate way to avoid being hacked by keylogging software. Just stop using the […]

EA Sims Online goes free of charge…

Wed 27 Feb 2008

Sims Online Free. Ooh, Electronic Arts has released a free version of the classic Sims Online game. If you’ve been […]

Get Them All - power through multiple…

Wed 25 Jun 2014

Get Them All – power through multiple downloads in Chrome [Freeware]
Life is short and sometimes there are just too many downloads to do than we'd like. That means images, PDFs […]