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Bookmark This! October 30, 2009 posted by

QuickReader – beautiful free iPhone eBook app helps you read faster, remember more

QuickReader is a lovely looking new eBook reader with a difference, in that it comes with a cool speed reading function to help you scan pages faster and remember more information. It uses some kind of fancy speed reading tech to achieve this feat, and is totally customisable in just about every conceivable way. Speeds from 100 to 2000 word per minute (what’s that, War & Peace in 20 seconds?), colours, backgrounds, fonts, line spacing, the list goes on. It…


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Free Software October 29, 2009 posted by

Portable Apps – Now with Google Chrome and Skype

The always useful Portable Apps has added freeware to its application suite. Until now only open source software has been included (Firefox, Thunderbird, Audacity, Torrent, GIMP et al) but that’s all about to change. The first applications to be added include; Google Chrome Browser, 2X Client, FreeCommander, SpyDLLRemover and something called Skype, with more freeware programs on the way. With awesome freeware like this added to the mix the floodgates are open and Portable Apps can only get better. PortableApps.com,…


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Bookmark This! October 29, 2009 posted by

TinEye – cool free reverse image search engine really works

TinEye is a very cool search engine for images which makes it a snap to find similar or identical images around the web. Upload an image file or give the service a URL of an image and within seconds it will find similar or identical images. I have to say it’s one of the most impressive vertical search services I’ve seen in a long while, and despite the fact that it obviously has limitations with some images, it works surprisingly…


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Bookmark This! October 28, 2009 posted by

Stylizer – freeware CSS editor lets you craft gorgeous websites…maybe

Stylizer is a free CSS editor which is designed to let non-coder people wrestle the CSS of their site into shape using an on-screen menu system. The heart of the software lies in its real time preview which lets you manipulate and tweak the page right before your eyes, which makes the whole process of alignment and beauty much easier for the brain. There are a fair few freebie CSS editors around, but none as ambitious as this one, and there…


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Bookmark This! October 27, 2009 posted by

Livebrush Lite – freeware makes for cool innovative drawing tool

Livebrush Lite is a very clever Adobe Air freeware program which offers a new twist on the old painting/drawing theme. It works by adding in random ‘motion’ effects to your line strokes, which makes for some exotic and interesting results. Play around with it for a few moments and you can get some really lovely images laid down (although I still haven’t worked out how to get it to output colour). Nice bit of programming, David. The Pro version ($10) offers more…


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Free Software October 27, 2009 posted by

Dead Man’s Switch – send email from the afterlife

[photo] While dead men may tell no tales, there’s now a way for them to send emails. Dead Man’s Switch is a free service where you can compose meaningful messages to be sent out should you shuffle off the mortal coil leaving important unfinished business, like who gets your collection of monitor pets. Although, if it was that important, you probably should have written a proper will. All you do is compose your emails, then wait. The service will email…


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Awesome October 26, 2009 posted by

Ninite – Awesome customisable application grabber and installer

Ninite is an application packager and installer that makes installing all your favourite applications a piece of cake. Just go to the Ninite website, pick the programs you wish to install and it will create a tiny executable file that will grab the latest and greatest versions of your chosen software. There’s a wide range of applications you can add including four of The Big Five internet browsers (no IE obviously), IM software, Media Players, Image Editing, Torrenting, Anti Virus,…


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Bookmark This! October 22, 2009 posted by

TweetMyPC – free program lets you control your computer using Twitter

TweetMyPC is a free program which lets you control your Windows computer using Twitter. That’s right, all you need to do is install the software on the target PC, set up a special Twitter account for the machine (disabling public access via the Protect My Tweets setting of course!) and log in on the PC. From then on you will be able to shutdown or restart your computer, grab a file from your hard disk (via your email account) or even take a screenshot just by sending…


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Bookmark This! October 21, 2009 posted by

PhotoJoy – freeware turns your photos into wallpapers, screensavers and widgets

PhotoJoy is a free program from the Incredimail people designed to help you make the most of all those digital photos lying around on your hard disks. It’s structured like the wallpaper products, in that you install the client which then accesses web based templates, so you’ll need an Internet connection to get the best out of it. Once installed you can set up screensavers, desktop widgets and wallpaper ‘collages’ into which the software will stream your choice of holiday…


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Bookmark This! October 20, 2009 posted by

SeaMonkey – a cute but strangely irrelevant all-in-one Internet suite from Mozilla

Back in the day web browsers were not content to stay simple but bloated into huge sprawling products called Internet Suites. Well hey ho, here we are a decade later and what do I spy – why the SeaMonkey Internet Application Suite. My how time flies…in a circle. This suite of net tools contains a browser (based on Firefox ‘natch) an email client, HTML editor for creating web pages, IRC chat client and some web dev tools. It’s a lovely…


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Bookmark This! October 20, 2009 posted by

Jotti’s malware scan – one online virus scanner to rule them all

Here at the Ferret we don’t like malware. But scanning for it can be a mite tedious when you’re just about to get stuck into testing the latest greatest free application and you realise your virus definitions are out of date. That’s why we’ve reviewed several free online virus scanners in the past. But if you’re a bit more paranoid you probably wouldn’t trust the results of just one virus scanner, which is when Jotti’s malware scan would come in…


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Bookmark This! October 15, 2009 posted by

Google Wave Add-on For Firefox – free plugin brings Wave to your browser

I’ve been playing around with Google Wave for a few days now, and it’s definitely a fascinating piece of technology. The idea is to drag email and text communications into the 21st century by restructuring the way we chat with each other. As with all innovative tech, it’s going to take a while to see what benefit this initiative will bring to the table, but I’m tending to agree with Daniel Tenner in his view that at the very least…


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Free Software October 13, 2009 posted by

PhotoFilmStrip – freeware lets you create movies out of your photos

The free PhotoFilmStrip program lets you create movies out of your still photographs. It comes with a useful set of options, including omni-directional motion on each image, subtitles, background music and full HD output (including DVD friendly MPEG4). All in all it’s pretty cool, and it works on Windows and Linux.   PhotoFilmStrip creates movies out of your pictures in just 3 steps. First select your photos, customize the motion path and render the video. There are several output possibilities…


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Awesome October 12, 2009 posted by

Myna – Online audio editor

Aviary is racking up quite a collection of birds in it’s online freeware stable. The latest noisy edition is Myna an online audio editor, and it looks fantastic. Basically it’s a multi-track audio editor but for an online application it’s remarkably agile. There’s drag and drop clip placement, snap to tempo and extremely simple fading and panning all done using the mouse. As well as offering the editor, Aviary have also partnered with APM Music to offer a huge library…


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Bookmark This! October 9, 2009 posted by

WP Clipart – 33,000 + free clipart images and viewer

WP Clipart. 33,000 + free public domain clipart images with a free viewer for download. There’s also an online viewer, image converter and download service available on the site if you don’t want the hassle of the nearly 1 GB download. Lovely jubbly.  WPClipart is a collection of high-quality public domain images specifically tailored for use in word processors and optimized for printing on home/small office inkjet printers. There are thousands of color graphic clips as well as illustrations, photographs and…


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Category Archive

OpenHatch - the free portal for open…

Wed 10 Nov 2010

OpenHatch is a neat online portal which aims to bring together open source projects and potential contributors. It's a great […]

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 […]

SlickRun - magic word freeware makes Windows…

Wed 01 Jun 2011

SlickRun doesn't have the most beautiful interface in the world, but this small freeeware program is extremely useful nonetheless. Think […]

Human To Cat Translator - don't you…

Thu 18 Apr 2013

Human To Cat Translator – don’t you dare use that meow of voice with me… [Freeware]
There are few things as frustrating as trying to engage in a serious discussion with a member of the feline […]

Timeful- the app that helps you make…

Wed 31 Dec 2014

Timeful- the app that helps you make the most of your day  [FREEWARE]
Time is the most important asset we have. Time to do things, time to spend with people. Time is involved […]

SyncBack.…

Tue 18 Jan 2005

SyncBack. Freeware backup program that offers a whole heap of features for a world beating price. I particularly like the idea […]

Cabin – the social network for just…

Mon 02 Mar 2015

Cabin – the social network for just you and your family [FREEWARE]
Ever wish there was a social media site that you could just share things with family? You could do that […]

WikiReader gets access to the Project Gutenberg…

Thu 16 Dec 2010

WikiReader gets access to the Project Gutenberg Library
Last year we showed you a handy little gadget called the Openmoko WikiReader. This interesting device gives a user access […]

YWriter - the free word processor for…

Thu 04 Dec 2008

YWriter is a free word processor designed specifically for novelists and authors in general. It won’t write the thing for […]

WiFi Protector - easy instant protection from…

Wed 31 Oct 2012

WiFi Protector – easy instant protection from wireless hackers [Freeware]
You don't have to look far to find lots of horror stories about ID theft, phishing and malware attacks on […]

Unknown known.…

Fri 03 Dec 2004

Unknown Devices. Pretty useful Windows freeware tool if you ever come up against one of the dreaded, ‘Windows cannot install the […]

Free thin clients.…

Thu 19 Jan 2006

The folk at 2x Software Ltd have decided to give away 1 million free thin clients. OK, so what they’re […]

NetTraffic 1.1 - freeware delivers real time…

Wed 02 Feb 2011

It's a war out there, us against them. The user vs the Internet service providers. So we need weapons, and […]

Clownfish Translator lets you text chat in…

Mon 23 Apr 2012

You've just got back from vacation where you had a hugely fun time, and met lots of nice people. Perhaps […]

Google Smart Labels help sort your inbox…

Thu 10 Mar 2011

Google Smart Labels help sort your inbox
None of us like being stereotyped into a specific category. Though I doubt wed mind if our email is stereotyped […]

Stylizer - freeware CSS editor lets you…

Wed 28 Oct 2009

Stylizer is a free CSS editor which is designed to let non-coder people wrestle the CSS of their site into […]