Posts by Category: Free Software

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Bizarre October 8, 2009 posted by

LoseLose – insane computer game trashes your computer as you play

LoseLose is an absolutely insane free computer game which trashes your computer as you play. The thing works by deleting a random file on your hard disk every time you zap an alien craft. What’s more if the player’s ship is destroyed, then a program file is deleted. Or something. I’m still reeling from the first part of the proposition. For serious adrenaline junkie masochists only I’m thinking.  Lose/Lose is a video-game with real life consequences. Each alien in the game…


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Bookmark This! October 6, 2009 posted by

About:Me – cool Firefox add-on provides charts of your browsing habits

About:Me is a new Firefox add-on which provides a bunch of charts and graphs showing your web browsing habits. If you want to know exactly why you got zero work done yesterday, just type ‘about:me’ into your Firefox address box and watch in stupified glory as graphs detailing 14 hours of Reddit and Hacker News flash onto your screen. Awe inspiring.  The goal of the about:me page is to give you a more interesting view of statistics about your browser usage. The…


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Free Software October 2, 2009 posted by

Sweet Home 3D – freeware house planner gives hope to ugly kitchens

The Sweet Home 3D freeware program features a bunch of useful tools for planning out your perfect family nest. There’s a furniture catalogue as well as a section where you can list out your current furniture to embarrass yourself. You can also scan in the blueprints of your home to speed up the design phase, and then edit, draw and customise the look and feel of your place as you need. The 3D view is the icing on the cake….


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Bookmark This! October 1, 2009 posted by

DriverMax – cool freeware keeps your computer drivers up to date with style

DriverMax is a free Windows driver updating program which does it right. There are a few of these services out there, but this is the first I’ve come across which combines online and offline support with such effectiveness. The idea is you download the software to run a scan of your machine, after which you can choose to update any old drivers found on your system. The clever part is the fact that the service uses crowdsourced driver files from the…


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Free Software September 30, 2009 posted by

Pongster – Pong fun for the extreme enthusiast

Remember Pong? That fun exhilarating computer game played on black screens with green paddles and a white bouncing ball? Yeah that game. Well it’s back, but now with added muscle – Pongster complete with four player mode. Think you’re cool enough to handle the tension? Got enough friends? Good, well have at it. Oh and there’s a special standalone version for your USB stick. Beep….beep…..beep….boop.  Highly customizable global and individual player and game settings. Play 2v2 human versus human or 2v2 human versus…


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Bookmark This! September 29, 2009 posted by

uTodo – free to-do software makes your day more productive and grabs your life back

uTodo is a free To-Do program that promises to make all your dreams come true or your money back. Ah..hold it, hold it, that’s maybe not exactly correct, we may have over-stated it a tad. OK, so it’s super fast, helps you cope with those Get Things Done type task lists and can be installed to a USB stick for portability and stuff. That’s close to dreams coming true, right?  A tool especially designed for simplicity and easy of use If you…


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Free Software September 28, 2009 posted by

HLP Free Memory Optimizer – keep your computer memory optimized and win

The HLP Free Memory Optimizer keeps your computer humming along at a fair old clip, guv, by…um…optimizing your computer’s memory. You know, monitoring RAM usage, clearing unused registers, swapping stuff out to the paging file etc etc. Stuff you’d normally need a masters in computer science to cope with, can now be done by someone with a law degree. I mean how weird is that? And it’s free. Miracle.  HLP Free Memory Optimizer monitors your system in the background and…


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Bookmark This! September 24, 2009 posted by

Stay on Top Stop Watch – free stopwatch helps you keep time from a distance

This free online Stay on Top Stop Watch is simple and effective. Download it, and you’ll have a download counter or stopwatch which you can fire and forget with one button press. The big bonus is it’s large enough to see from across the room, so you can park your laptop at one end of the kitchen and your body at the other and still keep track of the boiling eggs. And there’s also a fully online version which is full screen….


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Bookmark This! September 23, 2009 posted by

Xion Audio Player – smart new free music player

This free Xion Audio Player offers a super skinnable interface, a shed load of audio format compatibility and plugin support for your further listening pleasure. I’ve got to say, that as music players go, this puppy looks and sounds gorgeous. And it’s Aussie too. G’day.  Xion Audio Player is an ultra light and easily skinnable Audio Player. Xion Audio Player features a new standard in skin support. Baffled by script syntax? Pulling your hair out over slicing up skin elements? Finding skinning…


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Bookmark This! September 21, 2009 posted by

Mobipocket Creator – make your own eBooks for free

Mobipocket Creator is a freeware program which will let you create your own eBooks out of any old stuff you have lying around. You know, HTML, text, .doc or PDF files, that sort of thing. Just fire up the program, dump your files into the right place and bingo, out comes a fully formed eBook. OK, so it’s not quite that simple, but you get the idea. The company also offers a handy online store for your tome, although unfortunately you…


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Bookmark This! September 18, 2009 posted by

Manic Time – free program automatically tracks your computer usage

Manic Time is a free program which automatically logs your computer activity and gives you a breakdown of how you spend your time. It’s not a new idea, we first covered Rescue Time way back in 2007, but this is an interesting take on the subject. You can tag your activities to make them easier to track, and you get lovely coloured charts to prove that you’re really spending a huge amount of time working and not goofing off on Reddit,…


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Bookmark This! September 17, 2009 posted by

Viewer 2 – innovative free photo viewer offers intuitive tagging plus…

Viewer 2 is an innovative free image viewer which lets you tag, view and manipulate photos via a clever interface. Instead of relying on clunky formatted viewing, the program provides a wide range of options, including viewing by folder, time and tags. The real clever bit lies in how simple it is to zoom in and out of your collection, and arrange them into different groupings on the fly. It’s hard to explain in text, so take a look at the…


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Awesome September 15, 2009 posted by

Sun VirtualBox – cool freeware lets you run multiple operating systems on your computer

I’ve been playing with the free open source Sun VirtualBox software for the past few weeks and it’s awesome. If you have ever wanted to run a ‘proper’ full blown Linux installation on your Windows machine without the hassle of dual booting, then this is the perfect method. Set up is a breeze, and my installation of Ubuntu into a Windows box went without a hitch. The only weird thing was the fact that at first Ubuntu is only loaded…


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Bookmark This! September 14, 2009 posted by

ChromePlus – the super souped up Google Chrome

Chrome Plus is the Google Chrome web browser on steroids. Well to be more precise it’s Chrome with a nice set of added grooviness, like mouse gestures, IE tab and a very cool super drag feature which gives you instant search and link opening just by dragging a block of text or link. Nice. It’s based on the open source Chromium engine, is super fast to install, and the tabbed functionality and gestures make it a real joy to use…


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Bookmark This! September 11, 2009 posted by

Battery Mark – freeware tests your laptop battery

Battery Mark is a freeware program designed to let you test your laptop battery and find out exactly what condition it’s in. Fed up with the Windows battery meter giving sucky readings? Then this is probably for you. Once you know exactly how stuffed your old battery is, you can start planning your portable life around the reality, and not rely on the myth of the power meter.  The program is designed to test the battery laptop. Some features: *…


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Commotion - open source tools to create…

Tue 27 Aug 2013

Commotion – open source tools to create your own private internet [Freeware]
One of the things that is so great about the Internet is its ability to bring people together, but often […]

Polybrowser - the world's first panoramic web…

Fri 01 May 2015

Polybrowser – the world’s first panoramic web browser? [Freeware]
Just when we thought we'd seen it all, along comes a new basic tool which manages to surprise us. A […]

1000 Free E-Books - available for free…

Mon 07 Apr 2014

1000 Free E-Books – available for free download [Freeware]
Is reading really dead or dying, as they keep telling us? Surely not. Hopefully not. Let's assume it's just a […]

JabpLite - free personal finance manager program…

Tue 26 Feb 2008

JabpLite is a freeware Java based personal finance manager for mobile phones. You get accounts, currencies, investments and expenses et […]

ProxTube lets you access YouTube videos from…

Tue 09 Oct 2012

ProxTube lets you access YouTube videos from restricted regions [Freeware]
Restricted regions are a pain in the rear, especially since it's usually because of some lawyerly action a million miles […]

Free Photoshop typography brushes…

Mon 12 Sep 2011

Free Photoshop typography brushes
If you've spent much time working in Photoshop, you've likely found out just how useful custom brushes can be. Even […]

Install Plan B after you lose your…

Wed 25 Jan 2012

Install Plan B after you lose your Android phone to track it down [Daily Freeware]
Smartphones can do so many wonderful tasks, and these days most of us would feel lost without our favorite mobile […]

Smart Email Recovery - freeware retrieves lost…

Thu 25 Mar 2010

Smart Email Recovery is a freeware program designed to help retrieve lost messages from Outlook Express. The clever bit is […]

Show your support with the Occupy Everywhere…

Mon 12 Dec 2011

Show your support with the Occupy Everywhere Banner
You can't hardly look at the news these days without catching wind of the Occupy Wall Street movement. If you're […]

Party With A Local – the app…

Tue 13 Dec 2016

Party With A Local – the app that will hook you up to the happening scenes
There are many options in the app world for meeting people who share the same hobbies or who want to […]

Open Stack - free cloud computing for…

Mon 19 Jul 2010

Rackspace has just announced the Open Stack initiative which basically provides a free Open Source software stack for creating your […]

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 […]

Deposit checks directly to Paypal using your…

Fri 20 May 2011

Deposit checks directly to Paypal using your Android phone
With debit cards and Paypal, it's a wonder that anyone still writes checks. The only thing I still write checks […]

Miro Video Converter - freeware lets you…

Mon 29 Mar 2010

The good folk at Miro (home of the very cool Miro Video Player) have released a neat free and very […]

Money Manager Ex - free open source…

Fri 05 Jun 2009

Money Manager Ex is a free personal finance program to rival Microsoft Money or Quicken. It comes with all the […]

Silent Bob.…

Wed 16 Nov 2005

SilentBob. Record stuff via your soundcard. Got a feeling this might be quite useful in certain circumstances. Silent Bob […]