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Free Software September 11, 2009 posted by

Skitch – simple screenshot sharing and more

There are many ways to share images online, but most of them require you to post images to a separate website and then send out links to the site. If you want to edit the image to point out an area of interest, or you’re a big screengrab user, you also have to save the images somewhere first, as well as buy some complicated software to enable you to make edits of screenshots. What the world needs is a way…


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Bookmark This! September 10, 2009 posted by

Thunderbrowse – freebie Firefox add-on turns your email client into a web browser

Thunderbrowse is a free Firefox add-on that turns your humble email client into a mega gargantuan web browser. OK, just a web browser. Download and install it, and you’ll instantly gain the ability to browse the web directly from a CTRL-W prompt. It comes with a shed load of configuration options, and will even turn your message pane into a tabbed browser window when you click on a Web link in a message. Neat.  ThunderBrowse is an AMO recommended addon that…


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Free Software September 9, 2009 posted by

AM Deadlink – Removes duplicate bookmarks and dead links

Bookmarking webpages is so easy that it’s a rare person who doesn’t have the odd duplicated bookmark. Reviewing your bookmarks for validity, on the other hand, is mind-numbingly dull and of course, you can multiply the fun by the number of browsers you use. AM-DeadLink is a lightweight freeware tool which will run through your bookmarks files and check each bookmark for validity as well as find any duplicates for you. AM-DeadLink has a simple button so you can open…


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Bookmark This! September 8, 2009 posted by

Memoriser – freeware helps you remember stuff

Memoriser is an fascinating little freeware program which helps you remember stuff like phone numbers, passwords, birthdays and the like. It accomplishes this valuable feat by repeatedly asking you what the fact is until you get it right. Sounds annoying right? Well maybe, but if it works as well as it seems to do, then you get to remember important things quite quickly, like the wife’s birthday f’rinstance.  I wrote this for myself because I have all these important account…


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Awesome September 4, 2009 posted by

InterfaceLIFT – free beautiful desktop wallpapers

InterfaceLIFT has a huge range of gorgeous computer desktop wallpapers as well as backdrops for your iPhone. Each picture comes in a range of sizes and because it’s the Web 2.0 there’s information on the artist, reviews, ratings and the nice feeling of being around people who care. Tags: freeware, computer+wallpaper, desktop+images, free+desktops


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Free Software September 3, 2009 posted by

Fast Stone Photo Resizer – simple, quick, multi-talented batch photo editor

FastStone Photo Resizer is a simple application for batch image manipulations. You can rename files, resize, convert formats, rotate, change canvas size or colour depth, add a watermark or border, and more all through a simple interface. The program even lets you see a preview before you go through with making all those edits. I’m a prolific photographer and as my camera produces 3MB images, uploading them to web folders is fairly tedious. I can open each file and resize…


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Bookmark This! September 2, 2009 posted by

Shoeboxed – Store and manage your receipts online

Keeping track of receipts for business, or personal, purposes, is time-consuming especially if you run a home office, or you travel a lot on business. There are any number of financial packages out there for you to manage your money, both on and offline, but in general you will have to keep your physical treeware receipts somewhere safe and accessible for those pesky audit trails. Shoeboxed is a TRUSTe certified secure online service which, in its free incarnation, will keep…


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Free Software August 28, 2009 posted by

Friday Flash Fun – Flash games to while away the weekend

There are a million Flash games out there, here’s a few tried-and-true faves of ours so you should be able to find something to amuse yourself. Otherwise pop on over to FRIV and you’ll be spoilt for choice. Panda: Tactical Sniper – There are now three of these Panda games. In P:TS 1 and P:TS 2 you need to bail out the cute and fluffy Panda by sniping your way through puzzles. Panda’s Big Adventure sees him down guns and…


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Free Software August 28, 2009 posted by

Auslogics Task Manager – Windows Task Manager with extra sauce

The misleadingly named Windows “Task Manager” pretty much only lets you “manage” tasks running on your PC by shutting them down one by one. The Auslogics Task Manager will show you not only all processes and applications running, but also all services and even all files that are currently in use, and what’s more you really can manage them – for processes, for example, there are an impressive number of things you can do. [Click to Enlarge] The developers have…


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Free Software August 27, 2009 posted by

OfficeTab – Sort of like Firefox for Office

Everyone appreciates the value of a tabbed interface these days. Of course we mostly appreciate it from within a web browser but there are some people who think that all our applications might benefit from tabs. Like, for example, MS Office. Cue OfficeTab a nifty bit of freeware that adds tabs to MS Excel, PowerPoint and Word so you can easily see and switch between files. [Click to enlarge] A standard-edition context menu on the tab bar lets you save,…


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Free Software August 27, 2009 posted by

SuperCopier – leaves Windows copy behind

SuperCopier is a free Windows copy replacement utility that allows you to manage a large or complex copy thread, file-by-file including pausing and resuming a copy process, and removing files partway through. Unlike the Windows native copy function, SuperCopier will check for free space before you start copying, then show you the progress of the copy in human time, rather than Windows Time. Not only that, but if you change your mind about what files you want included, partway through…


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Free Software August 26, 2009 posted by

Caps-Run – control which programs run on Windows boot up

Caps-Run is a neat little Windows freeware prog that lets you define which programs you want to run when Windows starts up. The utility is configured by setting groups of programs to run when the capslock key is on or off, so you can create a customised set of programs to run (or not run) when you want to, for example, play a game. Nice little tool. Tags: freeware, caps+run, windows


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Free Software August 24, 2009 posted by

Outssider – freeware tells you when it’s found an open WiFi connection by sound

Outssider is a rather nifty piece of free Windows software that tells you when it’s found an open WiFi connection you can use. Just fire it up, close your laptop lid and keep moving. The program will periodically try to connect to surrounding networks, and when it succeeds it will announce it with a ding ding ding bell sound. Clever and ever so useful in an emergency.  It’s cold and rainy and you are walking outside in the need for…


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Free Software August 24, 2009 posted by

Printee – Fixes Internet Explorer printing

Internet explorer is notoriously bad for printing web pages. While there are numerous Firefox extensions to deal with the problem there isn’t much out there for IE (especially older versions like IE6). If you’re lucky, the web page you’re viewing has a printable option, but you have no control over what the developer has chosen to include or exclude in that page. Welcome Printee, a free extension for IE that lets you select regions to include or exclude in your…


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