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Bookmark This! March 18, 2010 posted by

NetBalancer – cool freeware gives fine grain control over your Net connection

Most Internet connections tend to be coarse ‘one size fits all’ in terms of bandwidth allocation, so you’ll be grabbing the same amount of throughput for downloading emails as for playing games or downloading a large file. The free NetBalancer program gives you the power to tune your broadband to deliver custom bandwidth depending on the application. So, for example, you can set your BitTorrent downloads at a lower priority, while giving your web browser maximum throughput and so on. Some…


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Bookmark This! March 17, 2010 posted by

Photo Card Maker – freeware lets you create memorable gifts and cards on a whim

Photo Card Maker is a free personalised photo card maker with a twist, it actually outputs stuff that looks half decent. It comes with a bunch of templates, and all you’ve got to do is add a message and image. Easy. I guess you’ll also need a tiny bit of a design eye, just to keep things…well reasonable. Worth a look.   Create personalized photo cards for New Year, Birthdays, Valentine’s Day, Wedding, anniversaries or any occasions. Photo Card Maker…


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Awesome March 16, 2010 posted by

Print Flush – freeware delivers an awesome way to kill the printer hanging blues

This Print Flush proglet is probably the single most important Windows freeware utility ever created. Ever been caught with a hung printer, blocked spooler and no way to reset everything and get started again without rebooting the computer? Well fret no more, this tiny batch file does it all for you, instantly. Cherish it, tender it lovingly and keep it close to your mouse pointer for emergencies. Remember to run it as an administrator in later Windows versions. [Via]  Has…


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Bookmark This! March 16, 2010 posted by

4 Ways to Turn Linux into Windows XP – familiarity breeds contentment?

So there’s this whole eco-system of folk trying to make Linux look and feel like Windows XP. It’s so quaint and kind of clever I guess. Combine the robustness and open source vitality of Linux with the familiarity of the most popular version of Windows ever, and you should be onto a golden ticket. Maybe. TrustVerse Linux XP. A Windows XP look and feel, the mainstream open source applications and free updates. There’s even a Windows Explorer clone for all your…


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Bookmark This! March 15, 2010 posted by

MakeitOne MP3 Album Maker – cool freeware packs multiple MP3 tracks into one file to create an album

The MakeitOne MP3 Album Maker freeware lets you cram multiple tracks into a single file to make your own music or talk album. Great for mix tapes, or for creating an easy to play podcast album of several talks and stuff like that. Haven’t you ever wanted to compile your own audio album? Well now you can.   Just fire it up, drag and drop the tracks you want to include into the box (or select a whole folder of…


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Awesome March 12, 2010 posted by

WP Secure – free plugin lets you lock down 23 security holes in your WordPress blog

The good folk at SiteSecurity Monitor have released an excellent free WordPress plugin for self-hosted blogs which lets you lock down 23 vulnerabilities in a default WordPress installation, all from a single page in your admin panel. All you have to do is download and install the plugin and follow the guidelines in the admin. The interface is excellent for newcomers and experts alike, and it really does make it a simple, one click exercise to make your blog more secure. You’ll…


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Bookmark This! March 11, 2010 posted by

InBox2 – cool hybrid freeware and online service gives you back control of your email

There’s no doubt that people are feeling overwhelmed by the deluge of digital communication hitting their eyes and inboxes, but I do wonder whether the solution is not so much in products like this Inbox2 software and online service hybrid, which simply act as super efficient collection agencies, or more with semi-intelligent products like the Raindrop product from Mozilla, which will learn how to make choices for you in terms of prioritizing important communications from lesser ones.  Once you sign up to…


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Bookmark This! March 10, 2010 posted by

BakadoPlayer – free media player gives ultimate control over subtitles

BakadoPlayer is a free media player which focuses on subtitle handling, which is something that most players tend to overlook. The main thing is the customisability, which means you can make them more legible in terms of position, font and colours. It may not sound like much to you, but imagine you have Italian friends over for the weekend and you’re watching that rip of The Sound of Music…! See? It’s strictly Windows media compatible, but looks like something that could…


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announcement March 9, 2010 posted by

G.ho.st and Ghost CC – No longer free

Hopefully it wasn’t something we said. Ghost CC (previously here and here) have announced that they’re closing the free service and focusing on licensing out the technology. The doors shut on March the 15th so you’d better get your stuff out quick. [Thanks Tal, photo via Flickr ] Dear Ghost User, We hope you have been enjoying our free Ghost service. Regrettably changes in the marketplace mean that it is no longer economical for us to host the Ghost service…


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Bookmark This! March 9, 2010 posted by

Rapportive – cool browser plugin adds social networking data to Gmail

Rapportive is a very cool web browser plugin which adds a sidebar full of social networking info to Gmail. The clever bit is it only kicks in when you access a message, at which point it goes off to search for social network information relating to the sender. You get immediate access to their Twitter feed embedded in the sidebar, and direct access to their Facebook, LinkedIn and MySpace pages if available. Wowee, instant stalking… There’s also space to add…


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Awesome March 8, 2010 posted by

Dexpot – Virtual desktop software plus more

Dexpot is a virtual desktop manager that allows you to create multiple desktops for a range of tasks or software. Put all your work short cuts on one page, put all your home stuff on another. Or, create different desktops for different customers; video editing, document writing or whatever. You can even bind programs to different desktops to keep yourself focused. It’s a pretty slick looking program and you can add extra plugins for things like 3D desktop transitions and…


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Awesome March 5, 2010 posted by

70 of the Best Free and Open Source Games for download – Part 3 (of 3)

Performous. Karaoke meets Dance Dance Revolution meets Guitar Hero. We’re talking the ultimate Ninja music game here peeps. If you can play this, you can play anything. Slam Soccer is cute, it’s funny, it’s atmospheric, it’s hall of fame weird. 80 teams, 20 stadii, weather, multilingual commentators, 2 player mode and career play. This ain’t your grandad’s FIFA 2020. Danger from the Deep is a stonkingly atmospheric WW2 submarine game, which puts you in charge of a denizen of the deep…


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Awesome March 3, 2010 posted by

70 of the Best Free and Open Source Games for download – Part 2 (of 3)

Slapshot Air Hockey. Elder statesman 3D version of the classic arcade game, with multiple tables and split screen support. It’s OK, eh?   Myst Online just goes to show you can’t keep a great game down. Stunning artwork, maddening puzzles and now avatars. Online gaming just got a visit from posh Uncle Edward. Warsow is billed as a fast paced first person shooter (FPS), and is set in a delightfully realised cartoon future. It is of course all about the jumping,…


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Bookmark This! March 3, 2010 posted by

20 Cool Icon Sets for free download – get yer design on

Here’s a nice offering of 20 Cool Free Web Design Icon sets for download. That’s a lot of very nice icons for all sorts of purposes. Enjoy, oh design people.  We love finding and sharing freebies with our readers, especially icons. We do this so you can focus on doing what’s important, instead of spending all your time searching the internet. In this article, we’ve rounded up 20 sets of freshly created free icons. If you don’t have an immediate need…


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Free Software March 2, 2010 posted by

70 of the Best Free and Open Source Games for download – Part 1 (of 3)

VDrift. Cross platform driving game with a neat physics engine and really playable AI and decent graphics. You’ll need a steering wheel to get the best out of it of course. 0AD is a Real Time Strategy (RTS) game with professional style graphics, and the kind of detail you would expect to find in a commercial product. Think Microsoft’s Age of Empires series and you’re close. Still in pre-release, but available if you’re happy downloading source code.   Hedgewars is…


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70 of the Best Free and Open Source Games for download – Part 1 (of 3)

Category Archive

PDFCreator.…

Fri 25 Mar 2005

PDFCreator. Free as a bird. PDFCreator easily creates PDFs from any Windows program. Use it like a printer in Word, […]

Cinematheca - freeware lets you manage your…

Tue 27 Jan 2009

Cinematheca is a neat hybrid freeware and web application which lets you manage your movie collection. What makes it different […]

Vamp Media Center - organise your multimedia…

Tue 12 Jun 2007

Vamp Media Center is a freeware ‘peer to peer multimedia playground’, program which turns out to be a pretty extensive […]

Bryce 3D freeware version available - legacy-ware…

Mon 06 Aug 2007

Bryce 3D, the cool modeling and animation program is now available in a freeware form. Bryce 5.5 Free is an […]

Free Video Converter - freeware offers cool…

Mon 10 Jan 2011

Free Video Converter is a free media conversion program which combines a great looking user interface with some seriously powerful […]

Churnalism gets an updated set of browser…

Tue 12 May 2015

Churnalism gets an updated set of browser plugins [Freeware]
Churnalism, the webservice which lets you check to see if you are reading a real news story online or just […]

The Red Ferret now on Google Currents…

Thu 12 Apr 2012

Google Currents, the tablet and smartphone formatted feed reader app has just gone international, and in celebration The Red Ferret […]

Onceaday – the app that's a to-do…

Fri 10 Mar 2017

Onceaday – the app that’s a to-do list for life
The magic of “to-do” lists is that they help you feel accomplished by simply giving you a tangible way to […]

YUMI makes it easy to create your…

Thu 22 Mar 2012

What with all the current talk of tiny computers, it's easy to forget that the idea of carrying around your […]

PaperKit - free printable grid paper for…

Wed 06 Mar 2013

PaperKit – free printable grid paper for all [Freeware]
Graphing or grid paper is one of those hidden treasures that you never realize you're going to need, until you […]

TypeFaster typing tutor - zip, ding, rattle…

Wed 07 Mar 2007

So you’re fed up with hunting and pecking on your keyboard like some bedraggled pigeon, but you’re too cheap to […]

PC Decrapifier - freeware automatically removes all…

Tue 06 May 2008

The PC Decrapifier is a new freeware program that removes all the junk that comes with a new Windows PC […]

Free Music Archive - free music for…

Fri 17 Apr 2009

The Free Music Archive is a growing collection of downloadable music supplied under the Creative Commons license scheme. The MP3 […]

Social Folders is a spamtastic way to…

Wed 04 Apr 2012

There's a large and growing number of online services and social networks clamouring for your attention and content. The mighty […]

Date Reminder - small freeware program reminds…

Fri 23 Jan 2009

Date Reminder is a tiny freeware program which pops up an alert from the Task Bar when a date comes […]

Ubiquitous Player - Swiss Army knife freeware…

Mon 10 May 2010

This Ubiquitous Player freeware program is definitely a strange one. Picture an audio and video player which also does service […]