Posts by Category: Free Software

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Bookmark This! March 1, 2010 posted by

NetSetMan – freeware lets you switch between network settings instantly

If you find it a hassle to switch your computer between network settings for different locations like home, office, mobile etc, then you should take a look at NetSetMan. This cool freeware program gives you the option to set up 5 different location settings for your networking, so all you need to do is click Activate when you get to a location and bingo, you’re instantly ready to net (is that a word?).  No fiddling around with SMTP, DNS, printer and WiFi…


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Free Software February 26, 2010 posted by

Halfdone Unknown Devices – freeware identifies those naughty unknown devices on your PC

This Halfdone Unknown Devices freeware gets our vote as a pretty useful utility to have in the toolchest. Fire it up and it will scan your computer for devices and let you know what they are, so you can take appropriate action. If you’ve ever been on the receiving end of one of those naff yellow question marks in Device Manager you’ll be grateful for this puppy. Hey, it’ll even give you the Product Key used for your version of…


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Bookmark This! February 25, 2010 posted by

Basketbuster – Firefox addon guarantees you get the best deal available

Basketbuster is another of those find the best price plugins for Firefox, but this one offers a few differences which make it rather useful. For one thing, it has a nav bar traffic light alert which tells you when there’s a a deal to be had for the  product you’re browsing. Secondly, I like the sidebar implementation which gives you the direct bargain (or coupon) on the page and then the alternatives from other sites. It’s clean and easy to…


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Bookmark This! February 24, 2010 posted by

Printmaster Express – creative printing program goes freeware

Broderbund’s PrintMaster Express is a veteran creative print program which is now freeware. You can use it for lots of fun and useful printing tasks such as photo calendars, greetings cards, posters, newsletters and brochures. The online library of resources and artwork has gone of course, so you’ll have to make do with creating your own, but there are lots of places you can grab free clipart, and your digital photos are also very useful of course. This could be a handy…


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Bookmark This! February 23, 2010 posted by

Luxrender – open source renderer makes an artist out of U and Me (maybe)

Fancy yourself as a bit of a CG artist? Then hie thee to the free open source Blender program, create your 3D model masterpiece and then use Luxrender to give it that real world lighting and texture it so desperately needs. The result should be photo-realistic graphics which will shock the world. Artists? Who needs ‘em?  LuxRender is a physically based and unbiased rendering engine. Based on state of the art algorithms, LuxRender simulates the flow of light according to physical equations,…


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Awesome February 23, 2010 posted by

Picasa 3.6 – my how you’ve grown…

We last took a look at Picasa back in 2008 when it was in Google beta. As we noted then, it looked pretty cool, and had a decent enough feature set to match anything on the market at the time. The other day I installed the latest Picasa Version 3.6 and wow, it’s grown up into quite a product. The basics are all still there of course, but the feature set has now exploded beyond the far galaxies. The emphasis of…


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Bookmark This! February 22, 2010 posted by

FSL Launcher – tidy up your messy desktop with this cool freeware launcher

Hands up if you’ve got a Windows desktop crammed with junk, icons, shortcuts, widgets et al. Yeah me too. It’s a real hassle, which is why this FSL Launcher freeware program could be a bit of a lifesaver. It basically lets you tabulate your desktop, and store shortcuts in different tabs according to category. The program supports multiple desktop setups and even multiple monitors, and it also auto-hides, which can keep things very neat. There’s a bunch of settings you…


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Free Software February 22, 2010 posted by

Skeptical Science iPhone App – Fights skepticism with skepticism

Don’t you hate it when you’ve just lost a great argument, and you’re halfway home when you suddenly think of a brilliant retort? Well if arguing about global climate change is your idea of a fun afternoon then have a squiz at the Skeptical Science iPhone App and it won’t happen to you again. It’s been put out by the Skeptical Science climate change website as ammunition for climate change believers. The app packs all the latest counter-arguments, with evidence,…


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Awesome February 19, 2010 posted by

Top 7 Free Flash Game Sites on the Web – your browser made awesome

Here’s our list of the Top 7 Free Flash Game Sites on the Web. You won’t need more than this to last one lifetime. Armor Games. Eight categories, massive selection of games. Adverts! Kongregate. 25,000 games, no life! (try Upgrade…hilarious) Miniclip. Shockwave veteran, 450 top class (really!) games. (e.g. Fast Car Frenzy!) PopCap. Online selection of their fiendishly addictive downloadable games. (e.g. the life changing Peggle). Friv. 250 games including the horrible little time-waster Demolition City 2). Navigation system is tricky though. Newgrounds.  Slick,…


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Bookmark This! February 19, 2010 posted by

Rainmeter – the free desktop customiser for Windows

Rainmeter is a freeware Windows desktop customisation tool, which also appears to exist as a resource meter tool. This strange dual life doesn’t seem to have hurt it though, and both versions seem to be thriving. There’s a huge library of skins available, and you can tweak the information it puts on your desktop to your heart’s content, y’know stuff like CPU, memory use, application launcher, weather etc etc. The good news is it installs quickly and cleanly, the less…


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Free Software February 18, 2010 posted by

Freefixer – freeware lets you take control of software running in the background on your computer

One of the big problems with the later versions of Windows is you really have very little idea what programs and processes are running on your computer at any one time, which can cause performance problems or even mask a malware attack. Freefixer is a free program for Windows which helps you identify and terminate software and processes running on your computer. The utility keeps tabs of stuff which is legitimate and leaves it up to you to stop stuff which you…


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Bookmark This! February 17, 2010 posted by

Tweak Me! – freeware lets you remove all those really annoying Windows bits

Tweak Me! is a free Windows customisation tool which manages to cram a huge amount of functionality into a very simple user interface. All you have to do is check or uncheck little boxes and press the save button and you can completely alter the way your Windows system looks and works. You can improve performance, change defaults (e.g. set Media Player to rip CDs automatically in MP3 rather than WMA) and customise security settings to your heart’s content. I…


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Bookmark This! February 16, 2010 posted by

Ashampoo Internet Accelerator 2 – freeware gives you a rocket fast Internet connection

The Ashampoo Internet Accelerator 2 is a free program designed to speed up your Internet connection. It’s easy to use, and fast, and actually does seem to work. I ran through a quick tweak and reboot and instantly increased my DSL connection by 20%, at least for the download part. Nothing seems to lift my upload speeds beyond a paltry 512kbps. There’s also a manual settings option for the hard core l33t tweakers. Definitely worth a download, although it does ask…


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Bookmark This! February 15, 2010 posted by

Command & Conquer goes freeware – classic games available as free download

Games giant Electronic Arts is about to release Command & Conquer 4, and as part of the promotion, it’s released the original classic Command & Conquer games as freeware downloads. I grabbed Tiberian Sun a few days ago and was quickly transported back to a time when sleep was a luxury I couldn’t afford. Unfortunately I got wiped fairly rapidly, but I’m willing to relearn my ‘build and mass attack’ strategy again. Oh yes. Tags: freeware, command+&+conquer, games


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OpenToonz – free animation software from the…

Wed 30 Mar 2016

OpenToonz – free animation software from the greats [FREEWARE]
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Billy - awesome tiny music player…

Mon 13 Sep 2010

Billy is an awesome little Windows music player which plays every track in the folder/s you specify. It's like 500kb […]

LoseLose - insane computer game trashes your…

Thu 08 Oct 2009

LoseLose is an absolutely insane free computer game which trashes your computer as you play. The thing works by deleting […]

Instant Dictionary - highlight and define tricky…

Wed 16 Jul 2014

Instant Dictionary – highlight and define tricky words instantly in Chrome [Freeware]
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Opentape - free open source tool to…

Thu 11 Sep 2008

Opentape is a free open source package to allow anyone to create their own version of the currently defunct Muxtape […]

Pickka Health Product Advisor - give your…

Tue 15 Dec 2009

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iTunes Sync and pPod - a little…

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Want to replicate the whole iPod experience without actually having to own one? Then download and install pPod as the […]

The White Noise Sleep System will help…

Thu 27 Sep 2012

The White Noise Sleep System will help you get some rest at night [Freeware]
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Plug-in, drop out.…

Wed 26 Jan 2005

KVR Audio.com. You want lots of free audio instrument and effects plug-ins? You got ‘em. With user reviews as the […]

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Thu 19 Dec 2013

Santa Rockstar Vs Aliens
On no! It's Christmas Eve and Santa Rockstar has been abducted by aliens. However will the good little boys and […]

Clownfish Translator lets you text chat in…

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

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 […]

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3 Ways to Avoid Spoilers on Social Media
Social media is a great way to unite fans of various forms of entertainment from all over the world. Unfortunately, fans […]

Auditorium - gorgeous flash game that sounds…

Mon 01 Dec 2008

Auditorium – gorgeous flash game that sounds just right
I just stumbled across this gorgeous Flash game called Auditorium. The idea is to direct the acoustic particles to the […]

WabMail - freeware email address extraction tool…

Wed 08 Oct 2008

WabMail. Short and sweet. Freeware proggie extracts a list of email addresses from your address book. Perfect for making whitelists […]