Posts by Category: Free Software

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Bookmark This! December 13, 2010 posted by

Checkbook Ease – super simple freeware helps you budget life safely

One of the things to love about this Checkbook Ease freeware budgeting program, apart from the gorgeous gold colour, is the super simple easy peasy user interface. Forget about complicated ledger screens and the like, just add your payment and receipt transactions into the box, throw in a category and comment to help track it later, and you’re done. The program will then do all the rest and keep you safely from breaking the bank…you hope. Maybe those government financial geniuses and economists…


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Bookmark This! December 9, 2010 posted by

License Crawler – cool freeware scans for and locates your software licenses automatically

License Crawler is a very cool freeware program which scans your Windows registry for software license keys and displays them for your further use. No more laborious hunting through the registry with Regedit. Marvellous! Just fire it up, hit the Start Search key and in seconds it’ll pull up the license and serial numbers of your installed programs, including Windows itself. Note that it won’t find all license keys, just the ones which are installed into the registry, but even that is…


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Bookmark This! December 7, 2010 posted by

Free Xnas Holiday Screensaver – bring some cheer to your drab desktop today

Let’s face it, we all need a bit of cheering up at the moment, so hurry along and download this Free Xmas Holiday Screensaver. No it won’t sort out your tax issues, mother-in-law or subprime boss bother, but it may paper over the fact that your life is less than idyllic at the moment. Windows.  The free Xmas holiday screensaver features Christmas theme. Some of the characters that are included in the Xmas holiday screensaver are pets, Santa Claus and…


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Awesome December 6, 2010 posted by

Game Booster 2 – ace freeware utility instantly optimizes your PC for games and video play

We were big fans of the first version of this product back in the day, and now they’ve updated it to Game Booster Version 2 – and it’s awesome. The freeware basically shuts down all unnecessary processes running on your Windows PC, to optimise memory and processor for playing games. It also works brilliantly for movie playback, which is great if you regularly plug your laptop into your TV as an ad hoc movie player . The superb thing about the new version is it also…


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Bookmark This! December 2, 2010 posted by

Blaze – freeware improves your Windows productivity big time

Blaze is a freeware program designed to help improve your Windows productivity by automating repetitive tasks. It also offers the same kind of application launch capability as my favourite Launchy, but goes a lot further in terms of power and features. For instance it has a ‘learning’ mode which monitors what you’re doing and pops up a window offering to complete a recurring task. One of the examples is if you’re renaming a bunch of images from, say, CIMGxxx.jpg to vacation1x.jpg. After…


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Bookmark This! December 1, 2010 posted by

NotifyWire – freeware makes Craigslist easier

NotifyWire is a freeware program which simplifies the process of searching Craigslist for bargains. You can set up and save searches (only 1 in the free version), as well as store alert settings which will SMS or email you when an advert matching your criteria appears on the site. The whole thing is crafted as an Adobe Air app, which makes it very cross platform, and things like the choice of image or table view for results makes it super easy…


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Bookmark This! November 30, 2010 posted by

Catalencoder – freeware lets you convert your VOB video to XviD

Catalencoder is a cool freeware program which lets you convert your VOB video files (e.g. taken from DVD movies) to the XviD format. The advantage of this is first, a 10x smaller file size and secondly, the resulting .avi file will be playable in most media players and phones.  It’s a cinch to use, just add the file you wish to convert, choose your save folder and hit the Convert button. Around 50 mins later, depending on the size of the film, you’ll…


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Bookmark This! November 29, 2010 posted by

MapCreator 2.0 – freeware lets you build your own cool maps

MapCreator 2.0 is a cool free map creation program which gives you the power to create sophisticated maps with images, points of interest and route overlays. You can also add in animations, such as for routes, which makes it useful for frequent travellers and explorers who like to show off and stuff. The interface is basic and somewhat olde school, and because this is a map ‘generator’ instead of simply a collection of pre-rendered images, you’ll need a powerful computer and…


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Bookmark This! November 26, 2010 posted by

DexClock – beautiful free wallpaper clocks for your computer desktop

Dexclock is a freeware program for managing gorgeous desktop wallpaper clocks for your computer. There’s a beautiful selection on offer, and you can add to your collection as more are added to the catalogue. Available for Mac and PC.  Wallpaper Clocks are desktop backgrounds for your computer with a real-time working clock blended into the artwork. We already have this feature implemented in Dexpot, our virtual desktop manager, but because of your overwhelming feedback, we started this little project for a stand-alone Wallpaper Clock…


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Bookmark This! November 25, 2010 posted by

DVD Slideshow GUI – freeware lets you create photo slideshows on DVD

DVD Slideshow GUI is a freeware program which is designed to let you create slideshows of your photos on DVD. Just import the images you want into the program, add timings, transitions, animations and text as needed, and hit the export button when you’re happy. You can export to an .img file which is ready for burning to a DVD with something like ImgBurn. Fast and easy.  DVD slideshow GUI is packed with features – 237 transitions, 83 Effects you can add…


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Bookmark This! November 24, 2010 posted by

DiskAlarm – freeware keeps track of your hard disk temp, saves lives…

DiskAlarm is a small Windows utility which keeps track of your hard drive temperature. If you’ve got a laptop, this is one puppy you may want to install just in case. Because, of course, you know that heat is the number one killer of laptops right? The only thing I’m not too sure of, is what’s the generic ‘safe’ temperature of a hard drive? Is it 50, 60, 65 degrees or something else?  View hard drive temperature and receive alerts…


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Cool Web Apps & Sites November 23, 2010 posted by

zButterfly – gorgeous looking freeware for downloading movies

zButterfly is a new freeware program designed to let your grandma download movies for free. Really now, this is getting more than silly. Every time the poor old media industry knocks off one product, up pops another even more sophisticated and easy to use. This is like a war of attrition which only the mutant virus wins. Anyhoo, the Java based program comes with a number of different interface options, ranging from the default granny friendly beginner mode, to a…


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Bookmark This! November 22, 2010 posted by

Hooeey Webprint – freeware lets you automatically save your web browsing trail as you go

The quirkily named Hooeey Webprint is a new freeware software and online service combo which automatically captures your web surfing history as you go. Think of it as a web bookmarking system on steroids. But wait, I hear you cry, you can already do that with default bookmarking or with tools such as Scrapbook or Evernote. Ah yes, dear reader, but this is an automatic service. No button pushing or logging in needed. Just fire up your browser with the Adobe Air…


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Bookmark This! November 19, 2010 posted by

Mielophone – cool new open source music sharing program covers it all

Mielophone is a new freeware music sharing program which really does cover it all. The open source software (the source code is here) is based on the Adobe Air platform, and lets you stream and download tracks, watch videos, and listen to a radio playlist of artists similar to your search criteria. The Russian developers are claiming it to be a ‘Napster like application’, and it does have a very complete feature list.  However it isn’t as effective as the late Mulve.com software at…


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Bookmark This! November 18, 2010 posted by

Android Protector – protect your Android smartphone from prying eyes

Android Protector is a free program which protects any Android application with a password/pin code. Just install it onto your Android smartphone and it will automatically lock down your Gmail, calendar, contacts and other apps containing sensitive data. It’s a little hit or miss in the current version, I found that the direct Gmail icon bypassed the security completely, but it’s a decent enough start. Free version protects up to 10 apps, the commercial version offers unlimited protection.  Protector runs as a…


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Category Archive

Cleaning windows.…

Fri 15 Apr 2005

RegScrubXP. Pretty cool freeware for cleaning up the Windows registry. I say cool because when I tried it, it cleaned […]

Safe Calc - store your secret data…

Thu 14 May 2009

Safe Calc is the digital equivalent of those fake tins of beans you see which act as a safe house […]

JaBack - cool automatic backup freeware is…

Tue 22 Jun 2010

JaBack is a very cool free backup program which offers a nice set of features as standard. Not only will […]

Earth Alerts - live map of our…

Tue 11 Jun 2013

Earth Alerts – live map of our planet’s natural hazards makes for compulsive viewing (+Freeware]
You don't have to live in an earthquake zone to appreciate the benefits of knowing if and when things are […]

Wikiwyg.…

Thu 15 Sep 2005

Wikiwyg. Wow. Check out the demos (Firefox only at the moment though). Turn any HTML div into a wysiwyg […]

Babee on Board – help pregnant women…

Thu 02 Feb 2017

Babee on Board – help pregnant women get off their feet on the train
Public transportation is hard on pregnant ladies. Especially during rush hour when seats are at a premium. Seeing this issue, […]

Spotify Recorder - save your favorite songs…

Tue 25 Jun 2013

Spotify Recorder – save your favorite songs to hard disk for those un-connected times [Freeware]
The world of music is changing day by day. Where once we used to buy albums, now we're happy with […]

URL Fixer - automatically corrects typos you…

Tue 30 Oct 2007

URL Fixer. Uber coder Chris Finke has produced a whizzo little Firefox extension which automatically corrects those annoying typos we […]

Download entire websites using HTTrack [Daily Freeware]…

Tue 14 Feb 2012

Download entire websites using HTTrack [Daily Freeware]
There are times when you want to save a website, as it is. Maybe you're going to be disconnected for […]

Nuzzle – see what news your friends…

Wed 15 Jul 2015

Nuzzle – see what news your friends share without logging in [FREEWARE]
Keeping up with social media is like an all-day thing. Really, take a break and you’ll miss the second coming […]

Portable Apps - Now with Google Chrome…

Thu 29 Oct 2009

The always useful Portable Apps has added freeware to its application suite. Until now only open source software has been […]

Steem Engine - free Atari emulator for…

Tue 03 Apr 2007

Steem Engine is a free Atari STE emulator for Windows and Linux. Got any old Atari games lying around you […]

TunnelBear Mobile - excellent free WiFi security…

Fri 19 Sep 2014

TunnelBear Mobile – excellent free WiFi security tool now available on Android and iPhone [Freeware]
One of the things it's important to remember is the fact that wireless networking connections (especially public WiFi) are inherently […]

Movie411 - freeware lets you grab movie…

Tue 03 May 2011

Movie411 is a freeware program which lets you grab movie information and cover art for your digital movie files. Ripping […]

150 Free Photoshop Plugins - spice up…

Mon 16 Aug 2010

150 Free Photoshop Plugins. Photoshop is super cool not least because there's a ton of free plugins around the world […]

Tweet Context - right-click and tweet anything…

Wed 18 Jun 2014

Tweet Context – right-click and tweet anything from the web
If you use Twitter to share bits of information or inspiring quotes from the web, a Firefox add-on has got […]