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

Media Monkey - the ultimate music freeware…

Fri 04 Dec 2009

Media Monkey is for serious music playas, what need the power of an all-consuming player, converter, jukebox, device synch, ripper, […]

Free gizmo calls.…

Tue 25 Jul 2006

‘EXTRA, EXTRA, Read all abaht it…’ - free phone calls to national and 60 international landlines (not just PC to […]

Nav4All - cool free worldwide mobile phone…

Wed 25 Jun 2008

Nav4All is a free GPS satellite navigation program for mobile phones. It’s available in 55 languages and with more than […]

Use HardlyWork.in to browse Facebook covertly at…

Mon 04 Jul 2011

Use HardlyWork.in to browse Facebook covertly at work
I have a love/hate relationship with Facebook. I was behind the curve in even getting an account, mostly because despite […]

Storm It – free app that lets…

Thu 01 Sep 2016

Storm It – free app that lets you say everything you have to say on Twitter
Twitter is one of the most popular platforms for sharing random missives and information. The mini announcement platform is popular […]

Kantaris - awesome new free media player…

Fri 18 Dec 2009

Hard core media junkies who know and love the most awesome VLC media player will adore the arrival of this […]

Mixbit - new app from the YouTube…

Fri 15 Nov 2013

Mixbit – new app from the YouTube founders is designed to let you edit phone videos together
Apps like Vine and Video on Instagram have proved that people really seem to enjoy taking quick snippets of video […]

FSL Launcher - tidy up your messy…

Mon 22 Feb 2010

Hands up if you’ve got a Windows desktop crammed with junk, icons, shortcuts, widgets et al. Yeah me too. It’s […]

RazorLame - freeware lets you create super…

Thu 30 Sep 2010

RazorLame is a brilliant freeware program which lets you create super high quality MP3 files from your WAV tracks. The […]

It's Hubble, bub.…

Mon 25 Sep 2006

Hubble Wallpapers. Yowee, you can now get Hubble desktop wallpapers in a variety of resolutions. For free too. […]

Musical.ly – make some sweet music (videos)…

Wed 02 Dec 2015

Musical.ly – make some sweet music (videos) [FREEWARE]
Music makes the world go round. Even if you’re not an awesome singer you can send some awesome music videos […]

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 […]

Patch My PC keeps your computer updated…

Wed 19 Sep 2012

Patch My PC keeps your computer updated automatically [Freeware]
Running a computer can be a hazardous process, as most of us know by now. There's not only the fear […]

Use MightyText to mirror your text messages…

Fri 08 Jul 2011

Use MightyText to mirror your text messages on your PC
Have you ever been texting someone, and wished that you could also view the messages on your computer? This would […]

SmartNews – the app that curates today’s…

Tue 31 Jan 2017

SmartNews – the app that curates today’s headlines
There’s a lot happening in the world right now and it’s really hard to keep up with the latest news […]

XMind 3.0 - cool open source mind…

Mon 27 Apr 2009

XMind 3.0 is a hybrid online/offline mind-mapping tool which offers free and Pro services alongside a full open source code […]