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Bookmark This! November 17, 2010 posted by

Sort My Files – freeware automatically sorts your life into relevant folders

Sort My Files is an interesting little freeware tool to catalog files in a source folder into their constituent groups. I tend to have Temp folders which contain a lot of downloads and other random files, and I don’t have time to sort the files in there, so I just keep adding to them all higgledy piggledy over time.   With this little prog I can at last split out the files into Music, Images, Documents etc which will make finding…


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Bookmark This! November 17, 2010 posted by

OVK Slowdown – the free app that trains youngsters to drive slower

OVK Slowdown is a free iPhone app designed to help train youngsters to drive slower while listening to their music. The theory is that people drive faster when listening to their favourite tracks, so the app automatically slows down the music and even stops it if you’re exceeding the local speed limit. It’s clever all right, but we’re trying to work out what stops the kids from just deleting the app instantly once it gets annoying. The software has been created by a group of…


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Bookmark This! November 16, 2010 posted by

Light Artist – freeware gives your photos some serious lighting love

Light Artist is a freeware program which lets you tweak, modify and generally play around with the light settings on your digital photographs. You can enhance sunsets, add mood, change the quality of light on a subject and more. You can even add a bit of embossing if you want to go overboard. It’s fun, free and kind of frivolous.   Light Artist is a program that allows you to add realistic lighting effects to your photos. With this program…


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Bookmark This! November 15, 2010 posted by

The Hat – super cool freeware utility for picking a name from a hat

The Hat is a great little freeware program which is designed to help you pick a random name or names from a hat. Just add the names manually or via a text file, click on the Pick button and bingo, you’ve got a winner. This could be a superb tool for managing tricky family chore situations, choosing designated drivers on the Friday shebang, running private sweepstakes or just having fun with your friends. The thing even plays a little animation and…


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Bookmark This! November 12, 2010 posted by

Siphon – excellent freeware syncs your Firefox addons across different computers

Siphon is a super cool freeware addon for the Firefox web browser that lets you synchronize your addons across different computers. It ships with the option of a default online webserver to store your addon list for synch, or you can set up your own server and DIY. Unfortunately this part is still a little too geek for most people, as you need to configure Apache/MySQL et al in order to get it running. It would be better to have the…


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Bookmark This! November 11, 2010 posted by

Windows Shutdown Icons – freeware offers super fast Windows shutdown from the desktop

This Windows Shutdown Icons set installs a super fast acting set of free icons for controlling Windows shutdown from the desktop. Just install and click on the icon of choice to restart, shutdown, hibernate and standby your machine. Cute little tool.  Make it simple to shutdown, restart, standby, hibernate, logoff PC (desktop icons). Tags: freeware, windows+shutdown+icons


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Bookmark This! November 10, 2010 posted by

TSR Watermarker – freeware lets you watermark your photos for safe online use

TSR Watermarker is a small freeware program that lets you watermark your photographs for safe use on the web. What makes it special is the fact that it’s fast, can handle batch processing for a number of images and also it can automatically embed the watermark text in the EXIF data making the photo even more secure. You get a choice of watermark styles and the software supports thirteen different languages. Free for personal use.  You can even use this program instead…


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Bookmark This! November 10, 2010 posted by

OpenHatch – the free portal for open source projects

OpenHatch is a neat online portal which aims to bring together open source projects and potential contributors. It’s a great resource for those who would like to get involved but don’t know where to start looking. It’s all totally free, and anyone can add their project to the database in order to find contributors, which is cool.  OpenHatch was founded in May 2009 by three alumni of the free culture and free software movements. The company was part of startup…


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Bookmark This! November 9, 2010 posted by

Linguarde Translation – freeware offers 50 language translation

Linguarde Translation is a freeware program which offers over 50 languages via the Google Translate engine. It’s totally standalone and automatically detects the language you need as you paste in the text. Useful.  Translate words, phrases, web pages between languages, and identify a language – English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Russian, .. Tags: freeware, linguarde+translation, translation, google


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Bookmark This! November 8, 2010 posted by

Easy Photo Uploader for Facebook – simple Simon

Easy Photo Uploader for Facebook. Open Windows Explorer, select the photo/s on your computer you want to upload to your Facebook account, right mouse click and select ‘Send your photo to Facebook’. Job done. One task freeware, no fuss.  Easy Photo Uploader for Facebook is a windows application to automatically resize and upload photos to your existing or new Facebook photo album. Save time and send pictures without being online on Facebook web site. Tags: easy+photo+uploader+for+facebook, freeware, photography, social+networking


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Bookmark This! November 5, 2010 posted by

DigiSigner – freeware provides digital security signatures for PDF docs

DigiSigner is a freeware program which lets you embed validated digital signatures into standard PDF documents. It’s Java based, and you’ll need access to some legitimate key technology such as a smartcard dongle or Windows key store certificate in order to make it properly pukka. Of course the really important people like banks and lawyers won’t accept it, but when have the Luddites ever got on board with nascent technology without a fight?   PDF signing using certificates DigiSigner uses…


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Awesome November 5, 2010 posted by

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 gets Android 2.1 upgrade…for some…

So the rollout of the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 update to Android 2.1 has finally started in earnest. I just upgraded and it’s transformed the handset…from a rather pedestrian phone to a very classy piece of equipment which holds its own against anything else in the world. Yes I know it sounds strange that a simple upgrade can deliver a completely new phone, but in this case it really has. The old X10 suffered from a bloated, awkward user interface that…


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Bookmark This! November 4, 2010 posted by

Lyrify – freeware turns Spotify into a Karaoke machine

Lyrify is a small add-on freeware program which bolts a lyrics display onto Spotify so you can sing along a Muppet and scare the neighbours. Not much more to say really, a little bonus for Spotify fans everywhere.  Lyrify is a Spotify addon that automatically finds lyrics for your Spotify music. This means that you just need to play a song in Spotify and Lyrify will find the lyrics and display them in a separate window. Simply download and install…


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Awesome November 3, 2010 posted by

FrostWire for Android – the first mobile P2P file sharing freeware

FrostWire for Android is the world’s first P2P file sharing network program for a mobile phone. It’s WiFi only so no 3G transfers allowed, and it comes with all the chat and sharing features you’d expect. The freeware is based on a new file sharing protocol called MetaFrost which is optimised for mobile phones, which means your choice of general public content will be less, but your downloading experience should be better. I especially like the dev’s commitment to open source the code once it’s…


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Bookmark This! November 2, 2010 posted by

ImgBurn – freeware lets you create CD/DVDs and beyond at a stroke

ImgBurn is a neat freeware tool for burning CD, DVD or Blu-Ray discs quickly and easily. It supports a large range of file formats including ISO, DVD and BIN and you can use it to create DVD video discs from your VIDEO_TS folders as well as audio discs with MP3, OGG WAV etc.  It’s a very flexible application with several advanced features that are often lacking in other tools, especially when it comes to burning DVD Video discs. It supports…


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Category Archive

Boycott SOPA - Android app scans barcodes…

Tue 17 Jan 2012

Boycott SOPA is a free Android application which scans barcodes to help you identify manufacturers which are SOPA supporters. The […]

Streamus - search and stream songs from…

Wed 09 Jul 2014

Streamus – search and stream songs from YouTube in Chrome [Freeware]
Listening to music in the background while you do other things in your computer just got easier. While most of […]

Qualys Browsercheck - cool freeware checks your…

Mon 11 Apr 2011

The Qualys Browsercheck is a very neat web browser plugin that lets you check for insecurities in your browser and […]

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 […]

Access Xbox Live from your iPhone, and…

Thu 08 Dec 2011

Access Xbox Live from your iPhone, and control your 360 from your Windows phone
If you're a gamer with a Windows 7 phone, you've no doubt enjoyed the ability to access your Xbox Live […]

Rhymesaurus Free Edition - free rhyming dictionary…

Mon 30 Aug 2010

Rhymesaurus Free Edition is a freeware rhyming dictionary which'll guarantee you a Top 10 hit on any chart you want. […]

Stream that radio, Jack!…

Fri 20 Jan 2006

XstreamRadio. An uber cool idea – a free net radio player which includes a recorder. So not only can you […]

Free PC Audit - grab more info…

Mon 17 Nov 2008

Free PC Audit is an information tool that grabs details of everything about your computer, from the hardware components through […]

LibreOffice - free open source MS Office…

Wed 26 Jan 2011

LibreOffice, the spin-off open source program from the old Open Office project (now uneasily chaperoned by Oracle since their purchase […]

Thinga.Me – capture things not photos…

Thu 07 Jul 2016

Thinga.Me – capture things not photos
People collect all kinds of things. Toys, stamps, coins, vintage vacuum cleaners, just all sorts of STUFF. But all that […]

Unshake - freewae remove the blur from…

Fri 14 May 2010

Unshake is a somewhat crude Java freeware program which removes the blurry from your bad snaps. Before you get all […]

Voice Actions is like Siri for your…

Fri 07 Oct 2011

Voice Actions is like Siri for your Android phone
People are pretty excited about Apple's new Siri software. After all, who wouldn't want to be able to talk to […]

Daily Free Books - free Kindle ebooks…

Tue 14 Jan 2014

Daily Free Books – free Kindle ebooks delivered to your email inbox every day [Freeware]
Regular readers will know that we're lovers of the free eBook service from Amazon and other booksellers, and although Amazon […]

Dolphin Browser - free Android browser really…

Fri 22 Oct 2010

I've been looking for a good all round web browser for Android mobile phones for a while. The default version […]

Gamma Bros.…

Fri 07 Jul 2006

Gamma Bros. Er…what to say. You got time? Lots of time? Think of a cross between Space Invaders, Asteroids and […]

Day One – an easy journaling app…

Thu 19 Mar 2015

Day One – an easy journaling app for Apple [FREEWARE]
Keeping a journal has proven mental health benefits. Not many people want to carry around a notebook and pencil. It’s […]