Posts by Category: Free Software

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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

4 Ways to Turn Linux into Windows…

Tue 16 Mar 2010

So there’s this whole eco-system of folk trying to make Linux look and feel like Windows XP. It’s so quaint […]

Artemis: Spaceship Bridge Simulator - probably the…

Fri 29 Oct 2010

Artemis: Spaceship Bridge Simulator is a multi-player networked spaceship game which has got to be the nerdiest game in existence. […]

Text Area Cache - clever free Firefox…

Mon 31 Jan 2011

Have you ever laboriously filled out an online form or email message only to have the browser or site crash […]

Scrambls turns your browser into a cool…

Thu 26 Apr 2012

Do you remember when you were small, and you invented your own private language so you and your best friend […]

Find out what's taking up space on…

Mon 06 Feb 2012

Find out what’s taking up space on your hard drive with SpaceSniffer [Daily Freeware]
Have you ever tried to install a new program or game on your computer, only to be told that you […]

Heyday – let your phone document your…

Tue 03 Mar 2015

Heyday – let your phone document your life without you
Whether or not we’re missing our lives because we're spending too much time on our phones is a topic that […]

iPhone 4 Emulator for Android…

Wed 11 Aug 2010

The iPhone 4 Emulator for Android. A little innocent fun with your handset accelerometer. Are you tired of your […]

Videvo - free stock video footage and…

Wed 16 Apr 2014

Videvo – free stock video footage and motion graphics [Freeware]
If you're one of those folks who've been bitten by the video bug, you'll know all about the joys and […]

SeatGuru gives you a detailed look at…

Mon 20 Jun 2011

SeatGuru gives you a detailed look at the seating on your next flight
How many times have you booked a flight, only to board the plane and realize that you have nearly the […]

Bubbles.…

Tue 15 Aug 2006

Bubbles. No, not Michael Jackson’s chimp friend, but a free application which gives you a system tray on steroids. Minimise […]

Red Button - freeware program optimizes Windows…

Thu 03 Jun 2010

Red Button is a small freeware utility which lets you set up a large number of optimisation options for your […]

AllMyApps makes re-installing software on a new…

Thu 22 Dec 2011

AllMyApps makes re-installing software on a new machine easier than ever
Whenever I reinstall Windows on any of my computers, the first thing I do is go to Ninite and select […]

Free Smurfs' Village app could cost you…

Tue 21 Dec 2010

Free Smurfs’ Village app could cost you serious money
If you're both a proud parent and the owner of an iOS device, you might want to be wary of […]

Dudeism Relaxation Reminder - freeware aims to…

Wed 16 Dec 2009

The Dudeism Relaxation Reminder is a free program which spits up a pop-up every so often to remind you to […]

Kid’s Place – the app that keeps…

Mon 18 Apr 2016

Kid’s Place – the app that keeps your phone contents safe from little fingers [FREEWARE]
It’s not unusual for your little one to get their hands on your phone and then two minutes later, not […]

FontView OK makes is easy to see…

Mon 16 Jul 2012

FontView OK makes is easy to see what your choices are [Freeware]
If you're one of those good folk who enjoy producing rather more sophisticated documents on your PC, you'll know that […]