Posts by Category: Free Software

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Bookmark This! November 1, 2010 posted by

Crazy Browser – the smallest, fastest loading, full featured web browser in the world

Crazy Browser is the smallest and fastest loading full web browser I’ve come across. Sure there are smaller browsers like the OffbyOne browser, but who needs something that doesn’t support Javascript (thereby ruining most sites on the web today)? I need a tiny (710K) fast (i.e. instant load) browser for those times I just want to search for something or check out a site quickly, and I don’t want to hang around waiting for Firefox/Opera/Chrome to do it’s load up…


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Free Software October 29, 2010 posted by

Virtual Walkie Talkie – turn your Android phone into a CB radio

Virtual Walkie Talkie is a free Android program which when installed on your phone turns it into the equivalent of a CB radio. The software works over WiFi and features multiple channels and a persistent state, which means it stays on in the background until you deliberately exit the program. I tried it a few days ago and it is strangely just like a Citizen’s Band rig. All that was missing was the ‘breaker, breaker, good buddy’ stuff. The other…


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Awesome October 29, 2010 posted by

Artemis: Spaceship Bridge Simulator – probably the awesomest geekiest computer game ever

Artemis: Spaceship Bridge Simulator is a multi-player networked spaceship game which has got to be the nerdiest game in existence. Download and install onto multiple laptops, grab your buddies and make like Kirk and the crew on the SS Enterprise roaming around space, breaking prime directives right left and centre. There’s a free demo, and you can upgrade to the full version for free by submitting a 1 min YouTube video of your team playing the game for all to…


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Bookmark This! October 28, 2010 posted by

SaveGameBackup – freeware ensures the safety of your precious game saves

SaveGameBackup is a neat little freeware tool for quickly archiving your computer game saves in case of emergency. It’s clearly designed for hard-core gamers, in that you’re not likely to want to use it if you only play Solitaire, but if you are a keen player, this is definitely a useful program. It doesn’t come with an in-built scheduler unfortunately, so you’ll have to use the Windows one, but it’s got an impressive list of over 700 titles that it…


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Free Software October 27, 2010 posted by

CPU-Z – freeware lets you check every molecule of your computer

Every wondered whether your laptop actually was running at 2.8GHz? Or whether you did in fact have a meaty graphics processor inside your games machine? Well wonder no more. The CPU-Z freeware program will instantly strip down your computer to its bare metal components –  figuratively speaking of course –  and deliver an itemised view of everything that counts.  CPU-Z is a freeware that gathers information on some of the main devices of your system. Tags: freeware, cpu-z, system+information


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Bookmark This! October 26, 2010 posted by

Tapin Radio – cool freeware delivers 400 free radio stations and recording

Tapin Radio is a superb Internet radio freeware program, which is super simple to use, and comes with a database of some 400 stations across the world in a huge variety of genres. What makes this program stand out is the ability to easily record any station into a variety of formats including MP3, WMA and OGG, and the fact that it’s just about the easiest Net radio player/recorder we’ve come across. Download it!  Another fine radio player has come to town –…


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Awesome October 25, 2010 posted by

Prey Tracker – awesome open source freeware lets you track your stolen laptop and phone

Prey is an ultra awesome open source freeware program which you can use to track and recover your stolen laptop or mobile phone. You set it up by installing a tiny agent on your computer or phone, and if your device is stolen, you can send it a secret signal which wakes up the software, to start monitoring via GPS or WiFi signal triangulation. The program will also take a snapshot of the thief via the webcam, grab a screenshot of their…


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Bookmark This! October 22, 2010 posted by

Dolphin Browser – free Android browser really shines

I’ve been looking for a good all round web browser for Android mobile phones for a while. The default version is pretty limited in functionality, and Opera is frankly a bit of a pain to use. Which is why I’m delighted to report that the free Dolphin Browser is a very cool way to access the web on your Android smartphone, and should be on top of your list of apps to check out. There are two versions, the standard…


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Bookmark This! October 21, 2010 posted by

WinFaceOff – freeware wallpaper changer turns your computer into a digital photo frame

WinFaceOff is a freeware program which automatically changes the wallpaper on your computer at user customisable intervals. What’s cool is the fact that you can point it at a folder full of your fave photos and have them automagically used as desktop wallpapers, with stretch to screen and all that loveliness. The program doesn’t need any installation, is super fast, works with all versions of Windows and can also be set to play music in the background. It’s a cool…


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Awesome October 20, 2010 posted by

Spoon – awesome virtual box lets you run sofware and games safely anywhere

Spoon is an awesome freeware virtualisation box for Windows which lets you run applications and games without having to install anything on the host computer. You need to download the Spoon Studio plugin first, but once that’s done you can then download and use any of the freely available apps from the site’s app library as you want. Skype, Picasa, Thunderbird, uTorrent, web browsers (try out all the latest web browsers without having to install them first!), there’s a bunch of apps available to…


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Bookmark This! October 19, 2010 posted by

Address Book Recovery – freeware helps you recover lost email address book

Lost your Windows email address book because of a crash or other corruption? Then you might find Address Book Recovery useful. This freeware program hunts around on your hard disk for any fragments or corrupted parts of your email address book and attempts a repair.  DiskInternals Address Book Recovery will help you rescue the corrupt address book by carefully recovering contacts one by one and exporting them into a fresh WAB file or a set of vCards in VCF format….


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Bookmark This! October 18, 2010 posted by

JQuery Lightbox – freeware creates cool online photo galleries

JQuery Lightbox is a freeware program designed to let you make nice custom online photo galleries and web albums. Sure you can use Flickr or Picassa or any of the free consumer services to do similar, but if you want fine grained and total control over the result, then this is a good option to try. You will need to understand web server tech to make this work though, so unless you’re comfortable with FTP and inserting Javascript into HTML pages,…


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Bookmark This! October 15, 2010 posted by

USB Flash Copy – freeware backs up your flash drive on the fly

USB Flash Copy is a freeware program which copies the entire contents of a USB flash drive to your hard disk automatically when you insert the key into the USB port. You’ll need to buy a license if you want it to do the job without onscreen prompts, but the basic version looks useful enough without. Oh and you get the option to retain old versions of files, if newer updates are copied across.  USBFlashCopy is a small Windows utility to back…


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Bookmark This! October 14, 2010 posted by

Cloudmark DesktopOne – freeware anti spam program keeps your inbox clear

Cloudmark DesktopOne is a free anti-spam program which hooks into your email client to block spam messages before they hit your eyes. The free version is geared towards a single email account, while the Pro version lets you manage multiple accounts from one window. Funnily enough, I’m finding that it’s not spam so much, but ‘ham’ that’s causing me grief nowadays. That’s the constant flood of email newsletters and notifications from the online services I’ve signed up to. I’m starting…


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Bookmark This! October 13, 2010 posted by

Free Audio Extractor – freeware lets you grab audio from your fave videos

Free Audio Extractor is a freeware program for extracting the audio from all sorts of video files. The software can cope with most video formats including Flash FLV, AVI, MOV, MP4 and saves the audio to Mp3, WAV, OGG et al. Cool little tool. (See also Pazera Free Audio Extractor 1.4)   Tags: freeware, free+audio+extractor, audio, mp3


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Category Archive

Siphon - excellent freeware syncs your Firefox…

Fri 12 Nov 2010

Siphon is a super cool freeware addon for the Firefox web browser that lets you synchronize your addons across different […]

DropIt - cool freeware lets you sort…

Tue 21 Jun 2011

DropIt is a cool little free Windows utility which lets you perform a variety of actions on files just by […]

NitroShare makes it superbly easy to share…

Tue 24 Jul 2012

NitroShare makes it superbly easy to share files between computers in your home [Freeware]
Regular Ferret readers will know that I run a mixed Linux and Windows environment at home, and one of the […]

Metatogger - superb freeware tags your music…

Fri 22 Apr 2011

Metatogger is a brilliant freeware program which automagically identifies and tags your music tracks in a variety of formats including […]

Rainmeter - the free desktop customiser for…

Fri 19 Feb 2010

Rainmeter is a freeware Windows desktop customisation tool, which also appears to exist as a resource meter tool. This strange […]

Scratch - a kind of lego assembly…

Wed 23 May 2007

Scratch is an interactive programming project that lets you create animated items and share them with others. The editor is […]

PBS now offers free content on your…

Wed 19 Jan 2011

PBS now offers free content on your iPhone
PBS is one of those stations that has a good bit of interesting programming. The best part about it is […]

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 […]

Autotune.Net - freeware autotune cleans up your…

Mon 24 Jan 2011

Autotune.Net is freeware program (offered as part of a DIY coding exercise) which lets you tweak audio tracks to improve […]

iSysCleaner - optimize Windows for free…

Mon 29 Jun 2009

iSysCleaner is a free Windows optimization program that cleans up unwanted files, cookies, junk files and little orphan files which […]

Spoon - awesome virtual box lets you…

Wed 20 Oct 2010

Spoon is an awesome freeware virtualisation box for Windows which lets you run applications and games without having to install […]

ViewRanger Outdoors GPS Open - updated off…

Wed 10 Apr 2013

ViewRanger Outdoors GPS Open – updated off road phone app lets you navigate the world without losing track [Freeware]
Do you fancy yourself as a bit of an adventurer? Going boldly where no-one has gone before? Then you probably […]

Lens Flare - free desktop wallpapers for…

Tue 03 Jul 2007

Lens Flare is a German site offering free desktop wallpapers for download under a Creative Commons license. And actually there […]

iRemotePC - free remote desktop control and…

Wed 24 Jan 2007

iRemotePC. A freeware remote desktop control utility. Download the software to the machine you want to control and then access […]

eFit - freeware helps you plan your…

Wed 01 Sep 2010

eFit is a freeware program designed to help you stay fit and lean, while watching what you eat. The interface […]

Overdrive – rediscover your library with this…

Thu 27 Oct 2016

Overdrive – rediscover your library with this eBook borrowing app
If you like to read, you’ve probably picked up a few eBooks in the last few years. Did you know […]