Posts by Category: Free Software

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Bookmark This! October 12, 2010 posted by

Zip Repair – freeware helps you recover corrupted zip files

Zip Repair is a neat little freeware tool which lets you restore corrupted zip files so they can be accessed again. If you’ve ever had an error message while trying to unzip a vital file, you’ll probably recognise the pain this fixes. Pretty cool.  After you locate an archive that needs repairing, the program will scan it for damages. Then its robust recovery engine will take over. It will extract and move all the intact files to a new archive….


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Awesome October 11, 2010 posted by

111 Free Open Source Programs for Windows – free DVD download

Here you go, don’t say I don’t give you anything, you ungrateful lot. Here’s 111 Free Open Source Programs for Windows available as a free downloadable DVD. You’ll need something like the freeware ISORecorder to burn the file to disc, but it’s probably worth it, eh? Tags: 111+free+open+source+programs, windows, iso+recorder, dvd, freeware


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Bookmark This! October 8, 2010 posted by

Eyes Relax – freeware timer keeps your eyes safe from computer monitor strain

EyesRelax is a neat little freeware program which you can use to set up timed reminders to stop you over straining your eyes with computer work. The software will play a sound and you can set it up to blank the screen, show a photo of your choice, or pop up a text reminder to get you to step away from your desk and go grab a beverage or something. If you want to be really Ninja, set up a password locked timer, give it to your…


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Awesome October 7, 2010 posted by

Waze – crowdsourced GPS navigation promises lots of awesomeness

Waze is an awesome new free GPS navigation service which promises to radically improve the road travel experience in a number of very cool ways. For one thing the software –  available in 4 languages for just about every phone platform on the planet –  learns as you drive, so it will pick up on your favourite routes and suggest those after a while, which is something I have always wished for in a navigation package. The coolest thing though…


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Bookmark This! October 6, 2010 posted by

Final Countdown – freeware controls your computer operation

Final Countdown is a freeware program for Windows that you can set to control the operation of your computer. You can shutdown, hibernate, restart, logon and off and even lock the machine at custom set times. Pretty cool if you need things to happen in your absence, for instance a lock down or shut down at night when you’re away from the office.  It’s a countdown software for windows Operating systems. It shutdowns, restart, stand by, hibernate, log offs and…


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Free Software October 5, 2010 posted by

Genie Timeline Free – freeware backup software for Windows

Genie Timeline Free is the freeware version of the mainstream backup and restore software from Genie-Soft. Despite trumpeting the fact that it is the world’s first free complete backup software, it’s not. It is not the world’s first, nor the most complete, but hey, this is marketing right? As a basic protection it’s fairly OK. There’s no scheduling, no bare metal restore with recovery disks, no compression, and no auto purging of older backups, all of which makes the product…


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Cool Web Apps & Sites October 4, 2010 posted by

Mulve – freeware music finder offers 10 million tracks for free download

Mulve is a freeware music finder program which makes no pretension to be anything other than a way to find and download music tracks. What makes it different is the fact that it’s very fast (download a track in 4 seconds or less) and the scope of the library, which the developers say offers 10 million tracks. The interface is bare bones, you get no streaming or auditioning of tracks and there’s no subtlety about the search. Enter in a name…


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Bookmark This! October 1, 2010 posted by

ActiveInbox – freeware sorts out your Gmail overload with style

ActiveInbox is a nifty freeware program which hooks into your Chrome or Firefox browser to add email management functions to Gmail. It’s based on the well knownn GTD (Get Things Done) formula, which means it’s logical and effective if followed. Once installed, all you do is agree some labels and priority tags and start managing your emails rather than let them overwhelm you. You can tag each message with a To-Do action such as Next or Some Day and the…


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Awesome September 30, 2010 posted by

RazorLame – freeware lets you create super quality MP3 files from WAV with one click

RazorLame is a brilliant freeware program which lets you create super high quality MP3 files from your WAV tracks. The advantage is you get all the quality of an uncompressed track in a much smaller file size. Win! The site is also clearly a call to arms against those who diss MP3 as an inferior sounding format, and judging by my tests, they’re right. I converted a few tracks from huge WAV files and managed to shrink them dramatically (in…


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Free Software September 30, 2010 posted by

Xmarks is closing their doors – Head on over there and show them some love

If you’re an Xmarks user then I’m sure by now you’ve received an email announcing that they’re closing up shop in 90 days. According to the Xmarks blog they’ve been unable to find either a viable business-model, or a buyer for the company. It would be a truly sad day for the internets if this fantastic and extremely reliable service disappears, and a sad indictment that a top 1,500 website can’t make money in this day and age. What I…


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Bookmark This! September 29, 2010 posted by

WhoCrashed – freeware tells you exactly what just crashed your computer

WhoCrashed is a totally irrelevant freeware program which tells you what Windows component just crashed your computer. It’s irrelevant because, as we all know, Windows computers never crash. As don’t Apple Macs. Anyhoo, that said…ahem…the useful thing about this prog is the fact that it should help pinpoint the actual dodgy driver or whatever that caused the blue screen/reboot of death, thus perhaps helping you to locate an update and stop any future reoccurrences. The home version is free and…


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Bookmark This! September 28, 2010 posted by

CleanHaven – the ultimate text cleanup freeware

CleanHaven is the ultimate text cleanup freeware program. Most programs of this type will cope with one or two functions, like stripping out leading characters or reformatting badly laid out text, but this puppy does it all…and then some. Not only will it handle conversion of columns and tabular data, but also convert standard ASCII email addresses to web URLs, add salutations to names (e.g. add the Mr and Mrs to John and Sarah Ferguson) sort numbers and much more….


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Free Software September 28, 2010 posted by

Date Check – sleazy app finds out if they’re good to go…or not

Date Check has got to be one of the sleaziest mobile applications on the planet. Install the free program and you effectively get a full personal background check application on your Android, Blackberry or iPhone handset, which you can use to check out their story, where they live, how much money they have etc. You’ll have to pay $14.95 per investigation, so it could get pretty expensive if you’re playing the field, but just think, you can find out whether…


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Bookmark This! September 27, 2010 posted by

Nat Geo Wallpaper Downloader – freeware lets you enjoy National Geographic images on your desktop

This Nat Geo Wallpaper Downloader freeware lets you grab those beautiful National Geographic images of nature, animals and just generally stunning photos and set them as wallpaper for your computer desktop with one click. The program automates the process for installing the pics as wallpaper, and also auto-sizes the downloads to fit your screen resolution. You’ve got a choice of 5000 images, which should be enough to start with. Here kitty…  Some of the most beautiful wallpapers have been placed…


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Bookmark This! September 24, 2010 posted by

Copernic Desktop Search – freeware provides powerhouse search on the desktop

I’ve had a soft spot for the free Copernic Desktop Search program for a long while now, and the latest version 3.4 offers a pretty powerful search function for your computer environment. The sad part is the fact that you shouldn’t have to install a separate product to do this, it should come standard with Windows, but that’s a gripe for another day. Installation is simple and seamless, although you will need to be patient for a while as the program…


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Category Archive

PagePainter - the free web page color…

Fri 12 Sep 2008

PagePainter is an interesting new freeware program which lets web designers test out different colour schemes on their page designs […]

44 free anti rootkit tools - stay…

Thu 24 Jan 2008

44 Free Anti Rootkit Utilities. Castlecops has gathered together a great selection of anti rootkit programs in a public wiki […]

Mobilewitch - freeware turns your mobile phone…

Tue 19 Jan 2010

Mobilewitch is a free program that converts any mobile phone into a universal PC remote control. The software is Java […]

Speed up your computer with Soluto…

Fri 27 May 2011

Speed up your computer with Soluto
When you go to turn on your computer, there's nothing worse than having to wait an exceptionally long time before […]

Talon - free screencapture add-on for Firefox…

Tue 25 Aug 2009

Talon is a free screen capture utility from the Aviary developers. It’s delivered as a nice Firefox add-on and does […]

Yod'M 3D - cube based desktop manager…

Mon 04 Jun 2007

Yod’m 3D is a Windows desktop manager which sports one of those swivel cube interfaces so beloved of…well…interface designers. It […]

Caps-Run - control which programs run on…

Wed 26 Aug 2009

Caps-Run is a neat little Windows freeware prog that lets you define which programs you want to run when Windows […]

MP3 Speed - freeware alters MP3 audio…

Tue 17 Aug 2010

MP3 Speed is a freeware program which lets you alter the tempo and/or pitch of your MP3 audio files at […]

Google Chrome - nice...but needs a little…

Wed 10 Sep 2008

I’ve been playing with the new Google Chrome web browser over the past few days and I’m impressed. It’s fast, […]

Shazou for Firefox - instant location info…

Wed 03 Jan 2007

Shazou. Another very neat extension for Firefox which shows you the geographical location – complete with a Google map – […]

Facbook Chat Bully lets you customize Facebook…

Mon 22 Aug 2011

Facbook Chat Bully lets you customize Facebook Chat
One of my favorite ways to communicate with someone that's not in the same room is via IM. Something about […]

Codeweavers Crossover for free - 24 hr…

Tue 28 Oct 2008

As part of the company’s Lame Duck Presidential Challenge Codeweavers will be giving away free copies of their CrossOver virtual […]

Firefox Video Downloader Extension.…

Fri 25 Aug 2006

Man, you gotta just keep loving Firefox and the developer community doncha? The new Video Downloader Extension puts a button […]

John's Background Switcher makes your desktop interesting…

Mon 24 Sep 2012

John’s Background Switcher makes your desktop interesting again [Freeware]
We all love to add a personal touch to our environment, whether it's painting our den that particular color of […]

Behold, the personal web - aka Personal…

Wed 16 Feb 2011

Well this could *really* put the cat among the pigeons. A few days ago Google released an extension called Personal […]

Bossie Awards 2010 - best open source…

Tue 31 Aug 2010

Remember when Infoworld was an awesome tech mag, and not some advert spamming sleazefest of a website? Yeah shame. Anyway, […]