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Bookmark This! September 23, 2010 posted by

Wikitup – freeware brings a global knowledgebase to your fingertips

Wikitup is a freeware program which gives you CTRL-Right Click access to an instant dictionary and search engine, from any Windows program, browsers, word-processors, spreadsheets et al. The cool bits include a live YouTube search and video player, and instant access to Wikipedia definitions for any word you highlight. I can’t say I’m hugely in love with the interface, it’s a little too fussy and olde style for my liking, but there’s no question that the utility of the program…


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Bookmark This! September 22, 2010 posted by

MP3 Splitter – freeware lets you trim audio files quickly and easily

MP3 Splitter is a totally useful little freeware program which lets you trim and chop your audio files at will. It’s easy to use, and more to the point, the file quality doesn’t seem to suffer too much after the edit. If you’ve got audio files that could do with some love and attention, try this, it works. Oh and strangely enough it supports lots of different audio formats as well as MP3.  Now you can split any part of any…


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Bookmark This! September 21, 2010 posted by

Nitro PDF Reader – the free little document reader with big ambitions

Nitro PDF Reader is a freeware PDF reader which adds in a bunch of additional functionality like annotation, text creation and copy/paste, as well as a signature stamp to add your signature to PDF documents on the go. This latter function seems incredibly useful, if not a little scary if it got into the wrong hands (although it does come with password protection) You can also extract text from PDF files into plain .txt format, which is also very useful…


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Bookmark This! September 20, 2010 posted by

Empty Folder Nuker – freeware deletes your orphans before they delete you

Empty Folder Nuker is a freeware program which will run through your hard drive and automatically delete all empty folders. Simple right? It’s full of safety checks, and will try to delete to th Recycle Bin if possible, so it sounds pretty failsafe. And useful.   Finds folders that contain only empty subfolders too # Allows you to choose which empty folders to delete # Uses the Recycle Bin where available # Shell integration: right click on any folder in…


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Bookmark This! September 17, 2010 posted by

Roadkil’s Unstoppable Copier – freeware recovers files from broken CD/DVDs

Roadkil’s Unstoppable Copier is an improbably named freeware program which promises to retrieve data from broken CDs or DVDs. Got an old CD with a scratch, or just an old disk which has eroded due to sunlight or exposure to a harsh environment (we’re looking at you, crowded desk)? All you need to do is run up the program and select how thorough you want the retrieval to be. The more thorough, the longer it will take of course. Available…


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Bookmark This! September 16, 2010 posted by

GooReader – read free books and magazines from Google Books

GooReader is a free Windows program which lets you access the massive collection of free books and magazines available on Google Books. Not only does it make it easy to search for and read these titles, but you can also convert them to PDF format for offline reading as required. For quick searching, it’s probably better to use the Google Books service directly, but if you’re into a more leisurely read then this might suit, especially since this program lets you…


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Bookmark This! September 15, 2010 posted by

WiseStamp – freeware lets you add an uber signature to your email messages

WiseStamp is a freeware program which lets you customize your email messages with snazzy signatures, social networking content, RSS feeds and even simple apps. It works with online email services such as Hotmail, Gmail etc and is one of those programs which could either make you very popular or a pariah in your community.  Email Apps enable you to easily customize your email signatures with your personal social profiles and allows you to add to each outgoing email dynamic content…


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Bookmark This! September 14, 2010 posted by

Neo’s SafeKeys – freeware offers ultimate protection against keylogger attacks

The free Neo’s SafeKeys program is the ultimate way to avoid being hacked by keylogging software. Just stop using the hardware keyboard altogether. This on-screen keyboard provides a full qwerty layout which you use with the mouse. Voila, no key presses to furtively capture. It’s also available in a portable no-install USB thumb drive version, if you feel particularly paranoid about entering your passwords and stuff on strange computers. Nice.  # 100% Keylogger protection – the keyboard not used in the creation or transfer of…


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Awesome September 13, 2010 posted by

Billy – awesome tiny music player

Billy is an awesome little Windows music player which plays every track in the folder/s you specify. It’s like 500kb in size tiny, supports MP3, OGG and WAV and can load 1000 files in 1 second. No frills, just lovely. A definite keeper.  Billy is a lightweighted no nonsense audio player that allows you to quickly play an entire directory of MP3 files. Tags: billy, freeware, music+player, windows, mp3


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Free Software September 10, 2010 posted by

Aerofoil – freeware tweaks Windows to give more battery life

Aerofoil offers a bunch of quick and dirty settings to improve Windows battery life and also make it run better. According to some reports it can improve your battery life by up to 25%, which is pretty cool. Open source and useful.    Allowing you to manually disable Aero Glass. * Optionally managing Aero Glass user interface. * Optionally managing sound muting. * Optionally managing your chosen power plans. * Optionally managing Windows Sidebar. * Optionally showing a quick hibernate…


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Awesome September 9, 2010 posted by

Financial Fate – the ultimate financial planning freeware

Financial Fate is one heck of a freeware financial planning program. Unlike most programs which let you enter in fairly simple stuff like income and outgoings, expenses etc, FF digs deep into your life and lets you record every miniscule item of financial activity in your family’s life out to the end of time. Or at least your time. The software delivers an intimate view of your net worth throughout your whole life, even down to displaying a massively disturbing snapshot of…


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Bookmark This! September 8, 2010 posted by

WebSwoon – the freeware website thumbnail grabber

WebSwoon is a very cool little freeware prog which grabs images of website pages and converts them into your choice of size. What makes it really great is the fact that you can load in a list of URLs and it will pop off and automatically capture grabs of all the pages and convert them, which is perfect for creating thumbnails of sites you’re writing about. It works brilliantly, although if you’re running it under Windows 7 you’ll need to make…


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Bookmark This! September 7, 2010 posted by

Amazon Price Watcher – freeware lets you set your price target and wait for the bargains

Amazon Price Watcher is a freeware program which lets you set up any number of custom price monitors for products. You say what price you’re willing to pay and the software will alert you if an Amazon price hits that point. It’s one of those things that can happen if you get lucky or are patient enough to wait for an Amazon special offer, but most of the time you’re probably only going to save pennies. But then again, every…


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Bookmark This! September 6, 2010 posted by

Grindstone – freeware tracks your time and makes you more efficient

Grindstone is a freeware productivity tool which tracks the time you spend completing tasks on your computer in order to help you become more efficient and productive. We’ve covered this type of thing before with the RescueTime product, but where this program differs is in extensibility and also the practicality of the data. For instance, Grindstone contains both timesheet and invoicing modules, which makes it a very practical tool for freelancers and others who charge by the hour. In some…


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Free Software September 3, 2010 posted by

VideCacheView – freeware stores those web Flash videos for later revisits

VideoCacheView is a freeware program which cleverly lets you grab the cached video file from online Flash video players so you can play it back later on when you fancy. Great for revisiting web video that you would like to watch again, without having to visit the site.  After watching a video in a Web site, you may want to save the video file into your local disk for playing it offline in the future. If the video file is…


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Trove – lower your chances of getting…

Thu 16 Jun 2016

Trove – lower your chances of getting bedbugs with that vintage second hand piece
The weather has heated up and with the added time you spend outside in the fresh air, you're maybe thinking […]

Tindog – a dating app just for…

Thu 23 Jul 2015

Tindog – a dating app just for your dog [FREEWARE]
It’s hard to meet people. It’s even harder for your dog to meet people. And by “people” I mean other […]

Translated Gender – the app to help…

Wed 06 Jan 2016

Translated Gender – the app to help you remove outdated terms from your lexicon
It’s 2016 now (yay!) and it’s pretty clear that we’ve still got a long way to go when it comes […]

Fake Progress Bar - freeware helps you…

Wed 23 Dec 2009

Look we’re not condoning laziness, oh no no. Goofing off at this time of year is not good for the […]

Fullscreen Anything - maximize images, videos and…

Tue 31 Dec 2013

Fullscreen Anything – maximize images, videos and games on any site using this free Chrome extension [Freeware]
There are times when it would be nice to see something on a website in a larger version, even when […]

WeatherSignal Personal Weather Station - crowdsource your…

Thu 21 Nov 2013

WeatherSignal Personal Weather Station – crowdsource your weather report from your phone [Freeware]
Everyone loves weather, especially when it's nice. We're not so fond of it when it's surly and nasty, but hey, […]

Huminity.…

Fri 21 Jul 2006

Huminity. Kind of an under the radar group blogging freeware application which has some rather interesting concepts in it. Like […]

FotoMix - freeware lets you create cool…

Thu 20 May 2010

FotoMix is a freeware program for creating photo collages, easily. The software excels at the job because the interface is […]

Movie411 - freeware lets you grab movie…

Tue 03 May 2011

Movie411 is a freeware program which lets you grab movie information and cover art for your digital movie files. Ripping […]

SMS Corrector turns text-speak into legible messages…

Mon 11 Jul 2011

SMS Corrector turns text-speak into legible messages
It's amazing to watch our language evolve these days. With the rise of instant messaging and texting, it seems that […]

Camtoprint lets you print out passport photos…

Fri 30 Mar 2012

Going abroad on vacation is stressful enough as it is, without the added hassle of remembering to pack all the […]

CheatBook Database 2013 - the ultimate game…

Mon 02 Sep 2013

CheatBook Database 2013 – the ultimate game cheat guide, hidden amongst five pages of deliberately confusing Download ads from Google [Freeware]
There's nothing more satisfying than struggling with a really hard boss section in your favorite game and beating it after […]

LocatePC - freeware works secretly to help…

Fri 06 Jun 2008

LocatePC is a small freeware program that sends you a secret email message from your computer if it is stolen […]

Solway Internet TV and Radio Player -…

Fri 26 Mar 2010

This free Solway Internet TV & Radio Player gives you free access to more than 1000 radio and TV stations […]

Asterisk Key - freeware reveals hidden passwords…

Tue 25 May 2010

Asterisk Key is a freeware program which reveals the hidden passwords beneath the asterisks on a web page or in […]

Total Video Converter - convert videos for…

Thu 07 Jun 2007

Total Video Converter is a free [apologies, not free!] video conversion program rather like Super. It also contains a Photo […]