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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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Category Archive

MSN to go.…

Tue 30 Aug 2005

eMSN. Free MSN messenger chat client for your mobile phone. Java, GPRS. Advert sponsored though, OK? eMSN is the […]

FrameXpert - create your own metal furniture…

Wed 23 Jun 2010

FrameXpert is a new online service which lets you design and create your own metal furniture products. OK, so we're […]

devcheatsheet - Because even developers get the…

Tue 23 Mar 2010

devcheatsheet – Because even developers get the blues
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Portable Ubuntu for Windows - run Linux…

Tue 07 Apr 2009

Portable Ubuntu for Windows is a free version of Ubuntu Linux that runs in a Window on your Windows machine. […]

Use this MailMerge script to personalize a…

Thu 01 Sep 2011

Use this MailMerge script to personalize a batch of emails
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INKredible – this app turns your touchscreen…

Thu 20 Apr 2017

Touchscreen typing has gotten a lot better over the years but there’s still nothing quite like writing with a pen and […]

ReminderFox - it's like having a digital…

Mon 22 Jul 2013

ReminderFox – it’s like having a digital butler installed on your computer [Freeware]
There's always something else to do, to fix, to sort out. No matter how fast we run, tasks build up […]

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 […]

Internet Arcade - 900 free coin op…

Wed 05 Nov 2014

Internet Arcade – 900 free coin op arcade games in your browser [Freeware]
Yow-ee, the Internet Archive has gone and done it again. Remember those coin op arcade games that rocked the 8 […]

MacDropAny lets you sync any folder on…

Fri 11 Feb 2011

MacDropAny lets you sync any folder on your Mac with Dropbox
I'm lazy, and I'll be the first to admit it. That's why I'm always on the lookout for software that […]

Netflix comes to ChromeOS…

Fri 12 Aug 2011

Netflix comes to ChromeOS
If you're one of the people who got lucky and had Google send you one of their cr-48 ChromeOS notebooks, […]

Tubes - send photos to your Mom's…

Wed 09 May 2007

Tubes. Tubes lets you set up a simple and automatic file sharing link between remote computers, so you can share […]

CamScanner - scan and send anything from…

Fri 27 Jun 2014

CamScanner – scan and send anything from your phone [Freeware]
In today's age of paperless transactions, it's a bit of a surprise when we find that there are times when […]

Awesome Duplicate Photo Finder - superb freeware…

Fri 21 Jan 2011

We've all got duplicate photos on our hard drives right? Right? Part edited images, sloppily copied images, leftovers from one […]

Can't find your phone? Use this site…

Mon 18 Apr 2011

Can’t find your phone? Use this site to call it
How many times have you lost your cell phone? Losing such an important gadget can put you into a frenzy, […]

Five Cool and Free Browser Tools -…

Thu 19 Jul 2007

Five cool free web browser tools for you to enjoy. Loki. Firefox and IE location tool which gives you […]