Posts by Category: Free Software

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Bookmark This! September 2, 2010 posted by

Enigeo – freeware offers a great way to learn about the world

Enigeo is a freeware quiz program which is designed to help us learn about the world. Capital cities, flags, locations all the kind of stuff you’re sure you know really, if only you could remember. You can set up customised quizzes covering specific geographies and questions and of course it’s all for free. Nice.  Enigeo is a great way to learn countries, capitals and flags around the world in a fun way. You can either answer questions about the countries…


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Bookmark This! September 1, 2010 posted by

eFit – freeware helps you plan your meals and stay fit not fat

eFit is a freeware program designed to help you stay fit and lean, while watching what you eat. The interface is fairly simplistic, but the database of foodstuffs and recipe planner is comprehensive enough. You can generate shopping lists, measure calorie intake and keep yourself to a regime day by day.  eFit Free Edition is a diet, fitness and calorie tracking software that can aid in weight loss or building muscle mass. By tracking daily food intake and monitoring your weight…


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Bookmark This! August 31, 2010 posted by

Country Codes – freeware offers impressively rich country data for all

Country Codes is one of those traditional type freeware database programs which provides everything you’ll need to know about esoteric country codes and data. Wanna know about a country’s ISO numbers, dialling codes, the TLD (domain), currency code and more? Just open this database up and it’s there. There’s even lat and long geographic info and the country IP codes to help you track down that webserver. Pretty cool resource.  In addition, it provides a handy link for each country that launches…


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Free Software August 31, 2010 posted by

Bossie Awards 2010 – best open source software of the year

Remember when Infoworld was an awesome tech mag, and not some advert spamming sleazefest of a website? Yeah shame. Anyway, they’ve just released their Bossies – the best Open Source software of the year awards, and they’re worth a look. So switch your ad blockers to max, and dive in. Oh and just to save you hunting around the site for the actual results, here’s the four important links. Best Open Source Applications. Best App Development Software. Best Platforms and…


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Bookmark This! August 30, 2010 posted by

Rhymesaurus Free Edition – free rhyming dictionary will make you a better songster

Rhymesaurus Free Edition is a freeware rhyming dictionary which’ll guarantee you a Top 10 hit on any chart you want. Yep, no worries. Just make sure your treasure trove, matches the open road, and you’ll be good to go for ever. Or something. There are Android and iPhone versions for $0.99 too.  Rhymesaurus Free Edition is a completely free rhyming dictionary program for Windows. Includes over 35,000 words. Type in any word to get a list of words that rhyme with…


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Bookmark This! August 27, 2010 posted by

MonPwr – freeware turns your monitor off instantly on demand

MonPwr is a small freeware utility that lets you switch off your Windows laptop or desktop monitor with a click. Like a screensaver it won’t come back on until you hit the spacebar or mouse click. Useful little tool for privacy and power conservation.  MonPwr by Caffinc is a freeware that lets you turn off your Laptop or PC monitor with just a click of a button – and keep it turned off until you click the mouse or press the…


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Bookmark This! August 26, 2010 posted by

ACH – freeware helps you make intelligent decisions based on facts not fiction

ACH (Analysis of Competing Hypotheses) is a piece of open source freeware which was originally developed as part of a CIA project and has now been donated to the world for free download. The program basically allows you to set up a structured decision making process using a sophisticated hypothesis testing structure. First define your question, then set down the possible hypotheses. Then list the evidence for and against each hypothesis, add them to the matrix and check the inconsistencies. Refine,…


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Free Software August 25, 2010 posted by

Legacy 7 Standard Edition – freeware lets you map your family on a Web based genealogical tree

Legacy 7 Standard Edition is a freeware program which lets you trace your ancestors back through time and build a genealogical chart for all to see. The software comes with everything you need to get started, including a DNA feature which lets you add in genetic results to aid your historical search. The interface is a little quaint (i.e. antique), but the program is certainly fully featured. And if you’re willing to shell out a little cash, you get access to…


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Bookmark This! August 24, 2010 posted by

Notepad X – awesome little freeware text editor with tabs and plugins

Notepad X is a super cool Windows freeware text editor which supports tabs and plugins. You can modify shortcut keys, apply specialised toolbars, implement syntax highlighting for easy code editing and even import custom icons. Released under the GPL open source license. Nice.   * Better management of the documents, settings and the whole application. * Option to create custom plug-ins to expand the application features. * Option to modify all the available shortcut keys. * Custom translations & tool…


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Free Software August 23, 2010 posted by

Downloads Fingerer – freeware to keep track of all your software downloads

Download Fingerer is a freeware program which helps you track your software downloads. It goes beyond the standard Windows download managers, by letting you add details of the site where you got the program, date, where it’s stored and a description. If you do a lot of freeware downloads, this is probably a cool tool to have. It’s manual (i.e. you need to put in the data yourself), but it could save you lots of searching later on if you need to…


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Bookmark This! August 20, 2010 posted by

Chameleon Folder – freeware gives permanent easy access to favourite folders

Chameleon Folders is a cool Windows freeware program which gives permanent 1–click access to your favourite folders. Why? Well if you’re like me, you’ll have one or more folders which are buried deep in the bowels of your computer which are important to a project or your life, and it’s a real pain to have to keep clicking through in Windows Explorer to get to them. With this program it’s just a matter of clicking your chosen hotkey and bang you’re there,…


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Bookmark This! August 19, 2010 posted by

Photoscape – photo editing freeware is jam packed with features

Photoscape is a fully –  and we mean fully –  featured photo editing freeware program which offers slideshow, lossless image rotation, a complete editing suite, screen capture, batch processing of images and an animated gif maker. Phew! The interface is a little quirky, but still understandable and you get the usual mix of filters and effects in the editor that you’ll find in commercial products. Cool.  Photoscape is a fun and easy photo editing software that enables you to fix…


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Bookmark This! August 17, 2010 posted by

MP3 Speed – freeware alters MP3 audio tempo or pitch for easier listening

MP3 Speed is a freeware program which lets you alter the tempo and/or pitch of your MP3 audio files at will. Why? Well for one thing you can use it to speed up an audiobook and listen to it faster, while still keeping it intelligible. Also there are music tracks which just plain sound better slooowed down. Hah! Nice little utility, and very fast.   MP3 Speed is a freeware which changes the speed of mp3 files. # Modify MP3 speed changing…


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Bookmark This! August 17, 2010 posted by

Generate Data – dummy data generator for all

Generate Data dot com is a very cool little online app (or free open source downloadable program) which lets you create dummy data for whatever you want. It can deliver HTML, Excel, CSV, SQL and XML formatted data in international formats, for download and import. It gives you a nice set of data choices to use, from name, email, dummy address to random words/phrases and incremental numbers, which should cover just about every generic need. If you do web development…


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Bookmark This! August 16, 2010 posted by

CrossLoop – free screen sharing software

CrossLoop is a free screen sharing program which gives a remote person access to your screen for data sharing, technical support or any combination therein. The freeware actually comes with an optional commercial option which gives access to tech experts to help fix your computer, at prices which start at $29.50 a year, and you’ll need to set up a free account at the Crossloop online hub no matter what option you choose. The tech support and remote control features…


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90Night - cool free app helps you…

Fri 28 Mar 2014

90Night – cool free app helps you sleep better [Freeware]
By now most people know about sleep cycles, and how you can improve your sleep patterns by adjusting to them. […]

PhotoFilmStrip - freeware lets you create movies…

Tue 13 Oct 2009

The free PhotoFilmStrip program lets you create movies out of your still photographs. It comes with a useful set of […]

Tile Tabs - turn your Firefox tabs…

Tue 08 Jul 2014

Tile Tabs – turn your Firefox tabs into tiles and save time viewing [Freeware]
If you're a multitasking nut, you probably get impatient clicking on different tabs to switch from one website to another. […]

Use freeware to recover files from your…

Mon 13 Jun 2011

Use freeware to recover files from your broken drive
Have you ever plugged in a USB drive, only to have it show up as unreadable? While a simple reformat […]

Flipagram – share your story in pictures…

Tue 16 Dec 2014

Flipagram – share your story in pictures [Freeware]
A picture is worth a thousand words. Imagine how much you can say with a group a pictures and music. […]

Lingoes - super impressive dictionary and translation…

Thu 21 Feb 2008

Lingoes. Lovely freeware dictionary and language translation program. Comes with a bunch of useful features like clipboard translate, right mouse […]

Extension FM - awesome Chrome extension automatically…

Fri 16 Jul 2010

Well it had to happen. The Google Chrome web browser looks like it's just received its killer extension, the one […]

Wireless Network Watcher keeps an eye on…

Tue 27 Mar 2012

It's pretty easy for someone who's determined to hack into your WiFi network nowadays, even if you think you're safe […]

Show your support with the Occupy Everywhere…

Mon 12 Dec 2011

Show your support with the Occupy Everywhere Banner
You can't hardly look at the news these days without catching wind of the Occupy Wall Street movement. If you're […]

Computer Repair Utility Kit - 35 applications…

Wed 31 Oct 2007

The Computer Repair Utility Kit is a collection of 35 freeware utilities which should let you cope with just about […]

Knowmore Firefox Extension - learn more about…

Tue 08 Jul 2008

The Knowmore.org Firefox Extension provides a snapshot view of a company’s environmental and social impact via the use of icons […]

Giveaway of the Day - software, for…

Wed 22 Nov 2006

Giveaway of the Day. Nice idea. Every day the site offers a free download of a commercial software program. Kind […]

Backup your tabs for later viewing with…

Mon 02 Jan 2012

Backup your tabs for later viewing with ZipTabs
I'm notorious for having an excessive amount of tabs open in my browser. In fact, I usually have several windows […]

Better Gmail - Firefox extension improves Gmail…

Mon 23 Apr 2007

Better Gmail. The folks at Lifehacker have collected a bunch of Gmail add-ons Greasemonkey scripts and collated them all in […]

TunnelBear Mobile - excellent free WiFi security…

Fri 19 Sep 2014

TunnelBear Mobile – excellent free WiFi security tool now available on Android and iPhone [Freeware]
One of the things it's important to remember is the fact that wireless networking connections (especially public WiFi) are inherently […]

Plug-in, drop out.…

Wed 26 Jan 2005

KVR Audio.com. You want lots of free audio instrument and effects plug-ins? You got ‘em. With user reviews as the […]