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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Category Archive

Virtual Photographer - free Photoshop plugin filter…

Fri 15 May 2009

Virtual Photographer is a free Photoshop plugin which adds a bunch of useful little effects and image tweaks to your […]

SyncBack.…

Tue 18 Jan 2005

SyncBack. Freeware backup program that offers a whole heap of features for a world beating price. I particularly like the idea […]

Avira Anti Virus - freeware anti malware…

Mon 11 May 2009

The Avira Anti Virus program is a freeware package which offers the usual protection against nasty malware stuff attacking you […]

Survival Guide makes your smartphone a lifesaver…

Fri 01 Jun 2012

Never mind the hassles of fighting your way through department store sales day, you never know when things could get […]

DoNaut - add sound effects to Skype…

Tue 16 Oct 2007

DoNaut is a small freeware program that lets you add sound effects, background noises (e.g. an office) and change your […]

10 Reasons Why I'm Done With Windows.…

Wed 24 Aug 2011

The wife's computer crashed last week. A big meaty crash, which is unusual for Windows XP, despite what the haters […]

Teambox - the free Twitter styled collaboration…

Thu 13 May 2010

Teambox is a new open source project team collaboration application which provides task lists, project chat, file upload, and project […]

300 cool freeware utilities.…

Fri 14 Apr 2006

I want a freeware utility to…300 + common problems solved. Bookmark it! […]

Subsonic lets you create your own Spotify…

Wed 06 Jun 2012

Suddenly it seems like the world is awash with music services, but for many people it still isn't enough. The […]

Splashup Light - cool Adobe Air based…

Mon 02 Feb 2009

Splashup Light is a new photo editing program which comes in Adobe Air format. Which means it features a quirky […]

Digital Talking Parrot - free screensaver provides…

Fri 09 Jul 2010

This Digital Talking Parrot virtual pet comes in the form of a free Windows screensaver and promises to either a) […]

Encrypted Communication - keep your words private…

Fri 09 Aug 2013

Encrypted Communication – keep your words private from all those snooping eyes [Freeware]
Suddenly privacy is a big thing (again) and people are rushing around pointing fingers, hyperventilating and generally getting worked up. […]

Artemis: Spaceship Bridge Simulator - probably the…

Fri 29 Oct 2010

Artemis: Spaceship Bridge Simulator is a multi-player networked spaceship game which has got to be the nerdiest game in existence. […]

Share and peer.…

Wed 11 May 2005

Folder Share. Your files anywhere. But not on top of that stupid rock, I bet. Anyhoo, there’s a free basic […]

CS-Playground-React – this resource will help you…

Thu 30 Nov 2017

CS-Playground-React – this resource will help you brush up on your programming skills
Programming is today/tomorrow's big job growth area. Everyone is getting into it, or at least trying. If you’re teaching yourself […]

Find ratings on individual dishes with Foodspotting…

Fri 03 Feb 2012

Find ratings on individual dishes with Foodspotting [Daily Freeware]
Have you ever found yourself at a fancy restaurant, and not known what to order? The worst is when you're […]