Posts by Category: Free Software

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Bookmark This! February 25, 2011 posted by

Remove Empty Directories – freeware auto deletes your empty folders

We’ve all got them right? Empty folders/directories lying around on the disk, cluttering up our file explorers and generally making the place look untidy? Well now you can fire up the Remove Empty Directories freeware program and set it to find and delete those errant folders automatically. No more boring manual hunts for orphans (of the digital kind). Everyone who installs and removes software regularly should have this puppy in their toolbox. You know it makes sense, time poor peeps….


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Bookmark This! February 24, 2011 posted by

CookieSwap – free Firefox extension makes it easy to manage multiple online email accounts

CoolieSwap is a very cool free Firefox extension which makes it super simple to switch between email accounts on providers like Gmail, Yahoo! and the like. It works by swapping out cookies (duh!) when you click on a different profile. Why is it useful? Because it saves you having to laboriously log out and log in again to access a different account in your webmail service. This can save a load of time if you do a lot of hopping around among…


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Awesome February 21, 2011 posted by

Google Documents now supports .psd, .xls and 10 other file formats

Have you ever tried to open an image that someone’s sent you, only to realize that it’s .psd file, and you don’t have Photoshop installed on your computer? It’s an expensive piece of software, so not everyone is going to have a copy. Well you’ll be happy to know that if this happens again, you can just turn to Google Docs. That’s right, the search giant has announced support for .psd and 11 other file types. This is why I…


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Google Documents now supports .psd, .xls and 10 other file formats
Free Software February 21, 2011 posted by

Split The Rent solves housing disputes

If you’ve ever been in a living situation with roommates, you know how hard dividing up the rent fairly can be. It’s a big hassle to accurately divide everything out so no one feels cheated. That why the Split the Rent application was created. This free web app will help you determine whats a fair price by asking you a series of simple questions. How large the rooms are, windows with a view, closet space and bathrooms all go into…


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Split The Rent solves housing disputes
Bookmark This! February 21, 2011 posted by

HTTPS Everywhere – freeware plugin for Firefox secures your surfing

HTTPS Everywhere is a free Firefox extension created by the EFF which encrypts all communication between the browser and the site you are visiting. It only works with sites that support HTTPS, but it will ensure that your browser stays secure even if a site has a broken implementation of their security in place. The extension covers a fair amount of sites in any event, including WordPress.com blogs, Twitter, Facebook, Google search etc, so much of your day to day traffic should…


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Free Software February 18, 2011 posted by

Nevernote lets you sync Evernote on your Linux computer

If you’ve never heard of Evernote, you should take a look at their site. It’s a handy service that allows you to sync notes and pictures across a variety of devices. Personally, I have an ongoing project that involves a few people, and we use Evernote on our phones, computers and even my tablet to keep all of our information synced. There are two ways to access the notes: Either you download the standalone software, or you use their web…


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Nevernote lets you sync Evernote on your Linux computer
Awesome February 16, 2011 posted by

Behold, the personal web – aka Personal Blocklist – arrives!

Well this could *really* put the cat among the pigeons. A few days ago Google released an extension called Personal Blocklist for its Chrome web browser that lets you set up a personal list of websites to block from any search results you get on Google. The extension is designed to remove those annoying sites called ‘content farms‘ which do nothing but promote search engine optimised content written to a formula in order to earn money from Adsense clicks. You’ll have come across…


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Free Software February 15, 2011 posted by

Groovylists pulls your iTunes, Spotify and Last.fm playlists into Grooveshark

When it comes to streaming music, there are a number of services at your disposal. Grooveshark is known for its ability to let you create your own playlists from their library. This is great if you’re at the office without your iTunes library, or just don’t own the songs to begin with. If you do already have playlists setup in iTunes, there’s a handy web app that will let you import it into Grooveshark. Groovylists can take any playlist that…


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Groovylists pulls your iTunes, Spotify and Last.fm playlists into Grooveshark
Bookmark This! February 14, 2011 posted by

Android Injector – freeware lets you install Android apps on your phone without the market

Android Injector is a neat little freeware program which lets you easily install Android apps on your phone without having to go to the Android Market. Just download the .apk file to your computer (hint: a google search for “*app name* .apk” usually works), connect your handset to the PC, select the apps and click Install to Device. It’s definitely useful where you want to grab apps which aren’t available on the market yet, but remember that if you install off piste…


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announcement February 14, 2011 posted by

Google for Weddings looks useful, if unexpected

Need to plan a wedding? There’s a Google App for that. I honestly thought it was April 1st when I saw this, but I assure you, it is not. It would seem that the search giant has decided to branch out in a very unexpected direction, offering a slew of tools for planning your nuptials. Google for Weddings isn’t so much a new tool, as it is a grouping of existing ones. What they’ve done is added a bunch of…


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Google for Weddings looks useful, if unexpected
Bookmark This! February 14, 2011 posted by

SXSW Free Music – cool 4.5 GB torrent of free legal music now available for public download

SXSW has just released a 4.5 GB torrent of 800 tracks of free music for public download as a prelude to the upcoming 11th March kickoff of this year’s extravaganza. If you’d rather listen to it in a streaming form, you can hear it here on Shoutcast. Enjoy! <apparently a 2nd  torrent will be posted later, so bookmark!> Tags: sxsw, free+music, torrent, shoutcast


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Free Software February 11, 2011 posted by

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 can take some of the hassle out of life. One such program is called MacDropAny. This specialized application targets people who both work on a Mac, and use Dropbox. Instead of simply using the designated Dropbox folder for shared files, this allows you to use multiple folders in that way. Yes, you can do this without any extra software. It…


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MacDropAny lets you sync any folder on your Mac with Dropbox
Bookmark This! February 11, 2011 posted by

80 Free and Awesome Photoshop Brushes

This collection of 80 Free and Awesome Photoshop Brushes is pretty, well…awesome. Everything from skin tone, to fingerprints, fur and grunge. If you can’t get your creative on with this lot, you need therapy. Just download, install the files into the brushes folder of your Photoshop or compatible program and you’re set. Most are totally unrestricted, although one or two are for personal use only.  Brushes for Adobe Photoshop are known to be one of the most used add-ons since…


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Free Software February 9, 2011 posted by

Need a secure chat window? Use TorChat

Do you ever have conversations that you want to make sure are kept completely private? Perhaps you need to transfer a sensitive file to someone elsewhere, and need to be sure that it won’t be discovered by unwanted eyes. There are many reasons why one would feel it necessary to be so secretive, such as if your last name is Bond. Regardless of your motives, there is a simple application that can help you achieve such anonymity. TorChat is a…


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Need a secure chat window? Use TorChat
Free Software February 9, 2011 posted by

TwitPic now has video sharing support

TwitPic is our beloved media sharing service for Twitter. If youíve been using twitter for a while, youíve likely been waiting for this update. Itís opponent yfrog already has this capability so it’s more than about time TwitPic got up to date.† Often times there are stories right in front of you that are so epic, that you hate that youíll have to post them in four or five updates. With this new video sharing option, you can instead record…


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TwitPic now has video sharing support

Category Archive

Shake to Undo lets you fix mistakes…

Tue 18 Oct 2011

Shake to Undo lets you fix mistakes by shaking your laptop
Growing up, I'd venture that most people encountered an Etch-A-Sketch at some point. It was a fun little toy, if […]

Tiny Clip.…

Tue 15 Nov 2005

TinyClip. A rather neat converter of long URLs to the TinyURL format. Just copy the long link to the clipboard […]

Scratch - a kind of lego assembly…

Wed 23 May 2007

Scratch is an interactive programming project that lets you create animated items and share them with others. The editor is […]

Free PDF to Word Converter - freeware…

Wed 29 Jul 2009

Free PDF to Word Converter is a freeware program for…guess what…converting PDF documents to Microsoft Word format. What more is […]

NeverNote is an open source clone of…

Wed 02 May 2012

If you've never heard of Evernote, it's the very successful cloud (ie Web) based content capturing service. The idea is […]

Auditorium - gorgeous flash game that sounds…

Mon 01 Dec 2008

Auditorium – gorgeous flash game that sounds just right
I just stumbled across this gorgeous Flash game called Auditorium. The idea is to direct the acoustic particles to the […]

Open Street Map.…

Mon 07 Nov 2005

Open Street Map. The free wiki world map. Ambitious project at point zero right now, so don’t expect to see much […]

WAP Reader.…

Thu 25 May 2006

WAP Reader. Set up your very own WAP based server based IMAP4 email system. Clever and free. imap4/pop3 support […]

Webu - monitor RSS feeds for your…

Thu 07 Aug 2008

Webu is a sharp minimalist RSS feed monitor which allows you to set up keyword searches on feeds (or websites) […]

uTodo - free to-do software makes your…

Tue 29 Sep 2009

uTodo is a free To-Do program that promises to make all your dreams come true or your money back. Ah..hold […]

Mulve - freeware music finder offers 10…

Mon 04 Oct 2010

Mulve is a freeware music finder program which makes no pretension to be anything other than a way to find […]

Money Manager Ex - free open source…

Fri 05 Jun 2009

Money Manager Ex is a free personal finance program to rival Microsoft Money or Quicken. It comes with all the […]

Printmaster Express - creative printing program goes…

Wed 24 Feb 2010

Broderbund’s PrintMaster Express is a veteran creative print program which is now freeware. You can use it for lots of […]

Nimbuzz - super slick do-it-all chat and…

Thu 11 Oct 2007

Nimbuzz. I’ve been playing around with this new Dutch chat and VoIP freeware for a few days now and it’s […]

ReadManiac - superb free ebook reader for…

Thu 31 Jul 2008

ReadManiac is an excellent open source Java ebook reader for mobile phones. The cool thing about it, apart from the […]

Dudeism Relaxation Reminder - freeware aims to…

Wed 16 Dec 2009

The Dudeism Relaxation Reminder is a free program which spits up a pop-up every so often to remind you to […]