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Free Software February 9, 2011 posted by

Google Translate comes to the iPhone

I cannot remember how many times a translator app would’ve been beneficial in different situations. Google released an iPhone Translate App that can work either through text, or speaking. It’s a free app, so there’s really nothing to stop you from getting it. It has about a 4.5 rating from almost 300 reviews, and works pretty decently if I do say so myself. Using it in the Japanese to English version, it did hold up pretty well, but you must…


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Bookmark This! February 8, 2011 posted by

PretonSaver – freeware slashes your inkjet printing costs

PretonSaver is a freeware program designed to help you save ink when you use your inkjet printer. It works with any kind of output and is very easy to use. Just set up the level of saving you want with each type of print output (e.g. photos vs text documents). From then on the program will automatically use your settings every time you print something. Of course there’s a trade-off, and that’s print quality. The higher the ink saving setting you use (max…


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Bookmark This! February 7, 2011 posted by

FreeOCR – freeware OCR software makes you a scanner king (or queen)

FreeOCR is a freeware program which converts text into images into editable text. It supports TWAIN scanners which means you can use it directly from your nearest scanner or AIO printer, and it can transform faxes, PDF and image files as long as they’re over 200dpi in resolution. Considering this sort of software can cost several hundred dollars in commercial versions, this could be a good addition to your program library. Note that you’ll get better results with this on simple documents….


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Free Software February 4, 2011 posted by

FunctionFlip gives you control of your MacBook’s function keys

I love my MacBook, but as with all devices, there are little things that annoy me. One of these is the fact that all of my function keys are already assigned to various tasks. Granted, a few of them are very useful, but some I’d prefer to assign to another function. You have the option of disabling all of the functions, but what if you want to keep a few of them? There’s an app for that. Here’s a handy…


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FunctionFlip gives you control of your MacBook’s function keys
Free Software February 4, 2011 posted by

PDFrizator – freeware lets you easily create PDF presentations

PDFrizator is a freeware program which gives you the power to create PDF presentations in a snap, complete with transitions, music and multiple file formats. The software has some neat features like de-skew (to straighten up those wonky scans), multiple languages, rotate and file format conversion.  The PDFrizator is a Freeware tool to create PDF presentations, with the possibility to setup the PDF page transition effect, page advance time, and background music. This can be done for already existing PDF’s,…


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Awesome February 4, 2011 posted by

Boom! Android Market Hits The Web – and now the platform will just go crazy ballistic

Whoa, so the Android Market has just hit the web in all it’s glory. That’s 200,000 mobile phone apps available on instant install, with no sucky iTunes install, no messing around with synching, just a log-in to your Google account. And what’s more, my whole app install history (on multiple handsets!) is now available for viewing online anytime I need to replace or recreate my environment. Genius! Android is now officially the No 1 smartphone platform of choice, blowing past…


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Free Software February 3, 2011 posted by

Google Shopper comes to the iPhone

Android users have had access to a pretty useful tool for a while, called Google Shopper. This app takes shopping and price comparison to a whole new level. Not only can you scan barcodes to check prices, but you can even take a snapshot of the cover or speak the name of a product. Then you’ll be able to select the product and check prices, reviews and even local availability. Well Google has finally decided to bring this wonderful little…


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Google Shopper comes to the iPhone
Bookmark This! February 2, 2011 posted by

NetTraffic 1.1 – freeware delivers real time broadband speed gauge in the task bar

It’s a war out there, us against them. The user vs the Internet service providers. So we need weapons, and the free NetTraffic 1.1, an in your face net speed logger is exactly that. They promise you 20 Mbps and you’re getting 2 mbps? Welcome to the club, but now at least you can prove it, even if they ignore you as per usual. Pah!  Utility to view download speed and upload speed in real time. NetTraffic allows you to view and to…


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Bookmark This! January 31, 2011 posted by

Text Area Cache – clever free Firefox addon safeguards your online text form entries

Have you ever laboriously filled out an online form or email message only to have the browser or site crash on you so you lose the lot? Frustrating huh? Well Textarea Cache should help. This freeware Firefox addon automatically captures text you enter into a form or online text box, so it can be instantly reused in the event of a problem. The nice feature about the software is the fact that it captures each set of text input as…


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Bookmark This! January 28, 2011 posted by

Media Event Organizer – freeware splits your photos into event dates automatically

Media Event Organizer is a cool freeware program which segments large folders of your photos into date specific ‘events’. So far so normal. Where the program differs from conventional date splitting alternatives is in the interface, which has some nice touches, and in the fact that you get much more fine grained control over the eventual sorting process. The program actually works in a two stage process. It first segments the images into different user customisable date patterns, and then,…


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Bookmark This! January 26, 2011 posted by

LibreOffice – free open source MS Office alternative hits the streets running

LibreOffice, the spin-off open source program from the old Open Office project (now uneasily chaperoned by Oracle since their purchase of Sun), has launched already, a scant few months after springing into life. For those who don’t know, this free office suite is a complete replacement for the Microsoft Office product, with word-processing, presentation, spreadsheet, drawing et al. The new program will be instantly familiar to anyone used to Open Office, file compatibility with MS Office remains solid and overall it’s a…


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Free Software January 26, 2011 posted by

Google Cloud Print lets your print from your phone, anywhere

These days it seems like our phones can do practically everything. If you’re like me, you depend on one for practically everything. Of course, it can be frustrating when you do run into one of those annoying limitations. For instance, lets say that you’ve just received an email on your phone with a very important document attached. This document needs to be printed out and you’re at the office, but not at your desk. In most cases, you’re going to…


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Google Cloud Print lets your print from your phone, anywhere
Cool Web Apps & Sites January 25, 2011 posted by

Thsrs – The Twitter thesaurus

Doesn’t it bother you when you realize that you’ve used that big word you love one too many times? The main problem being that you can’t think of something comparable to replace your beloved fallback. This can sometimes make social networking services such as Twitter really frustrating, as you have limited space to post. Now there is a service called Thsrs that will help you to fit that 144-character message into the 140-character slot allotment. This is an online thesaurus…


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Thsrs – The Twitter thesaurus
Bookmark This! January 24, 2011 posted by

Autotune.Net – freeware autotune cleans up your singing mistakes

Autotune.Net is freeware program (offered as part of a DIY coding exercise) which lets you tweak audio tracks to improve or embellish the pitch of the sound. Autotune is used extensively in the pop industry nowadays to make average singers sound better, and in some cases it’s even become a feature of various artists (see T-Pain and Ellen jamming below).   The proper professional software costs over $200 and features all sorts of bells and whistles, but this free version will give…


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Awesome January 21, 2011 posted by

Awesome Duplicate Photo Finder – superb freeware cleans up your sloppy image archives fast

We’ve all got duplicate photos on our hard drives right? Right? Part edited images, sloppily copied images, leftovers from one project or another. Over time it can amount to a huge waste of space, which is why this Awesome Duplicate Photo Finder freeware program is indeed awesome. Fire it up, select the folder/s you want to scan and it will zoom off and locate your image duplicates in lickety split time. It managed to scream through my 38000 images (yeah,…


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Category Archive

WeQ4U - free app feeds you through…

Fri 07 Jun 2013

WeQ4U – free app feeds you through call centers and switchboards with no pain [Freeware]
WeQ4U is a free iPhone and Android app which does all the hard work of queuing up for business and […]

MobileTCP - auto switching mail servers when…

Mon 24 Sep 2007

MobileTCP is one of those really simple fire and forget freeware utilities that could easily turn out to be indispensable. […]

Public Domain Torrents.…

Mon 14 Nov 2005

Public Domain Torrents. A selection of free and legal public domain movies coded in DivX available for download via BitTorrent. […]

iPrint - eco friendly printing freeware saves…

Thu 22 Jul 2010

iPrint is a cool little freeware program which lets you set up a detailed print schedule and so save paper […]

Gmail Tip – block senders to keep…

Fri 30 Dec 2016

Gmail Tip – block senders to keep your inbox neat
One of my goals is INBOX ZERO for the new year (or as close as I can get). What would […]

MyLastSearch - freeware scans and finds previous…

Fri 01 May 2009

The MyLastSearch freeware scans your web browser cache to locate and serve up past searches in a table for your […]

Cleaning windows.…

Fri 15 Apr 2005

RegScrubXP. Pretty cool freeware for cleaning up the Windows registry. I say cool because when I tried it, it cleaned […]

iOnRoad lets you know when you're too…

Mon 19 Sep 2011

iOnRoad lets you know when you’re too close to another vehicle
When we're driving on the highway, we can have a hard time paying attention to the road. This is mainly […]

Mixbit - new app from the YouTube…

Fri 15 Nov 2013

Mixbit – new app from the YouTube founders is designed to let you edit phone videos together
Apps like Vine and Video on Instagram have proved that people really seem to enjoy taking quick snippets of video […]

Windows OS X.…

Tue 31 Jan 2006

Dude, when you’re done hacking your Windows XP so it can happily boot on that new Apple Intel machine, why […]

Group Office - open source collaboration software…

Thu 19 Feb 2009

Group Office is an open source collaboration package which gives you shared calendars, a customer management module, email, file sharing […]

SnipDock - cute free Windows utility is…

Tue 11 Mar 2014

SnipDock – cute free Windows utility is great for those with a poor memory [Freeware]
Often when we're plowing through our work here at Ferret Towers, we'll have so many tabs, windows and programs open […]

15 Best Websites for Free E-Books…

Wed 16 Mar 2011

Here's a nice list of 15 Best Websites for Free E-Books which is definitely worth a look. Don't expect to […]

CamStudio - excellent free open source screencasting…

Fri 19 Jun 2009

I was looking for some screencasting software the other day, having been hugely disappointed with the Jing product. Tell me, […]

Quick Month Calendar - add a tiny…

Thu 16 Oct 2008

Quick Month Calendar adds a tiny calendar pop-up to the clock icon in your Windows XP tray. Just hover your […]

Paper Karma lets you easily banish junk…

Wed 07 Mar 2012

It's easy to hate junk mail, especially when it comes cascading in through your letterbox day after day after day. […]