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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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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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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

Grindstone - freeware tracks your time and…

Mon 06 Sep 2010

Grindstone is a freeware productivity tool which tracks the time you spend completing tasks on your computer in order to […]

RM to MP3 Converter - freeware converts…

Thu 20 Aug 2009

RM to MP3 Converter is a little freeware utility to convert .rm and .rmvb audio and video streams from the […]

Dia - freeware Visio clone is a…

Tue 13 Jan 2009

Dia is a free Open Source diagram maker which aims to provide the kind of flow and org chart loveliness […]

WordWeb - a free dictionary and thesaurus…

Tue 15 May 2007

Nice to see that the WordWeb dictionary and thesaurus is still around, and in a nice shiny new version too. […]

Keep an eye on your child's Facebook…

Wed 28 Dec 2011

Keep an eye on your child’s Facebook account with Minor Monitor
With the rise of social networking, you'll be hard pressed to find any teenager that doesn't have a Facebook account. […]

Dolphin – take a swim online with…

Mon 10 Apr 2017

Dolphin – take a swim online with this mobile browser
Our phones come with their own built in browsers. You’re not restricted to these as options however. If you’re tired […]

Autotune.Net - freeware autotune cleans up your…

Mon 24 Jan 2011

Autotune.Net is freeware program (offered as part of a DIY coding exercise) which lets you tweak audio tracks to improve […]

MP3 Splitter - freeware lets you trim…

Wed 22 Sep 2010

MP3 Splitter is a totally useful little freeware program which lets you trim and chop your audio files at will. […]

Books In My Phone - free e-books…

Fri 29 Feb 2008

Books In My Phone. A nice selection of e-books embedded in a Java reader for download to your mobile phone, […]

The amazing AfterFocus gives your smartphone gorgeous…

Fri 13 Apr 2012

The smartphone camera has come a long long way since the launch of the Nokia 7650 in 2002, which is […]

Photo Black & Color adds art to…

Mon 30 Jul 2012

Photo Black & Color adds art to your photos [Freeware]
One of the most dramatic artistic touches you can add to a photo is the desaturated background effect, which retains […]

Here - Nokia maps return for Android…

Thu 18 Dec 2014

Here – Nokia maps return for Android with snazzy new offline mode and lots of cool [Freeware]
Hands up if you ever owned a Nokia cell phone. Now did you like the maps function? It may not […]

Portable Start Menu - a simple and…

Tue 24 Jun 2008

Portable Start Menu. A quick and easy way to set up and run your programs from a USB memory stick. […]

Kids Web Menu - free children's web…

Wed 05 Mar 2008

Kids Web Menu. Simple and easy to use children’s web browser offers safe customised surfing for tiny tots. You select […]

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 […]

Malicious mellifluence.…

Wed 12 Jan 2005

Microsoft has released the Malicious Software Removal Tool which can be used from the website or downloaded. What a lovely, caring […]