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Free Software December 13, 2011 posted by

Knobroom lets you use a MIDI controller in Adobe Lightroom

If you’ve spent much time on photo manipulation, you know how accurate you have to be with some of those settings. And you know just how much of a pain in the neck it can be to go through each setting that needs changed and move the little slider with your mouse. Wouldn’t it be easier if you just had a physical knob that you could adjust, like musicians do with their audio mixes? Well if you use Adobe Lightroom,…


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Knobroom lets you use a MIDI controller in Adobe Lightroom
Free Software December 12, 2011 posted by

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 a supporter of the cause, there are plenty of ways that you can do so, without pitching a tent in a local park. Sure, some might say that is the better way to go, but just because you’re protesting doesn’t mean that your bills stop coming in. If you have a website of your own and want to show where…


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Show your support with the Occupy Everywhere Banner
Free Software December 10, 2011 posted by

Free Games Corner – Sugar, Sugar, Kikka and super cute Home Sheep Home 2

Hi, I’m Graeme, and I regularly write about free games and nonsense over at lazylaces.com. Recently I was approached by a ferrety looking fellow wondering if I might like to share some of the free web games goodness here at The Red Ferret Journal. So here I am. How could I resist? Especially when he threatened me so convincingly. Anyway, enough about that, let’s proceed game-wards… First up this week is Sugar, Sugar The Christmas Special from BonteGames, a game…


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Free Games Corner – Sugar, Sugar, Kikka and super cute Home Sheep Home 2
Free Software December 9, 2011 posted by

Friskies turns your iPad into a cat toy with free apps

The iPad is an expensive piece of mobile computing hardware. Though if you drop the cash on one, you’ll probably find it to be useful in a number of different ways. Checking email, surfing the net, watching videos are all great ways to use it. However, it may surprise you to learn that this high-tech piece of equipment is actually nothing more than an expensive cat toy. It’s pure coincidence that you can use it for those other things. Friskies…


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Friskies turns your iPad into a cat toy with free apps
Free Software December 8, 2011 posted by

Access Xbox Live from your iPhone, and control your 360 from your Windows phone

If you’re a gamer with a Windows 7 phone, you’ve no doubt enjoyed the ability to access your Xbox Live account from it. Well now it would seem that those with a Windows phone are no longer in an exclusive club. Those with iOS devices can now download the My Xbox Live app.


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Access Xbox Live from your iPhone, and control your 360 from your Windows phone
Free Software December 7, 2011 posted by

All I Want From Santa app upgrades the traditional letter to Santa

One of the joys of being a kid is writing out your Christmas wish list to Santa Claus. Sure, you can tell him yourself at the mall, but it’s always good to make a list for him, just in case. When we were kids, letters were the way to go, as you could just pop it in the mail, and the mailman would get it to the North Pole. These days, kids know that Santa operates a more high-tech operation,…


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All I Want From Santa app upgrades the traditional letter to Santa
Free Software December 6, 2011 posted by

Use Pancake.io to create URLs for your Dropbox files

With tools like Dropbox, it’s easier than ever to keep files backed up in the cloud, and synced between different computers. But what happens when you want to share one of those files with several people? This can be a bit of a hassle, depending on whether or not the people in question have a Dropbox account, and how big the files are. However, with Pancake.io, things might get a lot easier. Once you sign up for a free Pancake.io…


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Use Pancake.io to create URLs for your Dropbox files
Free Software December 5, 2011 posted by

Use Shapecatcher to find characters and symbols by drawing them

When you need to look up information, Google is generally the place people turn to. These days you can find what you need by just typing in a few words. However, what if you’re not sure what the thing you’re looking for is called? Well if the thing you’re looking for is a letter or symbol, there’s an easy way to look it up, simply by drawing it.


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Use Shapecatcher to find characters and symbols by drawing them
diy December 2, 2011 posted by

Hack Siri to control your thermostat via voice

If you upgraded to an iPhone 4S from a 4, it’s very likely that you did so for one reason: Siri. That was the main reason I did it (that, and my old phone was worth more than the cost of a new one) and I love using it. Now that the novelty has worn off, I’ve been longing to use Siri to control more things than my texts, emails, and Google Maps. Well, it seems that I soon will…


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Hack Siri to control your thermostat via voice
Free Software December 1, 2011 posted by

WalkSafe alerts you to danger when you’re on your phone

In an age where cell phones rule, people are constantly distracted by their favorite gadgets. Whether they’re talking on it, texting, or playing Angry Birds, people lose themselves in their phone. This can help put them into danger, without even realizing it. There are laws in many states preventing you from using many of the features while driving, but what about while walking? Well now Android owners have access to an app that might help keep them out of harm’s…


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WalkSafe alerts you to danger when you’re on your phone
Free Software November 30, 2011 posted by

Now use Google Maps to navigate IKEA and the airport

Have you ever been in a mall, or large store, and felt completely lost? Usually you can find a helpful employee or even a map with one of those you are here stickers on it. However, wouldn’t it be great if you could just whip out your phone and use Google Maps, just like you do when you’re trying to get your bearings outside? Now you can.


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Now use Google Maps to navigate IKEA and the airport
Free Software November 29, 2011 posted by

Create animated gifs on your iPhone for free with GifBoom

The web is full of funny pictures. One could waste entire days on sites that serve up nothing but amusing images. If you’ve ever encountered a picture that is animated, there’s a good chance that it’s a gif file. Creating these animated gifs normally requires you to stitch together a series of images using special software on your computer. However, these days all it takes is a smartphone and a free app. If you install GifBoom on your iPhone, you…


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Create animated gifs on your iPhone for free with GifBoom
Free Software November 28, 2011 posted by

Auto Hide Desktop Icons makes your desktop look less cluttered

There’s nothing quite so embarrassing as someone stopping by your house, only to find it a complete mess. For me, the same thing applies to a messy desktop on my computer. I do my best to keep it free of clutter, but after a few weeks of nonstop work, it can look like a disaster to those who might peek at it. If you want to be able to have those icons strewn about, yet have it appear to be…


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Auto Hide Desktop Icons makes your desktop look less cluttered
Free Software November 25, 2011 posted by

Use Image Zoom to rotate and zoom images within Firefox

Have you ever been browsing the internet and come across an image that you wanted to look at from a different direction? Maybe it’s just a photo that was taken at a weird angle and you want to rotate it. You can turn your head, but that’s not quite the same. So what do you do? You download the image, then open it, and rotate. Then once you’ve seen it, you delete it. While it only takes a few seconds…


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Use Image Zoom to rotate and zoom images within Firefox
Bookmark This! November 24, 2011 posted by

Lazarus – freeware restores lost form data and saves your angry

There’s nothing worse –  no really –  than spending an age filling out one of these huge online forms only to have the whole thing disappear because the browser or your net connection hangs at the last moment or whatever. Now there’s a solution in the form of the Lazarus freeware program. This cool web browser addon which automatically backs up the data you enter into web forms as you go. Once you press the Submit button, the software will…


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Category Archive

Muffin Player Pro promises cloud storage and…

Thu 15 Mar 2012

Two years ago we really slated Mufin MusicFinder Base as a sleazy 'piece of garbage' for pretending to be freeware when […]

TV.exe.…

Wed 23 Feb 2005

TV.exe. Tacky interface? Check. Non intrusive? Check. Cool free global broadband television program? Check. Television is no longer […]

Crunch - reclaim valuable photo space on…

Fri 30 Oct 2015

Crunch – reclaim valuable photo space on your phone memory [Freeware]
If you're like us, you've got something like 200,000 photos stored on your phone, dating back to when the Sumarians […]

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 […]

LibreOffice 4.0 is now available, so why…

Tue 12 Mar 2013

LibreOffice 4.0 is now available, so why on earth are you still using Microsoft Office? [Freeware]
I'm absolutely astounded by the number of people who still insist on spending large sums of money to buy or […]

Bit.ly Creator - Firefox plugin lets you…

Tue 30 Jun 2009

Bit.ly Creator is a neat Firefox plugin that lets you quickly turn a long page URL into a short one, […]

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 […]

Flutter lets you control your media playback…

Thu 19 Jul 2012

Flutter lets you control your media playback with a wave of the hand [Freeware]
Don't know about you, but we're using the laptop for movies and music much more than we've ever done before. […]

Stamp - manage and sort your digital…

Tue 11 Dec 2007

Stamp. Great little freeware utility that lets you sort your digital photos by the date/time information embedded in the image’s […]

Portable Apps - Now with Google Chrome…

Thu 29 Oct 2009

The always useful Portable Apps has added freeware to its application suite. Until now only open source software has been […]

FreeMake Audio Converter packs a lot of…

Wed 31 Aug 2011

FreeMake Audio Converter packs a lot of features
If you've had to work with audio files very often, you know how much of a pain it can be. […]

Knobroom lets you use a MIDI controller…

Tue 13 Dec 2011

Knobroom lets you use a MIDI controller in Adobe Lightroom
If you've spent much time on photo manipulation, you know how accurate you have to be with some of those […]

TypeApp – get your email under control…

Fri 09 Dec 2016

TypeApp – get your email under control with this app
Most people’s important email accounts can be synched up through Gmail for one stop email checking but this isn’t the […]

DarkWave Studio - freeware music maker…

Fri 27 Mar 2009

DarkWave Studio is a free program for composing and recording music. Sequencing, mixing, multi-track recording, VST plugin support, pattern editor. […]

Streamus - search and stream songs from…

Wed 09 Jul 2014

Streamus – search and stream songs from YouTube in Chrome [Freeware]
Listening to music in the background while you do other things in your computer just got easier. While most of […]

Cold Turkey keeps you off of distracting…

Tue 27 Dec 2011

Cold Turkey keeps you off of distracting sites when you need to work
Self-discipline is an important characteristic to have. Unfortunately sites like Facebook, Twitter and Reddit are constantly there to challenge our […]