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Bookmark This! December 20, 2012 posted by

FreeOCRtoWord – converts images to Word editable text with impressive results [Freeware]

One of the really cool things you can do with the new higher resolution smartphone cameras is use them as a very handy portable scanner. Often when I’m on a flight or hanging around reading a magazine somewhere I’ll find something interesting that I want to keep, and bring out the phone to take a photo for reading later. It’s quick and produces surprisingly great (i.e. readable) results.


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FreeOCRtoWord – converts images to Word editable text with impressive results [Freeware]
Bookmark This! December 19, 2012 posted by

Nexus Font – a neat tools to manage your computer and printer fonts [Freeware]

If you’ve ever hunted around to try and find out what fonts you have on your Windows PC, you’ll know that it’s not that easy to do. Most of the time you’ll end up firing up a word-processor to see if you can put in a phrase and run through the font options from the top menu. It’s cumbersome and annoying.


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Nexus Font – a neat tools to manage your computer and printer fonts [Freeware]
Bookmark This! December 17, 2012 posted by

5 Excellent Tiny Freeware Programs Under 1 mb in Size [Freeware]

There’s a ton of software out there for Windows, ranging from sophisticated and amazing programs like Libre Office (if you’re looking for the best office suite out there, and a free program that blows away Microsoft Office, then download this) to really tiny utilities which only do one thing but do it well. So we thought we’d offer up five tiny Windows programs which you may not have heard of, but which provide great functionality.


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5 Excellent Tiny Freeware Programs Under 1 mb in Size [Freeware]
Bookmark This! December 11, 2012 posted by

Freemore Audio Video Suite – every tool you need for your audio and video editing in one spot [Freeware]

One of the most frustrating things about sitting down to do a spot of multimedia editing is trying to locate the different programs you need to do various tasks. Because it’s never a simple job is it? First you need to grab a file, then convert it, then burn or embed it and so on. And that means hunting around for all sorts of tools and wasting a bunch of time which could be better spent washing the dog. But…


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Freemore Audio Video Suite – every tool you need for your audio and video editing in one spot [Freeware]
Bookmark This! December 10, 2012 posted by

Stock Footage For Free – make your videos come alive with free B-roll inserts [Freeware]

Who would have thought that video would be such a big part of our lives in the twenty first century? YouTube changed everything of course, but so did the massive growth of cheap high resolution video cameras and smartphones with their amazing video quality. The result is that more and more people are trying their hand at producing video, clips, documentaries, music videos…you name it. But one thing that can make a difference between an amateur looking result and more…


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Stock Footage For Free – make your videos come alive with free B-roll inserts [Freeware]
Bookmark This! December 7, 2012 posted by

Rallee – the clever Facebook walkie-talkie [Freeware]

Social networks are fun, and for some people they’re even an essential lifeline. Facebook for example keeps friends and family in touch even though they may be continents apart, which is a very cool thing. But one part which is strange is that these interactions remain for the most part confined to text chats and photo and file exchanges on a computer, which is somewhat limiting. Most Facebookers will log onto Skype or use a phone when they want to…


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Rallee – the clever Facebook walkie-talkie [Freeware]
Bookmark This! December 6, 2012 posted by

Supportime puts a live technical support person in your Android phone [Freeware]

Smartphones are great until they stop working, at which point they’re not. Great. Apart from the obvious physical damage they can sustain, there’s also the unfortunate truth that like all portable computers they’re prone to wear and tear, software glitches and all other types of problems which can make them stop doing their stuff. At which point your options are to call a remote tech help line, trudge down to a repair store or throw the thing away. Now there’s…


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Supportime puts a live technical support person in your Android phone [Freeware]
Bookmark This! December 3, 2012 posted by

Mention – the perfect way to find out who’s talking about you [Freeware]

It’s nice to know what people think about you, even if sometimes it’s not as glowing as you’d hope. For businesses this can be even more important, since it can mean the difference between a successful marketing program and one that’s heading to dirt town. There’s no shortage of tools to help businesses track their brand online, but many of them are very complicated and cumbersome to use.


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Mention – the perfect way to find out who’s talking about you [Freeware]
Bookmark This! November 30, 2012 posted by

Dune II in your browser – classic game meets computer

Remember Dune? Based on the novel by Frank Herbert, Dune tells the epic story of a battle for resources by various dynasties across the galaxy. It was made into a lackluster movie and also spawned a short series of video games, which in fact led to the whole massive Real Time Strategy (RTS) genre which included later games like Command & Conquer.


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Dune II in your browser – classic game meets computer
Bookmark This! November 29, 2012 posted by

Sing Out Strong Karaoke will teach you how to sing it right [Freeware]

Everyone likes a singalong now and again, hence the popularity of karaoke bars. What more fun can you have than belting out your favorite tune to an appreciative and tone deaf audience? Of course we can’t all have the vocal talent of [put your fave singer here], but why should we give up? Instead a better idea might be to try and improve our ability and really wow the crowd.


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Sing Out Strong Karaoke will teach you how to sing it right [Freeware]
Bookmark This! November 27, 2012 posted by

NAVFree GPS Navigation – free turn by turn navigation for your Android phone with no data downloads [Freeware]

Google is the undisputed master of all things to do with maps, and their GPS navigation software is likewise top of the roost. It’s fast, incredibly detailed and offers the kind of global coverage that most companies (Apple?) can only dream of. But there is one big problem with it. If you are roaming abroad it sucks up data when downloading new map tiles en route, which can turn out very expensive. On a recent trip to Europe I was…


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NAVFree GPS Navigation – free turn by turn navigation for your Android phone with no data downloads [Freeware]
Bookmark This! November 26, 2012 posted by

MediaHint – access US content you want from anywhere, with no set up required

There’s a load of great content around the globe, but a lot of it is locked behind geographic firewalls meaning you can’t watch or listen to it unless you live in the country. Are you listening the USA and the BBC? The common solution is to install VPN or proxy software, or a tool like UnoTelly. Now however there’s a new tool which aims to make it mind-meltingly easy to access US content from anywhere. And for free.


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MediaHint – access US content you want from anywhere, with no set up required
Awesome November 23, 2012 posted by

FastStone Image Viewer – the best tool for managing your photos. Period. [Freeware]

There’s a ton of image viewers out there, some great others not so. Some of the most famous include IrfanView which has been around for donkey’s years, and other less well known but popular programs such as ACDSee Photo, which is also not a bad tool. We recently had urgent need of a photo viewer, editor and manager utility, and having hunted around for ages, found one which beat the others hands down in terms of features, power and sophistication.


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FastStone Image Viewer – the best tool for managing your photos. Period. [Freeware]
Awesome November 21, 2012 posted by

SFTP Net Drive turns your web hosting server into an awesome external hard drive for safe secure file storage [Freeware]

Storing files safely is one of those things we seldom think about until we’re faced with a chronic shortage of disk space on our personal computer. It’s usually home videos or a bunch of vacation snaps which trigger the panic, by which time we end up scrabbling around for spare hard drives or signing up for online storage services. The problem with online services like Google Drive is the fact that they all come with restrictions and limits, which can…


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SFTP Net Drive turns your web hosting server into an awesome external hard drive for safe secure file storage [Freeware]
Bookmark This! November 19, 2012 posted by

Lookout Signal Flare locates your missing phone, even after a dead battery [Freeware]

There’s lots of ways to lose your phone, and a growing number of ways to find it again. Locator apps are thick on the ground, of which one of our favorites is the open source Prey app. But one thing these programs can’t do is locate your phone if it’s got a battery which is out of juice…and of course lost, as opposed to stolen, handsets quickly run out of power.


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Lookout Signal Flare locates your missing phone, even after a dead battery [Freeware]

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VideCacheView - freeware stores those web Flash…

Fri 03 Sep 2010

VideoCacheView is a freeware program which cleverly lets you grab the cached video file from online Flash video players so […]

Freemore Audio Video Suite - every tool…

Tue 11 Dec 2012

Freemore Audio Video Suite – every tool you need for your audio and video editing in one spot [Freeware]
One of the most frustrating things about sitting down to do a spot of multimedia editing is trying to locate […]

Beep!…

Tue 07 Dec 2004

Nullsoft Beep. Very silly freeware! But arf to you all! Nullsoft Beep is an application that makes your computer sound like […]

Roblox - this superb DIY game building…

Fri 15 Mar 2013

Roblox – this superb DIY game building universe could easily suck up your life [Freeware]
Remember that old saying? The one that goes, give a man a fish and you feed him for a day...give […]

Nero 9 - Ubiquitous burning software now…

Wed 05 Aug 2009

I've never bought a copy of Nero, it's always been included with CD and DVD burners that I've purchased. Well […]

Printee for IE - super new freeware…

Mon 27 Jul 2009

Printee for Internet Explorer is a very cool new freeware program that gives you complete control over printing the contents […]

5 Free Programs To Maximize Your Laptop…

Thu 21 Mar 2013

5 Free Programs To Maximize Your Laptop Battery Life [Freeware]
Well here we are in 2013 and we still haven't cracked the battery life code, have we? No matter what […]

Resurrect Pages - excellent Firefox addon lets…

Tue 24 Nov 2009

The free Resurrect Pages addon for Firefox gives you the power to restore lost Web content at a stroke. You […]

The Data Recovery Freeware List - 200+…

Mon 17 Jan 2011

This Data Recovery Freeware List is a listing of over 200 freeware and DIY tips on restoring corrupted or lost […]

Mosquito Ringtone - a free ringtone the…

Thu 09 Jul 2009

Download the free Mosquito Ringtone if you’re young, fresh and have a set of good ears. Once it’s installed on […]

MarkO Smart Reminders - finally, a task…

Thu 30 Apr 2015

MarkO Smart Reminders – finally, a task reminder app which works like it should [Freeware]
Hands up if you've ever returned home from shopping only to realize that you've forgotten to get something while you […]

Mobile AMR to WAV Converter - freeware…

Thu 15 May 2008

Mobile AMR to WAV Converter. If you mess around with mobile phone audio files it’s likely that you’ve come up […]

Mention - the perfect way to find…

Mon 03 Dec 2012

Mention – the perfect way to find out who’s talking about you [Freeware]
It's nice to know what people think about you, even if sometimes it's not as glowing as you'd hope. For […]

Desktop Reminder - PC calendar freeware mimics…

Mon 14 Jun 2010

Desktop Reminder is a freeware program which gives you a powerful way to manage tasks and reminders using your computer. […]

Google Maps Navigation now guides you around…

Tue 08 Mar 2011

Google Maps Navigation now guides you around heavy-traffic areas
There's nothing worse than leaving the house early, only to get stuck in traffic, causing you to be late in […]

Rainmeter - the free desktop customiser for…

Fri 19 Feb 2010

Rainmeter is a freeware Windows desktop customisation tool, which also appears to exist as a resource meter tool. This strange […]