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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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Gooce+ integrates your Facebook and Twitter feeds…

Mon 05 Sep 2011

Gooce+ integrates your Facebook and Twitter feeds into Google+
As much as I'd like to believe otherwise, Google+ hasn't exactly risen up to overthrow Facebook. In fact, so few […]

TrackMania Nations Forever - freeware arcade car…

Tue 25 Nov 2008

TrackMania Nations Forever is a free arcade car racing game which looks like a lot of fun. There’s solo and […]

Rota - freeware lets you rotate your…

Mon 05 May 2008

Rota is a freeware program that lets you rotate your photographs without harming the image quality. Pretty useful if you’re […]

GoodRX – find the best price on…

Tue 12 Jan 2016

GoodRX – find the best price on your medication
Our health is one of the most important things we have and taking care of it is not cheap. Medication, […]

Use Magic Boss Key to instantly hide…

Fri 13 May 2011

Use Magic Boss Key to instantly hide Facebook at work
If you work a job that requires you to sit in front of a computer for long periods, then you've […]

New Gray-Hoverman Super Antenna - television antenna…

Mon 17 Mar 2008

So a bunch of television antenna heads have come up with a massively improved design for a UHF antenna which […]

Foxclocks - Firefox add-on puts the world…

Fri 11 Jul 2008

Foxclocks is a neat little Firefox addon that lets you display your choice of world time clocks in the browser […]

British Red Cross First Aid – the…

Mon 09 Nov 2015

British Red Cross First Aid – the app to help you tend your ouches [FREEWARE]
The world is a dangerous place. You are always just one wrong step away from bleeding. You could be at […]

Open Letter To Mozilla - Please Stop…

Wed 14 Dec 2011

I used toadorethe Firefox web browser. Now all I seem to do is spend time moaning when it hangs for […]

The Hat - super cool freeware utility…

Mon 15 Nov 2010

The Hat is a great little freeware program which is designed to help you pick a random name or names […]

Vedivi - free personal VPN lets you…

Mon 01 Oct 2007

Wallcooler is a free personal VPN (Virtual Private Network). Install the program on both computers and you’ll be able to […]

Use Pancake.io to create URLs for your…

Tue 06 Dec 2011

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 […]

JoikuSpot Light - turn your Symbian mobile…

Mon 27 Oct 2008

JoikuSpot Light is a rather awesome freeware package that installs to your Symbian mobile phone and converts it into a […]

5 Lean Mean Firefox Browser Alternatives...Plus A…

Tue 20 Mar 2012

Fed up with bloated, slow, buggy web browsers like Firefox? Yeah, me too. Just about every week now, I find […]

Radio Dead – not nearly as creepy…

Wed 30 Mar 2016

Radio Dead – not nearly as creepy as it sounds, actually a pretty rocking old school party
2016 has been an awful year for music. So many greats passed in the first few weeks much to the […]

PhotoFilmStrip - freeware lets you create movies…

Tue 13 Oct 2009

The free PhotoFilmStrip program lets you create movies out of your still photographs. It comes with a useful set of […]