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Bookmark This! March 20, 2012 posted by

5 Lean Mean Firefox Browser Alternatives…Plus A Real Stunner! [Daily Freeware]

Fed up with bloated, slow, buggy web browsers like Firefox? Yeah, me too. Just about every week now, I find myself wrestling with Firefox, and although I could switch to Chrome, it’s one Google step too far (I already owe too much of my life to the massive Google machine to be healthy). So for those who are in a similar predicament, I’ve brought together a sample of some alternative web browsers, plus one standout winner which I’ve switched to…


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Bookmark This! March 19, 2012 posted by

Clipboard Master makes your cut and paste tasks an absolute breeze [Daily Freeware]

If you count up the amount of time you spend cutting, copying and pasting information on your computer every day, you’d probably end up with a vast number of hours per year that would shock your hair white. I’m constantly copying web addresses, telephone numbers, search terms, form text, just a ton of stuff. In fact the other day I got so fed up with it, that I decided to try and make my life easier by finding a tool.


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Bookmark This! March 16, 2012 posted by

Lazesoft Recover My Password gets you out of trouble if you forget your Windows password [Daily Freeware]

The problem with security is you have to act all mature. That means you need to come up with clever, hard to crack passwords, you can’t write them down on a Post-it note on your monitor, and you’re definitely not supposed to forget them and get locked out of your own computer. The trouble is it happens…a lot.


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Bookmark This! March 15, 2012 posted by

Muffin Player Pro promises cloud storage and a free music player in one [Daily Freeware]

Two years ago we really slated Mufin MusicFinder Base as a sleazy ‘piece of garbage’ for pretending to be freeware when in fact it was a 7 day time limited trial. Well they must have heard us, because they’re now back in the market with a completely re-branded, genuinely free music player product, with some free cloud storage thrown in.


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Bookmark This! March 14, 2012 posted by

Bounce for Android means you’ll never be late again [Daily Freeware]

There are two types of people in this world. Those that worry about being late to an appointment, and those that don’t. I’ve always been one of the worriers, to the extent of being paranoid. That guy hovering outside the door an hour early for your party? Yeah, that’s me. The dude hanging around at the airport for 2 hours (‘in case security was really bad’), yep me again.


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Free Software March 14, 2012 posted by

Follow Up: 10 Reasons Why I’m Done With Windows…6 Months Later (the news is not good for Microsoft)

Six months ago I published a provocatively titled post called 10 Reasons Why I’m Done With Windows which outlined how and why I converted my wife’s ancient laptop to Ubuntu Linux from Windows XP, when the latter crashed spectacularly. The piece attracted a LOT of comments from both Linux fans and detractors, ranging from ‘Your post reads like any Linux Fanboy rubbish. ‘ to ‘I had the exact same experience, and all my family members (wife and kids) use Linux without…


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Bookmark This! March 13, 2012 posted by

Security Kiss lets you browse the web anonymously, easily and for free [Daily Freeware]

There are times when it’s useful to pretend you come from another country when you’re online. Like you’re trying to watch a clip of a Jon Stewart show from outside the USA, or you’re trying to catch up on a BBC show from New York. There can be even more pressing reasons, such as avoiding arrest for surfing to a ‘freedom’ site if you live under a repressive regime in a developing country.


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Bookmark This! March 12, 2012 posted by

Microsoft Flight gets you off the couch and into the air in seconds [Daily Freeware]

Microsoft is no stranger to flight simulation games. I remember sitting down in awe many many years ago to play the first version of Flight Simulator on my then meaty desktop computer and being amazed by the quality of the simulation of flying. Yeah sure, the first few hours involved a lot of ‘failing to avoid the ground’, as Douglas Adams would say, but it was huge fun.


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Bookmark This! March 9, 2012 posted by

The Red Ferret Top 21 HTML5 Free Games [Daily Freeware]

Flash is dead, long live Flash. Well it may not be dead yet, but the writing’s on the wall, and the replacement has started to stretch its wings. HTML5 is an interactive global web standard which aims to deliver Flash type functionality in the browser without installing plugins, and the first games based around the technology are already appearing on the Web. One of the key advantages of moving to HTML5 for game development is the fact that each game…


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The Red Ferret Top 21 HTML5 Free Games [Daily Freeware]
Bookmark This! March 8, 2012 posted by

Tweak Me! makes your Windows system faster and more stable [Daily Freeware]

We first covered Tweak Me! a couple of years ago, and my how it’s changed. The first thing is it’s been completely updated for the new versions of Windows, but the developer has also added in a bunch of new tools to tweak, over 180 of them in fact. It’s probably safe to say that you’ll find something here to suit your needs. As well as making the interface incredibly easy, the functionality is now bang up to date. For example…


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Bookmark This! March 7, 2012 posted by

Paper Karma lets you easily banish junk mail from your doormat with your phone [Daily Freeware]

It’s easy to hate junk mail, especially when it comes cascading in through your letterbox day after day after day. It wouldn’t be so bad if it was actually interesting stuff, but it’s usually just special offers for local plumbing services or yet another real estate firm trying to scam you into some deal or another. Tedious…and apparently unstoppable. Or is it?


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Bookmark This! March 5, 2012 posted by

Encrypt Facebook extension for Chrome could save your job – or your life [Daily Freeware]

Online privacy issues are a big deal nowadays, and for good reason. Companies like Facebook and the rest seem to think they can do what they like with our information, under cover of a flimsy veneer of privacy ethics. For most people this increasing intrusion is less than optimal, and for citizens of certain countries it can literally mean the difference between life and death. Even when we’re given the power to manage our privacy settings, there’s always a danger…


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Bookmark This! March 2, 2012 posted by

Speedfan freeware monitors your laptop to keep it cool [Daily Freeware]

The one fact they don’t tell you in the marketing blurb is the fact that laptops run hot. Very hot. In fact, as they get older, the accumulation of dust inside tends to restrict airflow and impair the running of the internal fans and so the laptop gets even hotter than it should. The eventual result can be a burnt out component or even a fire. I took a laptop in for repair a while back and the tech guys told me…


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Bookmark This! March 1, 2012 posted by

Firemin freeware promises to fix the Firefox memory problem and change your life [Daily Freeware]

I have this love hate relationship with Firefox at the moment, as regular readers will remember from previous posts. I’m addicted to the superb range of addons which can transform the browser into a veritable Swiss knife of value, but on the other hand the inability of the Mozilla team to fix long term bugs and speed the browser up is really –  REALLY –  frustrating. How hard can it be to sort out things like the memory leak after all…


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Free Software February 29, 2012 posted by

Instinctiv lets you wirelessly stream media to your smartphone [Daily Freeware]

Today’s smartphones are great for a number of reasons. The least not being that they have a large capacity for holding your media. Of course, some of us have music and video libraries that can’t be contained by the flash storage on our portable devices. Thankfully wireless connections make it possible to keep your media on a computer, and stream it to your phone. All you need is the right software.


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Instinctiv lets you wirelessly stream media to your smartphone [Daily Freeware]

Category Archive

Webbrowserpassview - the scariest freeware program in…

Wed 09 Mar 2011

Webbrowserpassview is a freeware program that automatically scans and unveils all the web site passwords stored in your Firefox, Chrome, […]

Issu – explore the world of magazines…

Mon 31 Jul 2017

Issu – explore the world of magazines and more
We spend too much time on idle entertainment as a society. Our mobile devices are so much more! If you […]

Xion Audio Player - smart new free…

Wed 23 Sep 2009

This free Xion Audio Player offers a super skinnable interface, a shed load of audio format compatibility and plugin support […]

Use Clonezilla to clone your hard drive…

Fri 30 Sep 2011

Use Clonezilla to clone your hard drive for free
There are times where you want to preserve a computer exactly how it is. A good use for this is […]

Acid Play - 1000 free games for…

Tue 12 May 2009

Acid Play has over 1000 freeware games available for download and enjoyment, including some venerable classics like One Must Fall. […]

Treesize Free - excellent freeware helps you…

Tue 11 Nov 2008

Treesize Free is one of my favourite freeware programs, because it’s so darn useful. Every so often I pop it […]

150 Free Photoshop Plugins - spice up…

Mon 16 Aug 2010

150 Free Photoshop Plugins. Photoshop is super cool not least because there's a ton of free plugins around the world […]

BitMeter II - freeware bandwidth meter tracks…

Thu 01 Jan 2009

BitMeter II is a freeware bandwidth monitoring program which shows upload and download speeds, usage totals per day/week/month and alerts […]

DNS Jumper - speed up your Internet…

Thu 11 Apr 2013

DNS Jumper – speed up your Internet connection and keep it safe in an instant [Freeware]
The Internet can be a bit hostile at times, which is why it pays to keep some security tools in […]

CamScanner - scan and send anything from…

Fri 27 Jun 2014

CamScanner – scan and send anything from your phone [Freeware]
In today's age of paperless transactions, it's a bit of a surprise when we find that there are times when […]

Torque Lite turns your phone into an…

Thu 27 Sep 2012

Torque Lite turns your phone into an awesome car computer [Freeware]
Everywhere you look there's proof that the smartphone revolution is transforming the way we do things, and nowhere is immune […]

Photo po.…

Fri 06 May 2005

PiXPO. Question: How many photos can the world share in total? Answers on a P2P software program, please…. […]

FET - free open source timetable software…

Wed 11 Aug 2010

FET is a free open source timetabling program which can be used to set up schedules for schools, colleges or […]

Address Book Recovery - freeware helps you…

Tue 19 Oct 2010

Lost your Windows email address book because of a crash or other corruption? Then you might find Address Book Recovery […]

Dark Sky – never let the weather…

Wed 19 Oct 2016

Dark Sky – never let the weather catch you by surprise again with this app
There’s nothing worse than planning for a sunny day only to be beset by rain halfway through. Or canceling plans […]

HTTP Tunnel - break out of that…

Mon 02 Apr 2007

HTTP-Tunnel is a free tool designed to let you surf and use your Internet applications even if you are sitting […]