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Free Software February 7, 2012 posted by

Create beautiful HDR images for free with Picturenaut [Daily Freeware]

Every now and then you’ll come across a picture that looks too good to be true. The colors seem to burst forth in a way that doesn’t seem natural. You might think that it’s a simple Photoshop job, but there’s more to it than that. A lot of these images are created using multiple shots that were taken with different settings. The blending of these is what’s known as HDR photography. So what do you need, in order to make…


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Create beautiful HDR images for free with Picturenaut [Daily Freeware]
Free Software February 6, 2012 posted by

Find out what’s taking up space on your hard drive with SpaceSniffer [Daily Freeware]

Have you ever tried to install a new program or game on your computer, only to be told that you didn’t have enough free space? Sure, the guy that sold you the computer said that you’d never need more than 100GB, but that’s obviously not the case. So now you have to set out on the task of finding out just what is taking up all of that space. You can easily check on the programs you’ve installed, but when…


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Find out what’s taking up space on your hard drive with SpaceSniffer [Daily Freeware]
Free Software February 3, 2012 posted by

Find ratings on individual dishes with Foodspotting [Daily Freeware]

Have you ever found yourself at a fancy restaurant, and not known what to order? The worst is when you’re looking at the menu, and there are no pictures to show you what each dish even looks like. You might be able to glance at a few people’s plates on the way to the bathroom, but that’s not really going to do you much good. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a smartphone app that would give you pictures…


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Find ratings on individual dishes with Foodspotting [Daily Freeware]
Free Software February 2, 2012 posted by

ooVoo does free 6-way video calling and more [Daily Freeware]

When most people think about video conferencing, Skype is usually what comes to mind. I use the service for text, voice and video chatting with a number of people. I’ll use the first two with groups of people, however, I can’t say that I’ve done a video conference with more than one person. The main reason for this is because I’m cheap, and don’t feel like paying for the service. Thankfully, there are other video chat clients that let you…


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ooVoo does free 6-way video calling and more [Daily Freeware]
Free Software February 1, 2012 posted by

Marker.to is a virtual highlighter for the web [Daily Freeware]

When in college, it’s common to highlight sections of text in your books, to remember later. This is considerably easier than stopping every few sentences, and then copying down the text into a notebook. When you’re reading something online, you can’t exactly pick up a highlighter and start marking up your screen. However, with the right software, you can accomplish the same thing with your mouse (and without ruining your monitor).


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Marker.to is a virtual highlighter for the web [Daily Freeware]
Free Software January 31, 2012 posted by

WanderPlayer turns your smartphone into a game controller for your PC [Daily Freeware]

There’s always a huge debate as to whether PC’s or consoles are better for playing video games. I lean toward PCs for a variety of reasons. One of my favorite reasons is the abundance of free games. After all, not spending money is one of my favorite activities. But some games just don’t feel right with a mouse and keyboard. You long to have a controller sitting in your hands. If you don’t own a compatible one, then that means…


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WanderPlayer turns your smartphone into a game controller for your PC [Daily Freeware]
Bookmark This! January 30, 2012 posted by

Check your computer clock’s accuracy with Time.is [Daily Freeware]

Are you the type of person who likes everything to be absolutely perfect? Computers are great at perfection, but there is one thing that might be off, without you even realizing it. I’m talking about your clock. Wouldn’t it be great if there were a site you could use to check the accuracy of your computer’s clock? Don’t worry, there is.


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Check your computer clock’s accuracy with Time.is [Daily Freeware]
Free Software January 27, 2012 posted by

Vocalyze reads your daily news to you [Daily Freeware]

I’m the type of person who loves reading books, and enjoys pouring over articles full of information. In school they described this as being a visual learner. Of course, there are plenty of people that process information better when they hear it. That’s why audio tapes, talk radio, and podcasts exist. I’m sure that the same people that use those services wouldn’t mind having a way to easily convert text from websites into audio form. If you’re one of those…


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Vocalyze reads your daily news to you [Daily Freeware]
Free Software January 26, 2012 posted by

PureText automatically strips out rich formatting when you paste text [Daily Freeware]

I’ve done a lot of writing on sites that use WordPress. However, after nearly five years of doing it, my basic process hasn’t changed much. I write my piece in OpenOffice Writer, then copy/paste it to Notepad, then copy/paste it into WordPress. The middle step doesn’t take very long, but it is necessary to strip out the rich formatting. However, with a handy little piece of freeware, I can finally eliminate that step.


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PureText automatically strips out rich formatting when you paste text [Daily Freeware]
Free Software January 25, 2012 posted by

Install Plan B after you lose your Android phone to track it down [Daily Freeware]

Smartphones can do so many wonderful tasks, and these days most of us would feel lost without our favorite mobile device. Unfortunately, sometimes you lose track of your phone. Maybe it slipped out of your pocket when you were in a cab, or perhaps someone swiped it from your table at the coffee shop. Whatever the case, you can at least be comforted, since you installed tracking software on your phone. Wait, you didn’t? Well if you have an Android…


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Install Plan B after you lose your Android phone to track it down [Daily Freeware]
Free Software January 24, 2012 posted by

Backup one computer’s files to another with CrashPlan

As someone who has spent years working in IT, I know the look of horror that people get when you ask do you have everything backed up? If you take no other steps of preventative maintenance with your computer, schedule regular backups. Don’t have a spare external hard drive or file server to use for backups? That’s okay. If you’ve got another computer in your house that has plenty of free space on it, you can utilize those extra gigabytes…


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Backup one computer’s files to another with CrashPlan
Bookmark This! January 23, 2012 posted by

We The Lobby uses crowdfunding to lobby for non-corporate causes [Daily Freeware]

During the last few months, and especially in recent weeks there has been a lot of talk about SOPA and PIPA. Thankfully these bills, which had the potential to destroy the open internet as we know it, have been shelved. Of course, that doesn’t mean that they won’t be brought up again at a later time. What’s sad is that when you look behind these proposed pieces of legislature, you find little more than a group of lobbyists funded by…


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We The Lobby uses crowdfunding to lobby for non-corporate causes [Daily Freeware]
Free Software January 20, 2012 posted by

JustSubsPlayer can add subtitles to any video [Daily Freeware]

Those of us with good hearing often take things like watching videos for granted. Thankfully most movies and TV shows have the option for Closed Captioning, which translates the dialogue to on-screen text. However, this doesn’t always apply to videos watched online. Thankfully there is a program that can assist you with adding captions to existing videos.


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JustSubsPlayer can add subtitles to any video [Daily Freeware]
Free Software January 19, 2012 posted by

Send to Kindle lets you transfer any document to your Kindle [Daily Freeware]

Having a Kindle is a great way to keep a large collection of books at your fingertips, no matter where you are. However, you’re not simply limited to books. And now with a new piece of software released by Amazon, it’s easier than ever to get your personal documents onto your favorite eReader.


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Send to Kindle lets you transfer any document to your Kindle [Daily Freeware]
Free Software January 17, 2012 posted by

Use Air Playit to stream content to your Android or iOS device [Daily Freeware]

Smartphones and tablets are great to carry around, as they can carry out many different tasks for you, including playing music and videos. Unfortunately for those people with large libraries of media, these devices can’t quite hold it all. And those with older devices might not have more than a few gigabytes to store it all on. That’s why streaming is a good way to get the content you want onto your phone, and Air Playit looks like it could…


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Use Air Playit to stream content to your Android or iOS device [Daily Freeware]

Category Archive

Microsoft Flight gets you off the couch…

Mon 12 Mar 2012

Microsoft is no stranger to flight simulation games. I remember sitting down in awe many many years ago to play […]

Shush Ringer Restorer – remembering to turn…

Tue 03 Feb 2015

Shush Ringer Restorer – remembering to turn your ringer back on so you don’t have to [FREEWARE]
My ringer is always on silent. Not because I need it to be but because I constantly forget to turn […]

iPrint - eco friendly printing freeware saves…

Thu 22 Jul 2010

iPrint is a cool little freeware program which lets you set up a detailed print schedule and so save paper […]

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 […]

Lazesoft Recover My Password gets you out…

Fri 16 Mar 2012

The problem with security is you have to act all mature. That means you need to come up with clever, […]

POW - Opera Unite for Firefox users…

Thu 18 Jun 2009

POW (Plain Old Webserver) is a free downloadable utility and add-on for Firefox combo that turns your browser into a […]

Use Meetin.gs to keep your team organized…

Wed 28 Sep 2011

Use Meetin.gs to keep your team organized
Organizing a meeting can be a hassle, especially when you have people scattered across multiple offices, or constantly on the […]

HAL 9000 Screensaver - sorry, we can't…

Fri 04 Apr 2014

HAL 9000 Screensaver – sorry, we can’t do that Dave… [Freeware]
Once upon a time there was a movie which featured a black monolith and lots of amazing shots of outer […]

Menthal - how addicted are you to…

Thu 30 Jan 2014

Menthal – how addicted are you to your smartphone? [Freeware]
Our growing reliance on our mobile phones is becoming something of a standing joke. We laugh as people refuse to […]

Hooeey Webprint - freeware lets you automatically…

Mon 22 Nov 2010

The quirkily named Hooeey Webprint is a new freeware software and online service combo which automatically captures your web surfing […]

Sample Swap - free audio samples for…

Mon 05 Feb 2007

Sample Swap. Free ‘professional quality’ audio samples for downloading. Over 7000 samples available and there’s a nice Flash audition feature […]

SparkleShare - open source Dropbox clone on…

Mon 14 Jun 2010

SparkleShare is a new open source project to provide an alternative to the cool DropBox file sharing and synchronisation service. […]

SuperCopier - leaves Windows copy behind…

Thu 27 Aug 2009

SuperCopier is a free Windows copy replacement utility that allows you to manage a large or complex copy thread, file-by-file […]

Retro Rotary Dialer for Android Phones -…

Fri 08 Nov 2013

Retro Rotary Dialer for Android Phones
Today's tech is so sleek that it's hard to keep from blending in with everyone else but a little retro-style […]

GreenPrint - Useful freeware to save money…

Wed 09 Dec 2009

Nigel blogged about GreenPrint a couple of years ago but the times they are a changin'. GreenPrint is now freeware […]

Outwit Hub Web Harvester - freeware web…

Thu 12 Jun 2008

Outwit Hub is a freeware web scraper tool that claims to make the search and storage of information efficient and […]