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Free Software September 10, 2012 posted by

Noisy Typer gives an old-fashioned feel to a new-fangled machine

There’s a certain sort of charm that comes with using a typewriter. It’s not really that it makes typing easier, as it’s actually quite a bit more difficult to get everything right on the first try. However, the tap-tap-tapping and the “ding” hitting the end of a line were quite satisfying to hear.


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Noisy Typer gives an old-fashioned feel to a new-fangled machine
Bookmark This! September 6, 2012 posted by

BatteryInfoView tells you more about your laptop battery than you probably want to know [Freeware]

Why can’t they sort out our batteries? It’s been decades now, and we’re still suffering from phones with half a day working life, MP3 players which run out mid-song and laptops which explode can’t even play a whole movie on battery. It’s not good enough. Even worse, no-one seems to make accurate battery gauges to indicate how long we’ve got to go before dark time, which makes it all very hit or miss.


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BatteryInfoView tells you more about your laptop battery than you probably want to know [Freeware]
Bookmark This! September 5, 2012 posted by

Email Checker Basic verifies if an email address is real [Freeware]

Don’t you just hate it when you’re out at a party and you manage to finally obtain the email address of your total soul mate, only to get home and find that it’s a dud? Maybe you wrote it down wrong? Or…oh noes, did you get given a deliberate fake? Well now you can shortcut the anxiety on the spot, with a new free tool.


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Email Checker Basic verifies if an email address is real [Freeware]
Bookmark This! September 4, 2012 posted by

IPWebcam turns your Android phone into a remote webcam [Freeware]

As if to remind us once again just how versatile these new fangled smartphone thingies are, we’re seeing more and more apps which are pushing the scope of what you can do with permanently connected 3G broadband technology and a decent camera. The latest iteration is to take the humble phone camera and throw yet another super valuable task at it…remote webcam or security camera.


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IPWebcam turns your Android phone into a remote webcam [Freeware]
Bookmark This! September 3, 2012 posted by

Dictionary .NET is a mutli talented language tool [Freeware]

The world is becoming a smaller place. Not only can we traverse the planet in mere hours nowadays, but at the click of a button we can be chatting to someone literally the other side of the globe. It’s incredible how much we take it for granted, so it’s nice to see that some developers are still creating tools to make it easier for us to communicate with each other.


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Dictionary .NET is a mutli talented language tool [Freeware]
Bookmark This! August 31, 2012 posted by

DeepSound lets you hide your private files inside innocent looking audio files [Freeware]

You can’t be too careful nowadays, as the baddies are out to get us. They’re sniffing our pipes, poking our profiles and shuffling through our online underwear, trying to get into our secrets and private stuff. It’s a war peeps, and the price of the tussle is eternal vigilance. Or something.


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DeepSound lets you hide your private files inside innocent looking audio files [Freeware]
Bookmark This! August 29, 2012 posted by

Anti Tracks Free keeps your PC super clean and shiny [Freeware]

Everything we do on our computer gets logged. Every file we open, image we edit, video we watch, and no matter how diligent we are these actions can be tracked back by anyone with enough smarts and time. Of course there’s no good reason for becoming overly paranoid about this stuff, but if you live in an insecure, shared environment, you might want to think about keeping some sort of control over your PC to ensure your privacy stays…well private.


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Anti Tracks Free keeps your PC super clean and shiny [Freeware]
Awesome August 28, 2012 posted by

FastGlacier brings the superb Amazon Glacier file storage service to the desktop [Freeware]

Amazon’s new Glacier file storage service promises to be yet another game changer in many important ways. Not only does it come with the now legendary Amazon low pricing (we’re talking $0.01 per gigabyte per month for storage, and free downloads of up to 5% of your storage per month) but it is sure to spawn a whole new group of third party services offering ultra low cost backup and archiving for all. The problem for the rest of us,…


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FastGlacier brings the superb Amazon Glacier file storage service to the desktop [Freeware]
Bookmark This! August 16, 2012 posted by

MyPublicWiFi lets you share your 3G or WiFi with multiple devices [Freeware]

Road warriors who travel all the time know the problem. Your hotel room offers free WiFi, but it’s only for a single computer or you have to pay extra. Or you have a 3G dongle delivering broadband to your laptop, but you need to access it from your phone or another device to get some task done. Basically there are times when you need the convenience of logging on to a WiFi network access point, quickly and easily.


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MyPublicWiFi lets you share your 3G or WiFi with multiple devices [Freeware]
Awesome August 15, 2012 posted by

Paperbak lets you back up your files onto paper…yes paper! [Freeware]

One of the big problems with the constant advances in technology is keeping up with the growing list of media formats. If you’re like us, you’ve got old CDs, DVDs, hard disks and maybe even the occasional floppy disk or Zip drive lying around, all containing some data on them from way back. And the problem is ten times as bad for companies.


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Paperbak lets you back up your files onto paper…yes paper! [Freeware]
Bookmark This! August 13, 2012 posted by

EULAlyzer is a powerful weapon in the fight against unfair software fine print [Freeware]

Software agreements eh? Who hates ’em? Yeah us too. Who on earth wants to wade through 5 pages of densely worded text to discover what we’re signing up for when we install a program onto our computer? Not us. But the problem is, that’s how they trap us into agreeing to accept nasty stuff like advertising, tracking, data collection, clauses allowing the developers to collect our first born at midnight. That sort of thing. But ta-da, now we have a…


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EULAlyzer is a powerful weapon in the fight against unfair software fine print [Freeware]
Bookmark This! August 10, 2012 posted by

One Click Torrent simplifies BitTorrent downloads for Chrome [Freeware]

BitTorrent is a great tool for downloading large files, and with enough number people to piggy-back off (called seeding) it can slash download times to a fraction of the time it would usually take. But the problem for most people, especially newcomers to the technology, is it can be quite difficult to understand how to make it all work, especially since you typically need to install a BitTorrent client first.


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One Click Torrent simplifies BitTorrent downloads for Chrome [Freeware]
Awesome August 8, 2012 posted by

Freemake Video Converter is a superb quick and dirty video editor [Freeware]

The other day I had a bit of an epiphany. I realized that not only had smartphones changed the way we produced and consumed video, but they’d also changed the type of thing we used video for. Back in the day we grabbed our camcorders and shot tons of footage of little Suzie on the swings, or Dad making goofy faces at the beach, and we laboriously stitched these together in long videos for CDs and DVDs to show at…


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Freemake Video Converter is a superb quick and dirty video editor [Freeware]
Bookmark This! August 7, 2012 posted by

Battery Optimizer transforms your laptop battery life [Freeware]

If you use a portable product chances are that your number one gripe revolves around battery life. And if you’re a laptop computer user, you’ve almost definitely at some point or another suffered from too little battery time when it was needed. Until now there’s been very little you can do about this state of affairs, other than the obvious stuff like reducing your screen brightness. But a new freeware program now promises to make it easier to extend the…


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Battery Optimizer transforms your laptop battery life [Freeware]

Category Archive

Glia – the app that makes it…

Mon 06 Apr 2015

Glia – the app that makes it easier to vote with your wallet  [FREEWARE]
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Instabridge - share your WiFi Internet service…

Fri 12 Apr 2013

Instabridge – share your WiFi Internet service with friends and family instantly [Freeware]
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WhoCrashed - freeware tells you exactly what…

Wed 29 Sep 2010

WhoCrashed is a totally irrelevant freeware program which tells you what Windows component just crashed your computer. It's irrelevant because, […]

LoseLose - insane computer game trashes your…

Thu 08 Oct 2009

LoseLose is an absolutely insane free computer game which trashes your computer as you play. The thing works by deleting […]

CometBird - the new web browser with…

Wed 13 Jan 2010

CometBird is a new web browser – no wait, come back – which sports a few cool features which might […]

Z-Type is a fun way to improve…

Wed 05 Oct 2011

Z-Type is a fun way to improve your typing skills
In today's modern world, learning to type quickly and efficiently is something that everyone should do. Whether you're a college […]

iMacro Extension for Firefox - automate all…

Fri 04 Jul 2008

iMacros is a neat Firefox extension add-on which lets you record your browser action for instant replay at the press […]

Invisible Hand - free Firefox addon puts…

Tue 11 Aug 2009

The Invisible Hand addon for Firefox is a cool shopping assistant which constantly scours the net for cheaper pricing on […]

FireShot - super cool screenshot grabber for…

Tue 01 Apr 2008

FireShot is a very cool freeware plug-in for Firefox that lets you grab screenshots of web sites quick and easy […]

MonPwr - freeware turns your monitor off…

Fri 27 Aug 2010

MonPwr is a small freeware utility that lets you switch off your Windows laptop or desktop monitor with a click. […]

Steal This Product! - 21 of the…

Fri 04 Jun 2010

Open Moto X. Fancy being part of an open source electric motorbike racing team? Now's your chance. Greasy hands […]

4 Free Android Apps to Help Keep…

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Bad Guy
The Legend of Zelda was right. It's dangerous to go alone so it's always best to be prepared to handle […]

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 […]

DefragNT.…

Mon 25 Jul 2005

DefragNT. Free defrag program for Windows XP etc. Only OS-es built on the NT kernel newer than 3.5 […]

Bubbles.…

Tue 15 Aug 2006

Bubbles. No, not Michael Jackson’s chimp friend, but a free application which gives you a system tray on steroids. Minimise […]

iPhone 4 Emulator for Android…

Wed 11 Aug 2010

The iPhone 4 Emulator for Android. A little innocent fun with your handset accelerometer. Are you tired of your […]