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Bookmark This! August 1, 2012 posted by

Privazer scrubs your computer so clean it glistens in the sunlight [Freeware]

One of the impossible tasks on a computer is scrubbing it clean of the junk which over time accumulates on our hard drives and makes them sluggish. Deleting files and emptying the recycle bin is all well and good, but that covers a fraction of the material that’s there, and even deleting files won’t get rid of the actual data on the disk until it’s overwritten by new information. So what to do?


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Privazer scrubs your computer so clean it glistens in the sunlight [Freeware]
Bookmark This! July 30, 2012 posted by

Photo Black & Color adds art to your photos [Freeware]

One of the most dramatic artistic touches you can add to a photo is the desaturated background effect, which retains the color in a primary subject and reduces the rest of the image to a greyscale finish. The problem is it’s typically difficult to achieve with programs such as Photoshop. Now there’s an easier way to do it just by pointing and clicking.


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Photo Black & Color adds art to your photos [Freeware]
Awesome July 26, 2012 posted by

RadioZilla is a superb way to enjoy and record Internet radio content with one click [Freeware]

Wow, Internet radio is cool. The mere fact you can access thousands of great radio stations from around the world just by using an Internet connection is amazing, and it’s a perfect way to keep up with your favorite stations while you travel or work. The trouble is there are times when you’d love to listen but can’t for some reason, which is why it would be great to have some way to record the content whenever you want.


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RadioZilla is a superb way to enjoy and record Internet radio content with one click [Freeware]
Bookmark This! July 25, 2012 posted by

StrokesPlus gives your mouse super powers [Freeware]

If you’re a full on computer power user who spends hours in front of a softly glowing screen, you’ll know that every second you can shave off your navigation time is a second you can use to do something else useful, like make a cup of tea or feed the budgie. These things sound trivial, but they can mean the difference between a relaxed life and one full of stress and uncertainty.


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StrokesPlus gives your mouse super powers [Freeware]
Bookmark This! July 24, 2012 posted by

NitroShare makes it superbly easy to share files between computers in your home [Freeware]

Regular Ferret readers will know that I run a mixed Linux and Windows environment at home, and one of the big annoyances is how to move, swap and share files between the different systems quickly and easily. We’ve tried Dropbox, and while it’s a useful option, it’s still clunkier than necessary when all you want to do is send a single file from one computer desktop to another. And most network sharing tools are depressingly complicated to set up and…


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NitroShare makes it superbly easy to share files between computers in your home [Freeware]
Bookmark This! July 19, 2012 posted by

Flutter lets you control your media playback with a wave of the hand [Freeware]

Don’t know about you, but we’re using the laptop for movies and music much more than we’ve ever done before. It’s probably the convenience of not having to get up and move to another room/couch to catch up on some entertainment. Why bother when you can fre up a player and enjoy the stuff instantly? Oh sure, it’ll probably kill us in the end, but at least we’ll die with a smile on the lips and some popcorn in the…


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Flutter lets you control your media playback with a wave of the hand [Freeware]
Bookmark This! July 16, 2012 posted by

FontView OK makes is easy to see what your choices are [Freeware]

If you’re one of those good folk who enjoy producing rather more sophisticated documents on your PC, you’ll know that there are some issues which are still a bit of a pain. One example is the difficulty in re-sizing images to fit properly and keep them looking good, which is one of the reasons we features Faststone Photo Resizer a few years back. It’s an excellent tool for the job.


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FontView OK makes is easy to see what your choices are [Freeware]
Bookmark This! July 12, 2012 posted by

PhoneTrans is a free iTunes alternative for iPhone or iPad [Freeware]

One of the great things about owning an iPhone is the fact that it was designed from the start to be a significantly sophisticated multimedia environment, just like the iPod was. That means of course, full integration with the online iTunes service, which is something that some people find difficult to use.


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Awesome July 11, 2012 posted by

Unotelly is the global entertainment system we’d all enjoy if it wasn’t for the lawyers

The world is full of great entertainment, music, television, movies, games. You name it and someone somewhere has put it together for our enjoyment. The one massive obstacle to our participation in this fun fest is the army of lawyers and accountants currently blocking all attempts to allow unfettered access to the content, in order to protect their fading business models. And this is not about piracy, it doesn’t even matter if you’re happy to pay, they still won’t let you.


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Bookmark This! July 9, 2012 posted by

Webcam Timelapse lets you create cool timelapse videos with your webcam [Freeware]

Who would have guessed that video would be such a big part of the web and our lives at the moment? Mobile phones capture the stuff, upmarket pro digital cameras from companies like Nikon do it as well, and now even watches, sunglasses and pens can capture video on demand. It’s a candid camera era folks.


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Bookmark This! July 6, 2012 posted by

Anywhere Board Games takes free open source gaming to Google+ hangouts [Freeware]

Everyone loves a good game now and then, whether it’s cards, scrabble, chess or any of the multitude of free online game services on offer. The only problem with the online versions is you have to put up with lots of advertising, and maybe even pay a fee if you want pro features. Which is why this new online gaming concept is so interesting.


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Bookmark This! July 4, 2012 posted by

Heading to London for the Olympics? Download this first…it might help

For those of you from foreign climates (i.e. anywhere outside the M25 motorway in the UK) who may be considering heading to London for the Olympics 2012 this month, we have a little tool we feel you may want to consider downloading for your Android smartphone. It’s (possibly) guaranteed to help you save the day if you’re in a social situation near the Olympic Village and find yourself grasping for a conversational gambit or two.


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Bookmark This! July 2, 2012 posted by

Google Maps gets an offline map update…the end of the paper map arrives?

Digital maps are awesome, and top of the tree at the moment is the venerable Google Maps. This map and navigation product started out in typical Google style as a low-key, fairly basic offering, with bare bones location information presented in a clean and nicely designed interface. My how times have changed. Last week’s launch of the latest version of Google Maps on the Android Play market has moved the whole genre onto a completely new level, since it now…


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Bookmark This! June 29, 2012 posted by

Kingsoft PC Doctor turbocharges your computer’s performance…in a safe way [Freeware]

The fact that there’s a ton of programs out there to improve the performance of Windows computers says a lot about the resilience of the modern PC. As we all know, using a Windows machine is rather like running a marathon. Sooner or later your computer hits a performance wall, the speed drops dramatically and you end up scanning the adverts for a replacement machine in desperation. But often there’s no need to upgrade, all you need is a tune up…a…


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Bookmark This! June 27, 2012 posted by

ISeeYou Lite keeps the screen on while you’re looking at your Android phone, just like the Galaxy SIII [Freeware]

One of the great things about an open development platform like Android is the free reign it gives independent developers to let rip with their skills and imagination. No sooner is a cool new feature announced from a major player like HTC or Samsung, than you’ll find coders across the world trying to deliver the same utility for other phone users on the platform.


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Category Archive

Easily download webcomics for offline browsing with…

Wed 29 Jun 2011

Easily download webcomics for offline browsing with Pilfer
Webcomics are one of my favorite things to spring up, thanks to the web. While I looked forward to reading […]

Grocist - stock control for your kitchen…

Tue 31 Oct 2006

Grocist. Billed as a barcode driven grocery list application. You scan barcodes of empty containers you’re throwing away (or recycling?) […]

Command & Conquer goes freeware - classic…

Mon 15 Feb 2010

Games giant Electronic Arts is about to release Command & Conquer 4, and as part of the promotion, it’s released […]

Keylogger killer…

Tue 07 Nov 2006

KL-Detector is a freeware program which promises to find out whether your keystrokes are being surreptitiously monitored by a keylogger without […]

Kerbal Space Program is the most fun…

Tue 11 Sep 2012

Kerbal Space Program is the most fun you can have as a rocket scientist [Freeware]
Go on, admit it. Secretly you've always wanted to have a cool job as a rocket scientist, if only to […]

Use freeware to recover files from your…

Mon 13 Jun 2011

Use freeware to recover files from your broken drive
Have you ever plugged in a USB drive, only to have it show up as unreadable? While a simple reformat […]

Returnil Virtual System 2008 PE - beat…

Mon 16 Mar 2009

The Returnil Virtual System 2008 is a free alternative to conventional computer protection products. Instead of giving retroactive protection, this […]

One Swarm - P2P goes cool style…

Wed 25 Feb 2009

One Swarm is a new free P2P file swapping program which goes one step beyond BitTorrent by offering what the […]

Flutter lets you control your media playback…

Thu 19 Jul 2012

Flutter lets you control your media playback with a wave of the hand [Freeware]
Don't know about you, but we're using the laptop for movies and music much more than we've ever done before. […]

Helicon Filter - photo enhancement freeware offers…

Wed 19 May 2010

Helicon Filter is a free and very comprehensive, and we mean comprehensive, photo editing program. The current version is shareware, […]

SysMetrix - super cool dashboard tool…

Mon 12 Mar 2007

SysMetrix is one gorgeous freeware tool from Nicholas Decker which offers a desktop clock, system info and totally useful dashboard […]

Tweet Context - right-click and tweet anything…

Wed 18 Jun 2014

Tweet Context – right-click and tweet anything from the web
If you use Twitter to share bits of information or inspiring quotes from the web, a Firefox add-on has got […]

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 […]

AeroFS - all the file sharing goodness…

Tue 06 Nov 2012

AeroFS – all the file sharing goodness of Dropbox without the limitations [Freeware]
At one point or another everyone has a need to share a file. Whether it's sending a photo of the […]

Spicy Guitar - freeware guitar synthesizer offers…

Wed 13 Apr 2011

Spicy Guitar - who can resist a name like that? – is a freeware guitar synthesizer which lets you jam […]

Mixbit - new app from the YouTube…

Fri 15 Nov 2013

Mixbit – new app from the YouTube founders is designed to let you edit phone videos together
Apps like Vine and Video on Instagram have proved that people really seem to enjoy taking quick snippets of video […]