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Awesome January 25, 2013 posted by

RetroShare – the very best private communication suite for you, your friends and your business [Freeware]

Web services like Facebook and Twitter are very nice, but if you object to splashing your name and personal details all over cyberspace, you’ll probably be a little wary of committing your whole life to them. Especially if you’re living in a hostile environment where government snooping can lead to nasty consequences, even if you’re not doing anything illegal.


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RetroShare – the very best private communication suite for you, your friends and your business [Freeware]
Bookmark This! January 24, 2013 posted by

Open Signal helps you get the best out of your phone signal [Freeware]

Smartphone hardware has improved by leaps and bounds over the past few years, with processing power, memory and even battery life that would have been unthinkable back in the dark ages. But strangely enough the one area still lagging is the networks, which still struggle to provide reliable, consistent coverage for their long suffering users.


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Open Signal helps you get the best out of your phone signal [Freeware]
Awesome January 24, 2013 posted by

Google Linear Book Scanner – if you want to see just how fast clever open source ideas can spread, watch this…

Google engineer Dany Qumsiyeh has spent his 20% free project time at Google to produce an ingenious automatic non-destructive book scanner, using low cost components and a vacuum cleaner. Yes, a household model. The thing about book scanners is they’re either fiendishly expensive to buy because of all the technology needed to keep the pages safe, or they’re cheap and kind of cumbersome, requiring manual page flipping and button pressing to do the job. Enter Dany’s design, which is cheap…


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Google Linear Book Scanner – if you want to see just how fast clever open source ideas can spread, watch this…
Bookmark This! January 22, 2013 posted by

Million Moments – finally, an instant photo album maker for your phone that doesn’t suck [Freeware]

If you’re like me, you’ll be carrying around a phone which contains literally hundreds of photos stored in some random gallery or other, in no particular order and with no way of easily locating or displaying them to friends or strangers. It’s weird how much effort we put into recording special moments, and then how little time we spend making them easy to access afterwards.


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Million Moments – finally, an instant photo album maker for your phone that doesn’t suck [Freeware]
Bookmark This! January 17, 2013 posted by

Free Video Call Recorder for Skype – world’s first free video recorder for Skype arrives [Freeware]

Skype continues to dominate the Internet phone market, with over 663 million registered users, and the sheer scale of the free and paid service has spawned a whole ecosystem of add-ons and additional services. There are quite a number of Skype recorders available, with several free ones for recording audio, but for the first time a video recording add-on has been announced.


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Free Video Call Recorder for Skype – world’s first free video recorder for Skype arrives [Freeware]
Bookmark This! January 16, 2013 posted by

Classic Shell – revert your Windows 7 or 8 to a more familiar XP look [Freeware]

Imagine the scenario. You’re going about your business in all innocence, gaily enjoying the fruits of your computing while using Windows XP, when all of a sudden, wham…along comes some people from Redmond, Washington who change things all around and tell you must use Windows 8 from now on, complete with a whole new strange and intimidating interface design. What to do?


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Classic Shell – revert your Windows 7 or 8 to a more familiar XP look [Freeware]
Bookmark This! January 15, 2013 posted by

Slimboat – the fastest loading web browser on the planet? [Freeware]

We admit it. We’re suckers for speed. In some things. Most especially in things like web browsers where life’s too short to hang around waiting for a bit of software to load so you can find the opening time of your local restaurant. So every time we stumble across a cool, fast browser which comes with all the goodies, we sit up and take notice.


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Slimboat – the fastest loading web browser on the planet? [Freeware]
Bookmark This! January 11, 2013 posted by

Syncbox – turn your computer into a free personal Dropbox clone [Freeware]

Why is it that you always need that particular missing file, when you’re nowhere near your own computer? Frustrating isn’t it? Sure there are services like Dropbox around which let you share and access your files on remote machines, but they’re based on remote services which have access to your private stuff, which can be a concern. Now there’s a way to deliver the kind of cool access of a Dropbox, only using your own home computer instead of their…


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Syncbox – turn your computer into a free personal Dropbox clone [Freeware]
Bookmark This! January 10, 2013 posted by

Freebook Sifter – find and download 35000 free ebooks from Amazon [Freeware]

eBooks are the new hotness. We know this because every so often someone we’re with will break off conversation, dig around in their pocket or bag and whip out a Kindle reader with a triumphant smirk. We usually smile back approvingly and carry on chatting, just to show some cool, you understand.


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Freebook Sifter – find and download 35000 free ebooks from Amazon [Freeware]
Bookmark This! January 9, 2013 posted by

Multi-Skype Launcher lets you run multiple Skype accounts simultaneously [Freeware]

If you’re like a lot of people, you’ve probably got more than one Skype Internet telephone account. Most people have their own private account, plus one for work, or another one for family members only and so on. The problem is you can only run one instance of Skype at a time on your PC, unless you have some clever software to help you out.


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Multi-Skype Launcher lets you run multiple Skype accounts simultaneously [Freeware]
Awesome January 8, 2013 posted by

Adobe offering complete CS2 software suite…FOR FREE! [Freeware]

Adobe is turning off the authentication servers used with its Creative Suite 2 (CS2) software of several many years ago. The upshot is they’re handing out the software and the serial numbers in case anyone is still using it. This isn’t the 30 day free trial, it’s the whole shebang; Photoshop, Acrobat, Premiere, GoLive everything. Yes it’s old and it probably only runs on OS/2 XP but if your boss won’t spring for Photoshop or Premiere and you’re in a…


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Adobe offering complete CS2 software suite…FOR FREE! [Freeware]
Free Software January 7, 2013 posted by

iPhone 5 Screen turns your Android phone into an Apple one [Freeware]

We’re not sure why you’d want to do this, but apparently there are folk out there who wish to transform their Android cell phones into Apple iPhones. Of course one of the interesting things is the fact that you can do that quite simply, whereas the Apple theme is locked into place tighter than a hippo wedged in a spin dryer.


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iPhone 5 Screen turns your Android phone into an Apple one [Freeware]

Category Archive

SFTP Net Drive turns your web hosting…

Wed 21 Nov 2012

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 […]

Helios Paint - freeware paint program crosses…

Thu 28 May 2009

Helios Paint is a free paint and image editing program that works on Mac, Windows, Linux and Unix, so you […]

Local host.…

Mon 05 Sep 2005

LocalHost. Very interesting Java based Open Source online file sharing application which combines a kind of wiki-like group access and […]

PC Tools Firewall Plus - free firewall…

Wed 27 May 2009

PC Tools Firewall Plus is a freeware firewall program for Windows which comes with all the right bits. Auto configuration, […]

Piwik - open source web analytics software…

Mon 21 Apr 2008

Piwik is an open source web analytics package which gives website owners detailed information on their visitor stats and other […]

VegaTrek - the best free open source…

Tue 07 Jun 2011

Vegatrek is a free open source space game which transports you to 2381 A.D. where you can cruise space in […]

iPhonesque - make your boring old cell…

Fri 12 Dec 2008

iPhonesque lets you change the user agent information of your Symbian powered cell phone’s web browser so you appear like […]

City Maps 2Go - amazing offline maps…

Tue 16 Jul 2013

City Maps 2Go – amazing offline maps of the world now on free offer, get it quick before it goes away [Freeware]
If you've ever struggled with a paper map while on vacation, or fumed as your phone's data connection failed to […]

iPod TV.…

Wed 17 Aug 2005

iPod TV. Small free utility that lets you download television listing to your Apple iPod. Cool, but needs Windows .Net though. […]

S.A.M. - this Self Help Anxiety Management…

Tue 29 Apr 2014

S.A.M. – this Self Help Anxiety Management App helps you cope [Freeware]
There's a lot of anxiety about nowadays unfortunately, symptomatic of our fast paced lifestyles we guess. Hence the rise of […]

UserStyles - re-make the web the way…

Wed 11 Jun 2008

Userstyles is a collection of CSS styling codes for the Firefox browser which let you change the appearance of the […]

NitroShare makes it superbly easy to share…

Tue 24 Jul 2012

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 […]

Firefox Explorer.…

Wed 06 Jul 2005

Firefox IE. Take one Firefox browser, skin it to look like Internet Explorer, chuck in a bunch of extensions. Make […]

SLAG-FS is a simple media player designed…

Wed 04 Jan 2012

SLAG-FS is a simple media player designed for TVs
When one decides to throw a party, one of the important things to plan for is music. Depending on your […]

ChromePlus - the super souped up Google…

Mon 14 Sep 2009

Chrome Plus is the Google Chrome web browser on steroids. Well to be more precise it’s Chrome with a nice […]

PortableApps dot com - 300+ free portable…

Fri 08 Feb 2013

PortableApps dot com – 300+ free portable apps you can install to a USB key for safe on the go computing [Freeware]
There's really no excuse anymore for having to put up with sub-standard software when you're out and about, either traveling […]