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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

Jarte - free wordprocessor puts WordPad on…

Mon 29 Dec 2008

Jarte is a new free word-processing program which uses WordPad as its engine and throws in a bunch of useful […]

EyeFi Mobi SD Desktop - you can…

Wed 23 Apr 2014

EyeFi Mobi SD Desktop – you can now wirelessly connect your DSLR to your computer, not just phone or tablet [Freeware]
The good folk at Eye-Fi have established a solid reputation for producing cool WiFi enabled SD cards which can transfer […]

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware - free malware killer works…

Fri 05 Dec 2008

Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware (aka MBAM) is a freeware malware, spyware and trojan remover. It’s simple, fast and seems to work well, […]

Roadkil's Unstoppable Copier - freeware recovers files…

Fri 17 Sep 2010

Roadkil's Unstoppable Copier is an improbably named freeware program which promises to retrieve data from broken CDs or DVDs. Got […]

Apple's App Store now open for business…

Fri 07 Jan 2011

Apple’s App Store now open for business
If you're a Mac user, then you may want to grab that latest software update for OSX. As long as […]

AndrOpen Office - world's first port of…

Thu 23 Jan 2014

AndrOpen Office – world’s first port of the Open Office suite to Android…so close…. [Freeware]
Regular readers will know how fanatical we are about LibreOffice as a great open source alternative to the grossly over-priced […]

SmartNews – the app that curates today’s…

Tue 31 Jan 2017

SmartNews – the app that curates today’s headlines
There’s a lot happening in the world right now and it’s really hard to keep up with the latest news […]

Email Link Encoder - prevent your online…

Wed 11 Jun 2008

Email Link Encoder is a small freeware utility which will munge your email address so you can embed it safely […]

Paperbak lets you back up your files…

Wed 15 Aug 2012

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 […]

Kids Web Menu - free children's web…

Wed 05 Mar 2008

Kids Web Menu. Simple and easy to use children’s web browser offers safe customised surfing for tiny tots. You select […]

Keyboard LEDs - freeware gives you a…

Thu 29 Jul 2010

Keyboard LEDs is a freeware program which gives you a quick and easy visual indication in your taskbar when the […]

Art Rage.…

Mon 29 Aug 2005

ArtRage. Nice little freeware paint program. Free. Yes free. PC or Mac. ArtRage is a painting package designed to […]

Free Photo Converter compresses your images quickly…

Mon 09 Jan 2012

Free Photo Converter compresses your images quickly and easily [Daily Freeware]
When you're uploading a picture to your website, or sending it to someone via email, you generally want the file […]

Hotel My Phone – the app that…

Mon 09 Feb 2015

Hotel My Phone – the app that turns everyone’s phone into your phone
As if you would ever leave the house without your phone but there could be an emergency causing you to […]

Pixlr Express – superb free smartphone photo…

Mon 08 Sep 2014

Pixlr Express – superb free smartphone photo editing, and no lousy ads [Freeware]
Autodesk is a company that usually only comes up when you’re talking about some heavy hitting design software, since they’re […]

Super Finder XT - freeware puts your…

Fri 02 Apr 2010

You’d think desktop search would be dead by now wouldn’t you, what with sophisticated products like Windows 7 around and […]