Posts by Category: Free Software

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cool tech June 7, 2013 posted by

WeQ4U – free app feeds you through call centers and switchboards with no pain [Freeware]

WeQ4U is a free iPhone and Android app which does all the hard work of queuing up for business and government 08 numbers in the UK, so you can get on with other things. The app not only saves you time hanging around on long boring switchboard call queues, but it also saves money, because the app hangs up but stays in the queue until a customer service agent arrives on the other end.


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WeQ4U – free app feeds you through call centers and switchboards with no pain [Freeware]
Bookmark This! June 6, 2013 posted by

OUTDATEFighter – keep your PC software updated with just a click [Freeware]

One of the big hassles with keeping your computer running fast and clean is the constant need to update your software. Old programs often do not operate as efficiently as the upgraded versions, and you’ll also miss out on cool new features when they’re introduced if you don’t stay up to date.


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OUTDATEFighter – keep your PC software updated with just a click [Freeware]
Bookmark This! June 4, 2013 posted by

Focus Booster – get things done by making time your slave [Freeware]

Work is easy right? All you’ve got to do is sit down, focus your attention and…hey wow there’s a pic of kittens. Oh and the world’s largest ball of spaghetti just got stolen, and whoa, J-Lo is shopping again…. Yep, work is easy, just as long as you don’t have other stuff getting in the way.


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Focus Booster – get things done by making time your slave [Freeware]
Bookmark This! June 3, 2013 posted by

Helmut – turn your phone into a cool instant film scanner [Freeware]

There are many ways to scan old slides and film stock to convert to digital, but most of these involve some sort of expensive or cumbersome equipment. The dedicated scanners are great for doing the job, but they cost a fair bit, which can be a problem if you just want to do a conversion of a few precious memories.


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Helmut – turn your phone into a cool instant film scanner [Freeware]
Eco Friendly May 28, 2013 posted by

Tawkon – track your phone radiation and stay safe [Freeware]

We’ve all become very reliant on mobile phones, simply because they’re an awesome invention. But even so it is probably prudent to minimize extensive exposure to the radiation from the handsets during a long call. And before you trot out the old nonsense about non-ionizing radiation being completely safe, just remember that microwave ovens also use non-ionizing radiation, which most definitely is not safe unless properly shielded.


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Tawkon – track your phone radiation and stay safe [Freeware]
Free Software May 22, 2013 posted by

How I Doubled My Browser Productivity With Just 13 Free Browser Extensions [Freeware]

Last week I explained How I double my PC productivity with only 65MB of free software, so this week I’ll continue sharing some more productivity tips using browser extensions. I normally use Firefox and Chrome for 95% of my work. The rest of 5% is split between Opera and Internet Explorer.


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How I Doubled My Browser Productivity With Just 13 Free Browser Extensions [Freeware]
Bookmark This! May 20, 2013 posted by

Twilight helps you sleep better by adjusting your melatonin levels [Freeware]

Recent research suggests that all this artificial light from our gadgets like tablets and smartphones could be disrupting our sleep patterns. Apparently the problem is that the light from these screens, especially when absorbed later in the evening or at night, can really upset our circadian rhythms and reduce our levels of melatonin.


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Twilight helps you sleep better by adjusting your melatonin levels [Freeware]
Awesome May 17, 2013 posted by

Buycott – finally there’s a guilt free way to shop [Freeware]

It’s hard to remain a ‘concerned’ citizen nowadays because you can never tell whether a product you’re buying comes from a company whose ethics are questionable or worse. There are so many different degrees of ownership in the major corporates, that it’s almost impossible to trace who owns what when it comes to consumer products on the shelves.


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Buycott – finally there’s a guilt free way to shop [Freeware]
Free Software May 14, 2013 posted by

How to Double Your PC Productivity With Just 65 MB of Free Software [Freeware]

Like many readers of the Red Ferret, I spend much of my working day in front of a computer, and like others I have an inbox flooded with emails arriving every minute, in addition to client and business partner phone calls…and in between all of this I need to get work done. There are a number of good task management and work organization systems out-there (David Allen’s GTD, 43Folder’s Inbox Zero, etc …) but they all need to be supported…


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How to Double Your PC Productivity With Just 65 MB of Free Software [Freeware]

Category Archive

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Announcing the Hubski Comments WordPress Plugin -…

Mon 16 Sep 2013

Announcing the Hubski Comments WordPress Plugin – a cool way to bring the thoughtful web to your blog [Freeware]
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OneReceipt – keep track of your receipts…

Thu 26 Mar 2015

OneReceipt – keep track of your receipts right from your phone
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Freeware helps you track down your lost…

Fri 29 Apr 2011

Freeware helps you track down your lost camera
There's nothing quite like losing one of your favorite gadgets. If you leave it somewhere public, and it's not there […]

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 […]

Pop Secret Poptopia and Pop Dongle [Freeware]…

Thu 12 Dec 2013

Pop Secret Pop Dongle
If you enjoy playing with your food in real life, then why not play with it in the world of […]

Download YouTube vides in bulk with this…

Thu 23 Jun 2011

Download YouTube vides in bulk with this free Firefox add-on
The great thing about YouTube videos is that they are always easily accessible, so long as you have an internet […]

Would being paid for each visit make…

Wed 11 Jan 2012

Would being paid for each visit make you more likely to hit the gym?
If you work a job that requires you to sit at a desk for the better part of your day, […]

OpenHatch - the free portal for open…

Wed 10 Nov 2010

OpenHatch is a neat online portal which aims to bring together open source projects and potential contributors. It's a great […]

Shopitize - your smartphone is about to…

Tue 26 Mar 2013

Shopitize – your smartphone is about to revolutionize the shopping business
Do you remember when shopping meant spending hours wandering around crowded stores to pick out the week's necessities? Well the […]

MagicPrefs gives you more control over your…

Mon 27 Jun 2011

MagicPrefs gives you more control over your multitouch trackpad
One of the things I love about my MacBook is the multitouch trackpad. I can do a number of things […]

Desktop Reminder - freeware runs your life,…

Fri 13 Aug 2010

Desktop Reminder is a free task planner and life organiser for Windows. There's a comprehensive feature list which includes long […]

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 […]

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 […]

Exif Date Changer - Fix those pesky…

Thu 28 Aug 2008

Stop me if you've heard this one. A couple of weeks ago it was our daughter's 1st birthday. After the […]