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Free Software April 1, 2014 posted by

My Paid Apps – keep track of all the Android app and in-app purchases you’ve ever made [Freeware]

One of the things that’s most frustrating about hanging out with Mr Android is the fact that it’s not easy to keep track of the stuff you buy on the Google Play store. Sure you can visit the store online and take a look at your purchased apps, but it’s very random, and it’s almost impossible to find everything without lots of very boring scrolling.


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My Paid Apps – keep track of all the Android app and in-app purchases you’ve ever made [Freeware]
Awesome March 31, 2014 posted by

Rain Alarm – probably the most useful weather app ever made [Freeware]

Every so often we stumble across a cool piece of code which delivers on its promise way better than we could hope for, especially when it comes to cross platform functionality. In this case it’s a weather app, which is remarkable since there are a lot of good ones around competing for our attention.


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Rain Alarm – probably the most useful weather app ever made [Freeware]
Free Software March 27, 2014 posted by

RoomScan – get a drawing of your room layout with your iPhone [Freeware]

If you’ve ever had a need to map out your room layout, you’ll know it can be a bit of a pain to do. All that measuring tape stuff and moving furniture and getting the windows right. It can take forever to do. But of course that was before smartphones, because now there’s a different way to get it done.


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RoomScan – get a drawing of your room layout with your iPhone [Freeware]
Free Software March 21, 2014 posted by

Dormi – superb free baby monitor app lets you set up an old phone as your slave [Freeware]

You know when sometimes you see a product and you just know it’s cool? Like, yeah that’s pretty neat. Well Dormi is one of those products. It’s a free Android app which turns any old Android phone into a baby monitor, but what makes this one different is how it does the job.


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Dormi – superb free baby monitor app lets you set up an old phone as your slave [Freeware]
Free Software March 17, 2014 posted by

Is Popcorn Time about to kill the movie business?

What happens when some clever coders from South America sit down and manage to work out how to combine the back end power of BitTorrent with the user friendly slickness of Netflix? Well they produce a product which delivers free movies to the world in an instant, and to top it off they open source the code to make it unstoppable.


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Is Popcorn Time about to kill the movie business?
Free Software March 11, 2014 posted by

SnipDock – cute free Windows utility is great for those with a poor memory [Freeware]

Often when we’re plowing through our work here at Ferret Towers, we’ll have so many tabs, windows and programs open that we kind of get lost in the clutter. It’s not that we’re getting old or anything you understand, it’s just hard to keep track. But now we’ve just found a tool which can help.


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SnipDock – cute free Windows utility is great for those with a poor memory [Freeware]
Awesome March 10, 2014 posted by

OpenSpritz – free speed reading bookmarklet turns your browser into a 950 wpm speed demon [Freeware]

Speed reading is all the rage nowadays, and although we’re not really sure just how effective it is to consume the printed word at ridiculously rapid speeds, we can see the attraction for people who have too much to do and too little time. Now there’s a rather remarkable free product which can help you consume text on a web page at high speed, and it actually seems to work well.


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OpenSpritz – free speed reading bookmarklet turns your browser into a 950 wpm speed demon [Freeware]
Free Software March 5, 2014 posted by

Progress Bars Of Life – cool event monitor helps you keep track of stuff in your life quickly and easily [Freeware]

We all have stuff we need to remember, even if it’s only the wife’s birthday or your parole officer’s vacation dates. But most times the only way to reliably do this is either to laboriously enter the data into a calendar or scribble a note for your wallet and hope you don’t forget. Now there’s another option.


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Progress Bars Of Life – cool event monitor helps you keep track of stuff in your life quickly and easily [Freeware]
Free Software March 4, 2014 posted by

Freemake Free YouTube to MP3 Boom – instant fast conversion of YouTube to MP3 audio tracks [Freeware]

Regular readers will know we really like Freemake, primarily because they produce excellent free software without any of the nasty malware or advertising nasties on so many other products. They focus on good quality media programs, and their latest is great.


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Freemake Free YouTube to MP3 Boom – instant fast conversion of YouTube to MP3 audio tracks [Freeware]
Free Software February 27, 2014 posted by

Honest Android Games – find free and full commercial games minus the in-game purchase scams [Freeware]

There’s definitely a bit of a backlash going on with the current game biz sly move to in-game purchasing as part of the business model. In case you didn’t realize it, most ‘free’ games coming out of the major games developers are now charging significant amounts of money for items and updates inside the game. The result is the game suddenly becomes very much NOT free.


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Honest Android Games – find free and full commercial games minus the in-game purchase scams [Freeware]
Free Software February 25, 2014 posted by

Screencast Capture Lite – superb free program for capturing your screen as a video with audio [Freeware]

One of the popular things to do nowadays is create video content for YouTube, but the problem is it often needs quite a sophisticated set up, especially if you’re trying to do something like record videos of you playing a game on your computer or similar.


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Screencast Capture Lite – superb free program for capturing your screen as a video with audio [Freeware]

Category Archive

Cloud WiFi Finder – find a connection…

Mon 21 Mar 2016

Cloud WiFi Finder – find a connection wherever you are (in the UK)
Using all of your data is the worst. Sure you could pay for more but that’s a drag too. Which […]

Connectify Lite transforms your laptop into a…

Mon 11 Jun 2012

It's a real shame that selfish commercial interests have made it so difficult for communities to set up their own […]

Tomahawk is a superb free open source…

Tue 24 Apr 2012

There's a huge selection of software music players around at the moment, and they all have good and bad bits. […]

SD Explorer - freeware lets you manage…

Wed 14 Jul 2010

I only just – d'oh – realised that Microsoft is giving away 25 GB of free storage space called SkyDrive […]

Camstudio - free screen recorder…

Wed 29 Nov 2006

Camstudio. The veteran screen recorder is back as a free download. Great for making demos, tutorials and the like. Windows […]

Virtual Walkie Talkie - turn your Android…

Fri 29 Oct 2010

Virtual Walkie Talkie is a free Android program which when installed on your phone turns it into the equivalent of […]

Google Linear Book Scanner - if you…

Thu 24 Jan 2013

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 […]

The Met Police Little Book of Big…

Tue 03 Sep 2013

The Met Police Little Book of Big Scams – how to spot if someone’s trying to take you for a ride [Freeware]
There are quite a few naughty people about, who are anxious to part us from our money as quickly and […]

Kish Kish - Skype lie detector upgraded…

Tue 30 Jan 2007

They’ve gone and upgraded the Kish Kish Lie Detector for Skype. It’s now got a fancy needle and a dial […]

Plasma Pong.…

Wed 10 May 2006

Plasma Pong. The classic computer game Pong gets a lurid update with lots of groovy man, groovy and..ah…real time fluid […]

Data Selfie – see how your show…

Mon 20 Feb 2017

Data Selfie – see how your show Facebook your personality
We all know that everything we’re doing on the internet is tracked but did you realize that even your Facebook […]

Postbox - a new kind of email…

Mon 06 Jul 2009

I’ve just ditched Thunderbird and started using Postbox as my main email client and it’s really rather nice. It’s still […]

CityMapper - the absolutely essential city transport…

Mon 25 Nov 2013

CityMapper – the absolutely essential city transport guide for your phone [Freeware]
Cities are huge places by definition, and if you've ever found yourself adrift in a big one you'll know how […]

Calendar Magic - everything you wanted to…

Tue 14 Aug 2007

Calendar Magic is a nifty bit of freeware which contains a huge selection of information and calculators for dates. It […]

Skype Email Toolbar.…

Mon 21 Aug 2006

The Skype Email Toolbar. Beta toolbar which looks quite useful. Install it into an email client like Outlook Express or […]

Deposit checks directly to Paypal using your…

Fri 20 May 2011

Deposit checks directly to Paypal using your Android phone
With debit cards and Paypal, it's a wonder that anyone still writes checks. The only thing I still write checks […]