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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]

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Gmail Tip – block senders to keep…

Fri 30 Dec 2016

Gmail Tip – block senders to keep your inbox neat
One of my goals is INBOX ZERO for the new year (or as close as I can get). What would […]

Quik – find the best moments from…

Thu 05 Jan 2017

Quik – find the best moments from your videos with this app
Videos are worth 1000 words, it used to be pictures but it’s 2017 now and we need to upgrade our […]

Opentape - free open source tool to…

Thu 11 Sep 2008

Opentape is a free open source package to allow anyone to create their own version of the currently defunct Muxtape […]

Library Mixer is an extremely cool open…

Wed 18 Apr 2012

Recent history is awash with file sharing applications and services across the world, ranging from the massively successful BitTorrent to […]

MP3Gain cures the annoying LOUD and soft…

Tue 17 Apr 2012

I've started to use my phone as a music player much more nowadays, especially when I bike down to the […]

The Blockheads - the most scarily addictive…

Tue 22 Oct 2013

The Blockheads – the most scarily addictive game we’ve played for a long while [Freeware]
There are some games that just grab you by the throat the minute you start them up, and 4 hours […]

Too Good To Go – get some…

Mon 15 Aug 2016

Too Good To Go – get some delish food on the cheap with this app
Ever wonders what happens to all the food restaurants prepare that doesn’t get eaten at the end of the day? […]

Microsoft Paint – this long running program…

Wed 26 Jul 2017

Microsoft Paint – this long running program to end in the fall
If you were a kid in the 90s, one of your earliest interactions with a computer was likely with the […]

Koloroo - the colour scheme finder…

Wed 24 Sep 2008

Strictly speaking the Koloroo colour scheme editor is not freeware so much as ‘careware’. Before you download it, you must […]

Duplicate Cleaner - clear out those pesky…

Mon 29 Apr 2013

Duplicate Cleaner – clear out those pesky duplicate files and photos and free up vital disk space [Freeware]
The problem with having terabyte drives and digital cameras with increasingly large resolutions, is the fact that we all end […]

Use custom firmware on your router to…

Thu 22 Sep 2011

Use custom firmware on your router to track bandwidth usage
Have you ever wondered just how much bandwidth you use on a monthly basis? If you don't do a lot […]

DU Battery Saver - extend your Android…

Fri 10 Oct 2014

DU Battery Saver – extend your Android phone battery time with this free app [Freeware]
What's the biggest bugbear about running a smartphone again? Yep, that battery life stuff. It seems that most of the […]

SlimTimer - log your task timings super…

Mon 19 Feb 2007

SlimTimer. Rather slick browser app lets you log and report on the time you spend on your tasks. Think of […]

Kick it!…

Wed 05 Jan 2005

Quitomzilla. It’s January. Is it time to think happy thoughts? Brave thoughts? Thoughts that may turn your forefinger back to a […]

RIOT - awesome freeware tool for optimising…

Thu 27 May 2010

RIOT (Radical Image Optimization Tool) is an awesome freeware program designed to let you magically reduce your photo file size […]

ProgDVB - freeware television software with recording…

Wed 21 Jan 2009

I was hunting around feverishly for a decent online television channel to use for the inauguration yesterday (Joost stuttered like […]