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Free Software October 20, 2006 posted by

UnPlug – video download Firefox extension

UnPlug. I’ve got to say, one of the ugliest Firefox extensions I’ve seen, but it appears to work as advertised. Lets you download video which is embedded in a web page.  UnPlug is different from the VideoDownloader extension – The Videodownloader extension takes you to the website, which then tells you where the video is kept based on the website’s address. UnPlug will search what’s on the page for where the video is using a few different methods. It…

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Free Software October 14, 2006 posted by

Superb Ricochet arcade game for free

The folks at Reflexive Arcade are celebrating their 9th birthday by giving away the superb Ricochet Xtreme video game for free. The offer only lasts until the 15th October, and of course you have to register to download the activation code (yuck!), but trust me, this is simply the best breakout – break the bricks – arcade game ever. Go get it. Now!  You register, go to your email and click on the authorisation, then go and download the trial…

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Free Software October 5, 2006 posted by

Panic Button

Panic Button. A Windows freeware program which makes it super easy for a user to grab an error message screenshot, add a note (i.e. what they were doing at the time it happened) and automatically email it to a pre-configured email address. Designed for those of us who act as unofficial tech support to friends and family. We know who we are, don’t we guys and gals? Of course there are some who’d say ‘you must be crazy if you think…

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Free Software October 3, 2006 posted by

Mozy backup

Mozy. Free, automatic backup service. Free gives you 2 GB of space, for more (i.e. up to 30 GB) you’ll have to pay $4.95 a month. Download the software, set it up and press go. Mmm…doesn’t xDrive offer 5 GB for free?   * 2GB of free, secure storage (Get more through Mozy Plus or our referral program!) * Open/locked file support * Block-level differential backup * 128-bit SSL support (to secure your data during transport) * 448-bit Blowfish encryption…

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Free Software September 26, 2006 posted by

Digital Life NY freebie.

Katie, of the DigitalLife 2006 Show to be held in New York next month, writes to us:  “We would be thrilled if you would let your community know that we are offering FREE tickets to this year’s event (regular price is $15). To redeem these tickets, just use the source code “INSIDER” on this page, where you can print out your own tickets:” We have a community? Who knew? Anyhoo, get ‘em or ignore. It’s your call.

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Free Software September 19, 2006 posted by


Makeitone. Freeware which lets you combine a set of MP3 tracks into a single file to make it easy to transport and play. Nice way to make albums out of a collection of tracks.  …we are designing applications to help you pack/join your music files in a single file – whilst still allowing full playability, tag editing and unpacking. You can keep all the songs, from one album, in a single file. Easier to handle, transport and hassle free playing.

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Free Software September 18, 2006 posted by


Juice Receiver is a free multi-language, multi-platform podcast receiver and organiser. Nothing really new, but still worth a look. And I like the logo. [via Digg]  Juice makes the process easy by helping you select audio files from among the thousands of audio sources on the web and downloading those files to your computer. Once you select a feed or location, it will download those files automatically at times you specify and have the files waiting for you on your…

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Free Software September 13, 2006 posted by

Democracy player.

The Democracy Player is a freeware media player which has the potential to really blow the whole online television concept wide open. It’s open source, built totally on standard technology, has a great feature set (including 600 preset channels) and can download BitTorrent files as well as standard video podcasts, mpegs of all flavours and the rest. It even comes in Mac, Linux and Windows flavours. Could this do for video what Netscape did for browsing? [via Boingboing]  Stop squinting at tiny web…

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Free Software September 12, 2006 posted by


Lister. Cool bit of freeware that auto-scans your computer and creates an HTML or XML list of your media. Sorted by album and artist if you want. Very Useful.  Lister is a Windows program that will scan your cluttered collection of media files and create an orderly list of your media, sorted by artist & album, in XML format. What’s so great about that, you ask? With the generated XML file and an XSL processor you can create almost any…

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Free Software September 11, 2006 posted by


Coolringer. Freeware lets you create ringtones for your mobile phone or Skype. Install and just right mouse click on any MP3 file – for which you have copyright of course, eh? – and presto a ringtone. The program is supposed to analyse the MP3 to ‘clip the coolest part’ of the song, but what it actually seems to do is just create a smaller clip file of the beginning. But hey, it’s free right? Oh and your handset needs to support MP3 ringtone clips.  Coolringer…

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Free Software September 6, 2006 posted by

Poser 5 software for free.

Poser 5 is being offered for free download until September 8th. If you’re into creating 3D characters you may just want to hurry over and take advantage of this doozy of an offer. Tell them the Ferret sent ya. (psst…you need to register first).

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Free Software September 5, 2006 posted by

Dark Room Word Processor.

Dark Room. Retro word processing program for Windows. Proof that weird stuff can be…ah…interesting.  Dark Room is a full screen, distraction free, writing environment. Unlike standard word processors that focus on features, Dark Room is just about you and your text. Basically, Dark Room is a clone of the original WriteRoom that is an OS X (tiger) exclusive application. It is a child of necessity, as there were no viable alternatives in Windows to produce the same behavior.

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Free Software September 4, 2006 posted by


Volumouse. Control your computer audio volume with a mouse wheel. Heh, neat little piece of freeware.  Volumouse provides you a quick and easy way to control the sound volume on your system – simply by rolling the wheel of your wheel mouse. It allows you to define a set of rules for determining when the wheel will be used for changing the sound volume. For example: You can configure Volumouse to use your mouse wheel for volume control when the…

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Free Software September 1, 2006 posted by

MechCommander for free.

MechCommander, the game. For free download. ‘Nuff said?  Originally released in 1998 by Fasa Studios, MechCommander was at the very cutting edge of Real Time Strategy (RTS) games. Combining elements of the Battletech universe with solid multiplayer game play, it gained a huge following amongst both RTS and Battletech fans alike and still has a loyal following today.

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