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Bookmark This! December 8, 2009 posted by

Converber – superb freeware provides ultimate unit conversion power

Converber is a super freeware program for converting stuff. Lots of different stuff. Over 1300 bits of different stuff to be precise. We live in an insanely complex world of differences right now, so it would be foolish not to fight, and trust me, this is the conversion program you want.  Converber is a unit converter. It is a powerful software utility that will help make easy conversions between 1324 various units of measure in 38 categories. Converber converts everything from length and…


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Bookmark This! December 7, 2009 posted by

Dup Detector – hunt out those duplicate photos on your hard drives

Dup Detector is a very clever freeware utility designed to locate duplicate photos on your hard disk. Dupes are an inevitable part of life if you do a lot of – disorganised – photography, so this tool is probably the single most useful thing you can install if you have images scattered across disks and machines. It will find near matches too, so even if you have cropped or resized and stuff, you’ll be able to track down the similar…


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Free Software December 4, 2009 posted by

Media Monkey – the ultimate music freeware

Media Monkey is for serious music playas, what need the power of an all-consuming player, converter, jukebox, device synch, ripper, auto tagger, burner, podcast scheduler and music mood mixer. If you’ve got music on a hard disk, this is the puppy you need. It’ll cope with up to 50,000+ tracks and recognises iPhones, iPods and most MP3 devices on the market. And dude, that’s just the free version. The UI is a bit 1990’s but it’s fast, small and works hot…


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Free Software December 4, 2009 posted by

OmmWriter – Zen and the art of the great novel

If you find yourself distracted while writing, struggling to hear your inner voice over the hullabaloo (and you use a Mac), then go and download OmmWriter and disappear into writing bliss. Designed as a writing aid for a busy design office, OmmWriter gives you the choice of a snowy field, white linen or stark white as backdrops. Stick your headphones and disappear into sinister sounds, ocean breezes or the babble of a wandering brook. You can even choose what sound…


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OmmWriter – Zen and the art of the great novel
announcement December 3, 2009 posted by

New Free Red Ferret iPhone App – read it and weeple people…

Listen up and don’t say we don’t give you nuffing, ‘K? My chum Marc Kawam from Odiogo (which provides the spiffy audio version of our Ferret posts) has gone and created a free Red Ferret iPhone app for you all to enjoy.   Not only does it give you a beautifully formatted Ferret for all your reading pleasure and let you instantly email posts to a friend, but also offers an extremely awesome spoken audio version of the posts, so you can listen along while washing…


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Bookmark This! December 3, 2009 posted by

Thunderbird 3 RC2 – latest release candidate confirms that this is one sweet email client

The latest release of the Thunderbird 3 email client just landed on my desk via a discreet update to my installed beta and it’s very nice indeed. This RC2 version is likely to be the final test before the public release of the finished program, and first impressions are wow. It’s very fast, I love the new search tabs functionality and there are a ton of nice little features which make for an easier and more efficient email experience. Like the fact that if you…


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Free Software December 2, 2009 posted by

MuseScore – Free music composition and notation software

MuseScore looks like fun if you’re musically inclined. It’s a free, and open-source, music notation program that lets you create detailed sheet music easily. It’s WYSIWYG and you can enter your music using either a mouse, computer keyboard or MIDI. It has automatic note head positioning for laying out chords, you can add drum notation and cross staff beams. It’s also available in 20 languages and works with Windows, Linux and Mac. MuseScore is a free cross platform WYSIWYG music…


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Awesome December 1, 2009 posted by

TVTrigger – brilliant television listing and BitTorrent freeware is Spotify for TV shows

Well they finally did it. Someone made the ultimate television listings freeware and called it TVTrigger. So what makes it special? Not only does it feature all the main TV shows in a very easy to use categorised catalogue, but the information is exactly what you need to make an informed decision about whether to watch something or not. Ratings, description, episode listings, trailer and even the theme tune is immediately accessible from one show page. There are also direct…


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Free Software November 30, 2009 posted by

LeechBlock – stop wasting time and get back to work with this brilliant free Firefox addon

You’re weak, you know you are. You cruise the wrong kind of sites when you should be working, reading trash (like this), procrastinating, avoiding work. That’s why you need LeechBlock, an awesome Firefox addon which lets you set up access controls for various sites you need to avoid if you’re ever going to get any work done. You can block sites by URL, day, time, time spent…you name it. You can even set a password and then hide the unlock…


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Bookmark This! November 30, 2009 posted by

Fast App Store – excellent search engine helps you find mobile phone apps instantly

The FastApp Store aims to be a one-stop shop for all your mobile phone software applications. The site features a mix of free and commercial programs crossing the mainstream platforms…you know, iPhone, Android, Nokia, Blackberry…MySpace? Anyhoo, it’s fast, clean and you can personalise it to your platform instantly, which makes for usefulness. I also love the way they’ve done the categorisation, which makes it a snap to filter the search results in an instant. There’s over 123,000 apps on there…


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Bookmark This! November 27, 2009 posted by

British TV – freeware gives the world access to Monty Python and stuff

British TV is a small freeware utility which, when combined with the most excellent VLC media player freeware, lets anyone in the world watch 44 British television channels via the Net. It’s wonderfully geeky and simplistic, but also works, which is pretty amazing. Be patient as it can take a little while for things to fire up, and unfortunately lesser channels can disappear from time to time, but the main ones seem fairly reliable. Works on Windows, Mac and Linux. I personally…


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Bookmark This! November 26, 2009 posted by

40 Awesome Free Windows Apps you can Download in 2 Seconds

40 Free Windows Apps You Can Download in 2 Seconds. You guys know how I like cool tiny useful applications right? So how could I resist this nifty list? My favourite is still Launchy. If you’re into this stuff and want more, check out the most excellent and extremely minimalist TinyApps.org. Enjoy.  There are a ton of great, free applications that have been created in less than 1Mb – I didn’t fully realize just how many until I started putting…


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Bookmark This! November 25, 2009 posted by

gPDF – freeware opens PDF links directly in the Google docs browser window

gPDF is a freeware web browser plugin that lets you read web page based PDF links in Google Docs. This makes PDF doc access a lot faster than normal, which is a good thing. If you’re fed up with hanging around waiting for PDF files to load when you’re surfing, this is your tool. Works with Firefox, Chrome and Opera via Greasemonkey.  gPDF is a handy tool to view PDF files online. It scans webpages for PDF links and set them…


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Bookmark This! November 24, 2009 posted by

Resurrect Pages – excellent Firefox addon lets you retrieve the missing Web

The free Resurrect Pages addon for Firefox gives you the power to restore lost Web content at a stroke. You know, dead pages, sites which have been destroyed by Slashdot, all that kind of stuff. The addon basically lets you search all the cache services such as CoralCDN and Google Cache by embedding access into the ‘Not Found’ page you receive. It’s dashed clever and potentially hugely useful if you’re a heavy Net searcher. Very cool.  Dead pages, broken links, the…


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Bookmark This! November 19, 2009 posted by

TED: Torrent Episode Downloader – the easy way to keep up with your fave TV

T.E.D. – Torrent Episode Downloader – is a free program for TV junkies who need to keep up to date with their favourite programs. Missed an episode? No problem, just fire up TED, add the show and it will automatically hunt out and download the Torrent file so you can play catch up viewer later on. Marvellous.  ted makes downloading TV shows easy! We are two TV addicts. The internet is great to provide us with our favorite TV shows free,…


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