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Awesome January 25, 2013 posted by

RetroShare – the very best private communication suite for you, your friends and your business [Freeware]

Web services like Facebook and Twitter are very nice, but if you object to splashing your name and personal details all over cyberspace, you’ll probably be a little wary of committing your whole life to them. Especially if you’re living in a hostile environment where government snooping can lead to nasty consequences, even if you’re not doing anything illegal.


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RetroShare – the very best private communication suite for you, your friends and your business [Freeware]
Bookmark This! January 24, 2013 posted by

Open Signal helps you get the best out of your phone signal [Freeware]

Smartphone hardware has improved by leaps and bounds over the past few years, with processing power, memory and even battery life that would have been unthinkable back in the dark ages. But strangely enough the one area still lagging is the networks, which still struggle to provide reliable, consistent coverage for their long suffering users.


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Open Signal helps you get the best out of your phone signal [Freeware]
Awesome January 24, 2013 posted by

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 scanner, using low cost components and a vacuum cleaner. Yes, a household model. The thing about book scanners is they’re either fiendishly expensive to buy because of all the technology needed to keep the pages safe, or they’re cheap and kind of cumbersome, requiring manual page flipping and button pressing to do the job. Enter Dany’s design, which is cheap…


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Google Linear Book Scanner – if you want to see just how fast clever open source ideas can spread, watch this…
Bookmark This! January 22, 2013 posted by

Million Moments – finally, an instant photo album maker for your phone that doesn’t suck [Freeware]

If you’re like me, you’ll be carrying around a phone which contains literally hundreds of photos stored in some random gallery or other, in no particular order and with no way of easily locating or displaying them to friends or strangers. It’s weird how much effort we put into recording special moments, and then how little time we spend making them easy to access afterwards.


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Million Moments – finally, an instant photo album maker for your phone that doesn’t suck [Freeware]
Bookmark This! January 17, 2013 posted by

Free Video Call Recorder for Skype – world’s first free video recorder for Skype arrives [Freeware]

Skype continues to dominate the Internet phone market, with over 663 million registered users, and the sheer scale of the free and paid service has spawned a whole ecosystem of add-ons and additional services. There are quite a number of Skype recorders available, with several free ones for recording audio, but for the first time a video recording add-on has been announced.


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Free Video Call Recorder for Skype – world’s first free video recorder for Skype arrives [Freeware]
Bookmark This! January 16, 2013 posted by

Classic Shell – revert your Windows 7 or 8 to a more familiar XP look [Freeware]

Imagine the scenario. You’re going about your business in all innocence, gaily enjoying the fruits of your computing while using Windows XP, when all of a sudden, wham…along comes some people from Redmond, Washington who change things all around and tell you must use Windows 8 from now on, complete with a whole new strange and intimidating interface design. What to do?


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Classic Shell – revert your Windows 7 or 8 to a more familiar XP look [Freeware]
Bookmark This! January 15, 2013 posted by

Slimboat – the fastest loading web browser on the planet? [Freeware]

We admit it. We’re suckers for speed. In some things. Most especially in things like web browsers where life’s too short to hang around waiting for a bit of software to load so you can find the opening time of your local restaurant. So every time we stumble across a cool, fast browser which comes with all the goodies, we sit up and take notice.


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Slimboat – the fastest loading web browser on the planet? [Freeware]
Bookmark This! January 11, 2013 posted by

Syncbox – turn your computer into a free personal Dropbox clone [Freeware]

Why is it that you always need that particular missing file, when you’re nowhere near your own computer? Frustrating isn’t it? Sure there are services like Dropbox around which let you share and access your files on remote machines, but they’re based on remote services which have access to your private stuff, which can be a concern. Now there’s a way to deliver the kind of cool access of a Dropbox, only using your own home computer instead of their…


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Syncbox – turn your computer into a free personal Dropbox clone [Freeware]
Bookmark This! January 10, 2013 posted by

Freebook Sifter – find and download 35000 free ebooks from Amazon [Freeware]

eBooks are the new hotness. We know this because every so often someone we’re with will break off conversation, dig around in their pocket or bag and whip out a Kindle reader with a triumphant smirk. We usually smile back approvingly and carry on chatting, just to show some cool, you understand.


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Freebook Sifter – find and download 35000 free ebooks from Amazon [Freeware]
Bookmark This! January 9, 2013 posted by

Multi-Skype Launcher lets you run multiple Skype accounts simultaneously [Freeware]

If you’re like a lot of people, you’ve probably got more than one Skype Internet telephone account. Most people have their own private account, plus one for work, or another one for family members only and so on. The problem is you can only run one instance of Skype at a time on your PC, unless you have some clever software to help you out.


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Multi-Skype Launcher lets you run multiple Skype accounts simultaneously [Freeware]
Awesome January 8, 2013 posted by

Adobe offering complete CS2 software suite…FOR FREE! [Freeware]

Adobe is turning off the authentication servers used with its Creative Suite 2 (CS2) software of several many years ago. The upshot is they’re handing out the software and the serial numbers in case anyone is still using it. This isn’t the 30 day free trial, it’s the whole shebang; Photoshop, Acrobat, Premiere, GoLive everything. Yes it’s old and it probably only runs on OS/2 XP but if your boss won’t spring for Photoshop or Premiere and you’re in a…


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Adobe offering complete CS2 software suite…FOR FREE! [Freeware]
Free Software January 7, 2013 posted by

iPhone 5 Screen turns your Android phone into an Apple one [Freeware]

We’re not sure why you’d want to do this, but apparently there are folk out there who wish to transform their Android cell phones into Apple iPhones. Of course one of the interesting things is the fact that you can do that quite simply, whereas the Apple theme is locked into place tighter than a hippo wedged in a spin dryer.


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iPhone 5 Screen turns your Android phone into an Apple one [Freeware]

Category Archive

Better Gmail - Firefox extension improves Gmail…

Mon 23 Apr 2007

Better Gmail. The folks at Lifehacker have collected a bunch of Gmail add-ons Greasemonkey scripts and collated them all in […]

Outlook Express Backup Free - archive for…

Thu 20 Nov 2008

Outlook Express Backup. Single purpose email backup freeware. Unlimited size message-base, multiple identities, view messages without having to restore, automatic […]

Vocalyze reads your daily news to you…

Fri 27 Jan 2012

Vocalyze reads your daily news to you [Daily Freeware]
I'm the type of person who loves reading books, and enjoys pouring over articles full of information. In school they […]

Time Travel - freeware date calculator helps…

Wed 04 Jun 2008

Time Travel is a nifty little date calculator. You know, for calculating the number of days between two dates. Perfect […]

Mobilewitch - freeware turns your mobile phone…

Tue 19 Jan 2010

Mobilewitch is a free program that converts any mobile phone into a universal PC remote control. The software is Java […]

Shield Attack - you, your PC and…

Fri 26 Oct 2012

Shield Attack – you, your PC and your phone against the aliens [Freeware]
The Nintendo Wii started the mass market trend for innovative controllers on console games, followed by the Microsoft Kinect system, […]

Cleaning windows.…

Fri 15 Apr 2005

RegScrubXP. Pretty cool freeware for cleaning up the Windows registry. I say cool because when I tried it, it cleaned […]

MovaMail - mobile email done superbly…

Tue 17 Jun 2008

MovaMail. I can’t believe I haven’t already mentioned the MovaMail mobile phone email client here. I’ve been using it for […]

CRADAR monitors your phone and automatically alerts…

Tue 02 Oct 2012

CRADAR monitors your phone and automatically alerts an emergency contact if you suffer an accident [Freeware]
Wouldn't it be nice to have a guardian angel watching over us? A small cuddly being, whose only job was […]

Free PDF to Word Converter - freeware…

Wed 29 Jul 2009

Free PDF to Word Converter is a freeware program for…guess what…converting PDF documents to Microsoft Word format. What more is […]

Reserve – an app to plan your…

Thu 19 Feb 2015

Reserve – an app to plan your meal out [FREEWARE]
Everyone likes to eat out. A meal where you don’t have to do the dishes? Sold. Trying to decide where […]

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 […]

The Hibernator.…

Mon 06 Feb 2006

The Hibernator. Freeware screensaver which promises to fix all those naff power management problems with Windows - and particularly Media […]

CamStudio - excellent free open source screencasting…

Fri 19 Jun 2009

I was looking for some screencasting software the other day, having been hugely disappointed with the Jing product. Tell me, […]

First Aid by British Red Cross is…

Mon 17 Sep 2012

First Aid by British Red Cross is the smartphone app that could save a life [Freeware]
One of the awesomest things about teh smartphone is the fact that it's portable. Which means you carry around a […]

Forest - break your phone addiction and…

Wed 17 Sep 2014

Forest – break your phone addiction and start focusing on life [Freeware]
It's like an addiction, isn't it? All this gazing at our mobile phone screens, looking for emails, texts, Facebook posts, […]