dryicons - Awesome quality sets of icons. Download them, they are worth it! Replace your boring icons with these and be the envy of everyone!

File Shaker

File Shaker - Free file hosting. Take a file you want to share, upload it and share the link with the people you want to share it with. Allows files up to 10gig in size. Nothing more to say.

10 Minute Mail

10 Minute Mail gives you a temporary e-mail address. Any e-mails sent to that address will show up automatically on the web page. You can read them, click on links, and even reply to them. The e-mail address will expire after 10 minutes. Why would you use this? Maybe you want to sign up for a site which requires that you provide an e-mail address to send a validation e-mail to. And maybe you don't want to give up your real e-mail address and end up on a bunch of spam lists. This is nice and disposable. And it's free. Enjoy!


Smart Shutdown

Smart Shutdown is a free, commercial-quality shutdown utility for Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, 2003, Vista. The program is based on an easy 1-2-3 interface and has an immense number of shutdown options. It allows you to shut down, log off, reboot, lock, turn off, hibernate, disconnect from the Internet or network, enter standby mode in Windows, and shut down and reboot computers in your network--all both manually and automatically.


ShareTabs is the easy way to share your links as tabs. Add a list of links to the form below and submit it to get a single link to them all, conveniently displayed in tabs. Great for sharing in Email, IM, Twitter, or SMS.


Tinypaste converts your supplied text into an online URL to easily share with anyone you like. The link is immediately generated and given to you for distribution.



StopForwarding.US lets you politely and anonymously ask your friends to stop sending spam to your inbox.


BatteryBar - Free Battery Monitor Utility


BatteryBar is a simple, straight-forward, battery meter that monitors the status of your battery and displays your battery's status in the taskbar.

BatteryBar constantly monitors the status of your battery as you use your laptop. As it monitors your battery, it keeps historical data on your battery and provide you with a very accurate estimate of how much time is remaining on your battery.

BatteryBar is free.


Outlook 2007 Essentials - 3 Free Optimisations

You simply have to get 'Outlook 2007 Essentials' if you use Outlook 2007.
  1. It, Checks for Missing Attachments
  2. Checks for Blank Subject Line before you send a mail
  3. Allows Printing of Selected Portion of Mail (Outlook 2003 had this feature)


WPA2 Wireless Network Not Connecting in XP SP2

If your network security is or has been upgraded to WPA2 and you are running XP SP2, your OS might not pick up the new security. If you loose connection or cant connect to a WPA2 connection and it only shows it as WPA then you will need to either;
The latter is much simpler to do :-)

After either of these solutions you will then notice your OS picking up WPA2 and you'll be able to connect.

Having Bcc field pemanently in Outlook 2007 Email

Got a query the other day about how to keep Bcc field as a permanent field in Outlook 2007 when composing new email,
  • Simply go to new message,
  • Select Options at the top of the screen,
  • Select Show Bcc
From now on this field will always be visible when composing a new mail...


myVoice - pre-release promotion - free usage for June 2009

What is myVoice?
myVoice enables you to record, hear, share and search voice messages with your friends or private/public social groups using your mobile and its Internet data connection. myVoice enables a new world of personal social and business networking without the need for texting or reading – at a fraction of the usual cost!

Pre-Release Promotion!!

During the month of June 2009, they are allowing a test group of individuals to use myVoice for FREE. This period will be used to test the myVoice system, and to iron out any bugs that may surface.

You can become part of this exclusive group, by signing up to participate in the Pre-Release Program (see below). Once signed up, they will SMS you where to download the myVoice application on 1 June 2009.

All they request from their pre-release users, is that they report back on any bugs they might find, and complete a survey every once and a while about their experiences with using myVoice.

All pre-release test users will automatically get 100 FREE Kudos when myVoice goes live, for their efforts.

If you have any questions about the Pre-Release program, please check out FAQ section, or email them at beta@myvoice.mobi.


HP550 Notebook - XP Drivers

Reinstalled my laptop (HP550) the other day and it took a while to collect all of the working XP drivers for the notebook. After finally having all of the correct drivers i though id upload them and make them available to anyone looking for the same drivers. Save you some time :-)

Follow this link for all the drivers for this notebook, which include;
  • Audio
  • BT (Bluetooth)
  • Chipset
  • Ethernet
  • Graphics
  • Modem
  • Mouse Touchpad
  • Quick Launch Buttons
  • SD
  • Wireless


Best Free Software Collection WITH Hosted Downloads of these...

The following is my ultimate collection of software that is either Free, Free for non-commercial use or Open Source.

Below I list the tools and their respective websites, take the time to follow this link to a download a copy of each of the utilities, i have thrown them in my Dropbox account for you to use. Theres a link to download each individually or one compressed archive that includes all.

(Those wondering how im sharing a public link from Dropbox that lists more than just one file in the link, please checkout my post Sharing multiple private files on one Dropbox link)

The categories and software in my list:
Again, follow this link to a download a copy of each of the utilities

Sharing multiple private files on one Dropbox link

I love Dropbox and use it religiously for online storage as well as public file sharing (Their photo sharing and folder sharing for collaboration purposes are two other very good services offered by Dropbox) 

But one issue ive found is that your public link sharing only gives you a url to share for each file, and not for a whole folder. So if you want to share 100 files in a public Dropbox folder, currently, you need to share 100 individual public urls!

Some clever guys from Dropbox have come up with a workaround and it solves this problem effortlessly and makes the Dropbox experience complete. Its not a feature included in the solution available for download but im sure it will be soon. Heres what you do,
  • Download and install Python
  • Download the following file pyndexer.py
  • Copy file to any folder you want to share in your Dropbox Public folder
  • Double click pyndexer.py
  • Right click and copy public link if the index.html file created in your public folder
Finally - Send this link to anyone you want to share the particular public folder contents with!

Note -  You will need to re-run pyndexer.py whenver the contents of the folder changes, so that the html files are generated again to show the changes.


DriverBackup - Free Driver Backup Tool

Fast and user-friendly free tool for drivers's backup, restoration and removal with command line options, automatic restoration from CD\DVD and path formatting. DriverBackup! includes also an interactive command line builder.

ZumoDrive - Free Cloud Storage

Imagine if you had access to all your stuff, everywhere...

That’s what ZumoDrive does. Just install ZumoDrive on each device, and it’s like all your stuff is on all of them. Plus it’s all backed up. Laptop stolen? Don't worry, just install ZumoDrive, and your files will be restored in minutes.


TweetMyPC - Shutdown PC Remotely

TweetMyPC lets you shutdown/restart/LogOff your windows PC remotely. Simply;
  • Download the setup file and Install.
  • Go to www.Twitter.com and create a new Twitter account for your PC (This is optional as TweetMyPC only responds for updates). This account will be used by TweetMyPC to monitor for new tweets
  • Start TweetMyPC and then fill in the login details. Wait for some time for the application to verify your login details.
  • When ever you want to shutdown , restart or logoff your PC. Just login to your PC's Twitter account and post a new Tweet (Shutdown, Restart, Logoff) Note: Commands are Case Sensitive_
  • TweetMyPC checks for new tweets every 1 minute. (via)

present.io - realtime web presentation for free

present.io is a dead simple rich web-presentation functionality. no registration, no downloads, no installs. You can upload your presentation files (documents, pictures, video, audio, and more) and be giving your demo or walkthrough in seconds. With a free conference call line and rich chat functionality, you have just what you need.


Backup to Email - Backup Files to Gmail With One Click

Backup to Email creates an entry in the context menu that you simply select and it zips your file and emails it to your Gmail account!

Tool to see if your PC can run Windows 7

Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor scans your PC to see if it's ready for Windows 7, and tells you about any known compatibility issues.


SugarSync - Free Online Backup Solution

SugarSync remote backup tool - Free 2Gig account offers;

Peace of Mind. Automatic Online Backup.
SugarSync goes where ordinary online backup doesn’t — backing up your files, photos and more in real-time without any manual effort. Guarded with industrial-strength security and encrypted network connections, your data was never so safe.

Send any size file from anywhere!
In just a couple clicks, send files of any size, to anyone, from anywhere! Share files from any computer or mobile phone. There are no size limits and it’s much easier than FTP. Great for sending home videos and large presentations!

Files on Your Phone. Leave Your PC Behind.
How can you fit your laptop into your phone? With SugarSync, it’s automatic. View and share files located on any of your computers right on your phone’s browser — no phone software required. It’s a must have for on-the-go people.

24/7 Remote Access. View & Share Files Anywhere.
SugarSync redefines remote access. Access your files from any web browser or mobile phone — even when your computer is offline. Access files across all your computers — you choose which files get synced and which are available on-demand.

The Best Way to Sync Multiple Computers.
Where ordinary backup services stop, SugarSync is just getting started. Back up all the computers in your home and/or office to the same personal website. At the same time, keep your files in sync on all of your computers — PC or Mac.


Ultimate Boot CD for Windows - Free Tool

UBCD4Win is a bootable recovery CD that contains software used for repairing, restoring, or diagnosing almost any computer problem. Their goal is to be the most complete and easy to use free computer diagnostic tool. Almost all software included in UBCD4Win are freeware utilities for Windows®.

Tools included in and accessible via the live Windows CD;
  • Anti-Spyware Tools
  • AntiVirus Tools
  • Applications
  • CD Burning Applications
  • Commercial software Plugins -note-:requires license and files to build
  • Disk Tools
  • Backup/Cloning
  • Defrag
  • Diagnostic
  • Partition
  • Security
  • File Management
  • Compression
  • Explorers
  • Recovery
  • Games    
  • Linux Tools
  • MultiBoot Tools
  • Network Tools
  • Password Tools
  • Registry Tools
  • Shell Features
  • System Information Tools
  • Benchmark Tools
  • Information & Diagnostic Tools
  • UBCD4Win Exclusive Tools

Unlocker - Free Windows Optimizer

# Ever had such an annoying message given by Windows?

      It has many other flavors:
      Cannot delete file: Access is denied
      There has been a sharing violation.
      The source or destination file may be in use.
      The file is in use by another program or user.
      Make sure the disk is not full or write-protected and that the file is not currently in use.

# Unlocker is the solution!

      1. Simply right click the folder or file and select Unlocker
      2. If the folder or file is locked, a window listing of lockers will appear
      3. Simply click Unlock All and you are done!


Motion Detection - Free webcam security tool

Motion Detection 1.02 - This is an experimental application that saves still pictures and/or makes .avi files when anything in motion is detected in front of the selected webcam. The pictures and the frames of the movies are timestamped. (Size: 130 KB)

AddToRun - Free windows tool

AddToRun is a small utility that will allow you to open any file or application from the Start Menu's Run Command dialog box (WIN+R). It has a very simple interface which will allow you to select a file and assign it an alias or friendly name.

RRT [Remove Restrictions Tool] - Free windows tool

Registry editor or task manager disabled by Administrator, but you do have admin rights? No problem, RRT will re-enable your restricted access for you. These issues are often caused by viruses and one in particular is the BRONTOK virus.

iRotate - Free display tool

iRotate provides convenient access to the native rotation capabilities present in contemporary display drivers, via a popup menu accessible from the system tray and optional system-wide hotkeys. It's no longer necessary to resort to bloated Windows hacks, additional software layers or phantom drivers to achieve content rotation. In most instances, support is now available directly from the graphics chip manufacturers, who continuously improve and apply quality assurance to their drivers.


Browsers - My favourite

Avant Browser's user-friendly interface brings a new level of clarity and efficiency to your browsing experience, and frequent upgrades have steadily improved its reliability. Avant Browser is freeware That's right. 100% Free! No cost to you ever. No limitations. No Adware. No Spyware.

Opera is Internet browser innovation. Our features, speed and security will give you the best browser experience available. More than 20 million people use Opera as their preferred browser of choice. Feel free to download and judge for yourself.

Flock browser is designed to complement exciting social services like those listed below. Check back often, we're adding new sites all the time. The more you use these key services that Flock supports, the better your experience will be.

Firefox browser - Features enough good stuff to change the way you use the Web.Remember site passwords without ever seeing a pop-up.One-Click Bookmarking. Bookmark, search and organize Web sites quickly and easily.Improved Performance. View Web pages faster, using less of your computer’s memory. Smart Location Bar. Find the sites you love in seconds—enter a term for instant matches that make sense.Instant Web Site ID. Avoid online scams, unsafe transactions and forgeries with simple site identity. Full Zoom. See any part of a Web page, up close and readable, in seconds. Platform-Native Look & Feel. Browse with a Firefox that’s integrated into your computer’s operating system.

CodySafe - Flash Drive Tool

CodySafe is a software tool that turns any portable drive from a simple data carrier to a computer-on-stick. Carry your computer programs with you, manage them, launch them on any PC, and leave no footprint behind. Manage you documents, multimedia files and pictures on your removable media. These and other useful features as well as user-friendly and gratifying to the eye interface of the CodySafe make this software product exceptional, stylish and trendy.
Simply download CodySafe, install it on your portable drive and get the sense of real portability.
Enjoy operating you USB flash drive or portable hard disk. The management of your portable documents, multimedia files and pictures has never being that easy. Add and control your portable applications with maximum convenience. Enjoy the most stylish and elegant menu, designed using cutting-edge technologies especially for Windows Vista and Windows 7.

Explorer++ - Free Explorer Replacement

Explorer++ is a free file manager for Windows. Available on Windows XP and above, it features the same familiar interface as Windows Explorer, while introducing several enhancements and improvements for a much richer file browsing experience.
With the option to save to the registry or a configuration file, Explorer++ is completely portable.
Browse both real and virtual folders.
Tabbed browsing for easy management of multiple folders.
Display window shows previews of images as they are selected.
Easy-to-remember keyboard shortcuts for quick navigation.
Customizable user interface.
Full drag-and-drop support with other applications, including Windows Explorer.
Advanced file operations such as merging and splitting supported. [via]
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Wyzo Browser - Free Firefox powered browser

Wyzo is a web browser based on Mozilla's Firefox. Some of the modifications are:

FireDownload accelerates regular http downloads up to 10x!
A Bittorrent plug-in called FireTorrent. It places the torrent downloads in the same Window as normal downloads. Torrents with a single click!
Wyzo's user-friendly new skin
A new startpage, which lets you search a large amount of search engines.
A variety of other extensions that enhance the user's browsing experience, including CoolIris, Ctrl-tab and FireGestures

Wyzo 3 is currently in Beta development stage.

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