Let me gush for a while about one of my favorite free Mac downloads out there. It’s Bean for Mac OS X. Bean is a free word processor for Mac users, and it does everything right.
Articles and Tutorials Showcasing Freeware Tools and Applications
Shutting down your PC at a certain time is sometimes a necessity. This is what this groovy little utility called Timed Shutdown does, without any hassles.
Cellular callings plans aren’t getting any cheaper. With that in mind, it’s important to not overpay by using a plan that has more minutes than you need. Sure, you can get information from the carriers, but that’s not always convenient. Phonalyzr is a free app for Android smartphones that provides detailed information about your phone […]
HeadCode’s app OurGroceries is a simple system that will sync your grocery list between Blackberry, iOS and Android devices. With this program you can easily share a list with anyone you choose. You need only specify an email address to share across devices. OurGroceries refers to this as the Master email address. It’s easy. Search […]
I do maintenance on my computer weekly to keep it clean and organized so it will run at top performance. Part of maintaining an organized system includes defragging your hard drive. Here’s my favorite free utility for the job. It’s Defraggler. Defraggler, from Piriform (Yes, the same company that makes another one of my favorite […]
Designed by independent developer, Irfan Škiljan, IrfanView is great for viewing any type of image in Windows. And it lets you convert and edit files in pretty much any format. I recommend IrfanView for Windows as this week’s groovy freeware Friday pick. Why I like it: Replaces the default Windows Photo Viewer Low system footprint […]
I’m always asking friends their recommendations for the best freeware they know. Most of the time, the first word out of their mouths is — Ninite. Hey, if you haven’t checked out Ninite –groovyPost has a great piece where we covered it here — you’re really missing out. Available for Windows XP and up and […]
Big hands are great for smashing things and catching footballs, but when you’re typing on a Laptop or Netbook with a Touchpad mouse they tend to hit the trackpad and mess everything up. True, you could just disable the trackpad entirely and use a USB or Bluetooth mouse, but what if that isn’t an available […]
Like many a busy person who has too much on his mind, I’m always in search of a good “bucket” to collect all my “stuff” (GTD geeks will recognize these as actual technical terms…). I’ve flitted between luddite solutions like the Hipster PDA and a simple TXT file and more serious apps like Evernote and […]
http://join.me is the best and simplest Screen Sharing and File Transfer tool I’ve ever used, period. Oh yeah, I forgot to mention the service is 100% free and it works seamlessly between PC and Mac systems. If it can run flash, you can use join.me (sorry iPad and iPhone users…). A game changer for sure being that […]
Do you like puzzles? Do you like platform games that require quick-timing? Give Up, Robot is a time vacuum of a game that delivers hours of levels that with quick-wit and reflexes, can be completed. It’s free to play and doesn’t require installation, Give Up, Robot is a browser based Flash game. The graphics in […]
Sending files via email is so last decade, and with all of the spam and malware delivered by email a lot of times it will accidently get deleted anyway. So, what email can’t do, Dropbox can! The only problem is, Dropbox doesn’t have a good way to let people send you files – that is […]
Do you have a favorite YouTube song or video that you’d like to download? Certainly you wouldn’t be alone if you do, and Dirpy might be able to solve that problem for you. Dirpy is a free online service that will provide a downloadable link for nearly any YouTube video. If bit-torrents are blocked at […]
When browsing the web, there are so many times that I find a useful web page which would be great to share with a friend. The only thing is that screen shot tools like SnagIt or Jing require me to go through a whole process of capturing, marking up, and then uploading. With Markup.io you […]