Thursday, 11 February 2016

FREE Team Communication Portal

The Slack messaging system is free to use for as long as you want and with an unlimited number of people. A free account lets you search and browse 10K most recent messages, includes 5GB of storage, 10 service integrations (Twitter, Google Docs, Dropbox, GitHub, etc) and multi-team support. Available as free native apps for iOS, Android, Mac & Windows, see: https://slack.com

Monday, 8 February 2016

FREE WiFi Scanner For Windows

NetSurveyor is an 802.11 (WiFi) network discovery tool that gathers information about nearby wireless access points in real time and displays it in useful ways. Available for Windows only as freeware. See: http://nutsaboutnets.com/netsurveyor-wifi-scanner/

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Learn Digital Marketing Skills For FREE

Google's Digital Garage lets you learn the digital marketing skills you need to grow your business, your career or just your confidence. Currently split into 89 lessons covering 23 topics and completely free. See: https://digitalgarage.withgoogle.com

Friday, 8 January 2016

Transfer Music From Your iPod

If you have an old iPod, you may no longer have the computer that held the original iTunes music library, which is a problem if your music was encoded from CDs. If your iPod has the one and only copy of your music, adding new tracks from another computer can end up removing the existing tracks. Copying the music off your iPod isn't easy, as iTunes is not designed for this, but PodTrans is a simple, fast and FREE iPod music transfer utility for PC & Mac. See: http://www.imobie.com/podtrans/download.htm

Saturday, 2 January 2016

Scan Your System for Vulnerable Applications

Heimdal FREE is a security utility that scans your Windows computer every 2 hours for outdated software. The FREE version is limited to a list of 20 common applications with security issues, including Adobe Shockwave, Adobe Reader, Adobe Flash, Adobe Air, Chrome, Firefox, VLC, Microsoft Silverlight, QuickTime, Skype, & Thunderbird. Available for all versions of Windows, see: https://heimdalsecurity.com/en/products/heimdal-free

Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Free Images & Videos You Can Use Anywhere

Pixabay has over 530,000 free photos, vectors and illustrations, free of copyrights under Creative Commons CC0. You may download, modify, distribute, and use them royalty-free for anything you like, even in commercial applications. Attribution is not required. See: https://pixabay.com

Thursday, 24 December 2015

Free Commercial Grade Security For The Home

Sophos Home lets you protect every Mac and PC in your home from malicious software, inappropriate websites and viruses. It uses the same award-winning technology that IT professionals trust to protect their business systems. Best of all, you can manage security settings for the whole family from any browser. FREE for private and non-commercial use, letting you protect up to ten computers per account. See: https://www.sophos.com/en-us/lp/sophos-home.aspx

Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Free Antispy Tool For Windows 10

O&O ShutUp10 is a free portable utility that lets you decide the level that Windows 10 should respect your privacy by helping you choose which functions should be deactivated. See: http://www.oo-software.com/en/shutup10

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Online Exif (Image Data) Viewer

Jeffrey Friedl's Image Metadata Viewer is a FREE online utility that will display the metadata that is stored in a wide range of files. Use can check a file on the web via a URL address or select a file on your local disk drive. See: http://regex.info/exif.cgi

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Quickly Validate Your Website or Blog Links

This free online Checker / Validator not just tells you which of your hyperlinks are dead but it will also show to your where exactly those stale references locate in your HTML code! See: http://www.brokenlinkcheck.com/

Monday, 14 December 2015

FREE Reverse Image Search

TinEye is a reverse image search engine. You can submit an image to TinEye to find out where it came from, how it is being used, if modified versions of the image exist, or to find higher resolution versions. See: https://www.tineye.com/

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Online Collaboration for your Projects

I've been using the online service Basecamp.com to run small projects with users in different locations or companies for nearly 10 years. It's FREE for a single project or $29/month to manage unlimited projects and users with 10GB of storage.

Friday, 4 December 2015

FREE Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit

Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit Free provides essential exploit protection for browsers. Wraps four layers of security around popular browsers, preventing exploits from compromising vulnerable code. It's not antivirus, but compatible with most antivirus. Shields Java and browsers including Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Opera.

Premium version adds shields for PDF readers, Microsoft Office, LibreOffice and OpenOffice, as well a wide variety of media players.

See: https://www.malwarebytes.org/antiexploit/

Thursday, 19 November 2015

Quickly Make Your Writing Bold And Clear

The Hemingway online editor is like a spellchecker, but for style. It makes sure that your reader will focus on your message, not your prose. Guiding you to tidy up your text, remove adverbs and use shorter alternative words. Available from free via the website or as a $9.99 Windows or Mac app. See: http://www.hemingwayapp.com/

Wednesday, 30 September 2015

FREE Disposable Email Addresses

Discard.email is a FREE service for creating disposable email addresses for when you don't want to use your own private e-mail address. No registration, noncommittal and anonymous. See: http://discard.email/en/

Friday, 18 September 2015

Free Cloud Backup for Windows Desktop

Get fast and simple backup to your choice of cloud storage provider and avoid cloud vendor lock-in for your Windows computers. CloudBerry Backup compresses and encrypts data before securely transferring it to the cloud on schedule or in real time. Works with over 20 supported cloud storage destinations. See: http://www.cloudberrylab.com/cloud-backup-windows-desktop.aspx

Thursday, 10 September 2015

Free Team Collaboration

Samepage keeps your business teams (employees, consultants, customers, partners, vendors) working smoothly and efficiently. Combine files, photos, cloud content, maps, videos and team conversation together on one page. Sign up for a free unlimited users account, limited to 100 pages and 2GB storage, see: www.samepage.io

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Extended Message Traces In Office365

Troubleshooting Office365 email issues with Microsoft Technical Support normally involves sending them the results from an extended message trace which includes events and routing details in the report. As these traces can take a while, it is a good idea to generate them as soon as you raise a support ticket, but it is not obvious how to do them. For step-by-step instructions see:
http://www.booleanlogical.com/security-fundamentals/office365-extended-message-trace

Friday, 21 August 2015

Convert Anything To Anything

CloudConvert is a cloud based file conversion service that supports more than 200 different audio, video, document, eBook, archive, image, spreadsheet and presentation formats. The service is browser based so there's no software to install. A free account gives you 25 conversion minutes per day for files up to 1GB in size. Integrates with dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive and Box, also available as a Chrome plugin and iOS app. See: https://cloudconvert.com/

Thursday, 13 August 2015

Fix PDF Thumbnail Preview In Windows 7 & 8

For number of years now I have been relying on a small free utility to fix the automatic PDF thumbnail preview when it stops working in 64bit versions of Windows 7, 8 & 8.1. If your PDF icons show the generic icon image rather than a miniature preview thumbnail, download and run this automatic installer and your thumbnails will display again. See: http://www.pretentiousname.com/adobe_pdf_x64_fix/index.html

Monday, 10 August 2015

FREE Daily Trending Threat Insights

Sign up for the Free Cyber Daily to get trending threat insights emails.  Covering Cyber News, Targeted Industries, Hackers, Exploited Vulnerabilities and Vulnerabilities. See: http://go.recordedfuture.com/cyber-daily

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

FREE Windows System Restore Utility

RollBack Home Edition is a FREE instant time machine for your windows workstation. It is a comprehensive Windows System Restore solution that lets users easily restore their PC's to any previous state within seconds. RollBack Home Edition helps users better manage and lockdown Windows based PC's. Any unforeseen incidents such as user errors, viruses or even botched software installations can be instantly reversed in seconds! See: www.horizondatasys.com/en/rollback_rx.ihtml

Also, get 25% off RollBack Rx Pro

Thursday, 23 July 2015

Easy Prototyping For Web And Mobile

InVision is a prototyping, collaboration & workflow online platform, featuring real-time design presentation & collaboration, version control and sync. Easily add hotspots to transform your static screens into clickable, interactive prototypes complete with gestures, transitions, and animations.A single project plan is completely free for life, see: http://www.invisionapp.com/

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Quickly Scan Directory Sizes and Find Space Hogs

These days, it doesn't take long to fill up even the largest of hard drives, but help is at hand. TreeSize is a small fast free utility that gets added to the right click context menu to quickly scan Windows directory sizes and lets you see where precious disk space has gone. Available as freeware, personal & professional editions. See: http://www.jam-software.de/treesize_free/

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

FREE Sat Nav App

Nokia's Sat Nav app Here Maps comes pre-installed on Windows Mobiles, but is now available for free on Android and Apple iOS devices. Features include:
- Voice-guided turn-by-turn navigation.
- Downloadable offline maps for more than a 100 countries.
- Real-time traffic for more than 40 countries.
- Public transit maps, directions and info for more than 900 cities
- 3 route planner options: driving, public transit and walking

See: www.here.comApple App StoreGoogle Play or Windows Phone Store

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

FREE Alternative Windows Registry Editor

The O&O RegEditor is a portable app that makes working with the registration database significantly easier compared to the built-in Microsoft Regedit. Features include preset favorites to locate frequently needed keys, XML importing & exporting. copy complete branches and improved search.

The O&O RegEditor one of the components of O&O BlueCon, administration toolbox for system repair and data recovery. Download for free at: http://www.oo-software.com/en/products/ooregeditor

Friday, 22 May 2015

View & Share Any CAD Design File Online

View 2D and 3D computer-aided design (CAD) files in your browser, with no downloads or plug-ins needed.  Works with over 50 file formats including DWG™, DWF™, RVT and IPT, as well as formats from SolidWorks, ProE, Catia and others. See: https://360.autodesk.com/viewer

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Find Any HTML Symbol Code For Your Website

HTML Arrows is a great website that lets you quickly find all the html symbol codes you could ever need (or remember). For ease the website is split into 7 categories, Arrows, Currency, Letters, Math, Numbers, Punctuation & Symbols. See: http://htmlarrows.com/

Friday, 24 April 2015

Troubleshoot Microsoft Email Issues

Help solve Microsoft email and Lync issues by using the Microsoft Remote Connectivity Analyzer website. Features troubleshooting tests for Office 365, Exchange, Lync Server, a message header analyzer and client downloads of the Analyzer Tools. See: https://testconnectivity.microsoft.com/