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Noteworthy Shareware turned Freeware – May 2011

Another installment of this series (see Feb, Mar, and April 2011). Not a bad collection this time around, although (a) some of these didn’t actually turn freeware but rather have become more “freely accessible” (#1 and #2), and (b) I am not sure if some of these switches took place in May; will not worry too much about it


Noteworthy Shareware turned Freeware in April 2011

As if to prove this site’s slogan (“Someday all software will be free”), every month I feature software that used to be shareware but turned freeware (check out the first and second installments of these). This month, four programs: Vectorian Giotto, Shortcircuit 2, PC Login Now, and AbpMon. Note 1: the “star” program here which you have to check


Noteworthy Shareware turned Freeware in March 2011

Every month I try to find and present a handful of noteworthy software titles that used to be payware but have been released as freeware. This month’s installment is as follows: HWiNFO, Spider Player, Spicy Guitar, Rising Security Software, A Form Filler, and Kidlogger PRO. Note (1) that this is not an endorsement nor a review of


Noteworthy Shareware turned Freeware in Feb 2011

The following three interesting programs used to be paid but recently turned Freeware: Bufferzone Pro, Chasys Draw IES, and WinX DVD Author. Bufferzone Pro is a virtualization/Sandboxing program, Chasys Draw IES is a bitmap image editor, and WinX DVD Author is a DVD authoring app.


Freeware bonanza at Donationcoder – NANY 2011 event

Every year the folks over at Donationcoder sponsor an annual “New Apps for the New Year” event where they showcase a number of freeware programs. The programs usually run the gamut, from utilities to games to productivity software. NANY in many cases provides fertile ground for original and unique software concepts to appear. This year


Finally! My “Top Freeware” page is updated

I just updated my “Top Freeware” page, which was very (very) long overdue, and making it into a “Top 30” listing in the process instead of the previous “Top 20”. I’d like this page to become a go-to destination for readers who are seeking the best free software to install on their brand new PC’s.


Ninite: One installer, multiple programs

OK so you’ve just reinstalled Windows for whatever reason (update, clean slate etc). Now you have to sit there for about an hour just downloading all your favourite programs again and installing them. Well not any more. Ninite is a revolutionary new way of installing the software you want. Instead of having to download and


InvisibleHand Beta Invites

The people that brought you Firefox extension “InvisibleHand” would like 200 of Freewaregenius readers to be among the first to try their new version 1.8 beta. Just go to this page and use the access code “invisibleGenius”. Firefox extension “InvisibleHand” is an on-the-fly comparison shopping tool designed to instantly retrieve and display the best prices


Updates week12, 09: Mikogo, TaggedFrog, Mp3splt-gtk, LiberTV

AN issue I struggle with is how to write-up new updates and developments that occur after my review of a program is published. I have therefore decided to do what some other blogs do and start publishing a “weekly software update” post, of which this is the first one. Noteworthy this week Mikogo: screen and