Surf the net anonymously and go around firewalls and geo-restrictions with Ultrasurf

Ultrasurf is free, proxy-based ‘anti censorship’, ‘pro-privacy’ software. It tunnels through firewalls (whether at work or country-wide), encrypts online communications, hides your real IP from the websites that you are visiting, automatically deletes your browser history, and provides you with a US-based location so that you can access geographically restricted websites such as Hulu or


Automatically download pictures and videos from social networking sites with Social Folders

Social Folders is a free program available for Mac and Windows that acts almost like a Dropbox for your social networking content like photos and videos. Social Folders will automatically connect to your various social networks, and automatically download the content you choose, directly to your computer. The free version of Social Folders allows 3

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Search all your online services at once with CloudMagic

CloudMagic is a free program and web site that allows you to connect your various services like Gmail and Twitter, and search for anything you need. It searches all the services you have registered, at one time, and it does it so fast you really will believe it is magic. CloudMagic is available for both


View your favorite web sites in a ‘virtual newspaper’ style with Surfboard

Surfboard is a free website that takes your web viewing experience in new directions by giving you a more visual interface. By allowing you to view the web dynamically, Surfboard will bring more data to your personal off-ramp of the information superhighway, faster and easier. When the internet was taking its first toddler steps toward

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Create beautiful carousel slideshows with WOW Slider Free edition

WOW Slider is a free program that makes sliders or carousels for your non-commercial website. It features multiple templates, a simple point and click interface, and even a WordPress plugin. Available for Windows and for Mac, WOW Slider is one of the best ways to create great visuals for your personal web pages at no

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Combine your favorite sites and social networks into a handy mosaic with the Pulse app

Pulse is an app for Android, iPhone and iPad that will help you organize and enjoy your favorite news feeds, social networks and other web pages. It does this by collecting the sources you specify and then combining them into a seamless mosaic that is super easy to navigate and aesthetically pleasing. Pulse has many


Monitor and restrict your child’s activities online, remotely, with Care4teen

Care4Teen is a free internet monitoring and censoring program that combines some principles of anti-virus recognition software with the standard online monitoring functions. Still in early stages, Care4Teen shows promise as a great bit of freeware in the future. When I consider what program to use to protect my children online, I take a hard


Clean up your app permissions for Facebook, Google, and other service in one place with MyPermissions

If you’ve installed an app, game, or extension for Facebook, Google, Dropbox, Flickr, or a slew of other web services, then you no doubt have granted said app permissions to do any number of things, such as access your contacts list, your email, post or send email on your behalf, to name a few. Most


Learn coding and programming for free while having fun with Code Year

Code Year is a free web site that will teach you the basics and even some advanced techniques for writing program code, or “coding” as it is called. Code Year offers you basic lessons, skill increasing exercises, and a load of fun while learning, all at no cost. The only thing you need is a


Open multiple websites using a single URL with Krunch.us

With Krunch, you can create custom URLs that will open multiple web sites. For example, you can use a Krunch URL that might look like ‘Krunch.Us/freeware’ to open all of your favorite freeware sites. Krunch.us can serve as a creative alternative bookmarking tool. You could use your own custom URLs to distribute collections of sites


Test drive GhostEdit, a new standalone WYSIWYG rich text editor, before it goes public

GhostEdit is a brand new WYSIWYG editor focused on usability. Currently in private Beta, it will support most popular browsers like Chrome and Safari, Firefox and IE. GhostEdit features some familiar editing tools, as well as context sensitive buttons for the various controls. What is a WYSIWYG editor and why would you need one? WYSIWYG

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Build, customize and maintain your web site with Berta: a free, open-source CMS loaded with options

Berta is a great, open source web building application, also called a CMS (Content Management System). It costs nothing, is loaded with features and options, and is very user friendly. The pages you build with Berta can be used on pretty much any domain, and unlike some other ‘free’ CMS apps, they do not require