Not sure which ransomware has infected your PC? This free tool could help you find the right decryption package

Posted on September 28, 2017. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Malware | Tags: , , |

ZDNet on ransomware: A new tool analyses the ransom note and the encrypted file in order to offer the appropriate decryption tool — if it exists.

Source: Not sure which ransomware has infected your PC? This free tool could help you find the right decryption package | ZDNet

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SpeechTexter | Speech Recognition Online

Posted on September 25, 2017. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware | Tags: , , , |

Gizmo’s Freeware suggests: Free online voice to text converter. Type with your voice. Fast and easy.

Source: SpeechTexter | Speech Recognition Online

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Tens Of Millions Of Images That Are Free To Use

Posted on September 13, 2017. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Google, Graphics | Tags: , , |

Gizmo’s Freeware has a post: I’ve written in this column in the past about online photo libraries and collections that are free to use. They’re great if you need an image to illustrate a card or flyer you’re designing, perhaps, or a web site you’re working on.

Source: Tens Of Millions Of Images That Are Free To Use | Gizmo’s Freeware

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yWriter6 by Spacejock Software

Posted on July 22, 2017. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware | Tags: , , , , |

Gizmo’s Freeware post about: yWriter is a word processor which breaks your novel into chapters and scenes, helping you keep track of your work while leaving your mind free to create.

Source: yWriter6 by Spacejock Software

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How To Rename Cortana

Posted on July 21, 2017. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Windows 10 | Tags: , , , |

Dave’s Computer Tips has a post on Windows 10’s Cortana: Hey, Cortana! I don’t know about you, but I cringe every time I hear someone yell out, Hey!” Maybe I’m old-fashioned, but it sounds rude to my ears. I know you’re going to laugh at this silly old…

Source: How To Rename Cortana | Daves Computer Tips

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Get Microsoft Visual Studio For Free

Posted on July 10, 2017. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware | Tags: , , , |

Gizmo’s Freeware posts: A couple of years ago, Microsoft made a major announcement about the future of Visual Studio, the software that most serious software developers use for creating Windows programs. Instead of charging around $1000 for Visual Studio, it would be available for free for non-commercial use.

Source: Get Microsoft Visual Studio For Free | Gizmo’s Freeware

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Microsoft OneNote add-ins and tools

Posted on July 6, 2017. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Microsoft OneNote | Tags: , |

PCWorld has a post: OneNote becomes even more powerful at organizing your life when it’s connected to the right add-ins and services. Save everything from meeting notes to recipes and even emails to your digital notebook.

Source: Microsoft OneNote add-ins and tools

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Scan Documents on Your Phone with CamScanner for Android

Posted on June 28, 2017. Filed under: Android, Apple, Freeware/Shareware, Phones | Tags: , , , , , , , , |

MakeUseOf has a recommendation: You can use this handy app to scan any document straight from your phone.

Links for Android, iOS, and Windows phones apps. Free and pay versions.

Source: Scan Documents on Your Phone with CamScanner for Android

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7 Ways to Make Your LastPass Account Even More Secure | The LastPass Blog

Posted on June 28, 2017. Filed under: Passwords, Security | Tags: , , , |

Source: 7 Ways to Make Your LastPass Account Even More Secure | The LastPass Blog

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Kiwi for Gmail lets Windows users break free of the browser

Posted on June 20, 2017. Filed under: Email, Freeware/Shareware, Gmail (Google Mail), Google | Tags: , , |

ZDNet has a post for Gmail users: Hundreds of millions of people use Google’s Gmail and are frustrated daily by the experience. With the release of the Windows version of Kiwi for Gmail, you can finally get the full Gmail (and G Suite) experience in an app.

At the end of the 30-day trial you can drop back to the free Lite version, with support for a single account and no integration with Google Apps, or pay $9.99 for a one-year subscription that unlocks all the features.

Source: Kiwi for Gmail lets Windows users break free of the browser | ZDNet

Kiwi for Gmail download page

 

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7 Free Windows Apps for Exploring Your Creative Side

Posted on June 16, 2017. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Graphics | Tags: , , , , , , , |

MakeUseOf has a post: If you are just starting to explore your creative side and want to experiment with a free Windows app, then we have the ones for you.

Source: 7 Free Windows Apps for Exploring Your Creative Side

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All the Cloud Storage Services That Offer Free Storage

Posted on June 14, 2017. Filed under: backups, Files, Freeware/Shareware | Tags: , , , |

HowToGeek has a post: Cloud storage is the dream of the post-PC, mobile-focused tech world…but we’re not quite there yet. There’s a limit to what you can get for free, especially if you go with one of the major services. Here’s an exhaustive list of all the cloud storage and photo services we could find across the web that have at least some free storage options. Use them all at once to save a million Steam games, or just find the best one with the biggest bucket for your most important files.

Source: All the Cloud Storage Services That Offer Free Storage

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Free eBooks And Audiobooks To Read Online Or Download

Posted on June 7, 2017. Filed under: books, ebooks, Freeware/Shareware | Tags: , , |

Gizmo’s Freeware has a Free eBooks and Audiobooks Index by genre:

Source: Free eBooks And Audiobooks To Read Online Or Download | Gizmo’s Freeware

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Adobe Scan app creates searchable, editable PDFs for free

Posted on June 2, 2017. Filed under: Adobe Acrobat, Android, Apple, Freeware/Shareware | Tags: , , , , |

CNet has a post: Available for iOS and Android, the app offers all the extras of other scanning apps minus the limitations and fees.

“Adobe’s including optical character recognition (OCR) for free.” So now you can edit, search, and copy from what you scan. Very useful!

Source: Adobe Scan app creates searchable, editable PDFs for free – CNET

Adobe Scan is available here

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Post to all of your social media accounts at once | Popular Science

Posted on May 31, 2017. Filed under: Facebook, Freeware/Shareware, Social media, Twitter | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Popular Science has a post that could be especially useful in emergencies, if you need to inform everyone that you are safe (or not), as well as other times.

Source: Post to all of your social media accounts at once | Popular Science

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How to Fill Out PDF Forms Using Google Drive

Posted on May 26, 2017. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Google, PDF, Techniques | Tags: , , , , , |

MakeUseOf has a post: While there are many ways to fill PDF forms, one of the simplest and most convenient ways is to fill PDF forms using nothing more than Google Drive.

Source: How to Fill Out PDF Forms Using Google Drive

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Desmos | Beautiful, Free Math

Posted on May 23, 2017. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware | Tags: , , , , , , |

Source: Desmos | Beautiful, Free Math

“Desmos, a San Francisco-based company that offers a free online version of TI’s graphing calculator. Users across 146 countries, most of them teachers or students, are currently logging 300,000 hours a day on the platform—and today, Desmos announced a major partnership with testing consortium Smarter Balanced, which administers academic exams in 15 US states.”

You can substitute this for buying a TI-84 whatever, for FREE!

Work online on your desktop/laptop/pad or download the app for Android or iOS to your phone.

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How to Customize Google Calendar’s Notifications on the Web

Posted on April 26, 2017. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Google | Tags: , , |

Google Calendar is undoubtedly a powerful tool for managing everything from appointments to schedules to reminders (and everything in between). As good as it is by default, there are things you can do to make its notification system even better.

Source: How to Customize Google Calendar’s Notifications on the Web

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Control Alt Achieve: Hipster Google – 21 Google Tools You Probably Never Heard Of

Posted on April 13, 2017. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Google, Utilities | Tags: , , |

21 lesser known Google tools and how they can be used for teaching and learning. These have some really useful tools!

Source: Control Alt Achieve: Hipster Google – 21 Google Tools You Probably Never Heard Of

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10 Useful Google Keep Extensions for Chrome and Firefox

Posted on April 10, 2017. Filed under: browsers, Chrome and Chromium, Firefox, Freeware/Shareware, Google | Tags: , , , , , |

MakeUseOf has a post: These Chrome and Firefox extensions make Google Keep even better. Get fast access to your notes and save information quicker. Note-taking has never been easier.

Source: 10 Useful Google Keep Extensions for Chrome and Firefox

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