Extract The Licence Keys From Your Installed Software

Posted on November 9, 2016. Filed under: Everything, Security, Techniques | Tags: , , , |

Gizmo’s Freeware has a solution: You know the problem. A program is misbehaving on your computer so you decide to fully remove it and then reinstall it. But although you have the installation CD, or you can download the installer from the vendor’s web site, you can’t find the installation key that you paid for. So you’re unable to reinstall the program.

Source: Extract The Licence Keys From Your Installed Software | Gizmo’s Freeware

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TSR Watermark Image Software

Posted on September 4, 2011. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Graphics | Tags: , , , , , , |

TSR Watermark Image Software is for Photo protection using watermarks and is freeware for personal use.

Recommended by Dave’s Computer Tips.

Free for personal use only.

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Superior Alternatives to Crappy Windows Software

Posted on September 3, 2011. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware | Tags: , , |

Lifehacker has Superior Alternatives to Crappy Windows Software for the best-known software.

Some really good alternatives to the heavily-advertised stuff, mostly free.

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How To Find Android Apps For Your Tablet, eReader, etc.

Posted on November 29, 2010. Filed under: Android, Freeware/Shareware, Phones | Tags: , , , , , , |

Laptop Magazine has advice on How To Find Android Apps For Your Tablet, eReader, or Other Large-Screen Device.

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Five tips for getting rid of crapware

Posted on October 25, 2010. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Techniques | Tags: , , , , , |

TechRepublic has Five tips for getting rid of crapware, the unrequested software that computer makers add to your new computer.

This includes using Autoruns to see what loads when you boot up, CCleaner (the portable version), PC Decrapifier, WinPatrol, and even how to get rid of Norton software.

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Mendeley: reference management software

Posted on July 26, 2010. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware | Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Mendeley is described as “Academic reference management software for researchers”.

“Mendeley Desktop is academic software that indexes and organizes all of your PDF documents and research papers into your own personal digital bibliography. It gathers document details from your PDFs allowing you to effortlessly search, organize and cite. It also looks up PubMed, CrossRef, DOIs and other related document details automatically. Drag and drop functionality makes populating the library quick and easy. The Web Importer allows you to quickly and easily import papers from resources such as Google Scholar, ACM, IEEE and many more at the click of a button.”

It’s also useful for collaboration.

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PassMark Software – CPU Benchmark Charts

Posted on July 26, 2010. Filed under: Buying, Hardware | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

PassMark Software – CPU Benchmark Charts allow you to properly compare all those confusing processor code names.

Is the AMD Athlon XYZq faster than the Intel Core i5 Quad Whatever?

Better value comparison charts too.

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The Freelancer’s Toolset: 100 Web Apps for Everything You Will Possibly Need : Codswallop

Posted on February 21, 2010. Filed under: Financial Software, Fonts, Freeware/Shareware | Tags: , , , , |

Codswallop has a list for the The Freelancer’s Toolset: 100 Web Apps for Everything You Will Possibly Need.

If you’re running your own business (or starting, or just managing a busy life), these resources (many of them freeware) can help.

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Catalogue of 64-bit Software at 64x

Posted on February 1, 2010. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware | Tags: , , , , |

64x has a catalogue of 64-bit Software “lists 64-bit native applications only. It’s free for both – users and publisher. Find the 64-bit version of the software you have been looking for a long time on the 64xsoft.com website.”

(Note: the directory is free, but the software may require payment in some cases.)

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Wakoopa – Discover software & games

Posted on August 7, 2009. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, searching | Tags: , , , , |

Wakoopa helps you Discover software & games.  Free and pay software used and reviewed by users.

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Alternative software for Windows, Mac, Linux

Posted on June 1, 2009. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Linux, Macintosh, Microsoft Windows | Tags: , , , , , , |

AlternativeTo.net helps you find alternative software for other operating systems.

What’s comparable to Microsoft Office on a Mac?  Or Linux? Find alternatives to your favorite software even running other systems.  Or just find alternatives.

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UnHub: Aggregate Your Social Networking

Posted on April 27, 2009. Filed under: Facebook, sharing, Twitter, Utilities, viewers | Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

MakeUseOf has a post on UnHub, which allows you to Aggregate Your Social Network Profiles On One Page.

UnHub is an online service that lets you aggregate all your social network identities on one page and then easily share that page with others. This page shows persistent iframe bar with tabs for each of your online profiles (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn , Flickr… etc.).

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Update Notifier gets All your software updates

Posted on February 7, 2009. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Utilities | Tags: , , , |

Update Notifier gets all your software updates in one swell foop!

Freeware, for Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Vista.

It builds a list of what’s installed on your computer and compares that to the server’s list of  latest versions, and gets a list of available updates.

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These speedup utilities aren’t worth your money

Posted on December 6, 2008. Filed under: Buying, Microsoft Windows, Utilities | Tags: , , , , , , |

WindowsSecrets has a post on These speedup utilities aren’t worth your money.

“Dozens of Windows utilities promise to optimize your system’s memory, improve your Internet connection speed, and rev up disk-access times to provide an overall performance boost. Some of these benefits can be demonstrated. For example, in a Sept. 11, 2008, Best Software column (paid content), Windows Secrets contributing editor Scott Spanbauer found three Windows cleanup utilities worth recommending: Business Logic’s WinCleaner OneClick Professional Clean, Piriform’s CCleaner, and PC Pitstop’s PC Optimize.”

Check this before buying the wrong software.

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TECHMATRIX – Your Guide for Technology Tools for Learning

Posted on October 28, 2008. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Help, Online Software, Web 2.0 | Tags: , , , , , , , , |

TECHMATRIX – Your Guide for Technology Tools for Learning “is a powerful tool for finding educational and assistive technology products for students with special needs. See the Find Product menu for other search options. Create a customized matrix by subject and/or learning support. Send your customized matrix to a friend or colleague.

Learn what questions to ask and how to make informed decisions in the Consumer Guide.”

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Gizmo’s Best Free Software Update Monitor

Posted on October 6, 2008. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Microsoft Windows, Utilities | Tags: , , , , , , |

Gizmo’s TechSupportAlert is a great and trusted resource for software, especially freeware and shareware.  For getting updates for your existing software, he has his latest recommendation at Gizmo’s – Best Free Software Update Monitor.

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Mistakes to avoid when you’re installing Linux software

Posted on September 21, 2008. Filed under: Help, Linux | Tags: , , , , |

IT Dojo video: Common mistakes to avoid when you’re installing Linux software

ZDNet has video advice on adding software to your Linux system, or you can go to Jack Wallen’s article here.

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Gizmo’s Best Free High Dynamic Range HDR Software

Posted on September 21, 2008. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Graphics | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Gizmo’s Best Free High Dynamic Range HDR Software.

Digital photography is a wonderful technology, but it’s not very good at handling scenes that are comprised of both very dark and very brightly-lit areas. The human eye is superb at this, but the sensors in digital cameras are not.

But, there is way to overcome this problem; It’s called HDR photography. HDR photography works by combining several photos of the same scene, taken at different exposure settings, into one photo. The details of dark areas (from a longer-duration exposure) are combined with the details of brightly lit areas (from a shorter-duration exposure). The result is a single photo that is correctly exposed in both the dark and light areas; it not only looks like it is correctly exposed, it also looks more dimensional.”

Gizmo continues this feature with his reviews of the best software.

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Two bits, four bits, sixty-four bits, a dollar….

Posted on September 21, 2008. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Help, Linux, Microsoft Windows, Windows Vista, Windows XP | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Start64 is the site for those advancing to 64-bit operating systems, such as the 64 bit versions of XP, Vista, and even Linux.

Good source of 64 bit software, including 64 bit versions of the older software you’re familiar with.

Recommended by Dave’s Computer Tips Newsletter.

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Microsoft Office student discount

Posted on August 25, 2008. Filed under: Buying, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office 2007, Microsoft Office Suite, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word | Tags: , , , , , |

While this site normally doesn’t promote commercial software (companies have budgets of their own for that!), the Microsoft Office Suite is the campus standard software and many students would like to get it at a discount.

Try the student discount for the ultimate package here.

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