Thursday, 31 January 2013

FREE PowerPoint To Flash Converter

iSpring Free is a PowerPoint® to Flash® converter, turning (.PPT, .PPTX, .PPS and .PPSX) presentations into Flash (.SWF). You'll need to register for a free licence for business use. See: http://www.ispringsolutions.com

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

FREE Website Design Resources

FREE resources for website and graphic design, including icons, textures, UI kits and brushes. Also includes paid deals for courses, plugins, etc with up to 99% off. See: http://www.mightydeals.com

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

FREE Check For Any Suspicious URL Or File

Recently purchased by Google, VirusTotal is a FREE online service that lets you upload files and web addresses (URLs) to check for malware. Also available as a browser extension. See: https://www.virustotal.com/#url

Monday, 28 January 2013

FREE SQL Resources - updated

Learning to build and support Microsoft SQL databases is easier than ever with these FREE resources:

Free SQL database development video training, see: http://www.booleanlogical.com/sql
There are over 24 Free Microsoft Press eBooks on SQL Server.
Virtual Labs for Microsoft SQL Server 2012 and SQL Server 2008, see: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/hh859579

Idera SQL check: Free performance monitoring tool for SQL Server. See: http://www.idera.com/Free-Tools/SQL-check/

Friday, 25 January 2013

FREE Customer Relationship Management Software

Hosted Customer Relationship Management (CRM) solution covering lead management, contacts, sales opportunities, reports and dashboards. FREE for 3 users, see: http://www.zoho.com/crm/

Thursday, 24 January 2013

Adobe Air Apps

Adobe Air is a system that basically lets developers build apps that will work on nearly any PC or device. The most famous Air app is probably the BBC iPlayer. Air is built into the newer versions of Adobe Reader, so you've probably already got it, but you can check here at: http://get.adobe.com/air/

Livebrush Lite is an amazing FREE drawing program and only $10 for the Pro version, see: http://www.livebrush.com
The FREE Shrink O’Matic photo batch resizer lets you easily shrink your images by dragging them into the program. Works with JPGs, GIFs and PNGs, see: http://toki-woki.net/p/Shrink-O-Matic/
Font picker lets you browse the installed fonts on your computer and then narrow down that selection to help you choose, see: http://www.fontpicker.net/air/
Pixus is a FREE on-screen pixel ruler for web designers that floats above your artwork. See: http://www.jpeg.cn/
WebKut has largely been superseded by the Snipping Tool in Windows 7 & 8, but handy for XP users. See: http://toki-woki.net/p/WebKut/

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

FREE Online PDF Markups

View and markup (type, highlight, comment & draw) PDFs on your PC, Mac, iPhone or iPad. Upload PDFs or open via a web address URL. Once finished, either download or share the new amended version, all for FREE. Also works with .doc, .docx, .xls, .odt & .rtf files. See: https://pdfzen.com

Monday, 21 January 2013

FREE Online Photo Editors

You don't need to install photo editing software to touch up a few photos now again. Here are two of the best FREE online photo editors:

Pixlr offers 3 different editors to suit your expertise. Also Pixlr Express Mobile is available for FREE on iOS & Android, see: http://pixlr.com/
Lets you tweak your photos easily. Also Adobe Photoshop Express is available for FREE on iOS & Android, see: http://www.photoshop.com

Thursday, 17 January 2013

FREE PC Auto Shutdown Tool

Schedule your Microsoft Windows computer to shut down, log off, restart, or sleep at a time of your choosing with this easy to use FREE timer utility. See: http://www.wisecleaner.com/

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Access Your Notes From Anywhere

Writing notes on your mobile device and then accessing them from a desktop or tablet has never been easier. Each of these cloud based services offers both a FREE and premium paid for version.

Evernote lets you create and store notes, web clips, images and audio. Available for practically everything as an app or via their website, see: https://evernote.com
WorkFlowy is an elegant and very easy to use note and list creator, with a daily summary email. Available as as an iOS app or via their website, see: https://workflowy.com/

Monday, 14 January 2013

FREE Shared Task List

Keep on top of multiple projects with this cloud based shared task tool. Asana is FREE for teams up to 15 members and available as an iPhone app or a HTML5 mobile site for Android devices or iPad, see: http://asana.com/

Thursday, 10 January 2013

FREE Resources For Designers

BittBox offers free brushes, vectors, fonts and textures, all royalty free, and can be used in any of your projects both personal and commercial with no attribution required (though they won't say no to a donation). See: http://www.bittbox.com/gallery

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

FREE Online Checkout & Password Manager

Filling out online checkout forms can be a real pain, especially on a mobile. Speed up the whole experience with this secure password manager which holds your credit card details so you don't have to. Available on Windows, Mac, iPhone & Android, see: https://www.dashlane.com/

Friday, 4 January 2013

Microsoft Security Update Bulletins

Every month Microsoft releases security updates to fix vulnerabilities and address issues. If you would like to know more information about what's been fixed, there is a monthly breakdown at: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletins.aspx

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

FREE Advanced Windows Program Uninstaller

Many older versions of Windows are a graveyard of leftover bits of supposedly uninstalled programs. Revo Uninstaller can find and remove these software remnants and also deal with stubborn programs that just won't uninstall. Also installing the FREE version often gives you a discount for the paid pro version, see: http://www.revouninstaller.com

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

FREE DVD Player

For years now VLC has been my FREE cross-platform multimedia player of choice as it plays just about every type of multimedia file, DVD, Audio CD, VCD and various streaming protocols like DLNA. Functionality can be increased via the 50+ addons, extensions and skins. Available for Windows, Mac OS X, iOS, Android and Linux, see: http://www.videolan.org/vlc/