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Freeware for networkers

By FJ de Kermadec
January 13, 2009

Reader Petra Hildebrandt recently suggested that I share with you a few of my favourite freeware applications. Since yesterday's post was about networking and troubleshooting, it seems only appropriate to continue in the same vein and look at a few tools that can neatly assist the budding trouble-shooter. Much like yesterday, none of it may be earth-shattering, but I find...

VisualHub, AudialHub, and iSquint Discontinued & Open Source-d: Techspansion Shutting Down

By Todd Ogasawara
October 9, 2008

Developer Tyler Loch is shutting down Techspansion and discontinuing VisualHub and iSquint. But (having never met Tyler myself), he appears to be a class act by providing instructions to make sure customers can backup/migrate his software and Open Sourcing his apps.

Smultron 3.5: Fast, Lightweight, Programmer's Editor

By Todd Ogasawara
October 4, 2008

I made a note to myself many months ago to take a look at the Smultron programmer's text editor. Even though I'm quite happy using TextWrangler or Komodo Edit, I'm glad I took a look at this free and lightweight editor. Here's what I found...

Mac FFOSS (Freeware/Free and Open Source Software)

By Todd Ogasawara
June 4, 2008

Here's what I looked at last week: Great Blender generated animation - Big Buck Bunny, Rescue Kit for Mac OS X Lite (?), Zoho Creator pricing, Google spreadsheet vs. Google Gears, and I'm tech tweeting.

Mac FFOSS (Freeware/Free and Open Source Software)

By Todd Ogasawara
May 28, 2008

Here's what I looked at last week: Disqus, TwitPic, Blender, and Tabs/Ajax vs. browser memory management.

Mac FFOSS (Freeware/Free and Open Source Software)

By Todd Ogasawara
May 21, 2008

Here's what I looked at last week: My City: Facebook Silverlight App/Game, Snackr: Adobe AIR based RSS Scrolling Ticker, Google vidnik: Record with iSight Then Post to YouTube, and Google Search Blacklisting Mystery.

Mac FFOSS (Freeware/Free & Open Source Software)

By Todd Ogasawara
May 14, 2008

Here's what I looked at last week: Transmission BitTorrent client, Microsoft Live Search, Yahoo and McAfee partner for web security, NetBeans IDE 6.1.

Mac FFOSS (Freeware/Free and Open Source Software)

By Todd Ogasawara
May 7, 2008

Summary: Just NeverBall (game) and Google Docs Offline Spreadsheet and Presentation Viewing summarized week.

Mac FFOSS (Freeware/Free and Open Source Software)

By Todd Ogasawara
April 30, 2008

Microsoft Live Mesh Thu, 24 Apr 2008 18:25:17 read more Coming Soon: Login to Zoho with Your Google ID Wed, 23 Apr 2008 21:19:31 I'm still trying to understand why this is reported on CNet but not mentioned anywhere in Zoho's official blog... Zoho to integrate with Google sign-on However, assuming this is true, that will be one less login/password...

Mac FFOSS (Freeware/Free and Open Source Software)

By Todd Ogasawara
April 23, 2008

Here's what I looked at last week: Google Docs Offline Access, coconutBattery, OpenDNS vs. T-Mobile Hotspots, and Adobe Media Player.

Monitoring Mac Battery Levels, Temperature, and Motion with Freeware/Open Source Apps

By Todd Ogasawara
April 22, 2008

I started wondering how well my MacBook's battery was holding up after two years of use. After using coconutBattery to find that answer, I began wondering about other freeware and Open Source utilities to learn about temperature, motion, and UPS levels in a Mac. Here's what I found...

My Mac Freeware and Open Source Favorites

By Todd Ogasawara
April 13, 2008

You don't have to spend a lot of money to build a useful Mac software library. Here's a list of some of my favorite freeware and Open Source software for the Mac.

Mac FFOSS (Freeware/Free and Open Source Software)

By Todd Ogasawara
April 13, 2008

Crucial Mac RAM Scanner, Google Presentations saves to PowerPoint files, Valleywag condenses Time magazine's top 25 blogs (and makes it easier for us to quickly click to see for ourselves).

Mac FFOSS (Freeware/Free and Open Source Software)

By Todd Ogasawara
April 9, 2008

Here's what I looked at last week: The Microsoft Mac Remote Desktop Client beta hasn't really expired, received my Arduino Diecimila microcontroller, Google Apps Email Uploader: Import Messages and Contacts from Outlook and Thunderbird, and Google Docs Offline with Google Gears?

Evernote: Notes Everywhere - Mac, Web, Phone

By Todd Ogasawara
April 7, 2008

Evernote blurs the line between client-side software and web service. It makes mulit-media note taking simple and lets you access your notes anywhere and anytime. You are no longer tied to a specific Mac with a single-user license. It frees you and your data to be productive no matter where you are and what you are using (including a phone).

Mac FFOSS (Freeware/Free and Open Source Software)

By Todd Ogasawara
April 2, 2008

Here's the F/FOSS-Web Stuff I looked at last week: iSquint 1.5.2 video file converter, Adobe PhotoShop Express, Tasko Web Outline and Task Manager (thumbs up for all of them).

iSquint 1.5.2: Freeware Mac iPod Video Converter

By Todd Ogasawara
April 1, 2008

The HD videos of the Sanctuary webisodes I bought aren't playable on my iPod touch. I have a 5 hour flight to a conference coming up and wanted to watch those videos on my iPod. Fortunately, I remembered reading about the freeware iSquint video converter a while back. Here's what it did for me...

Mac FFOSS (Freeware/Free and Open Source Software)

By Todd Ogasawara
March 26, 2008

OpenDNS works around my Leopard DNS problems. Is Safari 3.1 really that much faster? When did the right click start doing stuff in Google Docs document list?

Mac FFOSS (Freeware/Free and Open Source Software)

By Todd Ogasawara
March 17, 2008

Here's what I looked at last week: TrueCrypt 5.1 update, ActiveState Komodo Edit goes Open Source, UNdata (United Nations Data site)

Mac FFOSS (Freeware/Free and Open Source Software)

By Todd Ogasawara
March 5, 2008

This week... Thunderbird 2 weirdness, Zoho Notebook rocks, JotSpot (Google Sites) doesn't, Streem.us is Tumblr with comments.

Mac FFOSS (Freeware/Free and Open Source Software)

By Todd Ogasawara
February 27, 2008

This week... SMARTReporter 2.3.7: Detect Bad Mac Drives; SkyDrive Ups Its Storage to 5GB; Newspond: Is This the New Digg?

Mac FFOSS (Freeware/Free and Open Source Software)

By Todd Ogasawara
February 20, 2008

F/FOSS for Mac OS X - KDE for Mac OS X and Sun bought the group behind VirtualBox.

Mac FFOSS (Freeware/Free and Open Source Software)

By Todd Ogasawara
February 13, 2008

Freeware, Open Source, and Web Services summary: Firefox 2.0.0.12, TrueCrypt 5.0, KeepVid.com, Upgrading to PostgreSQL 8.3, What effect will a recession have on Open Source?

Mac FFOSS (Freeware/Free & Open Source Software)

By Todd Ogasawara
February 6, 2008

Is RealPlayer badware? Why is Twitter so flaky lately? vLite might help shrink Windows Vista in virtual machines (Parallels, VMware Fusion).

Mac FFOSS (Freeware/Free & Open Source Software)

By Todd Ogasawara
January 30, 2008

Here's my weekly summary of freeware, Open Source, and free web services for the Mac: TextWrangler 2.3, Pownce out of private beta, Kaltura video collaboration service, and FixMyMovie web service.

Mac FFOSS (Freeware/Free & Open Source Software)

By Todd Ogasawara
January 23, 2008

Ack, it's an all-web services week this time around. Will definitely have some actual freeware or Open Source apps for the Mac next week. Lots of interesting web sites though. And, how do you feel about Sun buying MySQL?

Mac FFOSS (Freeware/Free & Open Source Software)

By Todd Ogasawara
January 16, 2008

Here's the freeware, Open Source, and rich web services that I mentioned in my personal blog last week: Bazaar: Distributed Version Control Software, Weather Channel Weather Layers for Google Maps, Publish With Blogger Using Your Own Web Host, Cyberduck 2.8.2 ftp/sftp Mac Client, Wik.is: Free Wiki Service from the Creators of Deki Wiki, and Time Magazine: 50 Best Websites 2007.

Free Music Software.org

By David Battino
January 12, 2008

Here's an intriguing new site: FreeMusicSoftware.org compiles links to free samples, VST plug-ins, and, yes, music software. Apparently the work of a blogger named Crispin, it has a personal feel you don't get at more extensive sites like Don't Crack, with mini-reviews of the programs and even some tutorials. The list of free samples is one of the most extensive...


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