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Title: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: Floydoid on April 10, 2008, 09:18:58 AM
This looks like it could be very useful, so grab it while you can... only available until 8.00am tomorrow.

http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/data-recovery-wizard-professional/
Title: Re: Free Data Recovery Wizard
Post by: UncleUB on April 10, 2008, 09:22:01 AM
That site Floydy is flagging up red in the McAfee site advisor,it could contain spyware,adware etc.
Title: Re: Free Data Recovery Wizard
Post by: guest on April 10, 2008, 09:59:33 AM
McAfee is full of it :) I've used that site for years without problems.
Title: Re: Free Data Recovery Wizard
Post by: Floydoid on April 10, 2008, 10:04:43 AM
Yeah MacAfee doesn't like GAOTD for some reason.
Title: Re: Free Data Recovery Wizard
Post by: setecio on April 10, 2008, 01:51:09 PM
What about these ?

http://www.recuva.com/

http://www.officerecovery.com/freeundelete/

http://www.pcinspector.de/Sites/file_recovery/info.htm?language=1

http://www.x-ways.net/winhex/
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: oldfogy on April 13, 2008, 04:04:14 PM
Ah, you beat me to it.  >:D

http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/

I just came across a conversation on another forum talking about this web-site and there was/is only good comments and reports of it.

Just as a point of interest, it seems that the "Giveaway" programs are all FULL programs unless tagged as "Demo" in it's title bar. (possibly when installed "I don't know")

The main debate is whether you would be able to store the program for latter use or have to install before the giveaway expiry date and time, there are mixed views on this.

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Floydoid:
Any chance of you altering your topic heading to say something like:

Free Giveaway of the Day Software

At least that way if people are not particularly interested "Data Recovery Software" they may be more inclined not to skip past your initial post.
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: Floydoid on April 13, 2008, 04:49:04 PM
Done it OF... I think a lot of the stuff that's given away is the latest beta versions, so the developers can check all the comments from those who've tried it... I tend to wait till late afternoon or evening to see what the general feedback is like before I try anything.
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: oldfogy on April 13, 2008, 04:56:01 PM
Mmm, I never thought about it being Beta ware, which I try and avoid if possible.

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Some software I am interesting to locate is for CCTV recording, which will also display the date and time.
Free preferably, or maybe a torrent .

I think I read in another thread that Soms did some CCTV recordings so maybe he will drop in here, or start another thread in the "Software" section with programs that can be recommend.
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: guest on April 13, 2008, 05:02:27 PM
Most CCTV s/w really depends on what you are using for capture and it simply won't work on other hardware. That is is you're talking about multi-camera setups.

In my experience you'll struggle to find CCTV s/w which doesn't datestamp the video.
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: oldfogy on April 13, 2008, 05:06:28 PM
I don't want to hijack or take this thread off course, so I will start a new thread.
Thanks.

This is the link to the other thread.

http://forum.kitz.co.uk/index.php?topic=1861.new#new
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: Floydoid on April 13, 2008, 05:17:27 PM
The only problem is, you have to install the software from there on the day it is given away.  For example I had Aimersoft DVD ripper from there, which was excellent, but then my hard drive gave up the ghost, and I haven't seen it on there since - I try to remember to visit every day.  Of course I've not found a suitable Freeware ripper either... unless anyone knows different of course.

Maybe one day I'll bite the bullet and pay the $35 for it.
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: oldfogy on April 13, 2008, 05:23:29 PM
Which ripper are you looking for, Audio, Video or Zip/RAR etc?
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: Floydoid on April 13, 2008, 05:34:33 PM
Something that will rip VOB files to AVI or WMV.
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: oldfogy on April 13, 2008, 05:51:19 PM
The main program I use is called "AutoGK" (Auto GordianKnot)

Main site http://www.autogk.me.uk
DL v2.45 stable http://www.autogk.me.uk/index.php?name=Downloads&d_op=viewdownload&cid=1

Very simple and easy to use, obviously you will need to select your preferred output folder and PAL or NTSC settings, which you can always change again at a later date if you wanted to say for arguments sake convert a movie to send to the States (USA or Canada).

Possibly not the one of the quickest but very good and reliable.

1. Just select the "FIRST" Vob (or IFO) file (for me the IFO never seems to work, so I chose the VOB option).
2. Select the output folder and name the saved file.

3. Select the size of the file to be created.
3a Predefined, (1 CD = ) (2 CDs = Splits the file into 2 files )
3b Custom, Select 1401, this will create a file larger than 1400MB and keep the best quality, usually around 1.4GB.

4. Select, Add Job.
5. Click Start.

As simple as that.

Go away and have a rest for 2 - 3 hours, but this time obviously depends on your PC spec.

Next  :lol:

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edit:
Item numbers added and altered.
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: Floydoid on April 14, 2008, 09:16:06 AM
A-one video converter today... looks like it could be useful:

http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/a-one-video-converter/
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: guest on April 14, 2008, 09:39:26 AM
http://labs.divx.com/LatestWinDrDivX

Open source version of the proprietary DrDivX app.
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: setecio on April 14, 2008, 10:39:56 AM
HOw about http://www.dvdflick.net/ ?
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: oldfogy on April 14, 2008, 12:53:58 PM
A little confusing part of their statement says:
"Easily convert your MOV files to AVI, WMV and MPEG. Free to try!  "

But also make sure you check-out any comments.
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: Floydoid on April 14, 2008, 01:03:08 PM
HOw about http://www.dvdflick.net/ ?

That would appear to be a DVD creation tool, not a ripper.
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: oldfogy on April 14, 2008, 01:27:49 PM
Something that will rip VOB files to AVI or WMV.
Floydoid
Did you try "AutoGK"
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: Floydoid on April 14, 2008, 01:37:53 PM
Not yet.
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: Floydoid on April 17, 2008, 01:02:59 PM
Today's offering is Aplus DVD ripper... which on early testing seems to work well... so well worth grabbing if you're looking for something like this. :)
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: Floydoid on April 21, 2008, 09:37:41 AM
Plato DVD converter today: http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/plato-3gp-package/

It's like buses, you wait ages for a DVD ripper, then several come at once.
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: guest on April 21, 2008, 10:55:34 AM
APlus didn't work here - wouldn't register correctly which going by the comments seems to have something to do with Firefox being installed. Probably a lucky escape if someone bought that heavily into .net :lol:
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: Floydoid on April 21, 2008, 11:01:34 AM
That's not unusual for GAOTD stuff... btw, I'm now trying Super ©. :)
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: guest on April 21, 2008, 11:09:06 AM
It wasn't the link back to GAOTD (when you install) which didn't work, it was that the username/serial number simply wouldn't "stick". I had to enter it every time the program started to get it to work and that is apparently "caused" by Firefox being installed. Sounds like nonsense to me but you can't complain about free s/w not working now can you? :)
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: Floydoid on April 21, 2008, 12:47:43 PM
Well if the problem does involve firefox (though I can't imagine how or why), then:

1) it's a pretty crappy design
2) you are going to pee off quite a sizeable chunk of the online population
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: oldfogy on April 21, 2008, 12:49:18 PM
... but you can't complain about free s/w not working now can you? :)

Yes of course you can, or at least by leaving them a comment as to what was wrong.

I believe the motive behind giving away these software packages is to be able to receive customer feedback and experiences.


... btw, I'm now trying Super ©. :)

But did you try AutoGK yet ?


Warning - while you were typing a new reply has been posted. You may wish to review your post.
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: Floydoid on April 21, 2008, 12:52:19 PM
I did give AutoGK a look... found it a bit confusing.  Super © seems better.

http://www.erightsoft.com/SUPER.html

(the download link is buried at the bottom of the page)
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: guest on April 21, 2008, 01:32:35 PM
Yes of course you can, or at least by leaving them a comment as to what was wrong.

I believe the motive behind giving away these software packages is to be able to receive customer feedback and experiences.

Well a quick search yields enough results that were it my s/w then I'd know about it, and would have done for a while now :D
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: oldfogy on April 21, 2008, 01:37:47 PM

I did give AutoGK a look... found it a bit confusing.  Super © seems better.

http://www.erightsoft.com/SUPER.html
Mr Chris also recommended Super some time back so I tried it then, but unless I find that post/thread I can't remember what my comments were, except I did not like it.
http://forum.kitz.co.uk/index.php?topic=368.msg11275#msg11275

The one thing "I just remembered" about AutoGK is "the first time you use it", look on your Taskbar for
 (I think it was) VobSub and select run/OK.

Other than that For AutoGK:
1. Select the first movie Vob
2. Select storage folder.
3. Select Convert.
That's it.

Warning - while you were typing a new reply has been posted. You may wish to review your post.
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: Floydoid on April 25, 2008, 10:38:07 AM
This looks like it could be a good diagnostic tool to try:

http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/returnil-virtual-system-premium-edition/

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The Returnil Virtual System Premium Edition is a powerful virtualization technology that completely mirrors your actual computer setup and it can create a virtual storage disk within your PC where you can save documents, data, and files while using the System Protection feature.

Returnil virtualization technology clones a computerís System Partition and boots the PC into this system rather than native Windows, allowing you run your applications in a completely isolated environment. Hence the session and all activity, malicious or otherwise, will happen in the virtual environment, not in the real PC environment. If the PC is attacked or gets infected, all you need to do is to simply reboot the PC to erase all changes. After reboot, the system will be restored to its original state, as if nothing ever happened. All of this without sacrificing computer performance or usability while helping to reduce technical support intervention and the need for routine maintenance.
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: guest on April 25, 2008, 01:32:54 PM
Interesting. I think I'll give this one a try.
/me rummages for old machine to turn into honeypot
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: mr_chris on April 25, 2008, 03:12:37 PM
I've tried it, briefly... and uninstalled it. Worth mentioning your subscription will run out after a year, and you have to install it TODAY for the installer to work. I am going to check if my 'workaround' works tomorrow ;)
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: Floydoid on April 25, 2008, 03:37:27 PM
I am going to check if my 'workaround' works tomorrow ;)

That sounds interesting... care to elaborate?
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: mr_chris on April 25, 2008, 03:38:16 PM
Hmm.. no point unless it works tomorrow! Basically I think I found a way of making the installer run if the date isn't today. But like I say, no point if it doesn't let me install ti tomorrow!
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: Floydoid on April 25, 2008, 05:28:07 PM
Keep us posted... stuff like that is handy to know (if it works).
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: guest on April 25, 2008, 05:59:32 PM
Can we make this thread a sticky please?

That is always assuming Floydoid is willing to continue giving us the heads-up when something interesting is there?
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: mr_chris on April 25, 2008, 06:01:20 PM
I was just thinking that before, rizla :)

Consider it done
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: guest on April 25, 2008, 06:06:02 PM
Ta :)
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: Floydoid on April 25, 2008, 08:06:55 PM
Yeah I do check GAOTD every day, and am more than willing to give you all the nod. :)
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: Floydoid on April 30, 2008, 10:33:20 AM
Today's offering might be useful for the geeky types. :)

http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/text-conversion-software-pro/

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This software is great text conversion software. It allows to easily convert from text to hex, hex to text, binary to text, text to binary, and ascii to text or text to ascii, urlencoding/decoding and base64, octal to text and more!

Plus you can select a number of files to process automatically in batch (batch text conversion), and specify a default filename extension, or simply input some text into a text box and convert that way.
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: Achilles Last Stand on April 30, 2008, 02:11:56 PM
Today's offering might be useful for the geeky types. :)

http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/text-conversion-software-pro/

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This software is great text conversion software. It allows to easily convert from text to hex, hex to text, binary to text, text to binary, and ascii to text or text to ascii, urlencoding/decoding and base64, octal to text and more!

Plus you can select a number of files to process automatically in batch (batch text conversion), and specify a default filename extension, or simply input some text into a text box and convert that way.

Yes I thought that looked useful - as long as I remember when I get home  ???


Edit - had another look - far too many disapproving thumbs for my liking - I'm giving it a miss  :police:
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: Floydoid on May 01, 2008, 05:24:38 AM
Steph there seems to be a crowd on GAOTD who vote software down whatever it is.... in my experience if something gets more than 50% then it's probably worth trying... not that I take much notice of the ratings.

[edit]
I see what you mean on this one... 27% is not good
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: kitz on May 01, 2008, 08:40:14 AM
I nabbed a copy of it - thanks Floydy :)

I certainly wouldnt pay $50 for it - and agree with the comments about it being described as an encryption program..  but the conversion tool for text to hex etc and back again could be very useful and thats why I downloaded it.

I think comment number 7 kinda summed it up for me.
The average user would never ever probably find a use for it (aside from perhaps generating a wireless key).
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: Floydoid on May 01, 2008, 10:29:59 AM
Kitz, I somehow thought that might be up your alley (as they say).
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: Floydoid on May 01, 2008, 05:25:30 PM
Sorry I'm a bit late with today's offering - GAOTD was down earlier... again this is one for the geeky types to tinker with.

http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/coding-ftp/

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CodingFTP does is very simple: Help you to perform FTP operations automatically and flexibly. Drag & drop is a useful function, but itís really tedious if you need to do this hundreds of times a day. With Coding FTP, you can easily repeat all the operations you want, e.g. upload/download files, change file dates, change file permissions, delete file/folders, etc. And you can easily do all this by creating a simple script. Then, all you need to do is a simple button click.

Maybe you donít want to click a button? No problem! You can use any scheduler, e.g. Windows Task Scheduler, to automate the script. Now, you can focus on your work and let Coding FTP upload/download/delete files for you automatically.

Besides, Coding FTP also has an easy and powerful script languages, you can easily control the script to do what you wanted.
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: kitz on May 01, 2008, 08:05:14 PM
ooh thanks floydy - Although I haven't had chance to look at it properly yet (going out in a mo)  Ive downloaded it because Im sure it would be ideal for some of the site stuff- looks interesting :)
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: setecio on May 02, 2008, 04:48:36 PM
I think I found a way of making the installer run if the date isn't today.

Have you ? ....does it involve installing it in a Delorean @ 88mph
Title: Giveaway of the Day - Premium Booster 2.8
Post by: oldfogy on May 03, 2008, 06:27:22 PM
Giveaway of the Day - Premium Booster 2.8 (4.2MB)
08:00 03.05.2008,

Premium Booster is a powerful optimization toolkit with a set of unique features.
It will scan your PC for problems and repair found issues which may be hindering your Windows performance.

Premium Booster will cure your Windows by detecting errors causing misfunctioning of your programs and eliminating them. In just few mouse clicks you will get a rejuvinated Windows as the program will quickly repair all found issues and optimize your system settings.

The program is easy to use and doesnít require any specific skills to achieve good results.
http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/premium-booster-28/

Comments: (Some good ones) & (Some bad ones)
http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/premium-booster-28/#comments

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Edit:
One word of warning and that is if you hit the "Web update" button it then downloads and installs a newer version, so even if you carefully copied the licence key (for future use) it does not recognise that license key in the newer version and reverts back to a 21 day trial program with limited capabilities.

Well I just tried it and it doesn't seem to of had any detrimental effects on my PC.
I also activated "well just about everything" BB/ADSL booster etc, (actually there is quite a lot of possible quick-fix items)

It did a good job with cleaning and defraging the registry, as I recognised quite a few items that I know related to files that I had previously removed.

But obviously only time will tell.

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Edit
Uninstalled the now new 21 day trial version and re-installed from the original DL without any problems.
Although this time I have also not selected the auto-update feature, just in case.
Title: Free Giveaway of the Day Software:- Ultimate Unit Converter
Post by: oldfogy on May 04, 2008, 06:30:51 PM
Free Giveaway of the Day Software:- Ultimate Unit Converter ( 2.03 MB )

The Ultimate Unit Converter - convert lbs to kg, celcius to farenheit, deg to rad, mb to gb, kilometers to miles, gallons to litres, watts to btu, days to months, barrels to bushels, mole to kilomole, metric conversion, imperial conversion, plus much more! This unit conversion makes it easy to convert anything to pretty much anything else!

Convert imperial units, metric units, miles to kilometers, plus much more! A great resource for weights, measures, calculators, conversions, metrics, regular geometry for school or the work place, engineering applications, mathematical applications plus much much more! Using this software, you can easily convert between the following units:

Convert between acceleration units (i.e., cm/s, free fall,miles/hour, etc)
Convert between angular units (degrees, radians, revolutions, seconds, sextants)
Convert areas (i.e., square kilometers/miles/yards/etc)
Figure out different computer units/space/storage requirements (i.e., bits/bytes/mb/gb/CDís)
Convert between different bases (powers of 2, regular base, hex and octal)
Figure out density of different objects (kg/m, lbs/inch, etc)
Figure out energy units (kW, joules, calories, etc)
Fuel consumption (i.e., km/liter, km/gallon)
Figure out distances, Canadian distances, US distances, UK distances and more!
Many other unit conversions are also available such as between power, time conversion, pressure conversion, velocity, volume, weights, and concentrations!

Download from:-
http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/ultimate-unit-converter/

Comments:-
http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/ultimate-unit-converter/#comments
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: Floydoid on May 08, 2008, 09:13:27 AM
Today's offering of Multiset 5.6 looks very useful.

http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/multiset-56/

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Want to create a WindowsXP installation disk that will automatically install the OS Windows without asking questions about username, product key, time and locale settings? At the same time your favorite applications are automatically installed, the necessary keys are entered into the registry, drivers are updated, new patches (service packs) from Microsoft are installed. Itís possible and you can do it easily with Almeza MultiSet!

Almeza MultiSet will automatically install all the applications you require, either onto your original computer or onto a new one. Itís an ideal solution for rebuilding your systems quickly!

Besides, Almeza MultiSet can create bootable CDs/DVDs. Such disks can be used as a rescue means after a system crash. To completely restore the system, you will only have to insert such a disk into the CD/DVD drive.
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: Floydoid on May 17, 2008, 03:10:57 PM
Today's giveaway looks very useful for the photographers amongst us, and so far it's rated very highly:

http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/image-mender/

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Image Mender - the program allows you to remove any lines or blemishes on your images and it also helps you to remove larger marks, logos or any other undesirable elements. Image Mender is easy to use.

The clear and user-friendly interface of the program enables you to work. You just need to highlight the part of the image you would like to correct, and then Image Mender will do the rest. After editing, you can save it in the desired format.
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: oldfogy on May 17, 2008, 04:24:56 PM
Certainly sounds like it could be a useful app,


 and so far it's rated very highly:


But, take a look at comment number 79.
It appears (if true) that comments may be being removed if they don't fall into the correct ethos of what they want us to read.

"Just of to install it now and give it a try" (I'll be back)

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edit
Installed and ran okay.
I chose to blend/fill in the centre part of a CD cover, the results were pretty good but a bit slow, so a lot of patience is needed.
The second attempt was just to remove a "small" amount of text from a DVD cover, this did it in the blink of an eye.

So, I think I will keep it, although how often it will get used is obviously too early to say, but well worth trying for yourself.

Tip:
There is NO obvious way to revert/undo any changes, but by closing just the picture with the small black X (underneath the main red X) this will in effect create a undo last action.
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: Floydoid on May 21, 2008, 09:46:42 AM
Today's offer of Button Shop 3 looks like something fun to try if you've got nothing better to do.

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Presentation is everything, enhance your website with elegant buttons created with Button Shop! Easily create Vista and XP themed buttons, Mac and Aqua style buttons, colorful and shining web buttons, mirror reflection buttons, animated buttons and more! Choose between over 200 professional button designs, or make your own button design. You can fully customize the buttons by adding cool effects such as pulse animated button, gradient color, shadow

http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/button-shop-3/
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: scottiesmum on May 21, 2008, 10:12:09 AM
I'll put it my button box Floydy  ....  cheers !!  :)
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: Floydoid on May 24, 2008, 10:13:16 AM
Another one today for fiddling about with when you've got nothing better to do.

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ArtStudio will help you to animate your photos or any other images and make beatifull screensavers. Any real-world photo can be brought to live with animated water or clouds, any weather can be drawn with rain and snow filters, any time of day can be applied with day/night changing filter.

ArtStudio uses hardware acceleration for filters rendering, that gives amazing perfomace boost.

http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/artstudio/
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: scottiesmum on May 24, 2008, 10:47:03 AM
I  downloaded this one early this morning, but   I got a message that my system does not support pixel shaders.   :(
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: Floydoid on May 24, 2008, 11:27:34 AM
Kate that error message would suggest that you need to upgrade your graphics card to one that has the pixel shader stuff - I think that most modern ones too... not that I'm suggesting you're old fashioned, you understand.
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: scottiesmum on May 24, 2008, 05:03:47 PM
Upgrade  my graphics card   :swoon:    does that mean messing with the innards  !! :lol:     I'll have to have a word with "my computer lady"   .....  I quaite laike being old fashioned  :D  I take it I can keep the programme installed and once I have these "shady pixels" it will work ??    :'(
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: Floydoid on May 24, 2008, 05:17:50 PM
Upgrade  my graphics card   :swoon:    does that mean messing with the innards  !! :lol:

Yep.   

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I take it I can keep the programme installed and once I have these "shady pixels" it will work ??    :'(

Yep.
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: scottiesmum on May 24, 2008, 05:21:12 PM
merci !
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: Floydoid on May 24, 2008, 05:35:03 PM
I don't know what hardware prices are like over there, but I would be looking at around 30-50 quid to replace the graphics card.
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: mr_chris on May 25, 2008, 01:28:50 AM
If you are going to buy one... make sure your PC has a slot for it. A lot of especially budget PCs have the graphics built onto the motherboard, and annoyingly no upgrade slot for them.

If you don't have an AGP or a PCI Express slot, a normal PCI graphics card won't really be of much benefit to you, and would IMO be a bit of a waste of money.

AGP and PCI Express are both types of graphics card slot (technically PCI Express can be used for other things)
Normal PCI is generally too slow for any useful modern graphics processing.

If nothing else on your PC seems sluggish or broken, I would be tempted to leave it. It's usually games that require decent graphics, and from what I saw of that software, yeah it looks ok, but it would have to be worth the cost of the upgrade to you, if you know what I mean.
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: scottiesmum on May 25, 2008, 07:56:57 AM
Thanks Floydy  .......

 and ........Thank you Chris  ....    I am leaving well alone ...  I bought my set up from a local specialist here, she built it to my requirements, but it is now; I suppose;  ancient at 3 years old  ::)  I agree with you that it rather negates the offer of a free programme to have to fork out for a new graphics card  which  I'm not sure I'd need for anything else.     My  'masculine' gene must have taken over on this occasion     :D   now had been a pair of shoes !!!!!!!!!! :lol:
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: UncleUB on May 25, 2008, 08:51:11 AM
Women.........and their shoes. :no:
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: tuftedduck on May 25, 2008, 10:02:45 AM
If it's not their shoes,, unkyUb, it's their handbags and if it's not that it's a new house  :o :D

( I speak from personal experience  :'( )
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: scottiesmum on May 25, 2008, 10:58:23 AM
TD   ;D ;D    I can assure you with me it's just  shoes,  and errrrmmmmmmmmmmm!!    handbags   oh yes and errrrrmmmmmmmmm  !gadgets   :lol:  but I LOVE our house !   :)
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: UncleUB on May 25, 2008, 11:05:42 AM
sacre bleu mon ami  :D

Edit,pity Harvey Nicks don't have a GAOTD.  :D
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: Floydoid on May 26, 2008, 09:59:31 AM
Wondershare Photo Story looks like a nice alternative to Windows Photo Story:

http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/wondershare-photo-story-2/

It is rated quite highly by GAOTD's resident reviewer:

http://www.bladedthoth.com/reviews/15mrs/wondershare-photo-story-v2-5-5-quick/
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: Floydoid on May 30, 2008, 10:04:25 AM
A DVD ripper to try today:

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Xilisoft DVD Ripper Ultimate, powerful and easy-to-use DVD ripping software, can rip DVD to almost all video and audio formats, such as AVI, MPEG, WMV, DivX, MP4, H.264, RM, MOV, M4V, XviD, 3GP, MP3, WMA, WAV, RA, M4A, AAC, AC3, OGG, etc. Xilisoft DVD Ripper Ultimate helps you to rip DVD to videos and audios for various portable media players as iPod, iPhone, PSP, Apple TV, Mobile Phone etc.

Besides, the editing functions let you clip DVD movie segments, crop video size, edit video vision effects, adjust subtitles, and add a video watermark. More features that you will experience:

    * Split and merge: Splitting one source file into several or merging several source files into one video file;
    * Set several output formats for one source file;
    * Batch processing;
    * Advanced audio and video settings;
    * Retrieve DVD information online;
    * Customized userís profiles;

http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/xilisoft-dvd-ripper-ultimate/
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: Floydoid on June 07, 2008, 10:46:05 AM
No software GAOTD today, but this game looks like fun, especially for the gardeners:

http://game.giveawayoftheday.com/bloom/

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Rose is red, violets are blue. Miraculous flowers are real beauty but they need your care.

Connect the pipes and water the plants to never make them feel thirsty! Visit a unique store: Earn the coins while playing and spend them on nice ornamentings for your home, the yard and the lawn.

Share your love with flowers to make them bloom!
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: Floydoid on June 10, 2008, 09:27:12 AM
Today's offering could be useful to try for anyone running a LAN:

http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/valix-netsearch/

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NetSearch is a effective tool for searching files in local area network. If you have a local area network, NetSearch will allow you to perform lightning fast searches on every computer in the network that has the application installed.

NetSearch has two search modes, simple and advanced. Advanced search allows you to filter search results through a number of different criteria including file size, date of creation, or date of modification. Best of all, NetSearchís search algorithm is much, much faster than the standard Windows search. In just in a few seconds you can find the exact file you need on any computer in your LAN.

Features:
-Ultra-fast search.
-Only consumes a small resource load on the network.
-Search results appear immediately (rather than at the end of the search process).
-Export search results to HTML format.
-Sort search results by name, path, size, type, date of creation, or date of modification.
-Support for up to 128 computers.
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: Floydoid on June 12, 2008, 10:13:18 AM
A CD/DVD burner to try today:

http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/romeo-burner-232/

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Romeo Burner combines the simplicity of standard CD-recording software provided with your computer and all features of professional software for recording, ripping, mastering and editing CD, DVD, Blu-Ray and HD-DVD discs.

Unlike ordinary CD burning programs, Romeo Burner perfectly integrated with Windows. Any operation can be done with few mouse clicks without running heavy wizards and programs.

BTW is anyone still finding it useful having me report the more useful and interesting GAOTD offers, as I don't seem to be getting as much feedback. :(
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: UncleUB on June 12, 2008, 10:15:26 AM
Well I always have a look Floydy.  ;)
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: Yorkie on June 12, 2008, 10:34:54 AM
I downloaded the bloom game and wasted a hour of my life, if thats what you mean. ;D
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: Floydoid on June 12, 2008, 10:54:52 AM
Only an hour?
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: oldfogy on June 12, 2008, 12:14:03 PM
Well I always have a look Floydy.  ;)

Me too.

Your input is much appreciated as I sometimes forget to go and check the site itself.
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: Floydoid on June 12, 2008, 01:13:00 PM
That's nice to know :)
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: scottiesmum on June 12, 2008, 01:47:12 PM
I have GAOTD on my opening Tabs every day so I look automatically ......but sometimes I look too early (not allowing for the time zone difference ::) ) so your 'reminder' is sometimes helpful  :)
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: Floydoid on June 14, 2008, 10:41:52 AM
Today we have a digital media converter to play with:

http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/daniusoft-digital-media-converter/

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Daniusoft Digital Media Converter is a powerful media converter that supports both DRM media and normal media. It helps you convert DRM media: WMA, WMV, ASF and other video/audio: WMA, M4A, AAC, AC3, WAV, MP3, WMV, ASF to MP3, WAV, AAC, MP4, AVI, FLV, 3GP, etc. With this all-in-one media converter, you can easily remove DRM and convert popular video/audio to many players such as iPod, PSP, Zune, Creative Zen, Archos, Mobile Phone, etc.

Features:
1. Remove DRM such as DRM WMA, WMV, M4A, so that you can convert DRM protected music without any restrictions.
2. Convert video to AVI, MPEG4 (iPod, iPhone, Apple TV), MP4 (Archos), WMV (Zune, Creative Zen), MOV (QuickTime), RMVB (RealPlayer), ASF, FLV (Youtube), 3gp 3gpp (Mobile Phone), VOB, MPG, MPEG, etc.
3. Support convert popular music files: WMA, M4A, AAC, AC3, WAV, MP3;
4. Extract audio from video to MP3, M4A, AC3, AAC, WMA, WAV, OGG, APE;
5. Optimized DRM conversion engine, fast and efficient;
6. Support batch mode which can convert multiple files all at once;
7. Easy-to-use and self-explaining user interface.
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: Aixcheer on June 14, 2008, 10:18:00 PM
Aha, a great product,  I have found it for a long time, I just got and install it. Then I found a guide abou how to use it, I would like to share it, click here to read the tutorial (http://www.topsevenreviews.com/how-to-convert-drm-protected-music-movies.html)
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: scottiesmum on June 16, 2008, 10:50:52 AM
Today's offer looks very interesting and the feedback comments are on the whole very positive   ...  it also mention Linux users  !!!  (Eric it's for you hoo! -  perhaps ??   ;D  )

http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/macrium-reflect/#comments


  there is also a tutorial available ....

http://www.tucows.com/article/2092

I'd be interested to know what others think  ....  I've downloaded/installed  it ..   in anticipation of positive replies on here !!  ;)
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: roseway on June 16, 2008, 02:07:59 PM
Thanks for the thought Kate, but it doesn't appear to come in a Linux form. It's a Windows program which can also backup files on Linux file systems. :)
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: scottiesmum on June 16, 2008, 02:48:25 PM
Ooooooooops   ... just shows how much I know  ::) ::) :)
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: roseway on June 16, 2008, 03:36:30 PM
Shall we put it down to a blonde moment :lol:
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: UncleUB on June 16, 2008, 03:57:00 PM
Shall we put it down to a blonde moment :lol:


She's trying Eric  :D
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: scottiesmum on June 16, 2008, 04:07:15 PM
Shall we put it down to a blonde moment :lol:


She's trying Eric  :D

More an auburn moment Eric, and  I have been described as trying Unc !!! :lol: :lol:   time for another flutter I think  :lol:   (https://forum.kitz.co.uk/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.villagephotos.com%2Fp%2F2005-5%2F1013475%2Fflutter.gif&hash=655977092c8896b25a151d722a3a3c05)
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: roseway on June 16, 2008, 04:34:22 PM
Now you're cheating. I haven't got eyelashes to flutter. ::)
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: kitz on June 20, 2008, 05:39:49 PM
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Is anyone still finding it useful having me report the more useful and interesting GAOTD offers, as I don't seem to be getting as much feedback.

Yes please do continue floydy..   I always have a look see whats available..  guess I only respond though if something takes my liking and I actually download it.

What I may find useful someone else may not... and vice versa..  but its always handy to see your posts so I can grab anything.. otherwise I would surely miss it as I dont visit the site direct.
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: Floydoid on June 20, 2008, 07:02:12 PM
I am still monitoring GAOTD every day for you all, but there's not been much to shout about lately.
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: dave.m on June 20, 2008, 07:11:45 PM
I am still monitoring GAOTD every day for you all, but there's not been much to shout about lately.
Mike,
Keep up the good work.
I have it bookmarked but occasionally forget to have a look until I spot your post. As you say, not a lot lately that was of any use to me but everyone's needs are different.
I had Aqua Pearls that the Manager spent hours on but the computer that it was on went kaput. I salvaged the hard drive but if I install it as a slave on this PC I understand that the programs will not work. Must get round to trying it and see, but I need to get a converter from IDE to SATA.

Thanks again Floydy.
dave
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: Floydoid on June 21, 2008, 10:19:50 AM
On the main GAOTD site there's another one of those 'why would I need one of those' type programs - a font manager, but today's freebie game looks like it might be fun to try if you're into that sort of thing:

http://game.giveawayoftheday.com/gunsnjets-gold/

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Jetsín'Guns GOLD is a heavy piece of ground shaking rock blasting action with graphics and special effects that will blow you eyes out!

Enjoy yourself in almost-insane action adventure of saving the universe from the deadly threat of more than 270 unique monsters in the campaign of 43 levels.

Stand as one-against-many armed with tons of different weapons of a devastating armament fitted into one of the awesome spaceships.
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: Floydoid on June 23, 2008, 09:57:48 AM
Advanced Audio Recorder is today's useful looking offering:

http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/advanced-audio-recorder/

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Advanced Audio Recorder can record any sound passing through any line of your sound card. For example, you can record sound being played back by an external program, sound from a microphone, an external LP, cassette, CD/DVD player, AM/FM/Satellite radio, etc.

Advanced Audio Recorder is an ideal solution for audio recording, editing and mastering. The program contains everything you need to create great sounding recordings and audio CDs, including professional tools for recording, analysis and editing. The user interface was designed with speed, accuracy and ease of use in mind.

Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: scottiesmum on June 23, 2008, 01:17:37 PM
I downloaded this programme and have just recorded the latest I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue  from the Listen Again facility on BBC  ...  it's recorded as clear as a bell  .....it was only an experiment, but now I'm sure I'll find this useful ... :)

(Edit)  ....I've now been able to transfer the MP3 file onto a CD-RW (via Nero) and can now listen to  the CD on the DVD player .....  I'm quite pleased  ..as well as surprised !!!! :lol:   ...I have one question (to start with !)  on the CD-RW it says  700 MB  80 Mins .....  the recording I've transferred to it is 26.2 MB and 28 minutes long   ...SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!  am I going to be able to put 700 MB's on it ie.... roughly 30 of the same size tracks   OR  80 mins, ie roughly 3 same length tracks  ... ?   I've even confused myself  there :'(      I hope someone does know what I mean and can help ...thank you  (sorry if I've hi jacked this thread....  BUT the free GOTD is worth a look at !!)  :)
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: Floydoid on June 23, 2008, 01:34:08 PM
Ah yes, the next repeat episode is on R4 tonite at 6.30.
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: jazz on June 23, 2008, 04:49:05 PM
Thanks for passing this on to us Floydoid.  It looks quite useful.  I've downloaded it and will try it out on one or two things over the next few days.

@scottiesmum - I assume the minmal MB usage on your recording is because of the compression of the audio (ie you haven't got the full range and richness of the sound so it doesn't use up as much space - MP3 reduces the sound quality quite considerably but you just don't notice it on "beat-type" music).  The CD capacity is measure in MB not in time - time is there only as a guide (like saying a photo is about 1MB but it actually depends on the photo content and the megapixels the camera uses).  You should therefore be able to get quite a lot on a CD by the sound of it!
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: Floydoid on June 23, 2008, 04:56:52 PM
Kate, the 80 mins thing is only relevant when talking about regular (uncompressed) audio CD's - not when storing compressed audio formats such as MP3.

At about 1 MB per minute of music for mp3, a single CD can hold about 700 minutes (or just over 11 hrs) of music in MP3 format.
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: scottiesmum on June 23, 2008, 06:40:49 PM
Now I may be having a brunette moment here  ....  but does the same time ratio apply to the spoken word  ::) ::) ::)   (don't laugh)   .... :blush: :blush: I have a feeling this us one of those questions that will go into the annals of 'stupid questions'   ;D

Many thanks to you Floydy and Jazz  for the replies.     
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: Floydoid on June 23, 2008, 07:00:51 PM
the recording I've transferred to it is 26.2 MB and 28 minutes long 

Kate you've answered your own question there.
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: scottiesmum on June 23, 2008, 08:56:03 PM
Of course I have     :-X :-\ :-X    :lol:     ::)   thanks  .....
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: oldfogy on June 23, 2008, 10:41:09 PM

1. .... but does the same time ratio apply to the spoken word

2. ... I have a feeling this us one of those questions that will go into the annals of 'stupid questions' 

1. If by the "spoken word" you mean, what you hear when it's being played then the answer is "no, not necessarily"
A "normal" Audio CD will hold 70/80 or 90 minutes of audio/music (depending on the size of disc being used) the actual size of the file/s (MB) is not taken into consideration and is therefore irrelevant.
This type of disc is burnt as a Audio Disc" that you would play in any standard/normal CD player.

However, a "Data Disc" is the opposite, and it's the total amount of MB's that is counted and not the length of the track/s.
Although a Data disc can be used to store MP3 files, a MP3 player or computer is needed to select and replay the files and not a ordinary CD player.
(All and any file that you see in the likes of My Computer/Explorer and copied directly to a CD or DVD are classed as "Data" files)

IE:
Audio Disc =  20 off 6MB MP3/Wav files of 4 minutes = 80 minutes
Data Disc = 175 off 6MB MP3/Wav files of 4 minutes = 696 MB (approx)
(Data files consist of any type of file including Word, Excel not just MP3/Wav files)

2. No more so than many other question that seem hard to grasp.

Warning - while you were typing a new reply has been posted. You may wish to review your post.
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: Floydoid on June 24, 2008, 09:03:45 AM
Today we have Recover Keys:

http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/keys-recover/

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Recover Keys is a simple Windows application designed to safeguard your software activation keys in the event of a system or hard disk crash.

Losing your real keys can be an expensive, time consuming mistake, and losing activation keys isnít any different. In many cases, it can mean purchasing entirely new versions of almost all of your software titles!

Protect yourself! Recover Keys quickly analyzes your system for over 500 different applications and instantly compiles a list of related activation keys. From there, you can save, backup, print, or export (HTML, TXT, CVS) the information as desired.

You can spend money to save time, or you can spend time to save money; Recover Keys can save your time AND your money!
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: kitz on June 24, 2008, 03:51:06 PM
Downloaded - thanks floydy


(https://forum.kitz.co.uk/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.giveawayoftheday.com%2Fticker%2Fticker2.png&hash=eb2499bd198bbf34326336a58e8c23dd)
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: Floydoid on June 25, 2008, 09:50:17 AM
One today for dave.m our resident quiz master: http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/wondershare-quizcreator/

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Wondershare QuizCreator is a robust Flash quizzing and testing tool that helps instructors easily create Flash-based quizzes and tests as online assessments to track and manage learning performance.

More than efficient edting, QuizCreator can integrate a variety of multimedia and interactivity to engage and interact with learners. Owing to the customized player templates, flexible publishing options and advanced results tracking and reporting kit, QuizCreator is ideal to create professional quizzes with little skills and efforts.

Key Features:

    * Add various questions of 9 different types in a quiz;
    * Import graphics, audio and Flash animations into quizzes;
    * Customize quiz player templates in multiple aspects;
    * Publish as SCORM compliant package for LMS (Learning Management System);
    * Track test resluts and view online reporting with QMS.
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: dave.m on June 25, 2008, 01:03:19 PM
Floydy,
Thanks for pointing that one out.
Looked at it and it is not really much use to me in the type of quizzes that I set up.
It would take me longer than the time I spend at present setting up the pub quizzes.
I have a regular supply of about 30 questions every week from a quiz web site which I then filter out the ones that I can use. I must point out that it is a two way thing as I regularly upload sheets of my quizzes too!
The rest of the questions I just spend a little time researching.
Love doing the picture ones especially for the pub as I know the age groups of the 'teams'.
dave
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: dave.m on July 03, 2008, 05:19:06 PM
Video Downloader.
Everyone has got one but this supports lots of different file formats:

VideoGet provides you with the ability to convert each video in most popular formats for more comfortable video playback. VideoGet supports AVI, MPEG1, MPEG2, WMV, FLV, MP4, 3GP, MP3 file formats, so you will be able not only to view it, but also put it into your iPod, mobile phone or any other portable device.

http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/videoget-v30239/

dave
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: scottiesmum on July 03, 2008, 05:31:45 PM
Everyone has got one but this supports lots of different file formats:

I haven't  !   ;D    haven't got an I-pod, (don't want one )   my mobile is just a 'phone   (only for emergencies)    ..... I wouldn't be with my computer, but I'm a Luddite with a lot of  other techy stuff   ::)
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: mr_chris on July 03, 2008, 06:25:39 PM
Now that IS useful

Grabbed and installed. Cheers :D
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: Floydoid on July 03, 2008, 07:37:30 PM
Oops, I forgot to look today.
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: kitz on July 03, 2008, 10:47:11 PM
Installed - Thanks :)
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: dave.m on July 04, 2008, 12:27:33 AM
Everyone has got one but this supports lots of different file formats:

I haven't  !   ;D    haven't got an I-pod, (don't want one )   my mobile is just a 'phone   (only for emergencies)   

K,
You are like me regarding Mobile phones, use mine to send ten texts a week that's all. I send ten barcode numbers each week and every Saturday the postie brings me anenvelope with a nice £10 note in it.

I got the program because I like to download some of the Youtube videos instead of keeping the urls in a list and having to find them and go to the site if I want to show someone a funny vid. It is better than the one I had because with the old one I had to download and the run it again to convert to what format I wanted.

Wouldn't know an Ipod or these other tinny screeching things if I saw one.

dave
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: oldfogy on July 04, 2008, 01:01:29 AM
>> I got the program because I like to download some of the Youtube videos

Google must divulge YouTube log

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7488009.stm
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: dave.m on July 09, 2008, 02:12:06 PM
Power Point Add-on:
http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/ispring-pro-35/

Note! It is an add-on so you must have Powerpoint installed to be able to use it.
dave
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: Floydoid on July 11, 2008, 10:54:39 AM
A nice looking one today: http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/wondershare-flash-slideshow-builder-46/

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Wondershare Flash Slideshow Builder 4.6 is an easy to use yet creative tool to turn pictures into gorgeous flash slideshow with animated templates, transition effects, decorations and background music. Only drag-n-drop and some mouse clicks to create stunning flash slideshow, photo album, flash banner, thumbnail gallery for websites, MySpace, Blog and more.

    * Add up to 400 images and unlimited music audio in one project
    * Add text/image hyperlink for single slide or whole slideshow
    * Support all major image/audio formats
    * Get fun with the built-in image/audio editing tool
    * 40+ flash professional templates
    * Choose from 100+ stunning transition and pan/zoom effects
    * Decorate with Text, Effects, Clip art, Funny Sound
    * Publish as SWF movie, HTML File, Executable file (EXE), Screensaver
    * Quick and helpful online support
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: scottiesmum on July 11, 2008, 11:28:11 AM
I downloaded it earlier this morning Floydy, and it's a very nifty programme .... having lots of fun   ;D  ....I've done slide shows before but had to use Photobox, so it's good to be able to do it on my machine.
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: dave.m on July 11, 2008, 01:21:58 PM
Nice one, Floydy.
Thanks for the Heads up on that.
dave
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: Floydoid on July 12, 2008, 10:31:58 AM
One for the geeky types today - might be Kitz's cup of tea:

http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/aptedit-pro-46/

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AptEdit Pro is a 32-bit, full-featured text, hexadecimal, drive, and html editor. It offers many powerful features to view and edit just about any text or binary file, and itís an excellent source editor for Web page authors, developers, and programmers.

Key features include Spell Checker, Auto-Completion, visual files comparison, terminal edit, binary edit, Checksum/Hash Calculator, full Unicode support, HEX template, edit drives, seamless Web browser, and so on.
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: kitz on July 12, 2008, 09:59:12 PM
Thanks floydy.

Not had chance to look at it properly, but does look as it it may be useful, so downloaded it :)
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: Floydoid on July 12, 2008, 10:00:23 PM
Pleased to be of service ma'am.
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: mr_chris on July 13, 2008, 09:56:10 AM
Damn, missed that one - typical - one that actually looked really worthwhile from the description too :(

Teach me to stay up too late after working Friday night, then sleep all day Saturday and get up just in time to get myself ready for another gig Saturday night!! Rock n Roll ;)

I've always got a niggle in the back of my mind with software from there - I'm not sure if I want to become too reliant on the apps I get from there, because when I end up reformatting my PC at some point, I won't be able to reinstall that software again.

Or maybe that's just sour grapes because I keep missing the decent apps! Please continue to point any good ones out to us Floydy - I keep forgetting about the site and only look when prompted by a post from you in here!!
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: Floydoid on July 13, 2008, 10:37:49 AM
That's the point of this thread Chris... I am in the habit of checking GAOTD every day, and hopefully point out the goodies for you all. :)
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: mr_chris on July 13, 2008, 11:43:18 AM
That's the point of this thread Chris... I am in the habit of checking GAOTD every day, and hopefully point out the goodies for you all. :)

I know, but I was just reminding you that it was appreciated ;)
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: kitz on July 13, 2008, 03:42:42 PM
>> Damn, missed that one - typical - one that actually looked really worthwhile from the description too

You have a pressie, that hopefully should work ;)
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: Floydoid on July 16, 2008, 09:33:05 AM
Another (similar) one for you geeky types today:

http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/gridinsoft-notepad-33/

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Text editor is considered to be the basic instrument for every software developer. Convenient location of panels, menu, and vast tools for working with text, as well as the possibilities of flexible integration with compilers - everything is of great importance. The balance of possibilities, easiness of perception and usability are usually given considerable prominence to.

Do you really need an editor with 100 menu entries and which takes 2 minutes to download? The answer is evident Ė no! That is why GridinSoft has developed a completely unique editor: you can appreciate its convenience and load performance from the very first minutes of working with it. Template patterns, folding, integration with SVN, the possibilities of flexible functionality extension at the expense of the script language based on popular JavaScript!

The list of features is not exhaustive Ė it will take much time to enlist, but in the process of working with GridinSoft Notepad you will open up more and more ways of enhancing your productive capacity! What about a built-in syntactic calculator of expressions, spelling check, or a web-analyzer which can check compliance of your code to a variety of standards of the HTML syntax?

We believe that our editor is worth trying out! Being a team of software developers, we use the GridinSoft Notepad on a permanent basis ourselves. That is why we can easily recommend it to you as well!
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: dave.m on July 17, 2008, 10:52:44 AM
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Wondershare Photo Story Gold is a creative tool to turn your photos into stunning story movie with animated styles and background music.


http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/

Worth a look as Wondershare is pretty good software.

dave
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: scottiesmum on July 27, 2008, 10:39:02 AM
I don't know if anyone is interested in this   ...  but it has a lot of positive comments  ...    I have installed it, and I must admit that  whilst I haven't really understood what goes on 'inside' my machine before,this does shed some light for me  ...     :)

http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/anvir-task-manager-520/
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: kitz on July 27, 2008, 12:32:00 PM
Niiice..

Thanks kate :)
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: Floydoid on August 02, 2008, 10:29:26 AM
One for the security fanatics to try out today: http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/a-squared-anti-malware-35/

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a-squared Anti-Malware keeps your computer free from Trojans, Spyware, Adware, Worms, Keyloggers, Rootkits, Dialers and other malicious programs. There are many anti-virus, anti-spyware and anti-dialer software products but only a few of them can claim to provide effective protection from all types of Malware. The main reason for this is the eternal cat and mouse game played for decades between Malware programmers and the security industry.

Normal security software is limited by the fact that it can only recognize Malware for which the manufacturer has already created a signature - assuming that the manufacture even has a copy of the Malware available for analysis.

Emsi Software has now turned the tables and no longer trails behind the Malware authors. a-squared Anti-Malware does not identify damaging software purely on the basis of signatures, but also looks at how it behaves. This means that you will be protected from the hundreds of new Trojans, Worms, Dialers, Rootkits and Spyware that appear every day.

NB: This download includes full technical support and updates for 1 year.
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: dave.m on August 05, 2008, 12:52:40 PM
Star Burn v 10

StarBurn is a powerful tool for grabbing, burning and mastering CD, DVD, Blu-Ray and HD-DVD media. StarBurn supports all types of optical storage media (including CD-R/RW, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, Dual layer DVD-R & DVD+R, BD-R/RE, HD-DVD-R/RW and DVD-RAM) as well as a wide variety of burning hardware.

StarBurn is easy to learn and to use. In addition to advanced DVD authoring and mastering features StarBurn offers a number of step-by-step wizards for novice users.

$495 but free for today

http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/star-10-burn-2/

dave
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: Floydoid on August 05, 2008, 01:19:41 PM
I did see that one Dave :)
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: Floydoid on August 09, 2008, 12:10:19 PM
This might be one to try for the movie hoarders out there:

http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/all-my-movies-49/

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All My Movies is a personal movie database and intended for those who are tired of managing their movie collection manually or using difficult-to-use software programs. It is an easy-to-use DVD catalog program. You can use it to catalogue your personal collection of DVDs, CDs, VHS tapes, etcÖ You do not need to type all movie details, All My Movies will download all the details from the internet movie database automatically!
Main features:

    * Easy movie details import from the different internet movie databases on different languages. Additional internet movie databases are supported with the plugins for All My Movies
    * Extended cast details. Automatic lookup for actor photos, birthdays, filmography and biography.
    * TV Series support. Auto filling episode title and descriptions.
    * Ability to add DVDs using UPC/EAN barcodes. Just enter (or scan with a special scanner) barcode numbers and All My Movies downloads all the rest of the information automatically. Cheap CueCat barcode scanners are fully supported.
    * Large cover image and movie posters import from internet databases like Amazon.com and DVDEmpire.com
    * Ability to save your collection to mobile devices like PDA or smartphone
    * Supports DACAL DC-300 CD Library II device
    * Ability to play movies directly from the program. Can be used as video playlister
    * Third party plug-ins supported. There are plugins for movie details import from Ant Movie Catalog and MovieTrack software
    * Import DVD catalog from other formats (CSV text format, MS Excel files, AMC files). Easy migrating
    * Clear overview of your video inventory with nice collection statistics
    * Skinnable user interface. You can use standard Windows XP themes as skins
    * Capture stills directly from DVDs or AVI files and add them to the movie database to help you remember the movie.
    * Fast movie search using any of the database fields - title, director, year, actors, genre, description, etc
    * Export your video collection to HTML (several templates are available or you can create your own), plain text or Microsoft Excel format, so you can place it on your home web page or import into some other software
    * Password protect your movie database
    * An easy way to share your movie database with friends. Impress them!
    * MediaInfo.DLL support for reading technical details from video files
    * Easy to use loan manager
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: dave.m on August 19, 2008, 09:27:40 AM
May be of interest to the 'workers' amongst you:
http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/edraw-max/
dave
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: kitz on August 19, 2008, 05:02:12 PM
oooh very nice.  Thanks for pointing that out Dave.
Ive just installed it and had a look and I'm impressed.

Anyone knows anyone in high school or further education - grab it.   
Its very difficult to get hold of software like that which will generate flow charts and system analysis stuff that doesnt cost a few hundred pounds.
I know when I was in college it was an absolute must and I had to resort to an old version of Visio that someone gave me.
This looks so much more user interface friendly and is ideal for anyone doing projects etc.

 :thumbs:
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: Floydoid on August 22, 2008, 01:48:01 PM
A free JPG Editor today: http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/betterjpeg/

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BetterJPEG is a JPEG photo editor specifically designed to avoid recompression loss when editing photos. BetterJPEG takes advantage of the fact that JPEG images consist of a number of small independent blocks and does not recompress blocks that donít have to be changed, retaining original quality and sampling settings.

The list of lossless JPEG editing supported includes rotation, crop, brightness and color adjustment, date/EXIF info/text insertion, red eye removal, conversion to grayscale, and more.
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: mr_chris on August 22, 2008, 01:49:59 PM
Looks interesting - I'll have to check that one out.

Cheers Floydy  :)
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: dave.m on August 24, 2008, 08:20:10 PM
A bit of a big download but looks a very handy tool for making business cards.

http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/

Just got it and it is very easy to use and produces very professional cards. Lots of formats and patterns, probably the cause of the download size.

dave
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: Floydoid on August 28, 2008, 11:03:41 AM
A nice security product today.

http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/east-tec-eraser-2008/

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East-Tec Eraser 2008 protects your privacy, identity and confidential information and removes all evidence of your computer and online activity. Eraser exceeds U.S. Department of Defense standards for the permanent erasure of digital information when erasing your Internet history, Web pages, pictures, unwanted cookies, chatroom conversations, confidential documents you want to get rid of or files deleted in the past.
Key Features and Benefits:

    * Destroy all evidence of your online activities: Clean Web Sites, pictures, movies, video clips, sounds, e-mail messages, chat room conversation history, AutoComplete, etc.
    * Destroy sensitive data from your computer: Clean traces of the documents and pictures youíve recently accessed, and make sure that the files you are deleting are really gone
    * Remove cookies placed on your computer by Web sites. Keep only the cookies you approve
    * Supports the most popular Web Browsers: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, America Online, MSN Explorer, Opera, Netscape Navigator, etc.
    * Supports all types of popular programs such as Messenger, Email, News, Player and P2P Programs
    * Very secure erasing: meets and exceeds the U.S. Department of Defense standards for the permanent erasure of digital information.
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: oldfogy on September 03, 2008, 04:24:01 PM
This may be of some use.
Automate any series of tasks on your computer!

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RoboTask enables you to automate any combination of tasks on your computer, ranging from simply launching applications, to checking email, moving or backing up files to uploading or downloading, sending email and much more. The program allows to easily create simple task, as well as highly complex automations, involving conditional IF/ELSE statements, loops, custom variables and other advanced options.

Just a few minutes with RoboTask will give you plenty of ideas of how you can increase your productivity.

http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/robotask-31/

There are one or two comments with regards to Windows SP3.
So SP3 may be required to run it.
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: kitz on September 04, 2008, 09:17:08 PM
Thanks for that OF - looks good managed to grab it :)
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: oldfogy on September 05, 2008, 12:29:01 AM
Todays is a "Backup program

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Back up data to your hard drive, LAN, CD, or DVD.

DoubleSafety is a program for automatic data backup.
With an effortless user interface, you can store backups on your hard drive or use a local area network, send them to an FTP server or write to a CD or a DVD.
You can also automatically encrypt data using the 256-bit AES algorithm.

Benefits of using DoubleSafety:
Compressing data to the ZIP format;
Writing backups to a CD or DVD;
Uploading backups to an FTP server;
Encrypting according to the AES standard;
Incremental backup (only data modified since the last backup are backed up);
A powerful and flexibly customizable scheduler.
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: Floydoid on September 05, 2008, 09:33:34 AM
That one's now finished OF... here's today's offering which might be useful for high school or college students:

http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/wondershare-photo-collage-studio-428/

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Wondershare Photo Collage Studio 4.2.8 is a simple yet powerful tool that makes amazing photo collages and digital scrapbooks for print. With plenty design templates, clip arts, photo frames. Youíll assemble your precious photos into an artistic compilation in no time!
Features:

    * Turn photos into collage and scrapbook
    * Plenty collage templates and layouts
    * Multiple-page Designs
    * Wordart, cliparts, stamps & more
    * Photo retouching and effects
    * Magic doodle drawing
    * DIY personalized calendar
    * Print & share anywhere
    * Quick and helpful online support
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: dave.m on September 26, 2008, 12:52:03 PM
EASEUS Partition Manager.
According to the thumbs up indicator it is liked:
http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/easeus-partition-manager-professional-edition-20/
Available until 10am Saturday (UK Time)
dave
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: Floydoid on October 02, 2008, 11:28:43 AM
Today we have Driver Magician 3.32, which looks like it could be an extremely useful back-up tool:

http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/driver-magician-332/

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Driver Magician offers a professional solution for device drivers backup, restoration and update in Windows operating system. It identifies all the hardware in the system, extracts their associated drivers from the hard disk and backs them up to a location of your choice. Then when you format and reinstall/upgrade your operating system, you can restore all the ďsavedĒ drivers just as if you had the original driver diskettes in your hands. After one system reboot, your PC will be loaded and running with the required hardware drivers.

Driver Magician has a built in database of the latest drivers with the ability to go to the Internet to receive the driver updates. It saves lots of time to find the correct drivers and mature drivers will obviously increase the performance of hardware. If there are unknown devices in your PC, Driver Magician helps you to detect them easily and quickly with its built in hardware identifier database.
Key features

    * Back up device drivers of your computer in four modes.
    * Restore device drivers from backup in one mouse click.
    * Update device drivers of your PC to improve system performance and stability.
    * Live Update device identifier database and driver update database.
    * Detect unknown devices.
    * Get detailed information of the hardware drivers.
    * Clone all drivers to an auto-setup package (.EXE), so you can restore drivers without installing Driver Magician.
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: scottiesmum on October 02, 2008, 11:57:59 AM
I looked at that Floydy but wondered IF I have only my C drive, and IF all went pear shaped  would I not also lose the back up that this has provided ??  OR  could I transfer the back up file to another source, ie   Flash Drive  ??   :)
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: Floydoid on October 02, 2008, 11:59:33 AM
Yeah a flash drive would be OK... better still though - burn it to a CD.
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: kitz on October 02, 2008, 06:34:38 PM
One thing gave me concern about this prog and it was what would happen if you did a reformat and didnt have the prog installed to re-install all the drivers, but it looks like I found the answer

* Clone all drivers to an auto-setup package (.EXE), so you can restore drivers without installing Driver Magician.

Thanks floydy
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: Floydoid on October 03, 2008, 10:37:23 AM
Yeah Kitz, RTFM first.  :P

Seriously though, had it not had that option I wouldn't have bothered mentioning it.
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: jid on October 05, 2008, 09:48:45 AM
Today: PDF to Text

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PDF to TEXT Ė an easy-to-use software for converting PDF into the plain text format. The software supports all Adobe PDF modifications. The PDF to TEXT converter retains the layout and text of the original PDF file. PDF to TEXT is a highly efficient standalone software which doesnít require Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Acrobat Reader installed.

You do not need any special skills to operate the software. Just drag and drop the document you want to convert to the main PDF to TEXT window and click Start Conversion

http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/pdf-to-text/
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: dave.m on October 30, 2008, 02:33:19 PM
WinUtilities.

http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/winutilities/

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WinUtilities is an award winning collection of tools to optimize and speedup your system performance. this suite contains utilities to clean registry, temporary files on your disks, erase your application and internet browser history, cache and cookies. you can control startup programs that load automatically with windows, find duplicate files, fix broken shortcuts and uninstall unneeded software. other features include secure file deletion, recycle bin shredding, cleaning tasks scheduling and undelete deleted files.

75% give it a thumbs up.

Got until 7am Friday to download and install it.

dave
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: Floydoid on November 15, 2008, 10:41:02 AM
An interesting one today... no practical purpose to it, but it could be fun:

http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/digital-physiognomy/

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Digital Physiognomy is an entertaining psychological profiling software application that determines personís character and traits based on facial features. It uses a technique analogous to police sketches (sometimes called photo robot). Among the characteristics it evaluates are Temper, Intellect, Self-Esteem, Sense of Humor, Level of Optimism, Will Power, even Luck. The application comes with a set of more than 500 faces that belong to famous people.
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: Floydoid on November 25, 2008, 01:36:59 PM
A very decent looking data recovery application today:

http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/multi-recovery-stage/

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MultiStage Recovery is professional data recovery software for Windows. It can recover files from hard disks, floppy disks, flash drives, digital camera cards, and other digital storage devices.

With comprehensive detection, the software finds EVERYTHING that can be restored and it is ableto salvage files even in the most difficult cases when you re-formatted a FAT drive with NTFS or vice versa.The application is extremely easy-to-use, and no special skills are required. It supports ALL Windows file systems including NTFS/NTFS5, FAT12/16/32.
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: guest on November 26, 2008, 08:14:00 PM
Yes I thought that too so I downloaded it. Sadly the comments are right - a few tests with a hard drive, memory stick, SD card and CF card convinced me that its a waste of disk space.

Basically if your disk is NTFS formatted then it'll recover files which have just been deleted, but if you've defragged the disk (for example) then you're probably out of luck. If your disk is FAT formatted then it does a little better but I have no idea why the first thing it asks is if the disk has been reformatted as it simply can't find any files if it has, regardless of whether its NTFS or FAT.

It looked quite nice though :)
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: Floydoid on December 18, 2008, 10:39:44 AM
Wondershare Movie Story 4.5.0 - a very tasty looking offering today:

http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/wondershare-movie-story-450/

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Wondershare Movie Story is the best home movie making software & video dvd slideshow maker. Gather up your photos and videos, and combine with favorite music to explore the fun of creating the unique and personalized home movie DVDs. It allows you to create High Resolution Slideshow with Photo/Video easily.

Major features:

    * Bring Photos to Life with Motion Effects
    * Choose from 200+ 2D / 3D Transition Effects
    * Burn DVD Directly with Built Ėin Burning Feature
    * Enjoy Own Movie on TV or the Big Screen
    * Share on Mobile Device such as iPod/iPhone
    * Upload YouTube and Insert into Myspace/Blog/Website
    * Easy to Customize a Personalized DVD Menu
    * Record Voice-over Narrations and Add Captions for Personalized Movie
    * Support 4:3 and 16:9 Formats
    * Support All Popular Photo/Audio/Video Format

Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: scottiesmum on January 03, 2009, 05:37:51 PM
I don't know if anyone likes these  puzzle games; but today  Game GAOTD is quite good  ....   or am I easily pleased  ::)  ...

Quote ...

"Kit and Ellis is an  attractive puzzle game with an excellently developed storyline. Behind the highly decorated match three gameplay, there are two medieval characters with their lives and adventures. Both of them have their own exclusive game mode. Discover the fates of the captain Kit and the waitress Ellis playing this incredible game with absolutely charming graphics, addictive gameplay, various bonuses and bonus levels, medieval music! "

It IS quite good and I've spent a snug hour having a dabble   ...  I keep the  sound off though !

It downloaded and installed without a hitch ....   and can be found here     http://game.giveawayoftheday.com/
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: roseway on January 03, 2009, 06:34:07 PM
It ought to be Captain Kitz really :D
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: scottiesmum on January 06, 2009, 12:30:06 PM
Anyone interested in Graphics may find this useful  ...  it was offered last year,  but in case you missed it ....or want to update  :-

http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/edraw-max-43/

Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: Floydoid on January 13, 2009, 12:58:40 PM
A handy looking PDF converter today: http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/pdfzilla/

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PDFZilla is a desktop application that quickly and accurately convert PDF files into editable MS Word Documents, Rich Text Documents, Plain Text Files, Images, HTML Files, and Shockwave Flash SWF Files.

PDFZilla supports most of popular formats: DOC, RTF, TXT, BMP, JPG, GIF, PNG, TIF, HTML, SWF formats.
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: kitz on January 26, 2009, 05:59:41 PM
Meant to say thanks - but I managed to grab the PDF converter in the nick of time :)
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: Floydoid on January 26, 2009, 07:05:31 PM
I knew someone would want it. :)
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: oldfogy on April 29, 2009, 06:42:26 PM
Just thought this might be worth the mention, especially having used it in the past and finding it very good.

Giveaway of the Day - Paragon Partition Manager 2009 Special Edition (English Version)

http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/paragon-partition-manager-2009-special-edition/

Paragon Partition Manager 2009 Special Edition (English Version) is available as a Giveaway of the day! You have  13 hours 27 minutes to download and install it.
From the date and time of this post.
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: kitz on April 29, 2009, 06:50:06 PM
Thanks OF. I already have a partition manager but this could be useful for someone else
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: oldfogy on October 23, 2009, 09:44:11 PM
Giveaway of the Day - Chameleon Startup Manager
http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/chameleon-startup-manager/

Does not seem to be very negative comments.

Checkout comment #32

Also recommended is r2 Startup Delayer "which looks a lot less confusing" and is a FREE program, so no time restriction.
Startup Delayer v2.5 build 138
http://www.r2.com.au/news.php?page=6&id=49

Description:
http://www.r2.com.au/software.php?page=2&show=startdelay&vrn=startdelay_v2.5b138

***********************************

All-in-all, if either of these programs do the job, then I think it/they would be well worth having.
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: kitz on October 27, 2009, 12:19:20 AM
oops missed that one -too late - thanks anyhow OF
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: oldfogy on October 27, 2009, 12:30:56 AM
Kitz, not to worry, the alternative had a "very basic" GUI but also worked well.

Although it worked well, except after disabling/removing the programs from the startup option that I had set to open at specific times, I had to reset the "Start with windows" in their own settings.
Not a big deal, but just a heads-up.
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: kitz on October 27, 2009, 02:48:48 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: scottiesmum on March 26, 2010, 12:33:37 PM
I'm not sure if anyone would be interested in this  because you probably all know what there is to know about your system   :)    but for me it is quite an eye opener  ::)      I haven't a clue what a lot of it means, but at least I've found all my passwords  :)

http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/siw/




I hope it is  helpful to someone .......
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: ChristopherHill on September 09, 2010, 08:52:47 AM
That site Floydy is flagging up red in the McAfee site advisor,it could contain spyware,adware etc.
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: oldfogy on January 06, 2012, 04:49:19 PM
Giveaway of the Day - WinX DVD Copy Pro 3.4.3

If you are new to DVD backup, WinX DVD Copy Pro is your must-have to make perfect 1:1 DVD to DVD copy and DVD to ISO clone with ease. For old WinX DVD Copy Pro user, hereís a chance to upgrade to its latest version and enjoy enhanced performance.

http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/winx-dvd-copy-pro-343/
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: scottiesmum on February 07, 2012, 12:36:17 PM
http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/  Zoner Photo Studio 14 HOME Edition

Some may find this interesting ... there is also an option to buy the Pro version for half price.

 :)
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: SecTSys on October 08, 2012, 06:29:10 PM
That site Floydy is flagging up red in the McAfee site advisor,it could contain spyware,adware etc.

giveaway of the day itself is not a virus or malware site, - and tbh - mcaffee really!

try using ESET Instead, - smaller faster - less resources, and a better support system (though that is my opinion.)

also if  you know where to look or what you are doing you can get it for free too. (I do not support piracy just the freedom of information and technologies)
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: oldfogy on February 28, 2013, 04:03:29 PM
Does this thread need updating or has it run it's course?

But just in case any newbies are not aware of it, the latest download is:

Giveaway of the Day - Ashampoo Video Styler 2013

Ashampoo Video Styler is the ideal program to jazz up your videos.
With its user friendly program interface, many functions and filters you will easily turn your videos into impressive films.

http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: SecTSys on March 06, 2013, 04:39:49 PM
nope not any more now they are offering a disk defragment software!  :lol:
Title: Re: Free Giveaway of the Day Software
Post by: kitz on March 06, 2013, 08:25:08 PM
It updates daily, but its still worthwhile posting anything interesting.

Theres a few of their freebies that Ive used in the past :)