A new and excellent free stuff resource, including freebies in categories such as "food", health and beauty", "trials", "pet food", "magazines", "surveys and cashback", etc. Good quality reviews are included at FreebieShare.co.uk and you may comment upon and share items via the Web. Recommended for our UK visitors. (UK Only)
This site serves up free marketing advice when you register for their e-mail newsletter service. The tips are varied but mainly aimed at online marketing, including how to generate extra sales, how to excel at social media, and how to rank your site on search engines. Better still, the tips are in plain English, so you needn't worry about technical 'mumbo jumbo'.
Are you aiming to get in shape? Try this free personal diet plan from Special K. Complete the short registration to receive a personalised meal plan, packed full of tasty recipes - the ones you'll enjoy the most. A handy food diary keeps track of your daily eating habits, plus an iPhone "app" is also available so you can easily monitor your progress. (UK Only)
If you have a business, one thing you may consider is setting up a Facebook page. Pagemodo is a useful free service that simplifies this process by letting you create custom Facebook pages, even without technical expertise. It includes professional templates, social apps, a cover photo designer, and more.
A popular freeware program for PC and mobile. Evernote's slogan of "Remember everything" sums up the purpose of this excellent software. Whether you need to write a memo for later, record an audio message, tag a photo, or save Web pages, documents or maps, Evernote will enable this within seconds. Another major selling point is the ability to quickly find and share notes with friends or colleagues. Syncronisation will ensure all your notes are made available across a variety of devices.
An interesting range of over one hundred desktop wallpaper downloads, featuring grungy styles, artistic and the unique. If you want to make an impression with your wallpaper, this is the place to go. Four popular screen resolution sizes are available.
A high quality collection of desktop wallpaper, free for personal use. Categories here include: Animals, Art, Games, Holidays & Seasons, Nature, Places, Landscapes, and more. Highly recommended - there's some great imagery to be found.
If you are bored with your computer wallpaper, check out this free download. Desktop Earth reproduces an accurate representation of the Earth (as seen from space) and uses this image as your wallpaper. You can set the updates to run at various time intervals to ensure your image is bang up-to-date. You are also able to see populated areas at night. Functions on Windows XP and possibly some older versions, too.
This free reminder service lets you gain greater control of your e-mail inbox. Using it is simple: just forward an e-mail to FollowUpThen and they will deliver the message back at a time or day of your choosing. The service is easy-to-use, safe, secure and spam free. It is also possible to set up recurring reminders and carbon copy (CC) reminders for others. Upgrade to a premium account to get SMS reminders and other neat features.
Spruce up your computer desktop with these fascinating (and free) wallpaper images, all featuring various space-themed photography, courtesy of Space.com. There is some truly superb imagery available here and they provide wallpapers in a number of popular resolutions, including both standard and widescreen.
Here you can download a free PDF stargazing guide from the BBC's "Stargazing Live" Web site. The PDF includes basic advice on starting out in astronomy and has been compiled by household names, including Prof. Brian Cox, Mark Thompson and Dara O'Briain. Available in both English and Welsh language. An activity pack is also available to help you organise your own stargazing events.
This free service lets you schedule events and gain consensus on the best possible date/time for each participant. Requiring no registration, Doodle is amazingly easy to use and perhaps the best method to agree on a mutual time, whether that's something as straight-forward as lunch or an important business meeting. The service is compatible with Google, Outlook and other popular calendars.
A useful to-do list application for Apple, Android, Blackberry and PC. Using Toodledo, you can quickly organise tasks and arrange these according to priority, due date and category. It is possible to customise tasks into folders, so family, work and other commitments can remain separate and then be filtered. What's more, with mobile access, you needn't be sat at a desk to review your schedule. An alarm and scheduler ensures no appointments are missed.
A quality, free and easy-to-use online photo editing service. Pixlr can handle the majority of basic tasks directly from a Web browser, so you needn't download software to edit images. Users can adjust, filter, crop and perform many other tasks in a familiar (albeit online) Photoshop-esque environment. This service is particularly useful for editing images ready to be used on the Web. A variety of interface languages are available.
A free online office suite from Microsoft. Register then upload your documents to have access from any Internet connection. The end result? You'll be able to easily edit and share documents with friends and colleagues, making your day far more productive. The service is especially useful for collaborating cross-platform (i.e. PC and Mac), or with users of other office suites. Supports Excel, Word, PowerPoint and OneNote files. Available for desktop and mobile devices.
We're a great fan of this free reminder/task management service. Being easy to use, Remember The Milk allows you to set up and create reminder lists for tasks, whether that's dental appointments, business meetings, study periods, or other situations. The priority system is excellent and ensures important tasks are highlighted more prominently. Available for Apple, Blackberry, Android, Twitter, Outlook, Google Calender (as a plug-in and also compatible with Google Mail).
If you want to organise your money more effectively, this free personal finance service from Mint could help you achieve your savings goals. Available via Web browsers and mobile, Mint lets you easily budget your cash flow and gain a greater understanding of your financial situation. The service is user-friendly, secure and you can be up and running within minutes. Multiple bank accounts are supported. (U.S. and Canada)
A must-have freebie for all fans of The Chemical Brothers. Here, you'll find a selection of remixed tracks from the album "Further", which can be listed to online or downloaded to your computer as an MP3. Enjoy!
A quality and free reminder service from the UK that's just the thing for remembering important dates, holidays, appointments and so on. Alertful requires no registration and offers a completely "spam free" service. So whether you need to remember a friend's birthday or schedule an MOT, you'll be covered with Alertful.
A round-up of 15 fun free fonts by DesignShack.co.uk. Ideal for creating an impact, these decorative fonts certainly are wacky, but don't let that put you off. They could just make the difference between a bland poster and a masterpiece that catches everybody's attention.
UnderWorld Magazines provide a selection of high quality free icons for use on Web and print projects. Featured are icons inspired by social media, Android, Mac applications, gaming, sketches and general site navigation
A well-designed site with an impressive selection of hand-picked Web fonts, which are free for commercial use. Fonts are organised into categories, including Serif, Sans-Serif, Slab-Serif, Script, Handdrawn, Calligraphic, and others. You can download either the TTF file or @Font-Face version (useful for displaying fonts as intended on your Web pages).
An excellent service that allows you to watch free TV programmes via a PC or on the iPhone. TVCatchup features 20 "free to air" TV and radio channels. There is no software to download either. To keep things legal, you are required to own a TV licence. (UK Only)
Good quality free font sites are hard to come by nowadays, but Font Squirrel is an exception to the rule. Here you will find a collection of handpicked free fonts, which you can use in both commercial and personal projects.
To celebrate Pete Tong's 20-year service at BBC Radio 1, a free dance mix MP3 is available for download. It features some of the top dance music tracks of the past 20 years, although this is not a definitive selection. File size: 6.3MB. (UK Only)
At this site, you can download "OpenOffice.org" free of charge (an open source productivity suite of programs), available for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X. This suite contains various powerful programs and includes a word processor, spreadsheet, database, presentation tool, graphics program and more. It is also compatible with MS Office generated files.
Download this neat piece of software to watch free TV via your computer. A number of channels are available: BBC, ITV, Bloomberg, CBBC, Channel 4, Five, STV, GOD, Ulster TV, and others. The program is compatible with Windows, Mac and Linux. Since Zattoo has the rights to transmit these channels, this service is free and legal (although you are still required to own a TV licence).
A fine collection of free wallpaper images that are sure to liven up your computer desktop. Some of the imagery used here is breathtaking and there's plenty to choose from! Various resolution sizes are available.
A popular and quality free DNS service, which can be used for a variety of purposes, including running a DNS server, or even for setting parental controls on your router at home. The service is very secure and there's even a community should you need assistance.
Have you ever wanted to offer technical assistance to a friend, or access your home computer on the move? If so, check out TeamViewer, a free remote access and desktop sharing program. The software is completely free for non-commercial use and allows you to remotely control a computer as if you were sat right in front of it.
This largely unique service allows users to convert various file types online, without the need to download any special software. If you need to convert image, video, audio, document or other files (i.e. JPG to PNG or WMV to MP3), this site can handle it. The maximum file size on their free version is 100MB, which includes 5 concurrent conversions. Note: this site loads a small pop-up window (to enable the owners to pay for such a solid - and free - conversion service). You can remove the ads for a small monthly fee.
If you're keen on setting up your own business and would like some extra help with writing a business plan, then head on over to this Web site. Bplans.com, amongst various other commercial products, offers 60 completely free sample business plans for you to browse through. There are plans included here for numerous industries and potential business ventures.