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)
Each day until the Doctor Who Christmas Special on 25th December, you can unlock something exciting to watch or download on this digital Advent calendar. This includes all kinds of fun goodies, from mobile and desktop wallpaper, to exclusive video clips.
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).
If you need high quality free icons for your Web project, look no further than this resource. The site features well-designed icons both large and small, including "social media" icons which are currently very popular. Also featured are flags, icons for e-commerce and documents, emoticons (smileys), and impressive "Polaroid" style images, plus much more besides.
An excellent service that allows you to watch free TV programmes via a PC or on the iPhone. TVCatchup features over 50 "free to air" TV and radio channels, such as BBC, ITV, Sky Sports News, Sky News, Dave, etc. 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.
For a limited time, you can download a free MP3 from BBC Radio 1, containing a selection of classic Ibiza tracks, such as those from Faithless, Grace, Tomcraft, Energy 52, Moby, ATB, Chicane, and more.
Fonts can make or break a design and this selection will ensure your production doesn't disappoint. A range of fonts from various designers are featured here at the popular WDL blog. They are ideal for a variety of uses, from print work and t-shirts to Web pages and album artwork.
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.
Never forget that important date every again with this free reminder service from Remindeo. The interface is intuitive and easy-to-use, allowing you to enter dates for virtually any appointment, event, or task. Text messages or e-mails can also be scheduled to provide additional notification, although a small fee is required for the text message service (e-mail alerts are free but advert-supported unless you upgrade). An iPhone application is available to download free of charge.
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.
Users of the popular social networking site Twitter can spruce up their profile free of charge with TwitBacks. The site allows you to create a background within two minutes, and you can select from a number of existing backgrounds or create your own from scratch (using an uploaded image and custom fonts).
Do you use the popular social networking site, Twitter? If you would like to update your page with a snazzy new background, check out this site: freetwitterdesigner.com. Even if you have no experience with image editing, this site will assist you in creating a good-looking and professional background within minutes.
Want to create your own business cards on a shoestring budget? Check out this service, which will create a PDF business card design within minutes. Simply enter your contact information, upload a logo of your choice, then download the printable PDF file.
A high quality site offering a variety of royalty free stock photo textures and backgrounds. Categories include: brick, concrete, dirt/sand, fabric/carpet, glass, paint, paper, plaster, rust, stone, title, wood, and more. The author asks if you find any of the textures useful, add a quick link from your Web site or blog page.
This impressive and free online video converter allows users to convert videos into various formats, including MPEG, AVI, iPod Video, PSP Video, Flash, MPEG-2, and others. Better still, the service supports both file uploads and URLs, so online videos can also be converted. There is no software to install and no advertising. Each conversion is limited to 100MB in size. A total of 5 files lasting no longer than 10 minutes "per session" are the only restrictions.
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.
Do you need to deliver a slide presentation to your colleagues? Visit this site for various resources to help spruce up your slides, including free PowerPoint templates, clipart and sounds. Be sure to view their free editable PowerPoint newspaper slides, which provide an exciting design twist on a traditional newspaper layout!
Nine Inch Nails are offering their latest album, "The Slip", absolutely free of charge when you register using your e-mail address. A variety of audio formats are available here, including the popular MP3, and also FLAC, M4A and the even higher quality, 24/96 WAVE. This is a fantastic freebie so grab it now, while you still can!
Would you like to be more "productive" with your productivity software? If Microsoft Word, Access, Excel and other office programs have you pulling your hair out, help is at hand. The Mouse Training Company is offering a number of training manuals that you can download free of charge. They cover both basic and advanced functions and offer tons of reading material.
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.
Here you'll find hundreds of free "old fashioned" recipes from the good old days. With modern cook books in abundance and celebrity chefs, you could be forgiven for thinking that quality cooking from your Grandmother's day had gone by the way. This site proves that cooking of this nature is still possible and includes recipes for meat, soup, bread and more.
Provides hundreds of free catalogs covering various topics, such as gardening, health, vacations, etc. When you find a catalog that suits your interest, all that's required is your delivery details. Please note: the vast majority of catalogs here are only available to United States residents. You may search for catalogs by keyword or choose from the menu.
There are many free fonts available on the Net, but how many actually cut the mustard? If you're a designer who's strapped for cash, check out this site for a round-up of the hottest freebie fonts. You'll find a great description of each font that will help you to decide where and when you should use it, along with some image examples to help you get a feel for the typeface.
Here, you'll find a number of zipped font files ready to download. Fontennium offers free fonts from centuries gone by, such as Celtic fonts, Roman fonts, Egyptian fonts, Magic-style fonts, etc. The site is fast-loading, well-organised and pleasantly designed. Their collection of fonts/dingbats is equally as impressive - with some of the most unique font downloads available anywhere on the Internet.