Free Software Downloads

General software

Touch Freeze – If you find the cursor jumps around while your typing a document, it is because your palm touches the mouse pad and moves the cursor. Install this utility to disable your laptop mouse pad automatically while you are typing text.

F.lux – Your computer screen gives out daylight colours and after dark your eyes can find this too bright, this software warms up your computer display at night, and it may also help you sleep better!

Daily Desktop Wallpaper – have a new desktop image everyday, from Bing.com (when installed, click the gear cog in the bottom left to switch on the daily change)

Open Shell – Get the Windows 7 style start menu on your Windows 10 and feel at home again.

4k Video downloader – download videos or mp3’s from youtube for free

File system

Everything Search – This will find files on your computer instantly, SOOO much faster than a windows file search.

Spacemonger 1.4 -Visually keep track of large files and hard disc space

Microsoft’s Sync Toy – Synchronize 2 folders, great for backing up to memory stick!

Imaging software

Image resizer powertoy – Lets you resize images by right-clicking on it.

Google’s Picasa 3 -A comprehensive program for image management and graphic editing 

GIMP – Graphical Image Manipulation Program, picture editing

Video / Audio / Music

Lightworks  – A powerful free video editor

VLC media player – This plays most multimedia files as well as DVDs, Audio CDs

Audacity – free software for audio recording and editing

Interesting Websites

World wind map – an interactive mesmerising map, (press the Earth word for full menu of options)

Real time lightning maps – find out where the lightning hits and direction they’re traveling

Time Travel in Google Earth – Click the view menu and choose Historical Imagery, then drag the little slider.

Useful Websites

Highways Agency – Real-Time traffic conditions.

Directory Enquiries – Find that telephone number

Recommend Local Business

Kate Harrington Designs – Feel good cards and gifts for all occasions

Red Piranha Photography – For a professional but personal service, Gary is your man!

Cytek Cycles – A great service, very honest, and they won’t sell you the wrong thing to make a quick sale.

Sterling Select Insurance Services – A friendly team and always a pleasure to know they’re on your side.

Broody Designs – Handcrafted Artwork & Quality Chicken Feathers for Sale.

Sophia Hughes  – Paintings,  Sculpture and Ceramics by my mother, of course I’m going to recommend her.

Philosophy

Your brain at work – A 55 min youtube video, David Rock talks about how the brain functions, giving huge insights into why you think the way you think, and how to manage the brain, very enlightening!

You vs Your Brain – A two page piece I wrote, after attending a seminar about the brain.