Love free stuff? Forget Google and check out FreebieGeni. It is a search engine exclusively indexing free giveaways found on the internet. It scans tons of websites for free stuff and lists them for you so you don’t have to spend hours on useless websites, blogs and forums trying to find freebies.
You can browse through the recently listed freebies or explore deals in around 60 different categories ranging from food and clothing to software and blogs. Still not finding what you are looking for? Use the search feature to quickly scan all the freebie listings for your specific keywords. You can even restrict the search by category.
If you are wondering how to tell if a free giveaway is really worth it, check the rating next to each deal. This user based rating system indicates how good a deal is and lets you rate deals as well. However, since there is no accountability (one person can rate a deal multiple times), one should not be too dependent on these ratings. A very good way to keep up with the site is to simply add it to your feed reader and quickly glance through the updated freebies everyday to see if there’s anything that matches your interest.
[Windows Only] I recently saw an offer for a 1 Terabyte hard disk for around $120. The price of storage space keeps getting better and better. Once you start filling up huge disks, you need a way to figure out what stuff belongs on them and what you need to send to the trash.
There are dozens of disk management solutions out there and many of them are free. However, sometimes you get what you pay for. O&O Software is giving away copies of their O&O DiskStat program. It’s normally priced at $30 USD. In this case, you are getting much more than what you pay for.
Quote from O&O Software:
O&O DiskStat is a high-power tool for analyzing the used disk space on your storage volumes. With an easy-to-use interface based on the design of the Windows Explorer, you can take a closer look at the file and folder structure of your internal and external drives. Through intuitive and beautiful graphical representations you will find out which files, file types and folders are taking up the most space.
A few of the features:
* Analysis of the File System Structure
* Supports Internal and External Drives
* Windows Explorer Look & Feel
* Support of 64-bit Systems
* Windows Vista/7 Compatibility
Sign up for a free license of O&O DiskStat (requires an email address)
Back in 2004, I ran into a website full of great free stuff. Naturally, I downloaded and tried a lot of it. The site is DavidPye.com, and today I’ll tell you about one of my favorite freebies from David’s site.
The Smiley Vault is a 3mb download containing nearly 1800 smiley gifs of all kinds. These free animated gifs are quite entertaining, although most of them are fairly small by today’s standards. The gifs are completely safe to use. That’s refreshing, since finding free smileys online can be dangerous for your PC’s health. Many links to free smileys and other images will lead you to evil websites that try to infect your computer with spyware and trojans.
The gif package must be installed, but the installer only unpacks the files where you want to place them. It doesn’t make any changes to the Windows registry, but it does create a convenient entry in your Start menu.
To find the smileys you want to use, you can open the Vault from the Start menu, or the index.htm file that comes with the gifs. It gives you a nice interface to view them in, and will work in any web browser. Here’s a screenshot.
That’s not all there is at David’s site. He has much more. If you go there, be sure to check out The Price of Freedom. It’s a diary of his father’s 3 year trial as a Japanese prisoner of war during World War II. The story is awesome, and it’s a reminder of how much we owe to the men who fought, were wounded and died during those times.
Download The Smiley Vault
Techie Buzz Verdict:
This free offer of nearly 1800 free smiley gifs is well worth the download. They can be used anywhere, in your email or in forums and blogs posts. I would have liked these better without an installer, but I won’t complain.
Techie Buzz Rating: 4/5 (Excellent)
A-squared Anti-malware is a very popular application to keep viruses, malware and spyware away from your PC. The software also provides users with real-time protection against signature and behavior based malware.
A-squared Anti-Malware is priced at $40 for a single PC license, but you can download it for free on November 11th, thanks to a giveaway organized by the creators of the software.
Emsisoft will be giving away free copies of a-squared Anti-malware on 11th November at 11:11 Central time. The giveaway will be valid for 24 hours during which users can download a copy and get a free license for one year. To download your free copy, visit the a-squared giveaway page.
[via JK Web Talks]
If you do not want to download Panda Internet security 2010 or have not attended a Windows 7 launch party, and thus became illegible for a free Kaspersky version, we came across another giveaway, where you can download McAfee Internet Security worth $69.99 for free with a 1 year license.
This offer, is only available for current Bank of America customers. If you have an account with them, visit this BOA McAfee offer page and select your state. You will be redirected to the offer page, where you will have to login using your BOA ID.
Once you have logged in and entered your Site key, you will be shown links to go to the McAfee site from where you can download the Internet Security Software.
Clicking on the link will take you to the McAfee page, where you will need to create a new account to be able to download the software. Please note, you will need to provide your billing information while signing up. However, your credit card will not be charged and you can cancel the automatic subscription anytime before the 12-month free subscription expires. Enjoy.
Are we spoiling you with free choices when it comes to securing your PC from hackers and crackers? Well, we would love to continue the trend with another giveaway for a free antivirus license from Kaspersky, one of the leading internet security solution provider.
On October 22nd you will be able to download a copy of Kaspersky Internet Security 2010 for free. The offer is yet to go live, but bookmark the Kaspersky Windows 7 launch part page to download your free copy.
Thank you for visiting our special offer page for Windows 7 Launch Party attendees and hosts. Our offer will go live when Windows 7 is publically released on October 22nd. Please check back then to receive your license code for Kaspersky Internet Security 2010.
We would definitely recommend users to download Kaspersky as it is a lightweight and robust antivirus and security software. The protection provided is definitely pretty good and worth the effort to download and install, to top it, you might get a free license for up-to 1 year (unconfirmed yet).
Oh and talking about choices, you can also download Panda Internet Security 2010 and IObit Security 360 Pro for free. Stay tuned for more freebies.
Either the security companies are being too generous, or they are jittery about the other security vendors offering free antivirus, spyware and malware protection. It does not matter, which of the above two is true, or if it is true at all. After all, it is the users who will benefit from these free giveaways.
If you have been spoilt for choice with the recent giveaways, Panda security is also offering their security solution in the form of Panda Internet Security 2010 for free, to celebrate the Windows 7 launch.
To download a free copy of Panda Internet Security 2010, visit their Windows 7 Launch Party page on October 22nd 2009. You will need to register for an account, once you have done that you will receive a license key that can be used for one year free of cost.
Looks like Santa Claus has arrived earlier this year. We have seen many popular software companies giveaway paid softwares for free. IObit the creators of the popular malware and spyware removal tool, are also offering a free license of IObit Security 360 Pro for Free.
IObit Security 360 PRO is an advanced malware & spyware removal utility that detects, removes the deepest infections, and protects your PC from various of potential spyware, adware, trojans, keyloggers, bots, worms, and hijackers.
IObit Security 360 Pro usually sells for $29.95. However, users will be able to download a full version of the software with a free license till November 11th, 2009. No free technical support will be provided for the software.
Download IObit Security Pro 360 Free [Link disabled due to allegations by Malwarebytes against IOBit]
Beginning with Windows Vista, Microsoft introduced a comprehensive partition manager, which allowed users to manage and create partitions from free disk space. If you are looking for a better solution, Paragon Partition Manager should fit your needs.
Paragon Partition Manager is not freeware and sells for about $80 per professional license. However, the creators have decided to giveaway free copies of the professional edition of the software till October 18th.
Download Paragon Partition Manager Profession 9.5 for Free
I have been using Google Voice for sometime now and have been pretty satisfied using it. It has made a lot of things easier including managing messages and voice calls.
Prior to today, Google Voice was invite only. It is still invite only, but Google has introduced a new ploy to market their service a la Gmail. Google has definitely made the best use of this strategy, just look at Gmail’s success today.
Starting today, Google Voice users can send out invites to other people. If you are interested in getting an invite. I have three Google Voice invites to giveaway. To get into the fray, just leave a comment on this post as to why you want one. Adding Techie Buzz rocksin the comment, will definitely earn you some goodie points :-).
Don’t fret if you don’t get an invite, you can always request an invite for Google Voice.