Mozy.com: Free backup software

Two Cheapskate Freelancer readers recommend MozyHome Free, which gives you 2GB of storage online at absolutely no charge. You simply set up your account, download the software, and Mozy will backup your files when you’re online. I’m actually a former (but pleased) Mozy.com subscriber at the $4.95/month level, where you get unlimited storage. When I bought a new computer, I …

OpenWith.org: Free programs to open any file extension

Ever get a document that your computer doesn’t recognize and you have no idea where to look? Thanks to free tool fan and longtime buddy Jim for this cool tool. OpenWith.org helps you identify any file extension and finds you a free program to open it. You can either search online for the right program or download the Desktop Tool …

RoboForm: Save your passwords, conserve your typing

Two of the respondents in last month’s Giveaway mentioned RoboForm as their favorite free tool, and I agree it’s pretty darn cool. RoboForm allows you to create an account that autofills passwords and other forms when you visit a website. It’s downloadable software (not sure if it works on PC and Mac), with a web-based edition as well. I actually …

Identifont: Identify a mystery font online

This free tool is wonderful when you see a font you like but don’t know the name. Identifont has a step-by-step wizard that takes you through a series of questions about the font, such as where the squiggle goes on the capital “Q.” It’ll even help if you have only a few letters to work with (like a flier headline). Another …

The Alphabetizer: Alphabetize any list

How nifty! The Alphabetizer will alphabetize, randomize or reverse any list you need handled. Just cut and paste your list into the box and choose the options you want (Ignore Indefinite Articles, Remove Duplicates, etc). When the page refreshes, you’ve got the list you want! Couldn’t be easier. The Alphabetizer.

FaxZero: Free Internet Faxing

A couple of weeks ago, I needed to fax an order form. I haven’t configured my computer to send faxes and my fax machine isn’t set up either. So I searched for a free tool to help. I was so happy when I discovered FaxZero. What a cool thing. You upload a document or PDF to fax to anyone for …

iSpeech: Convert text to speech

Frankly I’m one of those people who gets a little irritated when I hit a website and a movie comes up or audio starts playing. But my learning style lends itself to reading, not listening, and that’s not true for everyone. iSpeech is an online service that instantly converts text to speech. Cut and paste up to 50 words to …

iSpring Free: Convert your PowerPoint to Flash

Now this is handy! Download iSpring Free, a little PowerPoint add-in to convert your PowerPoint presentation into Flash with a push of a button. Here’s a sample with my last presentation…. Warning… as a stand-alone without audio, it’s insanely boring. But the cool thing is it became a Flash movie in about a minute. iSpring Free | Free PowerPoint to …

scr.im: Convert your email to a URL

The other day I wrote about a site that converts your email address into a graphic so spammers can’t sweep your site. This tool, with the unfortunate name of scr.im, converts your email address into a simple URL, and people who want to write you have to pass a simple test to show they’re human. Kinda cool, pretty clever and, …