Surf Anonymously Free hides your identity online by replacing your Internet connection's regular IP with an anonymous IP that changes regularly. Hackers, identity thieves, and other would-be threats can't see your real ID or location, and neither can those creepy ads that know what you've been looking at. We've tried similar utilities, but they slowed down our browsing enough that we simply stopped using them. But two things have happened: 1) Online threats to your privacy and security have gotten bigger, meaner, and nastier; and 2) global Internet connections have gotten way faster. Some of the … Read more
Viscomsoft's Free GIF Effect Application is the sort of descriptive name we like to see in this day and age where you can't tell your bank from your health insurer by name. This Web-based freeware applies effects to animated GIFs; everything from basic blurring, grayscale, and pixelating to special effects like Old Movies and Birthday. It also zooms, rotates, and resizes GIFs and makes it easy to post them online or share them through Facebook, Twitter, and other social media. Free GIF Effect Application supports a wide range of interface languages and Windows editions, too; from 98 to … Read more
Photo Sketch Free is a fun photo editing app that manages to perfectly capture the style and theme of the filters it uses in the interface and design. The result is an attractive, well-made, and quick app that offers a number of editing tools with only a handful of issues. If you enjoy filtering your photos and want an app with new and fun options for doing so, this is a good place to start.
When you open Photo Sketch free, you see immediately what you're working with. The interface and design features are all hand drawn and they … Read more
reMovem is yet another match 3-style game that plays fast, offers little additional action beyond the core game, and generally doesn't go beyond what other games in this genre have done before. That's not a bad thing if you enjoy match 3 games and want to test your skills, but this really is a very familiar formula by this point.
The app offers few options other than to play the game and check your high scores. After loading it, you can start playing immediately. Onscreen are dozens of circles of different colors. Match any block of two or … Read more
Sharpen Me Free is a photo editing tool that only offers a single function -- sharpening an image's color and lighting. It does this with a slider onscreen that shows you how much sharper you are making an image as you move it. The effect of having the original onscreen next to the edited image is nice, but with no other tools, a slight delay whenever using this tool, and a sometimes ineffective filter, the app has extremely limited uses.
When you open Sharpen Me Free, you can select any of a number of images in your library or … Read more
InstaMagiCut is a picture framing app with a twist -- allowing you to warp your photos by swiping and dragging your finger across the screen. The number of editing options is limited and the frames are often rather basic looking, but it goes above and beyond some other framing apps and it is still free like most competitors in this category.
When you open the app, you can choose a frame and then load an image from your photo library. Alternately, you can take a photo with your camera app and then load it into a frame of your choosing. … Read more
TouchRetouch Free is a powerful free photo editing tool, offering many tools you'll only find in Desktop software, but due to some slowdowns during use, it does have its issues. The core tools here, however, are impressive. From masking tools to a lasso selection tool and other editing options that are generally only included on more robust desktop applications, Touch ReTouch offers quite a bit for a free app.
When you open Touch ReTouch for the first time, you can start editing right away, loading in any images on your Photo Library or taking a new one with your … Read more
WeatherCast HD Free is a bare-bones weather app that loads quickly and provides all of the basic information you'll need for multiple locations. While anyone accustomed to the in-depth data provided by some other weather apps is likely to be disappointed by how much information is provided here, the speed of the app and cleanliness of the information display will appeal to just as many users.
After installation, you can open WeatherCast HD Free and immediately check the weather for your current location. The app was off slightly on location when we first tested it, but you can add … Read more
What's My Picture is a fun and unique new app that integrates with your Facebook account and allows you to connect with and compete against fellow users. The goal of the app is to take and share photos with friends through the game interface and prompt them to guess what the image is. It's a sort of take on Draw Something, but with real photos in a chat-style interface, and it works quite well.
Initial setup for What's My Picture is a bit time-consuming. While it connects with Facebook, you'll also need to sign up for … Read more
Word Lookup Free solves the problem of trying to figure out how best to use a collection of letters in a word game -- all within a single app. With an anagram search and solve tool, a list of all two-letter words and top three-letter words, along with vowels, Y-words, Q-U words, and highest-scoring words, this is the ultimate companion for anyone who plays a lot of Words with Friends.
Whether you want to get the high score or just want to practice and memorize letters and words that will help you in the future, there is a lot to … Read more