FFOSS (Freeware/Free & Open Source Software) Friday

by Todd Ogasawara

Here's my weekly summary of Freeware, Open Source, and free web services mentioned in my personal blog last week.

Minuteur 4.7.2 Egg Timer and Stopwatch
This Mac OS X freeware may seem a bit light hearted at first...

Minuteur 4.7.2 Egg Timer and Stopwatch

But, I've found this kind of little single function utilities useful in the past (haven't tried this one though). This version was released on Oct. 10, 2006.

TalkShoe (Beta): Web Voice Talk Show Service
I first learned of...


...when Leo LaPorte and Amber MacArthur switched the format and name of their Inside the Net from a Podcast to a live net talk show called net@nite that is later released as a Podcast. TalkShoe (currently in Beta release like pretty much every other web based service) provides the ability to host similar net talk shows that lets multiple people call in to talk to you during your show.

SilverKeeper 1.1.4: Freeware Mac OS X Backup Software
LaCie (the manufacturer probably best known for their external hard drives) provides a freeware Mac OS X backup application called...

SilverKeeper 1.1.4

SilverKeeper is a freeware application from LaCie that automates backups to external storage devices like hard drives, and other removable storage devices that have IDE, ATA/ATAPI, SCSI, USB, or FireWire interfaces.


2007-04-14 19:54:53
SilverKeeper only works for OS X up to 10.4.8. Anyone who's updated their Mac as they ought to can't use it!