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How to Contribute to the Gizmo's Freeware Community Site

Gizmo's Freeware is a community based website that provides free information about free software. It is staffed and operated entirely by volunteers.

Our existence depends entirely on the generosity of our users in contributing in various ways.  Here are some ways you can help:

Become a reviewer

Contribute an article or product review

Help by linking to this site

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Contact Us / Press



Gizmo's Freeware can be contacted using the site contact form.

Individual editors may be contacted by clicking on their names that appear on their review pages. Note that only registered site users can contact individual editors. Anyone can register by creating an account from the "Register" button at the top right of every page. It is quick and immediate.



Gizmo Richards is available for press, radio and TV interview by phone or in-person.

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Gizmo's Freeware Frequently Asked Questions: FAQ

Why is this site called Gizmo's Freeware while the URL is

Pure history. The site started out more than 10 years ago as but has long been known colloquially as Gizmo's Freeware.

Today tens of thousands of other sites link to us at and the task of changing this to something more logical like is just too large to even consider.

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A Must-Have Add-In For Any Web Techie

If you are involved in creating, developing or maintaining any web site, a decent tool to help you analyze CSS and HTML code is essential.  Before you can troubleshoot a problem with the look of a particular part of the site, you first need to find out where each part of the troublesome page is obtaining its content and its formatting from, and a good tool can help you.

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Controversial Advertising Program Now Being Embedded in More Software

OpenCandy (OC) is an advertising product that some software developers are bundling with their programs. It can now be found in the installers of dozens of popular programs.

OpenCandy employs some controversial techniques in its operation and this has created some heated discussions in Internet forums and blogs. Some say it is adware or spyware while others say it is just another legitimate form of advertising. Whatever, you need to be aware of this product and its potential pitfalls.

How OpenCandy Works

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A Quick Tip from Gizmo

Many of our 60,000+ RSS feed subscribers receive their daily feed items by email rather than in an RSS reader.

If that's you then you need to be aware that if you are interested in an item you can access it on our website just be clicking the item title. There is no need to copy the item web address (URL) into your web browser.

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Tips for Editing Articles in the Standard Format (Outdated)


TSA Article Creation Script helps you create articles in the standard format. With the Script, you can create details from Form, empty article, sample article (3 products) and headed paragraph.

After creating the articles, you may need to edit or update the articles from time to time. Some tips here are helpful for you to edit the articles in the standard format generated by the Script.

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