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several decades spent in front of computer screens in the office.

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Grew up with the start of the digital revolution. I started my working life just as faxes became widespread in the late 1980's, making communication so much quicker - but nothing like now where speed of communications can often be "too instant".

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35 Reviews by Futt

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Getadblock

Getadblock

1/13/19

AdBlock
ONLY from getadblock.com or Chrome Webstore downloads
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Cuts down most adverts & stops all those annoying instant video ads, or at least most of them.
Also reduces the amount of bandwidth / data transfer that each web page uses.

BE AWARE there are many copies of AdBlock and separate AdBlockPlus
(- some of the immitators / sound-alike copies are allegedly malware/spammers)

(At Jan.2019 - AdBlock is on getadblock.com or Chrome Webstore
- NOT from the webpage adblock . com)

PDF24 Fax Service

PDF24 Fax Service

1/10/19

fax. pdf24. org: FREE FAX SEND upto 5 Faxes per day
... based in DE Germany (2018), PDF24.org. Therefore privacy terms among best in world.
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Works international. Worked for me to send to UK fax numbers, (as well as Germany), noting I am not located in Germany. For the Free service, faxes are sent from their generic German fax number.
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Does not send to premium price fax numbers, as normal.
eg. Will not send to UK +44 870 / + 44 871 / +44 872 numbers etc. .
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For free service have to register with eMail address, but nothing more sinister than that. No spam or adverts ever received.
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Free service does NOT include your own fax number for receiving fax. That is a paid option, (or alternatively just for that there are other companies offering free or low cost fax-to-eMail options). .
...Remember to DELETE sent faxes off their system assuming you no longer want them stored online.. .
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I have not personally used any of the paid options yet.
... see separate review of PDF24. org (generic) & tools. Pdf24. org

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Pdf24.org

Pdf24.org

1/10/19

The title says it all really.
Used PDF Creator for years, initially as a PDF Printer option
- still useful to produce "best quality" PDF files from anything & with higher quality than the default quality that MS Office PDF export or Libre Office PDF Export produces.
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More recently used other things like online PDF24 Free Tools and PDF24 Free FAX FREE .
.. it all works WITHOUT difficulties and WITHOUT any advert junk everywhere
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PDF24 is made by Geek Software GmbH from Berlin, Germany it says,
therefore privacy rules among the highest in the world.
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User interfaces perhaps need update to be ready for the 2020's - might possibly be less easy to use on a pad / tablet / smartphone etc. It all works really well on desktop PC & Laptop
... see separate review of fax. PDF24. org & tools .pdf24. org
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For Annotations/mark-ups like adding comments, the PDF24 Creator PC software is not doing in current version (Jan.2019), "but due to be added" - but markups can be done apparently using their online: tools . pdf24. org.
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(markups/annotation of PDFs is one thing I use something else for on PC/Laptop (PDF-XChangeViewer free version)

Update added: I contacted them about something via their contact link under legal notice/contact - & was pleased/pleasantly surprised when I got eMail answer from a real person within just 15 minutes. In the modern world of auto-answers (or often no answers/no support) this is another plus for pdf24.

PDF24 Tools

PDF24 Tools

1/10/19

The title says it all really.
FREE & it works.
PDF24 is made by Geek Software GmbH from Berlin, Germany it says,
therefore privacy rules among the highest in the world.
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(PDF24 also offer many things incl. FREE PDF Creator software, & a FREE fax service withv no gimmicks and catches, as far as I have found so far (!)...)
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User interface perhaps needs update to be ready for the 2020's - might possibly be less easy to use on a pad / tablet / smartphone etc. It works really well on desktop PC & Laptop
... see separate review of PDF24.org (generic) & fax.pdf24.org

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Piriformimage coming soon

Piriform

1/5/19

Piriform's CCleaner WAS great - I still use version 5.40 that you can still get from places like file - hippo. I set it to only do manual cleans etc, no automatic running/updating. Avast took over CCleaner in 2017 and since then there are various well publicised events and issues.
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To be fair - you can also get CCleaner PORTABLE v5.44.6575 instead, from places like softpedia or file hippo etc. Refer to my separate review of CCleaner for more info.

CCleaner

CCleaner

1/5/19

CCleaner WAS great - I still use version 5.40 that you can still get from places like file - hippo. I set it to only do manual cleans etc, no automatic running/updating.
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To be fair - you can also get CCleaner PORTABLE v5.44.6575 instead, from places like softpedia or file hippo etc - save it on a USB stick - and run it from a stick without actually saving or installing it on your machine. (That is not the formal official current version (5.45 or higher - which have the well known Avast issues)).
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CCleaner was taken over by Avast, & is now intrusive, in my view - I tried version 5.44 but was annoyed at the intrusive messages popping up continuously - so I unistalled it and re-installed version 5.40.
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Since Avast took over - the newer versions are advertising Avast products. It also is auto-set to NOT delete Avast cookies etc - lol.
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... The versions since Avast took over also don't let you stop it reporting stuff about your PC and files to Avast etc - (Version 5.45 keeps also sets itself up to autostart and runs active monitoring switched on which cannot be switched off) ... various options/settings to do this in CCleaner simply are just not there anymore - NOT ACCEPTABLE in my view.

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Scamadviser.com

Scamadviser.com

12/23/18

AVOID scamadviser in my opinion
When you search for info on a website, the first reviews listed are often obviously adverts with links to other sites.

Also, when you try to register, the site forces you to separately join Disqus or Twitter et al before you can add a review to scamadviser (rather than just having their own login) - this tends to make me suspicious of a site - are they getting paid to do this ?
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Some of the reviews in there appear to me to be fake, or at best very strangely written - written in a kind of standardised advertising way: "win this xxx...", "earn this xxxx by visiting xxxx ...." - what does that have to do with a genuine review.

Sxydng.com

Sxydng.com

12/25/18

This is SCAM / PHISHING in my opinion
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This websites fshesd.com/ ...& sxydng.com ...& foryouu.pro/iphone-xs/ , ...& apps9911.fkteam125.life
- are all from the "Win an Apple iPhone XS - google survey scam" - where you in theory pay US$1 or GBP1 or Eur1, and win an iPhone.
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You authorise US$1 but they will take any amount like 49.99 or 99.99 or 29.99 from your account and also subscribe you to a monthly subscription which you cannot cancel.
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The sites fshesd.com/ & sxydng.com & similar also try to get you to enter credit card / debit card details when you attempt to use the CANCEL subscription method to prevent any subscription being started/taken.

Tip for consumers: AVOID - this is SCAM / PHISHING in my opinion

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Foryouu.pro

Foryouu.pro

12/25/18

This is SCAM / PHISHING in my opinion
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This websites fshesd.com/ ...& sxydng.com ...& foryouu.pro/iphone-xs/ , ...& apps9911.fkteam125.life
- are all from the "Win an Apple iPhone XS - google survey scam" - where you in theory pay US$1 or GBP1 or Eur1, and win an iPhone.
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You authorise US$1 but they will take any amount like 49.99 or 99.99 or 29.99 from your account and also subscribe you to a monthly subscription which you cannot cancel.
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The sites fshesd.com/ & sxydng.com & similar also try to get you to enter credit card / debit card details when you attempt to use the CANCEL subscription method to prevent any subscription being started/taken.

Tip for consumers: AVOID it - SCAM / PHISHING

Fshesd

Fshesd

12/25/18

This is SCAM / PHISHING in my opinion
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This websites fshesd.com/ ...& sxydng.com ...& foryouu.pro/iphone-xs/ , ...& apps9911.fkteam125.life
- are all from the "Win an Apple iPhone XS - google survey scam" - where you in theory pay US$1 or GBP1 or Eur1, and win an iPhone.
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You authorise US$1 but they will take any amount like 49.99 or 99.99 or 29.99 from your account and also subscribe you to a monthly subscription which you cannot cancel.
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The sites fshesd.com/ & sxydng.com & similar also try to get you to enter credit card / debit card details when you attempt to use the CANCEL subscription method to prevent any subscription being started/taken.

Tip for consumers: AVOID - payment platform/gateway for PHISHING SCAMS

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Postimages.orgimage coming soon

Postimages.org

12/19/18

Postimages.org - no frills, no registration needed - simple fast image & photo sharing website.
(did not work for me for .gif movies/clips - I use gifbin of giphy for those).
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Postimages.org is like imagebam, as another alternative to the better known ones like imgur & all the others
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Link an image/photo to forums, auctions, message boards, blogs etc.
... Not for unsuitable photos & images, and not for sharing of sensitive copyrighted stuff, as usual, obviously.

Door Furniture Direct

Door Furniture Direct

12/2/18

All sorts of door and window hardware fittings. (UK). Based in NW England. Direct ordering online or by telephone. Paypal or Sagepay or directly with all the main well known credit / debit cards.
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Online ordering worked fine. Ordered hardware was at a very competitive price. They even rang me up to cancel some unnecessary extra screws that I had ordered, as the door hardware I had ordered came with screws already included. Delivered quickly - 2 days after order.
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Range includes little keyhole covers and draught excluders, door hinges, door handles (for inside and out), brass door handles, antique style door handles, door knobs, letterbox hardware, house numbers... Also filing cabinet hinges and locks etc, as well as quality coat hooks & other ironware, and door & window security accessories.
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(www doorfurnituredirect co uk is the trading name of Robert Bernard & Son Ltd)

ImageBam

ImageBam

11/30/18

Photo/ foto/ picture image sharing website. 10 MB individual file size limit. Multiple image upload useful.
No registration necessary.
Slightly "clunky" old style interface, but works well.

Good alternative to consider instead of some of the better known picture image sharing websites.

Gifer

Gifer

11/30/18

Gifer.com is a young feeling modern style .gif (& .mp4) internet video clip place.

It works. Personally I prefer others like giphy and gifbin - but that's personal choice.

Tenor GIF Keyboard

Tenor GIF Keyboard

11/30/18

Tenor.com is a modern style .gif (& .mp4) internet video clip place

It works. Personally I prefer others like giphy and gifbin - but that's personal choice.

Gifbin

Gifbin

11/30/18

Gifbin - good selection of .gif online internet video clips, has a late 2000's style page/interface feel to it currently (2018).

Giphy

Giphy

11/30/18

Giphy has a good selection of .gif online internet video clips, organised in a way that makes searching work well.

Onvista

Onvista

11/30/18

Like it. Like the easy to use "Finanzwetter" (Finance weather) map under here: www onvista de / index

NOTE: it uses "push" such that it live updates continually (this will use some internet bandwidth and data of course - so make sure you go off the page when finished with it; or turn off the "push" slider at the top right of page)

Scroll down to "Finanzwetter" - shows a map of the world with a colour code for if the stock markets are in plus or minus. Click on a country to go to a page for that stock market.

Need to be able to read German (or use a browser with translation switched on).

timeanddate.com

timeanddate.com

11/30/18

Great all-on-one-page overview of the world/countries incl. city/cities, world times, world clocks, world weather, sun & moon calendar,
eg.
Time in different countries here: www. timeanddate. com /worldclock/

Weather all round the world here: www. timeanddate. com /weather/

Old Maps Of The UK, Europe And The World From The Old Map Company Of Great Britain

Old Maps Of The UK, Europe And The World From The Old Map Company Of Great Britain

11/24/18

(oldmap co uk ... The Old Map & Clock Company of Great Britain. Located at Sennen Cove, Penzance, Cornwall, TR19 7DF, according to the website).
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A limited selection of historic old maps reproductions - nice looking - 1500s to 1800s, could make nice ornament map picture for a wall, but not so useful in detail. They also make reproduction antique style clocks.
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I have not tried ordering anything from them.
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Various UK / England / Scotland / Wales historic old county maps and a few town maps.
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Also some European city historic old maps.
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Various other historic old world maps, and old sea maps & charts.
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A few historic old maps of South America and North America (pre-dating before USA).
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Was not what I was looking for, I found "old-maps co uk" to be better for old historic 1800s and 1900s maps of UK including OS maps (Ordnance Survey Maps).

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