Useful stuff

This page is not specifically about this site, just a list of useful links for everyday life. Feel free to suggest others.

Software is all from well-known reputable providers and much of it is in ‘the cloud’ i.e. it is web based and you do not have to download anything. Where a download is needed you should not do so if you have any concerns, you are using a network where you do not have download permissions or you intend to use any software in a way that would breach any licence agreement.


  • VozMe: paste website text into VozMe and it will read the text back to you.


  • Bookboon. Free .pdf textbooks for business and students.




Freecycle groups match people who have things they want to get rid of with people who can use them. Their goal is to keep usable items out of landfills.

Software (free)

Desktop publishing

  • Serif (offer cut down versions of their desktop publishing software)

Office suites

Photoediting and drawing



  • SayNoto0870. Free and cheaper ways to phone numbers starting 0870 and 0842, 0843, 0844, 0845, 0871, 0872 or 0873 and others, especially with a mobile phone.