Thursday, February 24, 2011

Personal Online Travel Assistant – Perfect Planning with Plnnr

What can be more fun than travel? For some, it is a trip preparation, because you virtually start your journey, and all ways and opportunities are open in front you. But that may be a complicated and tiresome process as well, especially if you plan multiple destinations in different countries. It becomes even more challenging, if you decided to get a hot “last minute” deal, and you do not have enough time for the proper trip preparation ahead of time.

As usual, free online service may offer a great assistance. And one of them, worth to look into, is Plnnr. Plnnr will automatically generate your free personalized ready-to-use itinerary in few easy steps, including scheduled daily routes, navigating directions, hotel price comparison, and attractions information.

The service is especially useful if you choose to visit some fairly popular travel destination, like London in UK, Barcelona in Spain, or Rome in Italy. Following review is offered by AddictiveTips:

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When you launch the wizard for the first time, it will take you through a series of questions, starting with what your destination is, and then going through the nature of your trip, traveling dates, number of persons, and the amount of luxury you want. With these few answers, Plnnr will generate your very own, personalized travel itinerary containing your entire day-by-day schedule (as recommended by Plnnr) for your whole trip. They also recommend what hotel would suit your choices, and also have some discount deals that you may want to check out.

Once an itinerary has been generated, you can fine tune it as much as you want, changing all the aspects. The best thing about Plnnr is that it lays out the foundations for your entire plan, and then gives you the freedom to modify anything and everything. If you’re on a leisure trip, Plnnr would also include a guide on what locations to visit and sights to see.

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Overall, Plnnr is a great service with a lot of potential. The destinations supported are yet limited, but the kind of coverage they are given shows that these guys are here to stay. It’s a free service, and you can print all your itineraries once you’re satisfied that everything is in order. So if you’re planning a vacation sometime soon, and your desired location falls under Plnnr’s coverage, give it a shot.

As mentioned in the review above, the list of destinations is kind of limited, but it is growing fast. As of today, the following cities are supported:
  • Paris, France
  • Barcelona, Spain
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Rome, Italy
  • Prague, Czech Republic
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • Washington D.C., United States
  • San Francisco, United States
  • Berlin, Germany
  • New York City, United States
  • Toronto, Canada
  • Lisbon, Portugal
  • Madrid, Spain
  • Budapest, Hungary
  • Florence, Italy

Did you find a place, you want to go, on this list? Start your trip at

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Funnywow – Apply funny photo effects online

The first site I found in this category was Photofunia two-and-a-half years ago. That was new, that was impressing, that was WOW!The post drew enormous traffic from the Search Engines. And that was understandable, since everyone, with no slight knowledge in photo editing, was able to create funny, professionally looking, images, using their own pictures. All for free, with no registration, and applying several clicks in a minute. Since then, public interest to this kind of services has not diminished. Later, I reviewed more similar services, more or less offering compatible sets of templates and offerings. Yes, public interest dictates more companies turning to this marketing niche.

In this post, I will present one more site, FunnyWOW, helping you to make fun on yourself and your friends. You get about 150 templates to chose from, some of them similar to those, offered by competitors, other – with unique design.

Operation is simple: use the template you like, upload your pic, crop to highlight the area, and get results. Easy like that. Your image should be in JPG, PNG, JPEG or GIF format and not exceed the size of 8MB. The processing is fast, and you can instantly download the result image to your Hard Drive. As soon as you uploaded your photos, they are temporary stored on the server, so you can apply your photo to any other effects without re-uploading. That saves time, if you need to create a collection of photos, or when you need to choose the best one among results. You can store up to 12 photos uploaded at the same session, and the total size should be of no more than 20 MB.


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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Saving Time and Money by Printing Web Pages with Print What You Like

How many times have you printed an interesting article from the Web just to find out that output format is not what you would like to see - a single page print turns out to be 3 or 4 pages with annoying distortion caused by the web site unclean formatting, ads, and background images? You spend more time for completing the printing job, you waste much more ink and paper, and you do not see a clear printout after all. If you know what I mean, take a look into the interesting solution from This free service allows you to print only what you need, and how you need, from an article or website that perfectly readable with no more time, ink, and paper wasted. There is no need to install extra software, but everything is done within the browser.

Note that if you like the service, and you plan to use it all the time, you may find it more efficient to install the small bookmarklet.

If you need just random, occasional printing from the Web, using the online service will be sufficient. In a way, it can be considered as a free online webpage editor complete with multiple useful buttons. With this editor, you can quickly remove images or the background of a webpage, click and add the boxes or frames you want, isolate and resize them, change the font type and size, fit your selection to a page width, redo or undo an edit and so on. After editing a webpage, you can save it as a PDF or HTML file with the feature provided, or print it out from a printer with a built-in Print button.

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If you do not have time or desire to play with multiple customized options, you can just click on the Auto Format button, and you get a pure and clean chosen text pattern, ready to be printed.

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The service is highly recommended!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Easy Way to Publish and Share your Big Files with Gett

How many times you had the urgent need to transfer big file to another computer, or share it with your friends in real time? There is a definite demand for this kind of online services, and there are multiple offerings on the web market. Most of these services are free for users, so to be competitive on the clogged market, every new one should offer distinctive set of the unique features to attract users.

In this post, we would like to present a fairly new service, still in beta, Gett. provides its users with an infrastructure, which enables the user to save electronic files on internet servers. After selecting the files, the user receives a unique download link, through which his/her file immediately can be downloaded over the internet. After selecting the files they are saved on the internet servers for download at any time using the unique download link.

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The files saved with are treated confidentially. does not provide any search function, with whose help the infrastructure can be searched. does not open and view the files of its users. The files are not in any way neither catalogued nor listed in tables of contents by

At the moment, there is no limit for the file size. Though the "terms" does mention of 2GB limit, but that is due to certain browser limitations and not from the services providers side. Some browsers have a 2GB max file size limit, but others do not. As you see, the conditions allow uploading and sharing extremely large files.

The service warns that they are going to delete files after a period with no downloading. In order to clean its file storage, is entitled to delete files which have not been accessed for a longer period of time. However, this deletion shall only take place after minimum 30 days have passed since the end of the last download. If a file has not been accessed for download, the minimum storage period of 30 days shall being with the completion of upload.

Users of the services shall have the option of registering free-of-charge. Through this registration, they can expand the features and functions of the services and view and manage all files, which have been uploaded using this account. The users are obligated to keep the user names and passwords of their accounts secret. It is not allowed to forward user names and passwords to third parties. If you do sign-up for the free account, the advantages would be as follows:
  • Files expire when inactive for the longer period of time - three months.
  • Real-time statistics.
  • More control over your shares.
One of the strongest attractive features is ability to share your files in Real time. This means, you can share the file well before the upload has actually completed. This is a big advantage, since, depending on your Internet connection speed, the process of upload for huge file might be quite long, and you do not have to wait for its completion to get the personalized link for it.

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