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Now I am reconsidering VueMinder.

Dan just had a Bits Du Jour, and the sale price is still there.

If the Google Sync works in a satisfactory manner (there is 2-way and 1-way, I would want 2-way likely) I could see springing for the Ultimate and then a year later doing the lifetime extension.  If it becomes my GoTo calendar I could handle the 40 + 50. 

Some might simply prefer the Pro to the Ultimate, less money.

another one that might be worth consideration, though probably not strictly a freeware site

Alternative To offers alternative solutions to a lot of mainstream apps
And don't forget Similar SItes, and others:

Alternatives to AlternativeTo

I do use these quite a bit, Slant is good in how they rate and describe.

The one lack on Pop Peeper is a real search function. 
I just added my thoughts about it here on this thread.

Is there a way to Search emails with a keyword?

ADDED: Version 5 is being worked on!

Snapfiles is back :)

They still are my #1 choice, generally, when not downloading from the programmer/company site.

Pop Peeper is working superbly.

Right now I have about five Gmail accounts hooked up, including one from Gsuite (private domain, biz). Today's mail is on top, and I can work with an individual account, or all the accounts combined, nicely color-coded. 

Are any of the others good in that way?

Two specialty things for GSuite are
1: Kiwi extension have to check what it actually does, I keep a tab in Windows that is only for that GSuite biz account.
2: Google - Drive File Stream maps the Google Drive to a Windows letter like G:

This looks like an alternative to Ninite (and  Chocolatey) for those who are installing on multiple machines.  Slant has a little review of the site, and likes the idea that it is doable simply from the browser.  Oh, this actually uses Chocolatey.

Now they just say:

"Down for Maintenance"

Text from your computer
If you enabled SMS sync in our Android app, you can text from your computer via Pushbullet.
Texting from your computer is easy, here's how:
    Click SMS in the left bar.

And there was no "SMS" in the left bar.

Maybe it works better with Android.

I switched to using Protopage for most of my note keeping.  It has an interesting capability to have mulitpages (signons that are remembered together and that have distinctive urls)

And any one page has many rows (you create one at a time) and each row has tabs and each tabs has very flexible boxes, including Rich Text Boxes, and bookmark boxes. 

If you make the tabs have descriptive names, that largely helps with the one weakness, search.
Generally, for basic home and biz and finance stuff, I now go there, rather than Rightnote, Evernote, etc.

Windows 10 has a glitch that often puts the disk on 99.9%, especially on laptops, and there is a whole cottage industry of trying to reduce the problem.

Moving info quickly from PC to iPad


And I used to use Evernote, it works, two devices free, but for this one simple need, QPush is great.
Nimbus Notes tries to be a real-time text synch, but it had problems when I tried it tonight.
Similarly, problems with
Kopy is in the same ball-park, Android, not yet IOS.

Just learned of QPush tonight, and it was very smooth setting up as a web page in the taskbar on Windows, and an easy-app on the iPad. It actually uses its own codes, so you do not set up a user account.


This plug-in looks good.

Xenforo Community
Custom 404 Page by Siropu 1.1.4

Thanks!  We are now working that angle.

Google wants to verify the domain, they gave me a .txt string and I put that into the hosts TXT DNS section, and it was verified.

More to do, but that seems to be a primary need. 
Now we figure out if the site map will be automatic or not.

There are really 3 types of redirects:
   1) Google (and other search engines)
   2) from previous forum posts
   3) internal, within the forum

It is still an interesting question whether we could easily catch invalid tries and put up a special search page of our own.

Redirection problems often occur after migrations.
My forum was migrated from vBulletin to Xenforo.
The vBulletin redirection add-on is no longer supported, and did not work for me.
My forum is like a research blog.

Current Google searches are generally based on the old urls, and give:


Not Found
The requested URL /showthread.php was not found on this server.
Apache/2.4.25 (Debian) Server at Port 443


Over time, Google would likely catch up to the current forum, but it is unclear how long it would take, and when they would drop the invalid links. In the meantime, this makes Google and other search engines unusable, and this is very frustrating to those trying to use the forum material. Same with links that were placed on other groups and forums. (We are trying a special attempt to handle the internal links within the forum.

So the need, if it is possible, is for someone skilled with Apache with PHP and whatever is the skill-set to go in there and intercept those misses, and put up either the Xenforo front page, or, better yet, a special landing page that explains that we have redirected from the Google search. And inviting the user to search using the internal forum search (which might be enhanced by an add-on.)

In the best world, the parameters of the search would be passed, more or less, to the internal search, that is getting a bit more sophisticated, and may not be possible.

Please contact me if you think this is the type of (paid) project you could do and would like to do!

And feel free to discuss, improve and troubleshoot this idea on this thread as well. Also the whole world of forums and migrations.

As an aside, I remember we had someone do something on my WordPress business site where they bypassed the normal processes and put up a landing page, specialty, explaining that we were down for the day. (Sometimes there might even be a plug-in for that in WordPress.)

If you are involved in the Xenforo world, clearly that is a big plus, and could lead to more action. Or you might like understanding why it has become the go-to forum of choice for many.

The site is on Linode, on a VPS unmanaged server. Access will be fully available.

Your thoughts welcome! 
And if you have a special spot where you think this might get a good response, share away.


And I believe the very inexpensive Screenshot Reader uses the same engine. 
So for much use Finereader (I do own a copy that I picked up on a special years back) might be overkill.

Thanks for the vector information on Adobe superiority.  I usually scan to text, but this is good to know.

Google searches now have TONS of ADS on each page.

It used to be two or three, now most of the page can be ads.

Which of these programs can effectively post to the Net? (presumably by creating an HTML file).

Allowing that you may have to purchase a domain name and use your hosting platform.


Now, how do you tell mail that it should be in that virtual box.

In TheBat! you can define what is in the box by a right-click, nothing like that here.
I looked around a bit in Searches (TheBat! lets you morph a search into a new virtual mailbox) ..
And I looked around in filters.

Any help appreciated! 


Setting up filters seems to be quirky, although theoretically Pandora can import the Eudora filters.

Looking for how to execute manual filters on highlighted mail (a good feature of Eudora).

And I do not see how you can prescribe various actions, in order, once you have the criteria.

Maybe we have a different idea about what is a virtual mailbox?

It is like a saved search, updated as new mail comes in, or is moved.

Where do you see it on Pandora?


The Hermes people spent a lot of energy on the mission-critical elements, especially the encryption and certificate issues, since that could make and break Eudora.

Virtual mailboxes, the best added feature there imho, would be wonderful, and they give a sketch of what they would like to do, but timing is simply unknown.

With Pandora you have, I believe, one developer, and he knows the code inside out. I still have to look at the virtuals.

Now I am looking at call forwarding (and text forwarding.)

E.g.  I was thinking of going paid with Talkatone - $4 a month.
That opens up forwarding, and It would be nice if I can call Skype or flip-phone, which ringggggg.
(it seems to be only SMS-->SMS and Voice-->Voice)

Also I want to see if Twilio has a phone call, rather than text, mode.
(Already using Twilio in biz to send out SMS.)

I also plan Android testing, maybe using Tasker. 
The architecture is more open for ringing, and in the house it can run off the cable wireless with a cheap leftover tablet. 


This explains the idea.

Voice SMS – text to phone call
Very smart if you for example have an alarm system that would send SMS to people that are on call sleeping. The tiny little signal from an SMS you could easily sleep through, but a call will keep ringing until you pick the phone up! It could be smart to combine it with an SMS too, to make it easier to read it again later, when you´re up…

Good info.

I’ll have took for the virtual folders.  What are they called in Pandora?

Mailing list or box? 
In Eudora I always broke them out when much over 30K to an archive, I think to avoid memory issues.

Pandora has real potential.

I never looked to see if it could do anything past a notification.  A quick look, and it doesn't appear as if that's possible.
Yep. Seems that way with Pushbullet.

Next I will check Pushover, that was recommended by one fellow on a group on Facebook "WooCommerce Help and Share".
Here Pushover discusses some sound issues.

I checked with my developer, who does give 24/7 support, and he works a combo of little rings and notifications, email, SMS, whatever, but nothing real solid, he says he is a light sleeper.

1) A developer supporting a web-site

That's what I use it for.  I can't access my work e-mail unless I'm on the VPN (stupid work rules), so I fire a rule whenever certain e-mails hit my inbox to forward it to my personal mail, that then notifies me by pushbullet.  It works well.
Can you get Pushbullet to be noisy and irritating?

My example is Alarmy. In fact, I am even thinking about using a macro to cause a new Alarmy event. 

Skype calls seem to be loud, as they have good access to the Microsoft API, since they are Microsoft.

Simply a little notification ping is helpful, but not really sufficient.

General Software Discussion / Re: Gmail to SMS
« on: August 24, 2019, 12:15 PM »
So the idea is to get a notification on an ipad when you receive a specific email in gmail on a different machine? Is there a reason why you can't just forward the email to the ipad's email acct as high priority, and turn on appropriate notifications? (like this) Just seems like a lot of plumbing. (Not an Apple user here, maybe the notifications just don't work that well.)
Correct on what I want to accomplish.

Gmail "Notifications" tend to be cheezy.  Little pop-ups that fade away, make no noise or little beeps, and do not even keep an easy-check history.  This is true on both PC and iPad. 

Maybe I missed something but one time I did take a look. 

My SMS/MMS section from Talkatone is far more robust, it does give a general system msg, the history is right there of all the messages  sending person by person, can included pic (not needed though for this app).  They could be louder, I am writing them about the nature of sound.

Pushbullet I am checking now.

Examples of people who need robust reception, and I should ask these types:

1) A developer supporting a web-site
2) A store-manager watching for automatic orders

Note that these should be all night, unless e.g. there is specified quiet times.

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