This is a living list of companies, services, software, and products that I use that I feel have given me gr8 service and value for money.
It will be updated regularly - what do you think of a blog page that does the opposite (ie: list services, and products that I have had bad service)?
Please add your recommendations in the comments below.
Web sites + services:
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Services in Cape Town:
Updated on 05Nov2011:
We got our pool re-marbelited (gunite) with Revelstone coping
I’m a very happy client, no unreasonable additional charges
Des Pollard: +2782 8964855 firstname.lastname@example.org (doesn’t do fibreglass)
Painters: 4 Lads & A Lady Painters (<--click and they will call you back)
Great service, gr8 prices, gr8 trustworthy team, neat, they do what they say, interior and exterior
+27 83 449 9900
+27 21 762 7536
Photographer: we've used Gavin Withers for weddings, Bar Mitzvah, general family shoots - very highly recommended. Awesome prices, fast, no very fast delivery of wonderful photos!:
SABIA National Wedding Photographer of the year 2010
Bali (The House of Bamboo)
Gr8 service, gr8 prices, neat job, quick turn-around from order to delivery and installation.
Tel: +27 21 715 8552
Fax: +27 21 715 8554
22 Estmil Road, Diep River 7800
Total Commander: Windows Explorer, but 10,000x better!
Copernic Desktop search: the latest version of Copernic Desktop Search Home 3 has some very useful features disabled (until you pay for the pro version) – so, rather download and install an older version 2.3 from here: Copernic Desktop Search Home 2.3 build 18
Opera: Web browser with everything you need included
SnagIt: Screen capture utility
Quicken: Financial control at home and at your business
ClipMate: Clipboard extender
Windows Grep: Search for text in lots of files
DropBox: make sure you have all your important files from all PCs
TweetDeck: Great Twitter desktop client
VoipBuster: Cheap and high quality VOIP international calls (1st 120 days free for most major cities)
NimBuzz: Free Calls, Chat, Messaging and more on your mobile phone and desktop PC
CrashPlan: Free backup software, pay option for the cloud