It is so fun to bring home a new gadget or piece of technology. But in the excitement of unpacking and trying out the new gizmo, the last thing on many minds is carefully filing and saving the owner's manual.
Who needs the manual anyway? Your gadget or appliance is brand new and running like a charm.
Then, when something does go wrong or a setting needs to be changed later, the instructions are nowhere to be found, right?
That's why I'm so excited to tell you about this cool site, ManualsOnline.
It holds owner's manuals of thousands of products, many of them going back for years. You can search for many major brands and manufacturers like Apple, LG, Sony, GE and more.
It has information on everything you'll need, from your smartphone to your refrigerator. Best of all, they are all free! You can even store your manuals in your very own account, so you know exactly where to find them the next time you have a problem.
(Psst! Even if you don't need an owner's manual right now, go ahead and bookmark the site so you can find it again quickly when you will inevitably need some instructions.)
Thousands of manuals from dozens of top brands have been digitized and uploaded to ManualsOnline. If you need help, odds are you can find it in this website's database of manuals for more than 700,000 products, from printers to power tools, TV and video games to computers and fitness equipment.
The best part is all of them are free to access! You can even read helpful hints and advice from other users.
ManualsOnline also makes it easy to keep track of your manuals when you buy a new product. If you sign in using an email address or Facebook account, you can scan copies of your own user manuals, so you never lose them again. Plus, other members of the community can benefit from your user manual if they own the same product.
To find manuals that you need, click on the link that we've provided below inside the blue box. If you're reading this article using the Komando.com app, you might not see the blue box. If not, click here to see it.