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Daatafax v1.0

Company Kempston Data Ltd
Distributor Kempston Data Ltd
Year 1989
Packaging Black Hard Plastic Case 15,00 cm x 21,00 cm x 2,40 cm
Compatibility PCW 8256 - PCW 8512 - PCW 9512
Peripherals Keyboard - Kempston Mouse
Load CP/M+
Gender Personal organizer
Language English
Price England: £49.95
State Preserved



Daatafax is a personal organizer. It can be used with the mouse from the same company Kempstone.

After the resurgence of programs with the aim of replacing the traditional agendas-telephone book-notebook, few could boast of achieving it. However, Daatafax's approach goes even further, since it does not try to replace anyone, but to be a complement.

In Daatafax we can distinguish two parts, let's say the “hardware” and the “software”.

The software

The software is supplied, of course, on a three-inch diskette. After loading the CP/M, we have to insert this floppy into drive A and type Daatafax, then press RETURN. As simple as that,

Quickly we find a first screen in which we observe the drawing of an agenda and a box in which we must enter the date. Once this is done, we go to the screen in which we can call the “main menu”, in which we have the agenda closed and a series of icons that represent functions and that allow us to “open” the agenda and operate with it. The main functions are calendar, phone book, daily planner and notepad, which together with the option to leave the program complement the main menu.

Choosing a function is something as simple as pressing a function key (the icons occupy a position on the screen analogous to that of their corresponding function keys on the keyboard), or the EXIT key to leave the program. This system of keys is extended to the options available within each function, with which, with the keys in function STOP and RETURN, practically everything can be done. In this way, after a few work sessions, it is easy to control the program. Also, if you have a Kempston mouse, it's even great, since the program recognizes the mouse directly, and then choosing an option becomes pointing the mouse cursor at the icon and pressing one of its buttons.


Here is the difference with most programs of this type. In addition to the diskette, we are given an agenda with a special continuous paper. Daatafax's philosophy is that we have both the computerized agenda and the paper agenda. In each function of the agenda there is a printing option that allows us to transfer the phones, or the calendar, or the daily planning to this special paper, and said paper is prepared so that it can be placed very easily in the rings of the agenda. .

Obviously, in addition to choosing features and options, you need to be able to enter text comfortably. This has also been foreseen when designing Daatafax, and both in the “phonebook” mode and in the “daily agenda” mode and in the “notepad” we use an editing area of a little less than half a vertical screen, with the option to a spare area to facilitate the movement and copying of blocks of text.

In this editing area we can put and remove tabs, insert text, insert lines, delete lines, and copy, cut and move blocks.

In the “phone book” function there is also a text search mode, which facilitates the task of locating a person by their name, or their address, or in general by any data that appears associated with it.


It is a useful and easy-to-use program, which makes it, without a doubt, one of the best programs for its simplicity of use and concept.


In the following images you can check the original packaging.


  • Here is the original cover.

  • Here you have the restored cover.

Actual measurement of the cover: Width: 30.90 cm x Height: 20.30 cm


Discos originales suministrados con Daatafax.


Coming soon


Here are some extras included with the program:

Accessories order card.

It comes in the form of a triptych and its measurements are: Width 25.6' cm x Height: 17.00 cm.

Registration card.

Registration card, whose measurements are Width 14.80 cm x Height 10.60 cm.

Continuous paper.

The continuous paper comes with 47 sheets and its measurements are Width 12.00 cm x Height 16.50 cm.


Single sheet printed on plain paper in black and white. Its measurements are Width 14.80 cm x Height 21.00 cm.


Printed on plain color paper. Its measurements are Width 21.00 cm x Height 10.00 cm.



The disk images, obtained from the original version of Daatafax, have been recorded and verified.

  • Daatafax (Compressed .DSK file in ZIP format)


Below you can download Daatafax program manual or view it online. The manual sheet measures: Width 11.90 cm x Height 13.90 cm.

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