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I have two Google accounts, my main one which is used for Drive (formerly docs), Calendar and also a lot of 3rd party apps via the 'login with Google' feature.

The other Google account I use for my email on Gmail (although the account is under a custom domain running on Google Apps for Business).

The problem I'm having is that although I can have multiple accounts signed in in a browser, when you move between products it tends to stick in the same account. So if I'm using account-A for Drive, and I switch to Gmail, it stays in account-A (even though account-A doesn't have Gmail set up).

I then have to change to account-B in the top right corner. Is there a way to specify a default account for different products?

In other words,

use account-A for Drive and Calendars

use account-B for Gmail

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Not really, no. What I've done is to have two different browsers (Chrome and Firefox) logged in to different accounts (business vs. personal) and work that way. (You could probably do the same with one browser and the use of incognito mode/private browsing.) – Al E. Sep 20 '13 at 14:33
If you click the down arrow on the top left next to your "picture" you'll see an option "add account". Will this do what you want? (I've never used it) – Raystafarian Sep 21 '13 at 11:07

Google multiple sign-in feature only have one default account. The alternatives are, among others, for each account

  • use different web browsers
  • use a web browser that support multiple profiles
  • use different OS users profiles
  • use different devices

Sign in to multiple accounts at once - Google Accounts Help
Use multiple sign-in with Google Docs - Google Accounts Help

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