42
votes
6answers
9k views

How can I backup all of my tweets?

Is there a way to download a backup of all of my own tweets, in case Twitter ever goes down for good?
41
votes
18answers
1k views

Alternative to Facebook [closed]

I'm looking for an alternative social networking site to Facebook. Here's a list of preferred features: Friends list to connect with others Photo sharing integration with Flickr Video integration ...
41
votes
6answers
48k views

How can I follow someone on Twitter without them knowing?

Is it possible to follow someone on Twitter without them knowing?
41
votes
14answers
39k views

Remove the Chat box from the left pane on Gmail

I don't ever use the chat feature of Gmail. Is there a way to get rid of the chat box on the left side? I can minimize it, but it still shows my name and the "Search, add, or invite" textbox. I can ...
41
votes
8answers
36k views

Wildcard search in Gmail

Is wildcard search possible in Gmail?
41
votes
2answers
1k views

How can I upload videos > 15min to YouTube?

I see that some YouTube users have quite lengthy videos. But if I ever try to upload a video of length more than 15 min, YouTube stops me. How can I get more privileges in YouTube?
41
votes
1answer
10k views

How does Google's new two-factor authentication work with IMAP, POP, etc.?

I'm very excited about Google's new two-factor authentication. Two-factor authentication means, in this case, that instead of just authenticating based on "something you know" (your password) you also ...
41
votes
0answers
2k views

Are there other web alternatives of Google Reader? [duplicate]

I assume probably most of you use Google Reader for following and reading RSS or Atom feeds. My question is are there any web alternatives that some of you have used and are happy with?
40
votes
2answers
6k views

Any risk in replying to a message on Facebook?

I got a message from someone I've never met before, or even heard of, from Nigeria. He wants to learn to write Java code and is asking me if I can recommend any websites or e-books to help him. He ...
40
votes
4answers
23k views

How do I get Gmail to ask me to be a mailto handler again?

I noticed that when I open up Gmail on Google Chrome, a popup near the top asks me if I want to let Gmail be my "mailto:" handler. If I select "No," I'm assuming that Gmail will no longer ask me to ...
40
votes
2answers
22k views

With Google Drive, how can I have a single document in multiple folders/collections?

I tried Google Drive today and promptly noticed that the "organize" feature of Google Docs went from a multi-selectable checkbox (in which you can check multiple collections for a document to be ...
40
votes
4answers
2k views

Is there a way to remove sites permanently from (my personal) Google search results?

I'm regularly finding sites that copy content from elsewhere (mailing lists, etc) while not providing any added value. Quite to the contrary, they are pretty heaped with ads. I'd like to remove those ...
39
votes
7answers
637k views

How do I retrieve a message I accidentally archived in Gmail?

I was trying to mark an email as "Important" in Gmail and accidentally archived it. Now I cannot locate it, since there is no "archive" label anywhere. How do I get it back?
39
votes
9answers
322k views

How to disable “Seen by” in Facebook chat

When two or more people chat together, Seen by appears when one of the participants views the last message. It is nice to know your message has been viewed, but it is also an invasion of privacy. ...
38
votes
2answers
14k views

How do you manually block-quote in Gmail's new compose interface?

Gmail recently released a new UI for compose. How do you manually quote a paragraph? The block-quote button seems to have disappeared from the formatting toolbar in the rich text compose editor.
38
votes
3answers
9k views

How do I get rid of “On Behalf Of” from my sent Gmail messages?

I have a Google Apps account with 1 primary domain and a secondary alias domain (let's say example.co.uk and example.com). When I send emails from the alias domain, the receiving person sees the ...
38
votes
1answer
18k views

Is there a way to use Trello offline?

Sometimes I work on a bus or in places, where I can't use internet. Is there a way to use Trello offline?
37
votes
9answers
89k views

Automatically open ICS files in Google Calendar

Lots of web sites have an option to export events as an ICS file that can then be imported into a desktop or web-based calendar (for example if you're invited to a Facebook event there will be an ...
37
votes
3answers
16k views

What are all the formatting options for a Google+ post?

What is the markup language for creating posts (and responding to posts)? I know of the following ones: To make text bold, use stars around the text: *bold text* To make text italics, use ...
36
votes
5answers
78k views

How to paste raw HTML into an email in Gmail?

I would like to send an HTML Newsletter from my Gmail account. I have the raw HTML, but how can I paste it into the editor, so Gmail will recognize it as HTML? Is this even possible?
36
votes
4answers
40k views

How to specify “OR” conditions for Gmail filter

How can I filter messages in Gmail using boolean OR conditions? For example, I can specify addresses in the To: or From: fields, but this only matches emails that meet both criteria. How can I match ...
36
votes
27answers
2k views

Online project management services [closed]

I need a user-friendly and cleverly designed web service to manage my projects and tasks. No matter if it's a free or paid service. Having a comment system and some game mechanics would be a big plus. ...
36
votes
16answers
2k views

Google Apps as an online harddrive?

Google provides some pretty cheap online storage. My organization is interested in using this to host backups of some of our data on the Google Cloud. We may just want to use this as an offsite ...
36
votes
2answers
9k views

Is Trello going to a pay model?

I'm loving Trello. I love the simplicity of it and how easy it is to build projects in it. I'm creating boards like crazy but I need to know that I'm not setting myself up for a heartache in the next ...
36
votes
10answers
14k views

Determine who unfriended me on Facebook

Is there a way to find out who "unfriended" me on Facebook?
36
votes
2answers
38k views

How do I connect Google+ with Twitter?

I want my Google+ account to be automatically updated when I post a tweet on Twitter.
35
votes
20answers
43k views

Is there a “youtube like” service for audio? [closed]

For uploading audio files (podcasts) and then embedding them in blogs and the like
35
votes
2answers
634k views

How to use Google's web cache to view a page [duplicate]

I have this Google webcache link of Forbes.com here: ...
35
votes
4answers
79k views

A faster way to access Strikethrough on Google Docs

I use a document on Google Docs as a simple to do list. I hate it that I have to access the Strikethrough command via a menu. Is there a hidden keystroke to toggle Strikethrough or perhaps a way ...
35
votes
3answers
10k views

Is Google+ available for Google Apps accounts?

Google Plus launched today but when I try to check it out, I get the error: Google Profiles is not available for your organization. I have Google Apps on my domain. Am I missing a setting in my ...
35
votes
5answers
22k views

In Gmail, how can I attach an attachment from one email to another, without saving the attachment first or forwarding the message?

I often need to attach attachments from one email (or multiple ones) to another, without wanting to forward the original message. In a desktop client I would simply click and drag the attachment from ...
35
votes
8answers
15k views

In what order are filters processed in Gmail?

If I have multiple filters that match the same email do they all get processed? If so, in what order are they processed? What if the first filter matched modifies the email to make it match (or no ...
35
votes
2answers
22k views

Embed Google Spreadsheet in Google Document

Is it possible to embed a Google Spreadsheet into a Google Document à la Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word? How about a chart from a Spreadsheet?
34
votes
4answers
66k views

Google Spreadsheets ISEMPTY() formula function

Is there any way I can check whether a cell is empty? There is a function ISBLANK() but it returns false when there's a formula in a cell even thought the formula doesn't return anything (or an empty ...
34
votes
1answer
2k views

What is the meaning of the little colored boxes (badges) on avatars in Trello?

My avatars have little little colored boxes in the lower right corners, sometimes yellow or green. Under the Members list I also have a blue box - I guessed this was an "owner" indicator. I didn't ...
33
votes
20answers
897 views

What is Wolfram Alpha good for? [closed]

I typically use Google for any data-gathering I need to do. Recently, I tried out Wolfram Alpha. This thing is pretty interesting. But I couldn't think of any use besides figuring out what the ...
33
votes
15answers
12k views

Copy raw link found by Google search, not the one with extra redirect added

In Firefox, after searching for some keyword in Google and getting a list of results, I would like to copy the link address of a particular result. But I find that the link address is not the actual ...
33
votes
2answers
58k views

Google Spreadsheet formatting a cell with wordwrap without switching modes?

How can one format a cell to have wordwrap in Google Spreadsheets? I've tried Shift+Enter, but that doesn't seem to work. One thing I know works is to place the Spreadsheet into List Mode and then ...
33
votes
2answers
18k views

How did this guy hack Twitter's 140-character limit?

Today I was surprised to see that a guy has hacked Twitter's 140-character limit. The message consists of 930 characters. How could this be possible? The direct link to this tweet is here. For ...
33
votes
4answers
120k views

How do I undo a thumbs down on Pandora?

I accidentally gave a thumbs down to a song I really like. Does anyone know how to undo a thumbs down for a song on Pandora's website? Edit: I can't reach the song in my immediate history
33
votes
4answers
29k views

In Google Drive, how can you link directly to “Download” a zip file and not view the contents?

When you share a Zip file in Google Drive, you land on a page to view all the files inside the zip file and to download the entire file the user has to click File → Download. I've noticed a lot of ...
33
votes
1answer
89k views

Change subject line in new Gmail compose window

With the old compose format, there is a section to edit the subject line. However, I'm not seeing this with the new compose window - am I missing something?
33
votes
1answer
190k views

How exactly does MEGA's download work?

When you download a file from the MEGA service, you are shown a pretty download progress bar within the browser. Once this progress bar reaches 100%, your browser then begins to download the file. ...
33
votes
3answers
5k views

How do I share a search query from Google?

Let's say I want to share the results from my query. There seems to be a lot of meta data in the query string. Which variables can be removed from the URL to still give a functioning Google search?
33
votes
7answers
35k views

Is there a way to search in Google using regular expressions (regex)?

It would be very useful if Google provided a regular expression search. Is there a way to do this? (OBS: I am not talking about false regular expressions like site:, filetype:, AND, OR or "Text". I ...
32
votes
7answers
50k views

How to set up Gmail to show more than 20 results per page when searching?

I've configured Gmail to show 100 messages per page when I view my inbox, and this was pretty straightforward. But when I search for something, it still shows 20 results per page. Can I set this to ...
32
votes
9answers
8k views

Label outgoing emails in Gmail when composing the mail

I try to label every single conversation that is in my Gmail inbox. For incoming mails this is super straightforward. I just hit L, type the first few letters of my desired label and hit Enter. So far ...
32
votes
5answers
19k views

Any way to contact a user on Github?

I'd like to contact a developer on Github to see how I can help out, etc. Any way to do this? I don't see the option anywhere.
32
votes
1answer
34k views

What does Treat as an alias do in Gmail?

When you set up a new account on Gmail to be able to send messages from that account, one of the options to choose from is Treat as an alias. The only documentation I found about the feature is this ...
31
votes
9answers
3k views

How can I back up all emails stored in my Gmail account?

How can I back up all emails stored in my Gmail account? Can some or all labels be preserved?

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