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Top Five Favorite (not most used) Web Apps:

  1. Gmail
  2. Google+
  3. If-This-Then-That
  4. Google Calendar
  5. Google Reader Feedly

May
24
comment IFTTT to send me a message using mobile messaging
If SMS doesn't work for you, what have you already tried? Obviously you can use the time/date channel for your trigger, but you need to select one of their available channels to send the message too. Go to ifttt.com/channels and see which one will suit you best.
May
23
comment How do I change my password on ebay?
The eBay interface has changed a lot since Phil originally posted this. In light of eBay's recent breach, I've updated this post to be more accurate.
May
23
comment IFTTT Twitter DM recipe not always firing
Seems like it should be working to me. I think you should contact the IFTTT people directly. This sounds like it might be a bug. In my experience they're pretty responsive.
May
22
comment pair device to YouTube running on Windows (not on smart TV/game console)?
That's why it's not an answer but a comment.
May
22
comment pair device to YouTube running on Windows (not on smart TV/game console)?
Get yourself a Chromecast.
May
18
comment Why do classic Google Maps and the modern Google Maps show different types of driving times?
Because the newer Google Maps has a better algorithm? Because the newer Maps is using Waze data?
May
16
comment “My places” is missing
Where are you located? If I recall "My Places" is not available everywhere.
May
15
comment Control the maximum characters per line
Gmail doesn't force wrapping anywhere. Could it be your browser or perhaps a browser extension that modifies how textareas work? Can you provide a screen shot of what you're seeing?
May
15
comment Sent mail still reflects old email name when I receive a response to message
The second point here is almost certainly what's causing the issue.
May
15
comment Google Calendar notifications go to Gmail spam box
It might take marking several of these as "not spam", and some time, before Gmail "notices".
May
15
comment How do I get the 'reminders' channel in IFTTT to work with Gmail?
What is the "reminders app"? The Gmail channel most certainly has a send a message action. What, in particular, are you having trouble with?
May
15
comment How long do embedded images stay available in draft emails in Gmail?
Not documented anywhere as far as I can see. Nor have I seen anywhere that someone has experimented to figure it out.
May
15
comment How can I search for emails sent to multiple recipients in Gmail?
Are you looking for message that you've, say, sent to John and Mary, or are you looking for messages sent to anyone as long as it's more than one person? If the latter, that's really rather impossible.
May
2
comment Keyboard shortcut to switch between Google accounts?
You might be able to hack something together yourself using bookmark shortcuts and specially formatted URLs. lifehacker.com/5733636/…
May
2
comment Keyboard shortcut to switch between Google accounts?
Five tabs followed by Enter seems to work (assuming your focus isn't elsewhere) but not a specific keyboard shortcut I've found (yet).
May
1
comment How to bulk upload and schedule posts with photos on Facebook Page for free?
Worse, these are links to what appears to be your own blog. The community does not tend to like such self-serving.
May
1
comment How to bulk upload and schedule posts with photos on Facebook Page for free?
If the links don't work, there's nothing of value here. I shouldn't need to go to another site to get any useful information. See, for instance, this: Your answer is in another castle: when is an answer not an answer?
Apr
30
comment How do I delete lots ( >10,000) of files on Dropbox?
This shouldn't have been migrated to Web Apps. Dropbox isn't necessarily a web app. Certainly the OP is having trouble with the desktop client.
Apr
28
comment Is there no way to get Google Calendar to show all my task lists at once?
How does this solve the original problem of viewing tasks from multiple lists?
Apr
28
comment Gmail keeps on logging me out every little time
There really isn't enough information here for us to help you. Are you using a VPN or a proxy? Does your ISP aggressively change your IP address? Are you seeing anything weird in your recent activity (such as logins from places you've never been)?