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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
28
comment Migrate files from one cloud storage provider to another
possible duplicate of How to sync between cloud storage without downloading and uploading again?
May
28
comment Is there a way to find all images or media in a WordPress blog that aren't used in posts or pages?
Is there a reason your "Unattached" list in the Media browser (example.com/wp-admin/upload.php?detached=1) doesn't work?
May
26
comment How do I obfuscate all contacts in Gmail?
It's unclear what you're after here. Even if you did "obfuscate" your contacts, Google leaves contact information available to you for at least 30 days (so you can rollback an error). And, of course, Google has backups of your data which basically last forever. What, exactly, are you trying to achieve?
May
26
comment How do I get large cover photos for springpad notebooks?
Springpad is ceasing operations June 25, 2014
May
25
comment Lost access to Gmail
How do I recover my Google password or username?
May
24
comment Evernote syncing: Can I prevent automatic syncing to speed up & stabilize my mobile experience?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about an iPhone app.
May
24
comment How to make a YouTube full screen stretch over two monitors?
While not strictly off-topic here, I think perhaps this question would do better on Super User.
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.