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Sync Facebook/Twitter posts with Google+

My business uses a Facebook page to post all of their updates on, which (I'm told) are also automatically posted to Twitter. I have just set up a Google+ page for the business, and I would like the ...
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How can I set Gmail to auto respond to all emails?

I've created a canned response. How can I use the filtration system for auto response in Gmail to reply to ALL incoming? Granted, I would only care for the auto response to be sent only to humans. I ...
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Auto-reminder for three people

Need to set an auto-reminder once daily for three people. Seems like a simple task but Microsoft Outlook needs to be running in order to do it. Also, I seem to run into roadblocks doing it with a lot ...
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Google Spreadsheets Calculation/Reinput Automation?

I have a little basketball stats sheet, and a cell that has a total of a specific player's statistic they have accumulated throughout the season. But there is no way I know of to update this cell ...
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Mirror / autoforward Google mail

Is it possible to create an autoforward rule and/or a mirror-like service for current users? We use Google Apps for Enterprise (paid version—includes Postini). I need that emails sent from/to a ...
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Automatically creating events related to a new event in Google Calendar

Does anyone know of an existing tool that will let you automatically create multiple events whenever a new event is added to a Google Calendar? The use case is if you always have the same pre/post ...
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Remove the name of the recipient from Gmail’s autocomplete

When Gmail autocompletes a recepient's email it goes something like: "John Stewart" <john@stewart.net>,. Can I force Gmail to remove the name (John Stewart) and leave only the email? And ...
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Are there any automation tools that organize your uploaded photos in Dropbox? [closed]

This is sort of a followup or corollary question to this: How to move Dropbox "Camera Uploads"? Are there any third party apps or simple automation tools/scripts that help you organize (and ...
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Automatically send emails from Gmail

I use Google Apps email to send out details of a product I sell to people who enquire about it via a web form. After a month or so I go through my Sent Mail folder and send a follow up email to all ...
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Auto CC all outgoing mail [duplicate]

Is there a way to auto CC to a specific email adress all outgoing emails from a Gmail account? I tried doing it with a filter but I don't have the option of CC. I know there is a script for ...
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Can you add videos automatically to “Watch Later” based on a subscription?

Is there a way to automatically add videos to your "Watch Later" list if you are subscribed to a channel? I want to utilize my "Watch Later" list to play through my subscriptions so that I can leave ...
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Any way to auto-approve requests to join new-style Facebook group?

Re-posting this since my previous post got closed as a duplicate, and the question they said it was a duplicate of does not fix my problem. I have a new-style group. Back when the new Facebook groups ...
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Any way to auto-approve requests to join Facebook group? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to make Facebook group open for joining? I run a group on Facebook and I get bombarded with requests to join it. I just want to allow anyone to join without me having to ...
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How to auto share to Google+ when share or like from Facebook?

I love both sites but get tired quickly to double my time doing the share jobs e.g. like button, share button, ... on both site. Is there a way to share in one site, says facebook, and that will be ...
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How can I get a Google Document to link to the editing of itself?

Imagine a published Google Document. On the bottom I want an "Edit this document" link. Is it possible to do this automatically, somehow? Maybe with a macro or similar? Edit: Just like on a Wiki page,...
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How can I modify a Gmail account to forward an email that comes in with additional parameters?

Say my Gmail account gets an email. How can I make it so that any email that comes to my Gmail account automatically forwards to another email bob@gmail.com with ADDITIONAL parameters in the body of ...
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Is it possible to teach Gmail to auto-hyperlink words in the body of an email?

I'm finding that I often write emails where the same words or phrases need to be hyperlinked to the same site every time I type them. I'm not talking about typing out website names that I want to be ...
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Make Flattr re-flattr automatically every month

I signed up to the Flattr service to support some of my favourite projects. However, it's starting to become a bit annoying because I need to log in every month to Flattr the same projects. Does ...
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Automated web form submission and retrieval

My ISP has a web form I can check to see what my current bandwidth usage and quota is. It's drudge work to everyday load that page, enter MAC address, submit, wait for results, scroll down to read ...
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Automate uploading of videos to YouTube

Is there a way to automate uploading of videos straight to YouTube? I would like to keep lots of home made videos. Of course, they are subject to being lost, or somebody could steal the the computer, ...
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Google Docs keeps reverting to Arial 11pt

I use Google Docs for typing up a lot of work, and I like to type it up in Garamond. However when I add line-breaks sometimes Google Docs decides to revert to Arial 11pt (the default style for a new ...

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