Quickly Create Online Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, or Forms?

If you want to quickly create a new doc, spreadsheet, presentation, or drawing, add the following links to your browser’s bookmark bar:

doc.new—new Google document
sheets.new—new Google Sheet
deck.new—new Google Slide
site.new—new Google site
form.new—new Google form

Manage audio and video in Chrome with one click?

With Chrome’s latest update, it’s now easier to control audio and video in your browser. Just click the icon in the top right corner of Chrome on the desktop, open the new media hub and manage what’s playing from there.

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Google Drive Tips?

  1. All PDF documents and scanned text images can be converted to editable format when you right click and “open with” Google Docs.
  2. Search for any word in documents and even in text images by searching for the word in the search bar.
  3. Shift+Z creates an instant shortcut for any folder or file so you can put it in two different locations at the same time; that way you don’t lose duplicate file space. PS: If you delete one, you delete both.
  4. Set an expiration date to any shared-by-email material by hovering over the region of the editing pen in the share options, a timer icon will appear with which you can set a date for the shared folder or shared file to expire.

Delete Duplicate Files in ur Google Drive?

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You probably have a few dozen duplicate files, chiefly MP3 and photos in the Google Drive. This https://softgateon.herokuapp.com/drivecleaner/ is a handy tool that scans selected directories and finds any duplicate files inside them. The app works with all sorts of files and can also be configured to scan sub-folders within a given directory. It supports IE10+, Chrome, Firefox… even provides a connection with Google Drive. You can directly scan duplicate files with your drive.

For Chrome users, here is it as a Chrome extension: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/duplicate-file-finder-cle/bkefnddmfngncidpmibnleniddiopejg


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10 Gmail Hacks ?

Here is a list of tips by the Chronicle that will surely help you “Gmail“!

1. Labels

Find yourself receiving thousands of emails and don’t seem to understand how you could categorize all the emails on a particular topic, at one place? Well, like in real life, you can read the mail, label it those emails and voila! You create a virtual folder on the topic.

These make it easier to search and find an email along with which, adding label(s) to email, categorizes them such that upon clicking on the label you will be able to view all the other email you have labelled as the same as well.

How to add a label

To add a new label to your inbox, go to settings on the right hand-side of the screen. From there select the labels tab and scroll to the bottom, and add a new label.

Adding a label to an email

Select and open an email you want to label, then click on the ‘label’ icon at the top, next to the three dots.

2. Mark a colleague

Ever writing an email and wished it you could mention people in it, perhaps even like on WhatsApp?
Actually you can.

Only, instead of using the ‘@’ sign, using the ‘+’ sign and follow it with the person’s name. Gmail will subsequently list your contacts and you can pick therein. This will also subsequently cc the contact on the email so they get a copy too.

3. Un-sending feature

Let’s face it, we have all typed an over-reaching, faulty, rude or inappropriate email at some point or the other. In the unfortunate occasion that you have accidently sent it to another unfortunate receiver in your contacts list, you can use this feature and save yourselves.

Present in Google’s settings tab, you can activate an ‘undo send’ feature that can be times to work within 5-30 seconds.

Under this, after sending an email a bar would appear which would let you undo sending the email and edit or discard it instead.

4. Different email addresses

If you’re, naturally, finding it tough to make different emails for personal and work purposes, Google allows you to add keywords to your email address for easy sorting.

For example an email sent to (your username)+(purpose eg. work)@gmail.com will not only land in your inbox but will also easily be able to sort it using the keyword in the search box.

5. Tasks

Did you know Google also allows you to create tasks for yourself inside the app under a feature known as ‘Tasks’?Say if you can’t seem to remember to reply or send an email, the feature will let you set a reminder for yourself at a particular time and date.

You can use this by opening an email and clicking on the three dots at the top. From there you can select ‘add to tasks’ and set yourself a reminder.

6. Personal level indicator

Filter through mass, promotional or informative emails to know exactly which ones have been specifically addressed to you. This feature stars emails based on how personally this has been addressed to you, such as if it is out of a mailing list, directed to three to four people including you or if it is only directed to you.

You can activate this by going to settings on the top right and scrolling down on the ‘general’ tab to ‘personal level indicators’. This will show no arrows if the email is sent through a mailing list, a single arrow if sent to more than one person and only one arrow if it is specifically addressed to you.

7. Let others check your email

Going out of town, or need somebody to help you answer all your emails on a deadline? This Gmail feature lets you give other accounts access to your inbox without giving away login credentials.

Simply, go to settings, accounts and import and select ‘Grant access to your account’. You can then also choose whether you would want to see emails they have checked as marked ‘read’ or not.

8.Schedule Send

Gmail’s this feature lets you type in your email, save it to drafts and then time it to a setting you would like for it to deliver at.

To activate it, type or open a draft and click on the small arrow next to the send button to schedule and send your email at a better time (and date).

9. Self-destruct

In an unlikely combination, however still useful, Google will now allow you to exchange emails which self-destruct a day after you send them. So be it an embarrassing image, text, or video it will delete minimum within a day and remain copy, forwarding, downloading, and print protected.

To send a confidential email click on the lock icon at the bottom, before sending your email then set a period after which it would self-destruct.

10. Payments and subscriptions

Last but not the least, sort out your unimportant emails and separate out the important ones through Google. By going to ‘Google account’ from your profile picture on the right and going to payments and subscriptions, you can see all information on reservations, payments, subscriptions, etc. from your emails in one place.

A Restart Button to Restart Chrome Safely?

How To Restart Chrome or any Chromium-Based Browsers Without Losing Open Tabs

If you Copy-Paste chrome://restart in the browser’s address bar, it will instantly restart your browser without losing running tabs or windows.

But the fastest way to restart the browser with a single click is to use the internal command as well as the bookmark bar.

1. Right-click on the Bookmarks bar and select “Add page…” from the drop-down menu and select the Bookmarks Bar as the folder to save your button in.

2. After you select “Bookmarks Bar” in the menu, give any name for the bookmark and type chrome://restart in the URL field.

Click on the “Save” button to create the bookmark.

3. Now you just have to click the bookmark to restart your browser.

How To Restart Chrome From The Bookmark

Toggle Ctrl+Shift+o (on Windows and Linux) or ⌘ + Option + B (on Mac) to make the Bookmark bar visible; then find the currently-created bookmark by name, and then just drag and drop it into the Bookmark bar.

Record your Screen with YouTube??!!

Did you know you can record your screen with YouTube without requiring any desktop software? All you need is a YouTube account and a web browser.

Step 1: Sign-in to YouTube with your Google Account, click the Upload button in the upper left corner and choose Events under Live Streaming. If you never done this before, YouTube make require you to verify your phone number to enable streaming.

Step 2: You are on the Create Event page. Give your screencast video a title, set the privacy of the video to either Unlisted or Private and click the “Go Live Now” button.

Step 3: This will open the Hangouts on Air page. You can click the camera icon to turn off webcam recording. Similarly you can toggle the microphone icon if you do not wish to record audio.

Step 4: Now click the Screenshare button in the left toolbox and select a desktop window that you wish to record for your screencast. Remember that if you using multiple virtual desktops, it will only show program windows that are active on the current desktop.

Step 5: Click the Start Screenshare button to share your screen and then click Start Broadcast to start recording the screen. This is a private session so nobody can watch your broadcast while it is being recorded. When you are done with the recording, click the Stop Broadcast button and switch to the YouTube website.

That’s it. Go your YouTube video dashboard (youtube.com/my_videos) and you’ll see the new screencast video that you’ve just finished recording. You can download the video to your Google Drive or share it withe world.

The videos are recorded in 720p HD and this it would be a good idea to resize your desktop window to the 16:9 ratio before hitting the broadcast button

Create Appointments From Chrome?

To create events directly from Chrome, write ‘make an appointment for’ followed by time or date of appointment. Et Voila, there’s your create event link! Click Create Event. Google will automatically create and instantly add that event to your calendar.


Stop Google From Collecting Your Data?

If you are using CHROME as a browser, this Chrome extension tells the Google Analytics JavaScript not to send information to Google Analytics.

To provide website visitors the ability to prevent their data from being collected and used by Google Analytics, we have developed the Google Analytics opt out Browser extension for the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js, dc.js). If you want to opt out, download and install the extension for your web browser. In order to function, the opt out extension must be able to load and execute properly on your browser. Updates to your browser or operating system may affect the functionality of the opt out extension. More information about managing your extensions for Chrome can be found at https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/187443?hl=en_GB. By installing this extension, you agree to the Chrome Web Store Terms of Service at https://ssl.gstatic.com/chrome/webstore/intl/en/gallery_tos.html and the Google Analytics opt out Browser Add-on Terms of Service at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/intl/en_uk/eula_text.html.

Some Less Known Google Tricks?

Write in the Search Bar:

  1. Tip Calculator: You can ask Google to calculate the tip on dinner!
  2. Transformers release date: You can look up movie release dates in a jiffy.
  3. Pizza vs Hamburger: Trying to be healthy? Get help deciding what to eat.
  4. Flight 810 us airways: It can check on your flight for you.
  5. Sunrise Mexico: tell you the exact times of sunrise and sunset.
  6. Do a barrel roll: the browsers will turn 360 degrees!
  7. Tilt: you can make it lean over just a little bit
  8. Anagram: It will create anagrams out of the words you enter!
  9. Zerg Rush: Play a hidden game built into the search engine.

Some Google Tricks?

  • Google Mirror? You’ve probably heard of “Google Mirror”? or probably “Google Pacman”? “Mirror Bing” ? “Google Guitar”?!?!?! These are basically a waste of time but we can’t admit they’re no fun! Type My Google in reverse elgoog for Google and im for my (because we can’t use ym as extension)… And here’s some fun stuff from Google: elgoog.im
  • Set Alarm? To set an alarm, just type set timer for followed by a number of minutes or a specific hour you’d like an alert! Just make sure the volume is on!
  • Specific Search? For a certain type of file for example a pdf document about music production, type music production filetype:pdf – Other operators that Google understands: intext:, allintext:, intitle:, allintitle:, inurl:, allinurl:, author:, location:, define:, time in:, translate:, link:  …for example: time in Spain, intext:music production, inurl:musicfiles …etc
  • Cricket Live Scores? Just type Cricket Live Score in search and this will return with complete live score of current matches!

Has Your “Gmail” Been Hacked?

Google has provided users with tools right within the Gmail inbox that can help keep your account secured. Here’s how it works:

Log into your Gmail account using a desktop browser. Scroll down to the bottom of your inbox and locate a link called “Details”. When you click on it, a pop-up window will appear, and it will show you a detailed list of the last ten times you – or anyone else –has accessed your account. It will also show you how and where it was viewed. You’ll know if the inbox was opened using an email app, browser, smartphone app and the IP address through which it was accessed.