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By Amit Agarwal | Software tutorials, #tech and productivity tips curated by @labnol

How to Receive Files in your Google Drive from Anyone

A school teacher wants to have a public drop box (not Dropbox) where students can upload homework assignments. A recruiter wants to have an online …

Google

The Best Websites to Learn Coding Online

The Learn to Code movement has picked up momentum worldwide and that is actually a good thing as even basic programming skills can have a major …

Programming

How to Link to a Specific Paragraph of a Google Document

You have written a lengthy essay in Google Docs that spans several pages and it’s public on the web. How do you create a link that redirects people …

Google

How to Write a Successful Blog

In 2004, I left the corporate world and started a tech & how-to blog called Digital Inspiration. I have been blogging for more than 10 years now and …

Blogging

Save your YouTube Videos to Google Drive

You have been uploading videos to the YouTube website all this time but you are now looking to explore additional channels. Maybe you can put them on …

YouTube

Edit the Text and Images of your PDF file in the Browser

If you need to make changes in an existing PDF file, you need to get hold of the original document that was used to create the PDF, make the edits in …

Google Docs

Find How Many Visitors Are Not Seeing Ads on your Website

Adblocking software like AdBlock Plus have become mainstream and now pose a significant threat to web businesses that are dependent on online …

Google

How to Create YouTube Playlists without Logging In

How do you share a collection of YouTube videos in an email newsletter or on the social media. The best option is that you create a new YouTube …

YouTube

How to Save Tweets for any Twitter Hashtag

Wouldn’t it be nice if Twitter had an Export button? You search for a trending #hashtag, an old tweet or your brand name, and all the matching tweets …

Google

How to Make Your Wired Printer Wireless

Your laptop and desktop computers are connected over a Wi-Fi network but you still need a physical USB cable to connect your wired printer to one of …

Wireless

How to Upload your DVDs on YouTube

If there’s a party happening at your home, you’ll probably capture the moment on a Flip video camera and then upload it straight to Facebook or …

YouTube

Increase Your Wi-Fi Signal Strength with a Foil

Are you looking for ways to increase the signal strength of that wireless router in your home without having to invest in a Wifi extender?

Then head …

Wi-Fi

How to Print to a Windows Connected Printer from Mac

You have a desktop computer running Windows and this machine is connected to a printer with a USB cable. It is a simple (classic) printer that is not …

Microsoft Windows

Gmail Size Search Operator Finds all Emails with Large Attachments

Search Gmail messages by Size using the undocumented “size” operator

Wondering which email messages are eating up all the Gigabytes of space that you …

Gmail

How to Track Gmail Messages with Google Analytics

Google Analytics is often used for tracking visits to web pages and mobile apps but did you know that Google’s Analytics service can also be used for …

Google

How to Get Refunds from the iTunes App Store

The iTunes Apps Store policy states that all sales are final but if you have a genuine and valid reason, Apple will issue a refund. If you are …

iTunes

Find the Date When a Web Page was First Published on the Internet

There are three dates associated with any “public” web page that’s available on the Internet:

#1. The publication date – this is the date when an …

Search Engines

Amit Agarwal, the man who brought professional tech blogging to India

Two hundred and six kilometers south of Delhi lies Agra, one of the most populated cities of Uttar Pradesh. Referred to as Agravena in the …

India

How to Send Personalized Emails using Mail Merge in Gmail

Mail Merge is a popular feature of Microsoft Outlook and Word but if you happen to live in the world of Gmail or Google Apps, no worries as even …

Email

TweetDeck Trick – Clear all the Columns in One Go

The TweetDeck app for Twitter needs a button that will let you clear tweets from all columns with one click. Till then, use the Clear TweetDeck …

TweetDeck

Restrict Google Forms to only Allow One Entry Per Person

You have created a survey using Google Forms but people have quickly figured out a way to game your poll and tilt the results in their favor. They …

Google

Save your Gmail Messages as PDF Files in Google Drive

The older version of Gmail had a useful feature that would let you quickly save an email message in Gmail as a Google Document in your Google Drive. …

Google

Expand the Range of your Wireless Network with any Old Router

The wireless range offered by your router will vary depending on which Wi-Fi standard it supports – is it 802.11g or 802.11n compatible? – and its …

Wi-Fi

Bring Gmail’s Archiving Feature to Microsoft Outlook for Mac (without scripting)

The Archive feature in Gmail comes handy when you would like to preserve an email conversation forever but at the same time move it out of your main …

Gmail

How to Find the Wi-Fi Password of your Current Network

Your computer is connected to a Wi-Fi network but you do not remember the password that you had earlier used to connect to this particular WiFi …

Wi-Fi

Learning Vim for Beginners

Vim, or Vi Improved, is an extremely powerful text editor that lets you do almost everything using keyboard shortcuts. You can replace text in a …

Text Editors

What You Can Do With Gists on Github?

Github is the popular website among software developers for sharing code. The site hosts over 12 million open-source projects — including games, …

Git

How to Password Protect a Google Form

When you create a form using Google Forms, the form is public by default meaning it can be filled out by anyone on the Internet as long as they know …

Google

How to Remove Password from PDF Files with Google Chrome

The bank sends me monthly credit card statements as password-protected PDF files mostly because they contain personal information. I archive these …

Google Chrome