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

How to Find the Email Address

Email Autoresponder for Gmail

How to Use Google Sheets as an Amazon Price Tracker

The prices of products listed on the Amazon shopping website vary every day and a simple Google Spreadsheet can help you keep monitor and track these …

Amazon

Gmail AutoResponder is a Better Alternative to Canned Responses

If you find yourself writing the same email response over and over again – like a technical support request asking for instructions on how to do …

Gmail

Enable the Night-Reading Mode inside any iOS App

The latest version of Apple’s book reading app, iBooks 1.5, contains a new Night Theme that is designed to make reading easier on your eyes in …

iBooks

Track the Browser Size with Google Analytics

Google Analytics reports the “screen resolution” of the visitor’s computer but skips the other important metric which is the size of the browser …

Google Analytics

Tips to Extend the Life of your Gadget’s Batteries

Your mobile phones, tablets and laptops have rechargable Lithim Ion batteries that lose capacity as they age but with good care, the batteries may …

Batteries

All Popular Font Families in one Typeface Poster

This fonts table has a list of most popular typefaces grouped by their family /class.

Each cell in the periodic table lists the typeface and a one or …

Typography

Use Google as a Proxy Server to Bypass Paywalls, Download Files

If you have trouble accessing a web page either because the website is blocked at your workplace, or because that page happens to be behind a …

Google

How to Send Confirmation Emails with Google Forms

I maintain the India blogs directory and it accepts entries through a simple Google Form. The workflow is something like this – when someone submits …

Email

Adjust the Volume of your Android Phone without using the Buttons

Most Android phones have physical buttons on the side for controlling the playback volume and, whether you are listening to podcasts or watching …

Google

How to Accept Social Payments on your Website

Web publishers and content creators are experimenting with a “cash-less” payment model where people can use social networks to pay for premium …

Google+

How to Create an eBook from Wikipedia Articles

The Wikipedia website now includes tools to help you create formatted ebooks using content from one or more Wikipedia pages – here’s a sample ebook …

Wikipedia

How to Schedule Gmail Messages with a Google Sheet

Have you ever wanted to write an email message in Gmail now but send it a later date and time? Maybe you are sending birthday greetings and would …

Gmail

Find the Postal Address of any Location on Google Maps

Reverse Geocoding with Google Maps

Internally, the tool uses the Geocoding features of Google Maps to find the address of a particular point. When you …

Google Maps

Find How Many “Eggs” Follow you on Twitter

When you join Twitter, it sets your profile picture as a colored egg but for people to take you seriously, you replace that egg with your face. This …

Eggs

Take YouTube Videos Offline on your Mobile

YouTube users in India rejoice. You can now download YouTube videos on your Android or iOS device using the official YouTube app itself and watch the …

YouTube

How to Publish your own Podcast on iTunes

The Digital Inspiration podcast is now available on iTunes. You can also subscribe to the podcast in other podcatcher apps using this RSS feed. The …

Podcasting

The Good Parts

When Google launched Gmail in 2004, it bundled 40x more free storage space than competing web mail services. It seemed to solve all storage woes and …

All Gmail Users Have Two Email Addresses

You probably know that you can easily create multiple email aliases in Gmail by adding the plus symbol or dots to your Gmail username but here’s …

Gmail

The Best Tools for Saving Web Pages, Forever

Web pages change or may even disappear with time. Thus if you would like to preserve a web page forever, you should either need to download that page …

Google Drive

Use Quick Look on Mac to Preview Live Websites

Mac OS X has a handy preview feature known as Quick Look that helps you view the content of any file without having to launch the associated …

Previews

Find the Song Name Without Knowing the Lyrics

It happens all the time. You are sitting in a restaurant with friends or driving to work and there’s some beautiful music playing on the FM radio …

Lyrics

Run a Poll on Twitter with Google Forms

Twitter, unlike Google Plus, does not offer a native polling solution so you have to rely on an external service to run a quick poll or even a quiz …

Google

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

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 …

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 …

How to Host your Websites on Google Drive

If you are looking for a place to quickly host your websites but don’t have access to any web server, Google Drive is a great alternative. You can …

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 …

Routers