How-to Guides

This is a collection of evergreen how-guides and detailed tutorials to help you do more with software tools that you use daily.

How to Use Twitter as a Gmail Notifier

You can use Twitter as a Gmail notifier with Google Script. You can also receive SMS text alerts for new email messages on your mobile phone via Twitter.

The Best Alternatives to Google Alerts

Google Alerts is quite a popular tool for monitoring your brand on the Internet but there are good alternatives to keep track of your online presence.

How to Use Flickr as a Photo Backup Service

Flickr offers 1 TB of free storage space, 200x more than Dropbox or Google Drive, and this should be enough to backup your entire collection of photos online.

How to Save Money While Shopping Online in India

Internet shopping is convenient and you often get discounts that offline retailers may find impossible to match. And if you put in some more effort, the online deals may get even sweeter.

The Most Essential WordPress Plugins

This is an always-updated list of the best WordPress plugins that will add new functionality to your WordPress blog. All plugins are available for download in the WordPress.org repository.

Create a Presentation with YouTube Videos

With Video Slides, you can quickly create a beautiful slideshow from one or more videos pulled from Youtube and Vimeo. Just past the raw video URLs in any format and the tool will bundle them into a presentation.

A More Efficient Embedding Method for YouTube Videos

The embedded YouTube video player loads several unnecessary files and increases the overall load time of your web pages. Here's a more efficient and light-weight alternative inspired by Google Plus.

How to Sign-up for Google Apps for Free

Though Google has officially discontinued the standard (free) edition of Google Apps, you can still sign-up for it for free using a simple workaround.

How to Bypass the New York Times Paywall

Learn how to get around the New York Times website paywall with a simple bookmarklet. You can then read stories on the nytimes.com website with a digital subscription.

Browse the Web Faster on a Slow Internet Connection

Browse the Web faster: If your current Internet speed is very slow and you are living in an area where broadband connections are still not available, here are some tips and tricks to help you download web pages faster on your computer.

Finding a Replacement for Google Reader

Google Reader is shutting down and we have around four months to move our existing RSS subscriptions to another feed reader. What are some of the good alternatives to Google Reader?

25 Common-Sense Tips for Tech Startups

Whether you are long developer building a web app or a small team of young entrepreneurs working on the next big thing, here are some simple tips and advice that should help bring more people to your product.