Understanding Google’s Other Contacts

Google Contacts is designed to help any Google account holder with an easy way to manage their contact list, similar to other contact management tools. However, you may see some strange address records that show up in your address book. These are called “Other Contacts.” In this tutorial, I’ll explain what are “Other contacts” and what you can do with them.

Best Ways to Import Contacts to Gmail

Imported record to Google Contacts.

If you ever want to move records from your content management system (CMS) or Microsoft Outlook into Google Contacts, we have some tips for you. This tutorial includes a starter CSV template with headers and sample data that will make the process easier.

How to Manage Cookies in Chrome

Listing of all cookies sorted by domain.

I’m a creature of habit and each Wednesday I go to my local supermarket’s website to see the specials. Certain of these specials are unique to me so I need to log in to see them. This week I couldn’t log in. Each time I got a message saying my session expired and to log in again. I had a pretty good idea that the problem was with some site cookie. The good news is there are multiple ways to clear cookies for one site with Google Chrome.

Why Can’t I Open Email Links in Gmail?

Dev tools responds with "undefined"

Somedays, I just want to scream when things that did work, no longer work. This happened this week when I needed to contact a vendor by email. This is usually a simple task where you click an email link and it opens in your default application. Instead of getting Gmail to open up in Chrome, I was staring at the Microsoft Store email app.

Essential Gmail Keyboard Shortcuts & Customization

Toggle for Gmail keyboard shortcuts.

Keyboard shortcuts are a great way to enhance your productivity. The benefits are compounded the more you use a program like Gmail. The problem is learning them and committing them to memory. In the case of Gmail, there are quite a few and some don’t seem intuitive to me.

How to Make a Letterhead in Google Docs

Google Docs template gallery

People often think Google Docs isn’t full-featured. However, it can handle many of the tasks of commercial programs. But sometimes, you just have to know how to work around the system. In this tutorial, I show how to make a letterhead template with a logo.

How to Use VLOOKUP in Google Sheets

VLOOKUP Function

VLOOKUP is one of the most popular spreadsheet functions with spreadsheet fans. It allows you to lookup needed values and use them elsewhere in your spreadsheet. This tutorial will show you step-by-step on how to use the function. Includes downloadable file.

Managing Pop-Ups in Google Chrome

Adding a domain

Many of us have been conditioned to block pop-ups in our web browsers. I do this because most of them are intrusive and hinder me from reading. The problem is sometimes you need pop-ups as they are part of the site. This happened to me when I was going through an online course. Fortunately, Google has a way to selectively allow pop-ups in these cases.

See Which Apps Access Your Google Account

connected apps to your Google account

We’re living in an interconnected world which offers a lot of conveniences. We can use Google, Facebook, OAuth to connect us to online services and apps. The downside is that there are more “bad actors” trying to trick us and gain access to our info.