Amit Agarwal: The Easiest Way to Extract Email Addresses from your Gmail Account. “Introducing Gmail Address Extractor, a web app that parses email messages in your Gmail mailbox, finds all the email addresses in them and stores the list in a Google Sheet. You can export the sheet as a CSV file and import into Google Contacts, Outlook address book, MailChimp, or any other mailing list software.”
NeverEndingSearch: Nine Chrome Extensions (and a Google Add-On) too good to miss. “Over the course of the past couple of years, I’ve become particularly fond of a few Chrome tools that I consider too good to miss. These would be handy across the board, but especially in Google Classroom and Chromebook environments.”
MakeUseOf: Clean Up Wasted Space in Gmail Using This Awesome Trick. “If you’ve been using Gmail for a while now, or have been making good use of your Google Drive, the free 15 GB storage might not seem like enough. Before deciding whether to upgrade your storage, you can do a quick search to clear your Gmail account of large and unneeded emails. Unsurprisingly, Google’s Gmail search functions are pretty robust. You can search by date, recipient, keyword, and most importantly for this trick, by file size.”
Journalism.co.uk: Tool for journalists: Mercury, for audio transcription and translation. “Publishers are constantly looking for new ways to increase their video output in a fashion that is effective and not time-consuming. New tool Mercury, which is free and funded by the Google Digital News Initiative, has been designed to help news organisations use video and audio in their day-to-day work, and make it more accessible to audiences around the world.”
MakeTechEasier: How to Use Regular Expressions to Improve Productivity in Your Daily Tasks. “If you are already familiar with the basic power of regular expressions, you might be interested in knowing how they can be used. If you want to brush up on the basics, check out our Regular Expressions cheatsheet and Beginner’s Guide to Regular Expressions. Here are some daily tasks where regular expressions can improve your productivity.” A nice sideways way to get into regular expressions if you’ve never heard of them.
MakeUseOf: 6 Ways to Search ‘By Date’ on Google . “There is no question about the quantity of information Google throws back at us. But try out a few searches of your own and you will see that ‘old’ pages still sneak through. The pages may meet the gold standards of Google’s mystic search algorithm but the blast from the past doesn’t help my friend’s cause. Some information has a shelf life. And, right now you just want to see the results in chronological order by date.” Nice roundup!
The Next Web: 6 handy GIF-making apps you need in 2017. “GIFs are fun to share. It feels like there’s one for almost every different set of circumstances. But did you know that it’s not particularly difficult to create your own moving pictures? This is equally true for mobile devices, as there’s a wealth of GIF-making apps for Android and iOS.” I quite like MakeAGif; it’s a Web app.