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Yes. In fact there is something better than "the original". After Google Reader turned out the lights, I experimented with a long string or RSS readers and aggregation systems. I eventually settled on Feedly and tried to camp out there. While the interface is polished and it does most things well, after a couple weeks I was frustrated with how little ...


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If you don't mind running your own (or can find a instance of it yourself ) tt-rss is a great RSS feed reader. After having google reader, and then another alternative I tried closed down, running my own seemed the best way to ensure I'd have a RSS feed reader I could rely on ads? What ads, you're running it yourself Categorization: as much as you'd like ...


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Feedly should do perfectly. See also a (slightly outdated) tutorial and Advertising: utterly minimal; recommended feed on some pages (don't actually know if those are algorithmic or algorithmic and paid advertising) Categorization: yep to your heart's content (with custom views definable for each category). Updating: Not instant in most cases; around 25% ...


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Feedbin Nice, minimal theme with good typography, with some options to change fonts and day/night themes. (Also has a nice mobile interface, if I do say so myself..) Ability to tag feeds. You can also run searches, and save searches as new meta-tags. The API is supported by the two big reading apps: Reeder (iOS) and Press (Android), along with various ...


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One product consistently comes out on top: GQueues. I am now actively using GQueues. I am still actively testing the other options as they progress (or as new options become available); GQueues is basic but hits on all the required points, even if it isn't flawless. Many of the projects below will say "we have sync! Just use Zapier/IFTTT/etc", but that is ...


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This is quite late, but I wrote a very simple program which does this: GoogleImageShell. It adds a shortcut to the right-click menu on images (JPG, PNG, GIF, BMP) which uploads the image to Google and opens the search results in your browser. It runs on Windows 7 and up, and requires .NET 4.6.1. The program is free and open-source; you can download a binary ...


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For most Image formats you already have the necessary software: Open Chrome From Explorer drag the file to Chrome Right Click and select Search Google for this Image You could also right click in Explorer and Select Open With then pick Chrome. I suggest not using over large files and remember that any such request will have to upload the image, at least ...


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Google Tracking-B-Gone for Greasemonkey will convert all Google links back to their original values, allowing you to copy as you would any other link.


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In google docs choose File > download > Microsoft Word (.docx) Edit: For completeness sake, also supports other formats as well.


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Have a look at this python command line tool: https://github.com/ckreibich/scholar.py Example usage if you want a bibtex file: $ scholar.py -c 1 --author "albert einstein" --phrase "quantum theory" --citation bt @article{einstein1917quantum, title={On the quantum theory of radiation}, author={Einstein, Albert}, journal={Phys. Z}, volume={18}, ...


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SwarmIQ We have a free and a premium tier: Free (no Ads): Support for upto 200 RSS Feeds, Folders, Tags, Starring, Interests (bundles of related RSS feeds) Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter integrations for sharing Social features to share with and follow other people using SwarmIQ Keyboard shortcuts App dashboard to control what features you want to see in ...


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I made gchat.simon.codes to do this. It's a hosted service, but you could also run the bot yourself if you want (it's open source). Note that it's intended for accounts that you never log into, but could be adapted to respond only when you're not available.


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Google calendar already does this. In the calendar settings, look at the 'Notifications' section. Make sure notifications are turned on. Make sure that a non-silent ringtone is selected. Make sure that vibrate is turned on. Also, if Google Calendar is set to use the system default notification ringtone, go into System Settings->Sound and make sure that a ...


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This is the closest I've got to solving the same problem I had. Ref: http://muzso.hu/2012/02/26/list-photos-and-videos-from-picasa-web-albums-google-that-are-over-a-specified-width-heig The attached Python script helps you with this. It should be run from the commandline with a Picasa Web Ablums or Google+ username as its first parameter and it'll ...


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EasyVoiceSearch, an extension for Chromium/Chrome Pros: Almost immediate. You have to wait 1–2 seconds to start talking. No user interface. Settings are in chrome://extensions. Sometimes, there's a red circular microphone icon on the right side of Chromium's omnibar though. Probably uses Google voice recognition. The description doesn't say whether it does....


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Ok this isn't a complete answer, but your reference to Google's API got me interested (hadn't heard of it before - and as you said, Linux is not great at voice recognition, so I've never bothered) and it looks like something that could be cool. The following script should (I say 'should', my computer here doesn't have a mic!) record a snippet, convert it, ...


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If you like KDE, you can use Kopete is an excellent alternative. Personally I advise you to use Empathy It is an instant messaging program supporting text, voice, video, file transfers and inter-application communication over many different protocols, including: AIM, MSN, Google Talk (Jabber/XMPP), Facebook, Yahoo!, Salut, Gadu-Gadu, Groupwise, ICQ and ...


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If you use KDE, you will find Telepathy is a great ready-installed choice. The Quick Chat widgets even show the avatar of the person in chat with me (I use for Facebook, but I think it also works for Google Talk). When your conversation is closed, the icon will disappears.


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If you use Google Chrome, you can install Hangouts from Chrome Web Store. Hangouts opens in a separate window and will continue to run even after you exit Chrome.


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The email client Mozilla Thunderbird also has a chat service which supports Google Talk accounts. It works on Ubuntu, and it is updated frequently. So you can assume that all bugs would be addressed quickly.


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If your calendar app doesn't give that options (which makes me wonder, as I never encoutered a device that had no reminder options), you might wish to take a look at some available Calendar-Alarm-Fixes. In the past, I had used Calendar Event Reminder, which lets you chose the calendars it should care for, and even gives more options to the reminders: Not ...


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On the premise of being incomplete, here are some of my recommendations: use the main Google search (via web), not the one of the store. My trick: intitle:<app_name> site:www.appbrain.com no idea Oh, #1 contained a spoiler: For ages (since the "tile store" launch, to be precise) I'm using Appbrain's website. It's pretty similar to what Playstore ...


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Aptoide is an alternative marketplace for mobile applications which runs on the Android operating system. In Aptoide, unlike the default Google Play Store, there is not a unique and centralized store; instead, each user manages their own store.


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Checker Plus for Google Chrome is able to provide voice notifications for Google Calendar. The voice notifications option can be enabled in the "options" menu for this extension.


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The Google Privacy add-on will turn tracked URLs into normal ones, which can then be copied normally. This add-on shows tracking-free links or optionally replaces the results with those links. Websites supported (for now) are Google, YouTube, Yahoo!, Bing and Facebook.


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I've developed a web app to manage my google tasks in a Trello like fashion. I know it's not a native windows app but I can make an electron app out of it if you are interested. it's called TasksBoard.app, try it out and let me know what you think ;) Cheers


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I would suggest trying the combination of Pyscape and the Mozscape API. Pyscape Free & Open Source Runs under python3.2+ which is also free & open source Produces CSV reports that you can then go on to customise, (hint python has lots of tools for manipulating CSV files and tools that can directly produce markdown or pdf files). Works with both ...


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Good news and bad news (and potentially good news). Good news - So we never found a replacement. Instead, we installed Parallels on his macbook, installed Win 7, installed Windows Live Writer, and created a shortcut to WLW on his Mac "desktop" (or iDesktop or whatever they call it). So when he double clicks the icon, Win 7 spins up in the background and ...


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Currently Outlook Google Calendar Sync offers everything you're after except for multiple calendars. Depending on what you need to achieve, you may be able to set this up through having multiple portable versions configured against different calendars in Outlook and Google. As to your other requirements:- - It's free and open source - Two-way sync is ...


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I have good experiences with both iCal4OL and gSyncIt. The latter syncs a lot more than just Google and is reasonably priced. Both products have licenses that are system-bound, not user-bound, so multiple copies need multiple licenses.


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