Readers offer their best tips for batch forwarding messages in Gmail, forcing YouTube to play large videos, and breaking up overwhelming jobs in to small bites.
Every day we receive boatloads of great reader tips in our inbox, but for various reasons—maybe they’re a bit too niche, maybe we couldn’t find a good way to present it, or maybe we just couldn’t fit it in—the tip didn’t make the front page. From the Tips Box is where we round up some of our favorites for your buffet-style consumption. Got a tip of your own to share? Add it in the comments, email it to tips at lifehacker.com, or share it over at our user-run blog, Hackerspace.
Email Batch Forward Lets You Forward Multiple Gmail Messages
Zack shares this Chrome extension for batch forwarding Gmail messages:
It’s currently impossible to forward a batch of emails in gmail. You have to go in and forward each message one at a time. So I wrote an extension that does it for you. After you install the extension, just select all the message you want to forward using the check boxes in Gmail. Click the extension button and it loads a separate page where it automatically forwards each of those messages for you and then closes the page.
Keep YouTube Videos Large with this Bookmarklet
Derek shares this tip for forcing YouTube to display large videos:
Go to YouTube, click the bookmarklet, and you’re all set. It creates a persistent cookie that causes YouTube to switch to large videos every time you visit the site. You can reverse it by deleting the cookie or modifying the code so that it has a date in the past.
ElephantBytes Breaks Big Jobs into Small Tasks
David shares this app (iOS: 99 cents) that helps break up overwhelming jobs in a fun way:
Here’s an app that might help you tame those overwhelming jobs. It’s a productivity and project management app based on the old adage, “How do you eat an elephant, one bite at a time.” ElephantBites helps you take that overwhelming project and break it down into small actionable bites.
Keep Limber at Your Desk with These Back Exercises
Dina shares this site with back exercises you can do at your desk:
Working at a desk all day hurts, especially your back. But you can make it a lot better by taking time to do a few simple back exercises. This site walks you through a few easy exercises and stretches you can do right at your desk.