Saturday, November 28, 2009

Quick Wave Tip: Easy Archive

So, you got some really big public waves with 50, 100 or more blips, and maybe full of gadgets, too? I bet they take a long time to load, and they show up in your inbox every time someone makes an update. Sometimes you just want to Archive it or Trash it or mark it as Read, but in order to do that you have to first click on it to select it, which also opens it, and then you have to wait for it to fully load before you can take an action.

To get around this, hold down the Shift key while you click a wave. This will select it, but it won't open it. Then you can Archive it or whatever. You can also keep Shift+Clicking on a bunch of waves if you want to Archive more than one wave at once. Simple, eh?

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Hidden Wave Features: Search by Language

Like I said in another post, searching in Wave can be really useful if you know just what to search for. The problem is that getting the goods out of it can be tricky and you gotta search for extremely specific phrases, like "with:public" to find public waves. Wanna learn how to skip over all those English-only waves and reveal the hidden multilingual world within Google Wave? You've come to the right place.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Making Google Wave work with E-Mail & Facebook

Google Wave is really fun, but that's only when you can actually find people to talk to. That's a problem right now, since it's pretty private and most of your friends, family and coworkers probably don't have accounts. Luckily, some nice people have put together a really good bot that successfully integrates wave & e-mail. The bot is pretty basic, but I've actually made a complete move over to wave without losing contact with people on e-mail, and even facebook. Here's how.