tech hacks

Here at Gizest, we love tips, tricks, and hacks that can make you more productive and get more out of technology. We are always on the hunt of new hacks and tricks, and also this time we came with the tech hacks that you and your friends might find amazing.

So without any further ado, here are 15 amazing tech hacks that can be learned in 10 minutes.

1. Download Entire YouTube Playlists

Tired of downloading video one by one from YouTube, then why not just download the entire playlists with just one click. Yes, that’s possible, just open the playlist on YouTube and copy the URL link from the address bar.

Now download 4K Video Downloader. Click “Paste Link“, choose the location, format, and quality that you want and download all the videos in that playlist.

2. Access Websites That Are Blocked In Your Country

Install this amazing “Hola Better Internet” chrome extension. With a single click, Hola Better Internet allows you to bypass geographical firewalls, that means you can access those websites that are blocked or censored in your country. It is a free and ad-free VPN proxy service that provides a faster and more open Internet.

Disclaimer: Although this extension will help you access almost any site that is blocked in your country, if you do so we are not responsible for any legal repercussions of it. We only tell you how a blocked URL can be accessed. We can’t tell whether it is legal to do so or not.

Related Article: 10 Best Google Chrome Extensions

3. Instagram Hacks: Look Through Pictures Without Worrying About Accidentally Liking Them

Live in fear no more. This is more of a hack than a feature, but here goes: To look through someone’s Instagram photos without “double-tap paranoia,” scroll through their feed while on airplane mode. Without internet access, you won’t be able to Like their photo even if you accidentally double-tap it.

The pictures won’t load in the first place if you start on airplane mode, though. You’ll have to go to the feed first so the pictures load, then turn on airplane mode, then start scrolling. When you reach the end and need to load more pictures, simply turn airplane mode off, let more load, and then turn it on again.

  • To turn on airplane mode on an iPhone/iPad: Swipe up from the bottom of the screen and click the airplane icon. Or, go to “Settings” and then “Wi-Fi,” and switch “Airplane Mode” on.
  • To turn on airplane mode on an Android device: Swipe down from the top of the screen. Then, swipe from right to left until you see “Settings,” and then touch it. Touch “Airplane Mode” to turn it on.

Read Related Article: 10 Hidden Instagram Hacks and Features Everyone should Know

4. Windows 10 God Mode

God Mode is one of the best features of Windows 10. It is a hidden folder that makes available a range of handy customization for your PC. The best part is that it is easy to install and not complicated. The God Mode feature basically offers users easy access to the innumerable features on Windows, as well as the customization options, all in a single interface. It also sorts them into categories, such as Administrative Tools and Display, to make life a lot easier.

Learn more at The Ultimate Guide to Windows 10 God Mode

5. Remotely Control YouTube on PC From Your Smartphone

That’s right, it’s about (remotely) controlling YouTube from your Smartphone. Check this out if you want to know How To Remotely Control YouTube on PC From Your Smartphone?

6. Load Subtitle File Automatically

You don’t need to load subtitle every time you play the movie, How? Just rename the subtitle file (.srt file) same as movie name and keep in the same folder.

7. Download Torrents Automatically

Don’t you think it would be amazing if you initiate a torrent download on your home computer from anywhere? Yes, it is possible and Dropbox is the one that makes it possible. Here’s is how to pull off this trick.

  1. Install Dropbox and any Torrent client you want on your home computer.
  2. Open your Torrent client and go to Option >> Preferences.
  3. Click on Directories from the left panel. Now enable Automatically load .torrents from: and specify the path to your Dropbox local folder.

4. From now on, all you need to do is just download the .torrent file on your phone or any device and upload it on your Dropbox account. This will trigger your Torrent client installed in your home computer to start downloading the files automatically.

Read Related Article: 10 Cool Tips And Tricks To Get The Most Out Of Dropbox

8. Use Disposable Temporary Email Services To Avoid Spam

The Internet is filled with spam. If you are sure that the website you are Signing in, will only lead to spam. Then these free disposable temporary email services come in handy.

Fake Mail Generator http://www.fakemailgenerator.com/
FilzMail http://filzmail.com/
Email-fake http://en.email-fake.com/
10 Minute Mail https://10minutemail.net/
Mailinator http://mailinator.com/
MailDrop http://maildrop.cc/
ThrowAwayMail http://www.throwawaymail.com/

9. Convert A YouTube Video Into Animated GIFs

Do you know that there’s an easy way to make animated GIFs out of your favorite YouTube video? Just Navigate to YouTube, and the video you like to turn into an animated GIF. Add gif before youtube in the URL (see the marked portion below).

You’ll immediately be redirected to gifs.com and you will see the video getting converted into animated gif.

10. Reveal The Password Hidden Behind Asterisks And Dots

Whenever you type your password to login to any site, you will see that your password is hidden behind asterisks or dots, but if you want to reveal it (only for temporarily) then follow the below simple steps:

  • Simply right-click on the password field, click on “Inspect Element” (Chrome and Firefox).

 

  • You will see the HTML code that the website consists of. You will also see something like type=”password”. And once you double click on “password” you’ll be able to edit this field.

  • Now simply replace the word “password” with the word “text” or “char” and you are all done.

 

11. Organize Your Emails With Labels

If you got quite a messy inbox that means you are using your primary Gmail account for all of your personal messages and work-related content. But you can get out of this situations and have clean and organized emails in your inbox forever. You should take the advantage of Gmail Labels and Filters features, this will organize your emails in the inbox with custom labels you create.

Learn more at How To Organize Emails with Labels: The Ultimate Gmail Guide

12. Create An Invisible Folder

How about creating an invisible folder? That’s right, totally invisible- blank name and no folder icon. Here is how to pull this off?

  • Create a new folder.
  • Delete the file name and then press Alt+255 (from your Numpad) and voila! your nameless folder.
  • Now, change your nameless folder icon- select the invisible icon on the change icon tray. It is somewhere the white space is left.

13. WhatsApp Tricks and Tips

WhatsApp had more than 1 billion monthly active users. Chances are if you know someone with a smartphone, they’ve got WhatsApp. No other messaging platform can beat WhatsApp for reliability, simplicity and the sheer number of contacts using it. So without any doubt, we can say that Whatsapp is the best all-around instant messaging app. And here’s 15 Best WhatsApp Tricks and Tips that you should know.

14. Lock A Folder Using Notepad

That’s right lock a folder without any third-party tool, all you need is Notepad. Here’s how you can pull off this notepad trick:

  • Open Notepad.
  • Copy the text below and paste into notepad:
cls
@ECHO OFF
title Folder Locker
if EXIST "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}" goto UNLOCK
if NOT EXIST Locker goto MDLOCKER
:CONFIRM
echo Are you sure u want to Lock the folder(Y/N)
set/p "cho=>"
if %cho%==Y goto LOCK
if %cho%==y goto LOCK
if %cho%==n goto END
if %cho%==N goto END
echo Invalid choice.
goto CONFIRM
:LOCK
ren Locker "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}"
attrib +h +s "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}"
echo Folder locked
goto End
:UNLOCK
echo Enter password to Unlock folder
set/p "pass=>"
if NOT %pass%==password FAIL
attrib -h -s "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}"
ren "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}" Locker
echo Folder Unlocked successfully
goto End
:FAIL
echo Invalid password
goto end
:MDLOCKER
md Locker
echo Locker created successfully
goto End
:End
  • Replace password with your own password.
  • Save your file as .vbs. Give any name you wish for the file, for example, Lock.vbs.
  • Now, double click on Lock.bat file then a new folder named as Lock is created.
  • Save your files in Lock folder then again double click on the Lock.bat, a prompt is displayed.
  • To lock the folder press “y ” in the prompt.

  • To unlock press “n”  in the prompt.


That’s all. Let us know in the comments which ones you like, and if we missed any good ones!

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