I use Google Authenticator extensively, as I’m a big fan of multi-factor authentication. In fact, I wish I could use it everywhere I’m required to input a password.
But when using it with your Google account it can get in the way of applications requiring access. A thick mail client, for instance. An app that publishes to YouTube. An addon that syncs contacts.
They’ve solved this problem by allowing the creation of app specific passwords. Works great. But, as per usual with Google, finding the information you need can be problematic. So, log into your Google account and head here: