How to Shorten a URLAugust 9, 2009
Twitter messages have character limit, but some URLs are very long. How to shorten URLs quickly and efficiently?
An ideal application would transform the URL and copy it into your clipboard, so that all you have to do is Ctrl+V to produce some pasta. Your choice will depend on how much flexibility you want from the extension.
Ubiquity. This is the application I used because it has many other useful functions, but the URL shortening is not working properly now.
Spedr – URL Shorter. I find this extension perfect for the job. You just click a little lighting icon on the address bar and your short URL is already in your clipboard🙂
Some other possibilities:
Shorten URL. The advantage of this program is a choice of 100 URL shorteners. If for some reason you are not satisfied with one, you can always try another.
Social Whale. In addition to shortening, you can upload pictures to twitpic.com
What URL shrink do you use?