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 πŸ™‚

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?

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6 thoughts on “How to Shorten a URL

  1. Hmm, I don’t use Twitter. Although some of my friend said that it’s fun, but chances are that I will eventually ignore it. XD But yeah this post will definitely be handy for those who like to update! Long url codes are quite a bane sometimes-I’ve been there too, haha.

    1. I resisted for a long time, but I found it useful in the end. I use it primarily as a micro-blogging platform. Instead of making a post if I find something interesting, I just post a link on Twitter. If you ever do decide to join Twitter, please let me know πŸ™‚ In the meantime, if you do want to follow my Twitter updates, you can subscribe to RSS version πŸ™‚

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