By Banshai SAS
Open the Mac App Store to buy and download apps.
Here is a nifty little app that automatically shrinks all the links and url's you copy to your clipboard.
Get rid of those clumsy browser add ons and slow web sites you've been using to generate small links, and stop thinking about it. With LittleLink, is just a matter of copying and pasting.
Every time you hit CMD-C or copy a link or url, LittleLink will automatically generate a short version of it and put it back on your Clipboard. You can then just hit CMD-V or paste it anywhere you want.
Since it's a native OSX app that runs in your menu bar, it works in every application. No plugins, no accounts, no configuration. Just set it to run at login, and forget about it.
It also features an "Exclusions" list, where you can add the domain names you don't want to be shortened. A really useful feature for those private links you don't want to share.
The following URL shortening services are supported:
More services will be coming soon.
What's New in Version 1.1
Adds support to StumbleUpon (su.pr) shortening service.
The BEST URL Shortener ever!
I have gone through several different URL shorteners and have never found one this easy to set up and use.
You install it, launch it, select the shortening service to use (I use google), set it to start up with your Mac.
That is it.
From this point forward any URL you copy will shorten and be added to your clipboard. Ready to be pasted anywhere!
Great Hopes But It Falls Flat
After installation, I was only able to get this to work once. It shouldn’t be this hard to get it to work especially if there are no instructions.
I did try the instructions mentioned in the comments but they still didn’t work.
Fast and Easy
Just set this app to open at login and your on your way! In response to "Cbales11-Don't waste your time" review. I think you may have done the same thing I did when I first tried to use this app. An icon appears on the upper right tool bar upon logging in with the Littlelink logo. Not only do you need to choose the shortening service you want to use, but you need to choose whether Littlelink will shorten the link automatically, or whether you choose to do it yourself manually.
Here's how that works (for those who might be confused by this like I was at first).
When Littlelink is not set to automatic (see the pull down menu from the icon on your toolbar) and you copy a link from your to your clipboard, the link copies as is. All you need to do to shorten it after you copy it is go to the Littlelink icon in your tool bar and select the top choice, "Create Littlelink from Clipboard". Then, when you paste, the link will show up as shortened in the service you have chosen. The default setting is for manual shortening, which may very well be why Cbales11 was not seeing a shortened link when pasted. I didn't either until I selected the Create Littlelink from Clipboard option after CMD-C'ing my link. You must select automatic shortening if you want that option (in the pull down menu).
This manual feature is good for people like me, who don't want to shorten every link. Some links I want them to show as is. If you don't care and you wish to shorten every link you copy from your browser, then select the "Create Littlelinks Automatically" option halfway down on the pull down menu. You can have it either way, you just need to choose/select the option the fits your needs best.
Great, simple, little app that shortens links without having to visit the service websites! Love the options for manual and automatic. 5 stars!