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.
I tried several browsers and service options and could never get it to work.