Quickly Short URLs Direct From Browser With These Extensions

Quickly Short URLs Direct From Browser With These Extensions

In the world of Twitter and microblogging, we need to keep our messages short. So we also need URL shortening services to keep URL short. It helps in saving space and keeps track of statistics of the link. We can easily know how often the link was opened.

To short a URL, we need to copy the link, Open the URL shortening service website, paste the link to shorten and click on the short button. Then it will generate a short URL for the given URL. Although, the process is simple but we can make it faster by using browser add-ons and extensions. Confused? Yes, few browser add-ons are available that allow users to short URLs without opening the URL shorten service.
These browser extensions are available for Chrome, Firefox and other popular browsers. So whatever browser is your favorite, you can speed-up your URL shortening process.

URL Shortening Browser Extensions

1. Bitly

bitly URL shortening
Bitly is a well-known URL shortening service that brings a simple browser tool for all major browsers. It has a chrome extension and a JavaScript-powered bitmarklet. Thus, it brings a super-easy way to save & share links right from your browser. To shorten a link, click on this bitmarklet and it will open a sidebar with the URL of current tab in the text box along with the shorten link for the URL. If you wish to short another link, paste that URL into the box and hit Shorten button.

2. Goo.gl URL Shortener

Goo.gl is also a popular URL shortener by Google. It has a Chrome extension that allows users to shorten quickly a link without leaving the website. We do not need to visit the Goo.gl website. After installation, it adds a button in the omnibar. Once the button is clicked, current tab URL is shortened by the goo.gl and automatically copied to the clipboard. goo.gl also creates a QR code and additional details for the URL.

3. ChromeMUSE Multi URL Shortener

ChromeMUSE is a free URL shortener service available as the extension for Google Chrome. It generates the short URL and automatically copy it to the clipboard.

When you click on the ChromeMUSE button in the omnibar, it generates the short URL for the current tab URL. It supports various URL shortening services which you select in options and then advanced mode option.

4. ShortlyURL Shortener

Shortly URL Shortener

ShortlyURL Shortened is a Firefox add-on that allows users to shorten any URL using mouse right-click or keyboard shortcut. It also auto copies the short URL to clipboard.

There are various other URL shortened browser add-ons are available which we can use to short URLs quicker. If you know any other URL shortened add-on that works good for you, you can share it with us via comments.

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Deepanker Verma is the founder of Techlomedia. He is a tech blogger, developer and gadget freak.

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