Unofficial Google URL Shortener app hits the Play Store

URL Shortener

Google’s URL shortening site known as goo.gl is quite a nifty tool to shorten massive links within the web. This URL shortener has now made its way to Android thanks to developer Thomas Devaux. The app is available as a free download in the Google Play Store now with a very nifty user interface and the ability to sync with your existing Google accounts as well. Users can also access and find all the URLs shortened in the past right within the app. The app almost looks like it’s designed by Google, so credit must be given to the developer.

Functionality wise, the app does fairly well too. Users get a notification bar pop up every time a URL is shortened and they can share it with someone directly within the notifications tray or copy the link for manual sharing. Users can also set the app to directly copy every shortened URL by default. However, the best part about this app is that it’s compatible with devices of all sizes and that includes 10 and 7 inch tablets as well.

Source: Google Play Store

Via: Android Central


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  1. Yeah. When I share a URL on any social network, the mobile or tablet apps do the shortening automatically. Twitter, for example. And on networks like Facebook, you don’t actually need to shorten the URL at all. Also, if you are sending it on an instant messenger such as WhatsApp, there is no limit to the length of a message. So no point in sending a short version of the URL again.

  2. I don’t see the point. Why would you still need to manually shorten a URL? Almost every service which has the feature of sharing a URL will do this automatically. I don’t think many people actually even use the official online version of Google’s URL shortner.

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