Free Software posted by

Bit.ly Creator – Firefox plugin lets you shorten long URLs with smarts


bitlycreator small Bit.ly Creator   Firefox plugin lets you shorten long URLs with smarts

Bit.ly Creator is a neat Firefox plugin that lets you quickly turn a long page URL into a short one, just by clicking on an icon on your Firefox menu bar. Unfortunately it doesn’t seem to link the shortened URL to your bit.ly account dashboard so you can’t track link use once created, which sort of defeats the purpose of the whole exercise. Nevertheless it’s a pretty cool add-on.

 This add-on gives you easy access to the http://bit.ly/ URL shortening service via a toolbar button, the tools menu or the main context menu. The currently opened URL, that of a selected link or a selected URL in any text field can be shortened. The resulting URL will be automatically stored in the clipboard (can be disabled).

 Bit.ly Creator   Firefox plugin lets you shorten long URLs with smarts

Nigel is the managing editor of the Red Ferret, as well as a freelance columnist for the Sunday Times newspaper in London. Loves tech and fancies himself as a bit of a futurist, but then don’t we all?

Nigel – who has written posts on The Red Ferret Journal.



  • Martin

    I found this extremly usefull but don't work on the Firefox 3.5. Please udate !! Thanks

comments powered by Disqus

Chinese (Simplified)EnglishFrenchGermanItalianJapanesePortugueseRussianSpanish

Side Advert

Editors Picks

Sponsors

Chinavasion
Discount cell phones
Brando
Firebox

FB Like Box

Personnel

Managing Editor:
Nigel Powell

Associate Editor:
Dan Ferris
Ecological Editor:
Debra Atlas
Reviews Editor:
Kevin Evans
Features Editor:
Emil Ivan
Asian Editor:
Hu Ping

Write For Us

Red Ferret Video Reviews

Click Here to Win a Fabulous Sony Bravia Smart Television

Warning: file_put_contents() [function.file-put-contents]: Only 0 of 53501 bytes written, possibly out of free disk space in /home/redferr/domains/redferret.net/public_html/wp-content/advanced-cache.php on line 1321

Fatal error: Uncaught exception 'Exception' with message 'Quick Cache: failed to write cache file for: `/?p=14938`; possible permissions issue (or race condition), please check your cache directory: `/home/redferr/domains/redferret.net/public_html/wp-content/cache/quick-cache/cache`.' in /home/redferr/domains/redferret.net/public_html/wp-content/advanced-cache.php:1325 Stack trace: #0 [internal function]: quick_cache\advanced_cache->output_buffer_callback_handler('<!DOCTYPE html>...', 5) #1 /home/redferr/domains/redferret.net/public_html/wp-includes/functions.php(2935): ob_end_flush() #2 [internal function]: wp_ob_end_flush_all('') #3 /home/redferr/domains/redferret.net/public_html/wp-includes/plugin.php(470): call_user_func_array('wp_ob_end_flush...', Array) #4 /home/redferr/domains/redferret.net/public_html/wp-includes/load.php(573): do_action('shutdown') #5 [internal function]: shutdown_action_hook() #6 {main} thrown in /home/redferr/domains/redferret.net/public_html/wp-content/advanced-cache.php on line 1325