Here’s a web service I’ve always valued: TinyURL.com.

Have you ever wanted to send a web link to somebody and discovered that it has a long and unwieldy URL like this one?


It really messes up your email formatting, some email programs fragment it so it isn’t clickable, and it’s impossible to dictate to somebody over the phone or to send in a text message.

If you hop over to TinyURL.com, though, you can just paste it in and get back something like this:


which does the same thing and is much easier to hand around.

There are other services like this, but TinyURL has been around for a long time and seems to do a good, efficient and quick job.

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There is also a nifty firefox extension for it ,tinyurl creator at https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/126/

Cool! Thanks, Geoff.

After installing it, you can right-click on the page and create a TinyURL which is then put on your clipboard.

Very nice.

Why go to the trouble of installing a Firefox only extension when TinyUrl provide a cross-browser Javascript snippet to put under a button on the toolbar?

It is a neat service.

here is an alternative http://www.AtomURL.com that uses web 2.0 tech

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