Samantha · Jul 14, 2014 at 11:30 pm

Shorten URL Links Automatically with Shortpaste

URL links can be a real pain when you’re on your phone or tablet. We’ve all had those moments when trying to copy an URL and we struggle to highlight the entire thing, thanks to a stray tap or because the URL is simply too long and the link takes up more than half of your screen when trying to paste it. And unfortunately, standalone URL shorteners are often too cumbersome to efficiently use.

Because of this, XDA Senior Member Mohammad_Adib developed ShortPaste. This app rids you of such woes by automatically shortening all links you highlight and copy on your device. Once started and allowed to run in the background, Shortpaste pastes any link you copy in shortened form. By default ShortPaste uses goo.gl, but it also allows the use of bit.ly in the options. In addition, you can trim the “http://” prefix and set a custom Bit.ly username and API key. And if you want to revisit any links you’ve shortened before, you can access a list of them in the archive.

Shortpaste is compatible with any device running Android 4.0 and newer, and can be downloaded for free from the Play store. If you would like to check it out, head over to the application thread for more information.


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jman2131 is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users.
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