December 21, 2014

Popular Google URL Shortener released on Android [App of the day]

Google URL Shortener 1

When posting on social networks, sometimes you need to watch your character count per post. And in the past, Google has been there to provide a decent solution, goo.gl. Up until now, it has only been available by navigating to the site. Well, the Android app is finally here, and it does just about everything you could ask.

First, you need to sign in with your Google account to use the service. The interface should be familiar if you’ve ever used it previously. Paste your long link in the text box, and there you have it – a shortened link.

 

Google URL Shortener 2

You can choose to open the link in the browser, copy to your clipboard, or share. And you can do all of these from the handy notification it gives you, as well.

For many, this may be a download-and-forget type of app. However, it’s very well done and convenient.