In times of social networks and smartphones we use URLs all day. But they can be really long - too long! They neither look pleasant on our small screens nor in longer texts on big screens. They take away space - important space.
Short Menu solves this problem. It sends your long URL to a service of your choice, which then returns a short URL you can use instead.
Short Menu sits in your menu bar, waiting for you to shorten an URL. It supports 16 different services and is extremely easy to use. Simply click on Short Menu's menu bar icon to open it. It automatically takes the URL from your clipboard. You only have to press one button, then Short Menu will shorten your URL and automatically copy the short URL for you.
After shortening, Short Menu saves both the short and long URL in your history, which will be synced with iCloud to ensure you got all your short URLs on all your devices (if you're using the iOS version of Short Menu, even on your iPhone and iPad).
If you consider yourself a keyboard ninja, you probably don't touch your mouse too often. Short Menu got you covered! Simply configure a system-wide keyboard shortcut using the Quick Short preferences. When pressing your shortcut, Short Menu will take the URL from your clipboard, shorten it and automatically copy the short URL for you.
Automation enthusiast? You'll love Auto Short. If activated, it watches your clipboard and waits for you to copy an URL. As soon as it detects a long URL, it shortens it and automatically copies the short URL for you.
Short Menu perfectly integrates with bit.ly, Rebrandly, Google, Hive, tiny.cc, Droplr and CloudApp (for using Rebrandly, tiny.cc, Droplr or CloudApp, an account is obligatory). You can easily manage all your accounts in Short Menu's preferences and, if you added multiple accounts for the same service, activate the account Short Menu shall use.
Got your own URL service? Short Menu can handle it. You can add as many custom services as you like. Short Menu can send both GET and POST requests, add HTTP headers and supports different encodings for POST requests. To avoid the need of entering the same information about your custom services again and again, they will be synced with iCloud.
* Lightning fast URL shortening with 18 services supported by default
* 8 of the default services and all custom services support custom keywords
* Quick Short: Use a shortcut to shorten URLs
* Auto Short: Automatically let Short Menu shorten every URL you copy
* Right-click Short Menu's menu bar icon to shorten the URL from your clipboard
* Add as many bit.ly, Rebrandly, Google, Hive, tiny.cc, Droplr and CloudApp accounts as you want
* Add an unlimited number of custom services
* Copy and share any URL from your history
* Your history and custom services will be synced with iCloud
Short Menu 2.4 adds support for affiliate URLs. You can now configure accounts in the preferences with your own affiliate tokens and campaigns. Before shortening, your accounts will be used affiliate all matching URLs.
Currently iTunes and Amazon URLs are supported, but additional merchants will be added on demand. To request support for merchants, please use the contact form at appiculous.com/contact.
Affiliate Accounts will need to be unlocked separately. After 5 years of continuously free updates, this is the first version of Short Menu which contains a paid feature. The reason is simply that affiliate accounts are only being used by a specific group of users. This way, the base price can be kept low for everyone and those who need can unlock affiliate accounts.
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