Google recently launched Google URL Shortener at goo.gl which shortens long URLs so that they can easily be shared with friends on social networking and micro-blogging sites like Twitter etc.,but to use their service you need to install the Google Toolbar.Here’s are 2 ways in which you can use Goo.gl without installing their 2MB toolbar. How to Shorten any URL Using Google Shortener – Goo.gl
- Add the Goo.gl bookmarklet onto your browsers toolbar.
- While you on the URL you want to shorten, Click on the bookmark and a small window with the shortened URL is displayed.
Source – Marklets
There’s also a Firefox addon that generates the shortened URL using Google URL Shortener Service and automatically copies the Goo.gl Shortened URL onto the clipboard.
Firefox Goo.gl Lite Addon – Google URL Shortener Addon
Like many URL Shorteners Google’s Google Shortener also makes the URL’s with random characters, you can make URL’s with easy to remember slug’s using Decent URL.