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Google's URL Shortener now available as an Android app

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Google's URL Shortener now available as an Android app
Google's goo.gl is the Mountain View based tech giant's URL shortener website. Now, a third party developer brings the same capabilities to an Android app called simply enough, Google URL Shortener. The app obviously shortens URLs and allows you to share them. You can even get analytics reports on any shortened URL, not just your own, and even access your history with the goo.gl website.

The Google URL Shortener employs the card UI that is becoming a Google trademark. The app is optimized for Android flavored smartphones and 7 inch and 10 inch tablets and allows you to shorten links using "share" in any app. You don't even have to be online to access your data.

The app is free from the Google Play Store and requires the user to have a device powered by Android 4.0 or higher.

Screenshots from Google URL Shortener
Screenshots from Google URL Shortener
Screenshots from Google URL Shortener

Screenshots from Google URL Shortener


source: GoogleURLShortener via AndroidCentral

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posted on 02 Mar 2014, 16:13 1

1. TheWolfpacker (Posts: 43; Member since: 25 Feb 2014)


That may be the cleanest task bar I've ever seen on an Android powered device.

posted on 02 Mar 2014, 17:45 3

2. SleepingOz (unregistered)


That's what we call a new phone. haha

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 06:43 1

6. NexusPhan (Posts: 474; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


That's what my task bar looks like 95% of the time. The other 5% is the time it takes going to read the notification.

posted on 02 Mar 2014, 18:45 1

3. steedsofwar (Posts: 285; Member since: 07 Oct 2013)


The app is not an app belonging to or produced by Google Inc. It is a third party app.

posted on 02 Mar 2014, 19:40 1

4. wkm001 (Posts: 48; Member since: 04 Feb 2014)


Yes, not created by Google. I like URLy.

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 00:23 1

5. Hammerfest (Posts: 369; Member since: 12 May 2012)


I use the crap out of Goo.GL both at home and at work...

fan, effting tastic!

sure its not made by google, but it uses damn near all of google's resources you get on the site in the full version, WRX for me

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