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Nyior Clement Jr.
Nyior Clement Jr.

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A Better Way to Shorten Your URLs

To shorten your URLs, I imagine that what you would normally do is copy the URL to be shortened, navigate to one of the many URL shortening websites out there, and have it shortened. Yes, that works, but do you have to go through all that just to shorten a URL?

No, you don't. Recently, we made a browser add-on for Google Chrome code-named klinurl. With klinurl, you could now shorten your URLs with just a click. You don't have to leave your browser's current tab. Klinurl saves you the time you would usually commit to making a decision about what URL shortening website to use and the effort required to navigate to one of these sites. klinurl is all about making the URL shortening process more convenient for everyone.

Our add-on is currently available in the chrome web store. For installation, you could find it here. We are super interested in hearing what you think of our extension. You could do that by giving us a review in the chrome web store.

Klinurl is currently a public repository on Github. Thus, PRs are welcome. Or do you just love what we are doing? Find our repo below and give us a star.

GitHub logo MLH-Fellowship / klin-url

google chrome add on for shortening urls

KlinUrl: Google Chrome URL Shortener

A google chrome addon for shortening urls in a more convenient way

Project Descripttion

This google chrome add on helps people especially developers shorten urls easily without having to visit sites like bitly. It makes shortening urls more convenientπŸ˜ƒ

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Frontend Project Setup(klinurl_frontend folder):

  • clone project to your local machine
  • navigate to the klinurl_frontend directory
  • To install project dependencies(jest) run:
npm install
  • To test if it works, visit chrome://extensions in your browser and ensure that the Developer mode checkbox in the top right-hand corner is checked.

  • Click Load unpacked extension and select the directory in which your extension files live(basically, this project's folder). If the extension is valid, it will be active straight away so you can click on the extension's icon in your browser's address bar; this action should trigger a display of a pop up…

Find below an explainer video that explains how klinurl works.

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