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Posted By On February 9, 2006 @ 3:47 PM In Free Downloads | Comments Disabled

SnipURL

Working with large Web address can be bothersome on many levels. For instance, If you like to send links to things your friends and family may find interesting, you know how much of a pain huge URLs can be. If you build Web sites, post links on blogs or are an active member of a forum or two, then you probably know as well what a pain these lengthy addresses can be.

Look at this example of an out of control URL from an item on Amazon.com:

text only versions [1] in each of these languages, so that makes it 10 types of Web sites as I write this. Among these languages, it covers at least 80 percent of the world, if not more.

2. MORE INTUITIVE URLs WITH NICKNAMES
Don’t like URLs like http://SnipURL.com/i [2], it will become LIST ALL [3]” feature that allows you to view all your snipped URLs in one plain page. This can be easily imported into Excel using the following:

DATA –> IMPORT EXTERNAL DATA –> NEW WEB QUERY –> http://SnipURL.com/listSnips.php
All your snips will show immediately in Excel (assuming you are logged in on the SnipURL Web site) and you can conveniently see and manage the entire list of your snips in Excel, including counts of each. Save this Excel file and next time, all you need to put in is DATA –> REFRESH DATA. That’s it! Now you can manage your snippings through Excel instead of MYSNIPURL!

9. REAL REDIRECTS
SnipURL will also let you do “deep snipping.” So if your snipped Web site is “Read more about this in our FAQ [1].

14. A PUBLIC STATISTICS PAGE WITH FLOOD CONTROL
A public statistics page (http://SnipURL.com/else.php) allows you to see the most popular snippings. A “flood control” mechanism is implemented in this Web page so that unfairly “bumped” accesses to URLs are carefully chaffed out. And of course, users can search these too. “Protected” URLs are not included in this public view, of course.

15. A PERL API
SnipURL now exists as a Perl API for those who are interested! Click here to go get the module at CPAN. (Thanks to Taguchi-san of Cisco for letting us know about this).

So if you’re somebody that is always working with links, this may be a service you want to check out. It could make your life a little easier anyway.

~Chad Stelnicki


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[1] text only versions: http://snipurl.com/tefaq

[2] http://SnipURL.com/i: http://snipurl.com/teindex.php?e=2

[3] LIST ALL: http://snipurl.com/temysnipurl