Goo.gl Lite

Goo.gl Lite

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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.8.1
  • Total Downloads:
    8,303
  • Date Added:
    April 18, 2012
  • File Size:
    19.94KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    8
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/Vista/7

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Goo.gl Lite is a free extension that adds Google's Goo.gl URL shortener to the Mozilla Firefox toolbar. When you click the Goo.gl Lite icon, the program automatically generates a shortened URL and copies it to the Clipboard.

Goo.gl Lite installs much like other Firefox add-ons, although once it's installed, we needed to open the Firefox toolbar manager and drag the Goo.gl Lite icon to our browser's toolbar. Clicking Tools/Add-ons let us enable, disable, and uninstall it via the Add-Ons manager. Though the program offered no options, none are needed, since it does a simple but useful thing automatically. Tools that shorten URLs are very simple, even if you've never used one before; they generate a new, shorter URL that automatically links to the longer URL and opens the target HTML page in your browser. They work with both online and offline pages, but they're best for dealing with unwieldy Web addresses. Using Goo.gl Lite couldn't be simpler. We navigated to a Web page and clicked the Goo.gl Lite icon. We opened a new tab, placed the cursor in the address field, and clicked Paste. The Clipboard pasted in the shortened URL, which opened the associated page and expanded the Web address to the original URL as soon as we clicked go. Next, we right-clicked a hyperlink and selected Copy Goo.gl URL for Link Location from the context menu. We opened a new Firefox tab, pasted the shortened URL into the address field, and clicked go. Firefox opened the link location in the new tab and displayed the full URL.

We love Firefox extensions, but some are more useful than others. Goo.gl Lite may be the most essential add-on we've come across. Shortened URLs are great, and Goo.gl Lite just makes them too easy not to use.

 
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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.8.1
Version 1.8.1 uses a new API.
General
Publisher Matthew Flaschen
Publisher web site https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/user/84432
Release Date April 18, 2012
Date Added April 18, 2012
Version 1.8.1
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Firefox Add-ons & Plugins
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows
Additional Requirements Firefox 3.5 - 12.0
Download Information
File Size 19.94KB
File Name googl_lite-1.8.1-fx.xpi
Popularity
Total Downloads 8,303
Downloads Last Week 8
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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