Nobody likes long URLs. They're unsightly and unwieldy. From the mobile phone, they also eat up character limits in SMS messages and Twitter updates. Developer Vince Koser's answer is a freeware app that does for Windows Mobile phones what SnipURL and pals have done for desktop compositions by creating condensed links from long-winded ones. Simply paste the rambling Web address into the top of two fields and select "Convert SnipURL." The resultant link will be saved to the clipboard, saving you that step. Opening the app after copying the long link saves you another by copying the snippet-to-be into the field for you.
We'd like to see the app cut out one more step by creating a one-button app. Instead of tapping or clicking into the Menu to select the conversion option, we'd prefer a button for even more instant gratification. However, it's hard to complain when the developer is handing the tool out for free. Because this widgety app queries SnipURL.com, expect a charge if you're without a data plan.
ceSnipURL is a utility to shorten URLs to make them more friendly for use in twitter and SMS messages or mobile e-mail, preventing links form wrapping in email helps them maintain their clickability when sending them. Using them in SMS saves you precious characters and allows more text space to describe the url your sending. You could use URL shortening services via the Web but the clipboard interaction is more cumbersome than using a small utility. This version is the first release on CNET Download.com.