This extension generates a shorte.st link of the current tab using your account with the single button added in the Chrome toolbar.
Since a Chrome extension allowing me to utilize my existing shorte.st account to quickly and automatically generate shortened URLs of the current page in Chrome tab just by clicking a browser button did not exist, I decided to write one.
First of all, if you have not already joined shorte.st and wish to earn $ for every shortened url you generate, please join using my link so I get a tiny referral:
It takes only a minute to join, and they have multiple simple payout options like Paypal. Why wouldn't you want to earn a little $ with your posted links? Their simple ad-supported short link redirection is super-quick and unobtrusive so check it out!
If you are already an active member, this extension will generate and automatically copy to the clipboard a shorte.st link of the current tab being viewed using your account API token using the single button added in the Chrome toolbar.
For 1st time setup, it requires logging into your shorte.st account, and visiting the developer API page at:
If you execute without having stored your personal API token, it is okay. The extension will prompt you and provide a link to the required page. It is the only option required.
The API token is stored in google's chrome sync'd storage, meaning once you enter it once it will sync across all of your chrome desktops right along side of the extension!
Please note the one permission required to read the current tab's URL is "read all websites" - without it, Chrome will not allow the plugin to read the current URL to send to shorte.st for link generation. That is the only thing being read the URL, sent to shorte.st, then clipboard access to write the returned shortened URL to the clipboard.
Please check out my other extensions as well. If you use or are interested in a nice, clean truly "blank" "new tab" page in Chrome (like the old days) void of any thumbnails or data, with a slick dark background check out my extension here: http://sh.st/c68Tm
Any questions or feedback please contact me on my Twitter profile at: http://sh.st/c6I8z
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