very nice Rated 4 out of 5 stars

nice addon as I was using the older bitly sidebar tool, but it appears that bitly has made some changes so that no longer works and their bitmarklet is kludgy to say the least
is there a way to share via gmail and twitter at the same time. I don't like having to go to so that I can tweet what I just sent via gmail. if I check the Gmail url box what does that do? tia

Works fine Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Works good. I like it very much. Thanks.

Thanks a lot

I really appreciate the high rating and the kind words for my addon.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Could not figure out what user name or password is required to authorize bitly. I don't want to use FaceBook or Twitter.

Bitly username is required

Please go to and click "signup for free".You can login using Facebook, Twitter or create a bitly login.

For bitly login all you need to enter is a username, email address and password. You can create one and use it if you do not want to link bitly to facebook or twitter.

Hope this helps.

what a shame. Rated 2 out of 5 stars

Thanks for making this, but why is it so complicated? i'm surfing the internet. I land on a page that i want to convert to a bitly url. I just want to right click on the address bar and convert/shorten the url to a bitly url, and have it be auto copied to my clipboard. Done. Now i can paste it as i wish. I hardly ever bitly an in-page link. I reviewed your help, your site etc. and i still don't get it. I will change my review if you can simplify this thing. 2 stars for effort.

Right click on the page

Users have requested ability to click and shorten links hence this feature exists.

Right clicking on the page background will shorten the page URL and copy it to clipboard. You can also add the toolbar icons and use them to shorten and share/ copy URL.

Hope this clarifies why my addon works the way it does.

Great -- but "Shorten/Share" option no longer appears in my main context menu Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Anyone else having this problem? Is this a known conflict, or is there a Firefox setting that might be interfering? Thanks!


Whats the problem?

Can you please describe the issue you are facing? What is the conflict you have noticed?

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is a great tool that simplifies issues and ensures that the shortened URL is available when needed.

I love this.

Thanks a lot

Thanks a lot for this great review. Really appreciate it.

You know what would make this really useful? Rated 4 out of 5 stars

If you could right-click on the icon and it would copy your email address to the clipboard.

not sure what you want

Interesting suggestion. I will keep it in mind. Will try adding it in a future release of my addon.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Izuzetno dobro za deljenje! Bravo!!!

Thanks a lot

Thanks a lot for the review. Its appreciation of users like you that keeps me going!


Confusing (may be less) Rated 4 out of 5 stars

It is fine to right-click on a link on the page and copy the short URL, but I have not been able to find a way to shorten the current page URL. Also, why do I see instead of although I put a check mark next to "Use bitly shortening"?

If I find the answers to these I may revise my rating, but currently it is not of much use to me.

Addendum after developer reply, thus (may be less) addition to the title:

I see how it can be done now, but it need not be that hidden. On the second point, I stand corrected.Based on the current state of usability, I will increase my rating by one more star to 3. If you could add a button on the toolbar which can be used to copy the current URL I will revisit the review. Copying the shortened current URL should be simpler than looking for an empty spot on the page, right-clicking, then choosing the copy option.

Thank you for quickly replying.

Addendum 2: I have just seen the button on the status bar. If it were there all along, part of the fault lies with me for not seeing it. But part of the fault lies with the instructions under "More" and those added by the developer. Why do I need to click on an empty spot on the page while you could have pointed me to the button!

Ok, I am upping the rating to 4 stars. I hope this review may compel the developer to add better instructions and point at the button to copy the current page URL. That is a gross oversight.

Not so confusing?


1) Shorten page from right click : You can do this using this Addon. Right click somewhere on the page. Avoid right clicking on an image link or some other object. You should see an option in right click like "Share page: Email". Clicking this will share the page url instead of link or image url. How the link is shared (Email, Twitter, Facebook, etc.) is controlled by a setting in options.

2) instead of : Bitly has developed a custom url for mozilla sites. When you try shortening a mozilla link, bitly automatically uses this custom shortened url instead of Same happens for google sites. This is bitly functionality and my addon has nothing to do with it.

Hope I convinced you to revise your ratings :-)

Addendum 2 Response - The icon is the status bar is actually in the Firefox "Addons bar". This is as per the latest Firefox Addon specifications. You can right click on this icon, click "customize" and move it next to your address bar.

I too am not very fond of this addons bar change made in Firefox. We should be able to add a button directly to the toolbar but I am bound by the mechanisms Firefox has provided for addon developers.

Great add-on... Rated 4 out of 5 stars

...but something is missing in the last update! Now we can´t customize toolbar with Facebook and Twitter Links...we are left alone with just one option at the right click menu and the status bar, which for me and many user is not the same.
Thanks for all the hard work and try to bring back this functionality!
I'm now with 0.92.

toolbar icons are available

Toolbar icons are available in v0.94. Please go to Addon options and check the icon (Twitter Share, Facebook Share, etc.). Icons will automatically be added to your addon toolbar.
You can then move these icons to the browser toolbar (navigation bar) : right click on toolbar > Customize > Drag icon from addon toolbar to browser navigation bar.

Hope this resolves the issue you are seeing.

Issue with latest version Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Was a five star add-on as was invaluable for sending links. Unfortunately version 0.94 appears to have issues as after authenticating there are no icons to select when customizing the add-on bar so no way to choose twitter, facebook etc to send a link from the bar. I have gone back to 0.92 and hopefully these glitches will be resolved in a future release.

Need more details for te issue

Please can you describe the issue you are having with v0.94 of this addon?
1. Which version of FF are you using and which operating system?
2. Do you see any error in the browser console (CTRL+SHIFT+J). If yes, can you provide a screenshot of the same
3. Step #2 should tell you if there is a conflict with another addon, if yes, please let me know which addon is conflicting with this one.

The information you provide will help me resolve issues in this addon. If I have a fix, I will be happy to share it in advance with you and get the same uploaded on the addons site.


I love this application - BUT Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I love having this application available because I frequently share shortcuts. It works great. I haven't read all the reviews but all I can say is that it does what I expect it to....most of the time. The BUT is that I frequently have to go into the options to re-activate it with my account. Can't you do something to preserve the login and use it even after an update is completed? Use a Cookie, use any other technique you have at your disposal to facilitate that. Then I'd give you an A+.

0.94 is for you

with the latest release 0.94. you will no longer be required to enter your username and password. Now you can simply authorize the plugin with your bitly login and that should be it.

Bad update! Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Until last update all is working fine, now NOTHING WORKS! Right click doesn't show any options and there's no icon for the extension to add to the toolbar.
Version is 0.94 and Firefox 24.0.

I think I know the problem

I have rewritten the addon from scratch. There have been some change which will require you to configure the addon before you use it.

You will have to go to addon options (Firefox > Addons > Shorten URL > Options) and enable the select the services you want to use.

For bitly, you can now authorize it from Addons options as well using Oauth.

Love it! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Yay! This add-on is finally working for me. Before the latest update I was having trouble with it. It was only shortening URLs for pages that already had short URLs, but was not working for pages that had ridiculously longs URLs. I just updated and tried it out on several pages that it did not work for in the past and it is working great! It's so handy.

Thanks a lot

Thanks a lot for trying the new version and posting your comment so quickly.
It feels great to hear from folks who use my actively plugin and find it handy to use.

Thanks Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Google was spying on my short links too much, so switched over to Bitly and this addon works perfectly.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.92). 

thanks a lot

Hope you like the new version even better that the previous one.

Good set of URL Tools Rated 4 out of 5 stars

This is a good set of tools for managing URL's. I suggest it would be better if it had a menu in the preferences to select the optional tools to be ON or OFF.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.92). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Nice addon. Much more efficient than the bitmark item provided by Bitly. Easy to set up.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.92). 

Thanks a lot

Thanks a lot for your review. Hope you like the new version even better

Great addon, new icons confusing Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I used the taskbar icon for "shorten and email" for months and with the last update that icon disappeared. I finally found that it's now the "send link via email" icon that looks like like an envelope on a green background with a little yellow blob on the lower right corner. Also, a lot of icons now have that yellow blob, and they use Bitly to shrink the URL now. the right-click menu has that android-like "share" icon. This all needs to be explained more clearly in the instructions.

Other than the above, it works flawlessly, I love it, so 4 stars.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.91). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Neat little addon.
Too bad I can no longer shorten an image URL through right-click menu.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.91). 

Image link icon

I believe this has been fixed in release 0.92

I found it Rated 5 out of 5 stars

the toolbar icon disappearedplease fix
thank's for your response, I found the icon for the toolbar

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.91).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Shorten and copy URL icon changed

In the latest version I changed the toolbar icon. Right click on toolbar, drag and drop the icon "Copy URL" to your toolbar - looks like a clipboard.

Works exactly as the earlier icon. Hope this solves your problem and you revise your rating for my addon