There have been numerous links I’ve come across while on my iPhone that if I didn’t read it in Tweetie, Tweetdeck, or any other Twitter client on my iPhone, it won’t be shared because I can’t retweet it. Not that I don’t want to. It’s impossible to do. Squeezer is about to change all of that (and 50 million iPhone apps will soon follow suit). Squeezer is a recently released iPhone app that does what many have been waiting on more dedicated mobile Twitter clients to do: shorten links on the fly. Note: I’m not aware of any other link shortener apps for the iPhone. If you do, please leave a message in the comments. Thank you. It’s also really easy to use:
- Copy your link from Safari (or wherever you can copy)
- Paste in Squeezer
- Select a URL shortening service (Bit.ly, To.ly, Is.gd, Tr.im)
- Squeeze it
- Share to Facebook, Twitter, SMS, or email
This might seem like a lot of steps, but trust me, it’s a really quick process. Kudos to the design team also because I love looking at this app. It makes me want to shorten links just because, but I won’t (for now).
- What link shorteners are you using for the iPhone?