Short.y is a free Windows 10 URL shortner app which lets you create custom short URLs along with QR codes. The app lets you shorten any long URLs and creates a QR code for them as well. These QR codes can be used anywhere by saving them to your computer in PNG format. The shortened url can also be shared with friends easily. You can also create custom URLs using this app.
The Windows 10 URL shortner app can be downloaded using the Windows 10 store or from the link given at the end of this article. When you start this app you will see a minimalist interface like shown in the screenshot below.
The given box on the interface is for entering the link you want to shorten. Just paste the link in the box and click on the do it button at the bottom and your URL will be shortened. A shortened URL with is corresponding QR code is shown in the screenshot below.
Click on the more options drop down and you will get more options like custom URLs and statistics tracking, as seen in the screenshot below.
Using more option you can paste a link you want to shorten in the first box. In the custom URL box you can add custom text to be shown in your shortened URL.
If you add a hyphen at the end of this custom URL then the statistics for this link will also be logged. These statistics can be viewed at the link given with option. A converted custom URL and its QR code is shown in the screenshot below.
You can share the shortened URL with friends easily through mail, chat, etc. The QR code can also be saved in a PNG format on your device and can be shared with friends easily.
As soon as you click on the do it button to shorten the URL, you will also get a desktop pop up like shown in the screenshot below.
You can directly copy this link and QR code from here and you don’t even have to go to the app for copying the link.
Features of this Windows 10 URL Shortner app:
- Shorten URL’s.
- Creates QR Code of the URL as well.
- Custom URL can be created.
- Fast and simple app.
- Automatically extract URL links copied.
Shotr.y is a good URL shortner which can shorten long URLs and also create a QR code of the same. The QR code created can be saved as a PNG image on your device and can be used anywhere. You can also create custom short URLs which is a added advantage. The app can also automatically extract links that you copy and shows it in the interface of the app. You can also add a hyphen at the end of your custom URL to track statistics of the short link you are creating. All in all this is a pretty useful app and a must have.
Check out Short.y for Windows 10 here.