Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Tuesday, October 12, 2010 anil, anil mishra, anil mishra google analytics, anilkmishra, google, ICT, short url, tech tips, technology, URL, website No comments
Google just lowered its hammer on another web segment: URL shorteners. And as usual, they hammered it hard, because the new product works like a charm and will probably become the market leader soon.
It's called Goo.gl, and according to Google it has several advantages over competing services. Here is a quote from the announcement post:
There are many shorteners out there with great features, so some people may wonder whether the world really needs yet another. As we said late last year, we built goo.gl with a focus on quality. With goo.gl, every time you shorten a URL, you know it will work, it will work fast, and it will keep working. You also know that when you click a goo.gl shortened URL, you're protected against malware, phishing and spam using the same industry-leading technology we use in search and other products.
I tested it briefly and I must say I really like it. The security aspect alone would be enough to make me switch, but the redirect also worked much faster when compared to other URL shorteners, and Goo.gl is connected to your Google account, so it will track clicks for you automatically.
Check it out if you haven't yet.
Tuesday, October 12, 2010 anil mishra, anilkmishra, blog, browser, copy site, firefox, ICT, print screen, print scrn, screen printout, screengrab, screenshot, tech tips, technology, website copy No comments
If you are tired of using the old Print Screen command to capture screenshots you should check this extension out. Called Screengrab, it allows you to take screenshots with much more flexibility.
First of all you'll be able to take a screenshot of the entire page you are visiting. That is, the screenshot will contain even the parts that were below the fold.
Second, you can also manually choose a section for the screenshot, which is useful if you just want a small picture of the website to use in a blog post, for instance.
Finally, you can choose if you want to save the screenshots to the clipboard or as a file.
Recommended for any blogger and webmaster.