If you frequently share plenty of links on social networks, these seven web based tools could come in handy to you any day. Check out the list and if you find anything useful, please do tweet the article or Facebook it using the buttons on this page.
If you share a dozen links across Facebook, Twitter and other social sites, you ought to have a Trunk.ly account. The service indexes your links across all these sites and makes them all searchable.
The next time you’re having trouble finding that link you shared a week ago, you needn’t scroll through pages and pages of status updates â€“ just go to trunk.ly, type a few words you remember about the web page and find that link in seconds.
2. Awesome Highlighter
You might find an impressive quote in the middle of a long article and you might want to share it with your friends on social networks. But they’ll have to spend a lot of time sifting through the page to find what you are talking about.
Go to AwesomeHighlighter and paste the URL of the web page. Now mark the the text you want to highlight. AwesomeHighlighter will then give you a link that you can share anywhere â€“ your friends and followers will be taken to the quoted portion when clicking on the link. It’s as easy as that. CiteBite is a neat alternative.
3. Bit.ly Bundles
Bit.ly has become synonymous with URL shortening on the web, and it comes with a feature called ‘Bundles’ using which you can share multiple links (more than a one article on a single topic, for example) at once.
Sign in to bit.ly and paste any number of links into the big box on top. Click the â€˜Bundle’ button when you’re done and you can now name the bundle and reorder links in the new page that appears.
Bit.ly bundles are cool for sharing multiple links at once. BridgeURL adds a bit more fun to the mix, by letting you share URLs as a slideshow. You can first create a BridgeURL by pasting multiple links in their homepage. You can then share the new Bridge URL with anyone.
The first link you pasted opens up when anyone clicks on the Bridge URL. There are previous/next buttons nearby using which you can navigate between other links in the bunch.
For that occasional link you share that is not-safe-for-work, this might come in handy. You shorten a link using NSFW.in and anyone who clicks on it will be shown a warning like the one below for potential NSFW content.
They can then choose to visit the page or just close the tab and move on.
You can use the button to share any page on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Gmail and a myriad other sites â€“ in seconds.
7. Chrome To Phone
If you frequently switch between your Android phone and your desktop or laptop for doing a myriad things, Chrome to Phone is for you. It’s actually a combo of an Android app and a Google Chrome extension.
After installing both, just hit the Chrome to Phone button in the Chrome toolbar from your computer and the link will be immediately sent to your phone.
PushBrowser does the same thing, but for iOS devices. You can, of course, add multiple devices.
If you’ve got a suggestion that could help other avid link-sharers, tell us in the comments below. If you find anything useful in here, do tweet/share the post on Facebook!