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SharePoint ShortUrl App

Vanity and Shortened URLs

Published 08/18/2014 and rated Ratingstars5 5 out of 5 stars
by Shel Gatto
What can you use the app for?

SharePoint Short URL App is a tool that lets users create and share shortcut and vanity URLs within SharePoint. Long URLs can be cumbersome and may be accidentally cut off when shared. Short URL lets users produce a much more manageable URL that’s significantly shorter and/or more relevant to the content being shared. URLs can be created for any document, page, view or external link. URLs work anywhere, from email to social networks. Users can also choose a redirect type. Unlimited shortened URLs are available as well as up to 25 free custom Short URLs, which require an APP key. Users can stay in control of content access by generating URLs with expiration dates and password protection.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

SharePoint Short URL has earned positive reviews from users. The application is appealing because it produces a shorter URL that won’t get cut off and become unclickable. This also saves the user a step since they don’t have to copy and paste when the URL is cut off. Users also stated that this tool is excellent for companies with longer names which make it difficult to add their official URLs to bookmarking sites and media.

What are the differences to other apps?

SharePoint Short URL is unique because it is an application that was developed specifically for use with the SharePoint environment. Shortened and vanity URLs can make sharing content much more convenient. The user doesn’t have to worry about copy and pasting lengthy URLs that otherwise would be cut off.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

SharePoint Short URL features a simple design that works well. The application blends well with the SharePoint environment. Simple buttons allow users to quickly create a short URL or access their list of shortened URLs. New users should have no trouble figuring out how to use the app, especially those that are familiar with SharePoint.

How does the registration process work?

New users can get SharePoint Short URL by visiting the app page on the Office store. A green “Add” button is available in the upper, left hand corner of the page. Simply click the button and follow the instructions provided on the following page. The user is advised that they must have the latest version of SharePoint to use Short URL.

What does it cost to use the application?

SharePoint Short URL is available for download at no cost. Users are required to have a copy of SharePoint. The free trial includes up to 25 free custom URLs and an ad-sponsored free SharePoint online app license. Features and access will depend on the license type and app key the user has.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Short URL is a very helpful tool for anyone who uses SharePoint (or plans to use it in the near future). The application is intended to work with the SharePoint environment, so it has no benefit for anyone who doesn’t use the software. Users who frequently juggle long URLs will get the most benefit.

  • Create shortened URLs to share
  • Send URLS through email and social networks
  • Create URLs with password protection
  • Set an expiration date for shortened URLs
  • Create up to 25 vanity URLs

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SharePoint ShortUrl App contact details

Telephone: +44 (0)845 388 8019
Postal address:
145-157 St John Street,
London, EC1V 4PW

SharePoint ShortUrl App pricing

FREE - Permanently free version




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