David Chartier, Assistant Editor at Ars Technica, requested support for snipr.com. I was surprised to find that Snipr, Snurl, and Snipurl are all the same service. They will require registration as of December 31, 2008. Given that, I wrote a snippet which supports using these services as a registered user. Here’s what to do to install the new snippet:
- Download Snipr.textexpander.zip
- If Safari doesn’t automatically unzip it, then double-click to unzip it
- Launch System Preferences and select TextExpander
- Under the + menu, select Add Group from Fileâ€¦
- Check the box labeled Import as editable local copy:
- Locate the Snipr.textexpander file and press Open
- Click the disclosure triangle to the left of the new Snipr group
- Select the /snipr snippet
- Change mySnipUserID and mySnipAPI at the top to your own values (you can find the API value in your Snipr preferences)
Here’s how to use the new snippet:
- Copy a URL
- Click where you’d like the shortened URL to appear
- Type /snipr
- Voila ! The shortened URL will appear.
Happy Snipr-ing (or is it Snurl-ing or Snipurl-ing?)â€¦ Enjoy!