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Shorten URL (with Polr)
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Shorten URL (with Polr)

A Shortcut to shorten URLs using the self-hosted Polr URL shortening service.

In addition to your vanilla Polr URL shortening, this Shortcut supports has following optional capabilities:

  • Generate custom URLs
  • Generate 'public' and 'private' URLs
  • Generate a QR code of your shortened URL

The Shortcut uses iCloud Drive for credential storage and both the URL and API key can be found in Base64 at the following location:

/Shortcuts/Shorten URL (with Polr)/config.json

Before running the Shortcut I'd recommend to read through the workflow so that you are aware of and are comfortable with how it works.

Download v3.2 here


Changelog:

Version 3.2 (2020-04-26)

  • Improved detection of shortened URL on clipboard
  • Fixes Shortcut configuration bug, introduced in v3.1

Version 3.1 (2020-04-26)

  • Fixes an issue with URLs shared via Sharing Pane

Version 3.0 (2019-12-05)

  • Now compatible with iOS 13

Version 2.2 (2018-10-14)

  • Re-written with "Magic Variables"
  • Improved workflow
  • Improved setup
  • Improved input checks
  • Removed disclaimer
  • No longer using UpdateKit for updates

Version 2.1 (2018-10-14)

  • Reverted back to workflow from v1.3 due to black screen bug on URL creation (when shortened directly from Safari).

Version 2.0 (2018-10-14)

  • Re-written with "Magic Variables"
  • Improved workflow
  • Improved setup
  • Improved input checks
  • Removed disclaimer
  • Now uses UpdateKit for updates (if you have it)

Version 1.3 (2018-10-10)

  • Added disclaimer on first-run
  • Improved setup instructions

Version 1.2 (2018-10-10)

  • Added error checking during setup

Version 1.1 (2018-10-08)

  • Automatic update feature (thanks to /u/tdevx!)
  • Uses iCloud Drive for storage of data
  • Option to generate QR code

Version 1.0 (2018-10-02)

  • Initial release

Video:

Screen recording demonstrating the 'Shorten URL (with Polr)' Shortcut.
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Peter Lewis

Peter is an IT professional—living and working in Bath—with a particular interest in end-user computing.

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