What’s an Arrgly?
I built Arrgly because I was tired of visiting the webpage of my YOURLS server just to shorten a URL. With Arrgly the process is very simple.
- Copy a URL to the paste board
- Open Arrgly – This will shorten the link on the paste board and copy the new short version back to the pasteboard
- Paste the new short URL into an email, Twitter, or your favorite application
That’s all it takes to use the app; Copy, Shorten, Paste, Done!
The first time you launch Arrgly you’ll see a little configuration dialog. All this UI requires is the URL to your YOURLS service and your Signature. If you don’t know what a Signature is, you can read about it at YOURLS PasswordlessAPI.
Once you’ve set these two fields tap the Done button.
You’re done, now you can shorten a link.
If you’d like a new feature or find any bugs (we certainly hope you don’t find any) please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What’s up with that name? Arrgly? Please.
Yeah, it’s a super bad name, we know. The application is actually quite ugly. There’s no design to speak of, it just does stuff. Since we like pirates and the application is ugly we decided a pirate would say ugly as “Arrgly.” Thus the name.