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Oct 17 2010

Google URL Shortener with QR Code Generator

Typing in long web addresses (URLs) can basically be a pain, and often leads to mistakes. There have been a number of sites which provide a facility to shorten the URL and tinyurl are a couple of examples.

Google have their own version at, just type in or copy and paste the URL you wish to shorten and click on “shorten” . The resultant shortened address makes sharing the address just a little bit easier.

For  example becomes, perhaps not the best example as the original URL is pretty short, however shortening comes into its own if you are looking to link directly with a page buried deep within a site.

Nothing extraordinary about the Google site except what is really cool is that come with its own QR code generator.

Type in the shorten address in our example and then just add .qr so it looks like this

a QR code will be generated for you which you can use when and where you like.

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