shortener for Action Menu 1

Have you ever wished for a native way to shorten URLs in iOS? Obviously, you can easily do so with third-party apps, but iOS lacks a native way to shorten links on stock devices.

If you’re jailbroken, however, it’s easy to shorten URLs directly from the copy and paste menu using a handy Action Menu add-on. The add-on, which is entitled shortener for Action Menu, allows you to shorten URLs directly from the copy and paste menu. Take a look at our video walkthrough to see how it works.

To use shortener for Action Menu, highlight the entire URL and select the button from the copy and paste menu. You’ll see an overlay stating that the link was shortened followed by a second overlay stating that the shortened URL was copied. After the URL is copied, use the paste button to paste the new shortened URL in your desired location. shortener for Action Menu 2

It’s possible to select multiple URLs at once if you have a string of multiple URLs that you copy, but only the first URL in the string will be shortened. The developer says that he will add support for multiple URLs in a future update if requested. shortener for Action Menu 3 shortener for Action Menu is a free download on Cydia’s BigBoss repo and features no options to configure. Let me know what you think about this Action Menu add-on in the comment section below.

  • Jonathan

    Now this, I could really use!
    Anyone know the desktop website if I wanted to shorten it?

  • jack


  • ✪ aidan harris ✪

    Does it only work with Googl or does it support other URL shortening services such as Bitly or Tinyurl?

    • Jack

      not yet, I am thinking of implementing several services as well as multiple link detection

      • Jonathan

        You’re the dev? Awesome job! =D And the fact this is free, very impressed.

      • Jonathan

        Opensource? awesome. =) I want to learn coding, and I find one of the best ways is looking at other’s work to help understand what does what.

  • Gameboy213

    Why does it say upgrade? Mine does that too and it annoys the hell outta me.

    • Inseltraeumer

      because there’s a pro version of action menu 🙂 developing tweaks doesn’t pay off by itself, you know

      • Gameboy213

        Well I actually thought I had the pro version! Haha. Oops.