Shortening URLs makes long and obscure URLs look better and allows for going back and quickly editing the URLs they replace. Tweets, emails and many other things can’t be edited. However, URLs don’t have to be set in stone. The following are three ways of shortening URLs with Firebase.


  • Sign in to Firebase and create a new project.
  • Go to the Hosting tab from the sidebar and add a new site.
    (No need to setup CLI or install anything at this point.)

1. Dynamic Links

As the official successor to Google URL Shortener (migration guide), Dynamic Links provide a quick and easy, no…

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Shortcuts make us more productive.

While it is true that saving a few seconds here and there doesn’t make a lot of difference, it is the positive effect on our focus that makes shortcuts so useful. They create a bridge of instant communication between us and our computers in a way that blends into the background, inducing us into a state of flow. It doesn’t even seem too far fetched to suggest that shortcuts, when used extensively, also allow us to experience software in very similar ways to how drivers experience cars as an extension of their bodies.

What is a Hyper shortcut?

A hyper shortcut is simply hyper key…

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