For my dayjob, I’m involved in corporate social media at Sysomos. In my work, I use bit.ly to shorten links for posting to Twitter and other channels.
I also happen to use Alfred App, which is a powerful productivity tool every Mac user should be using.
Recently I was looking for a bit.ly workflow for Alfred App, which means I hit a key combination, paste a bit.ly link, and Alfred does some stuff in the background and spits out the bit.ly link automagically.
I couldn’t find the workflow after some Google searches so I was able to find it on an old Mac I have. So, community managers, here you are:
To add this into your Alfred App set up for your Mac (this assumes you already have Alfred installed and running):
- Unzip this .zip file.
- Double click the resulting file.
- Follow the prompts to install the Workflow
- Edit the Run Script Part.
- Paste in your Bit.ly API key and login from your Bit.ly profile page (for more info on where to find your API key, go here)