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Computer owners make use of various means to share webpage URLs with friends. We share links via email, online social networks, instant messengers, and even forums. While these means are simple and convenient, all of them require a new tab to be opened in the web browser before any sharing can be done. There should be an even simpler way that helps you share interesting URLs with friends, coworkers, and family members really quickly.

What computer users would greatly appreciate is a tool that lets them quickly share URLs through their desktop. While an app such as this might not be available for Windows, Mac users have the perfect solution available in the form of a tool called The Great Link.

the great link

The Great Link is a free to use desktop application for Mac computers. The app is sized at nearly 1 MB and is compatible with computers running Mac OS X 10.6.6 or later. Other requirements of the app include a 64 bit processor. After you have installed this application, you will find its icon placed in the system-wide Services menu. From there you can click it and easily share a URL.

Alternatively, you can surf the Internet on Google Chrome and Apple Safari; when you come across an interesting webpage, simply use the URL sharing option that will appear in the menu resulting from a right click on the webpage.

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The Great Link shares its link over Bonjour and offers you a quick URL sharing solution.

Features:

  • A user-friendly desktop app.
  • Compatible with Mac computers.
  • Lets you share URLs over Bonjour.
  • Share URLs from icon in system-wide Services menu.
  • Share URLs from Google Chrome or Apple Safari.
  • Similar tools:¬†AwesomeHighlighter,¬†Kiobo, WireframeCC and¬†WebKlipper.

Check out The Great Link @ itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-great-link/id581824816?mt=12

  1. earl
    December 19, 2012 at 3:23 am

    The URL share button is inop, is not selectable, i.e., this doesn't worK!!!!!!!!!!! More garbage from MakeUseOf, or synonymous with WasteMyTime!

    OS 10.8.2

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