With PeekURL you can see a preview of a shortened website address. This tool comes in handy because it can confirm that you are not being sent to a “bad” website.
Here is a little more about the add-on for Firefox from the developers:
That means one extra click, but it also means more peace of mind. PeekURL also plays YouTube, MTV, and MySpace videos directly in the page. You can create a shortened URL using an icon in the add-on bar or using an item in the context menu. The context menu item operates on the page as a whole or on individual links in the page. After a link is created, it’s copied to your clipboard.
It should also be mentioned that you can also set up these options in the options pane:
- Whether to show notifications or not.
- Whether to show the add-on bar icon or not.
- Whether to show a “goodbye” message or not (if you don’t like the add-on or the service, please let me know why).
- The keyboard shortcut to use, if any.
Want to try PeekURL out? Head on over to the Firefox Add-ons website and install it.