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Send links to your friends in seconds with no rigmarole

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Linker is a Chrome extension which allows to send links to frequent contacts directly from ... More

Editor's review

Published 7 Mar 2014

I know that we've said it heaps of times before but there are really two types of great apps out there in appland. There's the all-encompassing multi faceted app that will astound you with its packload of features and then there are the apps which really only have a single function - but, boy they do it well. Linker fits into the second of those two categories. Linker is an extension tool for Chrome that lets you send links to your friends with just a click of a button rather than cutting and pasting into emails or social media.
Imagine that you are surfing the net and you see something that you know a friend would be interested in. You will probably cut and paste the link into your Facebook page or email it to them - not only time consuming but also a tad clumsy. You might be able to click the Facebook or Twitter logo and share that way but that means all of your social media friends are going to see it when you are just meaning to share it with one friend. Can you be bothered? It's a lot of fuss for one article. The is an easier way... Linker is a Chrome extension - which allows you to send links to frequent contacts directly from your browser toolbar with just one click. Once you have entered an email address it is stored in your contacts list and you won't have to enter it again. Just click on it the next time you want to send a link. This beautifully organized and very user-friendly tool let's you easily browse, search and resend any of your sent or received links and, last but not least, Linker will notify you when your links are opened by the intended receiver.
Linker, quite simply, makes the whole process of link sharing between close friends and frequent contacts more convenient, faster, easier and a hell of a lot of fun. It also takes away that 'can I be bothered' attitude because you can share anything with just a single click so you don't have to go through the rigmarole of opening your email account or logging onto Facebook or Twitter - just hit the button, assign the link to your friends' email address and away you go. It's as simple as that. Now, we've all tried out various different types of similar extension apps before, I'm sure. The thing is, Linker seems to do it better than most. Once you've entered an email address it is stored forever - making it a one-click operation. It's also a bonus that all links are stored -meaning that it's easy to resend it to someone else later without having to go hunting for it again. Whether it is a serious article of news or a frivolous piece of gossip, Linker lets you get your message across to your contacts in a flash.

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