PyBit is a small application written in wxPython for shortening URLs using some of the best shortening engines like:,,,, and posting status updates to twitter or pyBit tries to be as simple as possible and more userfirendly. So the configuration is one using a simple preference dialog and all the buttons and text is bigger. But you have to know, that all passwords (for twitter and are stored in plain text, so it's NOT secure, till I figure out a simple way to store the passwords, or twitter gives a hash authentication method.

Under GNOME pyBit stores the shotened URL directly to your clipboard, so you don't have to select and copy the short URL.

Video demonstration in YouTube



This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

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Source code is hosted at github: