Google+ profile URLs are long, cumbersome things. They’d be forgettable if they were memorable in the first place. So what do you do if you want to include a link in your email signature or elsewhere without it looking like crap? is a little web app that’s essentially a link shortening tool, except that it allows you to set the username shown in the URL. All you need is your Google+ ID — the long string of numbers that currently makes the URLs so ugly — and to plug in your name, and you’re good to go.

gplusto Get a short vanity URL for your Google+ profile with this website

Google has said that vanity URLs are coming soon, but in the meantime, these fake vanity URLs look a hell of a lot better.