Shortlinks: A link shortener customized to your organization
Shortlinks allow you to provide short, simple directions to destinations on your website or anywhere else on the Internet.
When a user enters your shortlink in their browser, they'll be redirected to the destination you specified, just like they had typed in the original web address.
Cleaner and easier to remember
If you're like a lot of progressive organizations, lots of your activities online--from donations to event sign ups to video conferences--take place on sites you don't control directly. This can lead to web addresses like
Shortlinks won't win you an election on their own (probably 😁) but can get you some quick wins. LeftApps is designed to make it as easy as possible to set up and manage your shortlinks.
Easy to change on the fly
Sometimes similar needs come up over and over again: you've got a new call list for your volunteers, or new event you want signups for. Since you can
change where shortlinks point at any time,
you can give your supporters one thing to remmeber and change where it leads them when you need it to. For example [your domain]/calls might lead to a different Google sheet every week, or take supporters to a Google Sheet now but a Virtual Phone Bank site later on if you've got one set up closer to the election.
A source of useful data
When your supporters enter a shortlink, we can record some high level information about them--are they on their laptop or on a phone? What browser are they using?--which can help shed light on how your supporters are engaging with you online.
Getting set up and managing your shortlinks takes about 30 seconds
When you sign up for LeftApps, we'll work with you to pick a short domain name that fits your candidate or organization. From that point, LeftApps handles domain setup and maintanance. You make and edit your shortlinks from a simple web interface: just say what you want the link to be called and where you want it to go.
It's easy to add colleagues to LeftApps to make and manage links using your same shortlink domain as well.
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LeftApps is only available for Democratic candidates for office, other progressive candidates and non-profits, and people working with those groups (including consultants).
Just share some basic info below and we'll get back to you within 24 hours and get you set up.
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