Aliases

You can create shortcuts to links you commonly use. We call such shortcuts aliases.

Registering an api-docs to https://verylongnameapplication.com/api-docs allows you to type go/api-docs in your browser's address bar to navigate there. Think of it as a https://www.golinks.io/ alternative.

Aliases can either be private for a user or they can be global for an organization.

list-aliases

Alias Examples

Some ideas for links you might be interested to create aliases for:

  • An onboarding guide
  • A link for a zoom / hangouts recurring meeting or standup
  • Links for Jira tickets or boards. go/API/1337 to https://somebusiness.atlassian.net/browse/API-1337
  • Exception tracking
  • Monitoring
  • Dashboards
  • HR software

Creating an Alias

You can use the {web, mobile, desktop} UI to create a new alias, or you can use the Slack integration.

For example, let's say you assign an alias to https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/source-package/{{*}} to deb-sec.

new-alias

Then when you navigate to https://tefter.io/go/deb-sec/nginx you'll be redirected to https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/source-package/nginx.

Aliases can be static, or dynamic. Dynamic aliases contain variable segments. Use {{*}} to create dynamic segments.

So, an alias ex pointing to https://example.com/{{*}}/a/{{*}}/b/{{*}} when invoked with go/ex/1/2/3 will redirect to https://example.com/1/a/2/b/3.

Browser Extension

You can use the browser extension to quickly navigate using aliases. This is currently only available in Chrome.

aliases-extension

Resolving an Alias

You may also navigate using aliases from the search bar.

search-bar-demo

Command-Line Usage

We're working on command-line application you can use to interact with Tefter. Until it's released you can use a simple shell function like the following to navigate using aliases.

# Add this to your .zshrc
te() {
  open "https://tefter.io/go/$1"
}

terminal-app

Coming Soon

Functions in dynamic aliases.