PyBit is a small application written in wxPython for shortening URLs using some of the best shortening engines like: bit.ly, is.gd, cli.gs, smsh.me, tr.im and posting status updates to Twitter or identi.ca. It tries to be as simple and as user-friendly as possible. Configuration uses a simple preferences dialog, and all the buttons and text are bigger. All passwords (for twitter and identi.ca) are stored in plain text, so it’s currently not secure. Under GNOME, pyBit stores the shortened URL directly to your clipboard, so you don’t have to select and copy the short URL.