What are go links?

Go links, also known as go/links, golinks, go-link, or go to link, are intuitive, easy-to-remember short links, shared by teams. It transforms long, ugly URLs into human-readable go links that can be used directly in browsers, emails, chats, and in conversation.

It is a productivity tool that allows teams to more effectively access and share resources like a document, company logos, product backlog, or a timeline. Go links are shared by the entire organization —although you can have go links for personal use— such that if one team member creates one, everyone else within the organization can use it. This helps speed up information sharing and encourages collaboration and knowledge sharing. 

Types of go link solutions

There are typically three categories go link solutions fall into: internal solutions, open-source solutions, and SaaS solutions (like us!).

An internal solution is built in-house by the company that will be using it.
  • Pros: 
    • Closed system that doesn’t rely on third-party applications
    • Build exactly what you need
  • Cons: 
    • Time and money spent on building and architecting the solution 
    • Time and money spent on maintaining the solution 
    • No inherent security protocol or data-recovery safety net
    • You are on the hook for any catastrophic incidents
    • The solution is only as good as you make it (limited features)
Open-source solutions are available for download online although they are very rudimentary. 
  • Pros: 
    • Free to get up and running
  • Cons: 
    • Time and money spent on infrastructure setup
    • Time and money spent on maintaining the solution 
    • No inherent security protocol or data-recovery safety net
    • You are on the hook for any catastrophic incidents
    • Little to no iteration by original authors which limits features
SaaS solutions, like GoLinks, come in the form of free-use and paid subscriptions.  
  • Pros: 
    • Quick integration
    • Security and data-loss prevention is already built into the product
    • Continuous feature iterations
    • Scalability as your team grows
    • Peace of mind
    • Dedicated customer support
    • Cheaper in the long run
  • Cons: 
    • Subscription cost (although cheaper in the long run when you factor in time and money spent on internal or open-source solutions and the value received in security and features).

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