Alternatives to bit.ly for all platforms with any license

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  • Polr icon

    Polr

    An open source URL shortener. A great non-profit and free alternative to bit.ly, TinyURL, or goo.gl. It has a modern look, themes, user admin panels, and you can even...

    Open Source Windows Linux Web / Cloud Self-Hosted Apache HTTP Server ... PHP

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  • Google URL Shortener icon

    Google URL Shortener

    Google URL Shortener shortens long links to make them easier for sharing. It is intended to be the stablest, most secure, and fastest URL shortener on the web.

    Free Web / Cloud

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    YOURLS

    YOURLS is a set of PHP script that will allow you to run your own URL shortener, a la TinyURL/bit.ly You can make it private or public, and a WordPress plugin makes...

    Open Source Web / Cloud Self-Hosted

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  • TinyURL icon

    TinyURL

    Are you sick of posting URLs in emails only to have it break when sent causing the recipient to have to cut and paste it back together? Then youve come to the right...

    Free Web / Cloud

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    adf.ly

    Earn money for each visitor to your shortened links with adf.ly! Use a URL shortening service that pays. adf.ly is a free URL shortening service with a twist: get...

    Free Web / Cloud

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  • Tiny.cc icon

    Tiny.cc

    Changes a big URL into tiny URL. With link editing and management after creation, detailed click statistics, QR Codes and much more!

    Free Web / Cloud

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  • Anchr.io icon

    Anchr.io

    Anchr provides you with kind of a toolbox for tiny tasks on the internet. Currently you can upload and share pictures, shorten links for easier sharing and create link...

    Free Web / Cloud

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  • hnng.moe icon

    hnng.moe

    HNNG, Moe~ Link shortening and file sharing for moe anime lovers.

    Open Source Windows Web / Cloud

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  • HIVE URL Shortener icon

    HIVE URL Shortener

    Hive is a tool that can definitely help out in a few ways. First, you can write a bunch of posts at one time, choose which social profiles to send them to, and then Hive...

    Freemium Web / Cloud Android Android Tablet Chrome Safari ... Kindle Fire Firefox

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  • Rebrandly icon

    Rebrandly

    Rebrandly is the easiest way to create, share, manage and track branded links. It’s free, and has advanced features such as UTM building, using a custom domain, and even...

    Free Web / Cloud iPhone Chrome OS chrome extensions

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    • Rebrandly allows you to register one or more domain names and use it to short your links. They let you change (edit) the destination URLs even after the short link has been created. With Rebrandly you can easily add UTM and retargeting pixel to your links. Guest • Oct 2016 Disagree   Agree
  • PockURL icon

    PockURL

    Optimize your Links Create your account to get started track the clicks and referrers on any shortened URL.

    Free Web / Cloud

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    Po.st

    Shorten. Share. Socialize. The leading shortening and sharing platform Advanced Link Shortener For consumers, it’s free and easy to shorten links and share them...

    Free Web / Cloud

    No features added Add a feature

bit.ly Comments

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Comment by enlacevenezuela
about bit.ly Jun 2016

All goo.gl URLs and click analytics are public and can be accessed by anyone. Shorten, share and track your urls

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Custom links

Positive Comment by Thelle
about bit.ly and TinyURL, Google URL Shortener, TUQ Feb 2013

I like that Bit.ly enables custom url's. It also has a good interface for seeing stats if that is of interest.. Small TinyURL iconTinyURL also allows for customization of the URL ending.

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URL Shorteners Slow Down The Web:http://techcrunch.com/2010 ...

Comment by Pablo_Mendoza
about bit.ly Jun 2011
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A very good comparison of nearly all URL-shorteners I found ...

Comment by em4020
about bit.ly Jun 2011

A very good comparison of nearly all URL-shorteners I found in german language:
http://hjacob.com/blog/2009/07/url-shortener-redirects/
There I have found a the very useful online URL-shortener, where you can FREELY CHOOSE the NAME of a SHORT-URL ending with *.tk:
http://alternativeto.net/desktop/tk-it/
Such individually named short-URLs will be deleted, if there a less than 25 page views to it during 90 days.
You can download a exe-file for Windows installation and Microsoft Internet Explorer. But Installation did not work with my Vista 64 bit. I tested the online URL-generation and it worked well and is very easy to use: http://www.tkit.tk

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