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  • Polr icon


    An open source URL shortener. A great non-profit and free alternative to, TinyURL, or It has a modern look, themes...

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

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    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...

    Free Web / Cloud

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

    Open Source Web / Cloud Self-Hosted

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    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...

    Free Web / Cloud

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

    Free Web / Cloud

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

    Free Web / Cloud iPhone Chrome OS chrome extensions

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    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...

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

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

    Free Web / Cloud

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    Shorten. Share. Socialize. The leading shortening and sharing platform Advanced Link Shortener For consumers, it’s free and...

    Free Web / Cloud

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

    Open Source Windows Web / Cloud

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    Unlimited weaboo file hosting.

    Free Web / Cloud

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    Shorten URLs from anywhere with website, API, Plugin for Firefox, standard Bookmarklet or applications for Twitter as the...

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    Simple link shortener and file uploading service.

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    Shorten long web addresses quickly and easily, with no registration required.

    Free Web / Cloud

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  • icon URL, email and Bitcoin address shortener. Lots of features like click statistics, URL preview, link editing and public API...

    Free Web / Cloud

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    When you use to share your content your fans & followers click through to the content you shared, but also get to learn...

    Freemium Web / Cloud

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    Express URL shortener and 2D QR code generator

    Free Web / Cloud

  • Linkredirector icon


    Sell more books, music & apps. Bring your customers to the right store, in the right country, with one smart link.

    Free Mac Windows Web / Cloud

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    Create your own Short Url Site now. The Wurlie PHP script comes with 100% source code, support and free updates. Beautiful responsive...

    Commercial Linux Self-Hosted PHP

  • ShoutKey

    ShoutKey is the temporary URL shortener that gives you a randomly chosen English word as the key for your URL. This makes it easy to...

    Free Web / Cloud

  • icon - Shorten urls, share files and track visits.

    Free Web / Cloud

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    .TK-it! is a very useful URL-shortener, powered by Dot TK, where you can FREELY CHOOSE the NAME of a SHORT-URL ending with *.tk: ...

    Freemium Windows

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    Cutyfox URL Shortener

    Cutyfox URL Shortener shortens the long link of your current website and copies the short version into your clipboard. You can...

    Free Mac Windows Linux Firefox

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    Lessn More

    Lessn More is a fork of Lessn with support for more types of short URLs than Lessn supported; stats; and other enhancements. ...

    Open Source Web / Cloud Self-Hosted

  • PHPUrl

    PHPurl is a simple script that allows users to make a shorter url. This is great when you have a long url (ex:...

    Free Web / Cloud Self-Hosted

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    lknSuite's suite of online productivity tools . Everything you need to boost sales, step up productivity and manage all day-to-day...

    Free Web / Cloud

  • Snip-n-Tag icon


    A Firefox sidebar to easily shorten URLs, plus add Google Analytics tracking tags. Great for measuring traffic from Social channels....

    Free Mac Windows Linux Firefox

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    Lessn is an extremely simple, personal url shortener written in PHP with MySQL and mod_rewrite.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Self-Hosted Comments


Comment by enlacevenezuela
about Jun 2016

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


Custom links

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

I like that 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.


URL Shorteners Slow Down The Web: ...

Comment by Pablo_Mendoza
about Jun 2011

A very good comparison of nearly all URL-shorteners I found ...

Comment by em4020
about Jun 2011

A very good comparison of nearly all URL-shorteners I found in german language:
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:
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: