Alternatives to bit.ly for all platforms with any license

  • 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 host it yourself. Similar to products like YOURLS, Polr can be...

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

  • 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

  • YOURLS icon

    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 integration with your WordPress blog (and Twitter) a snap. It...

    Open Source Web / Cloud Self-Hosted

  • 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 place. By entering in a URL in the text field below, we will create a...

    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 paid to share your links on the Internet! Just register for...

    Free Web / Cloud

  • 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

  • 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 collections, which are like a bookmark list that is accessible...

    Free Web / Cloud

  • 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 will spread them out throughout the day or week so that you...

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

  • 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 link retargeting.

    Free Web / Cloud iPhone Chrome OS chrome extensions

    • 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
  • goo.gl URL Shortener icon

    goo.gl URL Shortener

    goo.gl url shortener is a Chrome extension which allows you to shorten the current website URL with Google URL Shortener , straight from your taskbar. You can even assign it a keyboard shortcut.

    Free Mac Windows Linux Chrome

  • 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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    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 anywhere on the Web. For brands, use Po.st to turn your...

    Free Web / Cloud

  • Catbox icon

    Catbox

    Unlimited weaboo file hosting.

    Free Web / Cloud

  • Migre.me icon

    Migre.me

    Shorten URLs from anywhere with website, API, Plugin for Firefox, standard migre.me Bookmarklet or applications for Twitter as the Twitterfeed, DestroyTwitter and Bdule. It has stats of links, clicks and retweets.

    Free Web / Cloud

    • Standard shortener. But site is in Portugues. Guest • Sep 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

  • is.gd icon

    is.gd

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

    Free Web / Cloud

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  • tny.im icon

    tny.im

    tny.im URL, email and Bitcoin address shortener. Lots of features like click statistics, URL preview, link editing and public API, plus some exclusive ones like Internet Toll (Bitcoin payment gateway).

    Free Web / Cloud

    • Does everything. Edit and delete short links, with or without login. Guest • Sep 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    .TK-it!

    .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: Such individually named short-URLs will be deleted, if there are less than 25 page views during 90...

    Freemium Windows

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    doc.pm

    When you use doc.pm to share your content your fans & followers click through to the content you shared, but also get to learn more about you. Your bespoke doc.pm window appears featuring your logo, your message and a link to your...

    Freemium Web / Cloud

    • Discontinued Website/service unavailable.
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    bin.wf

    Express URL shortener and 2D QR code generator

    Free Web / Cloud

  • Wurlie icon

    Wurlie

    Create your own Short Url Site now. The Wurlie PHP script comes with 100% source code, support and free updates. Beautiful responsive layout, multiple url support, social integration, developers API, members login, admin area and...

    Commercial Linux Self-Hosted PHP

  • TinyArrows icon

    TinyArrows

    TinyArro.ws makes the world's smallest links from your long links. To do this, we use the magic of Unicode and the growing support for International Domain Names.

    Commercial Web / Cloud

  • Linkredirector icon

    Linkredirector

    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

  • 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 share a URL in a non-electronic way, like telling your friend across the room or writing it on a...

    Free Web / Cloud

  • lknSuite icon

    lknSuite

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

    Free Web / Cloud

  • Ow.ly icon

    Ow.ly

    Ow.ly - Shorten urls, share files and track visits.

    Free Web / Cloud

  • Lessn More icon

    Lessn More

    Lessn More is a fork of Lessn with support for more types of short URLs than Lessn supported; stats; and other enhancements. Features The ability to use custom short URLs (slugs), unlike Lessn A bookmarklet that even...

    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: http://blondish.net/scripts/phpurl/) and you want to make it shorter for SMS or other things that have a limit on how many...

    Free Web / Cloud Self-Hosted

  • AlpenNIC icon

    AlpenNIC

    Free URL-forwarding, domain-forwarding, URL-Cloaking, free favicon-selection and free E-mail-forwarding. Individually selectable domains with extension net.tf, eu.tf, de.tf, at.tf, co.at.tf, ch.tf for FREE: Forwarding to each URL...

    Free Web / Cloud

  • Cutyfox URL Shortener icon

    Cutyfox URL Shortener

    Cutyfox URL Shortener shortens the long link of your current website and copies the short version into your clipboard. You can generate bit.ly, goo.gl, is.gd and mcaf.ee links.

    Free Mac Windows Linux Firefox

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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