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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

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

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    Rebrandly

    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

    • 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
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    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...

    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...

    Free Web / Cloud

    • Standard shortener. But site is in Portugues.
      Guest • Sep 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    is.gd

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

    Free Web / Cloud

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    tny.im

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

    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: ...

    Freemium Windows

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    doc.pm Discontinued

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

    Freemium Web / Cloud

  • bin.wf icon

    bin.wf

    Express URL shortener and 2D QR code generator

    Free Web / Cloud

  • 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...

    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

  • 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...

    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

  • 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...

    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. ...

    Open Source Web / Cloud Self-Hosted

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    AlpenNIC

    Free URL-forwarding, domain-forwarding, URL-Cloaking, free favicon-selection and free E-mail-forwarding. Individually selectable...

    Free Web / Cloud

  • 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

  • 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...

    Free Mac Windows Linux Firefox

  • Crop.is icon

    Crop.is

    Crop.is shorten your favorite URL to a short and custom URL. Get advanced statistics (identify your visitor country, date and time...

    Free Web / Cloud

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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