Alternatives to Shorten URL for all platforms with any license

  • bit.ly icon

    bit.ly

    Shorten URLs from anywhere with bit.ly. Bit.ly allows users to shorten, share, and track links (URLs). Reducing the URL length makes...

    Freemium Web / Cloud iPhone Chrome OS Internet Explorer Chrome Firefox

  • 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

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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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • is.gd icon

    is.gd

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

    Free Web / Cloud

  • URL Multishortener icon

    URL Multishortener

    The first browser extension that allows you to shorten links on the fly with major link shorteners that paid.

    Free Personal Mac Windows Linux Android Android Tablet Chrome ... Chromium Firefox

  • bin.wf icon

    bin.wf

    Express URL shortener and 2D QR code generator

    Free Web / Cloud

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  • 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

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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

  • Snip-n-Tag icon

    Snip-n-Tag

    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

  • Lessn icon

    Lessn

    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

  • 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

  • Open URL Shortener icon

    Open URL Shortener

    Open URL Shortener is a service that shortens URLs such as web addresses, this is useful in many circumstances e.g. in Twitter or in...

    Open Source Web / Cloud

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  • CoinURL icon

    CoinURL

    Do you have a personal website, blog, Twitter or any other social network account? Start earning by publishing links on the Internet! ...

    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...

    Commercial Linux Self-Hosted PHP

  • AlpenNIC icon

    AlpenNIC

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

    Free Web / Cloud

  • TUQ icon

    TUQ

    TUQ is an online free link building service which provides users with features like URL shortening , link analytics, advanced features...

    Free Web / Cloud

  • TightURL icon

    TightURL Warning

    The URL returned by TightURL returns a HTTP Redirect to the browser, which causes it to load the original very long URL.

    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

  • Actual Buzz icon

    Actual Buzz

    actual.bz is a Free URL Shortener, Previewer, Anonymizer, Dereferer and Sharer. URLs shortened with actual.bz are recorded forever...

    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

  • Shortswitch icon

    Shortswitch

    Custom URL shortening service that allows you to use your own domain or subdomain. Your users will know they are clicking on...

    Commercial Web / Cloud

  • Kay.so icon

    Kay.so

    Kay.so offers a free and simple URL Shortening Service that provides publicly available stats with no user registration. An optional...

    Free Web / Cloud Chrome

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    Whaa.tk Discontinued

    Welcome to whaa.tk! Are you sick of sharing long URL's to your friends? Would you like to rick roll a friend without him having...

    Free Web / Cloud

  • Abrège.eu

    Abrege is a url shortener that allows to create short links, qr code, but also allows you to choose your custom alias, to protect your...

    Freemium Web / Cloud

  • Giv.to icon

    Giv.to

    Giv.to is a URL shortener for causes, non-profits, and political Campaigns. In addition to shortening URLs, Giv.to offers the most...

    Freemium Web / Cloud

  • lilURL Discontinued

    lilURL is a simple PHP/MySQL script for generating lil? URLs. It's similar to TinyURL, Shorl, MakeAShorterLink, etc, but you can...

    Open Source Web / Cloud Self-Hosted

Shorten URL Comments

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

Comment by em4020
about Shorten URL 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 clicks to it in 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 very well and is very easy to use: http://www.tkit.tk

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I use this extremely practical universal URL-Shortener with ...

Comment by em4020
about Shorten URL Jun 2011

I use this extremely practical universal URL-Shortener with very much pleasure with setting bit.ly. Also other settings like tinyurl are possible. Simply right mouse click in the Firefox tab. of the Internet site, and click "Shorten This tab. URL (bit.ly)". Then instantly everybody can click this page also from other computers under the new Short URL. One sees the new Short URL also immediately in the address line of Firefox. Simply a must for every Firefox Internet user.

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