Alternatives to Shorten URL for all platforms with any license

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  • 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 sharing easier. Bit.ly is available as a website, as a bookmarklet, and as a robust and open API. It...

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

    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 shortening service with a twist: get paid to share your links on the Internet! Just register for...

    Free Web / Cloud

    No features added Add a feature
  • 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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  • 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

    No features added Add a feature
  • 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

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  • .TK-it! icon

    .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

  • 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

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  • is.gd icon

    is.gd

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

    Free Web / Cloud

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    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

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  • 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

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

    Free Web / Cloud

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  • 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

  • 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. Snip-n-Tag currently supports five of the most popular URL shortening websites, including bit.ly...

    Free Mac Windows Linux Firefox

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  • 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

  • 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! Just register an account, shorten URL and publish it. Automate shortening by using our API. You...

    Free Web / Cloud

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  • 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 email clients that break long URLs, For example, you can turn: ...

    Open Source Web / Cloud

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  • TUQ icon

    TUQ

    TUQ is an online free link building service which provides users with features like URL shortening , link analytics, advanced features like link targeting device targeting etc. TUQ gives users a unique and powerful tool to control and...

    Free Web / Cloud

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  • TightURL icon

    TightURL

    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

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    • Warning Tight URL has a low WOT (Web of Trust) rating. This could indicate a variety of malicious activities, from malware distribution, to spam. http://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/tighturl.com
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    Kay.so

    Kay.so offers a free and simple URL Shortening Service that provides publicly available stats with no user registration. An optional Chrome Extension is available that allows you to quickly generate short URLs for pages, links, and...

    Free Web / Cloud Chrome

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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. Features The ability to use custom short URLs (slugs), unlike Lessn A bookmarklet that even...

    Open Source Web / Cloud Self-Hosted

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  • 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 and can be shared on Social Networks, E-mails, Instant Messaging, Forums, Bulletins Boards and all...

    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: 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

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  • 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 trustworthy links because it's your domain. Only your authorized users can create links on your short URL...

    Commercial Web / Cloud

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  • Whaa.tk icon

    Whaa.tk

    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 any idea about the link you're referring him to? Then you've come to the right place! Enter...

    Free Web / Cloud

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    • Discontinued The website is no longer accessible.
  • 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 links with a password, to target visitors geographically providing a different landing page for...

    Freemium Web / Cloud

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  • 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 detailed analytics of any URL shortener. View where users come from, their browser and what search...

    Freemium Web / Cloud

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  • lilURL

    lilURL is a simple PHP/MySQL script for generating lil? URLs. It's similar to TinyURL, Shorl, MakeAShorterLink, etc, but you can run it on your own server ((which is, yeah, pretty much the same thing as TightURL, but that...

    Open Source Web / Cloud Self-Hosted

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    • Discontinued Last release is from 2005-04-25

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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