AlternativeTo Logo Alternatives is described as 'url shortener tool. It Open Service offered by macno. Full source available under the terms of the GNU Affero General Public License v3' and is a URL Shortener in the Online Services category. There are more than 50 alternatives to, not only websites but also apps for a variety of platforms, including Self-Hosted solutions, SaaS, Linux and Windows. The best alternative is Kutt, which is both free and Open Source. Other great sites and apps similar to are (Freemium), Polr (Free, Open Source), YOURLS (Free, Open Source) and Shlink (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated May 9, 2022
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    1. is a free and open source URL shortener with custom domains and stats.


      The service at the main instance has stopped working. Also there are several unresponded issues on the GitHub page reflecting this.

    2. Shorten URLs from anywhere with allows users to shorten, share, and track links (URLs). Reducing the URL length makes sharing easier. is available as a website, as a bookmarklet, and as a robust and open API.

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      • Apache HTTP Server
      • PHP
      Like everything else here, Polr is an open source and self-hostable web application. It's a fast and simple URL shortener with a robust API for using with command line applications.
    3. YOURLS is a set of PHP script that will allow you to run your own URL shortener, a la TinyURL/
    4. A self-hosted URL shortener.
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    5. 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.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      • Perl
      Let's Shorten That Url ! Lstu is an url shortener. Use instance like, , or other, or install your own instance. You can personalize your short url.
    6. Earn money for each visitor to your shortened links with! Use a URL shortening service that pays.
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