Google URL Shortener Alternatives

    Google URL Shortener is described as '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' and is a popular website in the Online Services category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Google URL Shortener, not only websites but also apps for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux and Android. The best alternative is Kutt, which is both free and Open Source. Other great sites and apps similar to Google URL Shortener are bit.ly (Freemium), Polr (Free, Open Source), YOURLS (Free, Open Source) and TinyURL (Free).

    This page was last updated Sep 30, 2020

    1. Kutt.it is a free and open source URL shortener with custom domains and stats.
      Almost everyone thinks Kutt is a great alternative to Google URL Shortener.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Chrome OS
      • Android Tablet
      • Internet Explorer
      • Google Chrome
      • Firefox
      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.
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      Almost everyone thinks bit.ly is a great alternative to Google URL Shortener.


      • 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.
      Polr vs Google URL Shortener opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Polr is a great alternative to Google URL Shortener.
      quick and without registration
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

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      It's the alternative of growth for Goo.gl as it's free an unlimited.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      • Cloudron
      YOURLS is a set of PHP script that will allow you to run your own URL shortener, a la TinyURL/bit.ly
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    2. 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.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      • Perl
      Let's Shorten That Url ! Lstu is an url shortener. Use instance like https://lstu.fr/, http://huit.re/ , https://frama.link/ or other, or install your own instance. You can personalize your short url.
    3. 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 from everywhere.
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    4. 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 an account and start shrinking.
    5. Use shorte.st link shortener to make money online. We pay for each visitor to yourshort link.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Online
      Don't just shorten your URL, make it suspicious and frightening.
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