Open URL Shortener Alternatives

    Open URL Shortener is described as '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:'. There are more than 50 alternatives to Open URL Shortener, not only websites but also apps for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Self-Hosted solutions, Windows and Mac. The best alternative is Kutt, which is both free and Open Source. Other great sites and apps similar to Open URL Shortener are bit.ly (Freemium), Polr (Free, Open Source), YOURLS (Free, Open Source) and TinyURL (Free).

    This page was last updated Jan 4, 2019

    1. 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 service.
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    2. 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 every country, follow your link stats and much...


      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Online
      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 terms they use to find your content.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      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 didn't exist when I wrote lilURL)).

      Discontinued

      Last release is from 2005-04-25

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • MySQL Community Edition
      • Self-Hosted
      • PHP
      Z.ips.ME is a free open-source program that allows you to use your website as your very own link shortening service. You control the link text, how long the link works, and only you have access to your data.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Linux
      • Online
      Maximize social sharing and online engagement with our URL shortener platform.
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    3. Generate short links for use in social media like Twitter and Facebook! Short link and URL shortening services, including analytics.
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      • Free PersonalProprietary
      • Online
      The world's shortest URL shortener and open URL analytics.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Online
      Shorten URLs and Get paid.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Online
      Highly optimized URL shortening service built to enable three things: 1. Incredible speed (best available as of March 2015) 2. Incredible security 3. Nonsense-free simplicity
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