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Shorty Alternatives

Shorty is described as 'simple tool for creating shorter, human- readable links from long URLs. You install Shorty on your server, so the links you create with it never go away. You can also manage your links and see how often people click on them' and is a URL Shortener in the online services category. There are four alternatives to Shorty, not only websites but also apps for a variety of platforms, including Self-Hosted solutions, Windows, Cloudron and Linux. The best alternative is YOURLS, which is both free and Open Source. Other great sites and apps similar to Shorty are Lessn More, Lessn and lilURL.

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  • FreeProprietary
  • Online

Shorty is a simple tool for creating shorter, human- readable links from long URLs. You install Shorty on your server, so...

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  1. YOURLS icon

    YOURLS

    • 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

    Admin Panel
  2. Lessn More icon

    Lessn More

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted

    Lessn More is a fork of Lessn with support for more types of short URLs than Lessn supported; stats; and other enhancements.

    Ready to share a shortened link (this is actually a redirection to lessnmore.net)


  3. Lessn icon

    Lessn

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted

    Lessn is an extremely simple, personal url shortener written in PHP with MySQL and mod_rewrite.

    Screenshot
  4. lilURL

    • 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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