TightURL Alternatives

    TightURL is described as 'The URL returned by TightURL returns a HTTP Redirect to the browser, which causes it to load the original very long URL'. There are more than 100 alternatives to TightURL, 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 TightURL are bit.ly (Freemium), Polr (Free, Open Source), YOURLS (Free, Open Source) and TinyURL (Free).

    This page was last updated Sep 15, 2021

    1. You may have heard of projects like bit.ly where you paste a long URL and the service spits back a shorter one you can share with friends and colleagues. cmpct.io is a bit like bit.ly but it differs in a few ways...
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      Perfect for musicians, artists, producers, creators. Short.fm is a free tool to shorten a URL or reduce a link. Use this tool to create a shortened link making it easy to remember, elegant and remarkable.
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    2. The free and anonymous link shortening and sharing platform. Share long links (URLs) quickly and anonymously using a friendly & shortened URL. Completely free with no link expiration dates.
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      Sho.pw is fast and reliable link shortener. With sho.pw you could create temperate links that will be removed straight after viewing. Also you could encrypt your links with password.
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      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.


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      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      Premium URL Shortener and Link Management Platform.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      once.to is a modern, all-new URL shortener striving to become the most versatile and feature-rich tool for the job in the whole world. Its highly optimized server code makes it easily beat similar services in terms of speed and throughput (proof:...
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    3. Free tool to shorten a URL, making it beautiful and remarkable. is.link allows you to seamlessly track your audience with simple and easy-to-remember yet powerful links and provide your friends, audience or customers a unique tailored experience.
    4. URL shortener web app from 42l Association.
    5. Create no-fuss short links. Integrated with Google Safe Browsing to keep your users protected. - No login required. - Paste the link to shorten and click the button. As simple as that! Google Safe Browsing ===================
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