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. URL Shortener called STMBL - stmbl.xyz. Really quick and simple to use (no need to create an account), and comes with no ads whatsoever!
      • FreeProprietary
      • Online
      • Google Chrome
      Kay.so offers a free and simple URL Shortening Service that provides publicly available stats with no user registration. An optional Chrome Extension is available that allows you to quickly generate short URLs for pages, links, and images without having to visit this page.
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    2. Free URL shortener with advanced features.

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      • FreeProprietary
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      PHPurl is a simple script that allows users to make a shorter url. This is great when you have a long url (ex: http://blondish.net/scripts/phpurl/) and you want to make it shorter for SMS or other things that have a limit on how many characters you can type (ex: Twitter).
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    3. 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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      • 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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      Short4Earn is a smart url shortening service which you can track all your visitors and track most importantly ALL of your income to know that your earnings are NOT being shaved or mistreated. We always strive to provide excellent support. Short4Earn pays every Wednesdays.
      • Free PersonalProprietary
      • Online
      The world's shortest URL shortener and open URL analytics.
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      • Free PersonalProprietary
      • Online
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      The ultimate smart link system for music marketing.
    4. Shorti is a platform that allows you to convert your long links into short links, to make life easier for your users. In addition, it has an API that you can freely use to shorten your links.
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