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Open Source TinyURL Alternatives

The best open source alternative to TinyURL is Kutt. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to TinyURL and many of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to TinyURL are Polr, YOURLS, Shlink and Lstu.

This page was last updated May 10, 2022
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  • FreeProprietary
  • Online

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...

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  1. Kutt

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Google Chrome
    • Cloudron
    • Firefox

    Kutt is a modern URL shortener which lets you set custom domains for your shortened URLs, manage your links and view the click rate statistics.

    Warning

    The service at the main instance has stopped working. Also there are several unresponded issues on the GitHub page reflecting this.

  2. Polr

    • 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.



  3. 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

  4. Shlink

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Self-Hosted

    A self-hosted and PHP-based URL shortener application with CLI and REST interfaces

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  5. Lstu

    • 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.



  6. Zero Width Shortener (abbreviated as ZWS) is a URL shortener that shortens URLs using spaces that have zero width, making them invisible to humans.

  7. MagLit

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted

    MagLit is an encrypted and privacy respecting Link Shortener service that supports not only your regular website links but also Magnet Links which are extensively used to download and share torrents.

  8. tinu.be

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted

    tinu.be is a open-source url shortener and QR Code generator with all main features totally free and open for community.

  9. cmpct.io

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online

    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...

  10. LnkShortener

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Android

    LnkShortener is working out of the box. Simply share a link via the share function of your browser or any other app with LnkShortener and it will instantaneously display a shortened URL. If you have a workin polr installation enable the API and obtain an API-Key.

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