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FastForward Alternatives

FastForward is described as 'circumvents sites which make you wait (like adf.ly), make you do something (e.g., show.co and sub2unlock.com) and even trackers (such as bit.ly and t.co)!' and is an app in the web browsers category. There are more than 10 alternatives to FastForward for a variety of platforms, including Online / Web-based, Google Chrome, SaaS, Firefox and Brave. The best alternative is Unshort.link, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like FastForward are Unshorten.link, LongURL, CheckShortURL and Redirect Detective.

This page was last updated Nov 15, 2021
  • FreeOpen Source
  • Windows
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Google Chrome
  • Opera
  • Firefox

FastForward circumvents sites which make you wait (like adf.ly), make you do something (e.g., show.co and sub2unlock.com)...

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  1. Unshort.link

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    • Google Chrome
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    • Firefox

    Unshort.link protects your privacy by preventing short link services from tracking you.

  2. Unshorten.link

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Online
    • Google Chrome

    If a shortened link is detected, Unshorten will expand the link and inform you of the destination.



  3. LongURL

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Firefox

    LongURL provides a standard API for expanding URLs which have been shortened with a service like TinyURL.

    Discontinued

    Site/service inaccessible.

  4. CheckShortURL

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online

    Check the real URLs before you visit | CheckShortURL reveals the destination of shortened URLs.

  5. Redirect Detective

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online

    Short-URL unshortener.

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  6. expandurl

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online

    expandurl.com provides a preview of short URLs from shortening services: it reveals and examine their destination before visiting them.

    Discontinued

    On 2013-02-23 http://expandurl.com/ is a dead link

  7. Joo.gl - URL Expander

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online

    Expand URL from Joo.gl, Bitly, Goo.gl, Is.gd, Gg.gg, TinyURL and etc.

  8. GetLinkInfo.com

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online

    Short URL expander with webpage title and description preview and Google Safe Browsing

    No screenshots yet
  9. Unshorten.It!

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online
    • Vivaldi Browser
    • Google Chrome
    • Ungoogled Chromium
    • Brave
    • Chromium

    s that short URL you're visiting REALLY going to contain cute kittens, or instead is it going to mug you and steal your wallet? Unshorten.It! takes any bullets for you, analysing the website for safety and letting you see it before you decide whether to proceed.

  10. unshorten.xyz

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)

    Free service to expand multiple shortlinks in one go. Unshorten links created by URL shortening services like bit.ly, goo.gl, TinyURL, Facebook, Twitter and others.

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