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YOURLS Alternatives

YOURLS is described as 'set of PHP script that will allow you to run your own URL shortener, a la TinyURL/bit.ly' and is a URL Shortener in the online services category. There are more than 100 alternatives to YOURLS for a variety of platforms, including Online / Web-based, Self-Hosted solutions, Android, Linux and Windows. The best alternative is Kutt, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like YOURLS are bit.ly, Polr, Shlink and TinyURL.

This page was last updated May 10, 2022
YOURLS
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  • 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

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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. bit.ly

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • Internet Explorer
    • Google Chrome
    • Firefox

    Shorten URLs from anywhere with bit.ly. Bit.ly allows users to shorten, share, and track links (URLs). Reducing the URL length makes sharing easier. Bit.ly is available as a website, as a bookmarklet, and as a robust and open API.

    bit.ly vs YOURLS opinions
    This alternative is disputed. bit.ly is still a legitimate alternative to YOURLS, but it might have issues that some users think are important.

    bit.ly is a service not hostable platform

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  3. 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.

    Most users think Polr is a great alternative to YOURLS.
  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. 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 back together? Then youve come to the right place.



  6. 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.

  7. adf.ly

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online

    Earn money for each visitor to your shortened links with adf.ly! Use a URL shortening service that pays.

  8. Shorte.st

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online

    Use shorte.st link shortener to make money online. We pay for each visitor to yourshort link.

  9. ShadyURL

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online

    Don't just shorten your URL, make it suspicious and frightening.

    No screenshots yet
  10. Zero Width Shortener (abbreviated as ZWS) is a URL shortener that shortens URLs using spaces that have zero width, making them invisible to humans.

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