ProgrammableWeb API Category: URL Shortener

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Name Description Category Date
Leggy
The Leggy API allows developers to programmatically shorten and expand the size of a URL using simple HTTP requests. The tool is applicable for social network settings where posting requires a small... URL Shortener 08.11.2014
EXLX
EXLX.tk is a simple URL shortener. The site exposes its functionality through an API. Applications simply append the URL to be shortened, to a HTTP call, and the EXLX responds with the shortened URL. URL Shortener 02.04.2014
try.li
Try.li is a URL shortening service that allows you to share links on the internet and get paid for each visitor that accesses your URL. Use the service to earn money from web traffic, or simply use... URL Shortener 12.15.2013
Strim
Strim is a URL shortening service that also tracks use and summarizes web content. When Strim is used to share links and content, it tracks usage data in order to provide in-depth analytics that... URLs 09.21.2013
glurl.co
Glurl.co is a URL shortening service that allows you to shorten addresses that point to web pages, images, emails and files quickly, securely, and conveniently. Glurl.co is also a place where you can... URL Shortener 09.17.2013
Mashups (10)/View all
Name Description Category Date
BitDroid
BitDroid for Bit.ly is a simple tool that lets you view your recently shortened urls. URL Shortener 09.03.2013
Twitter Burner
Tweetburner is a twitter mashup that allows you to create tiny URLs. You can also track how many times they where clicked. URL Shortener 06.04.2012
bib.ly
bib.ly is website that does two things. Helps you easily create links to Bible verses like this one: http://bib.ly/Phi2.4. Automatically creates Bible popups on your website. Religion 01.04.2012
Money URL Shortener
Why dont you make money when you shorten your URLs? Shorten URLs using this app and earn money for traffic following links on your site. It is free to sign up and free to use. This application has... Tools 09.17.2011
Molu Short to Long URL Converter
Molu's short to long URL conversion instant messenger bot. Input a short URL (hundreds of short URL services supported) and the bot shows you the corresponding long URL. The service uses... Chat 12.30.2010
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Name Description Category Date
Leggy
The Leggy API allows developers to programmatically shorten and expand the size of a URL using simple HTTP requests. The tool is applicable for social network settings where posting requires a small... URL Shortener 08.11.2014
EXLX
EXLX.tk is a simple URL shortener. The site exposes its functionality through an API. Applications simply append the URL to be shortened, to a HTTP call, and the EXLX responds with the shortened URL. URL Shortener 02.04.2014
try.li
Try.li is a URL shortening service that allows you to share links on the internet and get paid for each visitor that accesses your URL. Use the service to earn money from web traffic, or simply use... URL Shortener 12.15.2013
Strim
Strim is a URL shortening service that also tracks use and summarizes web content. When Strim is used to share links and content, it tracks usage data in order to provide in-depth analytics that... URLs 09.21.2013
glurl.co
Glurl.co is a URL shortening service that allows you to shorten addresses that point to web pages, images, emails and files quickly, securely, and conveniently. Glurl.co is also a place where you can... URL Shortener 09.17.2013
tny.im
tny.im is a service for shortening URLs that is powered by the YOURLS script. Users have the option of implementing a custom keyword to make shortened links easier to write manually and remember. tny... Tools 09.05.2013
ZOMBIEHOR.DE
ZOMBIEHOR.DE is an attention getting URL shortener. ZOMBIEHOR.DE provides programmatic access to its shortening functionality through a simple API. 3rd party applications can simply post a URL to the... Tools 08.25.2013
PinnedURL
PinnedURL provides link redirection services with link management and analytics. Customers can shorten long affiliate URLs into PinnedURLs for use on social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter,... Social 08.22.2013
CloudSide
CloudSide is a web service allowing users to upload and share files. CloudSide includes a URL-shortener, a service made accessible via API. The API is publicly accessible and free. Users simply post... Tools 08.18.2013
Ur.ly
Ur.ly is a service for creating very short URLs. The service recently became read-only when Google changed its app engine pricing. Ur.ly can be accessed programmatically using REST calls with... Tools 08.15.2013
su2.be
su2.be is a simple URL-shortening service that allows you to make long URLs shorter and easier to share. The service also allows you to collect and review access statistics for the links you've... URL Shortener 07.07.2013
drngd
drng is a URL-shortening service that also enables you to track and view statistics for your URLs. The service is accessible through an open API, allowing developers to easily integrate and use drng... URLs 06.29.2013
Btc.to
Btc.co allows users to shorten bitcoin addresses. This service was designed because the entry of bitcoin address into mobile devices and other places can be difficult to perform due the length of the... Tools 06.04.2013
CM23
CM23.tk is a service offered by Clark Moody. The service allows users to shorten URLs that have been submitted into the service. The API takes REST calls and will return shortened URLs as JSON. The... URL Shortener 05.18.2013
itty bitty URL
Itty bitty URL is a free service for creating short, trackable URLs that can be used anywhere on the internet. Users can create URLs that expire after a certain number of uses or require a password... Tools 05.02.2013
Unshorten.It
Unshorten.It! is a URL unshortener that takes the uncertainty out of clicking on shortened URLs. It analyzes the website at the end of a shortened link and provides the title and description tags, a... Security 03.06.2013
Bit.ly Social Data
Bit.ly allows users to shorten, share, and track links (URLs). The Bit.ly Social Data API allows developers to access and integrate data about social sharing, referrals, social media use, and other... URL Shortener 01.08.2013
Proofeditors.com
Proofeditors.com is a URL shortener focused on providing security and transparency. The Proofeditors REST API allows developers to automate shortening and expanding URLs, and tracking short links.... Tools 10.23.2012
Go.USA.gov
Go.USA.gov is a service allowing government employees to create short .gov URLs from official government domains. The Go.USA.gov API allows developers to automate the process, including URL... Government 10.18.2012
Href.hu
Href.hu is a web service for shortening URLs. It can take a lengthy URL and reduce it to a short, easily-memorized form. Href.hu claims that the resulting URLs are reliable links, not prone to... Tools 09.15.2012
ftw.gd
ftw.gd is a URL shortening service. Users can input a lengthy, unwieldy URL and ftw.gd will compress it to a manageable link. It also provides statistics on how many people have used the site. The... Tools 08.22.2012
Fanggle QRazor
Fanggle provides cloud applications across various industries including retail and CPG, Non Profits, Automotive, Libraries, Media and Publishing, and more. The QRazor API, provided by Fanggle, is an... Advertising 08.21.2012
BioWeb.me
The service provides persistent URLs for science applications to maintain access to them as their hosting environments change over time. Based on a finding that URLs change for almost half of all... Tools 08.16.2012
ReLink
Relink allows users to collect, manage, and publish the content they have on the web. The service includes a URL shortener and access to Web Containers. The API contains tools to encrypt, check the... URL Shortener 07.21.2012
Broken Storm Short URL
Brkn.be provides a Url shortening service on its regular web page. This feature is also available as a simple REST API that responds to GET or POST requests to shorten the submitted URL. The... Tools 07.17.2012
TinyArro.ws
TinyArro.ws is a URL shortening service that creates URLs through the use of Unicode and support for the International Domain Names. Users are given a preview before being taken to a link. The API... Tools 06.08.2012
Remy Sharp's TinyURL
Remy Sharp's TinyURL API is a service that allows users to post URLs to Twitter that are first compressed using TinyURL. The API allows the dynamic creation of TinyURLs on the fly via JavaScript... Tools 05.31.2012
Rewd.co
Rewd.co is a URL shortening tool. Users copy and paste unwieldy links into Rewd’s homepage box which recasts it in a smaller URL. Furthermore, Rewd.co can minimize multiple URLs at once with a... Tools 05.30.2012
Yi.tl
Yi.tl allows users to make long URLs into shorter yitl urls. The service provides shorter URLs than bit.ly or Tinyurl and also allows users to tag their short URLs. The service also allows users to... Tools 05.16.2012
Mgnet.me shortener
Mgnet.me is a shortener for magnet: URI scheme. Magnet links are primarily used for referencing resources available for download via peer-to-peer networks. The API provides the same functionality in... File Sharing 05.12.2012
Sapo PunyURL
SAPO is a Portuguese Internet service provider whose main web site acts as a web portal featuring a directory of Portuguese sites. SAPO Services provides a large suite of web services and... Tools 05.03.2012
Su.pr
StumbleUpon is website discovery app and Su.pr is its link shortening tool. The Su.pr API provides functionality for URL shortening, expansion, and posting to authorized services, such as Facebook.... Tools 04.27.2012
Celly
Celly is URL shortening service. They offer a RESTful API returns both JSON and XML responses to interact with other sites. The API will shorten links to a unique and custom URL, and provide... Tools 04.26.2012
Umini.me
The service converts long URL strings to short, manageable "linklets" that redirect to the original URLs when accessed by users. The linklets are intended to be easy to remember and post to... URLs 03.26.2012
vyu.me
vyu.me is a link (URL) shortening and sharing service. Users of vyu.me can shorten links, share them, and discuss the link content. The vyu.me API allows developers to access and integrate the... URL Shortener 02.11.2012
Ow.ly
Ow.ly is a link shortening and expanding application that allows users to either shrink or expand URLs for web pages, uploaded photos, and uploaded documents. The Ow.ly API allows developers to... URL Shortener 02.01.2012
Ttb.li
Ttb.li is the online URL shortening and file sharing service of Tomttb (www.tomttb.com). It can be used to shorten URL's for usage in e-mails, Tweets, Facebook messages and more. The ttb.li API... URL Shortener 12.13.2011
Readability rdd.me
rdd.me by Readability is a link/URL shortener service for articles accessed on Readability. Users can create and share short URL links of Readability articles. The rdd.me API allows developers to... URL Shortener 11.23.2011
TwitDoc
TwitDoc lets users upload their documents to Scribd.com, create a short link to the document and send a tweet along with the link to Twitter. With the API, users can integrate this functionality into... Tools 11.15.2011
Qoiob
Qoiob is a URL shortening tool that lets users choose a graphical domain when creating short, Twitter-friendly addresses. The addresses are kept within one character in an effort to make things... URL Shortener 11.15.2011
Bim.im
Bim.im is an URL shortener service. It allows users to minimize websites URLs and track them with stats. It can also be used to publish hidden websites addresses. The API allows users to integrate... Tools 11.15.2011
Bitl.in
Bitl.in is a link (URL) shortening service that allows users to shorten URLs, as well as adding notes that describe the URL. The Bitl.in API allows users to access Bitl.in functionality. The two API... URL Shortener 10.11.2011
DFT.BA
DFT.BA (stands for "Don't Forget to be Awesome) is a link (URL) shorten er. Links can also be customized with unique names. The DFT.BA API allows developers to access DFT.BA functionality... URL Shortener 10.03.2011
MiniStash
MiniStash is a free URL shortening and redirection service. Upon sign up for a MiniStash account, users can create short links and get paid for each click on their MiniStash links. MiniStash also... URLs 09.25.2011
MultiURL
MultiURL is a tool that lets users combine multiple links into one short link that that can be shared with others. It makes the process of sharing multiple links at once easier, quicker and safer.... URL Shortener 09.20.2011
Tiny.cc
Tiny.cc is a tool for making email-friendly links. Use on blogs, forums, social networks, instant messages, online publications or ad campaigns. Shorten and track it for business or educational... Tools 09.19.2011
B54.in
B54.in's URL Shortening API allows users to submit URLs via HTTP GET and POST calls and have them shortened with the option of customization. The service also allows users to access tracking... URL Shortener 08.28.2011
U Mini Me
U Mini Me is a service to compress long URLs for easy sharing with friends. Compressing long URLs into a umini.me is beneficial when having to post links on Twitter and other messaging systems where... URL Shortener 08.09.2011
Unshort.me
Unshort.me is a link unshortening service. Unshort.me allows users to unshorten links that are shortened through URL shortening services, such as Bit.ly, TinyURL, and Ow.ly. The Unshort.me API... URL Shortener 07.25.2011
to.ly
URL shortening service to.ly will convert long or awkward website address and create a redirect from a short to.ly address. It offers a RESTful API with responses formatted in JSON and HTML. PHP and... URL Shortener 06.30.2011
Bitlan
Bitlan provides a url shortening tool. The site is in Dutch. Documentation is not available. URL Shortener 05.19.2011
t0.tv
t0.tv is a URL shortening service, allowing users to convert long URLs to something that can be shared in more places online. t0.tv also provides an API for developers to build their own applications... URL Shortener 03.26.2011
Untiny
Untiny is a web service that extracts the original long URLs from a given tiny URL from one of many different tiny URL service. The Untiny API can be used by developers to extract original websites... URL Shortener 03.20.2011
Linkee
Linkee is a URL shortening webservice. Users can either create free short links, or links that are associated with their account. If a link is associated with a user, the user can go back and change... URL Shortener 02.26.2011
Linkbee.com
Linkbee.com is a service that allows users to create simple short links or cash links (cash links will have either an advertisement before the person clicking the link is taken to the target page, or... URL Shortener 02.26.2011
GatorURL
GatorURL is a URL shortening service that takes an input of a long URL and returns a short URL. The GatorURL API is a RESTful API and can either return just a plain-text short URL or it can return a... URL Shortener 02.26.2011
Xa.ly
Xa.ly is a URL shortener that allows its users to earn money by sharing links as they normally would. Unlike other URL shorteners, when possible it displays a relevant advert for the content of the... URL Shortener 02.10.2011
Long "R" Us
The Long "R" Us service creates long--but human readable--URLs from shorter URLs. Whereas other URL lengthening services are only a gimmick, Long "R" Us retrieves the title of the... URL Shortener 01.21.2011
Ity.im
Ity.im is a URL shortener that claims to be "the most powerful." For one, using Ity.im can make you money by displaying interstitial and frame ads when a short URL is used. The Ity.im API... URL Shortener 01.21.2011
L9
L9 is a URL shortening service. Users can use it to shorten long URLs to a more manageable format. Developers can gain access to the L9 API for programmatic access to L9's tools. There are two... URL Shortener 01.13.2011
LinksPreadeR
LinksPreadR is a URL-shortening service. Developers can use the LinksPreadR API to gain programmatic access to the LinksPreadR website. The LinksPreadR API is a RESTful API that returns data in a... URL Shortener 01.13.2011
UCLA.in
Based on Bit.ly's API, UCLA.in allows users to shorten URLs "in" the allowed UCLA domains. UCLA.in is free to use, and anyone can use it; authentication is not required. URL Shortener 01.11.2011
Google URL Shortener
The Google URL Shortener takes long URLs and creates short links on the goo.gl domain name. The REST-based API requires authentication with an API Key and Auth Token (OAuth). URL Shortener 01.11.2011
Shr.Im
Shr.Im is a website that lets users sign in with their Twitter accounts to create short URLs and share them with other users. The Shr.Im API allows developers to embed the Shr.Im tools into their own... URL Shortener 12.30.2010
X.nu
"X.NU allows developers to interact with the website via an Application Programming Interface (API). If you are planning to use X.NU to create short or customized URLs, do it for free through... URL Shortener 12.29.2010
Metamark
Metamark is a simple URL shortening service maintained by Perl developer Ask Bj�rn Hansen. Short URLs are returned using the xrl.us domain name. The REST API provides a very basic interface to... URL Shortener 12.08.2010
Tiny-URL Open
The Tiny-URL Open API is a service that allows users to shorten URLs. Rather than provide a single URL shortener, Tiny-URL connects to over 80 other services. The API uses RESTful protocol and... Tools 11.30.2010
F'n Lame URL Shortener
The F'n Lame API lets users create a shortened URL for lame links or look up the full length URL via a simple URL request. The links can then be used on social medial sites. Users can also find... URL Shortener 11.18.2010
Shorty
Shorty is a tool for creating shorter, human- readable links from long URLs. The Shorty API is a URL shortener with a twist. Instead of generating junk characters, it uses English words to make the... URL Shortener 11.12.2010
BudURL
BudURL is a fee-based URL shortener with advanced features. It allows for analytics about how much a link was clicked and where the user came from. The API allows you to shrink and expand BudURLs. URL Shortener 10.22.2010
BudURL.Pro
BudURL.Pro is a fee-based custom URL shortener that allows you to use your own domain name to shorten links. It also has advanced features, like analytics about how much a link was clicked and where... URL Shortener 10.22.2010
Din.gy
Shorten long links into short din.gy URLs. Din.gy also has additional features beyond most URL shorteners, such as password protect shortened URLs and email address shortening (protected by CAPTCHA)... URL Shortener 08.09.2010
Crum.bs
The Crum.bs API offers a URL Shortener in two styles: the Simpleshorten and the Advanced Shorten. The Simpleshorten responds to a simple url request whereas the Advanced Shorten service returns data... URL Shortener 07.17.2010
b2go
b2go is a lightweight URL shortener API. It doesn't require sign up account or API key. You just need to send a long url and get a short one back. Sample code for C#/ASP.NET and PHP available. URL Shortener 06.19.2010
hu.ly
hu.ly is a URL shortener for links to TV shows, movies, movie trailers, commercials, or any kind of video. It will be expanded to support more video sites. The hu.ly API provides access to create,... URL Shortener 04.02.2010
JumboTweet
JumboTweet offers a URL shortening service. Users can programatically obtain a shortened URL by making an HTTP GET and passing the URL through to the service. URL Shortener 03.25.2010
UrlAl
UrlAl.Com is a short url service. The API helps users to build their own short url service by using our infrastructure. It uses a RESTful interface. URL Shortener 02.24.2010
br.st
Br.st is a Twitter web-based client. It offers functionality such as automatically shortens links as you type them, shortens text, upload and add to a tweet images and files up to 10 MB each,... Social 02.21.2010
Safe.mn
Safe.mn is a URL shortening service that provides measures for security and transparency. All links are verified for viruses, malware, phishing, malicious content, session stealing, cross-site... Security 01.05.2010
Short and tweet
This API allows users to create short and tiny urls/links remotely and then tweet them. It uses SOAP interface and requires an API key. URL Shortener 01.05.2010
Snipr
Snipr is an URL shortening service. The API uses RESTful interface and returns results in XML. An API key and user login is required to use the API. URL Shortener 01.03.2010
Vai.la Short Links
The Vai.la Short Links API uses REST protocol and allows the user to input a URL and get a shortened URL in return. This site lacks documentation and is in Spanish. Spanish 12.10.2009
Skwish URL
This site lacks documentation. The Skwish URL API uses REST protocol and allows the user to input a URL and get a shortened URL in return. URL Shortener 12.10.2009
Dot TK TweaK
Dot TK's TweaK API service lets developers design computer programs and online applications that interact directly with the Dot TK registration system for free domain name registration services... URL Shortener 12.10.2009
DirectLink Media Network
Provides a short and direct link to a given URL. DirectLink Media Network offers a simple http method for returning JSON formatted data. Limited documentation available. Tools 12.06.2009
Cleanify
Removed per owner as API is no longer available. 4/14/14 ws Translates the somewhat cryptic Spotify URLs (HTTP or regular) into clean, readable links. It features a REST Protocol and can be easily... Tools 10.31.2009
TwTube
TwTube is a URL shortening service for YouTube videos. The API features a simple RESTful interface. Can be useful for sharing videos on services like Twitter. Tools 09.27.2009
shortr
Shortr is a URL shortening service. The API allows developers to create custom or random urls via a simple HTTP GET request. Useful with services like Twitter. Tools 09.12.2009
qr.cx
qr.cx provides a basic API which can be used to harness qr.cx's URL shortening service for other applications. This works by accessing a particular URL on the qr.cx site which accepts the long... Tools 06.15.2009
mtny.mobi
mtny.mobi is a URL shortening service. mtny.mobi allows users to specify whether or not their shortened URL is accessible via mobile devices. When a mtny.mobi-shortened URL is accessed with a mobile... Tools 05.21.2009
nd url
ndurl allows users to shorten URLs to share and transfer content to mobile. ndurl facilitates sharing of shortened URLs with a wide variety of services, including bookmarking, social networking, and... Tools 05.21.2009
Shrten
Create short URLs on the fly with the Shrten API. With no advertising or requirements, this service lets you create short URLs for use in any type of application. URL Shortener 04.20.2009
NN.NF
API for creating short URLs. Often used with Twitter and related microblogging services to save space in 140 character messages. Tools 03.23.2009
O-Maniac!
The O-Maniac! URL shortening service provides shortened URLs. The API allows you to both create shortened URLs and expand a shortened URL. URL Shortener 12.30.2008
Long URL Please
The Long Url Please service expands shortened url's. The API currently supports 30 url shortening services including reallytinyurl.com, rubyurl.com, short.ie, smallr.com, snipr.com and many more... URL Shortener 12.23.2008
Bit.ly
bit.ly allows users to shorten, share, and track links (URLs). Reducing the URL length makes sharing easier. bit.ly can be accessed through their website, bookmarklets and this open API. bit.ly is... URL Shortener 07.13.2008
Urloid
From their site: Allows users to implement link optimization services into third party applications or services. The API is simple to use and can be customized with CSS or other HTML attributes. Tools 12.06.2007
Name Description Category Date
BitDroid
BitDroid for Bit.ly is a simple tool that lets you view your recently shortened urls. URL Shortener 09.03.2013
Twitter Burner
Tweetburner is a twitter mashup that allows you to create tiny URLs. You can also track how many times they where clicked. URL Shortener 06.04.2012
bib.ly
bib.ly is website that does two things. Helps you easily create links to Bible verses like this one: http://bib.ly/Phi2.4. Automatically creates Bible popups on your website. Religion 01.04.2012
Money URL Shortener
Why dont you make money when you shorten your URLs? Shorten URLs using this app and earn money for traffic following links on your site. It is free to sign up and free to use. This application has... Tools 09.17.2011
Molu Short to Long URL Converter
Molu's short to long URL conversion instant messenger bot. Input a short URL (hundreds of short URL services supported) and the bot shows you the corresponding long URL. The service uses... Chat 12.30.2010
Shorty
Deprecated
Uses the Wordnik API to retrieve random words. Then creates short URLs for users with those words. Instead of generated gibberish, it uses English words to make the URLs memorable and repeatable, in... Dictionary 11.11.2010
Tweet 'a' Tune
Deprecated
Tweet a tune is a mashup of Twitter, Tinysong and GrooveShark. Enter an artist or song title and find out who is listening to what on Twitter, and listen with them via a GrooveShark link. Easily... Music 04.07.2010
Resolves Me
The site resolves short url's used on sites like twitter. The results show information on the page and the domain the page is on. The perfect tool for checking a short url if you are not... URL Shortener 03.10.2010
qux.in
URL shortening service with Twitter integration, also allows you to create short URLs for video embeds and arbitrary text or HTML. Social 06.20.2009
Shorten URL
Shorten long URLs from a Firefox context menu with your selected URL shortening service and display the result in a location bar. Tools 04.15.2009

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Name Description Category Date
Using bit.lt in VBA
Sample source code for using bit.ly web service in VB/VBA URL Shortener 03.11.2010
Create Tiny URLs using VBA
Source code and description of how to use is.gd API in VB/VBA/VB.NET URL Shortener 09.23.2009