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Shorten And Share Links

Published 06/28/2012 and rated Ratingstars5 5 out of 5 stars
by Mike Foster
What can you use the app for? is an application simple in design but deep in possibilities. The app’s singular purpose is giving the user full control over the links he or she shares with friends or social networks. takes long links and shortens them into small, bite-sized chunks appropriate for microblogging and other simple sharing mechanics. then tracks the stats of each created link—traffic, country of origin, etc. screenshot
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What is the history and popularity of the app?’s services are used by a number of companies for link shortening and tracking. According the website, the app is currently in use by over 260,000 businesses and 14,700 schools. Additionally, the service is used by roughly 2,900 government offices. The service deals with millions of individual URLs every month.

What are the differences to other apps?’s robust tracking mechanisms are what help to set it apart from the crowd. While users have a variety of choices when it comes to link shortening,’s full link analytics package offers a unique feature set not readily available in other apps. Additionally, offers one of the most efficient and simple link shortening processes in the industry, converting links in just one click.

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How does the web app look and feel to use? is extremely easy to use. All the user needs to do is paste his or her link into the box and click “Tiny!” The application’s more advanced features are also quite simple—once logged in, users have access to everything they’ll need directly from the dashboard. The interface is clean and elegant, providing users with just the right amount of information.

How does the registration process work?

Registration is quick and painless. Users must create a username and password, then provide an email address. From there, it’s just a matter of clicking the confirmation email to complete the account set-up process. Users are also free to shorten links without completing registration.

What does it cost to use the application? is available free-of-charge. All of the service’s features are included with initial registration.

Who would you recommend the application to? is the perfect application for bloggers and social network hounds who often find themselves sharing content with their followers. Its analytics features make it great for sending links into the wild and tracking how they actually do, and the simple act of shortening an URL can make it more appealing and easier to manage. Anyone that shares links can benefit from’s services.

  • Make Twitter and blog-friendly short links.
  • Make Twitter and blog-friendly short links.
  • View your link creation history.
  • No registration required.
  • Create custom URLs.

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