We use URL shortening services on daily basis, they are extremely useful in Internet conversations, let it forum threads, IM chats, etc. These services are also life-savers in communication channel where you are limited to specific no. of characters per session – Twitter for instance. Some even use them to hide away affiliate links they shared or bypass firewalls that block websites according to URLs.

As long as they turn your long whining URL short, it’s a good job. TinyURL is perhaps the famous amongst, but it’s cool to know more so we get to swap from one to another (if you ever get bored). Here we’ve compiled 68 URL shortening services on the Internet that’s still working. Why the ‘still working‘? Some services were forced to shut down thanks to spammers. Together with the list, we thought you might also want a list of bookmarklet-supported URL Shortening services in a Firefox bookmark file so you can shorten any URL on the fly with Firefox. Everything after jump.

68 URL Shorteners

Service Name After shortened (sample) More Options? Bookmarklet
A2N http://a2n.eu/tech
No
No
Beam.to http://beam.to/hongkiat
No
No
B65 http://b65.us/28x
Yes
No
CanURL http://canurl.com/s0hui
No
No
Decent URL http://hongkiat.decenturl.com/tech
No
DigBig http://digbig.com/4wxab
Yes
Doiop http://doiop.com/l3a46l
No
No
Dwarfurl http://dwarfurl.com/9ca0c
Yes
EasyURL http://easyurl.net/55a7a
Yes
No
EzURL http://www.ezurl.eu/1
Yes
No
FhURL http://fhurl.com/b10024
Yes
No
Fly2 http://fhurl.com/b10024
Yes
No
Is.gd http://is.gd/eMM
No
No
X.se http://www.x.se/xskb
No
No
LiteURL http://www.liteurl.net/a9sh
Yes
No
lnk.in http://lnk.in/5z5f
Yes
Metamark http://xrl.us/bkd33
Yes
No
Minilien http://minilien.com/?nhSqU4SkQp
No
No
MooURL http://moourl.com/woot/?moo=f9cmd
Yes
MyURL http://myurl.in/sSBTd
Yes
No
NanoRef http://nanoref.com/hongkiat/AvF62w
Yes
No
Ne1 http://you.ne1.net
Yes
No
Not Long http://hongkiat.notlong.com
No
No
Nutshell URL http://nutshellurl.com/1yb
No
No
Redirx http://redirx.com/?0jxn
No
No
RubyURL http://rubyurl.com/1CO1
No
Shim http://yourname.shim.net
Yes
No
Shorl http://shorl.com/gabrafihobidra
Yes
ShortenURL http://www.shortenurl.com/6thpj
No
No
Shoter Link http://shorterlink.com/?ABC123
No
No
Shortlinks http://shortlinks.co.uk/kkx
No
No
ShortURL http://hongkiat.shorturl.com
Yes
No
Short URL http://url.lotpatrol.com/?x=892
No
No
Get Shorty http://get-shorty.com/shorty/hongkiat/
Yes
No
Shrinkr http://shrinkr.com/13
No
No
ShrinkURL http://shrinkurl.us/vDC
Yes
No
SHurl http://shurl.net/afw
Yes
No
SimURL http://simurl.com/wugses
No
Sitelutions http://ByInter.com/you
No
No
SnipURL http://snipurl.com/28bo6
Yes
ShredURL http://shredurl.com/4de
No
No
Smallr http://smallr.com/35m
No
StartURL http://starturl.com/gsukp
Yes
No
Tight URL http://tighturl.com/7vk
No
Tiny Link http://tinylink.com/?jqdZqSlzo4
No
No
TinyURL http://tinyurl.com/6
No
TraceURL http://traceurl.com/rdS?r=1507&l=15
Yes
No
Ulimit http://hongkiat.euro.st
Yes
No
URL.co.uk http://url.co.uk/f2ktz
No
No
URL Cutter http://urlcutter.com?39024
Yes
URLcut http://urlcut.com/1pxhz
No
No
URL Hawk http://urlhawk.com/5k9
Yes
No
URl.ie http://url.ie/dkx
No
No
Url Tea http://urltea.com/367u
No
U76 http://u76.org/o2
No
WapURL http://wapurl.co.uk/?CGL8HL3
Yes
Xil http://xil.in/2323/
Yes
No
YATUC http://yatuc.com/b$t
Yes
Yep It http://yep.it/l4_74e
Yes
No
6URL http://www.6URL.com/1P77
Yes
No
301URL http://301url.com/K
Yes
No
URL Pie http://www.urlpire.com/?QQATP
No
No
Pi URL http://piurl.com/5
No
URLvi http://urlvi.be/kzawc
Yes
Shrtnd http://shrtnd.com/444/
Yes
No
FwdURL http://fwdurl.net/258
No
No
G8L http://g8l.us/8uq
No
No

We believe this isn’t close to a complete list. If you got more, we appreciate a heads up.

Bookmarklets for Firefox

[Firefox only] We compiled all URL shorterning services that supports bookmarklet into a bookmark file so you don’t have to. Download shortcut.html (right-click, save as), import it into your Firefox browser as bookmark and start to shorten any URL with any services that serve your mood on the fly. For those who are not familiar with Firefox bookmark importing, here’s a small guide.

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How to import for Firefox?

Step 1

Download shortcut.html. In Firefox, go to Bookmarks -> Organize Bookmarks.

Step 2

In Bookmark Manager, go to File Import. Select ‘From File’, look for shortcut.html and click Ok.

bookmark manager

List of URL shorterners should appear as a folder under your Bookmark Toolbar. If it does not, most probably is because you did not enabled Bookmark Toolbar on Firefox.

bookmark toolbar

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