How To Cut A Long URL Short

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A way to turn long URLs into short ones, so you can paste links into emails without them wrapping (and therefore becoming unusable) etc etc. In most cases you just visit the site, enter the URL you want to abbreviate, and hey presto! you get a new short URL that should last forever. (A lot of them can be added to your browser toolbar via Javascript which makes the whole thing even easier.)


This is not yet exhaustive; much of this list is from, which compares their features.


  1. I see too much of URLs for URL Shortening / URL redirection service. But let me recommend you one more site, called URL Cutter :

    And I am impressed with the work they have put in. The real value add, they have is the statistics about the URLs you create, but for that you have to signup with them. The other things are cool.

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