Here is a list of best free bulk URL shortener software for Windows. Using these software, you can easily convert multiple long URLs to short URL links. In order to convert long URLs to shorter ones, these software use APIs like Google API, TinyURL API, etc. In some of these software, you need to manually input API keys to make them work. The use of these link shorteners is pretty simple as you just need to paste and press the Short button after providing long URLs to these freeware. The output URLs that you get can also be saved as CSV files in some software. In the shortened output links, you can notice the presence of the initials of API service that is used to shorten the URL. For example, software with Google API generate short links like https://goo.gl/gvKELY and software with TinyURL API generate links like http://tinyurl.com/yagu2me5.
Most link shorteners are web-based and hence required hosting software like XAMPP, WAMP, etc. to run. In addition to that, you also need a web browser to launch the interface of these bulk link shorteners.
My Favorite Bulk URL Shortener Software For Windows:
Bulk url shortener is my favorite software because it does not need API key or any other hosting software to run. Plus, it allows you to save the resultant shortened URLs as a CSV file, unlike other software. Overall, it is a simple and easy to use bulk URL shortener software.
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Bulk url shortener
Bulk url shortener is a free bulk URL shortener software for Windows. Using this software, you can easily shrink URLs of multiple websites or web pages at a time. In order to shorten URL, this URL shortener uses various services named as TinyURL, adf.ly, macf.ee, is.gd, bit.do, mrcly, and tiny.cc. You need to select at least one of these services in order to shrink URL. However, during testing, I was only able to shrink URLs by using the TinyURL service. All other services are either not working or generate URLs which do not lead to the destined website or webpage.
How to shorten multiple URLs using the Bulk url shortener:
- The first step is to add long URLs. To do that, you can either paste a list of long URLs on URLs to shorten field or you can import multiple URL contained in DAT files by pressing the Import URL’s button.
- After that, press the Shorten button to start the process of URL shortening.
After completion, you can view all the newly generated URL’s on the interface. You can also save the list of newly generated shortened URLs in a CSV file. Home Page Download Page
bulk-url-shortner by rajendraarora
bulk-url-shortner is a free open source bulk URL shortener software for Windows. It is also a portable software that you can carry in portable storage devices and use it on the go without installing it on a system.
It is a web-based software that requires a constant internet connection to work. It does not have its own interface and uses default system browser to work. This software uses Google API in order to convert long URL of a website, webpage, etc. to a shorten multiple URLs. The process of converting the long URLs to short URLs is simple. First, paste all the long URLs in the Long URL field and press Generate Shortened URL button to start the process. After the completion, you can view all the shortened URLs on the interface. This software does not provide any option to save the list of newly generated URLs. Hence, you need to manually copy each URL in one by one manner.
Overall, it is a very simple and easy to use bulk URL shortener. Home Page Download Page
Bulk-goo.gl-shorter is another free open source bulk URL shortener for Windows. It is a web-based software which requires hosting software like XAMPP, WAMP, etc. and internet to work. This URL shortener also uses Google API to convert long URLs into shorter ones. However, you first need to download and paste API key to the index.php file of this software. You can download the API key from this link.
To launch this software, first, start the Apache and MySql modules of XAMPP or WAMP. After that, launch a browser and write localhost/index.php (full path of index.php file). Now, you can view the Bulk-goo.gl-shorter page with a field to enter multiple long URL’s. Paste all the long URL’s to the field and press the Short All button to get all the corresponding short URLs of submitted long URLs.
This software doesn’t have any option to save the generated short URLs. Hence, you need to manually copy each URL in order to save or share them. Home Page Download Page
Bulk-URL-Shortener by manrajsingh
Bulk-URL-Shortener is yet another free open source bulk URL shortener software for Windows. It is also a web-based software that requires software like XAMPP, WAMP, etc. and a web-browser to run.
This URL shrinker uses TinyURL API to convert long URL links to short URL links. However, you first need the TinyURL API key that you can get from this link. After downloading the key, paste it to the ‘apikey’ field of the index.php file that comes with this software. Now, just launch this software and paste all the long URL’s to the URL field and click on the Short it! button. You will get all the Short URLs alongside with their longer counterparts on the main interface of this software. Home Page Download Page