Shrtl started up when I was bored one summer night and wanted to create something in PHP/MySQL that was usable – a simple web service was perfect. And so, Shrtl (Pronounced “shorter” or “short-link”) was born. takes any long URL and converts it into a short one, it’s all explained in detail with examples here.

Support for password-protected links was added in an update.

Shrtl featured an image hosting function. New images are no longer accepted, although uploaded images will be hosted for a period of three (3) years.

Update 2011-12-13
Shrtl will continue being fully operational. However, no new features are planned.

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