Link Unshortener expands shortened web links, following redirects until it reveals the destination URL. Never again click a link before you know where it's going!

Made by indie developer Jeff Johnson. If you need support, please email me at or read the support site at

• Handles link shorteners such as (Twitter),, tinyurl, and more!
• Automatically removes URL tracking parameters.
• Automatically upgrades URLs from http to https.
• No web cookies, storage, or caches. Generic User-Agent. Your anonymity and privacy is protected.
• Includes a share extension.
• Includes a Mac system service.
• Open the destination URL in your selected web browser, or copy to the clipboard. There are preferences to do these automatically!
• Compatible with StopTheMadness Web URL Rules and the Open Link with contextual menu item.

What’s New

Version 4.0

• New setting to automatically replace http with https in links!
• The share extension and system service now automatically add https to a URL if there's a domain with no protocol.
• You can now save settings in the main window. Previously you could only change them temporarily in the main window, which was awkward and confusing.
• Minor improvements to unshortening.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

DaphneD ,

Simple utility that does exactly what it promises

I use with StopTheMadness by the same developer and this utility works well together. Biggest issue with using with stopthemadness is the small amount of configuration required to connect the two.

Prince__1999 ,


Struggles with Slickdeals links, but solid for the most part.

Developer Response ,

Thanks! On Slickdeals, you might just need to disable Remove URL Queries.

Pathology27 ,

Hasn't worked yet for me

Error pops up everytime

Developer Response ,

Please contact support:


Jeff Johnson
981.2 KB

macOS 10.13 or later, 64-bit processor



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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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