Clean Links 4+

Brett Terpstra

Designed for iPad

    • 4.6 • 15 Ratings
    • Free



Clean Links cleans & resolves URLs that have been shortened or proxied. It also removes unneeded tokens such as UTM components.

Finally you can share & email links without having to load it in a browser or edit the URL yourself.

Simply load the application and it will automatically detect & clean the url on your clipboard, putting the resulting URL back onto your clipboard, ready to use.

Clean Links also fully supports the X-Callback-URL Scheme. Which means it's compatible with apps such as:

* Things
* Tweetbot
* Drafts
* Notesy
* LaunchCenter Pro
* and more!

What’s New

Version 1.5

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

- iOS 8 Fixes & Updates
- UI Refresh & Cleanup
- x-callback-url tweaks & some edge cases handled
- Various bugs squashed

I know, I know, this isn't the update you want, but my other product ( new son ) is taking priority. I've got some really great stuff planned for Clean Links 2.0, so stay tuned.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

arungj007 ,

Great app but needs improvement

A couple of improvements would be nice to see
1. An option to open safari from the cleaned URL
2. Open the app from share menu when tapping a link

orangetwelve ,

Essential Utility

This is one of those hidden gems that does one thing really well. It’s an essential app to have on your phone if you’re at all concerned about privacy.

I’d love to see the developer update it for iOS beyond iOS 8. I’m no dev, so I can’t say what would be within the realm of possibility to do, but I’d for sure buy a paid version of this app if that’s what it took. (And gift it to most of my friends & family.)

There’s currently a shortcut that automates the cleaning of a link using this app, which is great, but I can’t help but wonder what else the app might be capable of.

Zæphyr ,

Quietly essential

You should have this app.

I just used this app again today, and was so appreciative I sat down to write this review.

I don’t remember when I got this app, but it’s been quite awhile. It sits on my phone ready to go. It is so easy to use that when you do use the app it can be easy to over look what a great and well designed app it is.

It cleans almost every link I give it; reading the paste buffer, cleaning, and pasting back to the buffer in a flash. I wish every app was this good.

I know the app hasn’t been updated in awhile but don’t let that deter you. It does everything you need it to and works on iOS 15.5.

My thanks to the developer.

App Privacy

The developer, Brett Terpstra, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple.

No Details Provided

The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.

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