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 use the latest Apple signing certificate.

- 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

4.9 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

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.

tckneisly ,

Brilliant Little App

I've been looking for a link-cleaning app like this for a while. There are others out there, but none like this.

I use Reeder and Pocket a for reading and saving articles, but sometimes sharing articles links can be a little clunky.

This app is especially useful for tasks like copying links directly from Google's search results page (without having to open them first). Love it.

YouMeToo ,

Splash screen

Now with all the splash screens that survived the 1990s.

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.


Brett Terpstra
3 MB

Requires iOS 8.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating


  • Family Sharing

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

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