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Shortly is an easy-to-use utility that lets you create short URLs (Bitlinks) with your iPhone or iPad using the Bitly service. You can copy these links to the clipboard for use in other iPhone applications. Once you've created your Bitlink and pressed the button to put it on the clipboard, you can launch another application, click anywhere you can enter text and select Paste — it's that simple!

Additionally you can track the click statistics for Bitlinks you create in the app, or Bitlinks you've shortened on the Bitly website with helpful charts and metadata. There is also a Bitlink lookup tool, so you can enter in a Bitlink you've found and see who created it, including the number of global clicks it has received this week.

The app requires a Bitly account to enable the URL shortening and tracking features. If you don't have an account, signing up is easy and free. Just click on the Account tab in the app and click the button to get a new account.

There are 3D Touch actions on the app icon, so just force press the icon from your home screen to quickly jump to features within the app.

Auto Shorten feature: If you go into the Settings screen and turn this on, the Shortly app will look on the clipboard when it launches, and if it finds a valid URL there, it will automatically shorten it and place the Bitlihnk on the clipboard at the same time.

We have spent a lot of time making Shortly simple and easy to use. If you should ever have problems or questions or feature suggestions, please e-mail us at support@factory206.com.

What’s New

Version 2.4

• Update for new version of Bitly APIs
• Performance enhancements and bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

Superfly151 ,

Other reviewers are right - crashes on the first try

Decided to give the developer benefit of the doubt. My bad. Install and startup went smoothly. Shortened my first URL and the app quit abruptly. Until the developer decides to address this, stay away.

Scooby Carolan ,

Worthless to me

So it's my fault for not reading the HUGE description, but even with your API key this CANNOT track links you've submitted over the web. I bought it hoping I could use it with pre-established urls for my website. So if you use your computer & iPhone and want to see both here don't bother.

Quelquesoi ,

Abandoned app?

Appears the devs have abandon this app.... Would be nice if we could delete the tracking data... It just takes longer and longer and longer to load... Eventually even that will be unusable

App Privacy

The developer, Chris Dressler, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer's privacy policy.

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Chris Dressler
4.3 MB

Requires iOS 13.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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

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