I was using my personal favorite bit.ly URL shortening service till someone pointed out at tr.im service which i never used before and didn’t know they were so awesome. Just checked it, and its awesome. I am not at all against bit.ly as it still rocks but tr.im is fast and has a character lesser than bit.ly, so a great alternative.
tr.im is a beautiful URL shortening service which is not just for simple URL shortening but also has amazing features along with that. And the site is very fast loading and has amazing features like stats, tracking of visitor locations etc. which are all listed below -
- Tracks the total clicks of the shortened and shared URL
- Shares links on twitter upon your confirmation
- Agents – Like browsers and platforms
- Locations of the visitors to the shortened URL
- Lists the referring websites of the URL
- Comparison of various shortened URL visitor counts
- Location performance of all the shortened URLs in a single graph
- Allows custom URL and privacy code for the short URLs
- Option to tweet the URL to twitter with your logins
This is a great service for people who use twitter and like to usually share links in twitter, along with bit.ly which is always a good site. Check out at tr.im! There is also a firefox add-on for tr.im which can be found here and a Mac dashboard widget to create and share shortened URLs from your mac, is available here.