Fur.ly is a completely free URL shortener online service that allows you to combine multiple URLs and convert them into one short URL. You can add up to 50 URLs at a time and when you are done, you can simply press the Go button and get a short URL. You can use that short URL to access all the links that you added. All the short URLs are saved in a free account that you have to create at the start. To protect your URLs from any unwanted trespassing, the website allows you to disable the URL when you are not using it. It can be enabled again whenever you want.
You can visit the link given at the end of the article to visit this URL shortener website.
How To Use This URL Shortener?
You can start adding the URLs on the home page itself, after creating a free account. As you can see in the above screenshot a space is given for you to add the links. The home page contains only one box by default but, more boxes keep popping up automatically when you fill the above one. You can add up to 50 links in one short URL and make 100 API requests in an hour. This means that you can apply for up to 100 short URL’s in an hour. Your quota of 100 is reset as soon as the new hour begins.
Once you are done adding the links on this URL shortener website, you can hit the Go button below it. A short URL for all your links will appear in a box on top of space where you add links. You have to open that link to access the links that you added.
When you open the shortened URL, a toolbar will open along with it, on top. That toolbar contains links of all the pages that you added. All the links are combined into one group and you can flip through all of them through that toolbar. The toolbar also contains statistics for your URL. These statistics show the number of clicks that your URL generated. You can view a graph of these statistics in a separate tab.
This URL shortener website also takes care of your privacy. Instead of providing you with an option to password protect your URLs, you can disable it. When you disable your URL, it becomes inaccessible and nothing appears if you open that link. You can enable the URL again later when you want to use it. All this can be done from the dropdown menu of your account.
Key Features Of Fur.ly
- Add up to 50 links in one short URL
- Request 100 API in one hour
- Disable/enable your URL
- Watch statistics
- Toolbar to flip through links in the group
Fur.ly is a nice website to shorten multiple URLs but, there is one major loophole that came out while testing. The pop up boxes to add links disappear if you leave the page and simply do not appear again. So, if you leave the page to copy the link that you have to add, your box will disappear and you will have to start all over again. The only way to save the box is by typing something in it and erasing it when you have to paste the link. It would be a great URL shortener website if this can be sorted out.