Crop.is is a free shortening service for web URLs to convert long links into shorter ones. The result, is considerably shorter than the original, and points to the same base content. This is useful in many circumstances when you want easy to learn and share URLs.
As an example you can turn:
into something much shorter like:
You can also pick a specific meaningful shortened address if you want to, such as:
Uses for Crop.is
There are a lot of uses for Crop.is out there, but these are the most recognized:
Lower the character count when texting web address to a mobile phone via SMS.
Lower the character count for instant messaging services or social networking sites like Twitter where space is limited.
Share short links in Twitter messages, blogs, microblogs and other social networks.
Make URLs easier to read aloud using our custom shortened URL for registered users.
Make URLs more concise to reproduce in print or video using our custom shortened URL facility.
Track user clicks from your site to external websites.
Share links inside email messages without breaking lines.
Track email marketing campaigns with stats in all links.
Create customized links to easily remember your favorite addresses.
Share easy-to-type links in news and printed material.
Have clean and compact urls for your use.
Create human-readable links.
A few potential uses of Crop.is are not allowed, for example, use of our links in commercial email. Be sure to check our terms and conditions.