Tinyarro.ws: tiny URLs get even tinier

Posted on March 8, 2009. Filed under: Tech News | Tags: , |

By Jay Hathaway, Downloadsquad.com

tinyarrowSure, we’ve reported on some seriously miniscule URL shorteners before. Bit.ly and tr.im are both respectably lacking in length, and ought to work fine when you need to cram a link into a Twitter post. Tinyarro.ws takes the shrinking game to a whole new level, though, by using unicode characters to get even shorter addresses.

Not only is the base link down to three characters and a dot — ➡.ws — but Tinyarro.ws also saves space after the slash. For example, http://➡.ws/쓻 is the shortened link to Download Squad. I’m not claiming that I know how to type any of those unicode characters, but that’s probably not a huge drawback, because tiny links mostly get copied and pasted. As far as competing with other bookmarking sites on features, this one lacks any kind of traffic tracking, but it does have a bookmarklet and custom URLs.


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