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Unshorten

Unshorten

10,000 - 50,000 downloads

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Jump directly to your favorite native apps and avoid using a browser to unshorten URLs such as bit.ly and goo.gl. With Unshorten, you avoid the annoying browser middle-man to unshorten URLs and are taken directly to your chosen native application.

Tapping short links in Twitter clients, Facebook, Google Plus, and Reddit first opens a web browser. The browser then immediately redirects you to your selected default native application. Save time and avoid unnecessary taps by letting Unshorten expand short URLs and open the proper native application directly!

Thank you Reddit community (/r/android)! I got some great feedback from everyone and have started to address some of it in the first update. More features/improvements are on the way!

Supported URL shortener services:
-Reddit (new!)
-Sound Cloud (new!)
-Instagram (new!)
-Strava (new!)
-Twitter: t.co
-j.mp
-Bitly: bit.ly and bitly.com
-Google: goo.gl
-YouTube: youtu.be
-Facebook: fb.me
-Wordpress: wp.me
-Twitlonger: tl.gd
-Whitehouse: wh.gov
-Untapped: untp.i
-Kickstarter: kck.st
-Engadget: engt.co
-New York Times: nyti.ms
-CNN: on.cnn.com
-CNN Money: cnnmon.ie
-The Verge: vrge.co
-Hoot Suite: ow.ly
-Is Good: is.gd
-Deliver It: dlvr.it

Tags: kck.st shortener.

Recently changed in this version

Thanks to the Reddit community (/r/android) for the great response and feedback!

-Polished settings UI
-A toast is shown immediately to provide quick UI feedback, a followup toast then replaces the first after the URL has been unshortened
-Support for a few new URL shortener services: Reddit, Instagram, Sound Cloud, and Strava
-Added sample URLs for the newly supported URLs
-Fixed one networking bug related to weak or no network connectivity
-Adds a broken sample link for testing


Comments and ratings for Unshorten
  • (67 stars)

    by Marcin Koziński on 16/06/2014

    A must have for clicking on links in Twitter app

  • (67 stars)

    by Johnathan Krage on 15/04/2014

    I loved this app for the past few months of use. It's awesome! But if you're a root user I recommend Crappalinks through Xposed over this. Much deeper integration so you don't have to take that extra step to select unshorten as it already does it.

  • (67 stars)

    by Misty G on 10/04/2014

    I kept trying to use it to unshorten links and it would always say it couldn't do it. After four times, I just deleted the app.

  • (67 stars)

    by William Lindblom on 03/04/2014

    This app fixes what I hate most about shortened URLs, that they destroy the flow between apps. I would like an option to disable the toasts in the app. I would also like to have an option to see the link unshortened before it jumps to the app, so I can decide whether it's safe or not. I'm hoping to see these features in a later version. Congratulations to a great first app!

  • (67 stars)

    by Edin Abazi on 21/03/2014

    This one is an absolute life saver! Thank you so much! Would be even cooler if you could add a direct "redirector" to Facebook's redirect (http://facebook.com/l.php). I hate that thing so much!

  • (67 stars)

    by Chetan Naik on 15/03/2014

    Does exactly what it has to do, very quick.

  • (67 stars)

    by Daniel orta on 13/03/2014

    I can't open links in their apps in my HTC one s Please help