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There are countless online URL shortening services nowadays (bit.ly, tr.im and others 10 Short URL Services Face Off! 10 Short URL Services Face Off! Read More ) that turn long URLs into short ones, so that you can share them on Twitter, due to 140-character limit. However, some of these URL shorteners are blocked in a number of countries while the original URls are not.

Untiny is useful service that lets you view the original URL behind the short URL, so even if the shortened URL is blocked you can still access the original URL it points to.

You can extract original URL by visiting the website or installing its Firefox add-on onto your browser. Alternatively you can extract the original URL directly from the browser’s address bar simply typing “http://untiny.me?url=” in front of the short URL (Ex: http://untiny.me?url=http://tinyurl.com/cfoep8)

Features:

  • Extract original long URLs behind short URLs.
  • Supports over 100 most popular URL shortening services.
  • Extract the original URL from the website or directly from the browser’s address bar.
  • Use Untiny as Firefox add-on, GreaseMonkey Script, browser bookmarklet, Google Talk bot or Mac client.
  • Similar websites: PrevURL and LongURL.

Check out Untiny @ www.untiny.me

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  1. Machiner Productions
    July 25, 2009 at 2:41 am

    I suggest tiniurl.net and SHUURL URLs to be decoded with Untiny and/or PrevURL.