There are a lot of great URL shorteners, expanders and QR CODE creation tools on the web. The tools below are free, easy to use, and they do what they say they will do:


bitly– The new way to bookmark, organize, and share the things you care about online.

Google URL Shortener– Shortens web addresses.

MBC URL– Shortener from My Big Campus.

TinyURL– Making over a billion long URLs usable!


untiny– URL expander. 

Where Does This Link Go?– Enter a shortened URL to see where it will take you.

QR Code Generators:

Kaywa QR– Create free QR Codes, now also Dynamic Codes.

QR Code Generator– Enter the information you want to encode as QR Code and press generate. Nothing more, nothing less.

QR Stuff– Generate printable QR mobile phone-readable 2D barcodes containing a website URL, an email address, a phone number, a pre-formatted SMS message or just plain text to use as paper prints, DIY stickers, temporary tattoos or iron-on T-shirt transfers.

Help Build the Toolbox

If you know of other great URL management web tools, please share them in the comments below.

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