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Imfy.us

Secure URL Shortening Service


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Published 08/03/2011 and rated Ratingstars2 2 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
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What can you use the app for?

Imfy.us is a URL shortening service that allows users to create secure shortened links that utilize anonymous referrers. Users can also create links with anti-bot protection and thumbnail previews. Users can make it much easier to share a long link through social networks, email or instant messages using Imfy.us. Imfy.us can also make it simpler to text URLs to mobile phones by lowering the overall character count (and the number of buttons the user must push). Imfy.us also allows users to hide affiliate links, obscure their email address from bots who harvest information from sites and allows them to circumvent security measures used by competitor’s websites that do not permit direct linking.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Imfy.us appeared in 2009. The service was intended to give users a simple way to shorten URLs while utilizing the most technologically advanced features available. The application is very easy to use and produces shortened links that are much more manageable. The link can be used purely for convenience or applied in a number of linking situations. Today many users visit the Imfy.us website to generate shortened links.

What are the differences to other apps?

The service offered by Imfy.us is not unique. There are many competing websites that provide the very same service. What could make Imfy.us an appealing option is the few extras that come with it. The application includes thumbnail previews and bot protection. Users can quickly generate a shortened link using Imfy.us.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

The Imfy.us website welcomes users with the large blue and white logo found at the top, center of the page. A handful of blue links are aligned to the left just under the logo (creating a bit of an imbalanced feeling). The user can find the URL shortener tool at the bottom, center of the homepage. Advertisements are found throughout the site however they are generally kept out of the way.

How does the registration process work?

Imfy.us does not require a registration from its users. Visitors can shorten URLs as soon as they arrive on the homepage. The site also provides all visitors with access to all the current features and links found on the homepage. Although a URL save feature might be a nice touch, Imfy.us keeps things nice and simple so users can return and quickly generate a URL to share or use on another website.

What does it cost to use the application?

Imfy.us provides a service that is generally free through most competing websites. Naturally, charging a fee just to shorten a URL would probably cause most users to look elsewhere. The creators have kept Imfy.us accessible and appealing by offering free access to all visitors. The user is not required to create an account and can shorten as many URLs as they like. The shortener tool is available as soon as the visitor arrives on the Imfy.us homepage.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Imfy.us offers a simple URL shortening service. Anyone who needs to reduce the size of a lengthy URL could appreciate the accessibility of Imfy.us. The site also throws in a few extra bells and whistles and gives all visitors the same level of access. There are other free URL shortening services that offer more features and look better.

  • Submit a long URL to shorten
  • Share your shortened URLs or post them to a website
  • View thumbnail previews of URLs
  • Make a URL easier to send via text message
  • Generate as many shortened URLs as you like


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