UNU is a URL shortening service, not very popular, but got potential.
The first time I used UNU, I was so impressed for the quality of service they gave me. Plus:
- UNU claims that they are the shortest in the market. Bit.ly and the like use 5 characters after their domain name. With UNU, the domain name itself is short and uses only 4 characters.
- The site was fast loading and suited well for my needs.
- The stats are just what you need. The others would give a lot of reports like the source of traffic and stuffs that we often never care about. Just add a question mark (?) to the end of the UNU shortened link and you will get the number of times the link was redirected. (see: http://u.nu/47×4? )
- The logo looks awesome. (Hey, design always matters)
Short is Cute and Fast too – Get the Bookmarklet
UNU homepage offers a bookmarklet that you can just drag and drop into your browser toolbar and when you need to shorten a URL, just click on it. But it loads on the same page. Also, there is a faster way to get the URL shortened, without using any bandwidth. I made a bookmarklet using the simple API and here it is:
Drag and Drop the above link to your browser toolbar. When you need a link shortened, click it and a new popup window will return you exactly what you need. (Click here for a demo)
That’s it, when you need stats, add a ‘?’ to the end of the url.