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    • Bookmarklets: short link in a click

      We proudly announce our first browser integration: the so-called bookmarklets. A bookmarklet is a specially prepared bookmark for your browser that, when clicked, submits the page you’re…

    • URL Explorer

      A brand new tool has landed in once.to: the URL Explorer, a unique combination of power and simplicity that allows anyone to unveil what’s hidden behind the scenes of browsing! Even better, the…

    • Enhanced statistics is here

      once.to is back in the new season, with lots of under-the-hood improvements and new exciting plans! Stats by slug One of the most wanted features is a new dimension in the link statistics called…

    • Redirect unwrapping & Abuse reports

      August is here, and we’re back with a couple of improvements to safeguard once.to’s users against scammers. This comes as a follow-up to our previous post, which highlighted the issue of…

    • How much is the phish?

      What a month! As soon as we went live and started getting user traction, we at once.to got confronted with an unexpected problem. Pretty soon we’ve discovered that our super-fast,…

    • Be social: login via Google, Facebook, Twitter

      Signing up with a service is always a bit of a hassle: you need to type in your email, come up with a password, then spend awhile choosing a password that’s actually accepted. Some services…

    • Better than beta

      A big day for the world’s fastest URL shortener: once.to carries no “beta” label as of today! After three months in the public beta mode, no major shortcomings have been identified,…

    • Taming time

      It’s been about nine months since the first brick has been laid into the foundation of once.to — and almost three since we entered the public beta. Our policy has always been openness and…

    • Use Them Man! UTM parameters and their friends

      UTM parameters are ubiquitous on today’s Internet. You must have seen those awkward-looking tokens like utm_source and utm_medium in URLs you came across. They are so popular that they’ve…

    • Maintaining the HTTP status quo

      Short links have just got better! If you’ve been in the short-link business a while, you must have heard of things like permanent and temporary redirect. Those who are good with numbers can also…

    • On the subject of QR codes

      These days you find QR codes everywhere: in brochures and newspapers, on clothes and kitchenware, on walls and windows, and even on lawns. Some of them are neat and small and some huge and unwieldy.…

    • Shall we start over again?

      Sometimes you just need to undo all you’ve done and start over again, from scratch. From a blank slate. A tabula rasa. It may not always be possible (hardly ever is, actually), but at least we…

    • Smart links and link rules

      URL shortening will never be the same. Today we at once.to announce a massive feature that has just been rolled out: smart links! This new feature opens limitless possibilities of tailoring the…

    • Password-protected links

      Another feature landed in the once.to web application: short link passwords. By assigning a password to a link you can now limit the audience that can use it.

    • Dashboard improvements for small screens

      once.to dashboard has got a small facelift which makes it a bit easier to manage on a small screen, like a mobile phone. This is how the Dashboard looked like previously on a narrow screen:

    • Ignoring bots in short link statistics

      A new feature has landed in the once.to web application: an option for ignoring clicks from bots in link statistics. What is it useful for?

    • Stripe payment provider integration

      Five days into our public beta availability, we’re happy to announce once.to’s integration with Stripe is complete!

    • And… we're live!

      Our shiny new blog is now live! Yesterday, we’ve celebrated once.to entering the public beta phase and made an announcement about our upcoming blog.

    • Hello, World's fastest link shortener

      Even though it’s April 1st, I have some serious story for you today! It’s about what I’ve been up to for the last six months, which has been a pretty busy, interesting, and…