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LnkShortener is an Android app for shortening URLs. It is using Polr, an open-source URL shortener

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Getting Started

You can download LnkShortener from one of the following App Stores or obtain the latest binaries from the Releases page.

App Stores


LnkShortener is working out of the box. Simply share a link via the share function of your browser or any other app with LnkShortener and it will instantaneously display a shortened URL. If you have a workin polr installation enable the API and obtain an API-Key. Open the Settings in LnkShortener and enter the address of your Polr server (e.g. including the protocol (e.g. https://). Afterwards copy and paste the API-Key to the next field and you're ready to go with your own domain.


If you don't have your own polr server there's still the possiblity to keep on using If you want to receive analytics and click counts you need to sign up. After activating your account (please check your spam folder since the activation e-mail might have ended up there) you can login with your credentials. In the righthandside corner there's a new drop-down menu with your username. From the drop-down choose Dashboard. On the next page select Developer. Finally there is your API Key. Copy & Paste it into the API Key field in LnkShorteners Settings.

Finally after all every Link you shorten via the LnkShortener App will be saved on your account and available for analytics. In order to see your history visit the Dashboard and choose Links.

This generally should work for every polr installation as long as public sign up and analytics were activated by the administrator.


Contribution is always welcome. On the Projects Page there is a ToDos board with a schedule for the upcoming releases. Feel free to work on one of the issues. Also translations are always needed and always appreciated. So fare the app is available in English and German, these two languages will also stay in the main focus for upcoming releases.

If you have Ideas feel free to open an Issues or contact Michael via mail.


Copyright (C) 2017 Michael Achmann

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program. If not, see


  • For QRCode support LnkShortener depends on QRGen, which is licensed under Apache 2.0
  • LnkShortener is using ckChangeLog

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Material Icons

We have made these icons available for you to incorporate them into your products under the Apache License Version 2.0. Feel free to remix and re-share these icons and documentation in your products. We'd love attribution in your app's about screen, but it's not required. The only thing we ask is that you not re-sell these icons.