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README.md

Kutt.it

Kutt.it

Kutt is a modern URL shortener with support for custom domains. Shorten URLs, manage your links and view the click rate statistics.

Contributions and bug reports are welcome.

https://kutt.it

Build Status Contributions GitHub license Twitter

Migration from v1

The new version of Kutt is here. In version 2, we used TypeScript and we moved from Neo4j to PostgreSQL database in favor of performance and we're working on adding new features.

If you're coming from v1, refer to MIGRATION.md to migrate data from Neo4j to PostgreSQL.

Table of Contents

Key Features

  • Free and open source.
  • Custom domain support.
  • Custom URLs for shortened links
  • Set password for links.
  • Set description for links.
  • Expiration time for links.
  • Private statistics for shortened URLs.
  • View, edit, delete and manage your links.
  • Admin account to view, delete and ban links.
  • Ability to disable registration and anonymous link creation for private use.
  • RESTful API.

Stack

  • Node (Web server)
  • Express (Web server framework)
  • Passport (Authentication)
  • React (UI library)
  • Next (Universal/server-side rendered React)
  • Easy Peasy (State management)
  • styled-components (CSS styling solution library)
  • Recharts (Chart library)
  • PostgreSQL (database)
  • Redis (Cache layer)

Setup

You need to have Node.js, PostgreSQL and Redis installed.

  1. Clone this repository or download zip.
  2. Copy .example.env to .env and fill it properly.
  3. Install dependencies: npm install.
  4. Run for development: npm run dev.
  5. Run for production: npm run build then npm start.

Docker

You need to run the app with the required envrironment variables listed in .example.env.

Browser Extensions

Download Kutt's extension for web browsers via below links. You can also find the source code on kutt-extension.

API

Visit API v2 documentation on docs.kutt.it

Integrations

ShareX

You can use Kutt as your default URL shortener in ShareX. If you host your custom instance of Kutt, refer to ShareX wiki on how to setup.

Alfred Workflow

Download Kutt's official workflow for Alfred app from alfred-kutt repository.

3rd Party packages

Language Link Description
C# (.NET) KuttSharp .NET package for Kutt.it url shortener
Python kutt-cli Command-line client for Kutt written in Python
Ruby kutt.rb Kutt library written in Ruby
Rust urlshortener URL shortener library written in Rust
Rust kutt-rs Command line tool written in Rust
Node.js node-kutt Node.js client for Kutt.it url shortener
JavaScript kutt-vscode Visual Studio Code extention for Kutt
Java kutt-desktop A Cross platform Java desktop application for Kutt
Go kutt-go Go client for Kutt.it url shortener

Donate

Kutt.it

Kutt is free of charge and free of ads. Help us keep our servers running and motivate us to work on this project by donating to our Bitcoin wallet:

1P89WxNTinKxxDQ4FmC4jis3KUdfA9fLJB

Contributing

Pull requests are welcome. You'll probably find lots of improvements to be made.

Open issues for feedback, requesting features, reporting bugs or discussing ideas.

Special thanks to Thomas and Muthu. Logo design by Muthu.

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