What is lil2.me?

lil2.me is a url shortener. You use it to shorten mammoth (long) urls so that the urls are easier to share with others. Unregistered users are shown a history of their last 10 urls they've made lil on the frontpage, along with being able to set a link expiration date, where the link is no longer acessible, a password for the link, so only those that have your password can visit the link, a description for your link, to help keep track of it just a lil bit easier, and even QR codes for easy link transfer to mobile devices. lil2.me even offers unregistered users the ability to check their lil urls stats. When designing lil2.me we wanted to still offer a handful of features to unregistered users.

However, upon Registering, you'll notice a lot more features including all your links saved in your dashboard for quick review, add and sort your links in customizable Link Lists that act like folders for your links, a plethora of API options for individuals and website owners, we even let you change your alias (lil2.me/alias) to anything that isn't already taken. Interested in a dark mode theme? Registered users can easily switch back 'n' forth between light and dark themes as well.

Want to add a special note per added url? Not a problem. How about change the title that the link is shown as in your dashboard? Yeah, we can do that. Don't get us started about geotargeting, so you can make your link go one place for U.S. visitors, and another place for Russian visitors. Did you want to send iphone users somewhere, and Android visitors somewhere else? We can do that too.

Needless to say, lil2.me is far more powerful once you register. Registration is free, without a bothersome activation email, and like all CTEN services, free from email spam.


What else can I use lil2.me for?

  • Saving links on desktop/mobile and having them easily accessible on an alternate device. Save links to lil2.me from your desktop PC, and when it comes time for a bathroom break, login from your mobile, and read the articles that you've "bookmarked".


  • Organize links in Link Lists. Staying organized and keeping your data organized are key to staying productive and not losing info you've saved. Link Lists help you organize your saved links into customized folders, so you can better navigate your links as your stash of links grows on differing subjects.


  • Our "Bookmarklet" allows you to easily add urls to your lil2.me account, by simply clicking a button in your browser. Tired of using url shorteners, where you have to copy the link of the page you're on, then visit the url shortener site, and paste the link, just to shorten the link, to use later? The lil2.me bookmarklet allows you to save the link, directly from the page you want to save. Simply ensure you're logged in on the device you're on, click the bookmarklet button, and the link is instantly saved to your user dashboard. Ready to be edited, moved to a custom Link List, or simply saved for reading later.


  • Powerful APIs for novice and advanced webmasters. Our APIs range from simply adding a few lines of javascript to your page, to convert all (or some) links to "lil links", to using CSS selectors for only certain links on the page, all the way to working with CURL and PHP for a more advanced approach. All this is provided free to registered users.


  • Publish Link Lists to your profile and share those lists with others. An easy way to get multiple lil links in the hands of friends or colleagues.


Did we mention that lil2.me is ad free? Because it is. Don't like 3rd party trackers on websites that record your data and send it off to Big Tech? Neither do we, that's why lil2.me doesn't include 3rd party trackers. We hope you enjoy all the things we've included into lil2.me. If you're interested in more sites we've created, check out cten.co