Link Unshortener Support

Email: link-unshortener@underpassapp.com

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Test: You can test Link Unshortener with https://bit.ly/2K8UI2I, which has several redirects.

Help Topics:

macOS 11 Big Sur:
The current Mac App Store version of Link Unshortener is compatible with macOS 11 Big Sur. If you notice any problems with Link Unshortener, please email support.

Apple Silicon:
The current Mac App Store version of Link Unshortener is a Universal Binary. It runs natively on both Intel and Apple Silicon Macs.

Refunds:
Apple can grant refunds for App Store purchases on request. App Store developers do not have the power to grant refunds, only Apple has that power. For instructions on how to request a refund, please see Apple's support article Request a refund for an App Store or iTunes Store purchase.

How to enable the share extension:
The share extension included in Link Unshortener can be enabled by the following steps. Alternatively, every Share menu has a "More…" item at the end that performs steps 1 - 3.

  1. Open System Preferences.
  2. Select the Extensions pane.
  3. Select the Share Menu.
  4. Check the box next to Link Unshortener.

System Preferences, Extensions, Share Menu

How to enable the system service:
The system service included in Link Unshortener can be enabled by the following steps. Alternatively, the Services menu in the main menu bar has a "Services Preferences…" item at the end that performs steps 1 - 4.

  1. Open System Preferences.
  2. Select the Keyboard pane.
  3. Select the Shortcuts tab.
  4. Select Services.
  5. Scroll down to the Internet section.
  6. Check the box next to Link Unshortener.

System Preferences, Keyboard, Shortcuts, Services

Settings:
Link Unshortener settings can be customized in any window. Use the Save button to save your changes as the default settings for new windows.

  1. HTTPS Only
    This setting is enabled by default. When enabled, Link Unshortener automatically replaces http:// with https:// in all URLs, for security and privacy.
  2. Trim URL Queries
    This setting is All by default, which automatically removes all query strings from URLs. A query string may contain parameters used for tracking clicks. However, sometimes the query string is necessary to uniquely identify the web resource. You can disable Trim URL Queries by selecting None. If you select, Known Trackers, then Link Unshortener will automatically remove known tracking parameters such as utm_source, fbclid, and gclid, while preserving any other URL query parameters.
  3. Copy Final URL
    This setting is disabled by default. When enabled, Link Unshortener automatically copies the final URL in the Unshorten Results to the clipboard after you unshorten a link.
  4. Open Final URL
    This setting is disabled by default. When enabled, Link Unshortener automatically opens the final URL in the Unshorten Results with your selected web browser after you unshorten a link.
  5. Opening URL Closes Window
    This setting is enabled by default. When enabled, Link Unshortener automatically closes the window after you open a URL from the results. If there are no open windows remaining, then Link Unshortener will automatically quit too.
  6. Open URLs With
    The popup allows you to select the app that Link Unshortener uses to open URLs. You can select a specific app, such as Safari, or you can select "Default app for URL" to let the system decide which app to use. You can always override this setting by opening the contextual menu on a URL in the Unshorten Results.

Keyboard shortcuts:
You can find many keyboard shortcuts listed in the main menu of Link Unshortener. Below are some convenient keyboard shortcuts not listed in the main menu.

  1. When the link editing field is focused, press the return key to unshorten the link.
  2. When one or more URLs are selected in the results, press the return key to open the URL(s) in your selected web browser.

How to use Link Unshortener with StopTheMadness:
StopTheMadness can automatically send clicked links from Safari to Link Unshortener. For example, you can create rules to send https://bit.ly/ and https://t.co/ links to Link Unshortener. You can also set Link Unshortener preferences to automatically open the expanded links in Safari again. See StopTheMadness support for more details.

StopTheMadness can also add an "Open Link with" item to Safari's contextual menu. In StopTheMadness, you can set Link Unshortener as the app to open links with. See StopTheMadness support for more details.

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