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As well as being a fabulous url shortener now has the added benefit of having a login section where the user can sign up for a free account and can actually view the number of opens a link has had.

Now the question of whether your link has been clicked/viewed is answered for you and you have a greater insight into whether your marketing campaign is successful.

This is feature is also being continually improved. You’ll soon be able to view who has shared your link too amongst other analytics which will allow you to view specific links/areas on your newsletter/website which have been clicked.

We will of course keep you updated with any further new features/improvements as and when they happen.

Any user of the site can now create custom colored QR codes to match your favorites or corporate color scheme. Also in the user area is the ability to favorite your links so they can be easily organised and easier to see the traffic stats on them. Other link metrics will be coming along soon including tags to help group links together.

Why did we pick the name

We started off as We think a short link can be thought of as a long url in a nutshell, that's how it originated. After a few years running as we decided that it was a little too long for our users so we changed to That meant creating a short link went from 14 to 6 characters which we thought was a good saving. So we are now called and we think there is a really good analogy between a peanut and a short link - they are both packed full of stuff in a easy to digest outer casing!

Also we think peanuts get some bad press sometimes. We know they are associated with allergies but they are also Peanuts are a really good source of healthy fats, protein, and fiber. They have many other components such as potassium, phosphorous, magnesium, and B vitamins. They provide a lot of calories and are nutrient-rich and make a great snack. was created to enable users to produce tiny small user friendly URLs (a pnut) and QR codes from long links. Please report any short links are breaking our terms to