Klip: Kutt like it's perfect. An easy to use self-hosted URL shortener.

poeti8 authored on 15 Feb
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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.


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Kutt v2 (🚧 beta)

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.

You can still find the stable version (v1) in the v1 branch.

Table of Contents

Key Features

  • Free and open source.
  • Custom domain support.
  • Custom URLs for shortened links
  • Setting password for links.
  • Private statistics for shortened URLs.
  • View and manage your links.
  • RESTful API.


  • 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)


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.


You can use Docker to start the app. The simplest way is to just run docker-compose up command and then the app should be ready on port "3000".

Browser Extensions

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


Visit API v2 documentation on Swagger



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
Bash kutt-bash Simple command line program for Kutt
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


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.