By Nuno Mariz, on 22 November 2007 @ 19:51
I've just released smallr. It lets you generate small web addresses with a keyword that make it easy to remember, will not break in emails and will never expire.
Basically is a TinyURL clone, with a keyword addon.
There will be an API for webservices with JSON and XML, eventually a Firefox extension.
Test it and send me some feedback.
I hope you enjoy it.


  • #1 By Ricardo on 22 November 2007 @ 20:50
    Looks pretty cool. You should send a press release or link to a proper post over to and other web2.0 geek sites as to put things in motion.

  • #2 By Nuno Mariz on 22 November 2007 @ 20:55
    This is just a 8h work. I want to add more features, the first will be a bookmarklet.
  • #3 By Filipe Correia on 22 November 2007 @ 21:30
    Very nice! All that pink hurts my eyes though ;)
  • #4 By José Carlos on 22 November 2007 @ 21:55
    Works good, and the site is superb.
  • #5 By Nuno Mariz on 22 November 2007 @ 22:11
    Bookmarklet done. Doesn't work on IE. I fix that later.
  • #6 By vd on 22 November 2007 @ 23:38
    The tag keyword is just a small step to word reservation or spam. I've just tagged "prtsc", "printscreen" and "prt-sc".
  • #7 By pedro mg on 22 November 2007 @ 23:42

    lovely. Like it a lot.
    Now, tell us details of the techs used ;)
  • #8 By Carlos Andrade on 23 November 2007 @ 01:00
    Hei, and if is down, we have just around the corner. ;-)

    Congrats... although this is one of the most cloned services on the web. :-/
  • #9 By Nuno Mariz on 23 November 2007 @ 01:26
    @Carlos: I'm an ass! When I bought the domain, the site was down. So I didn't know what it was about. This is bad, really bad. And yes, the service is very cloned.

    @Pedro: 8h of dev. with Django + Postgresql on Apache + mod_wsgi.

    @vd: Is true. But is a nice feature.

  • #10 By Levi Figueira on 27 November 2007 @ 15:28
    Great idea and looks! :)
    I personally don't like tinyurl and I'd gladly switch over to smallr :D

    A Firefox extension would be GREAT!!! :D Then, getting Twitterific to use it would be awesome! ;) (all my tinyurls are generated by it...)

    I'm even more excited because you used Django :D I'm curious as to the postgresql preference though (although I'm not a mysql fanboy myself and have actually been using postgres lately!)

    Keep it up and keep us posted!

  • #11 By Nuno Mariz on 27 November 2007 @ 15:52
    @Levi: Postgresql is my ORDMS of choice. I don't want to get political about this and go for technical reasons to use this or that.
    Thanks for the support.
  • #12 By Levi Figueira on 27 November 2007 @ 16:19
    @Nuno: When I asked what had you using PostgreSQL I was actually looking for... a reason... honestly! :) Like I said, I've been using it lately for professional reasons, and would like to hear about what is making others use it... It seems to be pretty common ground that postgresql is better for big/intense DBs... :)

    But point taken! ;) (won't bring it up again hehe)

    Keep it up
  • #13 By Nuno Mariz on 27 November 2007 @ 17:33
    At work we use Postgresql, right now I'm working on GIS applications, and with the Postgis extension do a nice job.
    Basically, when I'm happy with something I don't change unless something better comes along ;)
  • #14 By Mind Booster Noori on 27 November 2007 @ 17:38
    I'm already an user and fan. Incredible how 8hours of work to clone such a simple webapp and add one little feature and you can make so many people happy ;-)
  • #15 By Mariz onsy on 22 February 2009 @ 20:51
    Hello Nuno Mariz

    I am Mariz too , but i am a girl , i am a biomedical engineer from Egypt, i was searching for my name meaning and i found u , so do u know what is mean by Mariz , i knew that it is maria by Spanish .

    As i see that you are a boy , so how can ur name by mariz?

    thanks and sorry if i distrub u by my question
  • #16 By Rui Lopes on 15 March 2011 @ 15:49
    Boa sorte e... cuidado com o spam.
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