Filed under: Utilities, Productivity
Shortened URLs may be useful for Twitter and IM, but they're also problematic. You can never be sure what's hiding behind the short URL, and some IT departments may opt to block them off entirely for exactly that reason. Untiny is a very versatile service for reverting shortened URLs to their full form.
The service supports a myriad of services (99, in fact, including the original tinyurl, goo.gl and many more). It's very easy to access; the simplest way to access it is simply by http://untiny.me?url=[your tiny URL], but there's a plethora of add-ons which let you access it as a Firefox search engine, transparently by GreaseMonkey so you never even see the short URL, and even via GTalk.
One issue I've noticed is that when you access the service directly via URL, it sends you to the target of the link; in other words, it doesn't work (at least not for me). But when you access it via the site itself (which is the only other option I tested), it works fine.Untiny.me expands shortened URLs in multiple ways
Source: Download Squad