Shorten.REST vs. Prompt API

Having complete control over your API and your data is great. However, when that's the only thing a URL shortening service does, it's not great. Prompt API runs into these problems with their setup:

PROMPT API HAS no dedicated dashboard

Click tracking data is only displayed in the API as return values, as opposed to having a dashboard to easily visualize your data.

PROMPT API HAS no dedicated pixels

Prompt API has no pre-made snippets to install Pixels on Facebook, Pinterest, Google Analytics, Taboola, etc.

PROMPT API HAS no integrations

Shorten.REST has several integration capabilities already available, while Prompt API does not.

PROMPT API HAS rate limits

If you go over your number of API requests, and do not manually upgrade your plan, Prompt API's service stops working.

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Prompt API gives you total control over your own work. But it doesn't give you anything else.

21st-century websites need more from their link shortening software than simply renaming a URL. If you need to do things like...

monitor your links and click data on several social media outlets

edit your shortened URLs instead of deleting them altogether

easily visualize your click data and determine your site's advertising success

an API that can handle high traffic spikes through cloud hosting

set up and track your links within minutes

integrate your URL shortener with other apps like Zapier

install your URL shortener as a Chrome extension

guarantee that your links will always be functional

guarantee that your links will redirect users to the right place

guarantee that you can always make API calls (Prompt API will cut you off)

create and deploy webhooks

manage more than one domain within one account

…then Prompt API is not the URL shortening service for you. Shorten.REST is.

All Shorten.REST Plans Include

There are certain features that are non-negotiable, even if you’re on a free plan.
We know that.

Unlimited clicks.

Unlimited number of branded URLs.

UTM builder and unlimited meta tags.

Guaranteed 99.99% uptime for servers.

A free SSL certificate.

Click tracking by referrer, user agent, browser type, operating system, country (several more refined location-based features coming soon).

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Shorten.REST simply does more than Prompt API.

If you are looking for a better developed, feature-rich URL shortening software that has been designed to meet the needs of 21st-century websites, and still maintain API control, Shorten.REST is the URL shortener for you.

start generating links today, for free.

Developer Testimonials

Hear Capterra verified testimonials from developers using our link shortener services.

The first URL shorten service with API. I am amazed with the full range of API facilities.

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Md H.


There are many link shorteners on the market but Shorten have gone the extra mile by providing a bunch of extra developer-friendly features – like a Zapier integration and decent click tracking stats.

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Andrew D.

Managing Director
Computer Software

Works as advertised. URL shortening is something that we expect to be easy to set up, no hassle and that just works. Shorten.REST does that very well. We integrated it in a few hours in our software solution.

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Bart D.

Information Technology and Services

We literally set up Shorten.REST in less than an hour, live on functioning on our Esports Management platform.

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Reuven C.