CrappaLinks

Some apps redirect all external links through their servers. This breaks intent filters (which means you can't open Play Store links with the Play Store, GitHub links with the GitHub app, etc - you're forced to use a browser to get past the redirection.)

This module removes the crappy link redirection/masking/tracking globally.
Also, if URL unshortening is enabled, the module will also try to resolve shortened URLs before opening them. This means that e.g. shortened links leading to YouTube (for example: http://bit.ly/1gf00Wo) can be directly opened in the YouTube app.

Author(s): 
Package: 
com.germainz.crappalinks
Version name: 
2.8
Release type: 
Stable (low risk of bugs)
Number of downloads: 
130,936 in total · 53 in the last 24 hours
MD5 checksum: 
74a6c58277f5b15036851befafba1bd2
Uploaded on: 
Sunday, October 5, 2014 - 22:39
Changes: 
  • New supported shorteners: htn.to, trib.al, mhlthm.ag, nerdi.st, pulse.me, y2u.be, feedproxy.google.com, mdk.to
  • New supported maskers: news.google.com, mandrillapp.com
  • Other minor improvements.
  • The request form has been slightly updated. The responses can now be viewed publicly (personal contact information has been removed from past submissions) so you can see the progress if you want: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1_yFYH0K2FZnFaiUO8JGAQDvVNjt2imxm...
Version name: 
2.7.2
Release type: 
Stable (low risk of bugs)
Number of downloads: 
27,691 in total · 0 in the last 24 hours
MD5 checksum: 
f105d784bb86c12ca7ae670174b96c16
Uploaded on: 
Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 21:38
Changes: 
  • Fix for absolute URLs
  • Ignore meta refreshes
  • Resolve All URLs: 'Only on WiFi' option
  • New URL shorteners: glm.io, nazr.in, chip.biz, ift.tt, dopice.sk, phon.es, buff.ly
  • New URL masker: getpocket.com
Version name: 
2.7
Release type: 
Stable (low risk of bugs)
Number of downloads: 
25,034 in total · 0 in the last 24 hours
MD5 checksum: 
1c8b7ec0fa036ff0fd6da38920ccf7a6
Uploaded on: 
Friday, August 1, 2014 - 18:05
Changes: 
  • Added option to use the LongURL API to unshorten URLs.
  • Added Google Forms link to submit new URLs.
  • Added dustn.ws to URL shorteners.
  • Bug fixes.
  • Updated Slovak and Chinese translations.
Version name: 
2.6
Release type: 
Stable (low risk of bugs)
Number of downloads: 
39,414 in total · 0 in the last 24 hours
MD5 checksum: 
1bc2f021a0445fa5634e480bceca890d
Uploaded on: 
Monday, May 26, 2014 - 21:05
Changes: 
  • Added new maskers: pt.tapatalk.com (support for the latest TapaTalk versions.)
  • Added new shorteners: ht.ly, po.st, ohmyyy.gt.
  • Avoid infinite loops if the URL can't be unmasked correctly.
  • Translations: added Russian, Brazilian Portuguese, updated Slovak.
Version name: 
2.5
Release type: 
Stable (low risk of bugs)
Number of downloads: 
12,774 in total · 0 in the last 24 hours
MD5 checksum: 
71f9990e06d97c0ab021367655055e9e
Uploaded on: 
Monday, May 19, 2014 - 22:57
Changes: 
  • Try to detect meta tag redirects for all hosts.
  • Use CookieManager to store cookies. This is necessary for e.g. nytimes which kept redirecting us in a loop otherwise.
  • Go back to using the default user agent, setting a custom one was apparently messing up some requests.
Version name: 
2.4
Release type: 
Stable (low risk of bugs)
Number of downloads: 
15,842 in total · 0 in the last 24 hours
MD5 checksum: 
9daceee280843c1b903fcf4ed3a9d620
Uploaded on: 
Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 12:56
Changes: 
  • Add preference to disable resolving all URLs: *after* clicking a shortened URL and resolving it once, only known URL shorteners will be resolved. Consumes less bandwidth, but may not resolve all *nested* shortened URLs correctly. Example: goo.gl/something (known; resolve) -> tinyurl.com/something (known; resolve) -> some-unknown-shortener.com (unknown; do not resolve) -> ???
  • Spoof Firefox for Android's User Agent. This may be useful when the "Resolve All URLs" option is checked, as websites will send us the mobile versions instead (less bandwidth consumption.)
  • Use correct hook for ICS (the module wasn't working correctly for ICS devices.)
  • Fixed Dutch translation.
  • Avoid infinite loops.
Version name: 
2.3
Release type: 
Stable (low risk of bugs)
Number of downloads: 
13,701 in total · 0 in the last 24 hours
MD5 checksum: 
aa0da5ea9431a956dc2f4f1318af9db1
Uploaded on: 
Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 18:34
Changes: 
  • Add support for YouTube attribution links.
  • Add Dutch and Greek translations.
  • Update German translation.
Version name: 
2.2
Release type: 
Stable (low risk of bugs)
Number of downloads: 
15,113 in total · 0 in the last 24 hours
MD5 checksum: 
4f1d7529e0e3de2c16af2598cf0ff068
Uploaded on: 
Friday, April 11, 2014 - 20:43
Changes: 
  • Confirmation dialog: handle back button;
  • Don't ignore unshortened links (useful for a masked URL inside a shortened one);
  • Handle subdomains for masked/shortened URLs and fix CrappaLinks ignoring those starting with "www.";
  • Better connection error feedback;
  • Chinese translation;
  • Added URL shortners: t.cn, url.cn;
  • Updated German translation.
Version name: 
2.1
Release type: 
Stable (low risk of bugs)
Number of downloads: 
11,088 in total · 0 in the last 24 hours
MD5 checksum: 
2fd677574f55701ced15863961b363c2
Uploaded on: 
Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 16:11
Changes: 
  • Added option to show a confirmation dialog before opening unshortened URLs;
  • Fix issue with redirects that use relative Locations;
  • Added support for more hosts. apicdn.viglink.com, affiliation.appgratuites-network.com, spon.de.
Version name: 
2.0.2
Release type: 
Stable (low risk of bugs)
Number of downloads: 
16,134 in total · 0 in the last 24 hours
MD5 checksum: 
40a618e6d17907de927c3ec9778ed050
Changes: 

Preserve the intent type (fixes bug with e.g. heise online.)

Version name: 
2.0.1
Release type: 
Stable (low risk of bugs)
Number of downloads: 
3,258 in total · 0 in the last 24 hours
MD5 checksum: 
82105c66f12b9e3a23ba46a577b44ca6
Changes: 

Bug fix, some URLs were detected as being masked when they shouldn't be (which caused an infinite loop.)

Version name: 
2.0
Release type: 
Stable (low risk of bugs)
Number of downloads: 
2,174 in total · 0 in the last 24 hours
MD5 checksum: 
c699ca6fb104c0406d01eec97b533e57
Changes: 

Should work across the system now, not only in specific apps.

Version name: 
1.7.2
Release type: 
Stable (low risk of bugs)
Number of downloads: 
17,480 in total · 0 in the last 24 hours
MD5 checksum: 
6135c6ec8b6e70fc3f18651267d59f36
Changes: 

TapaTalk v2 bug fix.

Version name: 
1.7.1
Release type: 
Stable (low risk of bugs)
Number of downloads: 
2,921 in total · 0 in the last 24 hours
MD5 checksum: 
f0e2c23f7c9891edca300206aa5e26f3
Changes: 

Facebook hotfix.

Version name: 
1.7
Release type: 
Stable (low risk of bugs)
Number of downloads: 
1,476 in total · 0 in the last 24 hours
MD5 checksum: 
8f7a115a2f4582322421fada2d292f9a
Changes: 
  • New icon;
  • Fix slight issue with some Facebook links not being unmasked;
  • Added support for TapaTalk v2;
  • Bug fixes with Vk and the Play Store;
  • Added support for Slickdeals;
  • Added support for myDealZ;
  • Added preference to hide icon from launcher.
Version name: 
1.6
Release type: 
Stable (low risk of bugs)
Number of downloads: 
11,538 in total · 0 in the last 24 hours
MD5 checksum: 
6fc580f9222c7d67bd21fa41f625ccf6
Changes: 

Added support for URL unshortening. You can turn this off if you want.

Version name: 
1.5
Release type: 
Stable (low risk of bugs)
Number of downloads: 
9,207 in total · 0 in the last 24 hours
MD5 checksum: 
9e001321e0960aef1d40d4c8187f1712
Changes: 

Added support for Scope

Version name: 
1.4
Release type: 
Stable (low risk of bugs)
Number of downloads: 
535 in total · 0 in the last 24 hours
MD5 checksum: 
e59605c5e492e4e6d94349b33415a078
Changes: 

Added support for Facebook and Vk

Version name: 
1.3
Release type: 
Stable (low risk of bugs)
Number of downloads: 
4,459 in total · 0 in the last 24 hours
MD5 checksum: 
a8a9ce5e06cac573c36ce54b5787728a
Changes: 

Added Google Play Store support

Version name: 
1.2
Release type: 
Stable (low risk of bugs)
Number of downloads: 
2,295 in total · 0 in the last 24 hours
MD5 checksum: 
83ed93a0c3bde4fb9a765e7fd16743b3
Changes: 

Added support for the XDA Premium (4) app.

Version name: 
1.1
Release type: 
Stable (low risk of bugs)
Number of downloads: 
3,572 in total · 0 in the last 24 hours
MD5 checksum: 
b88489de9b75896b8442c448c0ff2764
Changes: 

Possible fix for some links.

Version name: 
1.0
Release type: 
Stable (low risk of bugs)
Number of downloads: 
374 in total · 0 in the last 24 hours
MD5 checksum: 
8bd24da6cc9eb721189c863ea70ce419