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isNSFW

NSFW Url Shortening Service


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Published 07/22/2011 and rated Ratingstars2 2 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

IsNSFW provides user with a safer way to pass along off color URLs to their friends at work. The site describes itself as “the safe for work way to share not safe for work URLs.” That pretty much describes the service perfectly. Users can submit their URL and choose one of the four rating options, which include offensive, gore, nudity or XXX. The user can also add a custom alias. The user is given a link that comes from IsNSFW so they can share the URL safely without getting their friends or coworkers in trouble at work. Users can also check out previously submitted sites by filtering through the most discussed, most recent and top URLs submitted to IsNSFW.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

IsNSFW was founded in 2009. The site is currently affiliated with Daily Mission, Toad Software and Quote IRC. The creators wanted to build a simple tool that would make it easier for users to safely share links that are questionable for a workplace setting. Today, the site offers a helpful service that, although it is very simple, can make it easier for coworkers and friends to pass along a humorous URL without risking their job.

What are the differences to other apps?

IsNSFW is specifically designed to help users securely share questionable content. The site is geared towards individuals who are sharing URLs while at work or with those who are at work (mainly office personnel). Using IsNSFW, employees can easily share links that might draw a red flag if seen by the wrong people (such as the boss or a manager).

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

The IsNSFW website invites users with a very clean, modern design that features a silver colored background and slate blue logo. The top of the page provides a short overview of the service offered by the site. The center of the homepage consists of the actual URL tool. The user can choose a black and white icon (similar to movie or video game rating icons) that best describes the nature of the URL they are sharing.

How does the registration process work?

Visitors who would like to use IsNSFW are not required to create an account. The URL submission form is presented right on the homepage. At this time, IsNSFW does not offer a registration option to its users. The user can return as often as they like to share questionable content or view popular, most discussed or recent URLs shared by other IsNSFW users.

What does it cost to use the application?

IsNSFW offers a service that some might deem very valuable, however it is not a service that would warrant a subscription fee or other charge. Anyone can access IsNSFW for free. There is no expense associated with the application. This is definitely a good choice to encourage users to try IsNSFW to share their off color or adult themed URLs. Users can also check out past submissions for free. The site would have to add more features to warrant a fee if one was ever added, however there is no indication that this will happen in the future.

Who would you recommend the application to?

IsNSFW could be an interesting tool for anyone who would like to share a questionable or adult link with a friend or coworker who is at work. The form is very simple and easy to use and the link produced by IsNSFW provides no indication of what the original link was. Users can easily send URLs without causing a problem for themselves or their friends while at work.

  • Submit a link to IsNSFW
  • Copy and send an IsNSFW link
  • View recently added, popular and most discussed IsNSFW links
  • Share questionable URLs without causing a problem at work
  • Create and send as many IsNSFW links as you want


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