Scrub URL

A simple utility for cleaning unnecessary information (? and what‘s after it) from a URL.


Unfortunately, this is not the Ultimate Link Cleaner utility I have aspired to make for as long as I‘ve curated web content in various forms, but it will at least reliably perform one function: removing “tracking“ metadata (? and the stuff after it) by disassembling a given URL and reassembling only the host and the path. That‘s it. It will not function if redirection is involved.


As configured by default… (Subject to your preference!)

  1. Retrieves current clipboard
  2. Finds the host ( in the URL
  3. Finds the path (/path) in the URL
  4. Combines the raw text of the host and the path to (hopefully) form a link without a scheme (
  5. Recognizes this raw text as a real URL, adding a scheme (
  6. Copies the result to the clipboard

My line is open any time if you have suggestions/feedback/feel like harassing someone for an unrelated reason:


Latest Release Notes

1.0 - March 25, 2021, 1:51 a.m.

Initial Version.