Shortemall stands as a pivotal tool in the realm of digital investigations, revolutionizing the way professionals and enthusiasts alike approach URL scanning.

With its Python-based framework, it simplifies the intricacies of analyzing and verifying short URLs.

This article dives deep into ShortEmAll’s capabilities, from its robust features and installation process to practical usage tips, ensuring readers can leverage this tool to its fullest potential.

Table Of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Features
  • Installation
  • Usage
  • Options
  • Example Usages
  • Contributing
  • License


Short’Em All is a Python-based tool that automates the process of scanning URLs.

It utilizes various techniques to gather information about short URLs, such as taking screenshots of landing pages, checking for the existence of URLs, and filtering results based on user preferences.


  • Scanning Specific Short URL Providers: Users can now target specific short URL providers for scanning, providing more flexibility and efficiency in their investigations.
  • Auto-Configuration for Improved User Experience: The tool now offers auto-configuration options to streamline the setup process and ensure optimal performance.
  • Enhanced Screenshot Management: Short’Em All now utilizes Chromedriver and Selenium for screenshot capture, reducing user intervention and ensuring greater stability.
  • Total Code Refactoring: The codebase has undergone extensive refactoring to improve readability, maintainability, and overall performance


  • Automated Scanning: Short’Em All automates the process of scanning URLs, saving time and effort.
  • Screenshot Capture: It can capture screenshots of landing pages to provide visual insights.
  • Notification System: Users can receive email notifications about scan results.
  • Customization: Users can customize scan options based on their requirements.


To install Short’Em All, follow these steps:

  1. Clone the repository:
gh repo clone osintmatter/shortemall

2. Install dependencies:

pip install -r requirements.txt

Before You Begin:

  • Ensure you have installed Python and pip (at least version 3.8).
  • Run the tool on a Linux machine or Linux Virtual Host.
  • Obtain the OAuth 2.0 client ID for your Gmail account and save the generated credentials file as credentials.json in the main folder – follow this step-by-step guide
  • Edit the file to set variables such as my_emailto_email.
  • After first run, ensure you have the required configuration files (config.ini and gmail.pickle) in the current directory.


To use Short’Em All, follow the steps below:

  1. Run the script.
  2. Follow the on-screen prompts to configure the scan options.
  3. Review the scan results displayed in the terminal and read the output.txt file and Screenshots Scan folder.


Short’Em All provides several command-line options to customize the scanning process:

  • -t, --target: Insert the target keyword for this scan.
  • -d, --dictionary: Use a stable dictionary for this scan.
  • -n, --notifications: Disable email notifications on found results.
  • -z, --zero: Disable taking screenshots on URLs landing pages.
  • -f, --found: Show only found scan results.
  • -r, --singlescan: Use single scan mode (no data retention).
  • -e, --email: Receive email notification on the target scan.
  • -s, --screenshot: Enable taking screenshots on found results.
  • -v, --verbose: Enable verbose mode.

Example Usages

  1. Perform a scan with default settings:

2. Perform a scan with custom options:

python -t example_target -s -e

Published by Tamil S

Tamil has a great interest in the fields of Cyber Security, OSINT, and CTF projects. Currently, he is deeply involved in researching and publishing various security tools with Kali Linux Tutorials, which is quite fascinating.

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