Tuesday, July 4, 2017

AlternativeTo–Crowdsourced software recommendations

A great tip from a colleague I wanted to share…

AlternativeTo is simple in its beauty. It allows you to search for alternatives for specific applications. A great help if you need to buy a new tool but want to compare some options.

From the site:

Don’t settle for crappy apps. We’ll help you find alternatives.

AlternativeTo is a new approach to finding good software. Tell us what application you want to replace and we give you great alternatives, based on user recommendations.

An example, let’s look at a replacement for Visual Studio(*): http://alternativeto.net/software/visual-studio/. I get 84 alternatives back. For every alternative you can vote if it’s a good replacement or not.

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(*): I’m sorry, I’m not planning to replace my Visual Studio.

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