Dev diary March 2016 - New design and future improvements

A month and a half ago we launched our new design and we are incredibly happy with the result. We have received a lot of positive feedback and everything went surprisingly smooth for such a big update. Since then we have spent most of our time fixing minor bugs, hunt down performance issues and improve the »

A modern new look for AlternativeTo

We have just released the first major redesign of AlternativeTo since we launched the site back in 2009. Feel free to call it AlternativeTo v2 if you want. Anyway, here’s what’s new: Responsive A few years ago we launched a separate mobile version of the site. This version didn’t have all the features »

Apps We Like #009 - 1Password

With more and more of our documents, social interactions and other private information stored online, keeping our data safe is more important than ever. If you’re not already using a password manager then it is time to start, so read on. 1Password is one of the best password managers out there, and it has been »

Apps We Like #008 - Plex

For people who don’t rely only on streaming services for watching TV-series, movies and other types of media files, Plex is a great solution. It’s free (with some limitations) and very easy to use. Plex consists of both a media server and a media player, and all you have to do is to specify »

Apps We Like #007 - Pocket Casts

Whenever I’m walking, driving or bicycling somewhere alone I always listen to a podcast on my phone. It’s a great way to turn potentially boring time into the exact opposite. Instacast has been my podcast player of choice since it first came out, so it was sad to see it get discontinued a while »

Apps We Like #006 - Spotify

There’s a huge battle going on right now between different services who wants us to pay them use their specific platform when listening to music. Most people see streaming as the only way into the future of music and our fellow Swedes at Spotify was one of the first to go this route. According to »

Apps We Like #005 - Telegram

The killer feature of any messaging app is always the fact that your friends are using it, or that they are willing to start. While this factor is different for everyone, having apps available for many platforms is a good start. Telegram is used a lot by the AlternativeTo team and it is available on almost »

6 Years Of Helping People Find Better Software

Yes, websites can have birthdays! Six years ago today we published the very first version of AlternativeTo, and today more people than ever come to the site daily in search of better alternatives to applications and tools they want to replace. They come from countries all over the world, and according to Google Analytics we have »

Apps We Like #004 - Scanbot

Apps that transform paper documents to digital versions are a crowded space, especially on iOS. But after testing many of them over a period of many months I have found a clear favorite. Scanbot has all the features you will ever need without feeling overcomplicated or bloated. Most importantly, it’s very quick and easy to »

Apps We Like #003 - Nuzzel

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the massive flow of blog posts, news articles, videos and other links coming at us every day via social media platforms. The people we follow on Twitter and Facebook have a ton of interesting links to share but sometimes you just can’t handle them all. If there only »