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:
A few years ago we launched a separate mobile version of the site. This version didn’t have all the features of the full desktop site and we always planned to make a major update to a responsive version because that is simply the best way to support all different screen sizes and devices.
And here it is. We now support most common screen sizes, and you will get more or less the same experience on any device. If anything looks or acts weird on your device then please let us know and we will do our best to improve.
Modern design and features
We wanted to keep the old feel of the site, but at the same time make it more modern. One noticeable change is that we now use different styles of Proxima Nova as our default font instead of Helvetica and Arial. We have also made most elements of their site larger. It simply looks better, and most people use larger screens with higher resolutions nowadays. We have also replaced all of our icons with modern font versions.
New and more interesting start page
The new start page features more news and more dynamic lists of new and fun apps to explore and to find alternatives to. This will most definitely continue to evolve, so let us know what you want to see on the start page in the future.
Of course there has been a ton of changes under the hood that is not worth mentioning here. If you are interested in what tools, apps and frameworks we use to build this site, then have a look at our new custom list What we use to build AlternativeTo.
We really hope you all enjoy the new site and and let us know if you have any suggestions, find any bugs or just want to give us a thumbs up!