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August 12, 2009

It’s now possible to add AlternativeTo Search to your browser. We have tested this in Firefox (2+) Internet Explorer (7+) and in Google Chrome. Just go to our search page and click on one of the links to the right to add them. If you use Chrome or Firefox you can also assign a keyword to your search which makes it possible to search directly from your adress bar. Just follow the instructions below and when you are done you should be able to typ something like “a photoshop” (keyword application) in the adress bar and find some good alternatives to Photoshop on AlternativeTo.


Click the little arrow right next to your search box. A list of providers are shown and at the bottom of that list there is an option called “Manage Search Engines”. Just click that and then “Edit keyword” to set a keyword (or a single letter) for the search engine you want to edit.

Google Chrome

Right click in the adress bar and in the menu that pops up you should find “Edit search engines” at the bottom. Click that one and then find the search engine you want to add a keyword for. Simple as that.

Please write a comment or send us an e-mail if you have any questions or if you have instructions for other browsers.

Anything else?

We have also fixed numerous bugs and made some small enhancements during the last couple of days. It is now possible to use gif and jpeg as icons instead of just png. We have also fixed a couple of bugs that caused errors when you posted messages or comments.

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