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What have we been up to?

April 11, 2011

We been working hard lately with AlternativeTo but we seem to have forgotten to tell you about it here. Here’s what’s new:

  • You can now filter our different startpages by license. So if you want to get a list of our most liked Open Source Linux applications or recently added free Windows applications that is now possible.
  • We have a new awesome short URL that is used when you share stuff on Twitter and such. It looks like this:
  • It is now possible to view the entire activity history for an application or a user. You can also view the entire history of the whole site (although that would take a while). You find these links below each activity log in the sidebar.
  • Lot’s of other changes have been made to the activity log to make it easier for our crew to maintain the quality of AlternativeTo.
  • A page to list things like best contributor the last 30 days and all time high, our recently promoted contributors and a list of our moderators and admins.
  • We implemented “meta tags” some time back that made it possible to tag a application with different tags like portable, jailbreak, and discontinued. This is a complement to our regular tag system that is a bit more “explicit”. The meta tag system is still not all done, but we have we implemented the possibility to search for apps with a specific meta tag and there’s more to come. You can either click on a specific meta tag on a app that has one or search for them yourself. So now you can get a list of all applications that are “portable apps” or require a jailbrooken iPhone.
  • New design on the application page that allows you to see more info in the right sidebar.