On a semi-frequent basis I am asked by individuals for recommendations on software programs that they can use for some purpose. I have a fairly large knowledge of software applications – but as the years pass, the ability to “stay on top of” even the major products in most categories has become difficult if not impossible…this is where AlternativeTo comes in (and can serve as an alternative to talking to an IT geek like me if you don’t have one lying around).
AlternativeTo allows you to type in the name of a piece of software in the category you are researching and it will then display that application’s information along with alternative options.
I use AlternativeTo almost every time I’m looking for a new application. It makes finding the major alternatives easy – and it makes gauging their popularity easy as well.
AlternativeTo doesn’t just cover Windows applications – it includes categories for Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android, Linux, Web-Based, Blackberry, and Chrome OS.
If you are interested in what applications I like, you can see my profile here: http://alternativeto.net/user/davidshq/
Now, go give it a try. Its easy, its free, and it is aesthetically pleasing to the eye. 🙂