Happy 10th Anniversary, AlternativeTo!

This week 10 years ago, we launched AlternativeTo. Even though I believed we had a good idea, I didn't think I would sit here 10 years later and write a little post about our anniversary. I came up with the idea for AlternativeTo when reinstalling my computer in 2008. I remember when I was about to »

Introducing A2, our Crowd Sourcing Coordinator!

Happy New Year from everyone here at AlternativeTo! It's been an exciting year for the site, so here's to 2019 being even better! Though it's been a while since you've last heard from us, the crew has been busy preparing for the future of both the site and the new innovative apps surely coming from developers »

New Login / Authentication System

As you all know, time flies. Time had definitely taken its toll on our login system; finally, we decided it was time for us to throw away the old and bring in the new. So we completely rebuilt our entire login system from the ground up with the help of some new services and a lot »

A New and Improved Look for AlternativeTo

One of our goals at AlternativeTo is to create a platform that encourages engagement from our users. Ultimately, this is part of our overall mission of being the best crowdsourced and community-centric software recommendation service. This month we have made some major updates to our UI and have improved the overall look and feel of AlternativeTo. »

Helpful comments and more

Last time we wrote an update on the blog we talked a lot about lists. We are still working on that feature and are trying to wrap our heads around it. Lists are so far only available for the crew, but we soon will let you guys create some lists as well! Helpful comments and reviews »

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 »