What we use to build AlternativeTo

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    Adobe Photoshop

    A lot of the design elements on the site was done in Photoshop over the years, but lately we're leaning towards Sketch.

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    GitHub

    Like most other software developers nowdays we use GIT as our source control system and we host our code on GitHub. We also use their issue system to associate bugs with commits and so on.

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    Trello

    We have a lot of plans for the site and this is currently where we keep them organized, or at least keep them.

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Make money online!

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    Linkarus

    Get paid to share links, Linkarus provides a url shortener that pays you for each visitor to your shortened links.

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    • Discontinued The official website is no longer available.
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    Google AdSense

    If you have a website, mobile app or YouTube video channel, AdSense can pay you to display ads.

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    Fiverr

    With Fiverr, you can can offer to do practically any micro task for money.

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Start your own startup

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    Odoo

    An incredibly robust platform, Odoo provides features for practically all aspects of business operations from project management and estimates to web design and e-commerce.

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    Upwork

    Businesses need employees and UpWork provides one of the best ways to find and hire qualified personnel.

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    Novanym

    Not sure what to name your startup? Novanym provides ready-made brand names complete with a logo.

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Valentines Day Apps

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Recently discontinued apps

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    PokéMesh

    PokéMesh is an Android app that improves your Pokemon GO experience by displaying all the Pokemon, Pokestop and Gyms available around you or in the selected area. You can filter out the Pokémon you're not interested about...

    Free Web / Cloud Android Venom88-image  Feb 2017

    • Discontinued In January 2017, the developer received a Cease and Desist order by Nyantic and closed his website.
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    App.net

    App.net is a social networking platform and microblogging service which enables its users to write messages of up to 256 characters. As designed, it is similar to Twitter, but has no advertising...

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    • Discontinued App.net announced they will be shutting down their service on March 14, 2017. They are also going to open-source the code on their GitHub page. Users can export their data until the shutdown date.
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    Windows Essentials

    Windows Essentials was a suite of free software by Microsoft, that helped you do more with photos, movies, instant messaging, email, blogging, and family safety. The suite included: ...

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    • Discontinued Windows Essentials 2012 suite reached end of support on January 10, 2017 and it's no longer available for download.
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Good games, no ads!

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    Snake '97

    One of the most stylish renditions of Snake, looks and plays just like it did on old mobile phones, with no ads!

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Push your creativity

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    Minecraft

    Minecraft pushes the extremes of human ingenuity by thrusting players into a world of voxel blocks to build the world of their dreams.

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    XMind

    A great starting point for ideas, XMind helps you map and organize your thoughts.

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    Lumosity

    More than just a creative booster, Lumosity tests and pushes all your mental powers!

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Security and privacy enhancing Firefox add-ons

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    uBlock Origin

    uBlock Origin is the most efficient ad blocker of its kind. This will protect against malvertising, some malicious sites, corporate user tracking (to some extent) as well as speed up loading times and remove ads.

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    NoScript

    NoScript can block all scripts except for scripts whitelisted by the user or only scripts on selected sites as well as other security threats like XSS attacks and clickjacking. Blocking all scripts will break a lot of pages, so I have it set to allow all scripts and temporarily set it to block all scripts on less reputable websites. Some websites only use scripts to generate pop-up windows and NoScript is an excellent solution to that kind of aggressive and annoying advertising.

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    Privacy Badger

    Privacy Badger is an add-on developed by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) that blocks online trackers. While uBlock Origin also does this with the right filter lists, Privacy Badger uses behavioural heuristics and can therefore block trackers that are not in any filter list yet.

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Crew Picks

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    MAPS.ME

    Most map apps now have offline features but this open-source one is built for offline use. It's fast and efficient, with no tracking.

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    InjuredPixels

    Easily check your PC, laptop, tablet, smartphone, connected screen or TV for dead pixels, scratches or defects. Test in the store, before buying, or during the warranty period, and get a replacement. Tiny, free and open source, no ads or...

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    Shippn

    Shippn is a clever service that basically lets you get products shipped to countries that otherwise couldn't get them.

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Go cross-platform

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    Inkscape

    VECTOR IMAGE EDITING - Competing with the likes of Adobe Illustrator is no easy task, but Inkscape holds its own by adding hugely powerful SVG features to the vector graphic tool set. Topping that off, it's available on Windows, Mac and Linux.

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    Blender

    3D GRAPHIC EDITING - Renowned worldwide for its powerful and encompassing 3D development tool set and intuitive workflow, Blender is also equally at home with all the major operating systems. A lesser known fact, Blender is also very adept as a cross-platform video editor.

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    Atom

    TEXT AND CODE EDITING - Atom has a downright beautiful interface that makes code and text editing fun. It's also fully customizable and hackable and brings all that great functionality to all major OSes.

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Updated web browsers for Windows XP

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    Mozilla Firefox

    Firefox is of course the first alternative to consider if you want to replace Chrome, but Mozilla announced Firefox 52 will be the last version supporting XP and Vista. Security updates will be released until September 2017.

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    Opera

    Opera, which is Chromium-based, announced that the last version for XP will be Opera 36, but support will continue with security and crash fixes. This is probably the best choice if you want to migrate from Chrome with few hassles and no radical changes.

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    Midori

    Midori is a lightweight web browser based on Webkit engine. It's the default browser for Raspbian distribution, but it works great with Windows XP too.

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People are searching for alternatives to...

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    Adobe Photoshop

    Adobe Photoshop is a raster graphics editor developed and published by Adobe Systems for Windows and OS X.

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    Microsoft Office Word

    Flagship word document processor for Windows.

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    Microsoft Office Visio

    Microsoft Office Visio makes it easy for IT and business professionals to visualize, explore, and communicate complex information. Go from complicated text and tables that are hard to understand to Visio diagrams that communicate...

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Make music on the go

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    FL Studio

    The mobile version of the hugely popular FL Studio received a rewrite for version 3 that provides possibly the best experience for mobile music creation thus far. With an elastic interface that grows and shrinks to suit the user's needs and a contextual, touch-based design made for human fingers while still working feasibly for desktops, the app removes the tedious stuff and allows the musician to focus on the creative process.

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    GarageBand

    Apple's GarageBand is widely known as being one of the easiest ways to create music and the mobile version maintains that status in taking music composition on the go with a powerful sequencer, mixer, built-in sounds and effects.

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    Caustic

    One of the most popular mobile music studios, Caustic covers all the basics and more with its automatable synths, drums and effects alongside a mobile-centric sequencer and mixer. Its rack-mount inspired, multi-touch interface is a breeze to navigate with an elegant, ever-present transport bar.

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Built with Electron

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    WordPress

    WordPress stands as the biggest name in blogging and the company behind it all used Electron to bring WordPress.com to the desktop.

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    Atom

    As with Electron, Atom is built by GitHub and its beautiful code editing experience provides a powerful showcase for Electron's capabilities, highlighting its strength as a fully adept cross-platform development tool.

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    Slack

    Slack is an indispensable tool for many online businesses and Electron drives its integrated desktop app.

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The best free DAWs

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    Ardour

    Ardour is a commercial strength DAW that continues to advance in sophistication and features. Not only is it dirt cheap for a pre-compiled version, it's totally free for the code to compile it yourself.

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  • AudioTool icon

    AudioTool

    AudioTool is a gem of audio composition, being totally free but still possessing advanced features that easily compare with the big DAWs. Plus, it's built for online use so compositions are easily portable and collaboration and social sharing is very simple.

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    Rosegarden

    Designed strictly for Linux, Rosegarden provides powerful multi-track composition features normally found in pricey commercial apps, totally for free.

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Pokémon Go!

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    PokéMesh

    PokéMesh is an Android app that improves your Pokemon GO experience by displaying all the Pokemon, Pokestop and Gyms available around you or in the selected area. You can filter out the Pokémon you're not interested about...

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    • Discontinued In January 2017, the developer received a Cease and Desist order by Nyantic and closed his website.
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Software used in Mr. Robot

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    Kali Linux

    Kali Linux is a Linux distro made for security researchers for penetration testing, but is also used by hackers since it is jam packed with hacking tools. It is regularly featured in Mr. Robot since it is the hackers' operating system of choice.

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    Wickr

    Wickr is an end-to-end encrypted chat app with features such as adjustable expiration time for messages. It is used by fsociety in season 2 for secure communication.

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    Tor Browser

    Tor Browser is widely considered to be the best anonymizing tool out there. It will make your Internet activity very hard to trace, which fsociety takes advantage of when Trenton in season 2, episode 8 uploads a leaked FBI conference call about illegal mass surveillance to Small Vimeo iconVimeo using Tor Browser.

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This Year in VR

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    InCell VR

    One of the very best games for the Google Cardboard platform, InCell provides an engaging, visually rich experience that's very easy to control, while also managing to educate through entertainment. Hailed as an action/racing game, it immerses players into a cellular world with the objective of protecting a cell from the influenza virus. It's an accessible experience for VR newcomers and is available across multiple platforms as well as Google Cardboard. The game was launched through Steam in September of 2015 and along with the developer's similar hit title InMind, has provided a great example of early VR possibilities throughout 2016.

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    The Lab

    A Steam exclusive developed by Valve and launched in April, The Lab offers a fun bunch of room-scale VR experiments like the archery game Longbow or aptly named Robot Repair. The game has received overwhelmingly positive reviews and remains a favorite among Steam VR users.

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    Tilt Brush

    Few apps created as much VR buzz this year as has Google’s Title Brush. Released early in April through Steam, and exclusively for the HTC Vive, the app has users unleashing their creativity on a virtual canvas, painting in 3D with brush strokes, light and stars. The app sparked tremendous interest in VR, having received nothing but great reviews, and has inspired at least a few similar apps.

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Best Apps of 2016

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    Prisma

    Art filters made a huge splash this year, largely due to Prisma. Released in June, the app provided a simple process for users to take a photo, select an artistic filter, upload the photo to Prisma's servers and shortly after, receive a version of the photo with their selected filter applied. It was so easy and the results were so breathtaking that the app exploded in popularity, spawning a number of clones. The app has continued with amazing feature updates that have helped make 2016 a beautifully artistic year.

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  • Pigment - Coloring Book icon

    Pigment - Coloring Book

    Released for iOS at the end of the year 2015 and finally launched for Android in 2016, Pigment provides the best digital representation of the adult coloring book phenomenon to date.

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    Slither.io

    Developers of the hit game mitos.is took the game concept to another level with the even bigger snake-eating hit, Slither.io. From its release in March, the game continually picked up new fans and great reviews.

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Great apps made greater with Apple Pencil

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    Pixelmator

    Pixelmator has long been a leading alternative to Photoshop and the iOS version's panning and zooming controls provide an incentive to use it over the desktop version. With an Apple Pencil, it's a more powerful incentive. It adds a level of precision to drawing and correction tools that eclipses the desktop's mouse and keyboard combo.

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    Notability

    Apple Pencil makes it much simpler to put this feature-packed note-taking app to full use. Easily scribble notes and interact with imported PDFs just like real world documents, while simultaneously recording audio such as lectures or work meetings.

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    PDF Expert

    PDF Expert for iOS takes full advantage of the touch-focused devices. Apple Pencil adds to the level of control and feels like interacting with real documents. Edit, annotate and sign PDFs just like you would with pen and paper.

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Extensions to make WordPress do anything

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    BuddyPress

    Have an idea for a new social network? Add BuddyPress on top of WordPress and you'll get a full-featured social network totally free. Build the network the way you want with this highly configurable plugin.

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    AnsPress

    Create your own Q&A site through WordPress, just like Quora or Stackoverflow. AnsPress is a seriously high-powered solution that looks great, offers much more than just typical Q&A features and best of all, is free and open-source.

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    WP-Invoice

    Got clients and need to accept payments from them? WP-Invoice integrates with your WordPress site to let you do it all from there. Just create an invoice and your client gets an email with a link to view and pay it.

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Apps to keep your data private

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    privacytools.io

    Probably the most practical first stop to make when looking to ensure your data is private, privacytools.io offers a massive list of recommendations for privacy-focused software and services. It's a well-rounded source that really is indispensable for finding suitable apps.

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    Cryptomator

    If you're using cloud storage, consider Cryptomator to automatically encrypt your files. It offers a transparent workflow that's dead simple, plus it's free, open-source and cross platform for desktop and mobile.

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    OpenWrt

    All your data typically goes through a router. OpenWrt is a Linux distribution that can be used on a wide variety of routers to provide a configurable, privacy-focused alternative to a router's default system.

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