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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    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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    Microsoft Visual Studio

    Visual Studio is the main IDE we use for coding, debugging and everything else that you do in a large app like this.

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Make money online!

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

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    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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    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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    CyanogenMod is an aftermarket firmware for a number of cell phones based on the open-source Android operating system. It offers features not found in the official Android based firmwares of vendors of these cell phones. Features...

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    • Discontinued Cyanogen Inc discontinued the support for CyanogenMod on December 31, 2016. Even if its source code will remain available, the staff forked the project and created https://alternativeto.net/software/lineage-os/ : https://web.archive.org/web/20161225144318/https://www.cyanogenmod.org/blog/a-fork-in-the-road
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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 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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    A great starting point for ideas, XMind helps you map and organize your thoughts.

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    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 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...

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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 filterlists, Privacy Badger uses behavioural heuristics and can therefore...

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Crew Picks

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    MyScript Calculator

    A nifty calculation app that solves handwritten math expressions using highly advanced, handwriting recognition.

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    Wanderling helps you discover great travel guides while helping travel bloggers share about their experiences.

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  • Fabby icon


    If you absolutely have to create selfies, make them stylish videos with cool, animated backgrounds.

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Go cross-platform

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    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...

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    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...

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    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 on XP: it's always updated, secure and extendable, but _it could be slow and heavy on old PCs._

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    Opera, which is Chromium-based, announced that **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...

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    Pale Moon

    Pale Moon is a Windows optimized version of Firefox, forked to be faster and more efficient. A **version optimized** specifically for use on Windows XP and Intel Atom processors, built on many low-powered netbooks and laptops, is also...

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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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    Capture what's on your mind.

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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...

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    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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    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...

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Built with Electron

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    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 icon


    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 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 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 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...

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

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Apps that will minimize the risk of data leaks

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    If you use Authy's two-factor authentication, potential hackers will not get access to your account just by using your stolen password. For anyone to be able to log in they will, in addition to knowing your password, have to get...

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Pokémon Go!

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    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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    Live PokemonGo Tracker

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    • Discontinued Currently not working. Global scan is no longer working, only predefined scan locations will be available.
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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...

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    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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Best Apps of 2016

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    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...

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    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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    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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