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AlternativeTo let you find new Windows, Mac, Linux, online and mobile software based on applications you already know instead of useless categories. AlternativeTo is a new approach to finding good software. Tell us what application you want to replace and we give you suggestions on great alternatives! Instead of listing thousands of more or less crappy applications in a category, we make each application into a category. Think of it like forever evolving blog posts about good alternatives to the software that youre not satisfied with. And the "blog posts" are generated by you through suggestions, comments and votes. More Info »


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AlternativeTo (sometimes referred to as Alternative To, was added by Valentin in Sep 2009 and the lastest update was made in May 2015. There is a history of activites on AlternativeTo in our Change Log and Activity Log. It's possible to update the information on AlternativeTo or report it as discontinued, duplicated or spam. If you want a nice widget to put on your website check these out.

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Comment by fag1 about AlternativeTo Nov 2014

Inception ? Nah this one is a troll ! Made me laugh hard :D



Comment by AkiraShoji about AlternativeTo Oct 2014



Just arrived, loving it

Positive Comment by bullebizarre about AlternativeTo Aug 2014

Keep up the good work guys, rock on baby woohoo my crew run run.


Best Site

Positive Comment by OlaMohammad about AlternativeTo Mar 2014

Best website ever . I love it . Thank you .


First of all, Thanks for providing such an awesome service!

That said, I really don't like the new site. I thought i would get used to it, but i still haven't, and it bothers me that so many people in the software/webApp/operating system development world feel the need to keep "upgrading" things by giving them superficial facelifts. I understand that attracting new users is a big deal, but as an old user, when i see a great site try to mimic windows 8, it's like watching a beautiful young girl put on way too much makeup.

anyway, thats my two cents. I still feel that is the best place to find and review alternative software, and I will continue visiting your site and adding whatever content I can.

All the best,

[Edited by ccubedd, February 21]


Restore openID accounts

Comment by Venom88 about AlternativeTo Also mentioning: ClaimID myOpenID Dec 2013

After Small myOpenID iconmyOpenID and Small ClaimID iconClaimID shutdown, some AlternativeTo accounts can have some problems.

If you can't access your account, send an email to support[at] and we will restore it :)


Maybe this could be useful.

I receive updates for recently discontinued apps by adding RSS for this page:


privacy issue

Comment by pyrih about AlternativeTo Nov 2012

can't choose to hide or delete my activity or username


You can easily delete your account clicking on your Username, on Edit your profile and selecting Remove my account in the bottom of the page.


I'm a Wakoopa user, however it has been dead.

What Wakoopa good for me is:

  • Its community. Things get more connected. I browse reviews too much, so it wasn't just a tool for me.
  • Its tracker. Well, on alternativeTo, submitting softwares take much time and it is boring, tracking is much better.

limitations or flaws

Comment by maix about AlternativeTo Oct 2011

the most obvious flaw is the hard coded platforms;
when you try to add a OS you are forced to select one of the platforms and this doesnt seem to be the proper way, in my opinion there should be a field which categorises the software by its simplest type (entertainment, OS, ...etc) and when OS is selected the now hard coded platforms should appear to select the family of that OS


I half expected my office to implode into some kind of weird feedback loop, searching for an alternative to AlternativeTo on AlternativeTo, but I seem to still be alive.

AlternativeTo has helped me find all sorts of open source options that I never new existed, and is a good place to get feedback on specific apps.


This should be an android app

Comment by Oldarney about AlternativeTo Also mentioning: AppBrain Oct 2010

This should be an android app... Similar to appbrain but cross platform.