All the tools, services and so on that we use when we develop AlternativeTo. AlternativeTo is built in ASP.NET using C# and is hosted on Azure. We do use a lot of other services as well and you can read all about them below.

  • 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.

    Commercial Mac Windows Markus-image  Mar 2016

  • 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.

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web Android iPhone Windows RT Android Tablet ... BSD Ola-image  Jan 2016

  • Trello icon


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

    Freemium Mac Windows Web Android iPhone Windows RT Android Tablet iPad ... Apple Watch Android Wear Kindle Fire Markus-image  Mar 2016

  • Microsoft Visual Studio icon

    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.

    Free Personal Windows Web .NET Framework Ola-image  Dec 2015

  • Slack icon


    AlternativeTo is a distributed team and since not two single people are based in the same city, this is our digital office.

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web Android iPhone BSD Apple Watch ... Electron / Atom Shell Markus-image  Mar 2016

  • VirusTotal icon


    The team often checks on apps using VirusTotal, to ensure they're safe for users.

    Free Mac Windows Web Android Markus-image  Mar 2016

  • Google Analytics icon

    Google Analytics

    We spend a lot of time trying to understand how the site works and how our users engage with the site, and we do most of that digging in Google Analytics.

    Free Web Android iPhone Markus-image  Mar 2016

  • jQuery icon


    Used for most of our Javascript on the site. Greatly simplifies interaction with the DOM and is an awesome open source project.

    Free Open Source Web Ola-image  Dec 2015

  • Bootstrap icon


    As the main web framework and scaffolding

    Free Open Source Self-Hosted HTML5 Boilerplate JavaScript Ola-image  Jan 2016

  • Sketch icon


    A modern way to create user interfaces and more. Most of the current design on the site was made with Sketch, the rest with Photoshop.

    Commercial Mac Markus-image  Mar 2016

  • Zapier icon


    To communicate between Slack, Trello and other services.

    Freemium Web Ola-image  Nov 2016

  • CloudFlare icon


    To speed up your requests, detect spam and some great HTTPS support.

    Freemium Web Ola-image  Feb 2016

  • Redis icon


    As a cache for some data that is accessed often

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD Self-Hosted Ola-image  Jan 2016

  • iA Writer icon

    iA Writer

    A lot of blog posts, plans and other long.form texts have been typed up in this application, either on Mac OS X or on iOS.

    Commercial Mac Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad Markus-image  Mar 2016

  • Algolia icon


    To provide you with an incredible fast and accurate search

    Commercial Web Android SDK Ruby Python JavaScript AngularJS cURL Ruby on Rails ... Node.JS Objective-C Ola-image  Jan 2016

  • Gulp.js icon


    Used to "compile" Javascript and CSS and other continuous integration tasks.

    Free Open Source Web Node.JS Ola-image  Dec 2015

  • NuGet icon


    As the server side package manager in Visual Studio

    Free Open Source Windows Microsoft Visual Studio Ola-image  Jan 2016

  • Chart.js icon


    To show some nice charts on various pages

    Free Open Source Self-Hosted Ola-image  Jan 2016

  • Json.NET icon


    To handle everything we do with JSON.

    Free Open Source Self-Hosted .NET Framework Ola-image  Feb 2016

  • DocumentDB icon


    As a database for some new stuff like our content system

    Commercial Web Ola-image  Jan 2016