What we use to build AlternativeTo

  • Design & Development

  • Microsoft Visual Studio

    Free Personal Mac Windows Web .NET Framework Website

    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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  • Next.js

    Free Self-Hosted React Website

    Javascript framework to run polymorphic apps.


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  • TypeScript

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web Self-Hosted ... Node.JS Website

    We use Typescript to make sure we do not add to many runtime errors.


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  • Redis

    Free Mac Linux BSD Self-Hosted Website

    As a cache for data that is accessed often.


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  • Adobe Photoshop

    Commercial Mac Windows Web iPad Wine ... ReactOS Website

    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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  • Sketch

    Commercial Mac Website

    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.


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  • DevOps, Test, VCS, Hosting

  • Docker

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web Self-Hosted ... FreeNAS Website

    Both in production and for development.


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  • Cypress.io

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web Website

    Awesome test framework for integration and E2E tests.


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  • GitHub

    Freemium Mac Windows Web Android iPhone ... Android Tablet iPad Website

    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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  • Git

    Free Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Chrome OS Android Tablet BSD Linux Mobile Haiku Website

    Since we use Github we of course also use Git.


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  • Cloudflare

    Freemium Web Website

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


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  • NuGet

    Free Windows Microsoft Visual Studio Website

    As the server side package manager in Visual Studio


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  • Yarn

    Free Mac Windows Linux Self-Hosted Website

    Not sure why, but we mainly use Yarn as a package manager in the JS world.


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  • Algolia

    Free Personal Web Android SDK Ruby Python JavaScript ... AngularJS cURL Ruby on Rails Node.JS Objective-C Website

    To provide you with an incredible fast and accurate search


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  • Admin & Other

  • Google Analytics

    Free Web Android iPhone Android Tablet Website

    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.


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  • Slack

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Chrome OS Android Tablet iPad Electron / Atom Shell Software as a Service (SaaS) Website

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


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  • Nuclino

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web Android ... iPhone Chrome OS iPad Website

    For internal documentation.


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  • Asana

    Freemium Web Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad ... Software as a Service (SaaS) Windows Website

    For all our task management and daily operations.


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  • Front

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux Web Android ... iPhone Android Tablet iPad Software as a Service (SaaS) Website

    A collaborative inbox and support chat.


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  • iA Writer

    Commercial Mac Windows Android iPhone Android Tablet ... iPad Website

    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.


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  • 1Password

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux Web Android ... iPhone Chrome OS Android Tablet iPad Apple Watch Microsoft Edge Vivaldi Browser Chrome Safari Yandex.Browser Opera Brave Firefox Website

    To keep the passwords safe and to share them with our team.


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  • VirusTotal

    Free Mac Windows Web Android Website

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


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Comments on What we use to build AlternativeTo

· Jan 2019 · Helpful Not helpful 30 Helpful Report as spam

You guys are wicked awesome for even sharing this information


We could argue they are open-sourcing their open source alternative website!

· May 2020 · Helpful Not helpful 11 Helpful Report as spam

This is pretty cool that you're willing to share this stuff! Always fun to see the clock innards. <3


· Mar 2020 · Helpful Not helpful 9 Helpful Report as spam

Can there be an alternative to alternativeto?


Yes, absolutely! There already are alternatives listed here:
Small AlternativeTo iconAlternativeTo

Feel free to add new ones or suggest changes to the apps in that list!

· Jul 2020 · Helpful Not helpful 7 Helpful Report as spam

The technologies used by you are great. But I wonder if you could have made the same web app using fewer technologies.


· Feb 2021 · Helpful Not helpful 1 Helpful Report as spam

Really polished product guys! Very useful for both beginner and advanced users.


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· Sep 2020 · Helpful Not helpful -4 Helpful Report as spam

So cool!!!


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