AlternativeTo Reviews

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thank you for helping us find better options for almost everything

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Thnx.

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Thank you, Small AlternativeTo iconAlternativeTo , for your help in finding new solutions!

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Does not allow country listings. So if the software restricted to one country, it isn't listed.

[Edited by TallGuysFree, February 07]
2 star changed to one star for USA favoritism. Completely unacceptable.

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Hi there!

Geo restrictions is a mess and we do not like them more than you do. However we have to do the best of the situation and the best would of course be to have a global team with language experts and a localized site for most major countries and markets but that is expensive and not realistic for us as the moment. We do want to make improvements for this however and we will add a "market" attribute to apps sometime in the near future hopefully, we will probably only allow English though but it will be an improvement :)

But for now we have to draw the line somewhere and at the moment we have drawn that line to allow "Major US services" and of course allow stuff that are available in the US + more countries. And since we are humans we sometimes even do exceptions for that, for example (as we are from Sweden) we knew that when Spotify arrived it was going to be a major service with a large coverage of markets around the world so we would probably allow "the new spotify" here as well even if it only worked in the UK for example.

Another aspect of being human is that we also sometimes make mistakes and apps that shouldn't be allowed are slipping thru and we are open to discuss them with you :)

I'm not talking about other languages. This site is literally ALL USA and it's really, really unfortunate. AlternativeTo is completely useless to 36.29 million people in Canada and 65.64 million in United Kingdom and 24.13 million people in Australia.

Sorry that you feel that way but we are really focusing on global apps and software and the "services" part is actually just a little side thing. We want to expand on that and we want to make that better but it's takes a lot of time and development effort to make it happen. Its also much harder for our admins and mod to approve stuff that may only work in certain countries and so on.

And remember this site is founded in Sweden and we have people that helps us from all over the world, so we are not some US based service that doesn't understand that the rest of the world exists.

Again, sorry if you feel that way but we are doing the best we can.

Best you can? An employee removed my forum post raising the issue.
Deleting the forum post is ignoring the issue, and doesn't let your users share ideas on how the site could be improved. As you know ,your users are how ad revenue is generated.

What forum post was this? We have asked around and nobody seems to know but we remove loads of stuff each day and some regular users also has moderator rights in the forum so it may have been some mistake from somebody, sorry for that but please continue the discussion here if you have more questions and / or suggestions. We are open to everything :)

The forum post was regarding geolocation. Can't you search by author and see what post I made? :)

Alternativeto has confirmed they "do not" allow apps restricted to a certain region, and the forum thread I made was deleted. I feel like something is covered up. Maybe I will make a new thread and send you a link (my word against alternativeto's)

My alternativeto review doesnt even show up publicly.

Ola, here is the discussion. Forum

** I have archived it since the alternativeTo team seems to have somehow permanently lost it.. http://archive.is/5cnQI **

Great service

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Great place to be, btw

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It's just what I need. Been using it for years now

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First, I edited Website of X. Save. I want to add Screenshot of X. Nope, need admin to admit Website. 10+ hours passed.

Second, does not have export of my applications-likes nor export whole data, may be with some time delay or amount limit, in form of graph.

Third, not open delayed core nor distributed . Means one day I will lost access to utility.

Forth, spam me with popups when I like application. I do not want.

Five, I may like application and it will be considered alternative, but I want to like application in list. So need to like buttons.

[Edited by DzmitryLahoda, March 06]

[Edited by DzmitryLahoda, March 11]

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Nice service

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Very useful, but mobile version is too heavy and not so handy.

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Why the two star rating though?

If you think the site is useful, you shouldn't rate it with 2 stars just because of a single issue :)

3 — normal. 4 — good. 5 — perfect.

The service was just normal with some problems for an April 2017.

Damn Near Perfect.

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Great site. Great community.

Accept no alternative!
;-)

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love it

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i love this app, has help me a lot so keep it up guys it's great

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You're best placev to pick open source software:)

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AlternativeTo is my go-to for finding new applications when I want maximum unique results, in a sensible and succinct, relevant information. AlternativeTo generally gives good, relevant, and well-ordered results! A lot of other search methods seem to suffer one way or another with repeated search results for a limited number of applications from blog and slashdot-style sites. Although trusted moderated Q&A sites can also be quite good, on those sites any questions requiring opinion-based answers tend to get spammy, flamy, lengthy, unruly or simply not objective enough for the site's policies and are often closed, becoming limited or stale as a result.

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Best website ever for software recommendations!

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You save me a lot of time and also the the best probable choice!
FEATURE REQUEST: fully advanced search including tags and logical operators between them (AND, OR, NOT) or some other way to get what we need when we don't know the name of any alternative or it has no alternatives listed but we are not looking for an exact alternative but something in common. Thank you!

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The alternatives. The community aspect. Nice interface.

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