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Great Site for Finding and Comparing Software

I want to share with you a great site I use for finding and comparing software programs. This one is a real gem, it’s free, easy-to-use and I think you’ll find it really useful. This is part of my Cool Websites section where I give a quick run down of some of the sites I find useful. Check this one out:

Alternativeto.net

Great name for a site – the original idea behind the site was to provide somewhere where you could find an alternative to – whatever software. It’s great for that but it has grown into much more. Say you have a software program that you’re not quite happy with, you can type the name into the search bar and it will show up all of the alternatives available.
finding and comparing software site

There Is More

As I said as the site has grown to be huge it has become much more useful. Not only the range of software available but you can search it on a number of ways. You can search by category for example DVD software, utilities, video players etc. You can also filter the results in a number of ways.

You can set the filters just above the results – see the screenshot below. Hit the drop-down boxes and filter by popularity, by license – free, open source or commercial and by platform – windows, Mac etc.
This makes searching and comparing very quick and easy.

AlternativeTo Screenshot
The popularity ratings are good too. They have a likes system where users get to rate the software and you can browse the most popular software available. I must confess to looking at some and thinking – This is very popular and I don’t have it – what is it?

When you find something you are interested in there is a quick rundown description. If you click on “more” it will give you more details when you scroll down including a link to the developer where you can download the software.

What’s Cool?

This site just works! It makes searching for software quick and easy and provides enough information without getting blinded by the technical details. All the information you need is presented in one place with easy links to more. This site will save you a lot of time searching online and looking through forums for user recommendations.

Check them out and search around using the filters – you might just find something you must have!

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