Using AlternativeTo to find better ways of working
If you are anything like me, you like to find new tools and ways to improve what you are doing. Software, apps and online services are often ways to aid in process changes, but searching the web, looking for reviews etc can make this task very boring and costly (from a time perspective).
In this post, I’m recommending AlternativeTo (www.alternativeto.net), a site recently introduced to me. For any service you’re already using, it will give you a user rated list of alternative apps, software and services to trial and use instead.
Another example of where this tool is relevant is if you are making the switch from PC to Mac (one I would recommend) you might want to find a similar tool you use on the PC for a Mac. Using the search, filters, categories & tags it is easy to what you are looking for! It covers a range of mobile apps or services as well as desktop tools.
Here’s an example, if you’re looking for an alternative for Tweetdeck, just go to http://alternativeto.net/software/tweetdeck and these are the choices you will see:
I hope you find this useful, do you use an alternative to AlternativeTo?