Find Free Alternatives for Popular Windows, Mac and Linux Applications

18 April 2009 By Rakshit

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Whenever we want to explore new softwares the best way is to browse through websites (like download.com) latest softwares directories. We refine our search by selecting appropriate categories and license criteria. But this has become an age old process. Let’s try something new.

Recently I came across a website – AlternativeTo which offers a unique approach to find good softwares. They have a huge collection of most widely used softwares, the ones that are most popular among people and with respect to those softwares they suggest alternatives of each. For example, if you want alternates of Microsoft Word, just click on Find alternatives to Microsoft Word and you will be presented with many other similar softwares that can be filtered either by license or operating system. That means if you want only free softwares for Microsoft Windows Operating System, you can get those instantly.

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Using AltertaiveTo, you can find alternates for Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac and Linux operating systems including few online softwares as well. This is really a unique way to discover applications based on application as a category itself. The alternatives listed for any specific application come with a short description including reviews by users and also publisher website link for further information or downloads.

Its home page is very easy to understand. You can filter the application based on operating system and more than that the applications can also be viewed by most popular, most views, recent and those without alternative(check OMG FAIL! tab).

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