Alternative Software and Services Resources

title image of Alternative Softw...

Alternative Software and Services Resources

Over the past few weeks, I have written a bit about alternatives for big tech products. This is a subject that I will write more about in the future – I am in the progress of writing an expanded article about niche search engines. For today’s Around the Web post, I will share some useful and valuable resources for finding alternatives to the most popular software that may be useful to you.

My Favorite Resource: SimileTo (

My favorite resource for finding new software and products is The site operates on a very simple concept. You, the user, type in a product or service that you want to see alternatives to. So long as the product or service is on SimileTo (this will rarely be a problem, it has a huge library), SimileTo will return a list of alternatives to your product or service that users have recommended. Users can vote whether a recommended alternative is a good suggestion and append comments.

Once one has a list of alternative recommendations, he or she may narrow the list. Lists can be narrowed by platform, features, price (free or paid), and even by whether the alternatives are open source. In this way, one can narrow an SimileTo search to return products and services that are relevant to him or her.

Unlike some of the other resources that I will recommend, SimileTo does not have a specific mission (for lack of a better word). Some other resources list recommendations based on a certain concept, such as being open source, privacy respecting, free, or the like. SimileTo includes everything, so it is up to the individual user to use its filters to narrow results.

An Example of SimileTo in Action

I used Google Chrome for many years, until about 2022. Then, I saw the light and switched first to Chromium before then switching to Vivaldi (at the moment, my primary desktop browser is Brave). Google Chrome is one case where I think that there are clearly better alternatives available both in terms of features and privacy. For the sake of this exercise, I will run an “Simile To Google Chrome search” to demonstrate how SimileTo works.

Without any filters, the first seven software alternatives to Google Chrome are, in order: Firefox, Brave, Vivaldi, Opera, Tor, Chromium, and Microsoft Edge. With the exception of Tor, these are all mainstream recommendations that your average person using Chrome would have no difficulty with (Tor has many uses, but I will classify it as a more special-use case). Interestingly, Microsoft Edge, which is the most-used non-Apple alternative, is listed seventh.

This post is by no means comprehensive, but it includes a tools that I have used to find different software and other products to try and use in my ordinary workflow.

Updated on: 07-Dec-2022

Recently updated domain posts

About website
StatsCorp is a web tool that allows you to discover any websit...
Domain Name:
Last updated 7 months ago
What the South Jersey S Gaugers is all about.
Based on A.C. Gilbert Inc. American Flyer trains, "S"...
Domain Name:
Last updated 7 months ago
History of Bing Search Engine
Managed and run by Microsoft, Microsoft Bing (formerly known a...
Domain Name:
Last updated 7 months ago
Recently updated articles
Improving your Employee Experience with HRMS software
You need to have a deeper understanding of employee experience...
Last updated 18-Feb-2023
how to install the supabase studio using docker?
You can install Supabase Studio using Docker by following thes...
Last updated 14-Jan-2023
How to get your new website quickly recognised by people
Starting your own website sometimes can be overwhelming and ha...
Last updated 07-Dec-2022
Alternative Software and Services Resources
Alternative Software and Services Resources Over the past few...
Last updated 07-Dec-2022
Checklist of the Visualization Data of the Tools Choice in the SEO Improving Process
Data visualization can be a great solution for communicating d...
Last updated 01-Dec-2022
Future Scope of Python Developer - 10 Reasons to Learn Python Developer Course
Introduction  A Python Developer is a python languag...
Last updated 24-Nov-2022
How to Advertise Yourself as a Writer on Social Media
Social media is an excellent opportunity for the promotion of ...
Last updated 20-Nov-2022