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Author's avatar By Chris Soames 27 Jul, 2012
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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 (, 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 and these are the choices you will see:

I hope you find this useful, do you use an alternative to AlternativeTo?


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By Chris Soames

Chris Soames is a Smart Insights blogger and consultant, he has worked in digital marketing for over 6 years with the last few years managing international web strategies for a leading travel brand. Now the Commercial Director at First 10, an Integrated marketing agency, he helps clients get clarity on their marketing strategy and create campaigns engineered to engage with their consumers to help drive sell-through. Most of all, Chris enjoys working with talented people who want to create great (& commercial) things not just tick boxes.

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