A lot of my time at work is spend coming up with options for students and faculty. “I want something this is like PowerPoint but I can’t afford a copy of Microsoft Office.” “I want something like Pandora, but without keeping a web browser open” While Google/Bing is always an answer, I have really started using Alternative to to simply browse and educate myself about new programs I may never be aware of.
Alternative to is a website with the sole purpose of finding similar programs and organizing them into a list. It allows users to submit comments and reviews, and usually creates a significant list of options for you. I find it to be a great site when I’m just looking for a bunch of programs to try out. Definitely worth a visit!