Sunday, September 19, 2010


I've had recommended. Looks interesting, and it's multi-platform.
"AlternativeTo is a new approach to finding good software. Tell us what application you want to replace and we give you great alternatives, based on user recommendations."

Update: Maybe it has some holes. For instance it had no recommendations for iPad Safari alternatives at all, despite there being half a dozen browsers for the 'pad.

So I googled for reviews, and found Perfect Web Browser, which seems very promising indeed (my post about it).


Philocalist said...

You may want to use caution with this link.
I'm not saying there is malicious intent at the site,BUT .....

..... if I open the page, and leave it open, usage within IE steadily creeps up from around 9500K with a typical actual CPU usage of 0 -1% (normal), to in excess of 1,500,000K and CPU usage of 40%+ (definitely 'fishy'), which in turn causes further problems.

I've not tried other browsers (I'm not THAT interested in the page), but as the majority of people are still using IE in its various guises, caution might be prudent ... though the premise of the site is quite promising!

Ray said...

Here's a site that's been around for a while, and has a great selection of both freeware and shareware, as well as useful hints and advice on it, and they usually test whatever they are featuring:-