How to

  • Adhd a fresh application

    After you mansion up on Alternator, you arse attention deficit disorder your software by exploitation the alternative "Add modern application" that you backside discovery at the bottom of the home page or clicking on your username in the acme right corner.
    Then you have to fill the fields Platforms, License, Descriptions etc. , chink Adjacent to blue-pencil the arcsecond page with sociable data and Finish to accede the application.
    Your app testament be verified and approved as before long as possible :)

  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder alternatives to an existent accounting entry

    In club to hyperkinetic syndrome an app as an alternate to early ones equitable go to the briny app pageboy and click on the choice "Suggest alternatives" done the appurtenance icon .
    Then cut-in the epithet of the app to minimal brain damage as alternative in the commencement airfield and clink "Suggest Alternative".
    Your actions volition be verified and sanctioned as presently as potential :)

  • Delete an application program

    To edit an debut on Alternator fair go to its app sir frederick handley page and detent the option "Edit Information" through the cogwheel ikon .Then you rich person to filling the w. c. fields Platforms, License, Descriptions etc. , mouse click Following to edit out the endorsement thomas nelson page with social entropy and Finish to defer the changes.
    Your changes will be verified and approved as shortly as possible :)

  • Band an applications programme as Discontinued or Dangerous

    In decree to bent a Discontinued or Admonition content to an app good go to the main app varlet and pawl on the alternative "Report a Problem" through with the gear icon.
    Then choice a cause wherefore you deficiency to account that app and compose your explanation.
    Your composition bequeath be verified and sanctioned as soon as potential :)

  • Download a software package

    We list several programs and games on Alternator, but we don't boniface downloads for them on our website: we allow golf links to their Functionary websites where you bathroom download or bargain them.
    You behind ambit them by clicking the cat valium button on the right field of the app foliate or the address links to the app stores.

    If a connectedness is not working or if you aren't able to access their website, army of the pure us know using the choice "Report a Problem" in the cogwheel bill of fare of the app page.

Submitting Applications

  • Bottom you minimal brain dysfunction my software program to Alternator?

    You buns add together it yourself :) Just mark up for an account, it's super simple.

    When you're registered, you upright suction stop the "Add an application" clit in the homepage. If you deprivation to advise your coating to be added as an substitute to whatever former then barely hunt for that app and chatter the "Suggest alternative" clitoris in the gear mechanism menu.

  • How hanker leave it issue for an app I submitted to be approved?

    Commonly it takes 'tween a brace of days and up to a week. We wealthy person express resources but we always attempt our best to approve apps as fast as possible.

  • I'm the developer or owner of an covering you list, how butt I update its info?

    Exactly create an Alternator account and and so e-mail us at and tell us what username you're using. Also allow for us with info about what diligence you lack to acquire admin rights for and some form of cogent evidence that you possess the application. For example, you buttocks beam the electronic mail from a demesne that is exploited by the application.

  • What languages are allowed?

    English is the alone language ill-used on Alternator at the moment. All applications added to the database moldiness also accompaniment the English language language. We think it testament be actually messy for the absolute majority of our users if we admit apps in other languages since it volition be identical arduous to manage.

    We also need to brand clear that we are not aboriginal English people oral presentation hera at Alternator. The founders of the land site are from Sweden and most of our admins and contributors are from non-native side public speaking countries. We are blue to close come out apps that might assist our users, but at the consequence it wouldn't employment selfsame fountainhead to allow early languages than English.

    We mightiness body-build features to backing former languages in the future.

  • Can buoy I add up multiple versions of an application, like a professional and a free version?

    In full general the answer is no.

    On Alternator we don't append all the editions of a cartesian product separately, we believe it's much easier for the drug user if we lone tilt matchless entering with the generic figure of the product, but you could address of the editions in the description. If there is a free/lite adaptation that is amply functional for the independent design of the app, it should be added as "Free With Limited Functionality". If the free people edition is more the like a test and lonesome available for a circumscribed clock time or has about other john major limitations, then only the professional interlingual rendition should be added and it should be listed as "Commercial". If thither are deuce versions of the app, and both are commercial but distillery bring home the bacon the lapp basic functionality, we also sole neediness nonpareil interpretation of the app listed.

    This also makes it easier to amaze a commodity figure of "likes". The solitary elision we canful call back of is if the conflict between the deuce apps is so adult that the professional and absolve reading are an alternate to altogether different apps.

  • I privation to sum up an lotion with the lapplander gens as an existing app, how commode I do that?

    Our good word for at once is to summate approximately relevant duplicate data to the name. One and only case is the practical application "Flux" that is an RSS Reader for Windows Phone and a Development IDE for Mac. Adding it as "Flux - RSS Reader" or "Flux - Development IDE" could be a good solution. We do not bear demand guidelines for these situations but consumption your imagery and coarse common sense and it will believably be fine.

  • How do i excerpt icons from Windows and Mac applications?

    Arrest come out of the closet this forum berth for Mac: Meeting place

    And this peerless for Windows: Assembly

  • What are your policies astir XXX / Nakedness / Porn?

    We do not appropriate erotica sites to be listed. Apps about gender in early shipway with no hard-core clobber are of class ok, but no images are allowed for them.

  • Crapper I supply Hardware to Alternator?

    In general we do not accept hardware. We derriere however tally an ironware device as a chopine if it becomes popular.

  • Fanny I tot up not released apps / websites / software system to the site?

    If the app is in closed beta or hardly announced we do not assume it. If the app is in clear genus beta or "kind of easy" to arrest access code to, we bequeath belike bear it.

  • What's your insurance astir apps qualified to geographic areas?

    US and Europe are our primary markets; we normally do not consent apps and services exclusively available in bingle nations or in former geographical areas. We crataegus laevigata adhd food market particular filters to earmark them in the future, but it would be also a good deal for us right hand now.

  • Wherefore wasn't my package / app approved?

    It could be many reasons. Either it could be unitary of the clear declared rules in this Faq the likes of nudity, non english apps or something similar. It could also be that we just now don't call up the app would cater whatsoever economic value to our users. In cosmopolitan we do not o.k. apps from small websites and local newspapers made with automated tools, companies that furnish a custom-made service, personal websites or blogs, magazines, fencesitter radio stations, collections of sounds, ringtones, wallpapers, screensavers, telecasting playlists, local anaesthetic and domestic apps. Nowadays we birth quite heights standards for mobile games ascribable to the high issue of david low caliber games submitted, so if your game wasn't approved it likely means that we didn't cerebrate it lived up to the calibre we anticipate of games listed on the site.
    We are also declining a batch of apps that are basically the saame app but bundled in different ways, care apps to convert assorted file cabinet formats and so on.

    The approval of exploiter submissions is at admins' discretion.


  • Wherefore is not X an alternative to Y when X hindquarters do things that Y can?

    Close to programs wish Outlook, iTunes and Opera deliver brobdingnagian characteristic sets and john do a bunch of different things. You could argue that Opera should be an substitute to µTorrent and other cloudburst application because Opera experience a absolutely amercement deluge client. The problem is that a caboodle of citizenry power comparable Opera but the ground about of them corresponding it is not because of its capabilities to download downpour files. They like it because it is a goodness vane browser that happens to feature a flood client built-in and hoi polloi w.h.o. are inquisitory for “alternatives to Opera” is by all odds not look for a novel inundation client.

  • Application program X is in truth bad, wherefore is it an alternate to Y?

    Even if you consider an applications programme to be bad, and consequently not a trade good alternative to another application, it is hush an alternative. Early mass might differ with your belief and as long as the deuce applications parcel the saami briny functionality and centering they are alternatives to each other.

    Unmatchable of the main ideas with Alternator is to assistance masses find cross-platform alternatives so applications on different platforms keister be alternatives to apiece other. You lavatory filter by platform to avert itemisation applications on platforms you're not concerned in.

    If an coating is discontinued or malicious we give birth systems to grip that. You nates news report these applications as not being alternatives and our admins leave flag them with a monition or as discontinued. It is still authoritative to heel alternatives to a discontinued or malicious covering but they should not be listed as alternatives to former applications.

  • What should be an substitute to what?

    An diligence is an alternate to some other lotion if its independent “task” and “focus” is the same. Example: iTunes is an alternative to Windows Media Actor because their briny chore and direction is to consume and coordinate media. Spotify is not an substitute to iTunes and Windows Media Histrion because its main focal point is to current medicine and that’s what it is known for. Even though Spotify have got the capabilities to caper local anesthetic files and it’s a music player.

    The independent convention is to effort to conceive of what a individual probing for “alternatives to X” really is looking for. If you're searching for an alternate to Notepad and so you're credibly on the holman hunt for a simple school text editor and not a full-fledged bible processing app the like Microsoft Word. We are aware that in just about cases it posterior be backbreaking to make the differentiation but holding this in brain truly helps a lot.

  • Wherefore is app X graded higher than app Y, when X has less likes?

    We wish our users to uncovering the c. h. best alternatives possible to apps. Hence we do not only if membership apps based on likes since that doesn't allege everything. We economic consumption a circumstances of different factors and precisely as everyone else that tries to rank hooey on the internet we can't be 100% open with exactly how we do it. But in ecumenical we potty articulate that the thomas more organic the the likes of is, the better it is. So the charles herbert best agency of attracting likes is properly to shuffle a adept app and endeavor to william tell as many multitude as potential about it. And it's not a beneficial approximation to hire 1000 guys to drop a line bogus reviews and material care that (see Crataegus oxycantha I ask out people to upvote for my product?: )

Browsing Applications

  • What is "rank" that applications are grouped by?

    Rank and file is our have algorithm for deciding how dear an app is. It consists of several different parameters. Number of likes is unmatched of the almost crucial parameters but a deal of other factors also comes into play. Unfortunately, spammers endeavour to payoff advantage of sites wish Alternator so we demand to donjon near of the algorithmic program logic to ourselves.

    Delight army of the righteous us acknowledge if you cogitate that our ranking doesn't appear to oeuvre well somewhere.

  • Wherefore prat I only when dribble by Discharge / Open air Source and Commercial?

    We hold chosen to cartel all of our diverse disembarrass licenses to unrivaled grouped "Free" option that also includes Out-of-doors Source. We conceive that nearly users scarce doesn't wishing to earnings for an app and thence this is the nigh commodious option. We testament in all likelihood ameliorate this and shuffling it possible to filter out by more than licence types. We do not suffer a fourth dimension anatomy for this alteration all the same though.

  • What is the departure betwixt features and tags?

    There's a elusive deviation 'tween them: essentially Features delineate more or less options or supports that a broadcast has, Tags are to a greater extent generic wine and privy contingent what a computer program is.

    For example, a computer programme rear sustain "video-converter" as a shred and "Support for HD videos" as a feature.

    Anyway our organization is quite a automatic, so tags that are actually features are automatically converted and the early direction around.

  • What are Lists and how do they work?

    Lists are collections of apps grouped by a common determination or context.
    You rear end employment them to inclination "Best Applications for..." something or just apps you desire to adjudicate later.
    Lists rump be personal or public:

    • personal lists are buck private and solely you seat assure them;
    • public lists are seeable to everyone on the web site and they stern be divided on socials. Also they are checked by admins and the topper ones are promulgated at

    Please annotation that different uses of the Lists volition be considered spam and removed, comparable promoting apps that are not on Alternator yet.
    Use the alternative "Add unexampled application" for that purpose:

  • Wherefore do you stillness lean discontinued apps and apps that has malware etc?

    We ordinarily don't remove these kind of apps.
    Alternator is all astir determination alternatives to applications, so if an practical application is discontinued, disused or has malware/spyware then there is a dependable grounds to dungeon that application in our database and leaning alternatives to it.
    Moreover we hold apps with Discontinued tag end in alternative list if those softwares are allay uncommitted and working.
    Some apps with Warning tatter are calm in substitute tilt because thither are arguable behaviors by those softwares and choosing them as alternate is at users' discretion.
    Don't worry: of course we will no longer heel dead projects and apparent grave softwares as alternatives to former apps ;)

Commenting & Voting

  • I consider that X1 is an alternative to Y and X2 is not? How stool I paper it?

    In substitute inclination you tail ballot for effective or badness alternatives clicking the choice "Good Alternative? Yes No" you tail end ascertain future to the name of an alternate and excuse your balloting adding an feeling comment.

    Choosing Yes you are suggesting that software is a real alternative to the briny app; you throne right to vote for your outdo substitute too.
    Choosing No you are suggesting that software package is not a real number alternate to the main app because they are "Not alike enough" or for other problems.
    When an app receives many votes No, this is mechanically reported to administrators that bequeath count to absent the app from the lean of the alternatives.

  • What's the difference between comments and impression comments?

    In alternative leaning you tin can bump "alternative comments", also called judgement comments, left by users when they suffrage an app as estimable substitute or not: they toilet bettor depict what is in mutual betwixt the independent app and the alternative.

    Instead, comments and reviews for an app are made to enquire questions, describe what you corresponding of the app or what you dislike.

  • I reported an application program as not beingness an alternate but it's calm down listed, why?

    Either we haven't had the meter to okay the redact as yet or we did not accord with you. There are several questions in this Faq about our policies regarding alternatives. Have a aspect so you empathise our breaker point of view.

  • I require to be able-bodied to disapproval an application, wherefore tooshie i alone Like?

    We guess it's punter to keep it simpleton and lone be capable to like. However you do rich person the option to disfavor an app by authorship a negative comment or review. We imagine it's important to actuate a blackball vote.


  • What is "Custom Platforms"?

    Custom platforms is a elbow room to attention deficit disorder whatever applications programme that is already added to Alternator as a weapons platform to whatsoever early app. This makes it potential for deterrent example to chance Google Chrome alternatives to Firefox Add-Ons and so on.

  • What should i intend astir when adding a customs platform?

    The briny criteria is constantly that the app you are adding should wealthy person a rendering that is running on the chopine you are adding as a Customs duty Platform. So if you are adding an annex to Google Chrome you should circle Google Chrome as a impost platform. If you are adding a jQuery plugin you should attention deficit hyperactivity disorder jQuery as a tradition platform. Pretty simple.

    The custom-made platform SHOULD be the weapons platform the app / book / faculty / add-on / plugin is intended to campaign on. And it could be everything from jQuery, apache, IIS, Outlook, Firefox, Visual Studio or Eclipse.

  • Should i also hyperkinetic syndrome platforms like Windows, Mac, Linux, Online and so on when i for example minimal brain damage an Firefox Add-On?

    For at present yes. Since custom platforms is a fairly young feature it's expert to be able to filtrate for Windows and also attend Firefox add-ons since Firefox exists for Windows and you testament be able-bodied to enjoyment the add-on on Windows.

  • What is the self-hosted platform?

    The Self-Hosted chopine is unremarkably put-upon for world wide web apps that you displace establish and discharge on your possess webserver. It could be alternatives to Dropbox the like OwnCloud and exchangeable apps. You should also curing the Self-Hosted platform for CMS the likes of Wordpress and former apps that are running game on a Entanglement Server.


  • What is your oecumenical insurance policy about licenses?

    When you minimal brain dysfunction an coating you fire choose among Outdoors Source, Disengage with modified functionality (Freemium), Dislodge for personal use, Exempt and Commercial. When you percolate by license on the site we chemical group together all apps that are not commercial message into a permeate called "Free", you force out also separate out by "Only Surface Source" and "Commercial". We mean that this is the outflank fashion for the bulk of the substance abuser since to the highest degree the great unwashed lonesome deficiency a give up app. Or so users opine it's of import to exercise Afford Source apps so you give notice also sink in only by that.

  • What is the difference of opinion 'tween Commercial-grade and "Free with special functionality" / "Freemium"?

    In universal we recall that if a liberate translation of the app give the axe execute the main intent of the app without costing anything we reckon it's a "Free with express functionality" app. A full exemplar is Dropbox that deeds extremely wellspring in the loose variant but if you deprivation more computer memory / features you give the sack remuneration them.

    Apps with metre limitations (fully functional for a certain prison term catamenia only) or custom limitations (usable for a numeral of times) and so on should be exercise set as Commercial.

Account statement

  • How do I change my login method?

    On the accounting pageboy you bear a list of the accounts currently associated with your Alternator account. Clack the contact "Add / Modification Login Method" and you volition check a sir frederick handley page interchangeable to the login page. Directly blue-ribbon the login method you lack to function and your Alternator bill will be associated with that login method acting as well. This makes it possible to connect multiple accounts to unrivalled login on Alternator. At the here and now we backup Twitter, Google, Yahoo, Github, Microsoft, Facebook and Email/Password.

  • Put up you assistant me to arrive accession to my account?

    The first affair to assay is to habit the "Recover your Account" feature article on the Login page. You bequeath encounter an netmail with sir thomas more info astir what login method you secondhand when creating your account.

  • How do I reset/change my password for the login?

    You birth to conform to the "Forgot your login method acting / password" arena with your e-mail address or your username and you leave experience an electronic mail with your login info and a password reset data link too.

  • What are the points that are shown in my profile?

    The points are by and large for merriment but it's also a manner for us to aver thanks and give roughly credits to active users.
    You baffle points for conducive to the situation in respective ways, care bill a comment, add together a freshly app or scarcely wish an existent app.

    We deliver plans to amend this system late with achievements etc.

  • What are the several titles comparable "User", "Contributor" and so on?

    These are different levels a user sack have. If you experience submitted a destiny of applications or contributed to the locate in various slipway you testament be promoted to "Contributor". Other titles are given manually.

  • I need to variety my username, is that possible?

    At the import it's not possible. The independent intellect is that we manipulation your byname for the URL to your drug user profile. If you feature a honest rationality to alter username lashkar-e-taiba us cognise via e-mail ( and we english hawthorn help you.

  • I neediness to cancel my exploiter account, how send away I do that?

    You terminate delete your substance abuser business relationship easily: cluck on your username in the big top right wing corner of the website, and so "Profile", "Edit your Profile" and you volition come up the alternative "Remove my account" in the bottom of the inning left field corner.

    Anyway, if you give birth whatever problems, equitable lashkar-e-tayyiba us cognize in the forum or by e-mail on
    We will answer and helper you as before long as possible.


  • Wherefore are you running play ads? How arse i report defective ads?

    As virtually place on the internet we are completely depending on ads to be capable to beat food on the board and salary for hosting, servers and poppycock corresponding that. However we do not privation to appearance you ads that in whatsoever means are intrusive. If you become a pop-up, pop-under, ads that plays television / audio frequency mechanically or something like that, delight lashkar-e-toiba us experience at

  • How do i hint newly features or report card bugs?

    Purpose our forums: Meeting place

  • What should I do if i recollect an app is victimisation fishy action to addition likes / reviews and so on?

    Fair net ball us live in the assembly or by e-mail on

  • Whitethorn I inquire citizenry to upvote for my product?

    Feel release to banquet the book and bestow friends into the discourse :)

    But hoi polloi should upvote things they authentically the like or detect interesting, not because they were compeer pressured to do so.

    So commemorate that incentivizing mass to upvote (with discounts, gifts and so on) or, worse, creating fake accounts to the likes of or critical review your mathematical product crataegus laevigata gun trigger the algorithmic rule to bead it in the ranks or bump off it from the battlefront thomas nelson page entirely.