Some questions just don’t fit on Web Applications Stack Exchange. Many of these happen to fall under what we call recommendations and/or comparisons. The questions are similar at their core. “I like using X, are there other web apps like it?” or “What’s a good web app to help chart how many hours I’ve drained into my favourite TV shows?”
Often they’ll be shuttered, closed under one of the following reasons:
- Off topic – application recommendation
- Too broad
- Primarily opinion-based
Don’t fret though. The Internet is a wide and roaming palace of many other websites. Of which some are perfect for the kinds of questions that just don’t fit the format and/or scope outlined in our brand of Q&A.
If you want to see a list of web apps that are similar in function and/or features, AlternativeTo will serve your needs. If it’s a bare-knuckled ladder seeing which web app is better than another, voted and edited on by other users, try your eyes at Slant.
Yes, you can always edit and rephrase your question so that it’s finite and laser sharp, asking instead for a solution from within an app you’re already using instead of what you might be. But don’t dismiss sites such as the two mentioned here. Horses for courses, of course, of course.
And once you’ve chosen and played around with a web app from your travels, we’ll be here, ready to answer the questions you may have tinkering it to your likes and needs.
Because that’s the type of questions we do well. And that’s the type of answer that lives in the castle of Web Applications Stack Exchange.
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