Help Section

Welcome to the help page of alternative.me! We try to give you an answer to the most important questions that always come up.

Introduction

Howdy! If you're completely new to this page, feel free to read our story in the about part of this page. If you're already registered and have a few questions, the F.A.Q. part below will be helpful. And should there be any other concern, feel free to reach out to us, you'll find the contact details in the support section on the bottom of this page.

F.A.Q.

How can I add or edit a software item on alternative.me?

You can sign up for an account here and gain the rights to add as well as edit all items on this page. But keep in mind that every change will be reviewed, so please save our both time and don't try to advertise or spam anything. Think of it as a page like Wikipedia, just for software - We want to be clear, objective and unprejudiced in all our writings.

How long does the review process take?

After submitting or editing an item, it usually takes 3-4 days to get either approved or rejected. The better your submissions are, the easier and faster the process of approval will be. So keep in mind to only submit unique, well-written and helpful content that we all are happy with.

Can I resubmit an item after being rejected?

Most of the time, we will give you a reason why a submission was not accepted. Feel free to improve upon the issue and resubmit the item. We will then review it again.

About

Who We Are

Our team consists of two guys: Victor Tobies and Gregor Krambs. We both studied naval architecture in Hamburg, Germany and love coding. Because it is the best city in the world, we decided to stay in Hamburg. In our study, we came across a huge amount of software and tools for all kinds of applications. Being on a tight budget, we often needed a freeware alternative for expensive paid applications without loosing too much functionality. In the beginning, this process was always a nuisance but after a while, we found it easier than we thought. As you might guess already, this was the cornerstone of the creation and the success of alternative.me.

What We Do

We built this platform all by ourselves, running Perl code in a tiny Dancer2 framework, deployed with Gazelle and behind a nginx reverse proxy.

But that's not everything we do. Nowadays, a significant part of our work is the management of our registered users and their submissions, upholding this platform's high quality. We are very proud of our growing, fellow community and will never forget how important each and everyone is with their valuable contributions.

Support

If you have any questions, concerns or issues about this website or a specific page, feel free to shoot us an email at support@alternative.me.