Commander One: a Finder Replacement for macOS

Commander One: a Finder Replacement for macOS

If you are frustrated by Finder’s limitations, Commander One can provide more functionality than Finder, catering to the needs of specific classes of users.

By Alexander Fox -
6 of the Best Alternatives to Microsoft PowerPoint

6 of the Best Alternatives to Microsoft PowerPoint

Microsoft PowerPoint is great, and it is expensive, too. Here are some of the best PowerPoint alternatives that are cheaper and are as good as, or even better than, PowerPoint.

By Nicholas Godwin -
Turtl: A Secure Open-Source Evernote Alternative for Linux

Turtl: A Secure Open-Source Evernote Alternative for Linux

Do you know that your data in Evernote is unencrypted by default? If you’re on Linux, and are looking for a secure, encrypted alternative to Evernote, Turtl is one such open source app you should check out.

By Himanshu Arora -
Is Chromium a Suitable Alternative to Chrome?

Is Chromium a Suitable Alternative to Chrome?

Both Chrome & Chromium are offered on Linux. Both have their pros & cons. Find out if Chromium is a good alternative to Chrome & if it’s a better browser.

By Derrik Diener -
Is Zorin OS a Good Alternative to Windows XP?

Is Zorin OS a Good Alternative to Windows XP?

Microsoft wants you to spend more money to upgrade your Windows XP. If you are looking for a free alternative to Windows XP, Zorin OS could be the one for you.

By Gary Sims -
Three Alternative Web Browsers for Linux

Three Alternative Web Browsers for Linux

Most Linux users will be familiar with Google’s Chrome web browser and Mozilla’s Firefox, but there are alternative web browsers that are equally good. Let’s check out Opera, Elinks and Midori.

By Gary Sims -
Skrill, a Trustworthy PayPal Alternative

Skrill, a Trustworthy PayPal Alternative

Paypal may be the biggest online payment platform, it is definitely not the best. Skrill is a good Paypal alternative that is available in 200 countries.

By Diogo Costa -
Evolus Pencil: A Great Microsoft Visio Alternative For Linux

Evolus Pencil: A Great Microsoft Visio Alternative For Linux

When it comes to producing GUI prototypes, flowcharts, and other business diagrams, Microsoft’s Visio is often the go-to tool on the Windows platform. For Linux, Evolus Pencil is one of the best for creating quality images quickly and easily.

By Aaron Peters -
Six Great Alternatives to Feedburner

Six Great Alternatives to Feedburner

With Google Reader on its way out, it could be worth your while to consider transitioning to one of the free alternatives to Feedburner featured here.

By Bertel King, Jr. -
EaseUS FileManager: An Alternative to Windows Explorer With The Modern UI

EaseUS FileManager: An Alternative to Windows Explorer With The Modern UI

While Windows 8 saw a complete makeover in the form of the Modern UI setup, Windows Explorer and several other apps are still utilizing the same old UI. That is where the EaseUS FileManager comes in handy. It gives Windows 8 users a modern UI feel to Windows Explorer.

By Melissa Popp -
Linux Alternatives to Popular Windows Apps [Part 2]

Linux Alternatives to Popular Windows Apps [Part 2]

In part 1 of this series, I provided a list of open source alternatives useful for home office use, such as office suites and finance managers. As for part 2, what follows is just a taste of the many Linux applications available for editing, viewing, and streaming multimedia.

By Bertel King, Jr. -
5 Alternatives to Google Analytics

5 Alternatives to Google Analytics

For those who are using Google Analytics to track your website visitors, if you are looking for alternative tools so you can complement or step away from Google Analytics, here are five great Google Analytics alternatives that you may want to consider using.

By Charnita Fance -
Linux Alternatives to Popular Windows Apps [Part 1]

Linux Alternatives to Popular Windows Apps [Part 1]

If the availability of Windows apps is what stop you from switching to Linux, here is a large list of open source Linux alternatives apps that could make your transition to Linux easier than you thought possible.

By Bertel King, Jr. -
Quickly Find an Alternative to Your Favorite Website

Quickly Find an Alternative to Your Favorite Website

Sometimes, you just want to find an alternative website for one of your favorites. Perhaps you want to get a different viewpoint or perspective, or your favorite website may have gone down and isn’t currently working. You can always search via Google, but an easier method is to websiteslike to find website alternatives.

By Laura Tucker -
5 Ways to Give Up iTunes [Mac]

5 Ways to Give Up iTunes [Mac]

iTunes may be the default music player in Mac, but it may not be the best. Here are 5 great alternatives that you can use to replace iTunes in Mac.

By Emmanuel Banks -
Songza Is A Better Alternative to Pandora, With Pre-made Playlist Support

Songza Is A Better Alternative to Pandora, With Pre-made Playlist Support

Suppose there was a music app that catered to your individual likes and moods. Sure, Pandora caters to your likes, allowing you to build stations around songs and/or artists you like, but what if you could narrow that scope down even more? The Songza app for iOS allows for just that. It allows you to […]

By Laura Tucker -
Using Marlin File Manager As Nautilus Alternative [Linux]

Using Marlin File Manager As Nautilus Alternative [Linux]

Regardless which OS you are using, the file manager is one of the most important app that you have to use everyday. Without a file manager, you won’t be able to find and open files, or even move them to another location. In Linux, there are plenty of file manager applications that you can use. […]

By Damien -
5 Worthy Siri Alternatives For Android Smartphones

5 Worthy Siri Alternatives For Android Smartphones

If you are the owner of an Android device, you might know about Siri – voice recognition software exclusively available for iPhone 4S that allows you to control many smartphone functions. If you want to buy an iPhone just because of Siri, you might want to read on ahead as there are some good alternatives […]

By Hammad -
iDraw – A Cheaper Alternative to Adobe Illustrator [Mac]

iDraw – A Cheaper Alternative to Adobe Illustrator [Mac]

Casual digital artists now have a cheaper app than Adobe Illustrator. I worked in the graphic design/printing business for twenty years, and the software that could do it all was Adobe Illustrator. The only downside to it is that it comes with a huge price tag. At just under $600, it’s definitely out of the […]

By Laura Tucker -
Winyl Is The Ideal Music Player Alternative

Winyl Is The Ideal Music Player Alternative

There are a lot of options out there for music players. We have talked about a few music players for your computer and music players for your mobile devices. Winyl is a great replacement for a desktop music player. What you get with Winyl is a very lightweight player that lets you easily manage your […]

By Trevor Dobrygoski -
DexOS – The Tiny Toy OS That Runs Like a Game Console

DexOS – The Tiny Toy OS That Runs Like a Game Console

Most of the time at MTE, we focus on tutorials, reviews, and other practical applications of modern technology. Occasionally, however, some neat new toy pops up that we’ve just got to share. Such is DexOS, and if you’ve got an affinity for custom operating systems or new ways of computing, you might enjoy tinkering with […]

By Joshua Price -
I Have Installed Ubuntu…What’s Next?

I Have Installed Ubuntu…What’s Next?

Does this sound familiar to you? You have taken the plunge and install Ubuntu on your computer. The next moment, you have no idea what to do next and where to head. Now, before any doubt creeps in and you are wondering if you have make the right choice leaving the comfort zone (Windows or […]

By Damien -
Ubuntu Remixes: 4 Of The Best Alternatives to Ubuntu

Ubuntu Remixes: 4 Of The Best Alternatives to Ubuntu

Our recent article entitled Ubuntu As Intended drew in a fair amount of discussion about the base software and configuration in the default Ubuntu install. Some readers pointed out a few alternatives that aim to take the standard Ubuntu desktop and give it more polish than the original. Some of these projects just include a […]

By Joshua Price -
4 Great Alternatives to Gnome Panel Menu Bar

4 Great Alternatives to Gnome Panel Menu Bar

One good thing about Linux system is that you can change almost every single aspect of the system. Dislike the dull wallpaper? Change it. Not happy with the default splash screen? Change it. Getting bored of the default panel menu (the place where you access Applications, Places and System)? You can change it as well. […]

By Damien -