Software Alternatives & Reviews

Free for dev - list of software (SaaS, PaaS, IaaS, etc.)

Recommended and mentioned products

  1. Chat for distributed teams. Zulip combines the immediacy of real-time chat with an email threading model. With Zulip, you can catch up on important conversations while ignoring irrelevant ones.

    Zulip — Real-time chat with unique email-like threading model. Free plan includes 10,000 messages of search history and File storage up to 5 GB. Also it provides self-hostable open-source version.
  2. Project management for developers.

    Zube — Project management with free plan for 4 Projects & 4 users. GitHub integration available.
  3. Zoom unifies cloud video conferencing, simple online meetings, group messaging, and a software-based conference room solution.

    freemium $14.99 / Monthly (Pro - Great for Small Teams)

    Zoom.us — Secure Video and Web conferencing, add-ons available. Free limited to 40 minutes.
  4. Online portals for group collaboration and knowledge sharing.

    Wiki — Free for 3 users with 50 MB storage, unlimited pages, zip backups, RSS & Atom feed, access controls & customisable CSS.
  5. Online password manager for teams

    freemium $1.0 / Monthly (/user/month)

  6. Smarter recurring billing and subscription management software

    freemium $49.0 / Monthly (500 Customers, 3 Users, 3 Automated Workflows/Module.)

    Subscriptions — Recurring Billing management free for 20 customers/subscriptions & 1 user with all the payment hosting done by Zoho themselves. Last 40 subscription metrics are stored.
  7. Stay ready to embrace change

    freemium $14.0 / Monthly (Starts at $14, 12 users )

    Sprints Free for 5 users,5 Projects & 500MB storage.
  8. A web and mobile app focused on making better presenters out of speakers.

    Showtime — Yet another Meeting software for training for a remote session upto 5 attendees.
  9. Turn every Project into a Success Story with Zoho Projects

    freemium $5.0 / Monthly

    Projects — Free for 3 users, 2 projects & 10 MB attachment limit. Same plan applies to Bugtracker.
  10. The most beautiful note-taking app across devices.

    free

  11. Free video conferencing, online meeting, desktop sharing solution from Zoho.

    freemium $8.0 / Monthly

    Meeting — Meetings with upto 3 meeting participants & 10 Webinar attendees.
  12. Zoho Mail is a webmail service built with the needs of a modern business in mind.

    freemium $1.0 / Monthly (per user)

    Email Free for 5 users. 5GB/user & 25 MB attachment limit, 1 domain.
  13. Build and share online forms, collect useful data, and complete your workflows on the go.

  14. Zoho Docs is an online document management software that lets you manage and store all your files on the cloud. Share, collaborate and access all your files on multiple devices.

    Docs — Free for 5 users with 1 GB upload limit & 5GB storage. Zoho Office Suite (Writer,Sheets & Show) comes bundled with it.
  15. Industry's first context-aware Helpdesk Software

    freemium $12.0 / Annually ($12 USD/monthly on Annual Subscription.)

    Desk — Customer Support management with 3 agents and private knowledge base, email tickets. Integrates with Assist for 1 remote technician & 5 unattended computers.
  16. Zoho Connect is a team collaboration software that helps teams ideate, discuss, and work together, from any place, on any device.

    freemium

    Connect — Team Collaboration free for 25 users with 3 groups, 3 custom apps, 3 Boards, 3 Manuals, 10 Integrations along with channels,events & forums.
  17. Team chat that's built for work

    freemium $0.9 / Annually (For 500+ users (/user /month billed annually))

    Cliq — Team chat software with 100 GB storage, unlimited users, 100 users per channel & SSO.
  18. Zoho Checkout lets you accept one-time and recurring payments online using customizable checkout pages. Try for FREE!

    Checkout — Product Billing management with 3 pages & up to 50 payments.
  19. Smart email marketing software that helps you reach your target audiences, engage in a personalized way, and grow your brand presence.

    freemium $25.0 / Monthly (up to 2500 contacts, unlimited emails)

  20. Log, track and fix bugs faster. Deliver amazing products on time.

    freemium $3.0 / Monthly

    Projects — Free for 3 users, 2 projects & 10 MB attachment limit. Same plan applies to Bugtracker.
  21. Online scheduler for offering the best consultations

    freemium $6.0 / Monthly (per user per month when billed annually. )

  22. Zoho Assist is a remote support and remote access software crafted for SMBs. Try it free today to know how it matches your exact support requirements.

    freemium $10.0 / Monthly

    Desk — Customer Support management with 3 agents and private knowledge base, email tickets. Integrates with Assist for 1 remote technician & 5 unattended computers.
  23. Zoho Analytics is a self-service BI, reporting and analytics software which helps you create dashboards and analyze data. Sign up free.

    freemium $30.0 / Monthly (2 Users, 0.5 Million Rows)

  24. Collaboration app for UI designers & frontend developers

    Zeplin — Designer and developer collaboration platform. Show designs, assets and styleguides. Free for 1 project.
  25. Zepel is a project management tool software teams use to plan features, track progress across teams, and ship quality software every time. Sign up for free!

    freemium $7.0 / Monthly (From 6th member)

    Zepel.io - The project management tool that lets you plan features, collaborate across disciplines, and build software together. Free up to 5 members. No feature restrictions.
  26. Zenkit is the home you always wanted for your ideas, your projects, your business.

    Zenkit.com — Project management and collaboration tool. Free for up to 5 members, 5 GB attachments.
  27. Connect the apps you use everyday to automate your work and be more productive. 1,500+ apps and easy integrations - get started in minutes.

    Zapier.com — Connect the apps you use, to automate tasks. 5 zaps, every 15 minutes and 100 tasks/month.
  28. Build an API on top of any website

    Wrapapi.com — Turn any website into a parameterized API. 30k API calls per month.
  29. Easily create text or voice based bots that humans can chat with on their preferred messaging...

  30. Host, manage, and track your videos with the best video marketing tools in the (known) universe.

    Wistia.com — Video hosting with viewer analytics, HD video delivery and marketing tools to help understand your visitors, 25 videos and Wistia branded player.
  31. Your all-in-one workspace for collaborative product development. Agile PLM tools for distributed teams. i.e. compare PLM tools, compare BOM tool, compare product development tools

    freemium

    Wikifactory — Product designing Service with Projects, VCS & Issues. Free plan offers unlimited projects & collaborators and 3GB storage.
  32. The visual workspace for teams.

    Whimsical.com - Collaborative flowcharts, wireframes, sticky notes and mind maps. Create up to 4 free boards.
  33. Collaborate from anywhere - video meetings with no downloads

    Whereby.com — One click video conversations, for free (formerly known as appear.in).
  34. Instantly generate a free, unique URL and email address to test, inspect, and automate (with a visual workflow editor and scripts) incoming HTTP requests and emails.

    freemium $14.0 / Monthly

    Webhook.site - Verify webhooks, outbound HTTP requests, or emails with a custom URL. Temporary URL and email address is always free.
  35. Forward & transform webhooks with serverless functions to localhost and expose servers behind firewalls and NATs without public IP/domain.

    freemium $4.5 / Monthly

    Webhookrelay.com — Manage, debug, fan-out and proxy all your webhooks to public or internal (ie: localhost) destinations. Also, expose servers running in a private network over a tunnel by getting a public HTTP endpoint (https://yoursubdomain.webrelay.io http://localhost:8080).
  36. Build dynamic, responsive websites in your browser. Launch with a click. Or export your squeaky-clean code to host wherever you'd like. Discover the professional website builder made for designers.

    Webflow - WYSIWYG web site builder with animations and website hosting. Free for 2 projects.
  37. Contact forms for static websites without PHP or Backend server

    Web3Forms - Contact forms for Static & JAMStack Websites without writing backend code. Free plan allows Unlimited Forms, Unlimited Domains & 250 Submissions per month.
  38. Analytics for programmers using open-source text editor plugins.

    Wakatime.com — Quantified self-metrics about your coding activity, using text editor plugins, limited plan for free.
  39. Try our free, fully-featured, and extensible IDE for creating modern developer apps for Windows, Android, & iOS. Download Community for free today!

    Visual Studio Community — Fully-featured IDE with thousands of extensions, cross-platform app development (Microsoft extensions available for download for iOS and Android), desktop, web and cloud development, multi-language support (C#, C++, JavaScript, Python, PHP and more).
  40. Versoly is a SaaS landing page builder that has built-in tools to help convert at much higher rate than other builders.

    Versoly — SaaS focussed website builder - unlimited websites, 70+ blocks, 5 templates, custom CSS, favicon, SEO and forms. No custom domain.
  41. Phone number validation & carrier lookup

    freemium $10.0 / Monthly (10 000 requests)

    Veriphone.io — Global phone number verification in a free, fast, reliable JSON API. 1000 requests/month.
  42. Clean up email-address lists of any size or use our powerful API for real-time verification.

    Verimail.io — Bulk and API email verification service. 100 free verifications/month.
  43. Make computers as easy and accessible as "mobile" computing.

    Vercel — Build, deploy, and host web apps with free SSL, global CDN, and unique Preview URLs each time you git push. Perfect for Next.js and other Static Site Generators.
  44. Free vector graphics editor. A simple yet powerful web and desktop cross-platform tool for everyone.

  45. Free VAT Validation & EU VAT Rates API

    Vatlayer.com — Instant VAT number validation and EU VAT rates API, free 100 API requests/month.
  46. More than slack. More than Trello. FREE.

    freemium

    Vabotu - A collaborative tool for project management. Free and other plans are available. The Freelance plan is for 10 users, include messaging, task-boards, 5GB online storage, workspaces, export data.
  47. Vaadin is a web application framework for Rich Internet Applications (RIA).

    Vaadin — Build scalable UIs in Java or TypeScript, and use the integrated tooling, components and design system to iterate faster, design better and simplify the development process. Unlimited Projects with 5 years free maintenance.
  48. A lightweight comments widget built on GitHub issues.

    Utterances - A lightweight comments widget built on GitHub issues. Use GitHub issues for blog comments, wiki pages and more!
  49. Plan and build products with context, clarity and laser-sharp focus.

    freemium

    Userforge.com - Interconnected online personas, user stories and context mapping. Helps keep design and dev in sync, free for up to 3 personas and 2 collaborators.
  50. UsabilityHub is a platform for running quick and simple usability tests and design surveys.

    Usabilityhub.com — Test designs and mockups on real people, track visitors. Free for one user, unlimited tests.
  51. Website & Server Monitoring with customizable Status Pages.

    freemium

  52. Web, SSL, ports & Cron-jobs monitoring

  53. Updrafts.app is an online editor to design using drag and drop and the Tailwind CSS framework.

    Updrafts.app - WYSIWYG web site builder for tailwindcss based designs. Free for non-commercial usage.
  54. Unsplash is a website with high-quality free HD images. It has a catalog of more than three hundred thousand striking images that are neatly organized with tags. Read more about Unsplash.

    Unsplash.com - Free stock photos for commercial and noncommercial purposes (do-whatever-you-want license).
  55. Modern landing page builder for startups

    freemium $8.0 / Monthly (custom domain)

    Unicorn Platform - Effortless landing page builder with hosting. 1 website for free.
  56. Open-source illustrations for every project you can imagine and create.

    UnDraw - A constantly updated collection of beautiful svg images that you can use completely free and without attribution.
  57. Enable developers to build encryption into apps in minutes

    Ubiq Security — Encrypt and decrypt data with 3 lines of code and automatic key management. Free for 1 application and up to 1,000,000 encryptions per month.
  58. Your reliable and friendly crowdsourced testing partner

    Ubertesters.com — Test platform, integration and crowdtesters, 2 projects, 5 members.
  59. Tyk is an open-source API gateway and API management platform.

    Tyk.io — API management with authentication, quotas, monitoring and analytics. Free cloud offering.
  60. Fast web pages for everybody

  61. Check fewer notifications, do more meaningful work. Twist is the team communication app for calmer, more organized, and more productive teamwork.

    Twist.com — An asynchronous-friendly team communication app where conversations stay organized and on-topic. Free and Unlimited plans available. Discounts provided for eligible teams.
  62. A concise and simple weekly to do list calendar app to organize your tasks online. A lightweight weekly planner to maintain your focus and boost productivity week over week.

    freemium $2.83 / Monthly

    Tweek — Simple Weekly To-Do Calendar & Task Management.
  63. A Preview environment for every branch empowers teams with end-to-end visibility throughout the development process. Visible work-in-progress, faster delivery of features, and higher-quality releases.

    freemium $29.0 / Monthly (For small teams who build smaller web properties.)

    Tugboat - Preview every pull request, automated and on-demand. Free for all, complimentary Nano tier for non-profits.
  64. Infinitely flexible. Incredibly easy to use. Great mobile apps. It's free. Trello keeps track of everything, from the big picture to the minute details.

    freemium $12.5 / Monthly (Per user - Business Class)

    Trello.com — Board-based project management. Unlimited Personal Boards, 10 Team Boards.
  65. Versatile file uploading and processing service for developers

    Transloadit.com — Handles file uploads and encoding of video, audio, images, documents. Free for Open source, charities, and students via the GitHub Student Developer Pack. Commercial applications get 2 GB free for test driving.
  66. Toran acts as a proxy for Packagist, GitHub and other repositories.

    Toranproxy.com — Proxy for Packagist and GitHub. Never fail CD. Free for personal use, 1 developer, no support.
  67. Todoist is a to-do list that helps you get organized, at work and in life.

    Todoist.com — Collaborative and individual task management. Free, Premium and Team plans are available. Discounts provided for eligible users.
  68. Make your website faster and save bandwidth. TinyPNG optimizes your PNG images by 50-80% while preserving full transparency!

    Tinypng.com — API to compress and resize PNG and JPEG images, offers 500 compressions for free each month.
  69. Start writing your own newsletter instantly.

    Tinyletter.com — 5,000 subscribers/month free.
  70. Tilda is a platform to produce landing pages, blogs, webpages through its responsive page builder.

    Tilda.cc — One site, 50 pages, 50 MB storage, only the main pre-defined blocks among 170+ available, no fonts, no favicon and no custom domain.
  71. ThreatConnect’s intelligence-driven security operations is the only solution with intelligence, automation, analytics, and workflows in one platform.

    Threatconnect.com — Threat intelligence: It is designed for individual researchers, analysts and organizations who are starting to learn about cyber threat intelligence. Free up to 3 Users.
  72. QA tool for automating end-to-end email tests. Get unlimited private email addresses and inboxes for testing new user signups, transactional emails and drip campaigns, deliverability and spam scores, etc.

    freemium

    Testmail.app - Automate end-to-end email tests with unlimited mailboxes and a GraphQL API. 100 emails/month free forever, unlimited free for open source.
  73. Testlio is a community of expert testers that help companies release their apps with highest confidence

    Testlio.com — Issue tracking, test management and beta testing platform. Free for private use.
  74. Automated and Manual Browser and Device testing.

    freemium $20.0 / Monthly (Unlimited Live Testing)

  75. A diagramming tool for software architecture

    freemium $4.99 / Monthly

    Terrastruct.com — Online diagram maker specifically for software architecture. Free tier up to 4 layers per diagram.
  76. Temp mail inbox. Protect your privacy with temp e-mail address. Temporary mail works like any other any other email, but it is short-living – from a few minutes up to few days.

    Tempmailo - Unlimited free temp email addresses. Autoexpire in two days.
  77. Lightning-speed access to all your important links, from any device and Slack

    Tefter - Bookmarking app with a powerful Slack integration. Free for open-source teams.
  78. The Project Management App for Professionals. The most powerful and simple way to collaborate with your team.

    Teamwork.com — Project management & Team Chat. Free for 5 users and 2 projects. Premium plans available.
  79. Collaborative Project Planning App

    Taskulu.com — Role based project management. Free up to 5 users. Integration with GitHub/Trello/Dropbox/Google Drive.
  80. The modern Jira alternative for teams, free & now w/ Gitlab.

    freemium $8.0 / Monthly ((Premium Annual Plan))

    Tara AI — Simple sprint management service. Free plan has unlimited tasks, sprints and workspaces, with no user limits.
  81. Tamber is a recommendation engine for developers that build fast, head-scratchingly accurate hosted recommendation engines in minutes.

    Tamber — Put deep-learning powered recommendations in your app. Free 5k monthly active users.
  82. &yet is a community of possibility for compassionate people who believe the world can be better and are determined to make it so.

    Talky.io — Free group video chat. Anonymous. Peer‑to‑peer. No plugins, signup, or payment required.
  83. An Agile, Open Source, Free Project Management System

    Taiga.io — Project management platform for startups and agile developers, free for Open Source.
  84. Tadum helps teams get organized and stay accountable. It starts with better meetings driven by our online shared agenda.

    paid Free Trial $9.0 / Monthly (Per User)

    Tadum - Meeting agenda and minutes app designed for recurring meetings, free for teams up to 10.
  85. Static website hosting for front-end developers.

    Surge.sh — Static web publishing for Front-End developers. Unlimited sites with custom domain support.
  86. Real-time feed API - RSS and Atom over PubSubHubbub and XMPP. Superfeedr pushes RSS feeds in real-time for both publishers and subscribers, with open protocols and APIs.

    Superfeedr.com — Real-time PubSubHubbub compliant feeds, export, analytics. Free with less customization.
  87. An open source Firebase alternative

    Supabase — The Open Source Firebase Alternative to build backends. Free Plan offers Authentication, Realtime Database & Object Storage.
  88. Substack makes it simple for a writer to start an email newsletter that makes money from subscriptions.

    Substack — Unlimited free newsletter service. Start paying when you charge for it.
  89. StyleCI is a PHP coding style Continuous Integration service.

  90. Distributed, encrypted, and blazing fast S3 compatible object storage, where only you have access to your data.

    Storj — Decentralised Private Cloud Storage for Apps and Developers. Free plan provides 3 Projects, 50 GB storage per project/month , 50 GB bandwidth per project/month.
  91. Status page monitoring

  92. Static sites with superpowers

    Staticman - Staticman is a Node.js application that receives user-generated content and uploads it as data files to a GitHub and/or GitLab repository, using Pull Requests.
  93. The free optimization & CDN for images, CSS, JavaScript, and open source.

    free

    Statically.io — CDN for Git repos (GitHub, GitLab, Bitbucket), WordPress-related assets and images.
  94. StatCounter is a simple but powerful real-time web analytics service that helps you track, analyse and understand your visitors so you can make good decisions to become more successful online.

    StatCounter — Website Viewer Analytics. Free plan for analytics of 500 most recent visitors.
  95. Simple, affordable digital mapping for every app

    Stadiamaps.com — Map tiles, routing, navigation, and other geospatial APIs. 2,500 free map views and API requests / day for non-commercial usage and testing.
  96. API first collaborative databases to build your own tools, the way you want. Sign up for free.

    paid Free Trial

    StackBy — One tool that brings together flexibility of spreadsheets, power of databases and built-in integrations with your favorite business apps. Free plan includes unlimited users, 10 stacks, 2GB attachment per stack.
  97. Online VS Code Editor for Angular and React

  98. Team Metrics and Automated Code Review

    SourceLevel — Automated Code Review and Team Analytics. Free for Open Source and organizations up to 5 collaborators.
  99. Enhance your workflow with continuous code quality, SonarCloud automatically analyzes and decorates pull requests on GitHub, Bitbucket, Azure DevOps and GitLab on major languages.

    freemium €10.0 / Monthly (100,000 Lines of Code)

    Sonarcloud.io — Automated source code analysis for Java, JavaScript, C/C++, C#, VB.NET, PHP, Objective-C, Swift, Python, Groovy and even more languages, free for Open Source.
  100. Snyk helps you use open source and stay secure. Continuously find and fix vulnerabilities for npm, Maven, NuGet, RubyGems, PyPI and much more.

    Snyk.io — Can find and fix known security vulnerabilities in your open source dependencies. Unlimited tests and remediation for open source projects. Limited to 200 tests/month for your private projects.