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Web app recommendations are OFF-TOPIC on Web Applications Stack Exchange, but might be on-topic for Software Recommendations Stack Exchange if they're sufficiently scoped.

Do not ask questions asking for recommendations for a web application, a service, an API, a bookmarklet, a script, a tool, or similar.

Your question may be on-topic at Software Recommendations. They have very stringent requirements for questions, so be sure to read the question quality guidelines before posting.

But what about all of the recommendation questions I see here?

Web Applications used to accept requests for recommendations. After several years, it became clear that such questions merely tended to attract one-line answers and spam. Worse, recommendations tended to become stale and the questions were often too specific for the Asker to be generally useful.

If you come across a question that is clearly asking for a recommendation, it's certainly from before the policy change and no one has noticed it. Please flag it for closure or vote to close. (There is a specific descriptor under "off-topic".)

By the way, this is all spelled out in the Help Center:

Please note that the following subjects are considered off-topic here:

  • Web browsers, including features and browser extensions/add-ons
  • Creating or developing web applications
  • Desktop software
  • Applications for mobile devices such as the Android or iPad
  • Hosted scripts such as and phpBB
  • Web applications containing adult content
  • Web application recommendation requests

(emphasis added)

Are there any other resources I might try?

If you are merely looking for an alternative app or service, start a web search as your first port of research. Search terms to try include (where product is the name of the current app):

product alternatives


product "better than"

Also consider looking at directories and compilations such as Alternative.To and as these will often show you many valid choices if you're looking for something else.