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The Power of Choice

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Alternative_to is the perfect tool for making complex and difficult decisions. ... More

Editor's review

Published 10 Nov 2011

I don't know about you but when I go out looking for a new car I start off with this image in my head that there is one perfect car out there waiting for me to buy it. It usually takes me a good week to come to my senses and realize that there are several alternatives to the car of my dreams that are just as good if not better. That's when things get easier. is a great advice search tool to help you make those difficult decisions much less stressful and complex. It attracts all those who have to make a difficult choice and are not sure which option is best and also allows others to share their choices. delivers a search engine that is designed to find every single alternative. With every user being able to create content as well as categorizing and updating their own information. This information creates a knowledge base that can be drawn on when others are  looking for alternatives. The content created is then monitored by a group of deisgnated experts whose task is to ensure a proper quality of the content. Whether you are comparing a new recordable DVD player, a computer tablet or even a new car, will find the best alternative to virtually anything. Just compare them and pick the best one for you. You might even find that some of the suggestions are better than your original choice. But browsing is not everything you can do. With  you can take an active role in creating it’s content! You can create knowledge, send suggestions, interact with other users, link various pages together as alternatives, and more! To search for an alternative, simply enter a search phrase into the search field on the top of the main page, and click 'Show'. If any matches are found, you will be presented with a list of results that you can sort by rating, number of views, or relevance. You’ll be able to see the title, main image, short description and rank of each listed result. Once you have shown interest in an alternative you might want to check the credentials of the person who recommended it. Just click on their name for their profile and you will see the other items they may have recommended.

It's a very logical and sensible idea that's for sure. I'm the worst offender for thinking that the item I'm looking for is the best out there when it is clearly not necessarily true. Quite often the alternative might suit your needs better. Information is paramount and delivers it in spades. It really is just a question of entering in a description of the item you are looking for and pressing the 'show' button for the alternatives to be listed for you. Happy hunting.

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