Proposal: Software Recommendations

Are webapp recommendations also OK?

For instance:

Is there an online tool that allows to convert from SVG to PNG, without having to install anything on the local computer?

Such questions are not welcome on webapps.stackexchange.com: "Questions seeking application recommendations are off-topic unless they detail what has already been tried and rejected." Even though some perform well.


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Of course such questions should be allowed.

If a user has the need for a non-install online tool, why limit the site to exclude those?! It is perfectly fine to ask for those tools.

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    I agree, but the proposal's wording should be updated, to include also "applications" in general and not only "software".
    – psxls
    Jan 7, 2014 at 2:01
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    I'd say a web-tool is also a peace of software.
    – juergen d
    Jan 7, 2014 at 2:06
  • Yes technically you are right, but I guess in most people's mind, "software" brings in mind only desktop applications, not web apps. Anyway, that's just my opinion, I might be wrong!
    – psxls
    Jan 7, 2014 at 2:15

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