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6 Best Alternatives to Assist

About Assist

Instant terminal sharing from anywhere. Unblock your remote team.

Relevance to Remote Workers

Assist is perfect for situations where the person who can help you is not physically in the same place.

Assist Alternative 1 - Deep Work Stats
Track how much time you have for deep and shallow work
Deep Work Stats - Alternative 1 to Deep Work Stats
About & Top features
Meet the first app that shows you how much time you have for deep work and shallow work, how much time you spend in meetings, and how you compare to co-workers and globally.
Pricing
  • Free
When to use Deep Work Stats

If you want to get more time for deep work so you can do your best work.

Relevance to remote workers
It helps you see how you are working compared to co-worker and global averages.
Assist Alternative 2 - Toybox
Collect visual feedback from your team and clients directly on your site.
Toybox - Alternative 2 to Toybox
About & Top features
Toybox works on all browsers and can be installed (as an extension or snippet) on local, staging and live websites. It seamlessly sits on top of your website - letting your team and clients mark up feedback, bugs, and ideas directly on the web page (it's like a digital whiteboard for your site!). You can also assign, prioritize, filter and resolve issues inside the Toybox app or export tasks to your existing tools.
Pricing
  • 30 day free trial, starter plan, premium plan and enterprise plans available (monthly and annual)
  • Complete Pricing
When to use Toybox

1. Toybox works great if you're a freelancer or agency who wants to gather feedback from clients.

2. Toybox is great for internal product development teams - allowing teams to easily QA or give feedback on the site.

3. You can also install the Toybox snippet and gather feedback from anonymous visitors (i.e. your customers, beta users, etc.)

Relevance to remote workers
Toybox allows teams to log bugs and give feedback on websites asynchronously. You no longer need to set up meetings or hop on a call to QA your site.
Assist Alternative 3 - Github Issues
A simple tracker attached to your code repository.
Github Issues - Alternative 3 to Github Issues
About & Top features
Github issues is a simple tracker attached to your code repository to help you maintain feature requests, enhancements & bugs effortlessly. Its primary value-add is the close integration with your code repository allowing you to mark issues even with individual pull request, with just one click.
Pricing
  • Add-on with your Github account. No additional fees.
When to use Github Issues

Ideal to keep track of major changes required for releases. Also, great to track customer requests.

Relevance to remote workers
Free Add-on to Github. Check how best you can utilize this
Pros
  • Integrates with your code repo effortlessly
  • Intuitive and easy-to-use UI
Cons
  • Stages to keep track of issue movement missing
  • Primarily an issue tracker and hence, doesn't cater to advanced workflows
Assist Alternative 4 - ReQtest
A cloud-based software development and maintenance management tool.
ReQtest - Alternative 4 to ReQtest
About & Top features
ReQtest provides an extensive set of features for bug tracking and test management. It goes beyond traditional bug tracking and slightly ventures into project management with features like agile board. The UI isn't appealing at all and can be a turn off. The user flow isn't the best-in-class either. However, this is a must-view if you are looking at an advanced tool for test management.
Pricing
Reviews & Testimonials
When to use ReQtest

Ideal when you plan to have an extensive testing phase and need advanced tracking/ management

Relevance to remote workers
- Check integrations with other products
- Robust features/ functionality
Pros
  • Extensive feature set in bug tracking & test management
  • Provides handy bug reports and graphs as well
Cons
  • UI/UX not impressive. Can be a hindrance
  • Integrates only with JIRA. Integrations with other popular products not available
Assist Alternative 5 - JIRA Software
An evaluation platform to hire developers.
JIRA Software - Alternative 5 to JIRA Software
About & Top features
JIRA's bug tracking comes bundled with its project management ecosystem. It started off with bug tracking in the first place and hence, has evolved to include comprehensive features and tracking workflows. Its primary value-add is the close integration with a host of project management tools.
Pricing
  • Add-on with your JIRA package
Reviews & Testimonials
When to use JIRA Software

Ideal when you don't want to move to a separate tool primarily for bug tracking

Relevance to remote workers
Free Add-on to JIRA. Check how best you can utilize this
Pros
  • Part of your project management tools - easy viewing & tracking
  • Provides comprehensive search & workflows
Cons
  • Tough choice if you want to use JIRA only for bug tracking
Assist Alternative 6 - Slowbug
Slowbug is a VS Code extension for debugging your code
Slowbug - Alternative 6 to Slowbug
About & Top features
When working on a new codebase at work, adding too many breakpoints quickly becomes tedious when you try to step through the code and understand the flow. Slowbug offers a way to watch the program run slowly - slow enough for you to see every line that executes. It achieves that by running the code at your preferred speed, line by line
Pricing
  • Open source and free forever
When to use Slowbug

Slowbug can be used when you want to understand the control flow of your program. You can watch it execute your code, slowly, line by line, and you get to control the speed of execution

Relevance to remote workers
Saves a lot of time when debugging
Track how much time you have for deep and shallow work
Deep Work Stats - Alternative 1 to Slowbug
Top features
Meet the first app that shows you how much time you have for deep work and shallow work, how much time you spend in meetings, and how you compare to co-workers and globally.
Pricing
  • Free
When to use Deep Work Stats

If you want to get more time for deep work so you can do your best work.

Relevance to remote workers
It helps you see how you are working compared to co-worker and global averages.
Collect visual feedback from your team and clients directly on your site.
Toybox - Alternative 2 to Slowbug
Top features
Toybox works on all browsers and can be installed (as an extension or snippet) on local, staging and live websites. It seamlessly sits on top of your website - letting your team and clients mark up feedback, bugs, and ideas directly on the web page (it's like a digital whiteboard for your site!). You can also assign, prioritize, filter and resolve issues inside the Toybox app or export tasks to your existing tools.
Pricing
  • 30 day free trial, starter plan, premium plan and enterprise plans available (monthly and annual)
  • Complete Pricing
When to use Toybox

1. Toybox works great if you're a freelancer or agency who wants to gather feedback from clients.

2. Toybox is great for internal product development teams - allowing teams to easily QA or give feedback on the site.

3. You can also install the Toybox snippet and gather feedback from anonymous visitors (i.e. your customers, beta users, etc.)

Relevance to remote workers
Toybox allows teams to log bugs and give feedback on websites asynchronously. You no longer need to set up meetings or hop on a call to QA your site.
A simple tracker attached to your code repository.
Github Issues - Alternative 3 to Slowbug
Top features
Github issues is a simple tracker attached to your code repository to help you maintain feature requests, enhancements & bugs effortlessly. Its primary value-add is the close integration with your code repository allowing you to mark issues even with individual pull request, with just one click.
Pricing
  • Add-on with your Github account. No additional fees.
When to use Github Issues

Ideal to keep track of major changes required for releases. Also, great to track customer requests.

Relevance to remote workers
Free Add-on to Github. Check how best you can utilize this
Pros
  • Integrates with your code repo effortlessly
  • Intuitive and easy-to-use UI
Cons
  • Stages to keep track of issue movement missing
  • Primarily an issue tracker and hence, doesn't cater to advanced workflows
A cloud-based software development and maintenance management tool.
ReQtest - Alternative 4 to Slowbug
Top features
ReQtest provides an extensive set of features for bug tracking and test management. It goes beyond traditional bug tracking and slightly ventures into project management with features like agile board. The UI isn't appealing at all and can be a turn off. The user flow isn't the best-in-class either. However, this is a must-view if you are looking at an advanced tool for test management.
Pricing
Reviews & Testimonials
When to use ReQtest

Ideal when you plan to have an extensive testing phase and need advanced tracking/ management

Relevance to remote workers
- Check integrations with other products
- Robust features/ functionality
Pros
  • Extensive feature set in bug tracking & test management
  • Provides handy bug reports and graphs as well
Cons
  • UI/UX not impressive. Can be a hindrance
  • Integrates only with JIRA. Integrations with other popular products not available
An evaluation platform to hire developers.
JIRA Software - Alternative 5 to Slowbug
Top features
JIRA's bug tracking comes bundled with its project management ecosystem. It started off with bug tracking in the first place and hence, has evolved to include comprehensive features and tracking workflows. Its primary value-add is the close integration with a host of project management tools.
Pricing
  • Add-on with your JIRA package
Reviews & Testimonials
When to use JIRA Software

Ideal when you don't want to move to a separate tool primarily for bug tracking

Relevance to remote workers
Free Add-on to JIRA. Check how best you can utilize this
Pros
  • Part of your project management tools - easy viewing & tracking
  • Provides comprehensive search & workflows
Cons
  • Tough choice if you want to use JIRA only for bug tracking
Slowbug is a VS Code extension for debugging your code
Slowbug - Alternative 6 to Slowbug
Top features
When working on a new codebase at work, adding too many breakpoints quickly becomes tedious when you try to step through the code and understand the flow. Slowbug offers a way to watch the program run slowly - slow enough for you to see every line that executes. It achieves that by running the code at your preferred speed, line by line
Pricing
  • Open source and free forever
When to use Slowbug

Slowbug can be used when you want to understand the control flow of your program. You can watch it execute your code, slowly, line by line, and you get to control the speed of execution

Relevance to remote workers
Saves a lot of time when debugging