The Software Pig isn’t one person. It’s collective of tech and software individuals, united by shared values and processes. Together, we identify, research and review our favourite software tools.
We’re a team of likeminded software enthusiasts with a combined total of 37 years of software experiences to share.
Our professional backgrounds are in sectors including marketing, design, electronics and teaching.
Together, we aim to provide distinct value to you, our readers. We don’t just cover software options superficually. Our top recommended tools include video breakdowns too – which you can find on our YouTube channel @thesoftwarepig
You can also follow us on Twitter at the same address.
We go Further than typical Software reviews.
We aim to go far further than the standard reviewer, and our ultimate software reviews are one way where we expand on what we’re saying and show you around the platform.
Our verdicts are based on several areas, including as a software platform’s:
- Customer support
- User experience
- Overall design and usability
- General TrustPilot scores
- We also take into account what other reviewers say
Comparing all of these factors, and looking at alternatives in each sector puts us in a great position to weigh up its pros and cons and offer a recommendation – or not.
We also compare pricing models, free trials, and offer our verdict on who the software is best for, and whether it offers value for money.
Video reviews combined with article write ups
When we aim to provide the best overall value for software hunters, we use both video and long form reviews to cover products in more depth.
Our video reviews are especially useful for looking at the design of each product, as well as its pricing, TrustPilot reviews, plus how comprehensive its customer support section is.
Here’s an example we did for Best Hotel Management
As you can see, we prefer real voiceovers on our videos.
Tips, Trends and Research on Software Pig
Part of our proposition is to help users select the software, but then understand the best practices around it. Here are a few examples:
Reviews and tips in sectors like security, CRM and payroll software:
- Best firewall software, alongside firewall tips
- Customer relationship software tools, alongside CRM tips and techniques
- Payroll software, alongside best payroll tips
Essentially, when we cover a category in depth, you can also expect to find helpful software tips and advice around it, as well as the software recommendations.
Further software research
We also like to look at the industry as a whole.
We feature long form researched pieces exploring some of the purpose, mission and values around your favourite products.
A good example is our Software Sustainability Index 2023 where we researched the climate change and ESG policies of 100 software companies, to give you an idea about who is taking their environmental commitments most seriously.
So, why ‘Pig’?
I guess by now you probably get the ‘Software’ bit of our name, but where does the ‘Pig’ part come from?
Generally, we characterise ourselves as greedy for information, living on a diet of all things software, devouring insights about the software industry as fast as we can.
Pig seemed quite appropriate.
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Happy software hunting!