PH Bench: An alternative to alternativeto

At first, I had an issue with Product Hunt hype. I come here to find the best product for my needs.

Tons of products get a really good reception at the start. Everybody is, like, ‘well done!’, ‘Good stuff!’ A very supportive and positive community indeed.

However, sometimes later people who actually used the products come back and share some real-life experience with the product, which is not always that positive and super-exciting. These comments are golden! One nugget like that means more than a hundred of upvotes or ten exclamations to me.

When choosing from the list of related products I don’t always have time to read all comments and see if of the hunters have anything against using the product in question.

That’s why team and I built

PH Bench ‘reads’ Product Hunt comments for me and based on everything that’s known about the product gives a comprehensive 0–100 score. A bunch of strongly worded comments can bring a mammoth product down. Hype is easy to gain (buy in some cases), the launching comes naturally to many product owners.

The real experience of the real customers is what matters the most

Compare products, share your findings. PH Bench finds coupons and discounts, detects scams, dark UX patterns and arrogant CEOs. A bunch of strongly worded comments can bring a mammoth product down. Powered by Product Hunt API, Google Cloud Natural Language API, somewhat tricky math, and common sense. PH Bench is free.

PH Bench detects dark UX patterns

Similar quality products have similar scores, disregard the hype

Strong opinions in the comments matter

Check out Intercom’s product in here (high upvotes, poor reception):

One of the trusted community members challenged Intercom CEO and…

Freebies and niceties

PH Bench can detect if one of the makers mentioned any specials, discounts or coupons in product posting comments.

Some products sink

Others fly high

Each category has its own heroes

Try changing a topic (category) in the search field and check out top products in trending topics:

Books, Maps, Games, Tesla…

To the point

Today we’re taking it to the next level and launching PH Bench Google Chrome extension. Let this tiny utility sit in your Chrome toolbar and get instant product recommendations and our comprehensive score for each page you visit.

Download Product Hunt Benchmark from Chrome Web Store »

The extension and PH Bench are free. It’s a promo work that we did to find better products and to showcase team capabilities.

Reach out if you need a digital product built/improved/supported. We are your digital workshop. My email is

Loop back and upvote PH Bench for Chrome at Product Hunt if you feel like it.

P.S.: Please note, due to the Product Hunt API daily usage limitations, PH Bench data is not always up-to-date. Be patient, young padawan, give it a day or two to process.