WhatRuns

Discover what runs a website in one click 👨‍💻

#2 Product of the WeekAugust 25, 2017
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WhatRuns is a free research and competitive intelligence tool for developers, designers and salespeople to know the technologies used on any website.

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Reviews

  • Abhilash JainProduct Marketing / Growth
    Pros: 

    Beautiful Design, Easy to Use

    Cons: 

    None I can think of

    Its brilliant. It gives you a quick breakdown of what the site is made up of.

    My personal fav is that it tells you which theme a Wordpress site is using upfront also shows the extensions used.

    Must have for marketers / anyone interested in webdesign.

  • Erin Donovansupport tech | corporate trainer
    Pros: 

    Learn a website's Analytics provider, Web Server, OS, Programming Language, and more!

    Cons: 

    I haven't found an alternative. I like how this runs!

    This is a fun, little Chrome and Firefox add-on that doesn't take up much space, but tells you a lot of valuable information about what services run a website you search! I added the add-on to Chrome > navigate to a Website > click the WhatRuns Icon on my Chrome toolbar and voilà > see what runs! Learn a website's Analytics provider, Web Server, OS, Programming Language, and more! I like the clickable links to learn more, and that you can subscribe to sites. Check out their website and look up the Bug Bounty program: It's a simple idea that "rewards researchers for their efforts in finding out vulnerabilities in our (WhatRuns) product.

    Erin Donovan has used this product for one month.

Discussion

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Matthias Esterl@matthiasesterl · Web/Interactive Developer, ANIMAL
Nice thing, the logo and the sharing icon could be smaller ;) How does it compare to wappalyzer.com?
Jijo SunnyMakerPro@jijosunny · Co-founder, WhatRuns.
@matthiasesterl Hi Matthias! First off, thanks for the UI tips, will share it with the designer 💯 Wappalyzer and BuiltWith are both good products, but here's why we think we have something different (and maybe better): 1. WhatRuns detects fonts, Wordpress themes, plugins (tens of thousands of them) to even small SaaS apps with very less adoption – those are the real gems! 2. Follow feature – keep track of technology stack and get notified when websites adopt/ditch technologies. 3. Very lightweight compared to our counterparts; and [arguably] better UI 😉 4. Improved accuracy. BuiltWith can be very inaccurate as you might've already noticed. Wappalyzer is fairly accurate, but limited in technologies. WhatRuns is trying to be the best of both worlds. 😁 UPDATE: WhatRuns Leads just went live on PH Upcoming: https://www.producthunt.com/upco... Subscribe and get private beta access before the launch 🚀
frizurd@frizurd · Developer
Matthias Esterl@matthiasesterl · Web/Interactive Developer, ANIMAL
@jijosunny Thanks, i totally agree that your extension is a step forward! One more thing, i was just browsing through your privacy policy and it states "No visitor information is ever logged. Period.". How is the detection working then?
Jijo SunnyMakerPro@jijosunny · Co-founder, WhatRuns.
@matthiasesterl Good point! It is true that no visitor information is ever logged. We don't collect or log any visitor information including IP address, location etc. We receive anonymous website data and match with our database to display the results. Hope this clarifies.
Matthias Esterl@matthiasesterl · Web/Interactive Developer, ANIMAL
@jijosunny Thats good to hear. Thank you for presenting you extension, I'll give it a go and replace wappalyzer. 😉
Jijo SunnyMakerPro@jijosunny · Co-founder, WhatRuns.
Hi, everyone! 👋 First off, big thanks to @erictwillis for hunting 🚀 us! WhatRuns is a free browser extension that shows you what runs a website – from ad networks and developer tools to fonts and Wordpress plugins. You can also follow websites and get notified when they add or remove technologies. We soft-launched a couple of weeks back and was lucky enough to be picked up by the Chrome team. We were featured on the Chrome Webstore, landing us 12k active users in one week. It was a huge validation and helped us tremendously in squashing bugs and making a finished product. We realise we have a long way to go, and our little team is working round the clock to make it happen. Would love to hear what you think. :) Update: Thanks for the overwhelming response ❤️ We got enough feedbacks to keep us busy for a long time. Special thanks to Matt for sharing us on HackerNews, WR made #1 on HN too. 😍 UPDATE: WhatRuns Leads just went live on PH Upcoming: https://www.producthunt.com/upco... Subscribe and get private beta access before the launch 🚀
Steven Hatzakis@shatzakis · @ ForexBrokers.com & Fintech Consultant
@jijosunny This seems like a very useful tool! Question: In terms of permissions granted when installing, are there are any plans to make the plugin work without requiring it to be able to "read and change all the data on the websites you visit"? (or a read-only version?) Or what would you suggest for someone concerned over security that wanted to run the plugin (i.e. perhaps install it under a different chrome profile?)
Shyjal@shyjal · Co-founder, Collect.chat
I have switched from wappalyzer to whatruns recently. Experienced better detection than wappalyzer. The categories and UI is an icing on the cake. Good job @jijosunny
Jijo SunnyMakerPro@jijosunny · Co-founder, WhatRuns.
Thank you @shyjal!
Anvar Tk@anvartk · Founder at Mozilor Technologies
I've seen this featured on Google Chrome Webstore frontpage. Been using it ever since. Good job @jijosunny
Jijo SunnyMakerPro@jijosunny · Co-founder, WhatRuns.
@anvartk Thanks! And yes, we were lucky enough to be handpicked by Chrome just a few days after our soft-launch 🎉Landed us 12k active users in a week.
Artwo@artwo · Working on great stuff
Awesome product! But I find a little issue: when I try to click on the last "website" button, it's really difficult and frustrating because of the tooltip. I made a gif to illustrate this: http://gph.is/2vm97zC
Jijo SunnyMakerPro@jijosunny · Co-founder, WhatRuns.
@artwo Thank you! Glad you liked the product. And thanks for taking time to make the GIF to illustrate the UI issue. We are working on this and will soon push an update with a fix!