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11 February, 2017


Discover these Best Alternatives to Playstore for Downloading your Favorite apps.



The android users download all their apps from the very famous Google play/Play store but if you think this is the only source through which apps can be downloaded then you need to grab a little knowledge on this matter. 

Yes, Google play is not the only source rather there are many more other sources which act as an alternative to Play Store. 

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Google Play Store Alternatives

Allowing you to download various apps just like Google play. Might have a different format but delivers the same service as play store. One thing to be made clear is that Google doesn't allow these to be downloaded from its own store. Other options are available therein.

Here are few of these:-


1. Get Jar



As an alternative to Google play, Get jar fulfils all the requirements of being a good app store. It not only support android devices rather other devices too be it iOS, blackberry, windows mobile & rest. 

This app store has a huge collection of apps which can be filtered category wise just as that in Google play. The apps can be downloaded either from the Get jar app store or through its website. Both the options are available for the users. GetJar can also connect with Facebook.



2. SlideMe



Available in multiple languages, SlideMe also offers plenty of apps for the users to download. It can be installed without much a do through SlideMe website directly.


Although SlideMe is available for free but the apps it offers are either paid on non-paid. Like Get jar here also filter options are available. You can filter the apps on the basis of different categories namely; education, music, fitness, lifestyle, Games etc. All the apps in SlideMe are tried & tested manually in a very rigorous manner & hence it is quite trusted.



3. Mobogenie



Well, Mobogenie stands out in the list because of the fact that it has an “intelligent” recommendation system. Means to say it suggest the best apps for your use. Whatever stuff you download, mobogenie organize it in a file manager. It is the most professional app store other than Google play.



4. F-droid


The name sounds interesting! isn't it? The developers with no intention of profit-making would want to venture here because the store offers all the free apps. 

No paid app is made available on the list of apps in F-droid. Also there are no ads featured. Reason being the focus  to offer free and open source software (FOSS).  In all, a good alternative for playstore.



5. AppsLib


Created by Archos, AppsLib comes pre-installed on a various devices from smaller manufacturers. 

It offers about 40,000 apps which are also categorized on different basis. Adult Section being PIN protected. With help of PayPal, users are also allowed to make payment for the apps.



6. Opera Mobile App Store


Delivering more than 1 million app downloads a day, Opera mobile store
allows users to browse and download apps for over 7,500 different devices on Android, Blackberry, Windows, iOS, OS & few more. 

It is available in 30 languages & 40,000 developers around the world use this platform to offer their service. Opera mobile store is the 3rd largest app storefront in the world, with over 100 million monthly unique users. Quite a competition to all other app stores.

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7. Amazon App store


After Google play if there is any next best alternate option to download apps is undoubtedly Amazon App Store. What makes us comes to this conclusion is the reason that it offers thousands of free and paid apps, as well as paid apps for free. Yes, you heard it right. It makes available free lot of paid apps on daily basis.


But in order to use this app first & foremost requirement is to have an account on amazon. Enjoy songs, movies & other stuff at comparatively lower prices than Google play just by installing Amazon app store.

The list goes on and on.

Few more are listed just in case you want to explore:-

Andaponline, PDASSI, AppBrain, Mobango,  ApkMirror, itch.io, CNET, Nexva, Pandaapp,
AppsZoom, Android Pit, , Aptoide, Brophone, , Handango, Insyde Market, , Mobile9 etc.

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