Although Play store is the best choice to satisfy your need of the top rated apps and games available in the market, it is not the only one. Often, you may find some app that your Android mobile needs but is not available in play store. This is not an issue because there are multiple third-party app stores where you can get all popular Android apps. Let’s discuss the top 7 among them.
Amazon App Store
This is probably Google’s biggest competitor. Amazon is well known for giving away a paid app free of cost daily and the only way to access them is through the dedicated app store of Amazon. Not only apps, but Amazon App store also showcases a huge collection of ebooks, songs, and movies which are available at a much lower cost when compared to Google Play Store.
This is another popular alternative of play store. Their user base is very large and provides support for multiple languages. Another best feature is the way they organize the apps. You can also open their official site from your PC and download the apps before installing them on your mobile. The icing on the cloud is the fact that they allow you to take a backup of your device’s storage. Not only that, based on your searches, they also suggest a list of recommended apps.
Speaking about third-party app stores, it will be unwise if we don’t talk about AndroidCrew. This is the best site where you can find all popular free Android applications. The apps are free from malware and can be downloaded being risk-free. Arrangement of the apps is in chronological order. Weekly or monthly popular apps are available in a list arranged according to their popularity. Among other app stores, AndroidCrew’s user interface is one of the friendliest.
This app store is in the market for quite a long time, even older than play store. You can get more than 800,000 types of mobile applications which run across multiple platforms like Android, Windows, Blackberry, etc. Apps are categorically organized to make your search easier. For the user’s convenience, desktop and mobile have the same user interface. However, the only drawback is, not all apps are up to date.
The official website of this popular app store is available in 12 languages, each of them offering localized contents which can be downloaded for free. The store is safe to use since they use VirusTotal, which uses 50 antivirus applications and provide a report of each and every app. Apart from their vast collection of apps, they also showcase an official Android application and multiple tutorials and blogs related to the software domain.
Everyone among us, at a point of time, have searched for a premium app that is available for free. Our search ends at AppBrain. App developers offer their apps free of cost for a very limited time on this store. In return, this app store publicizes the premium app. All of their apps come from Google Play Store. If you don’t have a user account for AppBrain, trying to download any app will redirect you to Google Play Store.
The primary focus of F-Droid is to provide their users, open source and free software and mobile applications. You will find a vast collection of apps arranged in a tidy manner which you can download completely free of cost. The site is extremely popular among developers since they offer access to the codes running behind the applications. However, volunteers run their site and they depend a lot on donation. So, if you like any app, consider donating a small amount of money which will help to keep their site running.
That’s all from our side. The list is completely based on personal opinion and not on user reviews or user count. If you have come across any other third-party app store that provides a vast collection of unique and open source Android apps, do let us know in the comments.