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What are the best alternatives to Google Play Store?

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    Amalia Martínez
    Written on September 14, 2018
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      Aptoide

      Aptoide is a website where a user can download an APK to sideload to his/her device. It has over 150 million global users and has a library with 700,000 applications.

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      Free

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      Sandra Chavez
      Written on April 20, 2017
      "Up until now the Google Store was the only solid store for Android apps. I am so happy to have Aptoide. I like their interface and options a lot better."
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      Sandra Chavez
      Written on April 20, 2017
      "Up until now the Google Store was the only solid store for Android apps. I am so happy to have Aptoide. I like their interface and options a lot better."
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      Sandra Day
      Written on April 14, 2017
      "I think this is a great alternative to google play. It offers the same applications that I use on a daily basis and is very user friendly as well. I love that they have packages that include the most popular social media platforms so I don't have to download each separately."
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      Surabhi Patel
      Written on May 9, 2017
      "I was looking for alternative to Google Play Store. I ran into Aptoide and it has changed the way I view downloading apps. It deals with social collaboration and is a great alternative."
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      Amazon Appstore
      The Amazon Appstore is an app online store where you can find apps for Amazon's tablets and phones but also for any Android device. 
      Websites

      Free

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      Louis Smith
      Written on September 7, 2018
      "Didn't know Amazon offered apps. This is a rad discovery, one that I intend to use in the future! It's basically Google Play, but better and more nicely arranged"
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      Louis Smith
      Written on September 7, 2018
      "Didn't know Amazon offered apps. This is a rad discovery, one that I intend to use in the future! It's basically Google Play, but better and more nicely arranged"
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      Henry Barnes
      Written on April 22, 2017
      "Amazon Appstore is a good alternative to the play store. It even has it's own currency system to buy games and in app purchases. The bad thing is that it doesn't have nearly as large of a variety of apps as the play store."
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      Alan Sanders
      Written on September 13, 2017
      "The amazon app store is nowhere good as the play store but it's still really good anyways. The amazon appstore has the all of the major apps and you'll be able to find at least 95% of the apps that are in the play store."
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      Sean Chang
      Written on June 21, 2017
      "Amazon's Appstore is one of the best alternatives to the Google Play Store. It has plenty of free apps and also pay apps for those who are willing to pay."
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      LG SmartWorld
      LG SmartWorld is an alternative online service to the Google Play Store, especially used for LG TVs as well as their own phones and tablets.
      Websites

      Free

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      Amber Reyes
      Written on June 26, 2017
      "This is a good suggestion for an alternative to Google Play Store but the link doesn't show me what LG Smartworld has to offer. In fact, the link tells me that access is..."
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      Amber Reyes
      Written on June 26, 2017
      "This is a good suggestion for an alternative to Google Play Store but the link doesn't show me what LG Smartworld has to offer. In fact, the link tells me that access is denied in the address bar. It doesnt really solve a problem if the link doesn't bring up all the cool things I can download."
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      Judith Flores
      Written on May 16, 2017
      "If you use an LG device, this is a good alternative for the Google Play Store. However that makes it quite limited in its use. So not very practical."
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      Zoe Hu
      Written on September 14, 2017
      "Do you have an LG phone or TV? LG SmartWorld is a great alternative to the Google play store you will find lots of useful apps whether you are trying to be productive or just want to play."
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      Lilia Velasco
      Written on June 9, 2017
      "I don't like this solution because the website takes too long to load. It also loos like it is only for LG users. I don't have an LG device so I can use it."
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      AppBrain
      AppBrain is an alternative Android market and an app intelligence tool for the mobile apps market professionals.
      Websites

      Free

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      Wendy Yin
      Written on September 7, 2018
      "Didn't know this existed, what's more, it has app intel and can be a good asset for technology!"
      WY
      Wendy Yin
      Written on September 7, 2018
      "Didn't know this existed, what's more, it has app intel and can be a good asset for technology!"
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      Lin Hao
      Written on September 15, 2017
      "I started using AppBrain as an alternative to Google Play, but it still requires installing .apks from the GPS. The AppBrain monetization is sort of a joke, and you basically have to pay for better rankings. Still, I do like how clean their website is; if only the rest of their platform was as good."
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      Jack Scott
      Written on June 9, 2017
      "It's definitely an alternative to the Google Play Store. I wouldn't say it's as solid, but if you're absolutely against using the store then I'd go ahead and try this. It's not too bad."
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      Larry Pena
      Written on January 13, 2017
      "Appbrain is an alternative to Google play and it is a sufficient explanation."
    2. 242
      1AppMarket
      1AppMarket is an APK downloader providing apps and games for your Android device. This service is an alternative to Google Play Store.
      Websites

      Free

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      Phillip Phillips
      Written on May 27, 2017
      "I thought I would give this a try and boy was I disappointed. 1AppMarket is suppose to be an alternative to Google Play? How, it has nothing but issues. I loaded up the APK..."
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      Phillip Phillips
      Written on May 27, 2017
      "I thought I would give this a try and boy was I disappointed. 1AppMarket is suppose to be an alternative to Google Play? How, it has nothing but issues. I loaded up the APK and instantly my phone regretted it. The whole thing is buggy and most things either are not supported are wouldn't download. I wouldn't recommend this."
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      Anna Hughes
      Written on March 29, 2017
      "One good alternative to Google Play Store that I like to use is 1AppMarket. There are a ton of apps in the market and it is compatible with Android. Those who are looking for something other than Google Play Store may find 1AppMarket as an easy solution."
    3. 230
      F-Droid
      F-Droid offers free and open source software (FOSS) applications for Android. Browse through all the categories and download your apps APK files.
      Websites

      Free

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      Gary Reyes
      Written on September 7, 2018
      "I love how it specifically caters to open source apps and welcomes users to even create their own thing using the software they offer"
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      Gary Reyes
      Written on September 7, 2018
      "I love how it specifically caters to open source apps and welcomes users to even create their own thing using the software they offer"
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      Víctor Chávez
      Written on September 14, 2017
      "I was looking for an alternative to the Google Play Store. I came across F-Droid and thought it may be worth a try. I really was impressed with the different open source products to choose from. In a way this sin't a replacement for Google Play Store but an extension of it. Especially if you can not find anything open source of value on the Google Play Store."
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      Judy Newman
      Written on February 14, 2017
      "Wow! There are many good FOSS applications available for download, plus they are free. Did I mention free?! And so many useful products to choose from it makes it hard to choose just one or a few because you will want them all."
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      William Sanchez
      Written on March 3, 2017
      "F-Droid is a good alternate to the google play store, if you have issues with it. Otherwise I'd personally stick to the original google play store."
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      Mobogenie
      Mobogenie is a download center for apps, games, music. pictures, ebooks, etc. Mobogenie is available for web, PC, and Android.
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      Android

      Free

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      Beverly Fox
      Written on February 16, 2017
      "Google Play was getting old and they weren't giving me apps that I wanted. I wanted something fresh to get stuff from and found Mobogenie! It is the perfect solution to my..."
      BF
      Beverly Fox
      Written on February 16, 2017
      "Google Play was getting old and they weren't giving me apps that I wanted. I wanted something fresh to get stuff from and found Mobogenie! It is the perfect solution to my needs and has all the apps, games, etc that Play has but MORE! I love it!"
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      Ralph Valdez
      Written on May 10, 2017
      "THIS IS A GREAT TOOL FOR US ANDROID USERS. IT HAS A TON OF APPS. I DON'T KNOW IF IT'S BETTER THAN GOOGLE PLAY STORE, BUT I FOUND IT TO BE JUST AS GOOD."
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      Chen Yi
      Written on January 4, 2017
      "Looks like a great alternative to google play. Going to see what games it has that may be different from google play."
    5. 214
      APKMirror
      APKMirror is a website that hosts different kinds of apps for Android in APK format, so that you don't need to have a Google account to download them.
      Software

      Other Platform

      Free

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      Gerald Rose
      Written on September 7, 2018
      "This is where you get apps if you want something that's lower version, or an app that isn't available in your country yet. It's great and you should try it out"
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      Gerald Rose
      Written on September 7, 2018
      "This is where you get apps if you want something that's lower version, or an app that isn't available in your country yet. It's great and you should try it out"
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      Luis Alberto Esparza
      Written on February 15, 2017
      "APKMirror is not the prettiest site around (how about changing that orange theme?). But if you are one of those who prefer not to use Google Play Store, APKMirror is a solid alternative. If you think it's a bit sketchy, just remember that the site is run by the same folks who run Android Police."
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      Paul Hayes
      Written on April 21, 2017
      "This was so amazing since I don't have a google account. It downloads very fast!"
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      Crystal Fox
      Written on September 15, 2017
      "Definitely beats google play. Still not as good as the Apple appstore."
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      1Mobile
      1Mobile is a free Android store available as online service and Android app. The website allows you to download different types of games for free.
      Websites

      Free

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      Joan Arnold
      Written on June 22, 2017
      "1Mobile is very similar to the Google Play Store and iTunes, but for the Android systems including tablets and phones. 1Mobile has over 800,000 Android applications including..."
      JA
      Joan Arnold
      Written on June 22, 2017
      "1Mobile is very similar to the Google Play Store and iTunes, but for the Android systems including tablets and phones. 1Mobile has over 800,000 Android applications including Lifestyle, Finance, communication, and of course, games. With a "Recently popular" section a "Newly updated" section, and search capabilities, 1Mobile is a great place to find every app you need for an android device."
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      Mary Russell
      Written on January 18, 2017
      "I wanted to find an app store that wasn't Google Play, and I found it. It doesn't have as much variety, and I don't necessarily trust it completely, but for now I will continue to give it a shot. Nothing bad has happened yet, I guess -- so far, so good."
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      Stephanie May
      Written on September 15, 2017
      "1mobile acted like spyware on my phone. It was virtually impossible to remove. Most of the apps on it were bogus mirror sites. Stay far away."
    7. 186
      Opera Mobile Store
      Opera offers a tiny and handy alternative store to Google Play Store to let you feed in your Android device with new and interesting apps and games.
      Websites

      Free

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      Shaurya Pillai
      Written on September 7, 2018
      "Not that much of a fan of Opera, but I have to admit that I found a couple of apps here that I didn't even see a hint of in Google Play. Some of them are meh, but some of them..."
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      Shaurya Pillai
      Written on September 7, 2018
      "Not that much of a fan of Opera, but I have to admit that I found a couple of apps here that I didn't even see a hint of in Google Play. Some of them are meh, but some of them are worth trying. Trust me"
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      Jack Green
      Written on May 13, 2017
      "I like the Google Play Store but it's nice to have alternatives too. The Opera Mobile store is a great alternative to the Play store and has some pretty interesting apps and games. It's also nice because it shows stuff from other platforms too."
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      Amit Patel
      Written on February 23, 2017
      "I would looks at the app provided on the Opera Mobile Store. If I lied the selection, I would use it as an alternatives to the Google Play Store."
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      Christine Rios
      Written on June 9, 2017
      "Love it! I am an opera aficionado and this will streamline my ability to find the music I love!"
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      GetApk
      GetApk is a website and Android app providing you with an alternative service to Play Store. Choose among different categories the apps for your needs.  
      Websites

      Free

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      José Romo
      Written on September 15, 2017
      "I was looking for the best alternative to Google Play Store, and I found GetApk. GetApk is a unique app that allows you to customize your apps and pair them up with the best..."
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      José Romo
      Written on September 15, 2017
      "I was looking for the best alternative to Google Play Store, and I found GetApk. GetApk is a unique app that allows you to customize your apps and pair them up with the best and most compatible supporting apps."
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      Judith Nguyen
      Written on April 29, 2017
      "When you need choice for everything, there is GetApk. Why just have Play Store, when you can have more. I like to have this choice and there are lot of apps to choose from in different categories."
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      Raúl Hernández
      Written on May 29, 2017
      "I use this on my android to get Apps in bulk after I reset my phone. I really like the fact that they have older versions available as not all new versions work on my older phone."
    9. 147
      DownloadAtoZ
      DownloadAtoZ is a download portal offering downloads for Windows, Mac, iPhone and Android (as APK files), along with fonts and drivers.
      Websites

      Free

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      Tammy Wells
      Written on March 9, 2017
      "DownloadAtoZ is a great APK resource. Sometimes when you're on the google store there are restrictions (such as country) to installing some apps. Using this APK download site..."
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      Tammy Wells
      Written on March 9, 2017
      "DownloadAtoZ is a great APK resource. Sometimes when you're on the google store there are restrictions (such as country) to installing some apps. Using this APK download site you can just side load your desired apks and get past all that nonsense, so it's a great alternative to the store!"
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      Helen Carlson
      Written on September 15, 2017
      "Knowing limitations of the Google Play Store, I learned to use APK as an alternate solution for my android. Once that was learned, using DownloadAtoZ opened up many more apps that I couldn't have found otherwise."
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      Ananya Patil
      Written on April 4, 2017
      "This is a great substitute for google play store. it comes with a wider variety of applications and offers cross-platform applications that are quite app interesting."
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      Mobango
      Mobango is an alternative Android market. To those searching for a complimentary download source, Mobango offers games, apps, videos and free collections you can be inspired by.  
      Websites

      Free

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      Emma Phillips
      Written on September 14, 2017
      "Mobango is a great choice for an Android App store if you are searching for another market than Google Play. There are so many apps to chose from, as well as older versions..."
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      Emma Phillips
      Written on September 14, 2017
      "Mobango is a great choice for an Android App store if you are searching for another market than Google Play. There are so many apps to chose from, as well as older versions of an app, in case a newer version isn't compatible. This works well for devices with older Android operating systems."
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      Sara Salazar
      Written on January 29, 2017
      "I was looking for an alternative to the Google Play Store. When I searched Google I found the Mobango website which seems to be a good alternative to the Google Play Store."
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      Sandra Enríquez
      Written on February 16, 2017
      "Tires of the Google Play Store? Try Mobango which offers a wide array of games and apps to choose from."
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      SlideMe
      SlideMe is an alternative Android app market to the popular Google Play Store. Here you can find both apps and games for your Android device, along with a community. 
      Websites

      Free

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      William Diaz
      Written on March 14, 2017
      "Each app submitted to be published on SlideMe is reviewed to ensure it meets the standards of the store. Since every app published on the store is reviewed and there are a..."
      WD
      William Diaz
      Written on March 14, 2017
      "Each app submitted to be published on SlideMe is reviewed to ensure it meets the standards of the store. Since every app published on the store is reviewed and there are a large number of submissions it does take time for the review process. SlideMe also offers a free developer service to anyone who makes an account and paypal is accepted."
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      Trishla Patel
      Written on May 28, 2017
      "For a long time I honestly thought that I was stuck with the Google Play Store. Who knew that there were alternatives?! Not me! Then a friend told me about SlideMe. It's so awesome to know that there are alternative markets to get your android apps."
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      Carl Harper
      Written on September 14, 2017
      "So I was using the Google Play store for everything but I realized it sucked so I needed an alternative, I looked up SlideMe and I really like it. It solved every problem I have in my life and now I have none, thank you SlideMe."
    12. 117
      Appszoom
      Appszoom is a site where you can find the ideal application for a certain need thanks to expert tests and reviews. This is an alternative app store for Android and iOS, including both apps and games. 
      Websites

      Free

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      María Acevedo
      Written on June 3, 2017
      "I was trying to find an app to help my search stores for a certain product. I saw this website and thought it might help. I was able to find several apps that were exactly..."
      MA
      María Acevedo
      Written on June 3, 2017
      "I was trying to find an app to help my search stores for a certain product. I saw this website and thought it might help. I was able to find several apps that were exactly what I was looking for thanks to this website. It had an easy design that is easy to navigate."
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      Gerald Simmons
      Written on April 11, 2017
      "This is an app that tries to do a better job at curating and finding apps for you than google play. I think google play does a better job though since it can sync all of your devices and is linked directly with your google account."
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      GetJar
      GetJar is a free alternative app and game store for Android. You can find top, new and best of from Google Play.
      Websites

      Free

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      Paul Meyer
      Written on September 14, 2017
      "GetJar helped me find the best apps to pass time while I was traveling. I found several awesome mobile games, places to watch TV and there were even social media messaging..."
      PM
      Paul Meyer
      Written on September 14, 2017
      "GetJar helped me find the best apps to pass time while I was traveling. I found several awesome mobile games, places to watch TV and there were even social media messaging apps."
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      Lee Mao
      Written on May 5, 2017
      "Although this may be a great alternative to Google play, the design is not as sleek, and appears to be gimmicky, that being said, apart from design, it makes sense."
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      Wayne Clark
      Written on May 11, 2017
      "I don't know why someone would need an alternative to google play. I mean, the solution is not as good as google play it. I feel it is unnecessary."
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      BlackBerry World
      BlackBerry World is a free app market for Android Blackberry devices owners. It's a blackberry-device centric app store.
      Websites

      Free

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      Liu Du
      Written on July 19, 2017
      "I once got hacked by an app supposed safe app in the google play store so i became desperate for to find an alternative. I came to find blackberry world which was absolutly..."
      LD
      Liu Du
      Written on July 19, 2017
      "I once got hacked by an app supposed safe app in the google play store so i became desperate for to find an alternative. I came to find blackberry world which was absolutly perfect. All the apps seem safe and useful. It very much rivals google play store but It is much better."
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      Amalia Franco
      Written on June 2, 2017
      "I have a blackberry, so I use BlackBerry World to download apps. It is very intuitive and has met all my needs so far. Definitely useful to have a store so focused on BlackBerry."
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      Eric Rios
      Written on September 14, 2017
      "A great app market for Blackberries, but of course it won't work if you don't have one. So it's a bit limited, but the selection is decent if you do have a Blackberry."
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      Uptodown
      Uptodown is a download portal with a special focus on apps not allowed to be downloadable from the official Play Store.
      Websites

      Free

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      Philip Weber
      Written on February 6, 2017
      "Uptodown looks to be a download portal that is an alternative to many play stores including the Google Play Store. It looks very interesting. The only minor issue that I..."
      PW
      Philip Weber
      Written on February 6, 2017
      "Uptodown looks to be a download portal that is an alternative to many play stores including the Google Play Store. It looks very interesting. The only minor issue that I saw was that the page linked me to the Spanish version of the site. I would say it does address the problem."
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      Michael Patel
      Written on September 14, 2017
      "Uptodown is an alternative play store app that alllows users to download apps that arent usually found on the official app store. It seems that they also allow apps that are pirated. It may be unregulated so it may pose some sort of risk."
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      Ruth Nelson
      Written on May 6, 2017
      "I don't feel like this is a good solution. When opening the link it opens in Spanish, which is not a language I speak. I also don't see anything that assures me the apps are reputable."
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      BLACKMART ALPHA
      Blackmart Alpha is an alternative to the Google Play Store with a multi-language selection of apps downloadable for free. It also offers different types of games.
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      Other Platform

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      Alfredo Téllez
      Written on September 14, 2017
      "I haven't heard of many alternatives to the Google Play store so the Blackmart app must be one of the only few alternatives. It has a variety of different apps in different..."
      AT
      Alfredo Téllez
      Written on September 14, 2017
      "I haven't heard of many alternatives to the Google Play store so the Blackmart app must be one of the only few alternatives. It has a variety of different apps in different languages. I'm guessing this can be accessed through your computer using a rooted Android device."
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      Mildred Garrett
      Written on February 27, 2017
      "If you're like me and don't have a Google account but still want to download cool apps, check out Blackmart app. they have a huge selection of multi-language apps that are available on smart phones and tablets."
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      Rakesh Lobo
      Written on January 31, 2017
      "The Blackmart app helped fill a much needed void by posing as an alternative to Google Play Store. I was able to find apps there that I wouldn't have ever seen on Google Play."
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      Downlor

      Downlor is an alternative for Google Play Store. Its huge list of categories will make you extremely easy the task of finding the APK or iPhone IPA you are looking for. However, the loading time can be too long sometimes. 

      Websites

      Free

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      Walter Stevens
      Written on April 10, 2018
      "For an alternate to the Google Play Store, I tried Downlor. When I visited the website, it was down for maintenance. Not a great start for an app store."
      WS
      Walter Stevens
      Written on April 10, 2018
      "For an alternate to the Google Play Store, I tried Downlor. When I visited the website, it was down for maintenance. Not a great start for an app store."
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      Lawrence Dean
      Written on June 19, 2018
      "not a good alternative"
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      AllFreeAPK
      Download free Android games and apps from editor's picks, top new, featured and top grossing apps and games. AllFreeAPK site is an alternative to the classic Google Play Store.

      Websites

      Free

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      Ryan Riley
      Written on March 25, 2017
      "This is a great resource. If you don't want to use the Google Play Store you can get apps here."
      RR
      Ryan Riley
      Written on March 25, 2017
      "This is a great resource. If you don't want to use the Google Play Store you can get apps here."
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      Cynthia Burke
      Written on September 14, 2017
      "You too can download games from a very questionable free game site. The site is very lack luster and just has links to bunches of games without any real categorization or menu really unless you scroll all the way to the bottom. This site looks like a virus or lawsuit waiting to happen. I really would download anything from this site."
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      Jerry Wong
      Written on March 18, 2017
      "I looked over this site and they do have some interesting options, but in the end I was too nervous to download any of the software. You see so many things about trusted websites and malware that I just didn't feel like it was worth the risk to try and use their service."
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      Apkecho

      Apkecho is a website where you can find free Android Apps and Games. Everything is organized by category so it's easy to browse and find what you are looking for. 

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      Free

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      Android Gaming
      Written on December 20, 2017
      "Apkecho provides hundreds of Android apps and games in apk format for free! You can find & download any type and category app or game easy and free! You can browse apps and..."
      AG
      Android Gaming
      Written on December 20, 2017
      "Apkecho provides hundreds of Android apps and games in apk format for free! You can find & download any type and category app or game easy and free! You can browse apps and games easily in appstore like clean and simple UI"
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      APKphone

      APKphone is a website in which you can download apps and games for your Android devices. The web is divided into different sections, so you can easily find what you are looking for. You can also check the editor picks to get recommended apps.

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      Free

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      Nicolás Anaya
      Written on March 3, 2018
      "This is a good solution because it has a lot of apps that are found in the Google Play Store. The apps can be downloaded from the website straight to your mobile device."
      NA
      Nicolás Anaya
      Written on March 3, 2018
      "This is a good solution because it has a lot of apps that are found in the Google Play Store. The apps can be downloaded from the website straight to your mobile device."

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    Summary

    Best alternatives to Google Play Store
    Rank Solutions Type Votes Price
    1 Aptoide Websites 317 Free
    2 Amazon Appstore Websites 289 Free
    3 LG SmartWorld Websites 270 Free
    4 AppBrain Websites 258 Free
    5 1AppMarket Websites 242 Free
    6 F-Droid Websites 230 Free
    7 Mobogenie Software 221 Free
    8 APKMirror Software 214 Free
    9 1Mobile Websites 197 Free
    10 Opera Mobile Store Websites 186 Free
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