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App Markets

Of course there's the Google Play Store. But there are also tons of helpers, supplements, complements, alternative front-ends – and even alternative sources; not everyone is willing to get spied upon by Google and tracker-ridden apps.

Hint: if you want to go „Google-free“ but are afraid your „must-have apps“ might refuse to work without Google Services, Plexus lets you check that.

Playstore Supplements

2020-09-19

As some feel the Google Play Store app insufficient ("nothing found but spam!") or troublesome ("my downloads do not start!"), here's a list of supplements and alternative front-ends.

Some candidates are not tolerated in the Google Play Store, as they "don't fit the guidelines". Those include, amongst others:

Access the Play Store from your PC:

Top apps, special offers, and more

2020-09-21

The best of the best of the best, sir? And never miss a discount? Then you might wish to take a look at these apps:

And then, there's also Best Apps Market...

Alternative Markets

If the Google Playstore once more is "temporarily out-of-order" – just take a different one! If your favorite grocery store has closed, you won't stay whining at its door either, right? Luckily, with Android there are alternative choices as well:

F-Droid

2020-09-21

F-Droid is a place where you only get FOSS apps – that means apps where the source code is free and open, no proprietary components, all transparent. There's also more than one repository – and everybody and his little sister can host their own repo following their own rules. While the F-Froid.org repo still is the biggest, the second largest is the one run by IzzyOnDroid. Find more details, links etc. at the bottom of this page.

Various app markets

2020-09-21

Again, some candidates are not found directly at Google Play itself (Google doesn't like competition), but neither do the official repos of F-Droid & Aptoide have them all. So you might also wish to check here:

Further Readings:

2020-09-22