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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


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


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 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 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


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: