The Google Play Store is the home for all types of Android apps but there are also great alternative App Stores available for Android users. This is a list of some of the best App Store options that not only offer the best of app choices but also won't plague your phone with malware. However, we recommend that you exercise caution and read the permissions when installing some of the apps.
You will first need to your Phone's Security menu via Settings, then tick the Unknown sources option to be able to install these apps on your Android device.
1. Amazon Appstore for Android
Amazon offers some awesome apps on their Appstore. Though its apps are not as abundant as those available in the Google Play Store, Amazon AppStore is the ideal alternative for completely secure and safe apps for your Android device.
For thousands of exclusive apps both free and paid, Amazon has it all. The Appstore offers some selected apps that are only available in premium versions for free regularly, with a free paid app give away every day to its app store users.
Additionally, the Amazon app store includes a large selection of movies, songs and books which are often at lower prices compared to those on Google Play Store. To get started you only need to download the app and create an Amazon account to take advantage of what it has to offer.
GetJar is a cross-platform app store alternative with support not only for Android, but also for BlackBerry, iOS, Windows Mobile and many more. This alternative app offers an extensive assortment of free apps which can be split into categories and subcategories similar to Google Play Store, including Education, Productivity, Games and so on.
The GetJar apps can be accessed from the GetJar website
or alternatively you can have the GetJar app store APK
installed on your phone.
Mobogenie is another app market alternative that has mostly similar apps to those on the Google Play Store.
The Mobogenie app store
features a recommendation tool for app suggestions based on your preferences, a file manager that keeps all your downloads organized such as for videos, games, themes and more.
Mobogenie integrates its desktop application version for better management of your files. This app also comes a backup feature.
SlideME features a array of both free and paid apps for your Android phone with a large active community of users who also rate the apps. This app is easy to navigate and use because of its impressive interface.
The website allows you to explore the apps it has to offer with filtering options based on categories, updated, ratings and the newest, while still highlighting those that are currently trending.
The SlideME APK
is available free on the SlideME website.
is another great Google Play Store alternative, offering tons of apps to choose from including some of the best and most popular apps known on the Android platform. With over 440 million downloads, the app is complemented with an easy to use interface that also combines the use of categories to filter through app options.