Alternatives to Google Play Store for all platforms with any license

  • F-Droid

    F-Droid is an installable catalogue of FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) applications for the Android platform.

    • If you want a Play Store that has loads of gratis open source adfree apps of high quility, this is the "store" for you. HonestJohnMar 2019 • 3 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • if you are searching open source and free app. you should try F-Droid. But not have large app liabrary. OKTAYMERCANMar 2019 • 3 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • No cost to upload apps. Also more secure and private being FOSS Guest • Dec 2018 • 4 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • FOSS, a lot less tracking, very simple to use Guest • Aug 2017 • 10 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • F-Droid is like Google Play Store but it hosts only open source apps. This has 2 main advantages: 1) It allows you to install software on phones without requiring a Google account (e.g. on Cyanogenmod). This has privacy benefits. 2) the code for all the apps can be inspected for security and privacy weaknesses/violations. JohnFastmanDec 2016 • 24 agrees and 12 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Web Android Android Tablet

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  • AppBrain

    AppBrain is a website which makes sense out of the high number of apps available in the Android market. * Discover the best Android apps via search, rankings and...

    • You can't download apps from AppBrain Guest • Jul 2016 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Web Android Android Tablet

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  • Aurora Store

    Aurora Store is an unofficial, FOSS client to Google's Play Store with an elegant design. Not only does Aurora Store download, update, and search for apps like the...

    • If you download YouTube through Aurora Store, it glitches and do not allow you from logging in your account, even though you have been using MicroG. Google is also banning people who uses third-party applications to log on Google's account. Guest • Jun 2019 • 0 agrees and 5 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Android Android Tablet

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  • Uptodown

    Uptodown is an international download site for mobile apps and desktop software. It was created on December 20, 2002, and is based in Málaga, Spain. Its...

    • It has all the apps that are relevant on the Google play store along with a ton of cracked apps and not as popular apps as well.This alternative is way better than the Google play store and they also check every app for virus' waynekochNov 2017 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Web Android Android Tablet

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  • G-Droid

    G-Droid is a client application to browse the F-Droid repository. It has a slighly different approach of UI design to the F-Droid client.

    • Has the advantage of being open source and only lists open source apps (since it uses the F-Droid repository), which has privacy benefits over Google play Store. It has a better interface than F-Droid, plus a system of labels, rankings and comments, that are lacking on the original F-Droid app. (personal experience: images, like logos, load way faster on G-droid than F-Droid for me) narvodApr 2019 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Android Android Tablet

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  • 1Mobile

    1Mobile Market is the best way to quickly find and download the best free Android apps and games for your unique, mobile life. With the 1Mobile Market, you can: Download...

    • 1Mobile has a large selection of apps from Google Play and makes a solid alternative to the Play store. JacenBoyJul 2017 • 2 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Android

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  • GNOME Software

    Software lets you install and update applications and system extensions. A plugin system is used to access software from different sources. Plugins are provided for:...

    Free Open Source Linux Chrome OS Advanced Package Tool

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  • APKUpdater

    APKUpdater is a tool that simplifies the process of finding updates for your installed apps. It will provide functionality similar to an app store without having to...

    Free Open Source Android Android Tablet

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  • AppAgg

    Application Aggregator. We support all the major platforms: Android, iOS, Windows Phone, macOS, Windows, Linux, Steam, Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web Windows Mobile ... Android iPhone Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad Software as a Service (SaaS) Nintendo Switch Online Playstation

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Google Play Store Comments

Comment by Life_begins_at_conception
about Google Play Store · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

google market needs these four categories:

commercial
open source
freeware
malware

adware is malware
rendering ads is malware
spyware is malware
sending SMS to premium numbers secretly is malware
uploading one's phone book to app dev server is malware (kik messenger buries this factoid)

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Comment by coth
about Google Play Store · Oct 2018 · Helpful Not helpful -2 Helpful Report as spam

As it going to charge $40 to install, probably time to change it from Free to Commercial.

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