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.

    • F-Droid is a free, open source app store. Guest • May 2020 Disagree   Agree
    • Most comprehensive app for free and open source software on Android headlinesMay 2020 Disagree   Agree
    • No cost to upload apps. Also more secure and private being FOSS Guest • Dec 2018 • 4 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
    • 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 2 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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  • Aptoide

    Aptoide is a distributed marketplace for mobile applications which runs on the Android operating system.

    • Extensive number of Apps available, easy to search; checks your downloaded are up to date; you can update your apps via their update function. Guest • Dec 2017 • 8 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Web Android Android Tablet Kindle Fire

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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...

    • Aurora Store lets you download apps from Google Play without a Google account or Google Play Services on your device. Unlike Google Play Store, Aurora Store doesn't have any ads or client-side tracking. Aurora Store also has an advanced search function that lets you filter out paid apps, apps with ads, and apps that require Google Play Services. Finally, Aurora Store shows you exactly which trackers are bundled with each app in the store. headlinesMay 2020 Disagree   Agree
    • 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 • 2 agrees and 14 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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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:

open source

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)


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.