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Apple App Store Alternatives for iPad

There are many alternatives to Apple App Store for iPad if you are looking for a replacement. The best iPad alternative is Cydia, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Apple App Store and 15 are available for iPad so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting iPad alternatives to Apple App Store are iNoJB, Product Hunt, App 704 and AppAgg.

Apple App Store alternatives are mainly App Stores but may also be App Discovery Services or Similar Search Engines. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Apple App Store.
This page was last updated Mar 15, 2022
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  1. Cydia is a Debian APT package manager that lets you download tweaks and apps that haven't been approved by Apple for your jailbroken iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, via repositories.

    Discontinued

    On December 13, 2018 Saurik has announced that the Cydia Store is shut down because of a bug with Paypal and lack of funds. He recommends to remove the saved Paypal info from the Cydia account and assures the users that he intends to maintain the ability to download existing packages. https://www.reddit.com/r/jailbreak/comments/a5wfq9/news_andrew_wiik_recommend_that_everyone_removes/ebpur5a/?context=1

    Cydia vs Apple App Store opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Cydia is a great alternative to Apple App Store.

    This is not really for apps, it is more for tweaks to your device, but does not provide many actual apps.

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    brandonc

    the user can add and remove sources (repositories) to check for apps

    Positive comment over 4 years ago
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    Cydia is iOS alternative cuz when you jailbreak your iOS you will have cydia

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  2. iNoJB

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    • Online
    • iPhone
    • iPad

    iNoJB, formerly known as "iNoCydia", is a Cydia alternative made by Colton, It has many tweaks as well as apps from the Emu4iOS Store that require no Jailbreak or PC to install. As of version 2.

    Bundleware

    It contains several ads and phishing links too

    Almost everyone thinks iNoJB is a great alternative to Apple App Store.


  3. Product Hunt

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Google Chrome
    • Firefox

    Product Hunt is a curation of the best new products, every day. Discover the latest mobile apps, websites, and technology products that everyone's talking about.

    Product Hunt vs Apple App Store opinions
    Some users think Product Hunt is a great alternative to Apple App Store, some don't.
    jakeyounglol

    this has nothing to do with the app store

    Negative comment 10 months ago
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    This has nothing to do with the App Store, because it is not for downloading apps.

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    While the Apple App Store is a distribution platform for iOS Product Hunt is a generic website to hype any kind of stuff.

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  4. App 704

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    • iPhone
    • iPad

    We want you to find the greatest apps available in the App Store and other markets. In the easiest, cheapest and most entertaining way. Enjoy.

    Almost everyone thinks App 704 is a great alternative to Apple App Store.
  5. AppAgg

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Windows Mobile
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    • Nintendo Switch Online
    • Playstation

    A web based Application Aggregator. Support all major platforms: Android, iOS, macOS, Windows, Steam, Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo.



  6. AltStore

    • Free PersonalOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • iPhone
    • iPad

    A home for apps that push the boundaries of iOS. No jailbreak required.

  7. Appsftw

    • FreeProprietary
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    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • iPad

    Search, browse and view apps that are relevant to you. Discover new apps daily.

  8. AppValley

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online
    • iPhone
    • iPad

    AppValley allows you to browse through apps of various categories. The apps which you can’t download from Apple Store can be downloaded from AppValley. In fact, AppValley even allows you to have the modified (or tweaked/hacked) version of the app that you want to download.

  9. TweakBox

    • FreeOpen Source
    • iPhone
    • iPad

    TweakBox is a 3rd Party App Installer that lets you enjoy your favorite apps with a twist.

  10. Mojo Installer

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • iPhone
    • iPad

    Mojo Installer is a free, decentralized third-party software distribution system designed for iOS devices running stock iOS 7-9+, similar to Jay Freeman's jailbroken application Cydia.

    Most users think Mojo Installer is a great alternative to Apple App Store.
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