According to Statista, there are more than 2.1 Million apps on the Google Play store. You can find applications for almost everything. However, because of Google’s restrictive internal policies and terms, many apps are banned and many don’t even bother to register on play store. But it doesn’t mean all the stuff outside of the store is bad and can harm your smartphone. The Internet outside of play store is full of many gaming, editing, hacking and entertainment tools. In this article, I am providing a list of apps which are not on the play store but can make your life fun and easier:
Disclaimer: Some of the mentioned apps may harm your mobile if you download it from a wrong place or don’t use it right.
Fortnite Battle Royale is played by more than 125 Million people across the world. This game was developed by Epic. In August 2018, Epic announced the launch of the Android version of Fortnite. Epic decided to bypass google and didn’t make Fortnite available on Play Store. The potential reason for this episode was — Google Keeps 30% of all the sales. This game is available on the official website of Epicgames and you can download it by scanning the QR code.
For unknown reasons, Google Play store has banned this application. One of these reasons might be — this application needs too many deep-level permissions. This app was developed by XDA Labs and lets you tinker with the audio settings of your device. If you are a music lover, this app is a perfect choice for you. Some of the features are:
Differential Surround / Haas Effect
Auditory System Protection (Cure Tech+)
Headphone Surround+ (VHS+)
You can download this application from the official website of XDA developers.
This application is a gem and allows you to modify other android applications in various ways. Using this you can enjoy the premium version of many applications without spending a single buck. But to get all the features of this tool, you need to root your android. Some of its features are — removing Google ads, modifying apk, restoring and backing up apps. You can download this app from the official website.
Amazon Underground is the official app store of Amazon. This application is the biggest alternative to Google Play. You’ll often find the apps here for free, for which you have to pay a hefty amount on Play store. Amazon also pays the App developer depending upon the total time spent on the app. Although there are some geographical restrictions on this app. Finger crossed, let’s hope you are lucky enough to use this.
MiXplorer is a complete file management application that helps you work comfortably with its very neat user interface and a plethora of features. Functionalities like Tab support and dual panel mode allows users to work on different folders at the same time. Using this application you can also access your cloud files on MEGA, Google Drive, Dropbox and Onedrive. You will get extra features such as advanced search, custom user interface — if your device is rooted.
F-Droid consists of all the open source and free applications. This application has an installable catalogue of Free and Open Source Software. Using this you can also keep track of any updates on your device. If you are an open-source enthusiast, this app is perfect for you.
This application allows you to apply add-ons (Modules) to the device ROM. You don’t have to flash your ROM to get some specific feature. WIth Xposed Framework Installer, you can add particular features to whatever device you are using. The best thing is — you can even make changes to stock ROM. However, you need to be careful while using the mods and tweaks.
Previously Adaway was available on playstore but it got removed as it violated Google developer agreement. Most of the applications of Google Play store has ads all over it. Using Adaway you can remove ads from any of the android application. Be informed- this only works on rooted devices.
That’s all for now folks. These apps will allow you to enjoy Android experience to its fullest. Just make sure you are downloading them from trusted sources. If you have any more suggestions, do let me know in the comment section.
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