Aptoide, Blackmart, 1Mobile or APKPure are some of the Android marketplaces that can be considered as alternatives to Google Play Store and from which we can download not only apps but also other contents to customize our smartphone or tablet. Now we've also got to add APKTom (9Apps), another market that proves that there's life beyond the official application store.
Much more than apps and games
From this store, we can download much more than the latest gaming hits for Android or yet another instant messaging and chat app that intends to overthrow WhatsApp, another original photo editor with hundreds of filters and funny effects or the new social network recommended by our workmates.
Apart from all the latter, we can also come across different files to customize our device: wallpapers, ringtones, full themes, stickers, and emojis to be used in emails or text messages...
A great resource to customize your Android enjoy exclusive contents.
This app offers us the following features and functions:
- Section to discover and download applications: flick through categories or discover the most download apps or the most popular updates.
- Games section where you'll discover a wide range of titles curated by the editors, the most downloaded games, and the latest releases.
- Tools to manage the internal storage space of your device, being able to uninstall applications and manage all your device's files.
However, we do have to say that this application doesn't exactly work as an alternative store. Mainly because the majority of applications are downloaded straight from Google Play so you won't be able to get hold of the actual APK installation file on your phone or tablet. However, the rest of the elements (wallpapers, ringtones, and others) are downloaded from the web of APKTom.
In any case, that's an advantage for all those users that don't trust this kind of marketplace due to insecurities and suspicions about the fact that the apps may contain viruses: as you'll be downloading straight from Google Play you've got the guarantee that these apps aren't at all dangerous.
Anyhow, there are always exceptions, as it also offers us other software that can't be found on the official Android store, such as TubeMate for instance as well as other apps to download videos from YouTube.
What's new in the latest version
- The developers have not disclosed the changelog for this latest version.