15 Best Websites for Android Apps Download

September 12, 2011 · 23 comments

by Jason Angus

Android Apps Download

There are literally tons of Android apps download available. It’s hard to pick out the gems when you’re confronted with that many apps. I have collected 15 Android apps download websites that I believe will help you wade through the endless supply of apps and find the ones you truly want. We love our electronic gadgets and it’s always a good idea to use covers and cases to protect you precious HTC, Kindle, Ipod, Iphone etc.



Amazon Appstore
The Amazon Appstore is the Amazon.com foray into the Android apps download market.  And Amazon is off to a great start.  They have an amazing organizational system for the apps and they also boast their own recommendation engine.  This is a great place for the new Android owner to head to.  You also get the Amazon style reviews that you see on their main site Amazon.com.

Amazon Appstore

Android Tapp
Android Tapp offers app reviews, recommendations, and interviews with app developers.  The apps and reviews are sorted by category and seem relatively easy to find.

Appitalism brands itself as the Social App Superstore.  This site depends on its users to collectively determine the best apps.


AppBrain aims to help you find the best Android apps downloads.  They do this by giving you the ability to browse apps based on rankings, reviews, and categories.  They also give you the chance to see app statistics such as costs, free vs paid, storage space, and categories.

AppGuide is part of the PCWorld.com group of sites.  You can browse by category as you can on most app sites.  But here, you get the benefit of editor reviews.  The editors from PCWorld.com routinely give expert reviews.  Mixed in with these editor reviews are reviews from users as well.

Appolicious (in association with Yahoo!)
When connected to Facebook, Applicious will recommend apps that your friends are using.

Aproov gives you filtering by category and the ability to search.  Aproov has their own algorithim called App Rank to filter apps to the top of lists based on several rankings.

Aproov Android apps downloads

GetJar is the worlds largest free app store.  The store boasts over two billion downloads to date and over 150,000 apps available across many different platforms.

Google’s Android Market
This is the original.  The site is well laid out.  Easy to search.  Visually appealing.  Down the left side of the site is a quick listing of top apps from free, paid, grossing, and top new paid.

When I think of Handmark, I think of a company in the application creation business.  But they are also now an application delivery company.  The main view on their site is by top recommendation and you get category views as well.

At the Handster app store you can quickly browse for apps by categories. Or you can do a quick search.  Like most stores  you can look at apps by various popularity categories as well.

OpenAppMkt is an online Android apps download store for HTML5 apps.  OpenAppMkt strives to give you freedom and give you open access to apps.

The Phandroid site is all all about Android apps download search.  You are greeted with three tabs across the top: Hot, Apps, and Games.  Under each time is a default listing of apps and the ability to search in that category.  They also offer a Power Search which gives you the ability to search on just about any field.

Phoload has two things that make it stand out from the crowd.  First it is a community based site and depends heavily on its users to rate apps.  Second it’s a totally free application store.

PocketGear bills themselves as the world’s largest Android apps download marketplace.  And this very well may be true.  PocketGear has been around for a very long time.  PocketGear like most other sites give you the ability to search and offers views of top apps in different areas.


Author : Jason Angus

Like most writers Jason Angus leads a double life.  During the day he is an IT Manager for a college.  In the evenings, he writes technology articles and runs a consulting business.  He often writes for Wix.com, the free website builder that lets you create customized websites with ease.

{ 23 comments… read them below or add one }

Nehemiah August 8, 2013 at 11:11 am

This is nice list, but the free ones are of most visit. So they are supposed to be on this list also, or you can write a new post about it.


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Sheins June 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm

Great list!


Anthony May 27, 2013 at 3:55 pm

Great list! Also there is a new site which you can find at http://www.appscrawler.com


torche samuel April 27, 2013 at 2:34 pm

thanks dude


Ncell April 6, 2013 at 1:50 pm

I think you missed opera mobile store.


Moin March 14, 2013 at 7:24 pm

But this list is missing a well known major android apps site : http://www.AppsApk.com


PDXSteve March 14, 2013 at 6:39 am

And not a single dang one lets you sort by size!

For the official sites of Google Play and the iTunes App Store, this is unforgivable!

For Amazon, AppBrain, and Aproov, who keep sizes in the database but refuse to allow you to sort by them, it’s just majorly embarrassing.


Parampreet Singh January 1, 2013 at 3:14 pm



Harish Gupta October 11, 2012 at 11:50 am

Here is a site for Android Apps as well with great games and softwares Best Android Apps


Tracy Justin September 18, 2012 at 10:58 am

The sites you list are indeed nice in android app downloads, but they are far from good compare some comprehensive downloads site. Take freenew for example, it offers both mobile and windows games and apps downloads and users have great fun on it.


Diego August 5, 2012 at 1:28 am

These sites are good in many ways, but most of them have obsolete applications. To download free applications I recommend visiting 1mobile.com. Although most search paid applications, this is for those with a small mobile plan.

Anyway, nice post!


Tech-Trip July 24, 2012 at 7:06 am

Great list. Hope to make it up there soon :)


Abdillah July 5, 2012 at 11:54 am



sharonlewis May 28, 2012 at 11:56 am

So this is the list where you can find the latest apps which you can download, until now I didn’t know, just of google play store.


Androidfreez February 2, 2012 at 2:08 pm

i think you forget the free ones..


Lars February 2, 2012 at 4:47 pm

Sorry if we did, share the ones you use please.


Milad February 6, 2013 at 8:54 pm

yes I think he forget that lol….


Clasificados December 19, 2011 at 3:03 pm

I would like to know if there is a list like this for apple apps and for blackberry apps too.


Asho August 25, 2011 at 5:31 pm

Nice list… as android market is growing no. of sites are also growing daily… thanks for the nice list…


Matthew Deal August 24, 2011 at 10:53 pm

I’m bitter we didn’t make the list! Maybe we will in time. Still, we’re big fans of AppBrain and GetJar.


Lock App for Blackberry August 23, 2011 at 12:50 pm

Thanks for sharing such an awesome list..Really helpful.


perth web design August 5, 2011 at 10:36 am

“There are literally tons of Android apps download available.” Yes, and I’m glad you took the time to put together the really good ones. Thanks a lot for this post. I’ll bookmark it for future reference.


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