3 great Android apps that you won’t find on the Play Store

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The Play Store is the biggest internet application store in the world. There are still some great Android apps that you won’t find on it though. Continue reading to find out about them.


[notification type=”alert-info” close=”false” ]Please note that all of the apps listed below might be available on the Play Store already. This post will not be updated.[/notification]

[notification type=”alert-info” close=”false” ]All the apps listed below can be downloaded from sources such as XDA Labs or APK Mirror. These sources are trusted, so you don’t have to worry about getting viruses and spyware on your device.[/notification]

XDA Labs

XDA Labs is an alternative app store giving you access to beta versions of apps, apps that are not available or have been removed from the Play Store and system applications from other devices. In addition, the app shows you the newest tech news and reviews from XDA Developers, has a library of Xposed Modules, lets you search XDA fora, provides you with some nice looking wallpapers and has a My device tab where you can find articles about your smartphone or tablet. All of this is packed in a simple and intuitive app designed according to Material Design guidelines.

Popular Movies

Popular Movies is a simple movie app that lets you read reviews and descriptions, watch trailers and get basic info about productions. There are 4 ways of browsing in the app: most popular, top rated, upcoming or playing now. There are also options to search for a particular movie, mark favourite movies or share them. In the future, registering will enable you to review and rate movies. The app is designed according to Google’s Material Design guidelines and is definitely worth trying.

WiFi Checker

A great way to save battery is to turn off WiFi when you’re not using it. Doing this manually can be very inconvenient though. WiFi Checker is a simple app that does this for you – it checks whether your phone is connected to a network and whether there are any available WiFi access points. Based on this information, it turns WiFi off when you don’t need it. The app also shows you details about the network that you are currently connected to and lets you change the check interval.

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Patrick is a student and tech enthusiast, mostly interested in UI design, Android modding and custom ROMs.