Direct APK Downloader varies-with-device

A free, easy to use browser extension that allows you to download APK files

  • Category:

    Finance

  • Works under:

    Windows 7 / Windows 10 / Windows 8.1 / Windows Vista / Windows XP / Windows 10

  • Program available in:In English
  • Program license:Free
  • Vote:
    10.0 (6)

Direct APK Downloader is a browser extension that lets you download APK files.

APK files are Android package files. These are the program you use on Android devices and even devices that use an operating system derived from Android, such as Kindle. Direct APK Downloader is a browser extension, which means it enhances and runs within your web browser. This extension gives you access to a large APK database and lets you download those files directly.

The conventional way to download APK files is through the Google Play store, but Play very much controls how you download and to where. It will, for instance, simply deny you an APK because the current device you are on does not meet the specifications or other requirements for it.

There are a number of reasons why you may want to circumvent Play and download APKs directly. It may be better to use an older version of an APK because a new version causes conflicts. Devices like Kindle do not provide access to all APKs but can still use them, so a direct download is a rather simple way to get them onto your device without installing Play, which can be a challenge in some scenarios.

Direct APK Downloader supports a number of different browsers. You can use a desktop browser and then transfer those APKs to your device using the cloud or an SD card. You can also use the extension on a mobile browser running on your smartphone or tablet and have immediate access to your APKs.

While the program is an excellent concept overall and useful, it remains a bit unrefined. It lacks features that you would expect and download via proxy tends to be slow. In addition, you have to select a device and know the package name or Google Play URL in order to generate a download like that you can then use. This process is cumbersome, and you will not want to download many APKs in this manner.

Pros

  • Large APK database
  • Download APKs anywhere

Cons

  • Unrefined

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