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Top 5 Best Alternatives to the Google Play Store

Top 5 Best Alternatives to the Google Play Store

If you are searching for the top 5 best alternatives to the Google Play Store, this article is something you would definitely want to read. The alternatives mentioned herein serve as secondary marketplaces from where you can shop or get access to the applications. Sometimes, the apps that are paid on the Google Play Store are available free of cost on the app stores given below.

1. MoboMarket

MoboMarket is a popular Android app store that serves as one of the best alternatives to the Google Play Store. The app is frequently updated with advanced features. It is considered as a sophisticated Android and iOS PC Suite, offering a broad spectrum of games, applications, music apps, etc. Regular updates and featured content makes it a more sophisticated platform.

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Mobo Market

    Simple & Consistent Interface:

    GUI comes with refined features and self defined functional procedure. The app allows the user to create personalized accounts by providing username and password credentials. With this, it provides the ease to log in and keep track of the apps that are previously downloaded. Users can earn reward points and can redeem the same as per their own wish.
    Availability of User Group/ Forums: The latest version is updated with forums, where users can share their views and experiences about a particular application. From the forums, you will be able to know about the potential apps along with the features and functional criteria that make them worth experiencing. Viewing Real life experience about apps helps convincing users about downloading the same.

    High Precision Android Wallpapers: Apart from games, entertainment, music, audio, video and image applications, MoboMarket also offers a wide range of high resolution wallpapers. It serves as a one-stop solution for downloading multiple apps that makes a smart device smarter. Apps and games are regularly edited by the MoboMarket professional editors.

    Integrated with Backup Algorithm: Next to advanced apps and games, another most significant feature offered by the respective app store is its ability to backup files saved in the smart device. The application allows backup phone data, so this way a full control over the Android smart phone is given to the user. Contacts, music, audio and data backup files can be stored over PC for further reference.

    Categorized Apps and Games: All the applications and games available on MoboMarket are well categorized into various sections. Categories such as Specified, Exclusive, Games, Top, Featured, Latest, etc makes it easier to search for the favorite apps. The application also offers downloading alternatives web browsers that are compatible over Android.

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    2. Amazon

    No doubts, this is among one of the best alternatives that offers a wide range of games and apps for the Android phones or devices. The APK file of the Amazon app store can easily be downloaded and installed on any Android device. The app store offers outstanding deals and offers.

    Apps and games are available in a number of different categories, including education, entertainment, health and fitness, music, lifestyle, books and comics, communication, photography, kids, real estate and many more. The apps and games are categorized into

    • Top Rated Underground Apps and Games
    • Apps and Games Best Sellers
    • Featured Fire Tablet Apps and Games
    • Top picks and Featured Categories

    3. GetJar

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    GetJar is nothing new to Symbian device users. The software is accessible over web interface and also comes as an official app. The applications available within are well categorized and organized. This app relies upon older or previous Android APIs. The process to download this app is quite straightforward, but it is not compatible to latest Android standards.

    4. Apps Lib

    AppsLib serves an exclusive library of Android games and apps. The simple to use interface makes it easier to download the apps even for first time visitors. The Filters available in the interface helps in searching for desired apps from the million of options in an easy manner. The apps are categorized into various sections that make it easy to download and install the applications or games. The marketplace is an option for devices that are unable to get Google certification. Premium apps can be purchased by making payment through PayPal.

    5. F-Droid

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    F-Droid offers a broad catalogue of ‘Free and Open Source Software (FOSS)’. It serves as a repository of free games and apps. The application is offered by a non-profit organization named F-Droid Limited. Apart from this, there is a CNET App Store that offers an exclusive range of app stores that can be downloaded easily on the Android device as per preference.

    To install these top 5 best alternatives to Google Play Store, you need to go to the ‘Settings’ and then scroll down through the ‘Security’ option. Then enable the option named as ‘Unknown Sources’.

    Featured photo credit: MoboMarket via mobomarket.net

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    Last Updated on February 15, 2019

    7 Tools to Help Keep Track of Goals and Habits Effectively

    7 Tools to Help Keep Track of Goals and Habits Effectively

    Now that 2011 is well underway and most people have fallen off the bandwagon when it comes to their New Year’s resolutions (myself included), it’s a good time to step back and take an honest look at our habits and the goals that we want to achieve.

    Something that I have learned over the past few years is that if you track something, be it your eating habits, exercise, writing time, work time, etc. you become aware of the reality of the situation. This is why most diet gurus tell you to track what you eat for a week so you have an awareness of the of how you really eat before you start your diet and exercise regimen.

    Tracking daily habits and progress towards goals is another way to see reality and create a way for you clearly review what you have accomplished over a set period of time. Tracking helps motivate you too; if I can make a change in my life and do it once a day for a period of time it makes me more apt to keep doing it.

    So, if you have some goals and habits in mind that need tracked, all you need is a tracking tool. Today we’ll look at 7 different tools to help you keep track of your habits and goals.

    Joe’s Goals

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      Joe’s Goals is a web-based tool that allows users to track their habits and goals in an easy to use interface. Users can add as many goals/habits as they want and also check multiple times per day for those “extra productive days”. Something that is unique about Joe’s Goals is the way that you can keep track of negative habits such as eating out, smoking, etc. This can help you visualize the good things that you are doing as well as the negative things that you are doing in your life.

      Joe’s Goals is free with a subscription version giving you no ads and the “latest version” for $12 a year.

      Daytum

        Daytum

        is an in depth way of counting things that you do during the day and then presenting them to you in many different reports and groups. With Daytum you can add several different items to different custom categories such as work, school, home, etc. to keep track of your habits in each focus area of your life.

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        Daytum is extremely in depth and there are a ton of settings for users to tweak. There is a free version that is pretty standard, but if you want more features and unlimited items and categories you’ll need Daytum Plus which is $4 a month.

        Excel or Numbers

          If you are the spreadsheet number cruncher type and the thought of using someone else’s idea of how you should track your habits turns you off, then creating your own Excel/Numbers/Google spreadsheet is the way to go. Not only do you have pretty much limitless ways to view, enter, and manipulate your goal and habit data, but you have complete control over your stuff and can make it private.

          What’s nice about spreadsheets is you can create reports and can customize your views in any way you see fit. Also, by using Dropbox, you can keep your tracker sheets anywhere you have a connection.

          Evernote

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            I must admit, I am an Evernote junky, mostly because this tool is so ubiquitous. There are several ways you can implement habit/goal tracking with Evernote. You won’t be able to get nifty reports and graphs and such, but you will be able to access your goal tracking anywhere your are, be it iPhone, Android, Mac, PC, or web. With Evernote you pretty much have no excuse for not entering your daily habit and goal information as it is available anywhere.

            Evernote is free with a premium version available.

            Access or Bento

              If you like the idea of creating your own tracker via Excel or Numbers, you may be compelled to get even more creative with database tools like Access for Windows or Bento for Mac. These tools allow you to set up relational databases and even give you the option of setting up custom interfaces to interact with your data. Access is pretty powerful for personal database applications, and using it with other MS products, you can come up with some pretty awesome, in depth analysis and tracking of your habits and goals.

              Bento is extremely powerful and user friendly. Also with Bento you can get the iPhone and iPad app to keep your data anywhere you go.

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              You can check out Access and the Office Suite here and Bento here.

              Analog Bonus: Pen and Paper

              All these digital tools are pretty nifty and have all sorts of bells and whistles, but there are some people out there that still swear by a notebook and pen. Just like using spreadsheets or personal databases, pen and paper gives you ultimate freedom and control when it comes to your set up. It also doesn’t lock you into anyone else’s idea of just how you should track your habits.

              Conclusion

              I can’t necessarily recommend which tool is the best for tracking your personal habits and goals, as all of them have their quirks. What I can do however (yes, it’s a bit of a cop-out) is tell you that the tool to use is whatever works best for you. I personally keep track of my daily habits and personal goals with a combo Evernote for input and then a Google spreadsheet for long-term tracking.

              What this all comes down to is not how or what tool you use, but finding what you are comfortable with and then getting busy with creating lasting habits and accomplishing short- and long-term goals.

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