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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 October 16, 2019

    11 Meeting Scheduler Apps to Boost Your Productivity

    11 Meeting Scheduler Apps to Boost Your Productivity

    Automations are key to improving efficiency. Set the system up right from the beginning and you’ll reduce the amount of no-shows and cancellations.

    Whatever your business is, with automations, meeting scheduler apps do more than just streamline appointment setting. They prime your workflow for maximum results.

    Meeting scheduler apps are awesome if you use them right. Use them wrong and you can look like an arrogant elitist.

    In this article, I will share with you 11 great meeting scheduler apps you can start using today to boost your productivity.

    1. ScheduleOnce

      ScheduleOnce is an industry leader and robust solution. Whether you work alone or have a large team, ScheduleOnce can support you.

      ScheduleOnce allows you to create multiple users and multiple calendars. I use one calendar for booking podcast guests with automations set up to prep my guests for our interview. I use another calendar for strategy sessions and coaching calls.

      ScheduleOnce also has embeddable widgets so you can keep the scheduler inside your own website.

      Starting at $7 a month and a 14 day free trial, ScheduleOnce can fit a variety of needs in business.

      Available on Web

      2. Calendly

        Calendly stands out for its clean, easy to use interface. If you like clean design, Calendly might be your choice. It too has robust automations and integrations for individuals and teams alike.

        You can try Calendly free for 14 days. Their basic plan is free while their most robust plan is only $12 a month.

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        Available on Web | Google Chrome Extension

        3. Assistant.to

          For those who use gmail, Assistant.to is a super simple solution.

          From inside an email, you click on the Assistant.to icon and pick times your free. Assistant.to embeds the times directly into the email so the recipient can quickly pick a time that works for them.

          While it doesn’t have all the bells and whistles of apps like Calendly or ScheduleOnce, Assistant.to is completely free.

          Available on Web

          4. Acuityscheduling

            Acuity is a robust meeting scheduler very similar to ScheduleOnce. It integrates with CRMs, Email Marketing platforms, Analytics tools and accounting software.

            It comes with a 14 day free trial. They have a free solo account but if you want the benefit of the integrations, you’ll start as low as $15 a month and can cost up to $50 a month.

            Available on Web | iOS | Android

            5. Pick

              Built for simplicity, Pick is direct and easy to use. You can create your own url extension like pick.co/yournamehere and it integrates with Google calendar and Office 365.

              At $3 a month, this is a great tool for quick scheduling.

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              Available on Web

              6. X.ai

                For those who are early adopters of AI, this may be the solution for you. X.ai created two AI assistants they call Amy and Andrew Ingram. After setting up your account you simply CC them on your emails with the person you’re wanting to schedule and the AI assistants will email your guests from there until your appointment is set.

                This type of scheduler feels more personal because of the dialogue. There are stories on their site of people thinking Amy and Andrew are real people. X.ai integrates with Google, Office 365 and Outlook.

                Starting at $29 a month for an Individual account and $39 a month per user for a Team account, Amy and Andrew are ready to schedule meetings for you. Want to try it out first? They do have a free trial.

                Available on Web

                7. YouCanBook.me

                  is another competitive solution for scheduling meetings online. You can manage the calendars of your entire team, configure booking forms, and integrate with your calendar.

                  They have a free account branded with their company name or you can have some control over your branding and appearance at $10 a month for all their features. Either way, this company is worth a look.

                  Available on Web

                  8. Doodle

                    Doodle is unique in the space of meeting schedulers because it helps groups of people find a time to meet that works for everyone.

                    It integrates with your calendar and allows you to send a poll to all invited. Once people vote on the poll you can see which time works best for everyone.

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                    You can also run polls for food preferences if you’re scheduling a lunch meeting or a section of town if people are coming from all over.

                    While there is a free account, you’ll unlock it’s potential starting at $39 per year.

                    Available on Web | iOS | Android

                    9. WhenAvailable

                      WhenAvailable is another scheduler that works for groups of people. You can use it to schedule a pickup game of basketball, decide on your next book club or book your family reunion.

                      Their free account allows up to 20 guests, unlimited events and one contact group. For $15 a year you unlock all the goodies including reminders and chat messages.

                      Available on Web

                      10. Rally

                        Like Doodle and WhenAvailable, Rallly is helpful for scheduling meetings and events with multiple people involved. You create a poll and everyone votes. It’s quick and easy.

                        Unlike Doodle, it doesn’t have as many features, but it’s entirely free.

                        Available on Web

                        11. NeedtoMeet

                          Finishing strong, NeedtoMeet is our last app that allows you to schedule meetings or events for multiple people. It has mobile apps, custom urls, easy polling, notifications and commenting.

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                          NeedtoMeet also allows 1:1 Meetings for things like performance reviews for your whole team. You send out the your calendar slots to your team and they can only pick 1 slot, minimizing the amount of emails and scheduling you have to coordinate.

                          While they have a free account, you can unlock all features for only $19 a year.

                          Available on Web

                          Bonus: Don’t Make These Common Mistakes When Using Meeting Schedulers

                          In the excitement of streamlining your scheduling process, it can be easy to forget the feelings of those you’re inviting to meet. I know. I’ve done this.

                          To say “Hey, schedule time on my calendar” feels colder than “Hey, here’s my calendar. To avoid all the back and forth, pick a time that works best for you.”

                          Always make sure to frame your invite with your scheduler app with the benefit to them and why we’re doing it this way rather than the old fashioned, personal way.

                          A little finesse goes a long way. Without it, you risk seeming transactional and cold.

                          Some meeting scheduler widgets you can embed in your site can take a couple seconds to load. If you go this route, make sure there’s text just above the widget that lets your guest know the calendar will appear below and to wait for it to load.

                          If you use an online meeting tool like Zoom, it’s also important to explicitly let them know the meeting will take place on Zoom and include the Zoom link in the email reminder. Many make the mistake of not clarifying where the meeting will actually take place which can create last minute chaos at the time of the meeting.

                          Should you require special settings, like ethernet, external mics or lighting, let your guests know that on your thank you page and reminder emails so they are prepared for the meeting and you end up with the best meeting possible.

                          With clear communication in your automation, your meeting scheduler tools can almost perform like a virtual assistant for a fraction of the cost, or free, depending on the app you choose.

                          The Bottom Line

                          Meeting scheduler apps are diverse in features and unique in design. Before committing to one and realizing it’s not a fit, I recommend exploring which 3 might best fit you and then doing a trial with each of them at the same time so that you can see how they feel as you use them side by side.

                          Scheduling meetings the old fashioned way can be tedious. Conversely, finding a scheduling app that works seamlessly in the background is heavenly.

                          Like cell phones, meeting scheduler apps are moving from a nice-to-have luxury to must-have necessity in the lives of productive people. As you explore your options, stay true to your brand and the tools that have worked well for you to this point and simply find a meeting scheduler app that plays well with what you have created.

                          Featured photo credit: rawpixel via unsplash.com

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