As per Google Play stats, over 3.48 million apps are currently on Google Play Store, and this number is growing each day. But still, there are some cool apps that are not available in the Play Store. It’s not because they are harmful or dangerous but simply because Google doesn’t like their functionality.
We tried and tested many of these Android applications, and here are our top 7 picks that are worth checking out. So buckle up and get straight to the list below.
1. TM WhatsApp
TM WhatsApp is a modded version of Whatsapp with better features found on the stock application. For starters, you can send bigger file size videos and audio than regular WhatsApp. Aside from that, you can send 100 images and documents in one go compared to the usual ten images and thirty documents on WhatsApp. But it doesn’t stop there; you can delete or recall messages sent by mistakes even after hours or days. Need a break from WhatsApp notifications? Turn sleep mode which prevents you from receiving messages even when your data is on!
Bromite is yet another app you won’t find in the Play Store. It’s an open-source browser based on Google Chromium with advanced ad-blocking and privacy enhancement. The main goal is to provide you with a no-clutter browsing experience without compromising your privacy. We also love their user interface. It’s pretty minimal and reminds us of Google Chrome. So you won’t face any problem navigating the app and all its functions.
Nowadays, streaming music has become a new standard, but still, there are some audiophiles who prefer offline music. And, if you are one of them, SpotiFlyer is perfect for you. This app is so cool that it lets you download the whole album, tracks, and playlist from a popular music streaming services like Spotify, YouTube Music, and others in one click.
Gcam is the modified version of the Google Camera that comes with Pixel Phones. If you have a low and mid-end device, we highly recommend you try this one as it brings Google’s advanced HDR+ technology to improve image quality and be a better photographer. Other features include portrait mode, motion photos, panorama, slow-motion videos, and plenty of others. However, because Google Camera wasn’t meant to work with all Android phones, you have to find the version that suits your smartphone best.
5. Secure File Manager
Secure File Manager is one of our favorite Android file managers that lives up to its name. It has a clean user interface that looks very familiar. Some of the standout features it offers are hiding files, encrypting files, and creating or extracting encrypted Zip files with just a click of a button. For added privacy, you can lock the entire app with a password or biometric authentication and disable screenshots, thumbnails, and more. Usually, these are the features you will find in a paid file manager app, but Secure File Manager is entirely free. So give it a go!
Some of you are already aware of F-Droid, but for those who don’t know, it’s an Android application consisting of many apps available as open-source. Here you will find most of the available apps that didn’t make it into the Google Play Store, including those listed here. Moreover, for the peace of your mind, it doesn’t contain any pirated or cracked software that will cause harm to your device. Overall, F-Droid is excellent for finding new open-source apps that you won’t find in the Play Store.
Instanderis basically a free mod of the official Android Instagram app but with tons of added functionality that you won’t find in the original app.
For example, you can download photos, videos, and stories easily. In the settings menu, you will find Ghost Mode, which you can use to view and read messages without anyone’s knowledge. There are also options for uploading your photos and stories with better quality.
Now, this app comes in two versions, one is original, and the other is cloned. With the original version, you have to uninstall the main Instagram app, but the clone one allows you to sideload while keeping the official app. So, it’s up to you which version you want to download.
There is no denying that Google Play Store is the most extensive warehouse of the most functional and innovative Android apps. However, it doesn’t mean you cannot explore beyond the horizon and find something more interesting. Our list has introduced you to our favorite seven apps, but you can look for more. Just make sure that the safety of your data, device, and privacy does not get compromised.