Google Play Store is undoubtedly the best place for mobile apps. It offers a massive collection of apps from the most popular developers. Its security features are truly top-notch; you can’t find this experience anywhere else. It is also true that you can’t find every single app you want to install on the Google Play Store; it’s not possible. There are some decent sideloaded apps also not allowed on Google Play. Well, we exactly don’t know the reasons for not being these apps on the Google Play Store, but here is the list of the apps.
APKMirror is technically not an app but a website that offers a bunch of apps to sideload. The best thing about this website is it provides you with the new or beta versions of the apps you usually get on the Google Play Store. Still, it also has the older versions of the apps that you can install and use if the newer version is not working correctly or you don’t like the newer version. The website is highly reliable, and you don’t have to worry about malware or anything like that. It’s an excellent website for sideloaded apps or various other APKs.
Cerberus is a find my phone app used to be on the Google Play Store, but then Google made some changes in its rules regarding certain permissions, and Cerberus was removed from it. But you can still download the Cerberus app from its official website; it is reasonably a good app in its category. The app offers you a lot of features such as it can snap photos of people if they try to get into your phone, it can even show and text you its location, and do a variety of other functions. You can use this app, but you will have to take its subscription that will cost you $5 per year; you can even get access for up to 10 people, but it will cost you $43 for a year.
F-Droid is another pretty amazing app to sideload; it is an app store similar to Google Play. However, it only contains FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) apps. F-Droid is undoubtedly an excellent place to download apps for privacy and security concerned people because each app has to post its open-source code somewhere on the internet. You can’t get tons of popular apps here, but you can find replacements of some less trustworthy apps. It is quite easy to use, and you can use it entirely for free.
Google Camera Ports
Google Camera is available in two places; one is on Google Play Store, and the other one you have to sideload. The Google Play Store version of Google Camera is good, but the actual Google camera ports that you have to sideload offer a lot of features, including an Astro Mode, and outstanding post-processing of Pixel devices with Night Sight, and many more features you don’t get on the Play Store version. Well, there are plenty of devices that support Google Cam ports, but it doesn’t work on some devices, so before you sideload this app, make sure that your device is compatible with it.
Humble Bundle is one of the few outstanding game sales services outside of the Google Play Store. You can simply buy a bunch of games here at affordable prices, and you also get a charity option attached on Humble Bundle, so you can also donate a few bucks to help others if you want. It even offers ebooks and audio stuff. It supports cross-platform, too, and is truly straightforward. Humble Bundle is available for free with in-app purchases.
Tachiyomi is a fantastic manga reader for Android, but it is quite complicated. It provides you with a massive collection of manga, including NSFW stuff and many more. It even boasts extensions, and these are APKs that you generally install; because of this, Tachiyomi is not available on the Google Play Store. Fortunately, the official website of Tachiyomi still has the app, and you can easily install and use it entirely for free. It contains so much content, but it’s quite tedious.
There are a few other apps also out there, such as ViPER4Android (root only), Magisk Manager (root only), etc. You can try a few of the apps mentioned in the list. Thank you!