Obviously, the Android platform is one of the best in the mobile application with a sea of applications in varieties of the category. Further, Google Play Store has been the popular app market for the Android smartphones and tablets, but it ain't the only one in the market.
The Play Store has two types of apps -- paid and free! Some of the apps are paid because they are having too many features to create, that are not easy for the developers without funding!
On the other hand number of companies have started their app market just like Play Store and gives some paid or famous apps for free! In order to get the free apps from the market, you need to follow the below steps
Allow third party app installation!
In general Android smartphones doesn't allow you to install apps from third-party applications. To do so, you have to allow third-party app installations on your device.
Go to Menu >> Settings >> Security.
Check on "Unknown Sources"
With this, you can now install the apps from third party apps market and other apk packages as well. One of the best alternatives for the Play Store is 'Aptoide'. This app store lets other users upload the application. Apps can be downloaded from app repositories created by Aptoide Uploaders.
In here, you can find some paid apps for free and other discontinued apps from Google Play Store. To download this, follow the below steps
Step 1: Open the web browser on your smartphone and type m.aptoide.com on the URL.
Step 2: Once you get the page, click and install the Aptoide through APK file.
Step 3: The package manager is launched to install the downloaded app and in case if you have any other apk file, a menu pops up asking you to select the file.
Step 4: After installation, open the Aptoide App store and it might prompt you to add a store to your collection.
Step 5: When everything is set, search the app on the top right corner. In case if the app doesn't pop out, select Search More button.
Step 6: If you get the desired app, a dialog box will appear asking you to confirm the app installation. Just Click ok on it.
Step 7: Meanwhile, it will prompt you again to add the particular app repository. Go ahead, if you wish to do that, otherwise no need!
Step 8: At last, the package manager will install the app on your smartphone! Finish the process by clicking on OK. That's it!