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Top applications for your mobile that are not in Google Play

If you have never installed an external application to the Google Play Store, you only have to take into account one consideration: your phone will not let you download APK files if you do not enable the option that exists for it in the settings. You just have to go to Settings – Additional settings – Privacy – Apps from unknown sources. After enabling this option, you will be able to download and install non-Google Play apps. We recommend these five useful (and reliable) applications for your phone.

MiXplorer

Having a file manager on the phone is almost essential, since with it we can have all files controlled that we store on our smartphone. Although the Google store offers a large number of them, free and paid, there are also very complete ones outside of it. In the APK Mirror web you can find MiXplorer, a free file manager, very complete and very light. The only downside is that some of its specialized add-ons are paid and can be found on Google Play. If you are going to make normal use of the application and do not need these extra functions, it will be more than enough.

F-Droid

If you are tired of always having to depend on the Google store, F-Droid is the repository for you. In this alternative store to the Google Play Store you can find countless apps and download them in the same way as you do with the Play Store. Their apps are open source, so anyone can consult their code. To get the F-Droid app you will only have to go to their website.

Screenshot of the alternative store to Google Play, F-Droid

NewPipe

NewPipe is a good alternative to watch YouTube videos and also have extra functions at our fingertips. The most interesting are the possibility of directly downloading the videos on our mobile and playing the content even with the screen off. This last option can be very useful if we intend to use the video platform as our usual music player. The two ways to download this app are, F-Droid Y UpToDown.

Screenshots of the NewPipe application to view and download YouTube videos

Humble bundle

It is much more than an application. With her you will have access to a lot of games compiled by themes with low prices. In this app the user chooses what he wants to pay. Depending on what you put in, you will access different game packs. Every month, the app releases new games that you can buy for your phone. In addition, 5% of their income is donated to non-profit organizations. In short, highly recommended if you are a lover of good games and are willing to pay for them. You can download it from their website.

Screenshot of the Humble Bundle game download app

Your Lotero

Google Play does not allow gambling or lottery shopping applications. However, it can be very convenient to buy lottery tickets without having to leave your home. With Your Lotero you can do it from your mobile easily. It is a reliable application with which you can buy tickets for the main bets that you would find in any lottery administration: Euromillions, National Lottery, BonoLoto, Quiniela and Primitiva. You can download the APK file from your website.

There are many other useful applications that you can find outside of Google Play. Some alternative stores like F-Droid or APK Mirror have a lot of them. We recommend you take a look!