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Not more than a few months ago,
the Google version of the Android Market was one of the worst catalogs of ANYTHING on the internet. Google has since made enormous improvements. As a result of Google’s neglect of the Android Market website for so long, many alternative Android Market browsers popped up to fill the gap.
Even now, if there is a weakness in the market, an app developer seems to come to the rescue with another market browser. The biggest weakness is usually the application of tags and filters.
This article will point out my four favorite alternative Android Market browsers:
- Best Apps Market
Let’s see why they rock!
Best Apps Market is not super exciting, but it has some fun app lists. The user interface needs some work, but it is still interesting to browse.
Chomp excels at natural language searching, meaning that you can just tell it what you are looking for in general terms and it should be able to show you a variety of apps that have to do with the topic, not just the keyword. Try it, and you will see what I mean.
AppBrain is probably the largest and still has the best filters of any alternative market browser out there.
AppAware has a very unique take on the whole app browsing experience. It uses your location to show you what Android users are installing, uninstalling, and updating around you. It has trending tags and trending apps for worldwide or just near you. It is fun to play with. The information is not particularly useful, but it is fun.
So try ‘em out – You got nothing to lose
Market Browsers – The Four Favs
·Powerful App Search Engine of the Market
·Each App is Reviewed by Experts
·Free Apps and Paid Apps, but we like Free Apps
·Real Categories that get you best app lists
·Quicker that the Market
·New best app notifications
·New category notifications
·Share Apps easily
Chomp is the search engine that finds the apps you want.
Chomp’s proprietary algorithm learns the functions and topics of apps, so you can search based on what apps do, not just what they’re called. Try searching for “puzzle games”, “kids games”, “expense trackers”, “tip calculators” or “chat” and start finding great apps.-The Android Market
Make the Android market usable, and find your next favorite app, live wallpaper or widget:
- App recommendations
- New and hot apps of the day
- Find apps with a price drop
- Share apps (eg twitter/facebook)
- Sync the apps on your device with the AppBrain list
- Advanced filters like Apps2SD and apps popular by country, gender, etc.
- Top and trending apps on Android, organized into categories
- Apps installed around your location
- Follow friends’ applications
- Tagging apps
- Improved search for apps
- Trending tags to discover new apps
- Home screen widget for top apps
- Share apps on Twitter and Facebook