Discover New Android Apps With These Android App Finders!

Joel Lee 11-12-2012

android app finderHow many apps do you use on a daily basis? Not that many, I’m guessing, but the ones you do use are pretty important. Now, how many apps do you have installed? A lot, probably. Yet even so, there are thousands of other apps out there – some of them just waiting for you to discover them. A few of them will change your life. But how do you discover them when you don’t have the time?


Google Play is nice, but it’s not the only place to explore apps. Did you know that there are Android apps that are meant to help you find other Android apps? Mind-blowing, I know. But you can rejoice, knowing that once you’ve installed one or more of these Android app finders, you’ll be on your way towards discovering many apps that you’ll love.

Here is a round-up of some of the best Android apps for discovering other Android apps.

Playboard [No Longer Available]

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If you like to meander through app lists, not really searching for a certain type of app in particular, then Playboard may be your cup of tea. You won’t find any advanced search filters here. At best, there are app channels (a good number of them) which act like categories that you can browse.

How does Playboard work? Once you select a channel, you’re presented with an overview of an app in that channel. You then browse the channel by swiping left and right. That’s it! The great thing is that Playboard’s channels are always being updated, so if you browse it once per day, you’ll always see something new.


AppDJ [No Longer Available]

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AppDJ is another app in the line of “general-browsing, not-looking-for-a-particular-type-of-app” finders. While there are no specific search filters, AppDJ does allow you to customize your app discovery a little bit. While Playboard uses app channels, AppDJ presents you with 5 sliders that you can change: Popularity, Trending, Entertainment, Productivity, Lifestyle.

Based on how you set the various sliders, AppDJ will alter its list of apps for you to browse. This way, you can still search through a lot of apps of many different types, all while tailoring those apps to your specific interests.


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AppAware claims to be the “best alternative to the Google Play Store” when it comes to finding the best Android apps and games on the market. How does it accomplish this? By tracking the most popular apps being installed all around the world. Using the app search feature, you can tailor your app discovery.

Some other features you’ll find in AppAware: the best Android apps per country; trending apps in terms of popularity; app category filters; daily updated app lists; personalized app recommendations; a home screen widget so you can easily keep up-to-date with new apps.


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AppBrain is actually an app market; think of it like an alternative Google Play. With it, you can find new apps, wallpapers, and widgets for your Android phone. So why use it instead of Google Play? Ultimately, it comes down to personal preference, but here are some features you can find in it:

  • Finding Android apps with a price drop.
  • New “top apps” updated daily.
  • App recommendations for you.

The search be filtered by app tops, ratings, popularity over period of time, price drops, and more. Categories include free apps, paid apps, price reduced apps, and more.


Hopefully you found this round-up useful. Finding apps is the hard part; once you find them, you can easily try them out and uninstall if you don’t like them–or keep them forever if they turn out to be useful. But thanks to these apps, the actual process of finding them has become easier.

What do you think of these Android app finder apps? If you’ve used them before, let us know what you think. Know of any other apps that can help you find some new Android apps? Whether they’re app markets or app finders, share them in the comments.

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  1. Gideon Waxfarb
    December 21, 2012 at 4:10 am

    There's also Tablified to find some tablet-optimized apps.

  2. Rahul Yadav
    December 13, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    my favorite I’ve tried some of the above but BAM takes the cake.

  3. Thomas Petrucha
    December 13, 2012 at 8:31 am

    I´m happy enough with the PlayStore, but AppBrain sounds interesting with the "price drops" ... I´ll give it a try ;)

  4. Christine St Syr Griffin
    December 12, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    thanks for the tips i just usually duck duck, google, or bing and type "top 5 ssites for free or paid android apps"

  5. Jatin Rungta
    December 12, 2012 at 9:16 am

    Play BOard is the most awesomest at least for me

  6. Garey Boone
    December 12, 2012 at 7:29 am

    I'm currently using an app called Best Apps Market or BAM for short which has a listing for top apps, top games, what's hot for the day and also makes suggestions based on apps that you already have installed on your phone they continually test apps on a daily basis it's something similar to the ones mentioned in your article but in some ways different.

    Here's the link if anyone is interested,

    [Broken Link Removed]

  7. john
    December 12, 2012 at 12:43 am

    and... is there a way to browse an app listing per permission ? something like: i don't want the app to be able to take pictures at any time, so be able to filter those out ?

    thank you

    • Joel Lee
      December 12, 2012 at 1:53 am

      I've never heard of a feature like that. If one exists, I'm not aware of it. Sorry. :(

  8. Frank Zedmore
    December 12, 2012 at 12:05 am

    I didn't know about the first two but I'll download them now to check them out

    • Joel Lee
      December 12, 2012 at 1:54 am

      Great! Hopefully they work well for you. :)

  9. Jerry Luke
    December 11, 2012 at 11:48 pm

    BAM...Best Apps Market. Find it in the Google Play Store.

    • Joel Lee
      December 12, 2012 at 1:54 am

      Haven't heard of it but I'll look into it. Thanks.

    • Garey Boone
      December 12, 2012 at 7:31 am

      Yeah that's my favorite I've tried some of the above but BAM takes the cake.

  10. Seppe
    December 11, 2012 at 11:26 pm

    appBrain isn't an alternative market, it uses google play to download the apps.