Direct APK Downloader for Windows

  • Free
  • In English
  • V varies-with-device
  • 3.9
  • (245)
  • Security Status

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Downloadable APKs for free

Direct APK Downloader is a browser extension that allows the user to obtain APKs — the Android package files that contain programs — without accessing them through the Google Play Store. The user can name a package or provide a Google Play Store link, and obtain APKs, even outside of regions where they are normally available or for devices that don't normally run them. 

However, some packages cannot be downloaded in this fashion, and the download speed is slower than if downloading directly through Google Play. Devices like Kindle don’t provide access to all APKs but can still use them.

What is Direct APK Downloader?

Direct APK Downloader is a plugin that allows you to download APK files directly from your browser. For the uninitiated, Android files are APK files. These are the apps that run on Android devices and Android-based operating systems like the Kindle. Fortunately, it works on most browsers

Since Direct APK Downloader supports different browsers, you can use a desktop web browser and then transfer those APKs to your device using the cloud or an SD card. You can also use mobile browsers to access Direct APK Downloader to have immediate access to your APKs. This extension grants you access to a large APK database and allows you to directly import the files. 

The most common way to import APK files is via the Google Play store, but then it has a lot of power over how and when you download them. It can, for example, actually refuse to install an APK because your current system does not follow the specifications or other criteria.

How does Direct APK Download Work?

Protobuf API  or protocol buffers are used for the Google Play Store client, and the Direct APK Downloader uses the same API. It creates direct download links and installs the APK file directly from Google servers without the need for a Google account. Some Android applications sold on the Google Play online store use OBB files.

It holds data from the app that isn't processed in the key. It uses an encrypted format to store graphics, media files, and other large program properties in an APK file. This is Android's package file format for delivering and downloading smartphone applications hence, APK.

Apps that are not available in your country or incompatible with your device can be downloaded via Direct APK Download. It is completely secure since it installs the original or pure APK from Google servers without any modifications. Direct APK Update can not download paid programs and some other applications to avoid piracy.

Useful concept, limited usage. 

Although Direct APK Download has a good general philosophy and is helpful, it is also a little rough around the edges. It is missing functionality that you would suspect, and downloading via a proxy is sluggish. In order to create a download connection that you can use, you must also pick a computer and know the package name or Google Play URL. This is a time-consuming operation, and you won't want to do it with a large number of APKs.


  • Immediately access APK files
  • Compatible with desktop and mobile browsers


  • Subpar user experience
  • Slow download proxy
  • Limited functionality

Direct APK Downloader for PC

  • Free
  • In English
  • V varies-with-device
  • 3.9
  • (245)
  • Security Status

User reviews about Direct APK Downloader

  • AppskidBlog

    by AppskidBlog

    This is one of the best downloaders for download any apk file for Android. It will help us to download Android app and open all app on the screen easi More

  • Anonymous

    by Anonymous

    It seems to an interesting application
    it helps to open all applications on the screen easier

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    by Amir Thapa

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    by Amir Thapa

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