We have been waiting for a handy tool to download Android app APK files directly from Android Market for a long time and now thanks to dev “redphx”, there is a chrome extension that helps us do exactly that.
That are a few steps that you need to complete before you are able to download Android apps directly to your PC but these are pretty easy. You can find the full instructions and extension download at link given below.
We have tried it and it works, it even helps you download apps that are not available in your country like Google Currents, Google Music, and Chrome for Android. Download any Android app from Android Market and transfer it to your tablet, phone and enjoy.
This is a boon for Kindle Fire, Nook Tablet users because they don’t have direct access to Android Market and this helps a lot.
What do you need?
- Latest version of Chrome (on any OS – Windows, Linux, Mac)
- Your Android Market account ID and Password ( I am using a test account to be on the safer side)
- Your Device ID (Install this app to get it or you can follow instructions given at the download link)
- To disable SSL error warnings on your Chrome. (Instructions given at the download link).
Download APK Downloader extension from here.
Once you have finished all the steps, all you have to do is – open Android Market and go to the required Android app page and click on APK downloader icon in address bar and voila.. your APK file will be downloaded.
Try it and lets us know in comments, if it worked for you.