submitted 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago) by ptz@dubvee.org to c/askandroid@lemdro.id

I rarely "app", but when I do, I usually get them from F-Droid. Unfortunately, I had to actually go into the Play store today to install my work's new authenticator app. Play Store is practically unusable with ads and "suggestions" strewn all over the place and the app info scattered around those almost like an afterthought. My device's ad-blockers are DNS-based, so there's no blocking those.

I vaguely recall there was at least one alternate frontend for Play Store, but it's been forever and a day since I last went down that route. I don't recall the name of it, and definitely have no clue if it still works or not.

Are there (still?) any recommended alternate frontends for Play Store?

Edit: Aurora Store was the one I was trying to remember. Thanks to @Xirup@yiffit.net and @pfaca@lemm.ee for that. If you know of any others, please share; always nice to have more than one alternative.

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[-] gedaliyah@lemmy.world 1 points 1 month ago

I use Aurora Store exclusively. I've disabled Play store as much as possible on my phone. It works great and has a better search than Play Store. You can filter by free, ads, see embedded trackers, etc. For me, it is a much better option.

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