APK Downloader Lets you Download Android Apps To Your Desktop
Have you ever wanted to get your hands on the latest game, only to find that the Android Market thought it wasn't compatible with your phone? Maybe you don't have a Tegra 2 device, but youre're pretty sure an Adreno 220 could handle it still. Have a Kindle Fire and want access to more than just the Amazon AppStore? Until now you've been stuck, but a new Chrome extension called APK Downloader will allow you to download an apk file from the Android Market directly to your desktop rather than to your device. You'll need the latest version of Chrome with SSL error notifications disabled, then you supply your device ID, email address and password (all stored locally on your computer to grab the Android Market cookie). From there you pick the app you want and you'll have the apk file on your computer, allowing you to sideload it onto any of your Android devices! It is a quite a handy little tool, but we'll be interested to see if anything is done to block this circumvention of the device rules.