Feb 25th, 2012

If you have been looking for a safe way to get .apk files, this may very well be your best bet. Developer redphx has just released a new Chrome extension, which allows you to download .apk files straight from the Android Market.

There are many reasons why you may want to get the app files downloaded to your PC. It would mostly be useful for those with Android devices that do not have access to the Android Market. Such users usually download the .apk files from shady websites or third-party app stores, in order to side-load them into their phone or tablet.

Many times, these sites have malicious apps, though. This extensions would allow users to get their apps while taking advantage of the Android Market’s security.

We could also see users being able to get paid apps for free. By no means do we condone such actions. Developers work very hard to make these apps. So please keep things fair and try to support the developers.

Those that would like to take advantage of this service can go ahead and download it by hitting the source link. There are a few steps that need to be taken before being able to use this, so make sure you follow the instructions.

Check out the video below to see a demo of APK Downloader, and let us know what you think. Will you be using this service? What other uses do you see for this?

[Source: codekiem Via: The Verge]