Raccoon - Google Play desktop client

Raccoon is an alternative Google Play client, allowing for accessing the market from your desktop computer instead of from your phone and archiving Android APK files on your harddrive. Why take this detour and not install apps directly on your phone or tablet?

  • Devices running stock Android lack the GSF framework and can't access Google Play.
  • Backing up Android apps allows you to roll back unwanted updates and saves you bandwidth in case you want to install on multiple phones or tablets.
  • Not having to connect your device with a Google Account means less exposure for your credit card and therefore improved security (children are especially known for creating a financial disaster for their parents by buying gold coins and other ingame currencies by accident)!

Click here for a more complete list of reasons why you should consider using Raccoon and here for why not to use webservices.

For more information and how to obtain Raccoon, please see the links in the sidebar. Additionally, you might also be interested in FileCast as a convenient means for transferring apps to your mobile or tablet.