Raccoon - Google Play desktop client

Raccoon is an alternative Google Play client that allows you to download Android apps as APK files to your desktop or laptop computer for safe keeping.

Raccoon was written to address numerous issues of the official Google Play Android app, including but not limited to:

  • Privacy concerns (GSF is spyware)
  • Inability to roll back troublesome updates
  • Battery drainage and inefficient use of premium bandwidth
  • Poor communication of requested app permissions and high risk of running up tremendous credit card bills due to children not being aware that they spend real money on IAPs.
  • No way to backup APK files.

For details and installation instructions, please refer to the handbook and FAQ, linked in the sidebar.