Download Android APK Files from Google Play Directly to Windows PC

Using an Android smartphone, we have many apps that are used regularly. If you are flashing your android very frequently with custom ROM’s then every time you will need to reinstall those apps too. Repeating the same procedure over time is a hectic task. There may be times when you have flashed or factory reset your android without an adequate internet connection availability. In situations like this, you will always wish to have the APK file with you for offline installation.

Generally it is not possible to download the android app APK files directly from Google Play. Earlier we had covered APK Downloader Chrome extension to download APK files directly from Google Play but the restriction is you have to browse using Chrome. Apart from that there are few more things that you need to set up manually.

So, the best thing will be to be able to download APK files directly from Windows desktop without even the need to open a web browser. Real APK Leecher is a portable freeware that allows you to do exactly the same.

How to Download Android Apps to PC

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To be able to perform this task, the only thing you will need to have is your Device ID. Obtaining Device ID is pretty simple, install Device ID app on your phone. Just open the app, it will show you the Device ID. The best thing to do is share the ID and mail it to yourself. Otherwise unnecessarily you will have to type it.

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Working With Real APK Leecher

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Real APK Leecher has a simple interface. Upon first run it will ask for your Google credentials. Additionally you have to give your mobile Device ID that you have obtained previously. If you have shared it to your mail, just copy and paste it on the given field. You can select the location to save downloaded apps. If you have more APK files, you can also view them in this app. Once you are over with it, you are good to go.

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Downloading Android Apps to PC

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Best thing about Real APK Leecher is that apart from downloading the APK, you can search for apps in the same manner as you do in Google Play.

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In filters select Custom and search with anything you want. As the list appears, you can select the app you were looking for and right click on it to download.

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Apart from just downloading the APK, you can download the app icon, search related apps, view the app webpage on Google Play and copy the download link. These are useful options to play with. You can also delete an app that you have previously downloaded.

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One thing to keep in mind is that Real APK Leecher only allows you to download apps that are free. In case you try to download a paid app, it will give an error message. You can download paid apps which you have already bought.

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Real APK Leecher was tested on Windows 8 Pro 64 bit, it worked fine. you can download all the APK files you need and Install Multiple Apps on Android with Mass APK Installer.

Download: Real APK Leecher

Click Here to Leave a Comment Below 10 comments
Tushar Thakur - January 26, 2013


Are you sure is it legal to download apps as APK files from the Pay Store?

    Chirag Shah - January 27, 2013

    no its not legal. If it is legal then google will surely approve you for downloading APK but there are lots of Apps which lets you make APK of your application in your mobile and bluestack. and you can transfer your contact and APK from bluestack to your PC too.
    But its good to download APK because you will hate to download 50MB game each time on your mobile from your dial up 2G network.
    But I recommend Google APK Downloader 1.4.0 in Google Chrome which I use for my bluestack as I dont have Android Phone which work like charm and I have 10GB memory Card in bluestack too. 😀

jiten - January 29, 2013

i got error “error while getting to connect server “

    Sourojit Nandi - January 29, 2013

    Did u make custom search from the top filter?

      shwetha - May 10, 2013

      hey i also recieve the same error message..should we not search in CUSTOM ah?

      wat should we do..pls tell….mail me to this id…briefly

Sirish - January 29, 2013

I have also the error “error while getting to connect server “. Any solution for this?

    Sourojit Nandi - January 29, 2013

    I checked it again and its working fine. Check whether your firewall is blocking the app.

rakesh - January 30, 2013

As I think it’s better way to get apk files rather than download from third party (Torrent) source.

amsomr - July 15, 2013

Helpful thank you, that what I need to have all my apps on my pocket 🙂


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