We all know how much we miss Installous, but even if there’s no coming back for the all-too-useful app, don’t dispair, as there are some very good alternatives out there, which can pretty much do the same things Installous did. Here is a list of options that you can choose from, depending on your needs and preferances. All these apps have been carefully tested by a group of voracious users that have spent considerable amounts of time on the apps looking out for pros and cons. So, here it goes.
The most interesting one is probably iFunBox . iFunBox has the same objective that Installous had, which is allowing jailbreak users to install cracked apps.
It is compatible with both Windows and Mac and it is the perfect solution for those of you who like to use your PC and your mobile connected. You can of course synch the devices so that your files will always come in handy.
Once you have installed iFunBox, connect both your jailbroken device and your computer together. Launch iFunBox from your desktop and wait for it to detect a connected iOS device and you’re pretty much there. You can download iFunBox here.
Very similar to iFunBox is HipStore, as it can also work if you have your PC and your iOS device connected. Much like other Installous alternatives, this one also allows you to install IPA files to your jailbroken iOS device. Look for the HipStore repo source (cydia.heaveniphone is the best one), tap on HipStore and install it. It will take a little less than one minute.
Faster, easier, smoother
If you’re time is very costly, the best solution is probably Zeusmos. This app has an absurdly easy-to-use and friendly interface that allows you to install free apps with just a few taps. It has been tested on a few Apple devices such as iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPad, iPad Mini and iPod Touch.
Kuaiyong ranks very high in the list of alternatives for Installous. The reason for this is the simple and awesome fact that you do not have to jailbreak your phone in order to use it, which was pretty much unheard of before 2012, when it was first launched. The downside to this would be that nobody knows how long Kuaiyong will be out there, probably because all great things quickly come to an end. In fact, “kuaiyong” means “use it as quickly as possible” in Chinese and you should really do exactly so, because you can download tones of cool apps with it without having to pay for them. Another piece of good news about this app is that you can use it with Windows explorer. So, really, take advantage of it as fast as you can.
Pandaapp is another great alternative and, since we’ve mentioned other apps that you can get on your iOS device through your PC, Pandaapp is another one that fits in the same category. You can install it on your iOS device exclusively by first installing it on your PC and then synching the two devices. To synch your devices, you can use Moborobo. Connect both your iOS device and computer and open Moborobo. It will detect your mobile device and stay connected. At Moborobo, click on the Apps button and then click on Panda App under Web Resources.
These are but a few of the available options out there. Also check out the more subtle vShare (or Appvv) or Appcake, a tool that has been around since 2008 and has provided great free apps and games to both iOS and Android devices. Other side options include Apptrack, AppAddict, IPAStore, IPA Search and IPA Installer Console. Installous may be gone forever, but there is no indication whatsoever that free apps will become a thing of the past in the near future.