You want to check out an app, but your device is not officially supported.
After flashing a custom ROM, you no longer have Google Play available on your phone.
You updated an app, but the new version causes nothing but trouble and you want to go back to the previous version.
You want to check out apps without them cluttering up your "My Apps" list and potentially influencing app suggestions.
You don't have unlimited bandwidth at your disposal but want to install an app on multiple devices in your household.
Raccoon is a Google Play desktop client that will enable you to download APK files from Google Play and cache them locally on your desktop computer. You can maintain as many caches as you like (e.g. one per Google Account or one per device you own). Each cache is able to hold apps in multiple versions.
The brave of heart will find some neat stuff in the development version:
java -jar racoon.jar -u -a <archive>
Will conveniently fetch the latest APKs for all the apps stored in the archive.
java -jar racooon.jar -a <archive> -f de.onyxbits.listmyapps,14,1
Is a way to simply download an app without searching for it (you have to know packagename, versioncode and offertype). Just in case someone wants an older version of something.
There also now is proxy support (but you don't really wanna use that, the -f option does a better job).
Minor request: If you build from source, please DON'T make your build available to the public. I really don't want to deal with support requests for software I don't know the version of.
Would you make GUI for this app?
Jun 07, 2014 7:14:49 PM java.util.prefs.WindowsPreferences <init>
WARNING: Could not open/create prefs root node Software\JavaSoft\Prefs at root 0
x80000002. Windows RegCreateKeyEx(...) returned error code 5.
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