5 Tricks for Downloading the Safest Apps
Author; Imam Suryadi
It seems that the need for downloading and uploading is increasing along with the amount of information presented on the internet . Be it cellphone versions to laptops or personal computers, all applications are competing to create versions for each platform. This need is also very relevant to the Informatics study program, which studies various aspects of technology and application development. No need to worry, there are several tips and tricks that you can try, especially if you are an Informatics student. One way you can do this is by visiting the official website of the application provider you want. From there, you can find a version of the application that is compatible with a PC or personal computer.
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Apart from that, you can also take advantage of other application distribution platforms, such as the Microsoft Store for Windows or various websites that provide PC applications. As long as you are in an IT environment, there will be many resources and information that can help you with this. So, how do you download PC or personal computer based applications? Let’s take a look together and continue to explore the world of Informatics study programs which is so dynamic and full of innovation. Here are 5 tricks for downloading the safest apps!
1.How to download applications on the Mac OS operating system
Both Mac, Windows and other operating systems usually provide online stores that sell various kinds of applications officially. Now on the Mac OS operating system you can download it on the Appstore. There are free ones and of course there are paid ones if you want the premium version.
So how do you download applications on a Mac?
- Open ‘Launchpad’ on your Mac desktop or Macbook
- Search and select ‘App Store’
- In the search field, type the name of the application you want to download
- Click ‘Get’ at the top right of the application
- Wait a few moments until a new window appears, click ‘Install’ to start downloading.
- Enter your Apple ID and password to give your device access to download the app
Wait a few moments until the application is downloaded completely. After the download process is complete, you can use the application.
2.How to download applications on the Windows operating system
This operating system is very familiar and most people use Windows on their personal computers or laptops. Just like Mac OS, Windows also has a store that provides applications that you can download.
You can download this application via the Windows Store. So how do you do it?
- Type windows store in Cortana or the search field.
- Once the Windows Store opens, look for the application you want to download.
- Click the ‘download’ button
Wait a few moments until the application is successfully downloaded completely. If the application you want to download is a free application, then the download can start immediately but if it has to be paid, then you have to pay first and then you can download it.
3.How to download Android apk on laptop
Surely many of you want to copy or open several applications on your Android phone on your personal computer or laptop. Or maybe you even want to play Android games on your computer?
Unfortunately, maybe the game or application you want to download is not available in the Windows Store or desktop version of the App Store. So how do you get around it? The way to do this is that you can download it via the ApkPure site.
- Search then open the apkpure site via chrome
- After that, you can search for the application you want to download
- Click ‘download APK’ to start the download
- Wait a few moments until the download completes
- After that, you open the application that you downloaded and install it like any other application.
It’s really easy, isn’t it? Hey, but it’s not just Apkpure, there is still Apk DL downloader, Evozi Apk Downloader and many other alternative sites for downloading Android applications for your laptop or computer.
4.How to download the desktop version of the application on the official site
Don’t panic and don’t be confused if the application you want to download is not in the Windows Store or App Store. If you experience this problem, you can download it directly by visiting the application developer.
For example, you need XAMPP, or Telegram. The method is easy, you just open the search engine. Type in keywords or the name of the application you want to download then look for their company’s official website.
After you open the official Xampp or Telegram page, you can choose the version according to the type of device you want. Complete the download then install the application.
Very easy right?
5.Download the app with the Chrome extension
Is there anyone here who doesn’t know about Chrome extensions? Surely many people already know or even use this extension made by Google. Even though this application is not installed on a laptop, the Chrome extension can function like a normal application. You can also download several applications via the Chrome extension store, there are even applications for creating citations and ad blocks.
How to do?
- Open extensions from Chrome then search for the extension you want to download
- You type the application name or keywords in the search box to make things easier
- Click on the application you want to download until a description of the application appears
- Select the ‘add to Chrome’ option
- Wait until the download and installation process is complete
- After that, open the extension settings in Chrome via the puzzle icon at the top right
- Activate the toggle for the extension you just downloaded.
- Done, the extension can be used comfortably. What’s even more interesting is that most of the extensions in the Google extension store are free, aka free!!
By implementing these 5 safest app download tricks, you can keep your device protected and your personal data safe from potential threats. Always remember to be careful when downloading apps, and check the reviews and permissions requested by the app before installing it. The security of your data and privacy is of utmost importance, so stay alert and always use these tricks to protect yourself in the ever-evolving digital world.
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