How to run android apps on Windows/PC and edit any APK file?
Here are the main topics. If we want to use actual APK files, we need an android emulator software for pc.
We have two ways to edit android apps.
1. By using the emulator
2. By using the .exe file (actual computer app)
What is Android Emulators for PC?
- Android emulator
- iPhone emulator
Top 5 Best Android Emulator for PC
- Android Studio’s emulator
It’s a free android emulator. It can play any kind of game (free fire, clash of the clan, PUBG mobile, Call of Duty, etc) and apps of android OS. It can test any android application with its built-in emulator. This emulator supports Kotlin. With this emulator, you can also edit android apps.
However, it’s an excellent android emulator for the developer and general computer users. But it may have complicated for totally new users. You should try.
BlueStacks is another best emulator. It has both a free and paid version. The paid version is not so expensive. It’s only 2$ per month, very cheap. This emulator’s interface is very comfortable using every tool and function.
So users can easily operate the emulator. It free and user-friendly. That’s why it is a very popular android emulator for mass people.
ARChon is not any computer software. Are you surprised? You can install and use ARChon with Google Chrome Browser as an extension.
Yes, it is an extension with the free emulating feature. Most of APK games and apps can be used with this Chrome extension, details available on GitHub.
I think it would support any operating system like Windows, Linux, Mac, etc. But it has not many features.
This emulator is especially for gamers. You can easily play PUBG Mobile, Call of Duty, Clash of Clans, Brawl Stars, Black Desert Mobile, and many more on your laptop. GameLoop is a free emulator, known as ‘Tencent Gaming Buddy’.
However, it’s awesome to use and play games. If you want to play APK games on your desktop, then you should try this top android emulator.
- Phoenix OS
It’s another interesting emulator. The users of this emulator rate it very well. It will make an outstanding experience. You will feel this speed. Most APK files or games and apps would be used with this emulator on your PC.
By the way, it’s free. So you should try this best APK emulator for your PC. To know more about this app, you can visit the ‘XDA-developers’ website.
Okay, now we can discuss another way of edit android apps on PC. We can use actual (APK editor .EXE file)/computer software for this method. So, there is another question that which APK Editor is best for us.
Or how can we edit an android app easily? It can possible with top-rated and best APK Editor. Then we need to know about these best APK Editors, shouldn’t we?
Top 5 Best APK Editors for PC
- APK File Manager
You can gather information from Play-Store directly with this editor. And this software saves the information with the screenshot.
You can rename the apps name or title name and edit the versions. I am saying the basic functions which are wanted by general people.
- APK Editor Pro
But I listed this powerful software in this article, cause it “powerful”. APK Editor Pro is a free editor that allows editing android apps. This software works with the android 5+ version and works perfectly on the android Oreo+ version.
You can use this editor on Windows OS. Remember that if you want to use this excellent APK editor, then install an emulator first (it may BlueStacks).
After installing an emulator, you can use the editor with its best features and tools. APK Editor Pro will give you the fastest experience of unpacking data from the application. And it may one of the best APK editors for Windows.
This software can modify the closed binary apps. Isn’t it awesome? APKTool is available for Windows users. The developers of this editor are works hard to update the software regularly.
- APK Icon Editor
However, it is a free APK editor for the computer.
- APK Editor Studio
By the way, this editor has enough features. You can edit icon, code, picture, headline/title, app permissions, app manifests, etc. This is one of the best APK editors for pc. Because the interface is really user-friendly. APK Editor Studio is available for Windows, Linux, and Mac operating systems. If you interested to modify this APK editor, you can do, it’s an open-source project and free.
How to change the app file’s icon/name/version in PC?
- Open APK Editor Pro via BlueStacks.
- You will see four options. Select the 2nd option “select APK from the app” in the editor.
- Now select the app which you want to edit.
- Again you will see the four options. Click on the 3rd option “common edit”.
- Edit the app icon, app name, app version.
- Save the file. It’s done.
After all, I don’t want to write a much longer article about “how to edit APK files on PC and how to run android apps on windows“. I think you got the full knowledge about the best android emulators and apps editors.
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