Though a much higher quality is maintained by Microsoft’s official app store, PC App Store by Baidu is an alternative option for obtaining various applications for your Windows PC.
Perhaps taking a queue from Google’s App Store or the counterpart run by Apple, this Chinese application provides access to a number of updated applications designed for the Windows Operating System in a variety of categories from games to utilities to communication tools.
The games section of PC App Store includes many of the popular free game titles which include ads, though you might want to be sure you’re not installing any type of malware or adware with the program.
Included in the graphical user interface of this PC App Store are some of the most popular applications on Windows, listed under the “Hot apps” section of the main interface. Diving further, the categories include items often found on sites like this one, though lacking many of the security features. PC App Store also scrapes desktop wallpapers from different sources on the web.
The search engine of the PC App Store is alright, especially if you know exactly what you’re looking for. They include direct links managed by the built-in download manager that Baidu has included with the application.
In the end, Baidu makes an attempt at providing an app store for Windows users but fails to keep it updated like download libraries. It’s not as polished as Google’s App Store and doesn’t really compare well to the one Microsoft included with Windows 8 and Windows 10.
PC App Store 184.108.40.20682 on 32-bit and 64-bit PCs
This download is licensed as freeware for the Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system on a laptop or desktop PC from computer utilities without restrictions. Baidu PC App Store 220.127.116.1182 is available to all software users as a free download for Windows.
- PC App Store Download
- Freeware Computer Utilities
- Major release: PC App Store 5.0