If you’re a long time iPhone or iPad user, then you may have certainly heard and used Installous, so what was Installous?
When it was still alive and kicking, Installous was one of the best installation packages that you could install after you’ve jailbroken your iPod, iPad, iPhone or any other Apple device that allows you to install apps.
If you want, you could say that Installous was an alternative to Apple’s App Store, with the main difference being that you could literally find any app on the internet and download it using Installous on any of your Apple Devices and then start using it right away. When it was still alive, you could’ve gotten it via Cydia.
How Installous works (or worked)
You wouldn’t believe how simple using Installous can be: so basically all you need to do is run it and then search for the app or apps of your choice and then download them directly to your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. The downloaded file is extracted automatically by Installous and then the content will go in the right directories from your Apple device.
In fact, you can also use it in order to remove apps that you don’t like, update your existing applications and undo certain system changes. Many have compared it to Windows Installer, since it works almost exactly like it, but the difference is that you can only install it on Apple devices.
The Pros of Installous
First off, this app is free to download and secondly, it can get you any paid app, no matter how popular or unpopular it may be and install it on your Apple device free of charge. On top of that, it also allows you to search apps using its interface, it can access the internet connection of your device and keep track of any app you install on your device: all of this without using too much memory.
Cons if Installous
As you may have suspected, installing paid apps using Installous is illegal, so you can easily get in trouble with the law if caught. The (super) good news is that no one has been caught yet and I think that says everything about how great Installous can be.
So now sadly Installous has gone, however there are some great Installous alternatives to discover and we have them all here.