View APK Info and Permissions from Windows with ApkSpy
Google Play currently has over 600,000 Android applications, and total downloads are now over 20 billion. While those statistics are quite impressive, they also present some issues. One such issue involves applications requesting too many permissions. No children’s game needs to access your SMS messages. Another common complaint is when an APK file lacks a logical package name. For example, the popular (and awesome) Barcode Scanner has a package name of com_google_zxing_client_android_captureactivity. This, combined with not being able to easily view APK information on a PC can make dealing with said applications quite a challenge.
This is a problem that XDA Senior Member ido is aiming to fix with the ApkSpy. The Windows-based application allows users to view the entire APK manifest, including application name and requested permissions. What makes this application nice is the simplicity. Just load the APK, and find out all there is to know.
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