Android apps on desktop that "work" on the platform?

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  1. Flame
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    So i was surfing the web as you do and i found this. https://www.reddit.com/r/chromeapks/comments/2gryt0/compatible_apps_status_list_how_to/

    so you can run Android apps on Windows, OSX & Linux, Ubuntu in my case. though chrome.


    now the thing is. is they any good apps which are not games that work on the desktop? i couldn’t find one app that works for me. in the sense that the online is more better on the desktop, or the native desktop app/software is better.


    so any good android apps for the desktop?
     
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    If anyone can bring Facebook Messenger for Android to the desktop with low resource usage, I'm all ears. Bluestacks always fails to work for me.
     
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    you should try this ARChon Runtime.
     
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    Thanks, I'll give that a shot. :)
     
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    I think without Google play services running in the background, you are going to be hard pressed to find many that work stand alone. But given time, I think we will all be running google apps though chrome.
     
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    By necessity most android stuff seems to be kind of cut down, if not nerfed for payment, versions of what exists on the PC. The trick seems to be finding something that can still do what you need to do -- I need some basic text/document editing but if I count up all the times in my life that I have ever had to do a mail merge it amounts to the demonstration/testing stuff when I decided I wanted to learn how to do it and not a lot else, various clients are not so lucky (or have no yet had me install something like phplist).

    Also is there some reason you are playing with some kind of compatibility layer, though one that stands a far better chance of getting things done than WINE and co, rather than http://www.android-x86.org/ and a copy of virtualbox?
     
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    I have android phone. i just wanted to play around with this.

    I just wanted to see if any of android apps that do work on the PC ecosystem.. and the ones do work. anyway you can use a web app or native pc software which do the work much better than a android app on PC.
     
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    Honestly there isn't much left when you take the games out of the mix. Maybe dev tools (C4droid and AIDE) and TubeMate to snag videos from YouTube since it is updated frequently to handle changes in the streaming and obfuscation.
     
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