I want to backup applications list in one device and then restore some of these applications on other device or on same device. E.g. it must to save links to Google Play or some other way, so that restoration process must be simple.

Without root access, free and without big (full-screen) annoying advertising.

  • Can't Tasker be used to do so? If so, can anyone share the task please? – Sedhadi Mar 11 '19 at 13:55

App List Backup does this. From the app's description:

Saves the list of installed apps so you can re-download them from Google Play Store later (on the same or another device).

App lists can be saved to SDCard. There's a free version, but there are also two paid versions of it with extended functionality. No root required AFAIK.

However, these solutions would only cover apps installed from Google Play – if you've loaded apps from other sources (e.g. F-Droid or Aptoide), they might not be covered.

If you want to cover more, Adebar might be worth a look – provided you have ADB tools available on your Linux computer (there's an article for a minimal installation of ADB at our sister-site). This little tool creates scripts to backup your apps and data, plus additional details, so you can restore them to the same or another device. Disclosure: I'm the author of it, and I've written/used it to "partly clone" my working device (which I had to send in for service) to another one. It's still in early stage, so feedback is welcome :) Adebar is free, no ads, and works without root (with root you've more covered of course, like configuration files which cannot be accessed otherwise).

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    yes, direct adb backup and Adebar are betters answers. – user1742529 Mar 23 at 7:32
  • Thanks! Just be aware that apps can "opt-out" from ADB Backups (and several do). But without root, there is no way around that. – Izzy Mar 23 at 16:24

You can use ShareMyApps:

  • free
  • generate a list of installed applications with links to Play, which you can share by email
  • no need for root

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My App List is what you can try, it does exactly what you asked for.

With 'My App List' you can save installed applications in a list to restore them after flash or install a new ROM.

First you create a list of your installed applications. You can select which applications do you want to save. The application create an XML file in your external storage.

Next you make a fresh install of your favorite ROM.

Finally install 'My App List', load the XML file and install the applications from the list.

It's free to use, and root access is not required.

The app list can also be shared/exported into different file formats.

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Tried the ones listed in this thread, but they only save the package name and the list should be fed to the same app for reinstallation. Finally ran into List My Apps which is capable of exporting to the following formats:

  • Plain text
  • HTML list
  • BBCode list
  • Markdown list
  • Market URL
  • Any custom format, defined through the build-in template editor

And, to the respect of the developer, the app doesn't require any permissions at all.

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You can use AppBrain:

  • free
  • generate a list of installed applications
  • no need for root
  • can bulk restore
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