Leapdroid

Use Android apps on your PC with Leapdroid

Leapdroid is an Android emulator, a piece of software that allows you to run Android apps on other devices. Touch gestures are mapped to keys on the keyboard: for instance, swiping left becomes pressing the left arrow key. Emulation allows you to use your favorite apps without having to worry about clunky touchpad typing, battery life or processing power, while a computer's larger display makes text and images easier to see. View full description

PROS

  • Simple installation and setup
  • Handy features for gamers
  • Runs smoothly and stably

CONS

  • A small number of apps are unsupported

Leapdroid is an Android emulator, a piece of software that allows you to run Android apps on other devices. Touch gestures are mapped to keys on the keyboard: for instance, swiping left becomes pressing the left arrow key. Emulation allows you to use your favorite apps without having to worry about clunky touchpad typing, battery life or processing power, while a computer's larger display makes text and images easier to see.

A boon for mobile gamers

Leapdroid targets its advertising at the mobile gaming market, and some of its features are clearly intended for this purpose. For instance, you can create multiple emulator profiles simultaneously, allowing you to play the same game while logged in from two different accounts. Tools like this have limited use unless you play a lot of action-limited mobile games. Installation and use are simple. Keymapping can take a while for complex apps, but in most cases the translation simply means clicking instead of tapping, especially for games.

A reliable Android emulator

If you want to run Android apps on your PC, Leapdroid is a solid tool for the job; there are a few tricky things about the transition to get used to, but they mainly come from trying to approach Android apps with a different set of tools. Support covers most apps, with only rare exceptions.

— User reviews — about Leapdroid

  • Chris Woodard

    by Chris Woodard

    "Cant use or downlaod"

    Would not install, drivers not digitally signed and windows 10 would not allow installation . More.

    reviewed on April 3, 2017

  • Fas1s DaSs

    by Fas1s DaSs

    "I love this emulator"

    One of the best gaming emulator I ever used! It works smooth and doesn't lag too much. Finally i found it. I only use it... More.

    reviewed on March 30, 2017

  • John Thomlinson

    by John Thomlinson

    "Couldn't get it to install"

    Windows 10 would not let it install because the driver is not digitally signed. More.

    reviewed on January 16, 2017