Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: two weeks from anywhere, SD
Device(s): Droid Maxx, Nexus 7 2013 (current), Galaxy S3, Toshiba Thrive, HTC Incredible 1& 2, Rezound, TBolt
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I noticed the All Apps tab the last time I had to install from scratch. If the did get rid of it in the latest version that's just stupid. It was an easy way to see what apps you had downloaded, for any of your phones.
Before using that, I used AppBrain from the Play Store. You set up an account, and your phone syncs to it, you can even select the frequency of the sync (I think the lowest setting is 15 or 30 minutes). You can add apps to your account from your PC as well, like the Play Store. And when you get another phone, you just create a new list and transfer the apps from your old one to it. Then they're there ready to sync & download.
It used to be that once you synced your Google account, your purchased apps automatically showed in the "My Apps" section, but for some reason they don't anymore. It seems the Play Store is taking a step back in terms of ease of use. Don't know why.