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The Package Manager (pm) will do exactly what you want.

In either adb or Terminal Emulator, run the pm command and you can see its capabilities.

We look at 2 of them:

  • pm list packages
  • pm disable <package>

pm list packages lists all installed packages, this list is unsorted but if you know some easy bash, you can use grep to search for substrings in the package names:

pm packages list | grep google will list all packages with "google" in their name, effectively returning just Google's apps:

Sample output:

package:com.google.android.apps.unveil
package:com.google.android.gsf.login
package:com.google.android.apps.translate
package:com.google.android.backuptransport
package:com.google.android.apps.books
package:com.google.android.apps.giant
package:com.google.android.ears
package:com.google.android.keep
package:com.google.android.talk
package:com.google.android.apps.ads.publisher
package:com.google.android.apps.youtube.music
package:com.google.android.play.games
package:com.google.android.apps.magazines
package:com.google.android.apps.adm
package:com.google.android.inputmethod.latin

pm disable <package name> disables a single package you specified. Disabling the Google Keyboard would then be pm disable com.google.android.inputmethod.latin.

To find out what package name maps to what app try this url: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=<package name>
Replace <package name> with the package name you want to check.