Best Alternative Apps to Banned Chinese Apps in India

If you are here then you already know that due to the rising tensions at the Indo-Chinese border, 59 Chinese applications faced the heat and were banned. The ban left a plenitude of users in a jitter and all of them scrambled to look for apps similar to the banned Chinese apps.

Alternatives to Chinese Banned Apps
Alternatives to Chinese Banned Apps

While PUBG is likely to make a comeback, ban on applications like UC Browser, SHAREit, and TikTok created serious shockwaves among the users. In this post, we are going to tell you the best alternatives to the banned Chinese applications. If you are struggling with storage in your device, do check this out to Free Up WhatsApp Storage on iOS & Android Devices.


Top Alternative Applications to the Banned Chinese Apps in India

Before going into the list of alternative apps, following is the list of 59 Chinese apps that are banned in India. 

  1. TikTok
  2. SHAREit
  3. Kwai
  4. UC Browser
  5. Baidu map
  6. Shein
  7. Clash of Kings
  8. DU battery saver
  9. Helo
  10. Likee
  11. You Cam makeup
  12. Mi Community
  13. CM Browers
  14. Virus Cleaner
  15. APUS Browser
  16. ROMWE
  17. Club Factory
  18. Newsdog
  19. Beauty Plus
  20. WeChat
  21. UC News
  22. QQ Mail
  23. Weibo
  24. Xender
  25. QQ Music
  26. QQ Newsfeed
  27. Bigo Live
  28. SelfieCity
  29. Mail Master
  30. Parallel Space
  31. Mi Video Call – Xiaomi
  32. WeSync
  33. File Explorer
  34. Viva Video – QU Video Inc.
  35. Meitu
  36. Vigo Video
  37. New Video Status
  38. DU Recorder
  39. Vault- Hide
  40. Cache Cleaner DU App studio
  41. DU Cleaner
  42. DU Browser
  43. Hago Play with New Friends
  44. Cam Scanner
  45. Clean Master – Cheetah Mobile
  46. Wonder Camera
  47. Photo Wonder
  48. QQ Player
  49. We Meet
  50. Sweet Selfie
  51. Baidu Translate
  52. Vmate
  53. QQ International
  54. QQ Security Center
  55. QQ Launcher
  56. U Video
  57. V fly Status Video
  58. Mobile Legends
  59. DU Privacy

PUBG was the latest to get caught in the crossfire, however, as mentioned above, it’s likely to make a comeback. Out of all these 59 apps, the ones that were popular with Indian users were TikTok, UC Browser, Cam Scanner, SHAREit, Beauty Plus/YouCam Makeup, Clean Master, Xender, WeChat, and somewhat Shein and Club Factory. Let us have a look at the best alternatives to these popular but now banned Chinese apps. Also, do check out: Best to Run Windows Apps & Games on M1 Mac through Crossover 20.

Apps Similar to TikTok, Bigo Live, and Likee

The popularity of TikTok needs no statement. After the ban on TikTok and related applications, several of the users were left in a complete state of shock as TikTok played a major role in giving a boost to the talent from the remote corners of the nation.

Similar Apps like Chinese Banned Apps

As an alternative to TikTok, you can try Triller or the Indian alternative Chingari, which although lacks a few features, but will soon get upgraded with subsequent updates.

Apps Similar to PUBG

While PUBG could resurface soon in the nation, as of now, to deal with the void, you can try Call of Duty Mobile or Garena Free Fire. Out of these two, Garena Free Fire is more popular since it doesn’t require a top-notch mobile device and includes a 10-minutes match where you can team up with three other friends of yours against up to 50 players.

Garena Free Fire PUBG Alternative

Apps Similar to CamScanner

For professionals, CamScanner was the perfect choice for scanning documents from their mobile device and storing digital copies in PDF or JPEG format. From the app itself, the scanned documents could be shared on several platforms and even mailed to one’s personal email id. 

Banned Apps Alternatives

As an alternative to CamScanner, you can try Adobe Scanner, Microsoft Office Lens, or Notebloc. Please note that for Microsoft Office Lens, you need to be an Office 365 subscriber. From these apps as well, you can share scans over social media apps and email as per your requirement and even export the same in PDF or JPEG format.

You can also check out: How to Change Default Browser & Mail Apps in iOS 14 & Above.

Apps Similar to UC Browser / DU Browser

It won’t be that hard to find best alternatives to banned Chinese browser applications. This is because we already have the popular names with us like Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Firefox, Safari (for iOS), and even DuckDuckGo.

Best Alternatives to Chinese Banned Apps

Apps Similar to SHAREit, Xender

Both SHAREit and Xender were popular file-sharing applications and served as great alternatives to AirDrop on iOS. However, you need to fret not for the ban on these Chinese file-sharing apps as we got good alternatives to the same.

Zapya -Xender Alternative

You can check out Zapya, Filedrop, and if you are an iOS user, you always have AirDrop at your disposal for file transfer exclusively between iOS devices. Alternatively, you can also use Dropbox or Google Drive. You can also must check this out on: 7 Best AirDrop Alternatives for Windows PC.

Alternatives to WeChat, MI Video Call

Again, a ban on WeChat, MI Video Call, or other similar apps that are present in the list of 59 banned applications shouldn’t impact at all.

This is because we have WhatsApp, Hike, Signal, and even Telegram. Almost every smartphone owner in India is present on WhatsApp.

WeChat Alternative - WhatsApp

As far as the video calling apps are concerned, you can do a video call on all alternative messenger apps mentioned above and we have Google Duo on Android & iOS plus iOS users have FaceTime as well.

Alternatives to Shien and Club Factory

The user base of Shien and Club Factory wasn’t that large. They were simply low-profile. As far as their alternatives are concerned we have our very own Myntra and you can even find good apparel collection on Amazon and Flipkart. I also recommend you to check this awesome way to Set Customized Ringtone to iPhone [Easiest Way].

Shien, ClubFactory Alternatives - Chines Banned Apps

Final Words – Best Alternatives to Banned Chinese Apps

These were the top apps similar to the banned Chinese applications. If you have further apps to add to the list, please put down the same in the comments section provided below.

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