Chinese apps like Tik Tok, SHAREit, ES File Explorer have always carried privacy concerns among the users. Now that the Indian Government has permanently banned them, it is time to look for good Chinese app alternatives. If you have been using some or all of the 59 banned apps, then this post is specially written for you.
Here, you will find the best Non-Chineses alternatives for the 59 banned Chinese apps. You can install these alternatives to replace the banned ones. We promise that you are not going to miss the gone apps.
Non-Chinese (Indian/US) Alternatives for 59 Banned Chinese Apps
The Government of India banned 59 Chinese apps including major market players like Tik Tok, Xender, Mi Community, and many more. The decision came in after the tension between India and China over the LAC keeps increasing. The Government announced the ban to protect the privacy of the citizens as these apps are suspected to steal the data.
All these apps are now removed from both the Play Store and App Store. So, it is essential that you know about good Chinese app alternatives. I’m going to tell you some amazing Non-Chinese alternatives for all the 59 banned apps. I’ll try to list the closes replacements, so you will not miss the gone ones.
TikTok/Likee/Vigo Video/Kwai/VMate Alternatives
TikTok, Likee, Kwai, Vigo Video, and VMate are massively popular short video platforms. These apps have millions of users in India due to the availability of entertaining short videos. I’m listing below some amazing alternatives to these apps. You can install these to watch fun short videos and, you can also make and post your own videos.
All four of these are Indian and have the potential to be huge in India.
SHAREit and Xender are the two main apps that Android and iOS users rely upon for file transfers. However, you don’t have to worry as we have even better, faster, and safer alternatives for these. Here are they-
- Files by Google (Official File Manager, File Transfer & Cleanup app by Google)
- JioSwitch (Indian app by Reliance)
- Easy Share
You can install any of these to move your files across devices.
UC Browser/CM Browser/APUS Browser/DU Browser Alternatives
UC Browser was one of the most used browsers in India. But, now it is banned along with CM Browser, APUS Browser, and DU Browser. So, you’ll have to use the alternatives available below.
All of these are safer, simpler, and faster than the banned ones. You might wonder why Opera is not listed here. It is because Opera is now owned by a Chinese firm.
Shein/Club Factory/ROMWE Alternatives
Shein is the favorite clothing and fashion shopping app especially for Indian teens to buy affordable stylish clothes. Club Factory is the all-in-one shopping website which was pretty popular. Both of them are now banned along with ROMWE. Here are some alternative shopping apps that you can use now to buy clothes and other stuff.
- Myntra (For clothes, shoes, and fashion accessories)
- Amazon (All-in-one Shopping website to buy anything)
- Flipkart (Indian shopping app to buy anything)
- Koovs (For shoes and clothing)
- Bewakoof (For stylish and cheap clothes)
You can use these to buy anything you want at a good price.
Clash of Kings/Mobile Legends Alternatives
Mobile Legends was one of the most popular games in India. It is a mobile multiplayer online battle arena game. The regular players are really going to miss their Avatars. On the other hand, Clash of Kings is another heavily popular multiplayer online strategy game. Now that both of these are banned, you can switch to some similar games. Here are some recommendations.
Like Mobile Legends:
Like Clash of Kings:
You can also wait for League of Legends to launch on Mobile. It is expected to come by December of this year. Once it comes, Mobile Legends player will stop missing it and get addicted to LoL.
YouCam Makeup/Beauty Plus/Photo Wonder/Meitu Alternatives
YouCam Makeup, Meitu, Wonder Camera and Beauty Plus are very popular photo editing apps in India. The Govt. has now banned them. But, that isn’t an issue as there are even better alternatives available.
You can use these to edit your pictures. These have all the essential features like filters, adjustment tools, layouts, and many more. Once you get to know about using them, you can make your pictures look wonderful.
Selfie City/Wonder Camera/Sweet Selfie/ Alternatives
Sweet Selfie is the most preferred selfie camera app in India. It is now gone along with 3 other similar applications. However, this isn’t an issue as we have even better camera apps available.
You can use any of these. All of them have very beautiful filters available to give your selfies a fresher look.
Virus Cleaner/DU Cleaner/Clean Master/Cache Cleaner DU App Studio Alternatives
Among the 59 banned apps, there were some good cleanup and optimization apps also like DU Cleaner, Clean Master, etc. However, these apps often contain bloatware and their riddance is actually good.
These days smartphones have built-in cleaners and optimization apps. But if you still want to use an external one, you can pick any of these.
NewsDog/UC News/QQ Newsfeed Alternatives
If you have a habit of using your smartphone to get news updates, you may miss NewsDog, UC news, or QQ Newsfeed. So, I’d provide you with some better and more reliable news apps.
The banned Chinese news apps were full of ads and fake news. It is better that they are gone.
Helo/New Video Status/U Video/V Fly Status Video Alternatives
Helo was one of the fastest-growing apps in India in 2019 and early-2020. It was the main source for a lot of people to find videos and images to upload on WhatsApp status. But, it is now gone along with 3 other video status apps. So, here are the Indian alternatives to these apps.
You can use these to find entertaining videos to upload on your status or story.
Bigo Live/We Meet
Bio Live is a live streaming platform that was pretty popular in India. On the other hand, We Meet is an app to video chat with strangers. Here are some alternatives that you can use now that both the apps are banned.
You can use these to have fun while video chatting.
More Chinese App Alternatives
Here are some more Chinese app alternatives. All of these apps were very popular in India. I’ve tried to find the closes replacements to these. So, you can make a switch easily.
ES File Explorer Alternatives
ES File Explorer is a well-known file manager for Android. We have a dedicated post for its alternatives on our website. You can check that. Here are some of the alternatives.
You can use these to manage your files easily.
If you are student or office professional, you’ll really miss CamScanner. However, we have the perfect alternatives for you.
You can use these to scan any files or documents you want.
DU Recorder Alternatives
DU Recorder was one of the preferred apps for screen recording. Here are some good alternatives to that.
You can now use these to record what is playing on the screen.
Viva Video Alternatives
To make beautiful slideshows and edit videos, Viva Video is one of the best apps on Android. Here are some good alternatives to it.
You can now use these to edit videos or make slideshows.
Now that Vault-Hide is banned, it is essential to look for some reliable apps to hide sensitive data. Here are some worthy recommendations.
You can use these apps to hide your private pictures, videos, and other files.
Mi Video Call Alternatives
Mi Video Call is a great app to video call or chat with your friends and relatives. Here are some alternatives that you can use now.
These are all free to use and offer great service.
Mi Community Alternatives
Mi Community is a very useful app for Mi users in India. It helps you share your ideas and interact with other Mi fans easily. So, it is a bit tough to find an exact alternative for that. But, there are some options available.
You can use these apps to interact with other Mi fans now.
Parallel Space Alternatives
If you are habitual to using multiple accounts in a same smartphone, Parallel Space would be your favorite app. Since it is gone now, here are some good alternatives to replace it.
You can use these to have clone apps and use multiple accounts.
Hago- Play with New Friends Alternatives
Hago was a fun app to meet new people, chat with them, and play games. Here are some alternatives for Hago that you can shift to.
You can use these to make new friends now.
Non-Chinese Alternatives for Lesser Used Apps
- WeChat- Telegram, WhatsApp, Hike
- QQ Mail- Gmail, Yahoo Mail, Microsoft Outlook
- Weibo- Instagram, Facebook
- QQ Music- Spotify, Gaana, Jiosaavn
- WeSync- Files by Google, Dropbox
- QQ Launcher- Microsoft Launcher, Nova Launcher
- DU Battery Saver- Kaspersky Battery Saver, Battery
- QQ Player- VLC for Android, MX Player
- Baidu Maps- Google Maps, NaviMaps
- Baidu Translate- iTranslate, Translate All
- QQ International- Send Anywhere, Sendy
- QQ Security Center- Avast Antivirus, AVG Antivirus, Norton Mobile Security
The riddance of Chinese apps is actually a great step for everyone. You can now stay a lot safe and protected against unwanted breaches. These are the best Chinese app alternatives that you can use to replace all the 59 banned apps. If you need some more of them, let me know and I’ll try to provide you.
That’s all for this post. I hope you find it helpful. For any queries or suggestions, feel free to use the comment box.