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Popular Chinese Apps and their Indian Alternatives

Indian Government has announced a ban on 59 Chinese apps including widely popular TikTok, Shareit, and UC Browser. With this step by Government, people are now looking for alternatives to Chinese apps in the market. If you are also looking for the same then check these 12 Popular Chinese Apps and their Indian Alternatives.

It all started with “Atmanirbhar/Vocal for Local” Speech given by the PM of India Mr. Narendra Modi, people in India are looking forward to becoming self-reliant. Soon after that Sonam Wangchuk, an Indian Engineer started a movement with a hashtag #BoycottMadeInChina amid the growing tension between India and China in Ladakh. Wangchuk has requested people to support the Indian army by not supporting china financially by boycotting their applications or Products.

Also in recent pasts, news of experts escalating concerns against the Chinese app that many apps have extracted user’s data overlooking the privacy of users. Few applications to name in them are CamScanner, TikTok, Mi Browser. 

Due to all these an anti-China sentiment has risen and now there is an urge that people are looking for alternatives of Chinese apps and products in all verticals. Check out Popular Chinese Apps and their Indian Alternatives from below.

Popular Chinese Apps and their Indian Alternatives

There are several made in China apps available for Android and iOS, which are hugely popular and has dominated the application economy system. To get rid of this dominance, people have started looking for alternatives to them. Hence, we will be focusing on Chinese applications that are immensely popular and are being widely used and their Indian alternatives. Here are the best Chinese apps alternatives that you should use on your smartphone.

1) Indian Alternatives of TikTok and Helo

The most popular short video applications TikTok and Helo has been banned in India and taken down from Google PlayStore and Apple App Store. Users who have the TikTok app download can still use the app but officially the app is now banned in the country and new users not be able to download from Playstore.

Roposo, Bolo Indya, and Chingari are the best Indian alternatives of TikTok. These apps are free to download and allows users to view or upload short videos on the platform. Users can watch the video without signing in. But it required login to upload a video. Users can upload videos in the regional languages of India and also earn money by uploading or sharing the videos. 

2) Indian Alternatives of Shareit/Xender

Shareit and Xender are the best cross-platform data transfer app. These apps allow you to transfer video, music, files, and apps from one device to another. Shareit can be really useful but it is not the only app with such functionality. You can find many shareit Indian alternatives on the Playstore.

Shareall and JioSwitch are the best Shareit Indian alternative apps. These lets you share any files including apps, videos, images, documents, and more wirelessly without the internet. Both apps are free to download and available on Playstore.

Another better alternative of Shareit is Files by Google. It is not an Indian app but as a Google app, you can trust it and use it as Shareit alternative. Files by Google is fast, free and it goes up to 450Mbps while transferring files.

3) Indian Alternatives of CamScanner

CamScanner is a popular document scanner app. It converts images to pdf in a simple tap. The app not only scan documents but also helps you store, sync, and collaborate on various contents across smartphones.

Kaagaz Scanner and Document Scanner are two best CamScanner Indian alternatives. Both apps are good and do the job. In functionality, both apps are almost similar and have all the features Camscanner has.

Another trusted document scanning apps are Adobe Scan and Microsoft Office Lens. I am sure you won’t be disappointed after using these apps.

4) Indian Alternatives of UC Browser/CM Browser

UC Browser is one of the most used browsers. These browsers may pose a threat to sovereignty and security and it is better to be replaced with a trusted browser. You can always use Google Chrome as a UC Browser alternative as it is well known and most widely used mobile web browsers. However, if you are looking for an Indian alternative of UC Browser then you can try Epic or Jio Browser.

Epic Browser and JioBrowser are our picks for UC Browser Indian alternative. Epic is a privacy-centric web browser and it always works in private browsing mode and on exiting the browser it clears all cached data. Its developers have removed all Google tracking code and block other companies from tracking user’s data and activities.

JioBrowser is a fast, easy, and lightweight browser. JoiBrowser supports the dark theme, Incognito secured, desktop view, and many more. JioBrowser provides features such as Quick Share, QR code scanner to read the data from the QR code, and bar code.

5) Indian Alternatives of UC News

UC News is one of the most popular news apps in India with more than 50 million users. It was a part of the UC Browser but later launched as a separate app.

Inshorts and DailyHunt are the best UC News Indian alternative. Inshorts select the latest and best news from multiple sources and summarises them to present in a short and crisp 60 words or less format. Google News is also a very good option that provides you with the latest news.

6) Indian Alternatives of WeChat

WeChat is a messaging app that allows users to pay, shop, make calls, and more. It may be harmful and the Chinese government may monitor your messages on WeChat. So it is advisable to replace it as soon as possible.

Undoubtedly WhatsApp is the best alternative of WeChat. WhatsApp offers fast, simple, secure messaging and calling for free. Telegram is another good option. As an Indian alternative of WeChat, JioChat is your best option.

JioChat is the best WeChat Indian alternative available right now. It offers experience video conferencing, voice calls, and enhanced messaging with stickers and emoticons. You can register on JioChat with any mobile number, after that, you can message, call, and watch videos with your mobile data or WIFI.

7) Indian Alternatives of Beauty plus

Beauty Plus is a popular Chinese beauty camera app. People use this for editing selfies through AR stickers, makeup tools, and beauty effects. But as a Chinese app, giving permission to access your public or private photos might not be a good thing.

LightX Photo Editor and Selfie Camera and Editing Expert are Indian alternatives of Beauty Plus. LightX is all in one photo editor to make photo collages, add photo frames, stickers, photo background changers, blur photos, create sweet selfies and portrait photos, change hair color, add color splash effects, merge photos and apply many other tools to edit pictures. You can also edit brightness, Contrast, Exposure, Hue, Saturation, Shadows & Highlights of pictures.

Other good Beauty Plus alternatives are SNOW and B612 – Beauty & Filter Camera. Both apps are offered by SNOW, Inc. and used by over 200 million people around the world.

8) Indian Alternatives of Clean Master and DU Speed Booster

In my opinion, Android phones do not need any sort of antivirus or cleaning software. Your phone can run smoothly and safely without these apps. These apps consume more RAM and memory and deteriorate the performance of your phone. I highly recommend not use these apps and instead either use an inbuilt cleaner app or clean the cache by yourself.

9) Indian Alternatives of Shein, AliExpress, and ClubFactory

Shein, AliExpress, and ClubFactory are Chinese e-commerce websites where you can buy clothes, bags, and accessories. But to purchases any of these you don’t need any of these apps. There are lots of Indian options in these categories.

You can try Myntra, Flipkart, Amazon, and Ajio are some best Shein, AliExpress, and ClubFactory Indian alternatives. You can buy anything from mobile phones to clothes or accessories or furniture.

10) Indian Alternatives of Es File Explorer

ES File Explorer is a powerful tool for managing files and programs. It comes with a number of additional features such as built-in viewers and players, built-in ZIP and RAR support, cloud storage, remote file manager, root explorer, and many more.

There is no Indian alternative of Es File Explorer but you can try Files by Google, FX File Explorer, and Solid Explorer File Manager. All of them are equally good and all of them has easy to use interface and beautiful Material Design UI.

11) Indian Alternatives of Parallel Space

Parallel Space is an app that allows you to manage two different user accounts for any app installed on your Android device. It can run multiple apps and game accounts on your phone simultaneously.

The only good Parallel Space alternative I found is Shelter. It is used to clone apps and manage multiple accounts. Shelter is free, there are no ads, and there is no tracking. It can also Freeze/disable background-heavy or seldom-used apps when you don’t need them.

12) Indian Alternatives of VivaVideo

VivaVideo is one of the best Video Editor and Video Maker app, with all video editing features like cut video, trim video, crop video, merge video, edit video with music and many more. It let users create beautiful movies by editing together the various video clips and Images.

One of the best fully-featured alternatives of VivaVideo is Kimemaster, Inshot, and YouCut. These are the best video editor and movie maker. They have multiple effects and templates to make your video more beautiful. But if you still want VivaVideo Indian alternative then you can try Photo Video Maker with Music.

Photo Video Maker with Music lets you create, edit, and share amazing music videos, slideshows, and stories with your photos, videos, and free licensed music. It can also add filters, text, music, and create personalized videos from your pictures. It is not as good as the above apps but still does a fair job.

Wrapping Up:

These are some popular Chinese apps and their Indian alternatives. There are also many other Chinese apps ban in India but we cover only popular ones. If you need alternative of any other Chinese apps then comment below.

Sumit Bahl
Sumit is a Tech and Gadget freak and loves writing about Android and Tech, his favorite past time is playing video games and binge-watching TV Series.


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