Indian also downgraded the rating of the TikTok app to 1.2 on the Play Store, but Google later restored it back by deleting all negative reviews. Another reason for boycotting Chinese apps is the border dispute between the China and Indian army.
The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi also talked about being “atmanirbhar” in his speech, due to which people are deleting Chinese apps from their phones and promoting apps that are developed in India.
An Indian app development company has launched an application called Remove China Apps which allows you to remove all Chinese apps from your phone at once. Apart from TikTok, there are many popular apps (like PubG Mobile, SHAREit, UC Browser, Truecaller, etc.) that are made by Chinese companies and they have a large number of users in India.
Now if you are deleting all China apps from your phone, then probably you will also need their alternatives. There are many applications that have been made by Indian developers, which are a very good alternative to these Chinese apps. In this article, we have shared a list of all China apps alternatives in India and then reviewed them.
List of the alternatives to Chinese apps in India
|TikTok||Mitro (Current status: Removed from Play Store), Vigo Video (Indian app), Dubsmash, Triller|
|Likee, Vigo Video||Dubsmash, Triller|
|Helo||ShareChat, Vigo Video|
|Kwai||Same as above|
|Bigo Live||Tango Live, Periscope|
|Vmate||Same as above|
|UC Browser||Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Jio Browser (Indian app)|
|UC Browser Mini||Same as above|
|UC News||InShorts, Times of India, DailyHunt (All Indian apps)|
|PubG Mobile||Call of Duty, Fortnite|
|PubG Mobile Lite||Same as above|
|Clash of Kings||Clash Royale, Empire and Allies|
|Mobile Legends||Marvel Super War|
|Shein||LimeRoad (Indian app)|
|Alibaba||IndiaMART (Indian app)|
|Romve||Ajio (Indian app)|
|Clubfactory||Myntra (Indian app), Amazon, Flipkart|
|SHAREit||Files by Google|
|Xender||Files by Google|
|AppLock||Norton App Lock|
|BeautyPlus||PicsArt, Lightroom, Snapseed|
|CamScanner||Adobe Scan, Google Drive|
|U-Dictionary||Oxford Dictionary, Google Translate|
1. Chinese video-sharing apps alternatives
There is no doubt that TikTok is one of the most popular short-video sharing apps, but there are few more Chinese apps in this category such as Helo, Likee, Kwai, and Vmate. All these apps have millions of active users. Apart from that, China also has a popular live streaming app which is Bigo Live.
Recently, an app developer from India launched the clone version of the TikTok app called Mitron (Mitron is a popular word used by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address people). Within the few days on the release, this app gained over 5 million+ downloads on Google Play Store.
Mitron application was emerging very rapidly as a good alternative to the chinese TikTok app in India but unluckily, Google Play Store recently removed it due to some policy violations and security issues. According to reports, Mitron app was a clone of Pakistani application named TicTic. It is not sure whether Play Store will restore the Mitron app or not.
As of now, there are no Indian alternatives for apps like TikTok. However, you can use other country origin apps like Triller and Dubsmash. For the entertainment and social networking app, ShareChat is a good alternative which is made in India by a company named Mohalla Tech Private Limited.
Now if we talk about live video streaming apps, Tango Live and Periscope are good alternatives for Bigo Live.
2. Chinese browser apps alternatives
With more than 500M+ downloads on Google Play Store, UC Browser is one of the most popular web browsers for Android. UC Browser also has its lite version UC Mini which as 100M+ downloads. Being a Chinese app, UC Browser is ruling the Indian market.
There are very few Indian browser apps. One of them is Jio Browser which is owned by Reliance Jio company. Other popular alternatives are Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. If you don’t want to use Chinese UC Browser, then we will recommend you to use Google Chrome as it comes pre-installed in most of the Android smartphones.
UC Browser also has its news app named UC News. As an alternative, there are many Indian news apps that you can use such as Times of India, InShorts, DailyHunt and many more. Just go to the app store on your iOS/iPhone or Android device and search your favorite Indian news channel.
3. Chinese mobile game apps alternatives
PubG Mobile is one of the most popular mobile games. This can be gauged from the fact that you will find this game in almost every Indian kid/youth phone. Probably many of you may not know that PubG Mobile is a Chinese app. It is owned by a company named Bytedance based in Beijing, China.
Due to the #BoycottChinaApps trend, if you want to delete PubG Mobile app from your phone, then don’t worry as there are few alternative games available which are very similar to PubG Mobile. One of them is Call of Duty. You might have played the PC version of this game but now you can also enjoy it on your smartphone.
Another good alternative is Fortnight. This is a very lightweight app as it is just 108MB in size but it may or may not be available for your device as it needs certain requirements. Apart from PubG Mobile, Clash of Kings is also China based app. You can use Clash Royale and Empire of Allies as its alternatives.
Mobile Legends is another Chinese game. There are two versions of this game: Bang Bang and Adventure. The Bang Bang version is very popular and it has over 100M+ downloads. If you are uninstalling this game from your phone, then you can use Marvel Super War which is a good alternative.
4. Chinese shopping apps alternatives
There are many Chinese shopping apps which are popular in India including Shein, AliExpress, Alibaba, Romve, and Club Factory. In the shopping app category, luckily you have many Indian alternatives such as LimeRoad, IndiaMart, Myntra, and Ajio. Apart from that, you may already know about Amazon and Flipkart.
5. Chinese utility apps alternatives
You might be using many utilities apps in your phone which are made in China. Here are the alternatives to those apps –
- SHAREit and Xender: Use Files by Google. Both these apps allow you to share files between phones.
- AppLock: Norton App Lock – This application allows you lock apps (gallery, for example) on your Android phone.
- BeautyPlus: PicsArt, Lightroom, and Snapseed – These are some professional photo editors for mobile which you can use to edit your photos.
- CamScanner: For scanning your documents and creating their PDF file, you can use Adobe Scan or Google Drive instead of CamScanner.
- U-Dictionary: There are so many dictionary apps. One of the most popular one is Oxford Dictionary. As for translating, you can use Google Translate.
- TurboVPN: For using VPN to access blocked websites, you can use UltraSurf app which is absolutely free.
So these are some good alternatives to the Chinese apps in India. If you are removing all China apps from your phone, then you can use these alternatives. All these applications are available on both Android and iOS/iPhone app stores for free. Let us know if we have missed anything in this article. If you support #BoycottChineseApps trend, don’t forget to share this post on your social media. Spread it everywhere and let your friends know about this.