Know Alternative Indian Mobile Apps against the 59 banned Chinese apps


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Shikha Chaurasia

Pune, June 30, 2020: The Ministry of Information Technology yesterday banned 59 Chinese mobile applications in India. The Chinese apps pose a threat to public order, the security of individuals, defence of India and many other sectors. Highlighting the dangers of prolonged usage of these apps, they were banned.


Since many years Chinese apps have been in use in India and people have become reliant on them. But only a few understand the risk of using these applications. User data is not safe and personal information is often at risk of being exposed to other servers outside India.


There are many Indian alternatives for the Chinese apps which have infiltrated the user base and market of India. The list of the alternative apps include-

Browser applications

Chinese apps: UC Mini Browser, UC Turbo Browser, Dolphin Browser

Indian apps: Epic Browser, Jio Browser

Office Document Applications

Chinese apps: WPS Office- Free Office…, WPS PDF…- Free For PD, WPS PDF Fill & Sign-Fill…, WPS Office Lite

Indian apps: As of now, it is difficult to find an Indian alternative for WPS Office but the best thing you can use for now is Microsoft Office and Google Drive.

Video Conferencing/ Meeting Applications

Chinese app: Zoom

Indian app: ‘Say Namaste’ is an Indian video conferencing software. 

Document Scanner Applications

Chinese apps: CamScanner HD, CamScanner (License)

Indian apps: Doc Scanner- Phone PDF Creator, Document Scanner- PDF Creator

Gaming Applications

Chinese apps- PUBG Mobile, PUBG Mobile Lite, Rules of Survival, Desert Survival, LifeAfter, Creative Destruction, Garena Free Fire, Hopeless Land: Fight, Call of Duty: Mobile, Cover Fire: free shooting, Fortnite, Critical Ops: Multiplayer

Indian apps- ScarFall: The Royale, Swag Shooter- Online, Blood Rivals- Survival Battleground FPS Shooter

Photo Editing Applications

Chinese apps- AirBrush: Easy Photo Editor for the Best, BeautyPlus: Easy Photo Editor, YouCam

Indian apps: LightX Photo Editor& Photo Effects

Short Video Applications

Chinese apps: Tik-Tok, Likee, Vigo, Kwai, Snack Video, Helo- Discover, Noizz- Formerly Biugo, U Video, Biugo- Magic Video Editor, VivaVideo, SlidePlus

Indian apps: Roposo- India’s own video app, Injoy, ShareChat

Data/File Transfer Applications

Chinese apps: Xender- Share, SHAREit, ShareMe, Share All File Transfer, Zapya, Zapya Go

Indian apps: Jio Share, Share Files Send Anywhere

Video Downloading Applications

Chinese apps: Snaptube, Tubetube, Video Downloader, Vidmate

Indian app: Videoder (not available on play store, search on Google)

App Lock and Hide Photo Applications

Chinese apps: AppLock, Vault, LOCKit, Smart AppLock, Sgallery

Indian apps: Hide Photos, Video-Hide it Pro, Lock App- Smart App Locker

Dictionary Applications

Chinese apps: U-Dictionary: Oxford, Hi Translate, Translate All, Text & Voice Translation, Translate On Screen

Indian apps: English Hindi Dictionary, SHABDKOSH Dictionary

Keyboard Applications

Chinese apps: Go Keyboard, Mint Keyboard

Indian apps: Bobble Indic Keyboard, Desh keyboard, Lipikaar Hindi Keyboard

Photo Animating Applications

Chinese apps: PixaMotion Loop, Movepic

Indian app: StoryZ Photo Video Maker & Loop video animation

Security Applications

Chinese apps: One Security, Safe Security, Nox Security, Speed booster, DU Cache cleaner

Indian app: JioSecurity

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