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Best alternatives to Banned Chinese apps

  • Indian Intelligence agencies have banned over 50 China-linked mobile apps
  • The list prepared by the Indian Intelligence agencies have names like TikTok, Helo, UC News, UC browser, Xender, Club Factory, Wonder camera and Selfie City, among other.

Central government today has decided to ban a host of mobile applications in India. The list includes popular social media applications like TikTok. The Centre has decided to disallow the usage of these apps both in mobile and non-mobile internet-enabled devices.

The ministry of information and technology has received “many representations raising concerns from citizens regarding security of data and risk to privacy relating to operation of certain apps,” according to the press release.

This decision came amid the India-China clash at the borders. Tensions on the Indo-China border have spiked after 20 troops, including an Indian commanding officer, were killed in the face-off in Galwan valley.

We have options to avoid buying Chinese Smartphone makers. Here I will share the List of Non-Chinese Mobile Manufacturers.

Non-Chinese Smartphone Brands

  • Apple – United States
  • Samsung – South Korea
  • Google – United States
  • Nokia – Finland
  • Sony – Japan
  • LG – South Korea
  • Asus – Taiwan

Here are some alternatives to the listed Chinese apps.

CamScanner (Document Scanners)

  1. Adobe Scan
  2. Microsoft Office Lens
  3. Scanbot
  4. Text Fairy
  5. Scannie
  6. Open Note Scanner
  7. ABBYY FineScanner
  8. Scannable
  9. Google Drive

ShareIt, Xender (For File Transfer)

  1. Google Files
  2. JioSwitch
  3. Snapdrop
  4. Windows Nearby Sharing
  5. ShareAll
  6. ShareDrop
  7. Windows Nearby Sharing
  8. FilePizza

UC Browser, MI Browser (Web Browsers)

  1. Google Chrome
  2. Mozilla Firefox
  3. Opera
  4. Brave
  5. DuckDuckGo
  6. TOR

TikTok, HELO, LIKEE (Short Video Sharing Apps)

  1. Mitron
  2. Vimeo
  3. Periscope
  4. IGTV (Instagram)
  5. Collab

Tencent PUBG Mobile (Battle Royale Games)

  1. Free Fire
  2. Apex Legends (Not Available on Mobile)

Club Factory (Lifestyle E-Commerce Store)

  1. Myntra
  2. Flipkart
  3. Amazon
  4. SnapDeal
  5. ShopClues
  6. Yepme

AppLock (Mobile Application Locker)

  1. Nortan App Lock
  2. MaxLock
  3. ToolWiz App Lock
  4. FOSS App Lock

BeautyPlus, B612, Candy, BeautyCam (Selfie Camera & Photo Editing Apps)

  1. Picsart
  2. Snapdeed
  3. Adobe Lightroom
  4. Beautify
  5. Facetune

QU Video, InShot, PowerDirector, Filmora (Video Editing Apps)

  1. Photostory

Turbo VPN (Virtual Private Network)

  1. NordVPN
  2. ProtonVPN
  3. OpenVPN
  4. ExpressVPN
  5. TunnelBear VPN

Parallel Space (Cloning Apps)

  1. Shelter
  2. Island
  3. Clone App

Zoom (Video Conference Apps)

  1. Google Meet
  2. Microsoft Teams
  3. WebEx
  4. GoToMeeting

U-Dictionary (English Dictionary)

  1. Saladict
  2. Dictionary.com
  3. English Dictionary – Offline
  4. Oxford Dictionary of English
  5. Merriam Webster dictionary

WPS Office (Office Suite Apps)

  1. Microsoft Office Suite
  2. OnlyOffice
  3. Open365
  4. Collabora Office
  5. OfficeSuite

ES File Manager (File Manager)

  1. Google Files
  2. Amaze File Manager

This is merely a list of alternatives that you might refer. It’s completely your choice to use any application.

It is too difficult to eradicate Chinese influence from our Tech Industry. Moreover, it is more about foreign policies.

Also, this post is neither associated not sponsored but a self-made list using the Internet Research.

I have tried my level best to provide a free list of Apps. Most of them are open-source platforms.

Kindly contribute to the list by suggesting more apps and with their non-Chinese alternatives.

If you have any suggestions, you can comment down below.

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