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Best Alternatives for Banned Chinese Apps

Adobe Scan, Send Anywhere, Snapseed- Few alternatives to banned Chinese apps in India

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology summoned its power under section 69A of the Information Technology Act to put a ban on 59 Chinese apps.

Earlier this month Indian Intelligence agencies have issued an advisory and warned the Indian Army and paramilitary against the usage of Chinese apps. It listed almost 42 Chinese apps and stated it could be harmful to national security due to possible links to Chinese hackers.

List of apps banned by India:

List of banned 59 Chinese apps in India; Source *IANS
List of banned 59 Chinese apps in India; Source *IANS

On Facebook, recently a video was uploaded where a Jawaan is requesting the citizens to boycott all Chinese apps, went viral.

From the apps that were banned, looking at a kind of reactions given on Facebook, YouTube and the type of memes that are flowing on social media, people are really worried on few of the most used apps like TikTok, CamScanner, UC Browser, Beauty Plus, SHAREit, Shein to name a few.

So if you are wondering which alternative apps can be used, then don’t worry as we are here to make your life easy:

Banned app: TikTok

Alternative apps: Chingari, Dubsmash

TikTok was known as one of the most popular apps among teenagers to make short-form videos. There was a huge debate going on its usage across the social media platform, but there is no denying its popularity.

However, if you are looking for an alternative, then let’s use Chingari and Dubsmash apps for making short videos.

Chingari app is an Indian video sharing app that is gaining its popularity slowly. It has over 5 million+ downloads on Play Store and has got 4.5* rating. Similarly, Dubsmash has over 100 million+ downloads with 4.2* rating.

Banned app: SHAREit

Alternative apps: Google Drive, Send Anywhere, IDrive, Tresorit, pCloud

People used SHAREit because of its fast cross-platform transfer speed and free online feeds including movies, videos, music to name a few.

But instead of SHAREit, we can use Google Drive, free online storage from Google. It is safe and highly recommendable. Secondly, Send Anywhere (File Transfer) app is also commendable, sending your unlimited files without altering the original. This app has over 10 million+ downloads already and has a 4.7* rating. Similarly, other amazing apps like IDrive, Tresorit, and pCloud is also on our list. 

Banned app: UC Browser

Alternative apps: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari

UC Browser was one of the users’ choice browsers but there is nothing to be sad about its banned. There are amazing alternatives and highly recommendable browsers are available for us. Firstly, Google Chrome, it has over 5 billion+ downloads on Google Play Store with 4.3* rating. Secondly, Mozilla Firefox, with over 100 million+ downloads with 4.4* rating. And if you are an iPhone user, then Safari is the best browser for your Mac, iPhone, and iPad. Its built-in privacy features keep your browsing safe and secure.

Banned app: CamScanner

Alternative apps: Adobe Scan, Clear Scan

Those days are gone when we had to go out to scan our important documents. Apps like CamScanner actually helped us to turn our phone into a scanner. But appreciating only CamScanner is not right, but we have a bunch of other good apps for scanning documents.

Apps like Adobe Scan and Clear Scan have almost 10 million+ downloads with 4.7* rating, better ratings than CamScanner.

Banned app: Beauty Plus

Alternative apps: Snapseed, PicsArt

We all know someone from our social media list, which looks so perfect with flawless skin and beautiful pictures in every single photo. Well, we all are aware of the world’s most popular photo-editing app, Beauty Plus.

It is used by makeup artists, photographers, and ordinary mobile phone users and if you are looking for alternative apps to use, then go ahead and install Snapseed and PicsArt. Firstly, Snapseed is a complete and professional photo editor app developed by Google. The app allows you a surprising amount of control over the final look of your photos. So whether you are an amateur, professional, or hobbyist photographer, this app is highly recommendable. It has over 100 million+ downloads with 4.5* rating. Secondly, with 500 million+ downloads and 4.3* rating, we have PicsArt Photo Editor on our list for you. It is an all-in-one photo and video editor on mobile.