TikTok banned: 7 Alternatives to the 59 Chinese Apps Outlawed in India

The Indian government has banned 59 Chinese apps citing national security concerns. Now, people are curious to know where they can find similar apps with almost the same features and quality. So to ease their trouble, we have listed alternatives to the top 7 Chinese apps. 

Here is all you need to know about the alternatives.

Use Triller instead of TikTok 

Company’s origin: America 

Founders: Sammy Rubin and David Leiberman

How good is it?

Out of all the apps which were banned, TikTok had most users, so to get an alternative of this app is a great relief for all its users. Now you can use, Triller app.

It helps you to make short professional videos and share them to gain followers. You can take up challenges, lip-sync, and even create our own dialogue videos and musicals as well. It has almost a hundred filters to use and a duet feature to collaborate with other content creators.

Use Share Chat instead of Helo

Company’s origin: India 

Founders: Ankush Sachdeva, Bhanu Pratap Singh and Farid Ahsan

How good is it?

An alternative to Helo, this app provides services in fifteen languages. It’s a social media platform for discovering viral content and sharing them with friends and communities. Helo used to access most of our private files including, our camera. On the other hand, Share Chat does not ask you permission for anything as such. Also, it has strict censorship which keeps any inappropriate content away.

Use Myntra instead of Club Factory and Shein 

Company’s origin: India

Founders: Mukesh Bansal, Vineet Sexena and Ashutosh Lawania  

How good is it? 

Club factory and Shein were the popular Chinese apps for fashion and e-commerce. Myntra who has already made a name in both men’s a18nd women’s fashion can give you better deals. It has almost all trendy outfits, accessories, footwear, and other you pick up fashion items. It also offers you a handsome discount from time to time.

Use Files instead of Xender 

Company’s origin: America

Founder: Google

How good is it?

Files app is the best substitute for the Xender app as it is founded by the most trusted company, Google. On the other hand, Xender was a Chinese app breaching the privacy and security of the user. Also, the constant ads and popup made the experience worse. Files by Google is fast and can go up to 150Mbps while transferring files.

Use Adobe Scan instead of CamScanner

Company’s origin: America

Founder: Adobe Inc.

How good is it? 

CamScanner was a document scanner app and it’s run by INTSIG, a Chinese company based in Shanghai. CamScanner has been removed from the PlayStore for a while because it brought Trojan virus after every download. 

By using Adobe Scan not only we stay away from the threat but also get our work done. It is one of the most trusted scanning apps in the world.

Use Candy Camera instead of Beauty Plus

Company’s origin: South Korea

Founder: JP Brothers

How good is it? 

Beauty plus, which was very popular for picture edits can be replaced on your phone by Candy Camera. It has numerous features like beautifying filters, slimming effects, whitening effects, and effects of applying makeup including lipstick, blush, eyeliner, mascara, and more. This is one of the best selfie apps you will come across.

Use Avast AntiVirus instead of Virus Cleaner

Company’s origin: Czech Republic  

Founder: Eduard Kučera and Pavel Baudiš

How good is it?

Apart from Virus Cleaner, most of the Antiviruses just filled up people’s phones in the name of serving ads after ads. Avast is different though. It sends alerts when spyware or adware-infected apps are downloaded onto your device. It even secures your device against phishing attacks from emails, phone calls, infected websites, or SMS messages. And there’s a built-in VPN for providing extra security and privacy.

These were some of the substitutes you can use for the banned Chinese apps. If we have missed any, please tell us in the comments below.