Replace these Chinese Apps Right Now | Chinese apps Alternatives

Okay I’m pretty sure almost everyone had heard about the app called Remove china apps, before being taken down (on 2 June 2020) from the play store it was number one trending with five-plus million downloads

It was taken down by google because Google play store policies doesn’t allow an app to promote the uninstallation of other apps

Anyways before taking down the app, I had installed and tested it on my Xiaomi and Samsung devices and it detected the Chinese apps installed on my phone and asks them to uninstall it

The results look clean, although for some reason it doesn’t detect Xiaomi home and few other native apps on other Chinese OEM phones like MI or Realme devices

The app lacks in few things like it doesn’t detect apps that have investors from China or the apps which raised funds from Chinese companies

Apps like Remove china apps may not available every time but you need to know which apps are Chinese and which aren’t.

Almost after 28 days (29 June 2020) of take down of Remove china apps app, the Indian government officially banned 59 Chinese apps along with Tik Tok and Shareit

With that in mind here’s a list of popular Chinese apps that you Uninstall if you are in India

  1. TikTok
  2. Shareit
  3. Kwai
  4. UC Browser
  5. Baidu map
  6. Shein
  7. Clash of Kings
  8. DU battery saver
  9. Helo
  10. Likee
  11. YouCam makeup
  12. Mi Community
  13. CM Browers
  14. Virus Cleaner
  15. APUS Browser
  16. ROMWE
  17. Club Factory
  18. Newsdog
  19. Beutry Plus
  20. WeChat
  21. UC News
  22. QQ Mail
  23. Weibo
  24. Xender
  25. QQ Music
  26. QQ Newsfeed
  27. Bigo Live
  28. SelfieCity
  29. Mail Master
  30. Parallel Space

​31.Mi Video Call Xiaomi
32.WeSync
33.ES File Explorer
34.Viva Video QU Video Inc
35.Meitu
36.Vigo Video
37.New Video Status
38.DU Recorder
39.Vault- Hide
40.Cache Cleaner DU App studio
41.DU Cleaner
42.DU Browser
43.Hago Play With New Friends
44.Cam Scanner
45.Clean Master Cheetah Mobile
46.Wonder Camera
47.Photo Wonder
48.QQ Player
49.We Meet
50.Sweet Selfie
​51.Baidu Translate
52.Vmate
52.QQ International
54.QQ Security Center
55.QQ Launcher
56.U Video
57.V fly Status Video
58.Mobile Legends
59.DU Privacy

​Chinese apps Alternatives

​Replace these Chinese Apps Right Now

​Chinese apps

  • ​TikTok, Hello, Likee
  • ​AppLock
  • ​ShareIt, Xender
  • ​Zoom
  • ​Cam Scanner
  • ​ES File Explorer
  • ​UC Browser 
  • ​Parallel Space 
  • ​Club Factory
  • ​Beauty Plus

​Alternatives

  • ​IGTV, Roposo, Zigazoo
  • ​Norton App Lock​ 
  • ​​Snapdrop,​ Files by Google
  • ​Google Meet
  • ​All-in-one Office,G- Docs
  • ​Amaze file explorer
  • ​Chrome, Brave browser
  • ​ App Cloner
  • ​Amazon, Flipkart
  • ​​B612-Beauty ​Camera

TikTok, Helo, Likee


​TikTok was previously Musical.ly, where people would upload lip-synch videos.

​In 2018, a Chinese tech company, ByteDance, ​acquired Musical.ly and merged it with its own lip-synching app, known as Douyin. Its end result was TikTok

Currently, 40% of TikTok users are located outside China. India has a particularly large user base and accounts for approximately 25% of app downloads to date.

As of March 2019, the userbase of TikTok in the US was approximately 14 Million.

TikTok Alternatives

​The best Ti​kTok alternative will be IGTV because Instagram is about to release monetization on IGTV, 

​IGTV isn't like tiktok but has better content where you can follow your ​favourite creators who put up mobile-first content in your ​favourite portrait mode

​The Only thing it lacks from tiktok is short 15 seconds to 1 minute video but research shows that those short span videos aren't good for your attention span

Zigazoo app may also become an alternative for TikTok, It was another trending app that has a similar interface like TikTok but the content is made for kids from pre-school to 12th grade

​AppLock


Applock is a wildly popular Chinese app with a lot of privacy issues which asks for 36 plus different permissions including GPS.

It was just too much for an app locking app which locks and unlocks third-party apps

​AppLock Alternative


​I would recommend using Norton app lock instead, because it asks for fewer permission and most importantly it doesn't ask shady permissions like usage data access

In addition to that Norton app lock is owned by Symantec Corporation which is an us-based company and it provides the same app lock benefits as Applock app

Zoom


​Now before you start thinking Zoom isn't exactly a Chinese app, it's made by ex Cisco employees and is also headquartered in the US

Let me remember that Zoom was recently caught routing data to chinese servers which in my opinion was not fair even after saying video calls are end-to-end encrypted.

For better understanding assume if you are in the United States and you're video calling someone in India there's no business for the video call to be routed by china servers, right?

So considering the privacy major institutions including the Indian government has banned the usage of ​Zoom app

Zoom Alternative


​Google meet app is the most innovative and straight forward alternative for Zoom. For more Zoom alternatives apps watch the video

ShareIt, Xender


​Last year more than 2 to 3 times, Google had removed ShareIt from playstore for detecting ​malware in it.

And even the notifications were pretty ​irritating so, better avoid using ShareIt

ShareIt, Xender Alternatives


If you're on a Xiaomi device you can use the Mi Drop (ShareMe) app which was pre-installed in Xiaomi devices

If you use other then Xiaomi, I recommend Snapdrop.net

It's an open-source ShareIt alternative in which both devices need to open the snapdrop website and drag and drop files to ​transfer with other devices.

​UC Browser


UC Browser app has been removed from the play store for various reasons

​It always sends shady notifications and shows you illicit ads and news within the app 

UC Browser Alternative


In case you're not using UC Browser well and good, but if you still have it replace it with Brave browser or Google Chrome

Brave is the best option as of now, ​it provides you ​a tracker free experience it's the most privacy friendly and safe browser out there

However, the only option it lacks is the sync feature, it can only sync bookmarks between multiple devices ​but not your history or opened tabs

CamScanner


CamScanner was the most popular and best app for ​PDF scanning but you have better alternatives, i suggest you replace it right away

CamScanner Alternative


All-in-one Office app which lets you quickly scan ​PDF additionally you can scan pictures and convert them to text or table

It's absolutely free and it is the best all-in-one app as of now.

Another alternative which you can try is google drive it's already installed on your phone just open it and tap on add and it will show you the scan option, upload and you're good to go

​ES File Explorer


ES file explorer which has been the go-to file explorer for a lot of android phones until it got sold to ​ES Global it's not only a dubious Chinese company but also an advertising platform

ES file manager has often been removed from the play store and ​I suggest not using it.

​ES file Explorer Alternative


You can use a safer option like Amaze file explorer, it's open-source provides FTP cloud services like google drive Dropbox and even root file explorer

It also lets you read SQLite files if you have a rooted device and I mostly prefer it due to the simplicity and material design

Conclusion:​

So that was the list of popular Chinese apps and there alternatives, in case you feel ​I missed out an​ app like ​PUBG, well ​I was not against any country it's just about privacy and ​safety.

​​Leave a comment and let us know about more apps that all of us have to uninstall and their alternatives 

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