Non-Chinese Alternatives For Popular Chinese Apps

Alternatives To Chinese Apps

We started searching for all the non-Chinese alternatives for popular Chinese apps. This started with the recent viral app that removes Chinese Apps from your phone.

China dominates the Tech industry in India – from hardware to software. But we still have some options.

I am compiling a list here and trying to give open-source alternatives more.

I hope you find this helpful after the Swachhata Abhiyaan on your smartphone.

Non-Chinese Alternatives

Although I have posted a separate article on why we cannot manufacture smartphones in India, we still can avoid Chinese phones.

In case you have not read it, here you go:

[Recommended: Why Can’t We Manufacture Mobile Phones in India?]

Non-Chinese Alternatives To Apps

But we still have some choices.

Non-Chinese Smartphone Brands

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

Note: I have mentioned only major brands. For all the brands available globally, you can refer to this list.

[Wikipedia: List of mobile phone brands by country]

Also, there is not a single Indian Smartphone brand that manufactures its phones in India. Kindly do not fall for their marketing tactics.

[Refer: How Indian Brands Buy Chinese Phones]

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

[Also Read: Why CamScanner was Banned]

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

[You might like: Xiaomi Browser Incognito Mode Controversy Explained]

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

PS: I know Zoom is not a Chinese company but its servers are present in China. It has been banned multiples times as well.

[You might find more here: Best Video Conferencing Apps]

U-Dictionary (English Dictionary)

  1. Saladict
  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

Important: 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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[Also Read: Chinese Alternatives To Popular Apps And Websites]

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