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Best alternatives to the top Chinese apps that just got banned

India has jumped the bandwagon and banned a total of 59 Chinese apps including the popular TikTok, Shareit, Cam Scanner and ES File Explorer among others. You can also see a couple of games there too including Clash of Kings and Mobile Legends. The reasons listed by the Indian government remain around privacy and security of the citizens and protecting their data. While some argue it is due to the border tensions. Regardless, we have always condemned the use of some of these apps due to privacy and security reasons. So here are some of the best alternatives to the top Chinese apps that just got banned.

Cheetah mobile has already been banned from the Play Store on reports of advertisement click fraud on some of their apps like ES File Explorer and CM Browser. Clean master and ES File Explorer are some of the worst apps you can install on your phone. It is absolute bloatware and hogs the memory and battery than do anything else. Same goes for the extremely popular DU Battery Saver. You shouldn’t be using a battery saver app on Android anyway. It has no use for a smartphone. Same goes for many other apps.

So now it is time to uninstall and look at some of the great alternatives to these apps from China.

Alternatives to Chinese Apps on Google Play Store

Chinese AppAlternative 1Alternative 2
ES File ExplorerSolid ExplorerFiles by Google
Clean MasterSD maid CCleaner
QuickPicGoogle Photos
DU Battery SaverGreenify
ShareitTrebleShot (For Window)Feem and Snapdrop.net
Mobile LegendsArena of ValorLeague of Legends (in beta testing)
Cam ScannerGoogle Drive (has document scanner)Adobe Scan
Vault- HideGallery VaultHide Photos
 Mi Video CallGoogle MeetJitsi (FOSS)
Cache Cleaner DUSD maidCCleaner
Photo WonderPicsArtAdobe Lightroom
Mail MasterK9 Mail (FOSS)Aquamail or Samsung Email
UC Browser or Mi BrowserFirefox browserDuckDuckGo Browser

List of banned Chinese apps

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