Indian government banning 59 Chinese apps from the Play Store and these include some really popular apps now these apps have been banned as per the press release for engaging in activities which is prejudicial to the sovereignty and integrative India defense of India security of state and public order now that sounds serious according to Tik-Tok statement.
This is an interim order and the banned apps will be given a chance to respond to the government’s concerns before a committee but there are a lot of questions right now I mean Tik-Tok is not available if you search on the Play Store but if you search on Chrome and go through the link it’s still on the Play Store so it’s clearly not a permanent ban but yeah it’s confusing to see a number of these apps come pre-installed so how about that several people are actually using these apps on their phones so will they stop working will they continue to work. there’s a lot of questions and we should get the details from the government soon.
If you want to move ahead stop using these apps altogether when it’s time to talk about some great alternatives now you’re talking about the alternative to actually some really useful and popular apps.
Popular Chinese Alternatives Apps
The Cam Scanner is something a lot of people use and it has had it’s issued in the past I mean last year Kaspersky found a Trojan module in the app and it had gone away but it came back and now it’s banned again but there are some alternatives you can use. there’s Google drive which has a simple scan feature that not many people know about It.
Adobe Scan and Microsoft Office Lens both of which are feature-packed like cam scanner now Adobe scan is something I prefer because I like the fact that it can detect the document is scanning be the ID card or resaved or a whiteboard or you’re usual documents it also has different editing tools OCR support and scanned imagesdon’t have any watermark on them.
The whole list of these banned apps there is a lot of Chinese browsers the CM browser, APIs browser, and of course, the famous UC browser which in the past has been in the news for taking unnecessary permissions showing spam. You shouldn’t be using these browsers.
If the browser you should be using is Firefox I know there’s Chrometoo of the sleeve but I am recommending Firefox for its privacy-focused approach first of all Firefox brings a clean and blood-free experience unlike UC browser and like I said it’s focused on privacy and security I mean it blocks a lot of trackers automatically so that’s great plus it has all the great features like visual tab, truly secure private browsing, etc so Firefox is a great alternative.
SHAREit is another really popular apps on this whole band list but of late they have become kind of spammy and bloat especially SHAREit now I personally used to use Xender a lot to transfer files from a phone to my PC but off lane I’ve been using something really cool and really easy called Sinatra now Snapdrop isn’t an app it’s a web-based service so it works on basically any platform so I wanted to send files to my computer from my phone.
If we can open up Snapdrop.net on both the devices on any of the browsers and as you can see the other device shows up, you can tap on the device and send the file now how easy it is that and I like the fact that Snapdrop is open-source and it’s clean all wrong now I use Snapdrop for the phone to PC file transfer but you can also use files by Google if you want to send files between Android devices.
ES File Explorer is another famous app that has had its issues in the past the app has been reported to you know share app recommendations at spyware Android devices and beat shady engendered now a lot of Android skins almost all the Android skins come with the old fine manager apps but if you want a third-party fire manager app there are a lot of great options I mean if you want a simple free file manager this obviously files by Google and if you want to create a paid option.
There’s Explorer now I personally prefer FX File Explorer because it’s privacy-focused there are no ads it’s free version because the handiest features like multiple windows support for most archive formats and I like the parent android TV app works well too so just try out FX File Explorer.
Tik-Tok has been banned. It’s not the only video sharing platform from China that has been banned. there are some good alternatives that you can use so as there’s Triller from a California based company and this is already a pretty popular App. I tried out the app and it does not take any unnecessary permissions and came across several celebrities posting videos on the platform so that’s good plus it brings tectonic features as you can see you can create music videos.
There are different tracks to choose from like Tik-Tok and you also get the feature where you can collaborate with other users. After Tik-Tok Ban there’s one India Based App which is very popular It is called Chingaari so you can try out this It has a great feature like Tik-Tok.
Viva video is a video editing app that thas gone really popular in India now this is an app that was banned back in 2017 as well for spying on Indian users so it’s obviously kind of shady but there are some great video editing apps you can use on Android now that’s in short if you want the same port at UI or the tools similar to what you get in vivo video.
You can use Kine Master which is more feature pack I mean it has got features like multi-device timeline. all the video editing tools different textiles effects transitions so I think you should be fine with kind master now if you want a free video editor that does not add watermarks.
Hello the social media app that got really popular in India because of its original language support has been banned too and you can use share chat instead which also brings the same.
Share chat is an App-based out of India and it offers content in 15 regional languages which is great I mean there’s no English support and when I tried out the app I basically saw people posting memes, quotes, and things like that why would people want to use this but people use hello.
Screen Recorder, Video Recorder, V Recorder Editor App that also got pretty popular but it’s been banned now but you don’t really have to worry because there are a lot of great screen recording apps on the PlayStore.
My recommendation is the Screen Recorder – No Ads. first of all this is ad-free like the name and it brings all the features the support for different resolutions, different frame rates, and an Android 10 devices for parental audio recording which is awesome. if you want to record gaming sessions so this is a simple a great alternative that just works when compared.
Photos and Videos hider Vault APK that was flagged recently for its privacy issues and now it’s been banned. There are a lot of alternatives to hide photos and videos but one app I like Keepsafe Photo Vault App keeps safe uses Advanced Encryption Standard.
Which is the same protocol used in many banking apps and it’s an app that lets you protect or hide apply with documents, videos, and photos. it also has great features like auto-lock, encrypted backups. trash recovery, and breaking alerts.
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