After the blocking of more than 58 apps in India by the Indian Government on the grounds of Data security and data data privacy, Many users of those apps are disheartened along with being confused about what to do next.

If you are one of them who are concerned and would like a secure, safe and a good alternative to those blocked apps then you are at the right place.

The apps that were blocked by the Indian government are:

  • TikTok
  • ShareIt
  • Kwai
  • UC Browser
  • Baidu Map
  • Shein
  • Clash of Kings
  • DU Battery Saver
  • Helo
  • Likee
  • YouCam makeup
  • Mi Community
  • CM Browsers
  • Virus Cleaner
  • APUS Browser
  • ROMWE
  • Club Factory
  • NewsDog
  • Beauty Plus
  • WeChat
  • UC News
  • QQ Mail
  • Weibo
  • Xender
  • QQ Music
  • QQ NewsFeed
  • Bigo Live
  • SelfieCity
  • Mail Master
  • Parallel Space
  • Mi Video Call – Xiomi
  • WeSync
  • ES File Explorer
  • Vivo Video – QU Video Inc
  • Meitu
  • Vigo Video
  • New Video Status
  • DU Recorder
  • Vault- Hide
  • Cache Cleaner DU App Studio
  • DU Cleaner
  • DU Browser
  • Hago Play With New Friends
  • Cam Scanner
  • Clean Master – Cheetah Mobile
  • Wonder Camera
  • Photo Wonder
  • QQ Player
  • We Meet
  • Sweet Selfie
  • Baidu Translate
  • Vmate
  • QQ International
  • QQ Security Center
  • QQ luncher
  • U Video
  • V fly Status Video
  • Mobile Legends
  • DU Privacy
  • Turbo VPN

Now we don’t know whether they can ever make a return back on the app stores in India, but if the allegations by the Indian intelligence agencies are proved to be right, Then it would be a good thing to stay away from the applications.

Related article:

India Blocks more than 58 Chinese apps.

The Government of India has blocked around 59 apps like TikTok, UC browser, Shein today on Monday 29th 2020. Ministry of IT and Electronics, in a statement, said, it is “Invoking it’s power under section 69A of the Information Technology Act read with relevant provisions of  the Information Technology(Procedure and safeguard for blocking of access […]

Alternatives for TikTok, vigo, likee:

  • Chingari App:
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  • Has similar app features and UI as TikTok, Vigo and Likee.
  • The app company is based in Bangalore, India and has Millions of active users.
  • The platform has also started to pay original content creators for their content.
  • Since the app platform is new and user base is evolving, new content creators also has a chance of evolving their brand value.
  • Triller App:
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  • Another alternative to TikTok platform.
  • The application is of a US based company with 60 millions active users.
  • Has many features and modes similar to TikTok.
  • Moj App:
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  • Moj is a new alternative platform to TikTok created by Sharechat.
  • The user base of this app has now crossed 5 millions in the past week and is growing ever since.
  • The app provides unlimited free uploads, provides similar short video style posts and supports fast downloads.
  • The app also supports 15 regional languages in India at the moment.
  • Moj application is made in India.
  • Available on Android.

Alternative for Helo:

  • ShareChat
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  • Has Features and UI resemblances as Helo
  • Is an Indian homegrown based app with 60 million active users already and increasing day by day.
  • The app also supports 15 regional languages in India. So you can see all the content in your regional language.
  • Application is available on both Android and iOS.

Alternative for SHAREit, Xender, Es File Explorer:

  • Files by Google
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  • An excellent free file explorer with all advanced features for managing the folders and files on the devices.
  • The application is made by google so can be trusted for data privacy.
  • Also provides features like sharing files using WiFi direct (similar to SHAREit, Xender.)
  • Available on Android.
  • File Commander
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  • File commander is one strong contender to Files by google.
  • A complete File manager to help you organize all your local and remote files.
  • The app helps in optimizing your storage, manage different file types.
  • File commander has features like linking to all your cloud accounts and much more.
  • present in both Free and paid version.
  • Available on Android.

Alternatives to UC Browser, CM Browser:

  • Mozilla Firefox
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  • Firefox is one of the best alternative apps to UC/CM browser and google chrome itself.
  • Firefox provides automatic blocking from the nasty website trackers that likes to track you against your will. Blocks 2000+ online trackers.
  • Also block those pesky invasive ads that ruin your online reading/browsing experience.
  • Syncs your tabs, passwords, history with all your connected Mozilla browsers on different devices.
  • Biggest plus point of Firefox: supports addons, extensions, themes and many more plugins to makes your browsing experience better.
  • Available on both Android and iOS.
  • DuckDuckGo browser
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  • You might have heard of DuckDuckGo search engine. the one that doesn’t track you. Yes, its the browser from the same company.
  • The browser is for those who prefer complete privacy and want to feel secure on online.
  • The browser provides user complete privacy along with their search engine attached, blocks those pesky trackers away.
  • Available on both Android and iOS platforms.
  • Google Chrome
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  • The default browser of Android devices(mostly), Chrome browser does not need any introduction.
  • The browser comes with many features onboard.
  • The browser powered by various google services tailors an experience you would mostly like.
  • Provides lite mode to save data and battery.
  • Has inbuilt translator(google translate) to translate pages automatically on detection.
  • Available on both iOS and Android.

Alternatives to TurboVPN:

  • ProtonVPN
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  • ProtonVPN provides you with vpn services using which you can bypass regional restrictions on apps like netflix, hide your online identity and much more.
  • ProtonVPN is based in Switzerland and hence has strict policy regarding data privacy. They won’t share your data with 3rd parties or governments when demanded as they don’t store any. (yes, many vpn services share your information. ProtonVPN is among few who doesn’t)
  • Has both Free and paid subscription available.
  • Available on both Android and iOS.
  • NordVPN
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  • One of the top VPN services available at the moment.
  • NordVPN is based in panama hence your information is safe as per their law of data protection and right to privacy.
  • Has more than 5000 servers worldwide to choose from.
  • Has even the capability to bypass the famous great firewall of China.
  • One of the very few VPN’s which are not blocked from accessing streaming services like netflix, hulu, amazon prime videos etc.
  • Has various paid subscription options available.
  • Available on both iOS and Android platform.

BeautyPlus Alternative:

  • Candy Camera
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  • This app is the best alternate available for beautyplus.
  • Has features like natural photo mode, multiple filter options to choose from.
  • Has unique features like adjusting body shapes post photo capture.
  • Has unlimited video uploads with variety of filters to choose from.
  • Is available on both iOS and Android.

CamScanner Alternative:

  • Genius Scanner
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  • One of the top choice of users worldwide for scanning objects.
  • Genius Scanner is a france based software.
  • Features like multiple color filter, auto crop mode and adjustable resizing after capture available.
  • Provides plethora of options for scanning and converting them into your desired output type.
  • Present on both iOS and Android.

WPS Office alternative:

  • Microsoft Office
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  • The good old office you had been using for so many years on windows is available in its full fledged avatar.
  • Offers office apps for documents, presentations, excel sheets and more.
  • Has cloud saving options and also syncs with all other Microsoft products connected to your Microsoft account.
  • Available on both Android and iOS.

These are some recommendations as the alternatives of blocked apps by the Indian government that you can try. These apps mentioned above are safe and away from the Chinese influence of spying, censoring and stealing data and hindering one’s privacy. Have any recommendations? you can share them in the comment section below. This list will be updated with new additions in future.

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