List of Chinese Apps and Games on Android & iPhone in 2022 (Top 100)

In 2020, Indian Government banned a total of 267 Chinese apps including PUBG Mobile, TikTok, Weibo, WeChat, AliExpress and more. However, you may haven’t noticed that Chinese apps have established their dominance not only in India, but also the world.

In my previous article about the 100 most downloaded iOS apps in the world, I have said that 41% of these apps are from China. In addition, Chinese apps, led by viral short-video platform TikTok, made up five of the world’s top-10 earners of app store revenue in the first half of 2021.

This post outlines the list of Chinese apps that were most downloaded in the world. Many you may have downloaded on your phone already, while others you can have a try.

List of Chinese Apps

Top 100 Apps & Games Made in ChinaRanked By Downloads from 2021 to 2022 (So Far)

#App NameCompany HQParent Company Name
1TikTokChinaByteDance
2CapCutChinaByteDance
3KwaiChinaOneSmile
4SHEINChinaShein
5InShotChinaInShot Inc
6PUBG MOBILEChinaTencent
7Project MakeoverChinaAppLovin
8NoizzChinaJOYY Inc.
9Alibaba.comChinaAlibaba Group
10Mobile Legends: Bang BangChinaByteDance
11Snack Video Maker App with SongChinaQuVideo
12AliExpressChinaAlibaba Group
13CamScannerChinaIntSig
14ReminiChinaCaldron Technologies
15Screen Recorder & Video RecorderChinaInShot Inc
16Lords MobileChinaIGG
17PookingChinaMOUNTAIN GAME
18Smash Colors 3DChinaBadsnowball
19Brain OutChinaEyewind
20Tile ConnectChinaBoke
21iQIYIChinaBaidu
22WPS OfficeChinaKingsoft
23WeChatChinaTencent
24Genshin ImpactChinamiHoYo
25Kitchen FrenzyChinaAppLovin
26Mi DropChinaXiaomi
27bilibiliChinaBilibili
28UC BrowserChinaAlibaba Group
29Music Player – MP3 Player, Audio PlayerChinaInShot Inc
30WeTVChinaTencent
31BiugoChinaJOYY Inc.
32SortPuz: 3D Color Water Sort PuzzleChinaJoyPuz
33Baby Panda WorldChinaBabyBus
34Tile MasterChinaBoke
35LitmatchChinaConstruct Technology
36VivaVideoChinaQuVideo
37Emoji Keyboard by Emoji Life Keyboard ThemeChinaKika Tech
38Tile Master 3DChinaBoke
39YouCutChinaInShot Inc
40TempoChinaQuVideo
41Top War: Battle GameChinaTopwar Studio
42Shape-shiftingChinaSixcube
43Nox CleanerChinaNox Ltd
44Collage Maker – Photo Editor & Photo CollageChinaInShot Inc
45Mi FitChinaHuami
46TaobaoChinaAlibaba Group
47VivaCutChinaQuVideo
48Block Puzzle JewelChinaHua Weiwei
49Mini World Block ArtChinaMiniwan
50AppLock – photo vaultChinaDoMobile
51State of SurvivalChinaFunPlus
52Higgs Domino IslandChinaBoke
53AlipayChinaAnt Financial Services Group
54Beat RacingChinaBadsnowball
55Parallel Space-Multi AccountsChinaLBE
56Bubble Shooter by Happy DragonChinaHappy Dragon
57QQChinaTencent
58SuperVPNChinaSuper Soft Tech
59PinduoduoChinaXunmeng
60Wood Block Puzzle – Free Classic Block Puzzle GameChinaDaily Innovation
61BlockPuz – Block Puzzle GamesChinaReJoy Studio
62WeSingChinaTencent
63National Anti Fraud CentreChinaMinistry of Public Security
64Nox SecurityChinaNox Ltd
65PictureThisChinaGlority
66Baby Panda’s School BusChinaBabyBus
67BaiduChinaBaidu
68DiDi-MobilityChinaDiDi Global
69NumpuzChinaDoPuz
70KJV BibleChinaDaily Innovation
71MeituPicChinaMeitu
72Screen Recorder V RecorderChinaEnjoy Mobi
73VideoShow: Video Editor &MakerChinaEnjoy Mobi
74InShareChinaInShot Inc
75Tencent VideoChinaTencent
76Video Maker of Photos with Music & video editorChinaEnjoy Mobi
77Baby Panda’s SupermarketChinaBabyBus
78FitProChinaJusheng
79Matchington MansionChinaAppLovin
80Stone MinerChinaZPLAY
81HagoChinaJOYY Inc.
82AppLockChinaDoMobile
83Little Panda’s Shopping MallChinaBabyBus
84Shooting BallChina7788`s
85WiFi Master KeyChinaLINKSURE
86Mi HomeChinaXiaomi
87JD.COMChinaJD.com
88Little Panda: Princess MakeupChinaBabyBus
89Red-Shop the WorldChinaXingin
90Shooting ArcheryChina7788`s
91Honour of KingsChinaTencent
92UlikeChinaByteDance
93Rise of KingdomsChinaLilith
94U-DictionaryChinaNetEase
95Sudoku – Free Classic Sudoku PuzzlesChinaDaily Innovation
96Blockman GoChinaBlockman Go
97BeautyPlusChinaMeitu
98Sweet Selfie-selfie cameraChinaUfoto
99Jail Breaker: Sneak Out!ChinaByteDance
100Baby Panda’s Town: LifeChinaBabyBus

Then, I would specially want to talk more about these two Chinese apps: TikTok and SHEIN.

TikTok – Most Downloaded App in the World

TikTok is one of the fastest growing social media platforms in the world.

Since its launch, the TikTok app’s popularity has been growing tremendously. The latest TikTok statistics show that, as of January 2021, the platform has 689 million monthly active users worldwide.

This app allows users to create short videos with music, filters, and some other features. Sometimes it’s funny, sometimes it’s cringey, but it’s definitely addictive. 90 percent of all TikTok users access the app on a daily basis. Not only that, they are extremely active on the app. A study observing the behavior of TikTok users in the span of one month shows that 68 percent of TikTok users watch someone else’s video and 55 percent upload their own videos.

SHEIN – Most Downloaded Shopping App in US

Shein is “an international B2C fast fashion e-commerce platform (that) focuses on women’s wear, but also offers men’s apparel, children’s clothes, accessories, shoes, bags and other fashion items” .

Then, Shein is quickly becoming the online retailer of choice for many U.S. shoppers, particularly young women. In mid-May, Shein surpassed Amazon as the most downloaded iPhone shopping app in the US, something it had already done in Google Play downloads the week prior, according to analytics firm App Annie. 

SHEIN

Conclusion

While grabbing a significant chunk of the smartphone market in the world, China seems to also have found their way into dominating the app space.  Edging more and more apps out of the top 10 list, China’s dominance over the app market is on the rise. 

Next to TikTok, we may see a new “super” Chinese app which is popular around the world.

Lois
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