List of Chinese Apps on Android & iPhone in 2021 (Top 100)

Last year, 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 Made in China

#App NameCompany NameCompany HQParent Company Name
4InShotInShot IncChinaInShot Inc
6Project MakeoverMagic TavernChinaAppLovin
7PUBG MOBILETencentChinaTencent
8NoizzJOYY Inc.ChinaJOYY Inc.
9Tile ConnectBokeChinaBoke
10Smash Colors 3DBadsnowballChinaBadsnowball
11AliExpressAlibabaChinaAlibaba Group
12Brain OutEyewindChinaEyewind
13Mobile Legends: Bang BangMoontonChinaMoonton
14Alibaba.comAlibabaChinaAlibaba Group
16Screen Recorder & Video RecorderInShot IncChinaInShot Inc
17Lords MobileIGGChinaIGG
19Snack Video Maker App with SongQuVideoChinaQuVideo
21ReminiCaldron TechnologiesChinaCaldron Technologies
22BiugoJOYY Inc.ChinaJOYY Inc.
23Tile MasterBokeChinaBoke
24Baby Panda WorldBabyBusChinaBabyBus
25Mi DropXiaomiChinaXiaomi
26Music Player – MP3 Player, Audio PlayerInShot IncChinaInShot Inc
28Genshin ImpactmiHoYoChinamiHoYo
29WPS OfficeKingsoft Office SoftwareChinaKingsoft
30UC BrowserUCWebChinaAlibaba Group
31Top War: Battle GameTopwar StudioChinaTopwar Studio
33Jail Breaker: Sneak Out!MoontonChinaMoonton
34State of SurvivalFunPlusChinaFunPlus
35Emoji Keyboard by Emoji Life Keyboard ThemeKika TechChinaKika Tech
37YouCutInShot IncChinaInShot Inc
38AppLock – photo vaultDoMobileChinaDoMobile
39Kitchen Frenzy – Chef MasterZenjoyChinaAppLovin
40Mini World Block ArtMiniwanChinaMiniwan
42Block Puzzle JewelHua WeiweiChinaHua Weiwei
44Mi FitHuamiChinaHuami
45Shooting Archery7788`sChina7788`s
46InShareInShot IncChinaInShot Inc
47Parallel Space-Multi AccountsLBEChinaLBE
48Screen Recorder V RecorderEnjoy MobiChinaEnjoy Mobi
49Collage Maker – Photo Editor & Photo CollageInShot IncChinaInShot Inc
50My Home – Design DreamsZenjoyChinaAppLovin
51Video Maker of Photos with Music & video editorEnjoy MobiChinaEnjoy Mobi
52Shooting Ball7788`sChina7788`s
53HagoHago GamesChinaJOYY Inc.
54Baby Panda’s SupermarketBabyBusChinaBabyBus
55Higgs Domino IslandBokeChinaBoke
56Idle ArksBianfengChinaZheJiang Daily Media
58TaobaoTaobaoChinaAlibaba Group
59Wood Block Puzzle – Free Classic Block Puzzle GameDaily InnovationChinaDaily Innovation
60Facemoji Emoji KeyboardBaiduChinaBaidu
61V380 ProMacrovideoChinaMacrovideo
64Blockman GoBlockman GoChinaBlockman Go
66VideoShow: Video Editor &MakerEnjoy MobiChinaEnjoy Mobi
67Island King – Coin AdventureForever9ChinaForever9
68CuteUAsia InnovationsChinaAsia Innovations
69Beat RacingBadsnowballChinaBadsnowball
70Baby Panda’s School BusBabyBusChinaBabyBus
73Little Panda: Princess MakeupBabyBusChinaBabyBus
74Little Panda’s Shopping MallBabyBusChinaBabyBus
77DiDi-MobilityBeijing Xiaoju TechnologyChinaBeijing Xiaoju Technology
79AlipayAlipayChinaAnt Financial Services Group
81Mafia CityYotta GamesChinaYotta Games
82Video MakerInShot IncChinaInShot Inc
83Tencent VideoTencentChinaTencent
84Puzzles & Survival37gamesChina37games
85Mi HomeXiaomiChinaXiaomi
86SuperVPNSuper Soft TechChinaSuper Soft Tech
87Rise of KingdomsLilithChinaLilith
88VidStatus appQuVideoChinaQuVideo
89LitmatchConstruct TechnologyChinaConstruct Technology
91Cooking CityMagic SevenChinaMagic Seven
92Unblock Ball – Block PuzzleHong Hai Wu XianChinaHong Hai Wu Xian
93Beat Shooter:Rhythm shootingBadsnowballChinaBadsnowball
94Cup CutUfotoChinaUfoto
95Little Panda PolicemanBabyBusChinaBabyBus
97BlockPuz – Block Puzzle GamesReJoy StudioChinaReJoy Studio
98Video Downloader by InShot IncInShot IncChinaInShot Inc
99Block Puzzle 2021Niuniu StudioChinaNiuniu Studio

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. 



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.

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