List of Chinese Apps and Games on Android & iPhone in 2023 (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 apps made by China 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 2022 to 2023 (So Far)

#App NameCompany NameCompany HQ Name
4InShotInShot IncChina
5Alibaba.comAlibaba GroupChina
6NoizzJOYY Inc.China
7PUBG MOBILETencentChina
8ReminiCaldron TechnologiesChina
9Snake Zone .io: Fun Worms GameGaming HippoChina
12WPS OfficeKingsoft Office SoftwareChina
15Mobile Legends: Bang BangMoontonChina
17Lords MobileIGGChina
20Mi DropXiaomiChina
21Genshin ImpactmiHoYoChina
22Screen Recorder & Video RecorderInShot IncChina
24Honor of KingsTencentChina
26UC BrowserUCWebChina
28Brain OutEyewindChina
29Lark PlayerDYWXChina
31LitmatchConstruct TechnologyChina
32Tile Master 3DBokeChina
34VooV MeetingTencentChina
36Music Player – MP3 Player, Audio PlayerInShot IncChina
37Project MakeoverMagic TavernChina
38WiFi Master KeyLINKSUREChina
41Red-Shop the WorldXinginChina
42Baby Panda’s SupermarketBabyBusChina
43Kitchen FrenzyZenlifeChina
44Cyber SurferBadsnowballChina
48SuperVPNSuper Soft TechChina
50Piano Star – Tap Music TilesTinymax GamesChina
51National Anti Fraud CentreMinistry of Public SecurityChina
52Collage Maker – Photo Editor & Photo CollageInShot IncChina
53Game For PeaceTencentChina
54Traffic Control 12123Ministry of Public SecurityChina
56KJV BibleDaily InnovationChina
58Baby Panda’s School BusBabyBusChina
59SortPuz: 3D Color Water Sort PuzzleJoyPuzChina
62Color Time – Paint by NumberNox LtdChina
64YouCutInShot IncChina
65Super GoalGamegouChina
66Cube Master 3DBokeChina
67Top War: Battle GameTopwar StudioChina
68Makeup Master: Beauty SalonButton SoftwareChina
69Baidu WangpanBaiduChina
70Tencent VideoTencentChina
71Mi HomeXiaomiChina
72Nox CleanerNox LtdChina
74Mini World Block ArtMiniwanChina
75Tomato NovelByteDanceChina
76XenderAnqi ZhilianChina
77The Ants: Underground KingdomStarUnionChina
78VFlyJOYY Inc.China
79Baby Panda WorldBabyBusChina
81Block Puzzle JewelHua WeiweiChina
82DiDi-MobilityDiDi GlobalChina
84Beat HopBadsnowballChina
85Smash Colors 3DBadsnowballChina
87Piano White GoJoy Journey Music GamesChina
88Wood Block Puzzle – Free Classic Block Puzzle GameDaily InnovationChina
90Dancing HairTinymax GamesChina
91Tic Tac Toe 2 Player:Glow XOXOReJoy StudioChina
92AliExpress RussiaAlibabaChina
93QQ MusicTencentChina
94Top WidgetsGuluoyingChina
95XianyuAlibaba GroupChina
96Little Panda’s Town: My WorldBabyBusChina
97Chess by CanaryDroidCanaryDroidChina
99AppLock – photo vaultDoMobileChina
100Nox SecurityNox LtdChina

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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