Want to know the top 10 apps in India? You are in the right place.
The Indian smartphone market has grown quite a lot in recent years, thanks to mobile devices’ booming sales. Due to this, people are setting records in terms of app downloads. Indians have downloaded over 4.8 billion apps in the first quarter of 2019 alone. The US entailed with just 3 billion downloads.
Top 10 Apps in India
The lockdown wore us down, but the apps kept alive our moments. Be it WhatsApp, Instagram, content/music streaming apps, etc. all kept us distracted while the pandemic ravaged the world. My research unearthed the top 10 apps in India, so let’s check them out.
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With over 4 million daily food orders, Swiggy is unequivocally one of the top 10 apps in India. Get pronto food deliveries from your favorite restaurants and enjoy the meal on your couch while binging a show. When I find myself with sudden pangs of food, I download the app and order something my wallet has regretted, but not me. Taste delectable food from local restaurants or order ice creams from a fancy cafe. The ball is in your court. Try Swiggy from the link below.
The penultimate app on our list of top 10 apps in India is BigBasket. You can think of the service as a virtual Big Bazaar (high-five to SoBo guys!). Find over 14,000+ products on the app. From daily groceries to things that you might need some time in the future – you can rely on BigBasket to satiate your desires. Buy pet products, beauty, and hygiene, vegetables, etc. This is a must-have app to get everything at your doorstep.
For those who didn’t have access to paid content streaming services, such as Netflix or Hotstar, YouTube did the job. You get to watch thousands of videos without paying a penny. Considering that YouTube has become the sole breadwinner for many content creators, you can expect professional videos that cater to people of different age groups and interests. I followed the whole 2020 Presidential Election on YouTube, watching the western news anchors’ live commentary. Simply type in a term you are curious about, and YouTube will spit out literally hundreds of videos. Try YouTube from the link below.
7. Google Meet
The next on our list of the top 10 apps in India is Google Meet. People virtually met others they couldn’t see during the lockdown, thanks to this app. Even if Zoom came out with flying colors in the COVID-19 test, Google Meet soon followed. Most people preferred Google Meet for its simplicity, unlike Zoom, which is terrible at setting up (Ask your grandpa!). Technically challenged people found Meet out of their comfort zone, but they soldiered through it. Even though the search engine giant promoted as ‘the one for companies & organizations,’ people from all walks of life loved to use Google Meet, and you will too! Download it from the link below.
Instagram is, without a doubt, one of the top 10 apps in India. This Facebook-acquired app ticked (still does) all the right boxes for not being bored. Follow your friends, stalk what the celebrities are wearing, and keep updated with world events as people across the globe upload photos and videos every second. Instagram’s reel feature is all set to replace TikTok since the latter is currently banned. Promote yourself or your business by sharing your life with people. Try Instagram from the link below.
Touted to be India’s biggest e-commerce service, Flipkart is one of the top 10 apps in India. Thanks to its quick deliveries and Big Billion Days Sale, Flipkart managed to stay relevant by being on people’s phones. Be it clothes, electronics, groceries, jewelry – Flipkart has everything for everyone. It has also given a new meaning to shopping. Buy the phone you’ve always dreamt of, with some mouth-watering discounts. Try Flipkart from the link below.
Facebook is an amazing service to connect with your near and dear ones. Share what you feel with a status update, upload your recent photos or videos, and let your friends know what you were up to. Thanks to the live video option, users can now hold live conferences, promote their interest a step further, and indulge with people they can’t see on a daily basis. Even with its flaws, you should try Facebook.
With a catchy tagline – Ab bajna chahiye gaana – the app verily stands for it. Without a doubt, Gaana is the most significant music-streaming app in the country. You can stream regional songs at the faucet of a finger. If you aren’t into regional, English, or any other language, you’ll find most of the songs on this app. Its new feature makes music-streaming spicy, as you can see in the music video as well. Try this app from the link below.
2. Disney+ Hotstar
Hotstar is the next on our list of top 10 apps in India. This one is a no-brainer since it lets you stream a myriad of content based on your interests. Disney+ Hotstar also doubles as a live-streaming app, which lets users watch live news on-the-go. Due to the theatres been shut, you get to watch newly released movies on this app. Download Hotstar from the link below.
The first app on our list of the top 10 apps in India is Zoom. It garnered over 94.6 million installs and is the most-used video-calling app for virtual lectures and online conferences. When lockdowns were put in place, Zoom rescued teleported us right we wanted – a friend’s kitchen, a partner’s house, and in the teacher’s living room for a quick Q&A session. Try Zoom from the link below.
Bonus: WhatsApp Messenger
WhatsApp is also one of the top 10 apps in India, and we all know why! Communication was hampered in the lockdown; we couldn’t meet our family or friends. That’s where WhatsApp stepped in. You can send messages, voice recordings, media such as photos, videos, etc. Thanks to some updates, WhatsApp also lets you place voice and video calls with just a click of a button. If you haven’t, try this app from the link below.
Which apps are Made in India?
Gaana, Wynk Music, JioSaavn, Hotstar, Flipkart, BookMyShow, Snapdeal, Myntra, etc. are some of the apps that are Made in India.
Which are the most-used apps in the world?
Zoom, WhatsApp, Facebook, Messenger, Instagram, Google Meet, Amazon, YouTube, etc. are the world’s most-used apps.
Which is the most-used chat app in India?
WhatsApp is the most-used chat app in India, with over 56% of users. Facebook Messenger has over 51% of Indian users.
What is the safest chat app?
Apps such as Signal, Wickr Me, WhatsApp, Telegram, Apple iMessage, Dust, Facebook Messenger are some of the safest chat apps.
Which is the most-used chat app in the USA?
As of September 2019, Facebook Messenger had over 106.4 million users. while Snapchat grabs the seconds spot with 45.98 million users. So, Messenger is the most-used chat app in USA.
These are the top 10 apps in India. There wasn’t a gauge through which I decided that the aforementioned apps are the top 10 most-used in India. However, we all have used some apps during the lockdown to improve productivity or keep ourselves distracted.
Which apps did you use the most? Any suggestions for the existing list? Let me know in the comments below.