The year 2020 is about to end in less than 48 hours. It was a see-saw of uncertainties, many unexpected things went up while for many it was anÂ abrupt downfall.Â
It was a stirring year, with almost so much in our bags -Â Covid-19, economic slowdown, vaccine developments, nation-wide lockdown, anxiety and much more than we ever imagined!Â
Politicians lostÂ elections, anchors lost public trust, Bollywood lost gems, and we evenÂ missed numerous applications on the way.
As India-China relations deceleratedÂ in 2020, there were few big decisions by the Indian government that took the public by storm. In September and November, over 200Â Chinese applications were banned citing data integrity and national security. However, a few of the apps were really popular among youths and the decision impacted them in a great way.Â
As Leonardo da Vinci said, âArt is never finished, only abandoned,â letâs wrap up the year while remembering the souvenirs of technology
Here are 5Â top-notch apps which moved out from our phoneâs storage in a snap!
Camscanner was aÂ saviourÂ for procrastinators. Last-minute document scanning was super easy with the app. images were also resized, scanned and edited in aÂ few taps. It also served various format options, from jpg to jpegÂ to pdf which made documents sharing authentic.
Remember the family functions where you made moments lasting by clicking tons of pictures with your favourite cousins?Â
Sharing them wasnât a tedious task before. Large videos,Â images could be shared instantly without internet. Shareit and Xender were multi-taskers after all!
With over 50 million loyal users, PUBG laid strong foot in India. When the decision to ban was implemented, teenaged players shrieked with anger.
PlayersUnknown battlegrounds, popular as PUBG was a multi-player game with real-time players, where the users could talk with their squad in the battleground and also received credits for winning challenges.
Â 2.Â Tiktok
Tiktok witnessed mixed reactions across the nation,Â while some hailed the decision, it was shattering for many budding influencers because Tiktok was a significant platform to spot and appreciate talent. It had more than 100 million monthly Tiktok users.Â You could sing, dance, act or create interesting content in about 15 seconds and also use various filters and effects. Tiktok soonÂ found a better substitute in the form of Instagram reels. Now Indians donât miss Tiktok anymore!Â
1. Club FactoryÂ
Club factory was my personal favourite. It climbed the ladder of success in a short period and gained a loyal customer base who preferred online shopping. Club Factory, Shein, Ali Express were electronic commerce shopping sites which eased shopping experience from the comfort of home. Apart from better user experience, it served best deals on fashion apparels, gadgets and cosmetics. Customers were getting quality productsÂ for Rs 200, 100 and even Rs 50 withÂ free delivery, what else can one ask for!
As we enter the year 2021, weÂ hope to unwrapÂ better applications that will resonate with the ânew normalâ lifestyle.