Top 7 lite apps that take care of essentials even if your internet speed is too slow

While India’s internet penetration might have grown over the years, the speed of internet is still considerably slow in the country. According to a recent report by Ookla, the company behind Speedtest, India’s broadband speed rank continued to be 68 globally, whereas the mobile internet speed rank was at 121th position.

Given the low internet speed, Indian internet users are often left complaining about poor performance of some of their daily use apps – be it to call a cab or order food. This had also led to companies like Uber, Ola, Oyo bringing about a lighter version of their apps to help users use minimal data and storage space.

Here, we are listing the top 7 must have Lite apps for your smartphone featuring a minimalist app design using less RAM, storage and battery. These apps will make sure you achieve a more seamless, data conserving experience and rescue you if you are ever stuck in a tight spot!


Uber Lite

One of the world’s biggest ride-hailing giants built a lite version of its app specifically for India. The lite version allows the user to book a ride even from low network areas and doesn’t take up an enormous amount of space on the phone. The Uber Lite which was built in India is less than 5 MB. However, maps in Uber Lite are an optional feature.

Ola Lite


Stuck in a place with a low network and not sure how to book your cab back home? Ola’s lightweight app that consumes less than 1 MB will save the day. No matter where you are or which network zone you are in, this app is a must-have on your smartphone to book a cab and get going!

OYO Lite

All of us have made an impromptu travel plan at some point in our life either to the hills where there is no connectivity or a business trip to a crowded city with a phone that is dying because of the work calls. OYO Lite will help you find your perfect accommodation even in such circumstances. OYO Lite is fast and responsive, uses less data, takes up storage space of less than 800 KB! So, no matter where you plan to go, OYO Lite will help you book a place at the tap of a button even in the remotest locations.


Spotify Lite

Global music streaming app Spotify which had made its debut in India in February has immediately recognised the need for a lite version of its app in the country. Spotify has launched a lite beta version of its app for low-end Android smartphone users. It’s smaller in size (11MB) and lets users use the app seamlessly.

Instagram Lite

In a social frenzy place where we love updating our interests and passion all the time, Instagram lite is one of the must-have apps on your phone. Instagram lite lets you browse through the posts on your timeline and even post Stories. It’s a massive cut down right from 32 MB to a mere 500 KB. So, there’s no stopping you from updating friends of the amazing time you are having even on top a hill!


Youtube Go

Whether you are driving home from your office or binging on some music videos you would want to enjoy this seamlessly in any case. With a basic user interface, Youtube Go is super fast and light and offers some of the better features of the stock app—like the option to save videos for offline viewing. Rest assured you won’t have to worry about data consumption or the fear of your phone getting heated up.

Kindle Lite

This is for all the bookworms and the wordsmiths who practically eat sleep repeat Kindle! In the times when you forget to carry a Kindle with you, Kindle lite will ensure you don’t miss your next chapter. It’s essentially a packaged version of the Kindle mobile app, which has undergone updates giving you the best reading experience even on slow networks and with patchy connectivity. What’s more, you can choose from over five million books from the Kindle Store, from global best sellers to niche titles by Indian authors- the app has got you covered.