Download Browsing Tools - Best Software & Apps

  • Hotspot Shield VPN & Proxy

    (Hotspot Shield VPN) Varies with device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    iPhone
    Mac

    Safe browsing for Android

    8
    142 votes
    • PROS: Good connection speed, 128-bit VPN encryption, Starts when you turn on your computer, Notification icon
    • CONS: Very annoying ads
  • Windows 10

    License
    try Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Windows 10 is here to change the game

    7
    6558 votes
    • PROS: Free to upgrade, Consistent across devices , A more natural, customizable experience , Spartan and Cortana allow for more natural browsing and searches
    • CONS: If your only using one device, many features will be lost on you
  • Google Maps

    Varies with device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    iPhone
    Web Apps
    Symbian

    An indispensable guide to the world

    6
    214 votes
    • PROS: Extremely easy to use, GPS navigation, 3D street view, Information about business and places of interest, Text and voice search
    • CONS: Can put a strain on memory and battery
  • Amazon Shopping

    (Amazon Mobile) 5.6.0.100

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    iPhone

    Browse, check prices, and more from your phone

    7
    11 votes
    • PROS: Featured products and lists make browsing easy, Quick access to Amazon Lightning deals, Useful user reviews, Ability to purchase right from your phone, Access to your Amazon account
    • CONS: No video reviews, No user submitted photos
  • Adblock Plus for Firefox

    2.7.3

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Make browsing more comfortable by getting rid of ads

    7
    224 votes
    • PROS: Excellent help, Easy to use
    • CONS: Can seem complicated at first glance
  • UC BrowserHD

    varies-with-device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A browser for a web that's on the move

    8
    12 votes
    • PROS: Fast browsing, Slick user interface
    • CONS: Average user experience, Lacks advanced options
  •  CM Free VPN

    1.0.5

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    A Fantastic Free VPN Service For Your Smartphone

    -
    No votes yet
    • PROS: Increase the security of your web browsing sessions, Fast web browsing when you consider the average speed of free VPN services,
    • CONS: If you complete VIP tasks you only get VIP credit and not permanent VIP use, The service would be far more valuable if they had more servers and IP addresses,
  • FixWin

    1.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Fix 50 specific annoyances in Vista and Windows 7

    7
    72 votes
    • PROS: Quick, easy fixes for Windows annoyances, Problems listed in different categories for better browsing, Lets you create a system restoration point
    • CONS: Only for very specific problems, No configuration options
  • Opera Neon

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    A new way to browse with Opera Neon

    7
    2 votes
    • PROS: Strong Web standards compliance, Fresh browser interface with familiar browsing tools
    • CONS: Relatively unstable compared to existing browsers, A somewhat rigid interface that is counterintuitive
  • Adblock Plus for Internet Explorer

    1.5

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Unlock the Web with a Free Adblocking Service

    4
    53 votes
    • PROS: Improved browsing all round, White-list service to support favourite sites, More security,
    • CONS: Can be harmful to sites' revenue,
  • AOL

    9.6

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A full AOL web browsing experience

    6
    137 votes
    • PROS: All-in-one internet browsing, Great, bright graphics
    • CONS: Installation can be tricky, Program crashes and freezes often, Requires many personal details upon start-up
  • UltraSurf Firefox Tool

    2.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Anonymous browsing for Firefox

    7
    97 votes
    • PROS: Bypasses firewalls, Masks your IP address, Encrypts all of your online activities
    • CONS: Hard to tell if it's doing anything at all
  • Adblock Pro

    (Chrome) 3.5

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Farewell to annoying ads on the Internet

    6
    62 votes
    • PROS: Effective, You can create whitelists, Does not disturb your web browsing
    • CONS: Resource consumption could be better, It may modify paging in some web pages
  • Comodo IceDragon

    18.0.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Secure and fast browsing with Comodo IceDragon

    9
    19 votes
    • PROS: Fast internet browsing experience, Makes quick secure connections
    • CONS: Besides extra security and no tracking similar to Chrome and Firefox, Busy design compared to minimalism of similar secure browsers (for example Epic)
  • PDF Viewer Plus

    1.2.3.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free PDF Viewer for Windows Devices

    -
    No votes yet
    • PROS: View and print PDF files, Helpful zooming feature for full browsing
    • CONS: Compatible with Windows 10 operating systems only, Limited amount of options available
  • Lingoes

    2.7.6.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Easy dictionary and translator for more than 60 languages

    7
    117 votes
    • PROS: Good English dictionary with useful tools, One-click word definition while browsing
    • CONS: Poor translation tool, Definition function fails frequently, Overly similar to Babylon
  • Mozilla Firefox

    3.6.28

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    The best web browser out there

    1
    2 votes
    • PROS: Faster JavaScript engine, Improved Awesome bar with search filters, Private Browsing mode, Improved History tools, Easier to customize
    • CONS: It may be incompatible with your extensions, Flash video doesn't benefit from enhanced video integration
  • Pop-Up Stopper Free Edition

    3.1.1014

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Pop-Up Stopper Free Edition Can Make Browsing Easy Again

    6
    37 votes
    • PROS: Stop pop-ups from appearing., Easy access in the system tray., A few nice extras like auto updates.,
    • CONS: May be obsolete soon.,
  • HTTPS Everywhere

    3.1.3

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Activate default HTTPS while browsing with Firefox

    8
    13 votes
    • PROS: Invisible functioning, No configuration needed, Enable and disable individual sites
    • CONS: Modifying sites requires technical skill
  • MSN Toolbar

    4.0.205.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Improve your browsing experience for free

    4
    19 votes
    • PROS: One-click access to websites, Facebook integration, Simple as can be,
    • CONS: Frequent updates,
Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
#NameVersionVotesRatingPlatform
1(Hotspot Shield VPN) Varies with device1427.8Android, iPhone, Mac
22.7.32246.8Windows
365586.7Windows
49.61375.9Windows
5Varies with device2145.9Android, iPhone, Web Apps, Symbian