Download Connection - Best Software & Apps

  • uTorrent

    3.5.0.44090

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac

    Compact BitTorrent client with expansive capabilities

    7
    26306 votes
    • PROS: Simple, easy to use interface, Handy connection test for faster set-up, Extensive torrent download information, Small footprint on drive space and system resources
    • CONS: No built-in player, Limited search options
  • Hotspot Shield

    6.9.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Safely access blocked and restricted sites

    7
    10350 votes
    • PROS: Secure connection, Unrestricted US sites, Easy installation, Good streaming, Unlimited data transfer
    • CONS: Intrusive advertising, Slow surfing
  • Google Input Tools for Windows

    3.0.1.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Type using 22 different languages with this tool

    7
    1050 votes
    • PROS: No internet connection required, Automatic word completion, Virtual keyboard is useful for entering unique characters, Customizable window
    • CONS: Nothing to report
  • Connectify Hotspot

    2016.0.10.37829

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Share your internet connection with anyone!

    7
    1206 votes
    • PROS: Easy to set up, WPA2 Encryption, Automatic device detection, Manage shared folders
    • CONS: Must have a compatible wireless card
  • 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
  • DU Meter

    6.2

    License
    try Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Graphically control transfer velocity

    7
    264 votes
    • PROS: Can warn of impending connection problems, Logs all traffic going through network
    • CONS: Doesn't block or prevent attacks on your network traffic, Data can be hard to understand without user guide
  • GameRanger

    170610 4.9

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Search and organize multiplayer games

    7
    671 votes
    • Hotspot Shield Elite

      v5.2.1

      License
      try Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Mac

      Access blocked websites in your area with a VPN

      7
      2153 votes
      • PROS: Secure your connection, Suft anonymously, Access blocked services in your area, Very easy to install
      • CONS: Can slow down browsing speed
    • WO Mic

      2.9

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Android

      Turn your smartphone into a microphone

      6
      65 votes
      • PROS: Save on microphone cost, Multiple connection methods,
      • CONS: Not compatible with iPhone, Only for use with Android OS
    • TeamViewer Touch for Windows 10

      10.0.52946.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Control devices remotely with TeamViewer Touch for Windows 8

      6
      38 votes
      • PROS: Simple interface, Easy remote access procedures, Multiple connection options
      • CONS: TeamViewer servers increase connection lag
    • Kepard

      1.0.7.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Kepard will protect you online and secure your entire internet connection.

      7
      51 votes
      • Remote Desktop for Windows 10

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Free Remote PC to PC connection software

        6
        13 votes
        • PROS: Easy to set up, Access your home PC from anywhere, Get remote IT support,
        • CONS: It doesn't make coffee,
      • WiFi Protector

        3.3.36.304

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows
        Android

        Protect your Wifi connection from external users

        7
        175 votes
        • PROS: Simple configuration, IP addressed correctly masked, Provides list of trusted devices and networks, Used to bypass regional restrictions
        • CONS: You may have to install extra programs (Silverlight), Occasional disconnections
      • Network Speed Test

        1.0.0.23

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Check the speed of your internet connection

        6
        8 votes
        • PROS: Measures the connection speed, Historical analyses, Shows download / upload data and latency
        • CONS: No advanced options, Analyses not plotted over time
      • Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection

        8.0.0

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Mac

        Connect to a Windows based computer from your Mac

        5
        9 votes
        • PROS: Easy to setup and connect, Lots of configuration preferences, Slick new interface,
        • CONS: Not as functional as Windows version, Connections can be unstable,
      • SumRando VPN

        1.0.0.178

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows
        Android

        SumRando VPN

        6
        73 votes
        • PROS: Simple banner display alerts you when you are unprotected, Free account requires no registration data,
        • CONS: Limited features in client compared to others, Unpredictable download speeds, sometimes very slow
      • IP Sniffer

        1.98.1.7

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Connection protocol analyzer

        6
        57 votes
        • WiFi File Transfer

          1.0.9

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Android

          Upload and download files to/from your phone over a wireless connection.

          6
          19 votes
          • PROS: Doesn't require using cables
          • CONS: Bare-bones design, Somewhat slow
        • WooGamble Free VPN Browser

          28.0.2.4

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Securely encrypt your internet connection and protect your online identity!

          6
          129 votes
          • FireChat

            6.0.5

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Android
            iPhone

            Send messages without an Internet or phone connection

            10
            2 votes
            • PROS: Message without an Internet connection, Easy to use, Freedom to create as many chatrooms as you want, Great for traveling or going to big events,
            • CONS: Chaotic large chatrooms, Difficult to distinguish friends from random people,
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          52016.0.10.3782912066.6Windows