Download Networking - Best Software & Apps

  • Facebook

    varies-with-device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    iPhone
    Windows Phone
    BlackBerry
    Web Apps

    Official Facebook app for Android

    7
    1074 votes
    • PROS: Easy to get around, Upload photos from your phone, Real time notifications, Chat, Good integration with Android system
    • CONS: Not optimized for tablets, News feed isn't ordered chronologically
  • Facebook Lite

    6.0.0.7.138

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    A social network for the masses

    7
    74 votes
    • PROS: Almost as many features as the main Android app, Easy to navigate and carry out common actions, No lag when loading newsfeed data, App is small in size at less than 1MB
    • CONS: Lag when uploading photos, Some layout issues, No video or audio support
  • Instagram

    Varies with device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone
    Windows Phone
    Web Apps

    Popular photo-based social network

    7
    483 votes
    • PROS: Easy to use, Share to various social networks, Impressive photo editor, Tag friends in images, Geotagging support, Capture and share video
    • CONS: Requires sign-up
  • Hotspot Shield

    7.4.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Safely access blocked and restricted sites

    7
    10351 votes
    • PROS: Secure connection, Unrestricted US sites, Easy installation, Good streaming, Unlimited data transfer
    • CONS: Intrusive advertising, Slow surfing
  • Psiphon

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    iPhone

    Free Access for All Internet Users

    7
    63 votes
    • PROS: Provides unlimited use to the entire internet, Easy to install and use, The identity of users is masked and protected
    • CONS: Using the programme could lead to legal issues, Using the programme could lead to legal issues
  • Hamachi

    2.2.0.303

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Create a safe private network between computers

    6
    20542 votes
    • PROS: Secure virtual network, Encrypted communications, Perfect for network games
    • CONS: None that we can think of!
  • Free VPN

    3.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free VPN means secure web surfing

    7
    24 votes
    • PROS: Secure, Simple
    • CONS: Some server issues, Some dead areas
  • Connectify Hotspot

    2018.2.2.38986

    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
  • Betternet Free VPN

    3.6.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Free Secure Browsing for all Devices

    7
    328 votes
    • PROS: Free, No registration, No data limits
    • CONS: Slower than paid versions
  • My WIFI Router

    3.0.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Turn Your Computer into a Wireless Hotspot For Free

    7
    815 votes
    • PROS: Whitelist/blacklist, Other useful options, Easy to use,
    • CONS: Weak security,
  • Network Inventory Advisor

    4.3

    License
    try Download
    Platform
    Windows

    An easy-to-use network analysis tool with lots of features

    8
    32 votes
    • PROS: Easy to use, even for beginners, Nice interface design, One-click features, Quick network analysis
    • CONS: None worth mentioning
  • Tor Browser

    7.0.10

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Protect your privacy when you're surfing

    7
    986 votes
    • PROS: Easy to switch to anonymous mode, Installation takes you clearly step by step, Easy to use and lightweight
    • CONS: Can't guarantee anonymity, Connections may take a while sometimes
  • Free WiFi Hotspot

    3.6.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A Free Tool to Make Your Laptop a WiFi Hotspot

    7
    222 votes
    • PROS: Free – zero trials or limitations, Available for both Windows and Mac
    • CONS: Connection stability could be an issue at times, Not a practical WiFi-extending solution
  • Nokia Software Recovery Tool

    6.3.56

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Just the trick to reset your Nokia phone

    6
    265 votes
    • PROS: Usable and suitable for anyone , Compatible with various devices , Restores your device
    • CONS: Installing is a bit slow , The reset will erase all data
  • Mars WiFi - Free WiFi HotSpot

    3.0.2.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Turn Your Computer Into a Router

    7
    102 votes
    • PROS: Turn your computer into a router, Safe and secure
    • CONS: Not available through official Windows app store, Not available on Macs
  • Firefox 64-bit

    Nightly a1 14.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Firefox: Free Web Browser for 64-bit Operating Systems

    7
    382 votes
    • PROS: Private browsing protects against tracking, Optional add-ons to customise browser, Separate address/search bars improves browser security.,
    • CONS: Some issues with browser freezing,
  • Wireless Network Watcher

    1.91

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Discover intruders on your Wi-Fi network

    7
    171 votes
    • PROS: Quick and simple scan of your local network, Icons for each device, Export data in various formats, Background scanning
    • CONS: No warning or blocking functions
  • VirtualRouter Plus

    2.5.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Convert your PC into a Wi-Fi access point

    7
    504 votes
    • PROS: Easy to use, No installation needed
    • CONS: Many problems with stability
  • ExpressVPN

    1.0

    License
    try Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Free virtual private network provider for smartphones

    -
    No votes yet
    • PROS: There is a free 30-day trial period offered, A massive number of proxy services are available
    • CONS: Users will eventually have to pay to use ExpressVPN, Some feel that their processing speeds are negatively affected
  • Virtual Router Manager

    1.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A free, open source router for PCs running Windows 7 and 8

    7
    149 votes
    • PROS: Very easy to use, Perfect for non-experts, View wifi connections
    • CONS: Not compatible with XP or Vista, Absolutely no options
Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
#NameVersionVotesRatingPlatform
17.4.2103517.3Windows
27.0.109867Windows, Mac
3varies-with-device10746.7Android, iPhone, Windows Phone, BlackBerry
42018.2.2.3898612066.6Windows
52.2.0.303205425.9Windows