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
  • Psiphon

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    iPhone
    Windows

    Free Access for All Internet Users

    9
    1 vote
    • 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,
  • Hotspot Shield

    7.4.2

    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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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!
  • Connectify Hotspot

    2017.4.5.38776

    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
  • 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
  • UltraSurf

    16.03

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Browse the web anonymously

    7
    1365 votes
    • PROS: No installation required, Easy to use, Automatically deletes cookies and history, Disguises IP and location
    • CONS: Not enough options, You can't choose the IP
  • ExpressVPN

    1.0

    License
    try Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Free virtual private network provider for smartphones

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    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
  • 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,
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Windscribe

    1.56

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Protect your online privacy with Windscribe

    8
    32 votes
    • PROS: High data allowances for free and affordable plans, Good privacy policy with very clear explanation,
    • CONS: Download speeds can be variable , Limited number of locations available on some plans
Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
#NameVersionVotesRatingPlatform
1v5.2.121537.4Windows, Mac
27.4.2103507.3Windows
316.0313656.9Windows
42017.4.5.3877612066.6Windows
52.2.0.303205425.9Windows