Download Networking - Best Software & Apps

  • Facebook

    211.0.0.43.112

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone
    Web Apps

    Official Facebook app for Android, connecting on the go

    8
    10394 votes
    • PROS: Easy to navigate, Allows user to upload photos directly from their phone, Other tabs are accessible from the news feed, Real-time notifications
    • CONS: Separate messaging, News feed are not chronologically arrange, Constant updates sometimes leave the users baffled, Catch-all drawer
  • Instagram

    varies-by-device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    iPhone
    Web Apps

    Popular photo-based social network

    9
    4480 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
  • Facebook Lite

    137.0.0.10.106

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    A social network for the masses

    8
    1954 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
  • Psiphon

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    iPhone

    Free Access for All Internet Users

    9
    1115 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
  • Hotspot Shield

    7.15.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Advanced VPN software for personal and professional use

    7
    8928 votes
    • PROS: Up to five separate devices can be connected to a single account., It offers more than 2,500 global servers., Hotspot Shield is considered to be one of the best apps for streaming media., A seven-day free trial of Hotspot Premium is available.
    • CONS: Slower speed on free version., Access to only US servers from the Free version.
  • Tor Browser

    8.0.8

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac

    Protect your privacy when you're surfing

    7
    2380 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
  • Hamachi

    2.2.0.633

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Create a safe private network between computers

    7
    29710 votes
    • PROS: Secure virtual network, Encrypted communications, Perfect for network games
    • CONS: None that we can think of!
  • Facebook Pro

    4

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Facebook, without the browser

    7
    2229 votes
    • PROS: Instant access to Facebook without a browser, No installation required, Manage Facebook Pro from your system tray
    • CONS: No options, Nothing new or unique to Facebook Pro, Not essential
  • ExpressVPN

    7.0.1.7156

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Free virtual private network provider for smartphones

    8
    148 votes
    • 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
  • Windscribe

    1.83.20

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Protect your online privacy with Windscribe

    9
    221 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
  • Free WiFi Hotspot

    3.6.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A Free Tool to Make Your Laptop a WiFi Hotspot

    8
    489 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
  • My WIFI Router

    3.0.64

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Turn Your Computer into a Wireless Hotspot For Free

    7
    2049 votes
    • PROS: Whitelist/blacklist, Other useful options, Easy to use
    • CONS: Weak security
  • Connectify Hotspot

    2018.4.1.39098

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Share your internet connection with anyone!

    7
    1867 votes
    • PROS: Easy to set up, WPA2 Encryption, Automatic device detection, Manage shared folders
    • CONS: Must have a compatible wireless card
  • Mars WiFi - Free WiFi HotSpot

    3.0.2.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Turn Your Computer Into a Router

    8
    363 votes
    • PROS: Turn your computer into a router, Safe and secure
    • CONS: Not available through official Windows app store, Not available on Macs
  • Wireless Network Watcher

    2.18

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Discover intruders on your Wi-Fi network

    7
    623 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
  • Nokia Software Recovery Tool

    6.3.56

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Just the trick to reset your Nokia phone

    7
    578 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
  • BluetoothView

    1.65

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Detect and connect to any Bluetooth device

    6
    611 votes
    • UltraSurf

      19.02

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Browse the web anonymously

      7
      2010 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
    • Tunngle

      5.8.7

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      A new era of VPN solutions for gamers?

      6
      524 votes
      • PROS: Chat function, Very easy to use
      • CONS: Can't create networks - you must join an existing one, Interface can be hard to see, Installation a little complicated
    • WO Mic

      2.9

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Android
      iPhone

      Turn your smartphone into a microphone

      7
      160 votes
      • PROS: Save on microphone cost, Multiple connection methods
      • CONS: Not compatible with iPhone, Only for use with Android OS
    Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
    #NameVersionVotesRatingPlatform
    1varies-by-device44808.6Windows,Android,iPhone,Web Apps
    2211.0.0.43.112103948.1Android,Windows,iPhone,Web Apps
    38.0.823807.5Windows,Android,Mac
    47.15.189287.4Windows
    52.2.0.633297106.6Windows
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