Download Private Browsing - Best Software & Apps

  • UC Browser

    10.8.8

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone
    Java
    Symbian

    Hit and miss browser for Android

    6
    389 votes
    • PROS: Tabbed browsing, Download manager, Free and fast
    • CONS: Ugly display
  • Google Chrome

    1.3.33.5

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac
    iPhone

    The quickest, smartest browser

    7
    11966 votes
    • PROS: Thousand of extensions and themes, Exceptional performance, Incognito mode, Translation and integrated PDF reader, Data synchronization, Privacy management
    • CONS: Sometimes passwords are not imported, Some pages look bad, Only block 10% of malware
  • Opera

    48.0.2685.52

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac
    Pocket PC
    Symbian

    Opera - the virtual private network user's browser?

    7
    3581 votes
    • PROS: Free VPNs, Visualised bookmarking, Ad-free web browsing
    • CONS: Few parental controls, A small amount of sites are not optimized for it
  • Safari

    5.34.54.16

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Apple's slick Mac and iOS browser for PC

    7
    3283 votes
    • PROS: Cover Flow allows you to view bookmarks iTunes style, Looks elegant and loads pages very fast, Top Pages allows you to see your most popular pages at a glance, Reader allows you to view lots of content on one page, Private browsing mode
    • CONS: Not many plugins available, No way to change the font in Reader, Installs other components during setup
  • 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
  • ZenMate VPN for Chrome

    5.4.6

    License
    try Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac
    Web Apps

    Excellent proxy switcher add-on

    7
    1956 votes
    • 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,
    • Hoxx VPN Proxy

      2.2.1

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Free and reliable VPN software for Chrome users

      -
      No votes yet
      • PROS: This package is free to download and install., software updates tend to occur on a regular basis.
      • CONS: There can be times when VPN wireless connections are slow., The Google Chrome extension will first have to be downloaded.
    • Private Internet Access

      65

      License
      try Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Mac

      Keep your browsing secure with Private Internet Access

      6
      10 votes
      • PROS: Simple interface, Numerous international servers, Robust security features, Allows p2p traffic, Available on mobile
      • CONS: Limited and bland user interface, No Netflix
    • VyprVPN for Windows

      2.9.5

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Private and secure internet browsing service

      8
      2 votes
      • PROS: Complete service , Multiple device connections ,
      • CONS: Slower than regular connection , Requires subscription
    • ZenMate VPN for Android

      2.3.7

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android
      iPhone

      Proprietary VPN software for smartphone users

      10
      5 votes
      • PROS: A free seven-day trial version of this software is currently offered., All data is kept private through the use of advanced encryption software.,
      • CONS: A subscription will eventually be necessary to continue accessing this software., This bundle is not currently available in China.
    • OkayFreedom VPN

      1.6.1

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Free private browsing and torrent service

      7
      137 votes
      • PROS: Free option , Great service ,
      • CONS: Extremely limited basic package , One user accounts
    • HideMe VPN for Windows

      1.7.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Free and Secure Virtual Private Network Application

      7
      115 votes
      • PROS: Superior levels of anonymity when browsing the Internet, As there are no recorded logs the activity of the user cannot be traced
      • CONS: The paid plans can be a bit too pricey for some users, It can be a bit difficult to set up multiple VPN connections
    • HideMe VPN for Android

      1.5

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android

      Free and Secure Virtual Private Network Application

      -
      No votes yet
      • PROS: Superior levels of anonymity when browsing the Internet, As there are no recorded logs the activity of the user cannot be traced
      • CONS: The paid plans can be a bit too pricey for some users, It can be a bit difficult to set up multiple VPN connections
    • HideMe VPN Pro for Mac

      1.7.1

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Mac

      Free and Secure Virtual Private Network Application

      5
      41 votes
      • PROS: Superior levels of anonymity when browsing the Internet, As there are no recorded logs the activity of the user cannot be traced
      • CONS: The paid plans can be a bit too pricey for some users, It can be a bit difficult to set up multiple VPN connections
    • Cocoon

      1.19

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Safe and private browsing

      7
      95 votes
      • PROS: Discreet, Seems very effective, Create temporary email addresses, Makes use of Private Browsing
      • CONS: Hijacks start page, search engines, etc., Can cause problems after uninstalling
    • 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
    • Arora

      0.10.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Mac

      Super-charged web browser

      7
      56 votes
      • PROS: Clear interface, Fast web rendering engine, Includes private browsing and session restoration
      • CONS: No support for plug-ins, No advanced options, Still in development
    • SearchLock

      1.1.3

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Protect search engines from tracking you when you search the web.

      9
      9 votes
      • Dolphin Zero

        1.0.0

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Android

        Paranoid Android user? Then install this private web browser

        -
        No votes yet
        • PROS: Automatically deletes all browsing data, Very simple to use, Choice of four default search engines
        • CONS: No tabbed browsing support, No settings
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      55.34.54.1632836.6Windows, Mac