If you ever worry, like I do, about the privacy of your web surfing or using public WiFi, you might find that my research on these virtual private networks will help add another layer of security when you’re web browsing or hanging out on a public wifi hotspot. It helps to know that I can rest easy when I’m working somewhere other than home, and I’m not sure about the security of my internet connection. If you’re like me, every bit of extra security is worth a little research. After exploring the App Store and Google Play, I came across some decent apps, but I wanted to try out a bit more to give as good reviews as possible. After some googling, I stumbled upon a list of 10 best VPN apps, both for Android and iOS. This was such a comprehensive list of the best VPN apps that I just have to share.
So I picked 5 app suggestions that I think will help you, Android and iOS included.
While I was looking for VPN options that are fast and easy to use (since I’m just learning about VPNs), I came across 2 apps, VPN Unlimited Proxy and #VPN that seem to do the trick. Both have a super simple user interface that makes it quick and easy to set up my VPN connection. And, if I’m traveling, I can even choose from a selection of countries to enjoy a stable connection wherever I might be, and since I travel a lot, this is a big plus for me!
Just so you know, VPN Unlimited Proxy and #VPN are both free to use. So, naturally, there are ads. But, honestly, for VPN Unlimited Proxy, it’s a small price to pay for enjoying all the features at no cost. For the free version of #VPN there are time limits to navigation. But, they are great at reminding me of my remaining time and they also offer a premium subscription that forgos any time restrictions.
Turbo VPN boasts some of the fastest VPN speeds available with a super intuitive interface (so, also easy to use and I like that). This is a smart choice for me because it protects my internet traffic and it also gives me the ability to unblock website content that isn’t available in my country by using proxy servers. If I needed to, I could even bypass school and workplace firewalls! And it is lightning fast. Plus, I love that it’s easy to use.
Although fast when all the requirements are met, there are rare connection problems. I suspect it has to do with what server you’re using as it’s most often the case. A quick fix I found is to simply do a server switch. It does ask for some manual work but it takes only a couple of seconds. So, unless you’re nitpicking, you will be fine.
If you’re always looking for additional control over your VPN connection, why don’t you check out Hi VPN (android) or SurfEasy VPN (iOS). Both of these make sure your information is protected against third parties that might try to spy on your web activity. SurfEasy VPN even goes and extra mile by blocking advertisers that might be trying to track your cookies. And If you want to verify your VPN connection speed, check out Hi VPN, which provides you with detailed information about your real-time connection speed. You can also “trick” your phone’s GPS location if you want to geo-tag that photo from your vacation across the continent.
One thing I should point out, specifically about SurfEasy is it does have a free start plan, but the monthly usage is only 250MB. It’s not the worst, but if you need more, you have to pay or you can you use the one-time premium trial to kind of “test the waters”. Hi VPN on the other side doesn’t have a limit on data, but the servers you can pay to use. I managed to find a couple of good free servers but you definitely get more options by buying others as well. Finally, since Hi VPN is Android and SurfEasy VPN is for iOS, it also comes down to what phone you’re using.
So, I hope as you search for the perfect VPN app for you, you find that my suggestions are helpful. After years of being worried about the security of my connection, it was really easy to find 5 VPN apps that are definitely making me feel so much more secure, whether I’m working from home or I’m hanging out in an internet cafe in Paris!