15 of the Best VPN Apps you should try out

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If you want to browse securely on the web, then you should probably look at using the Best VPN apps out there. VPN is an abbreviation for Virtual Private Network which is usually designed as an application for computers or smartphones. This special program is designed to protect one’s privacy as one browses the internet.

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Over the years, the technology has grown to do other services like accessing prohibited or risky websites.

While it may sound technical, we all run the red lights sometimes when we need some information or files that are only accessible on particular sites. That’s exactly why in this article we’re listing the most reliable VPN apps for you to try out. Please note that the information shared here is for educational purposes only.

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The ultimate list of Best VPN apps to use (Android and iPhone)

1. NordVPN

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This is one of the most popular and Best VPN apps in the internet world. NordVPN is a premium VPN that offers a secure fast connections to your favorite sites.

On the downside, this VPN is quite expensive (if you want to access its pro features) for the average person. Download the app for Android and iOS.

Pros

  • Secures your data
  • Protects online privacy

Cons

  • Slower connection
  • Subscription costs are high

2. HA Tunnel

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Chances are that if you weren’t born last night or too long ago from the publishing of this post, you know about HA tunnel. Just like its name “tunnel” suggests, this VPN app will let you access the internet without paying data charges. Surprisingly, this app is 100% legal and legit.

Once you download it, all you need is to find a .hat file that will enable you to access the internet just by watching a few ads. For every ad you watch, you’re rewarded a certain amount of time to access the internet. Download the app for Android.

Pros

  • Free internet
  • Fast connection

Cons

  • Some ads are too long
  • .hat files get blocked by service providers

3. ExpressVPN

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This is probably the best premium VPN on the internet. ExpressVPN started out as a free VPN but later on became premium and it looks like it’s worth it.

The app will enable you to access extremely fast download, streaming, and internet connections. Yes, it’s quite expensive, but it offers value for your money. You can download the ExpressVPN app for Android and iOS.

Pros

  • Excellent customer support
  • Relatively fast

Cons

  • Too many ads (on the free version)

4. Secure VPN

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This is the most popular VPN app in Uganda. This is a free app that enables you to quickly access your preferred site with minimum pop-up adverts.

This app seldom segregates phones and therefore will mostly get the job done. On the downside, the app doesn’t support always on options. Download the Secure VPN app for Android and iOS.

Pros

  • Excellent location choice
  • Easy to use hence many positive reviews

Cons

  • No option to close ads
  • Too many ads, for free users

5. Turbo VPN

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Turbo VPN goes by its name which means it’s lightning fast as long as it’s compatible with your device. When you use this app, you’re guaranteed an instant connection though there are reports that it fails to connect to some sites. You can download the TurboVPN app both on Android and iOS.

Pros

  • Excellent location choice
  • Easy to use hence many positive reviews

Cons

  • No option to close ads
  • Too many ads

6. Surfshark VPN

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Surfshark VPN has recently started gaining fame because of its ability to provide top-notch security to its user. Did I say security? Goodness, this app offers the best privacy services on the VPN market currently as well! Download the Surfshark app for Android and iOS.

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Minimal style

Cons

  • Slow speed
  • Reported to have exposed IP address

7. AtlasVPN

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AtlasVPN is one of the best VPN apps on Android, and not only because it has a freemium version.

The app is available both for android and windows so you get to enjoy the fast connection on all your devices.

You also get a beautiful user interface such that you don’t feel like you’re doing something illegal. Download the AtlasVPN app for Android and iOS.

Pros

  • Stable connection
  • Fast connection

Cons

  • Many users complain about Payment issues
  • The windows version is not so reliable

8. Betternet

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Betternet VPN is the most reliable and among the best VPN apps on the internet. Thanks to their very fast stable connection, this app boasts really high ratings on all app stores.

Go ahead and use it both on your smartphone and your windows machine. You can download the Betternet VPN app on Android, Windows, and iOS.

Pros

  • Fast free connection
  • US servers are predominant

Cons

  • If you’re in the US, the free version won’t make sense
  • Upload and download speeds are throttled

9. PrivateVPN

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The privateVPN android version looks simple, but that’s the part you stop judging. The app comes with a bunch of features useful to both beginners and advanced users alike.

The app is extremely easy to use even if you have less knowledge.
PrivateVPN provides a really fast connection and can connect simultaneously to up to 6 devices. You can download the PrivateVPN app for both Android and iOS here.

Pros

  • 7 Day Trial
  • Unblocks Netflix, BBC iPlayer, Hulu, and more
  • The app is great for torrenting
  • It provides super-fast connections
  • You can get up to 10 simultaneous connections
  • Interface is User-friendly
  • It comes with customizable encryption

Cons

  • It has a small server fleet
  • The mobile app is unattractive
  • There is no option for split tunneling

10. Melon VPN

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This is a wonderful VPN app that offers both free and premium versions. Melon VPN possesses the ability to connect to free internet at a limited speed which is tripled when you pay for the premium access. Feel free to download the Melon VPN app for Android and iOS.

Pros

  • The app is incredibly easy to use
  • It has multiple servers

Cons

  • It’s unbelievably slow
  • Their customer service is unreliable
  • You can’t watch Netflix with Melon VPN
  • It blocks torrent
  • It has limited compatibility with some devices

11. CyberGhost VPN

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This is the best VPN for your MacBook. If you’re running iOS on your devices, this app will get the job done most of the time. It will offer you a seamless fast connection as well. The CyberGhost VPN app is available for download on both Android and iOS.

Pros

  • It has a very fast connection
  • It is extremely secure
  • It works on all devices

Cons

  • Not a good option in highly censored countries like China, Turkey, and UAE

12. Hotspot Shield VPN

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This is the best VPN for watching your favorite Netflix movies. The Hotspot Shield VPN will offer you fast streaming service without “chewing” your data bundle too fast.

You’re guaranteed protection of your privacy the whole time it stays connected. It is simple to download the HotSpot Shield VPN app, both for Android and iOS.

Pros

  • Excellent speed
  • Unblock Netflix
  • Easy to use
  • It is affordable

Cons

  • The free version is too slow
  • Disruptive with ads while using the free version

13. Thunder VPN

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This is the second most used VPN in Uganda. It’s trusted by hundreds of millions of people because of its ability to access blocked social media sites.

While it has a user-friendly interface, this app will give you a pretty fast reliable connection.

You can simply download the Thunder VPN app for Android and iOS.

Pros

  • It has free basic servers
  • You need only one click to connect
  • No sign-up is required

Cons

  • It has only 9 servers
  • It provides only USA connections
  • Numerous complaints about privacy

14. Opera Browser VPN

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Surely we’re not talking about browsers here, but this particular app works so efficiently that it deserves a mention.

When you download the Opera browser, it comes with a VPN within it. Once you enable it, it will feel like you’re browsing normally and yet you’re fully protected. The best part about Opera VPN is the fact that it will block all those intrusive annoying ads from showing up. Download the app for Android, Windows, and iOS.

Pros

  • Opera VPN is completely free
  • You enjoy unlimited data streams
  • The speed is relatively great
  • It is also easy to use

Cons

  • Does not unblock Netflix
  • Doesn’t allow you to download torrents
  • You can’t select a specific country

15. Psiphon VPN

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Yet another popular VPN app in Uganda. This app was nationally adopted by Ugandans when President 2021 blocked social media access in the country. Having gotten all these numbers of downloads, the app has eventually become famous. However, recently, they have had fewer numbers.

Pros

  • You get access to free apps on Windows, Android, and iOS.
  • You don’t need an email address

Cons

  • It has a really small server network
  • Extremely slow speeds
  • Doesn’t work with Netflix and torrents

Conclusion

That’s our list of the best VPN apps for you to try out. What do you think? Go ahead and leave your opinions in the comments section, and enjoy safe browsing.