Security & Privacy

Cloak

Cloak by Cloak Inc is best described as the anti-social networking app. It seems like everyone is into social networking these days, but if there are people you want to avoid, like your ex, colleagues or other people, then this app is for you. Simply put, this app will help you avoid unpleasant company.

Hotspot Shield VPN

Hotspot Shield VPN is one of, if not the most popular VPN today, as this app from Anchorfree allows you to access websites that have been blocked in your network. So if you want access to such services like YouTube, Facebook, Netflix and Hulu but they’re blocked, you need this app.

Spybot Search & Destroy

Spybot Search & Destroy is the free version of the anti spyware program from Safer Networking Ltd. Once installed, the program will look for signs of malicious code, adware and other threats to your computer. This program will also check the Windows Registry, clean it up and also remove unnecessary files in your computer.

Do Not Track Plus for Firefox

Do Not Track Plus (DNT+) is a browser add-on. The fact is that social networks and ad companies monitor what you are doing on the Internet; where you go, for how long and how often. With DNT+, you are protected and can browse in private. Created by Abine the Online Privacy Company, DNT+ blocks any tracking software or method used without affecting websites or the way you surf. The utility was originally designed for Firefox, but it now supports Google Chrome, IE and Safari. An Opera version is now being developed.

EULAlyzer

EULAlyzer by BrightSoft is a program that analyzes the contents of the EULA (end user license agreement). If you dont know what the EULA is, its that long agreement that a software requires you to accept before proceeding with the installation. Most people just click yes without reading it. That is understandable because those EULAs are full of legal, unintelligible words. But thats a mistake because you have no idea what you agree to. What EULAlyzer does is scan this long document. It will flag phrases, statements and words that are important.

Focal Filter

Are you always distracted by your favorite social-networking site or game sites while working on some of the most important projects? Well, don't worry because there are always tools to help you get focused - and here is a great example of one of such tools, Focal Filter. Created by a group of indie developers (David Gelbart, Shan Naziripour and David Gong) the software is really well thought out and certainly needed by the present-generation computer wizards.

Vault

Are you worrying about having your privacy invaded everytime your friends take your phone into their hands or you mistakenly leave it unattended in a coffee shop? Sounds like you need a real stringent solution to safe-keep your data from prying eyes, and Vault might just be your answer. It is one of the most promising data locker app on the Google Play store. The app was created by NQ Mobile Inc., the developer that has churned out some of the most promising additions to the Android ecosystem. Coming from their stable, Vault is definitely a must have for the app drawer of your device.