Utility

Psiphon

Psiphon is a tool built to evade Internet censorship. The app is currently maintained by Psiphon Inc. although it was originally developed by Citizen Lab for the OpenNet Initiative (ONI). Available for Windows and Android, Psiphon uses SSH, VPN and HTTP Proxy secure technologies to bypass filters imposed by governments on Internet users.

Desktops

The Desktops program was created by Mark Russinovich and Bryce Cogswell, and it lets you organize your Windows applications in up to four virtual desktops. With this free utility you’ll be able to do more on your computer and make full use of the available screen.

Sumatra PDF

Sumatra PDF is an open source PDF reader and viewer for Windows. Developed by Krzysztof Kowalczyk, it’s a good example of the saying that less is more, as the program offers just exactly what you need without bloatware. In other words, the Sumatra PDF viewer doesn’t have features that slow your computer down.

Sandboxie

Sandboxie is a Windows sandbox program designed by Ronen Tzur that will prevent computer applications from making changes that are permanent to the OS. Aside from protecting your data and Windows, it also puts your web browser inside the program’s sanbox. If your browser downloads malware, it will be kept in the sandbox.

APUS Launcher

Apus is a complete system utility for Android, and developed by the Apus Group, it is basically a launcher but can do so much more. With this app you can experience a speed boost with your mobile, save battery life and clear memory space. Not only does it have a lot of features, but it is free and easy to use.

Clean Master

Clean Master from Cheetah Mobile, as the name suggests, will remove all the clutter in your mobile that’s been slowing it down. In addition the app also works as an optimizer for smartphones that lag when you play games, play videos or when you have several tabs open.