1. TextSecure Private Messenger

Although there’s a lot of secure messaging apps out there, many of them will only work if both parties have the same specific app. TextSecure, on the other hand, does not abide by this limitation and works with standard SMS text messages. TextSecure is completely free and uses end-to-end encryption for securing text messages. In other words, no information is stored on the server. If both parties use the app, the security will be even safer.

  1. RedPhone: Private Calls

RedPhone, a free secure private call app, offers end-to-end encryption for all private phone calls. This means that nobody or entity will be able to eavesdrop on one’s phone calls. The other cool thing about this app is that it’s very easy to use. Also, RedPhone uses one’s standard phone number, so there’s no need to change caller ID.

  1. Crypt4All Lite (AES)

To put it simply, Crypt4All Lite is software that encrypts all files or documents. It uses a 256 bit AES algorithm that makes any file entirely private. One should be able to easily find this app in the Google Play store. With this encryption software, only the authorized reader will be able to read their files, with the password of course.

  1. Orbot: Proxy with Tor

Those who enjoy their online privacy can now relish this awesome app called Orbot. Orbot enables one to surf the web, do their emails and private messaging without having to worry about being monitored, blocked or spied on. As with all apps mentioned in this list, Orbot is completely free. Not only does Orbot protect one’s private information, but it keeps their location and identification anonymous as well. It uses the same relays and networks that the original Tor uses.

Security Apps

  1. AppLock

Thanks to AppLock, those who are concerned about their private information no longer have to worry about someone sneaking up on them. Basically, this app allows one to put a lock on just about everything, including SMS messages, Contacts, Gallery, Gmail, Settings, Facebook, Calls and much more. With this app, there’s no need to worry about someone borrowing one’s phone and looking at their private information.

  1. App Ops

Much like AppLock, App Ops allows one to put a lock on individual apps. Both apps have pretty much the same capabilities. App Ops was originally designed to combat Android OS’s built in “all-or-nothing” permission system. This built-in permission system either let one put a lock on all of their apps or none of their apps. With App Ops, one can lock apps of their choosing.

  1. LastPass Password Manager

A majority of people use a number of different passwords, including email, Facebook, bank account and many other passwords. Unless one has the same password for each network, which is strongly discouraged, they will have a heck of a time remembering each password. However, this app saves the day by storing one’s secret passwords all in one secure app that has layers upon layers of security. In a nutshell, a person only has to remember one master password to gain access to their other passwords.

  1. Hide.Me

Hide.Me is one of the world’s fastest and most effective VPN services. With this service, one’s WiFi and online activity will be completely encrypted and remain anonymous. Plus, Hide.Me is able to effectively stop circumvent censorship, so restrictions from other countries is no longer a reality. Any content consuming geek who is serious about online privacy, security and safety would benefit greatly from checking out Hide.Me.