The best free VPN applications are those that do not try to make you upgrade through adding limits and restrictions. Proton VPN Free, for instance, is at top of my list, because it provides a great mix of features and power, as well as app quality that doesn’t limit data usage or displaying ads. Its dedicated geoblocking team makes it one of the few free options to consistently unblock Netflix and BBC iPlayer. It also retains core privacy features like WireGuard and content blocking, unlike other free services.

TunnelBear is a different top free VPN application. It offers beginner-friendly applications and offers a fast speed while allowing you to use 2GB of data per month. Its data collection policy however it is alarming. It records region codes, browsing activities as well as other data that could reveal your online tracking. Psiphon is another popular choice provides more threatening data such as timestamped browsing activities as well as device information, and it also provides user data with commercial partners.

Another great option for free is CyberGhost, which has an easy-to-use app and a simple navigation. Its «Best server location» feature automatically selects the most reliable connection for your location, or you can expand it to select any country. Its security features are impressive and include complete leak protection, RAM only servers, and complete front-to-back secrecy. It also has an audited no-logs policy as well as a strong tracker blocker. It only supports one device at a given time.