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Browse the Web Anonymously on Android With Orbot

From time to time, you may want to look something up anonymously. That’s okay, we won’t tell anyone. Luckily, this isn’t as hard as it seems with the help of an android app called Orbot. Orbot is a mobile version of Tor (The Onion Router), which encrypts traffic and then tunnels it through a series of computers around the world instead of using a direct connection.


Platform: Android
Price: Free
Amazon Appstore Download Page
Google Play Download Page


Orbot has many features. Some of which include:

  • Private Web Surfing when used in conjunction with  Orweb
  • Private Messaging when used in conjunction with ChatSecure
  • Privacy on Twitter with the official Twitter App

Bottom Line

Without root, Orbot will work over WiFi networks, however, with root one can use Orbot with mobile data as well. Obviously running data through Orbot will decrease speeds, so it’s probably not worth keeping on all the time. Even so, just the occasional search or so using Orbot is no big deal.