September 3, 2013 / IST / Tech News.

WiFi still makes the world go round, when it comes right down to it, so why not use whatever you can to facilitate the connection? There are many tools out there to make the task easier. This week we look at WiFi helper apps for Apple’s iOS. Our top choices? Free WiFi Finder, VPN One Click Professional, Viber, My Data Manager and TWC WiFi Finder.

It’s almost like we’re going backwards. What with the escalating price-gouging by mobile networks for wireless data on the move, it still behooves us to use WiFi hotspots whenever possible. Who’d have thought we’d still be using public WiFi in this now 4G-enabled world?

The answer, however, is that we are, like it or not, and most likely will be for the foreseeable future.

In this week’s All Things Appy column, we take a look at the must-have, free WiFi helper apps for the Apple iOS ecosystem: Some finders, a tool to help you stay safe out there, and an app to help you find hotspots you may not have known you had access to.

About the Platform: Apps are found in the Apple iTunes store. Browse to the store from your device and then search for the app you want to download.

No. 1: Free WiFi Finder
No. 2: VPN One Click Professional
No. 3: Viber
No. 4: My Data Manager
No. 5: TWC WiFi Finder