Hide My Ass! Pro is an application that can encrypt your web traffic. It uses VPN technology to accomplish this, so basically, every application and every protocol will see its traffic encrypted. There is a variety of different servers that you can connect to. The developers of this app claim they have 50 servers around the world, and from what I have seen, they are always trying to add more. In my opinion, with applications like these, the most important aspect is performance. If you can get your traffic encrypted but you are forced to wait forever for a web page to load, then the experience isn't what it should be. Hide My Ass! Pro offers one of the best experiences I have seen. Even after connecting to the VPN server, I didn't really find any differences in speed. I was able to watch streaming videos with 0 buffering or skipping and pages loaded instantly. The connection was also stable throughout my testing.
The client that you download and use for connecting to the VPN servers looks very refined. Country selection is a very smooth process. I particularly like that the application detects your location and gives you the choice of connecting to the servers that are geographically closest to you.
Hide My Ass! Pro seems to take security rather seriously. There are two features that show this. For example, the IP change scheduler tells the application to get a new IP at regular intervals. You can set the interval to anything you want. The secure IP bind prevents applications from connecting to the Internet via an unsecure connection. Apps that you add to the list will only be allowed to reach out to the Internet after a VPN connection has been established.
The pricing scheme is interesting. It isn't the cheapest monthly service out there. But when you contract a VPN server, you usually pay 6 or 7 dollars for a single country or IP address. For $11.52, you are getting access to over 50 servers, and a multi-platform tool that does the job for you.
All in all, I recommend this application, both because it works great and because it isn't expensive at all.