NetShade is a VPN application and service for the Mac. It couples a simple, polished UI with a strong VPN backend and a robust network of servers located throughout the world.
We're thrilled to finally be able to bring NetShade to the Mac App Store! Thanks to Apple's newly released VPN programming APIs, NetShade is now able to create VPN connections on your Mac within the security-enhanced environment of an App Store application.
A VPN (Virtual Private Network) provides security for your Internet connection. It accomplishes this in two ways. One, by sending all your traffic through a relay server, which has the effect of changing your IP address as seen by the sites you visit. And two, by encrypting the data channel between your computer and the VPN server, which prevents eavesdroppers from observing your activity.
NetShade has servers in the US, Canada, England, Germany, The Netherlands, France, Czech Republic and Italy. These servers are available without bandwidth limits to all NetShade subscribers.
- OS X 10.11 El Capitan
- 11 servers in 8 countries
- No bandwidth caps or overage charges
- 10 day free trial
- Flat-rate subscription, no auto-renew
- Modern, secure IKEv2 backend using certificate authentication
- Full MOBIKE support keeps your connections alive even if you switch networks
- No IPv6 leakage
- Mac and iOS only
- Been around for over 10 years
- Updated UI
- Fixed an error message on launch in Sierra
Ratings and Reviews
works as described, and backed by awesome support
I don’t rely on NetShade on a daily basis, but whenever I’ve needed it — coffee shops, hotels, my parents’ Comcast WAN… — it’s done the job. A worthwhile investment.
Download direct from Raymer
The Apple iTunes version is different from the Raymer Software version downloadable on Raymer’s website. Your license gives you access to both versions and both can be installed simultaneously. Then use the version you like. I prefer the Raymer direct download. The differences between the two versions is detailed on Raymer’s website.
destroys firewall-Unsecure DNS structure
This VPN like most on Apple website is more dangerous than having nothing at all. This does not use a secure DNS structure and punches many random holes in your firewall leaving many ports open, not closed much less stealthed. Less than worthless, dangerous.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.