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NetShade for Mac

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Download NetShade 8.5.1

NetShade for Mac

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NetShade for Mac is an Internet security tool which conceals your IP address on the web. NetShade for macOS will route your web connection through either a public anonymous proxy server or the tool's own dedicated anonymous proxy. (The latter option is available only to registered users.) This has the effect of masking your IP address as you browse the web. Anonymous proxies are becoming very popular in this age of heightened security and privacy concerns, and the app provides a very effective and straightforward interface for this.

Your Internet, everywhere
With the app, you connect to the Internet through the server of your choice. Access content overseas, and protect your privacy online. NetShade runs 13 servers in 7 different countries.

Now with IPv6
IPv6 is the Internet of the future. The app gives you access to IPv6 right now, even if your Internet provider doesn't support it yet. The program is all you need to access the entire IPv6 Internet. Open up new routing possibilities, and unblock previously inaccessible content. Learn more about IPv6

A higher class of proxy & VPN service
"If you’ve had bad luck with slow, unreliable, fly-by-night VPN providers in the past, we’re glad you found us. Net Shade has been in operation for 13 years, and over that time we’ve built a reputation of trust and reliability with our customers. We take pride in the quality of our app, and the integrity and reliability of our services."

Note: 10 days trial version. Requires 64-bit processor.

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What's new in this version:

NetShade 8.5.1
- New certificate chain

NetShade 8.4
- M1 native

NetShade 8.3.1
- Added "Set up an iOS device…" to Tools menu
- More lenient about registration code input
- Added a preference for Default Server: nearest, or last used

NetShade 8.3
- Globe now has clickable pins for proxy servers
- Added buttons to Preferences->VPN for viewing or clearing PKI
- Right-clicking or long-pressing on the globe now sets your location
- Now properly removes defunct servers from the list

NetShade 8.2
- Built with macOS 10.15 Catalina SDK
- Improved communication between NetShade and Hop
- Added a preference to change NetShade's Proxy and SOCKS ports
- Added a preference to hide the dock icon
- Fixed a potential crash on macOS Catalina
- Fixed a potential crash related to log file cleanup

NetShade 8.1
- Added a preference in Startup: "Restore previous connection settings at app launch"
- Fixed a UI issue where the interface could say "Direct" when connected to a proxy

NetShade 8.0.1
- Change log not available for this version

NetShade 7.2.1
- Fixed an issue where the window would hide itself when you change view modes

NetShade 7.2
- Improved NetShade's handling of unexpectedly dropped VPN connections
- Made NetShade aware of Hop, so NetShade can stop the Hop server when it's running

NetShade 7.1
- Introduced NetShade DNS service
- Fixed an issue where shell scripts could hang in NetShade Preferences -> Events

NetShade 7.0.3
- Fixed a problem where Helper Tool installation could fail

NetShade 7.0.2
- Fixed a potential crasher related to accessing preferences when in Tiles view mode
- Fixed a potential crasher related to notifications from NetShade's helper tool

NetShade 7.0.1
- Fixed a problem where the VPN would hang on "Connecting"
- Removed excessive warnings about no VPN access
- Removed excessive warnings about bug in Safari
- App will no longer install an older version of helper tool over a newer version

NetShade 7.0
- Major update: Requires 10.10 or higher
- Dual-stack IPv4+IPv6 VPN and Proxy support added
- New design and UI for main window
- Main window is collapsible and arbitrarily resizable
- Updated globe view now uses more modern 3D code and uses less power on laptops
- New helper tool
- Helper tool now uses higher-security XPC calls for inter-process communication
- Rebuilt using Objective-C ARC and other modern compiler technologies
- Improved connection testing
- Better VPN logging

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