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NetShade for Mac

Average User Rating:
3.5
out of 46 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.2
  • Total Downloads:
    26,346
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 11, 2012
  • Price:
    Free to try; $29.00 to buy
  • File Size:
    14.41MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    13
  • Platform:
    Mac
  • Product ranking:

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5 stars

"High Performance, Works Well."

January 18, 2013  |  By mreckhof

 |  Version: NetShade 5.2

Pros

VPN Support
Fast VPN and Proxy Nodes
Flexible Pricing Structure
Clear Privacy Statements

Cons

No VPN Support for iOS

Summary

In reading through some of the past posts, I can see a clear line between love it or hate it. I usually jump directly to the 'hate it' ones to see what issues I may have missed. A majority of them seem to support on either incompatibility or support.

Re: Support, I have contacted the support team twice. Once to ask a question about the iOS version and the second regarding graphics switching. The iOS question was answered within an hour. The graphics switching question answered within 45 seconds. Obviously, this is far better than I would expect from any company, but I say it only because it's a drastic difference than what I see in the other posts. So either things have improved drastically, or the other posts aren't entirely accurate.

As an enterprise level network security engineer, I can tell you that technologies like VPN and Proxy will act up. It doesn't matter if it's a $200,000 piece of hardware or a $29 piece of software. Not all applications will like every proxy server and VPN tunnels, due to additional encapsulation, can cause headaches with firewalls and large packets (hint: make sure you're allowing icmp type 3 code 4 messages in or turn off Path MTU discovery in your OS). When things do not work, most of the time, it does not tend to be the devices fault but something unique about the environment surrounding the device. If you're not ready to learn about the technology and how it works, then you might not be ready to dive into the world of trying to mask where you're coming from, what you're doing, or where you're doing it from. Essentially, what I'm saying is, this sort of software isn't really for the average joe.

Even though, the company has done an excellent job of making it work seamlessly for what I suspect is a good 95% of average joe's.

I'm looking forward to VPN support for iOS. That should round this solution out very nicely.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.2

- Now has VPN
- New system control tool
- Can now hide dock icon
- New status menu icons
- New dual-mode UI
- Minor UI tweaks and fixes
General
Publisher Rayner Software
Publisher web site http://www.raynersoftware.com
Release Date November 11, 2012
Date Added November 11, 2012
Version 5.2
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Privacy Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.6/10.7/10.8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 14.41MB
File Name NetShade.app.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 26,346
Downloads Last Week 13
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations Not available
Price $29

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