Editors' reviewIf a firewall is keeping your Internet communications cooped up, proxy software can help. In our tests, ProxyCap allowed us to connect to a mail server while behind a firewall with Port 110 closed. It can unblock other Internet applications too, such as browsers, P2P clients, FTP utilities, and instant messengers. Ease of use was a mixed bag. On the one hand, ProxyCap is a snap to configure. You don't need to dig into any settings in your e-mail or IM client. You can set several redirection rules for specific applications and IP addresses. On the other hand, you have to supply SOCKS proxies yourself. For $30, we thought the developers could at least have provided an automatically updated list of proxies. But if that's not a problem, ProxyCap is an effective way to set your Internet connection free.
ProxyCap enables you to tunnel Internet applications through HTTP, SOCKS v4, and v5 proxy servers. You can tell ProxyCap which applications will connect to the Internet through a proxy and under what circumstances. ProxyCap is done through a user-friendly interface, without the need to reconfigure any of your Internet clients. ProxyCap provides flexible rule system and allows you to define your own tunneling rules.
What's new in this version:
Version 5.25 improves support for P2P clients such as BitTorrent and Skype, makes routing rules even more flexible.