TunnelBear for Mac

TunnelBear for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
1.0
out of 1 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.4.2
  • Total Downloads:
    4,688
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 02, 2014
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    23.68MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    53
  • Platform:
    Mac
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

+

TunnelBear for Mac enables you to access the Internet privately through a virtual private network even if you don't know much about setting up networks. The app connects quickly, can monitor data coming over the network, and comes with an accessible yet unique interface, making it one of the better apps of its kind currently available.

To start using TunnelBear for Mac you need to register an account that provides 500MB of free data, monthly. Setting up an account takes less than a minute and you'll be able to log in soon after. The first thing that we noticed about this app is the rather unique minimalistic interface with two buttons that look like the controls of a classic TV. One button lets you choose between the U.S. and U.K. VPN servers, and the other one lets you switch the service On and Off. It's that easy. Data coming across the network is constantly monitored in the main app window, where you'll also find information about the status of the connection and the remaining monthly data available. When we established connections via both servers and ran our speed tests, the overall results were satisfactory. We got around 80 percent of our regular bandwidth, but this is to be expected when using any VPN server.

TunnelBear for Mac performs well and is easy to set up and use. To fully enjoy it, however, you will likely have to upgrade your free account to a paid one that offers unlimited data for one computer plus two mobile devices. It's a small price worth paying, though.

 
read more +

Publisher's Description

+
 
read more +
User Reviews
+

Results 1–1 of 1

1 stars

"Free doesn't work"

May 06, 2013  |  By DrewRevue

 |  Version: TunnelBear 1.0.18

Pros

A promising alternative to Hotspot Shield... maybe.

Cons

If the free version doesn't connect, how can I be expected to trust the pay versions? I downloaded, I installed, and registered. ....... And then waited.... And waited....... and never got a connection. So, it's useless.

Summary

Take a risk on the pay version if you want. I won't. Not if the free doesn't even hook up.

Reply to this review Read reply (1)

Was this review helpful? (0) (1)

Results 1–1 of 1

Add Your Review

Login or create an account to post a review.

You are logged in as . Please submit your review for TunnelBear
Add Your Review

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

Update your review

Since you've already submitted a review for this product, this submission will be added as an update to your original review.
Submit

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

 
see all reviews +

Full Specifications

+
What's new in version 2.4.2
  • Fixed a number of connection issues
  • Fixed custom DNS settings not being restored after TunnelBear disconnects
  • Increased connection reliability on very slow / lossy networks
  • Other bug fixes and tiny improvements
General
Publisher TunnelBear
Publisher web site http://www.tunnelbear.com
Release Date May 06, 2014
Date Added July 02, 2014
Version 2.4.2
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Encryption Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.8, Mac OS X 10.7, Mac OS X 10.6, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.9
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 23.68MB
File Name TunnelBear-2.4.2.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 4,688
Downloads Last Week 53
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations 500MBs of free data each and every month. You can also take advantage of the twitter and Facebook promotions for an additional 1GB of data each.
Price Free

Previous Versions:

Add to my list Report a problem
 
read more +

More Products to Consider

Close[x]

Submit a problem report for TunnelBear

Please describe the problem you have with this software. This information will be sent to our editors for review.

Problem:

The Download.com Installer isn't working as expected

The download link does not work

The software has a newer version

The product contains malicious software

Other

Description:

Please select a feedback type.

Please enter a description.

Submit Problem Report

Close[x]

Problem Report submitted

Thank you for submitting a problem report! The Download team is committed to providing you with accurate software information.

OK