TunnelBear

TunnelBear

Free
Browse the web anonymously and block website trackers
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TunnelBear is a utility that helps you browse the web anonymously and prevent unauthorized users from accessing your private data. The program might come in handy if you want to immediately access a website that's currently unavailable in your country.

In order to use the service, you first need a TunnelBear account. You can create a new one directly from the program's interface. You get 500MB data traffic per month without paying a buck. If you want to have more data traffic, check the subscription plans on the homepage of the developer.

All you need to do is to select the preferred server location and enable the connection. The utility will display the remaining traffic info on the bottom of the screen.

Another advantage is that TunnelBear also blocks website trackers, like ads, script or analytics. So, with its help, you can prevent other people from accessing information about what you do while you browse the web.

The one issue I encountered while testing the program occurred after installing it on my Mac and launching it. As soon as I opened the utility, I was immediately disconnected from the Internet. I was able to fix the issue by running a troubleshooting test. I'm still unsure why this happened as I didn't find any answers regarding the matter on the homepage of the developer or other specialized VPN-related websites. Still, this isn't a problem that can't be fixed and there's no way of telling if it was my Mac's fault or not.

Even though I ran into a small issue while testing this program, I still think TunnelBear is one of the best VPN tools for Mac. It provides you with many advantages, is very simple to handle, and lets you choose between affordable subscription plans.

Ashley Griggs
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Review summary

Pros

  • Lets you choose between multiple server locations
  • Uses a very small amount of CPU resources
  • Provides 500MB traffic per month for free
  • Provides you with instructions
  • Displays remaining traffic info

Cons

  • Can disconnect you from the Internet at first launch
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