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HotspotShield VPN Unlimited Privacy Security Proxy

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By AnchorFree Inc.

World's most popular VPN with over 500 million downloads. Try it for FREE!
The #1 security app on iOS.

* Unblock any websites; unblock Facebook, unblock YouTube or others such as Netflix and Hulu where they are blocked
* Get unrestricted access to VOIP services and messaging apps such as Skype anywhere
* Secure your WiFi connection with HTTPS encryption
* Prevent hackers from stealing your private information
* Browse the web privately & anonymously
* Compatible with Mac OSX 10.9 or later

5 stars- "Control your Privacy and Security - I've now tried them all (VPNs) as I travel 200k miles each year. This is the only VPN that works consistently, especially in MENA and APAC. This is the only one with REAL support. This is the only one with malware protection. This is the only one with data compression, (saving me big money on data roaming). If you want privacy, security (& Pandora when you are outside the US), and data savings, then look no further. JMHO" – Cster

5 stars- "Love it!!! - Thank you, creators of Hotspot Shield!!!! Now I can access US content abroad!!!!! Love it!!!!!" - Xuxubee

Features:

* Protect yourself while using Wi-Fi hotspots (VPN encrypts all internet traffic); protect your identity, your IP address and stop unwanted tracking. Share and communicate privately.
* Gives you access to your favorite sites: Unblock any blocked content and services - get Facebook, Skype, BBC, YouTube, Twitter, Flickr, Netflix, Hulu, Pandora, Viber, VOIP and other services wherever you are: at work, school or while traveling
* Take full control: you can choose country IP to connect, change data compression levels, and if you want to start the VPN automatically or not.

Hotspot Shield Elite is available in two subscription options:
* Hotspot Shield Elite Service - Monthly - $4.99 / mo
* Hotspot Shield Elite Service - Yearly - $29.99 / yr

* Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase. The subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during active subscription period. You can manage your subscription settings within the Account Settings after purchase. If you have any questions about the auto-renewing subscriptions, please email us at support@anchorfree.com. More info is also available here: http://support.apple.com/kb/ht4098


Hotspot Shield VPN is free to download and available for: iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac OS X.

Follow us on…
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hotspotshield
Twitter: @HotspotShield
Also check out our desktop version: http://www.hotspotshield.com

Thank you for all the support!

Release Notes

6/22/2017 | Version : 1.5.1 | Size : 6.1 MB
Bug fixes

5/23/2017 | Version : 1.5.0 | Size : 6.1 MB
New look and feel.
Service improvements.
Bug fixes.

3/30/2017 | Version : 1.4.7 | Size : 6.9 MB
Bug fixes
Improved Connection

Rankings

Overall :
#4 : Top Grossing Mac Applications
#33 : Top Free Mac Applications

Categories :
#1 : Top Grossing Mac Applications [Productivity]
#8 : Top Free Mac Applications [Productivity]

Screenshots Mac OSX :

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Category

Productivity , Utilities


Supported Devices : Mac OS

Comments and Ratings for HotspotShield VPN Unlimited Privacy Security Proxy

New updates don’t allow Netflix, Amazon or Sling to Work abroad (1.5.1)
6/20/2017 1:05:46 PM 3/5 By John smith number 4
The app worked great for the last year until the most recent update. Now living abroad I can’t watch any of the varius movie/TV streamers that I have become acustomed to. It get’s 3 stars due to past performance, this recent update would be ZERO stars.

Great service for the value... (1.5.1)
6/20/2017 1:25:43 AM 5/5 By Pooya.k
I tried many many VPN services over the years, because I am living in a county that imposes some limitations and restrictions over the internet; and one of the few VPN services that worked perfectly with high speed and very low disconnection rate was this app. Highly recommended!

Great application (1.5.1)
6/19/2017 8:10:42 AM 5/5 By biru32
This app works as intended and expected. Nothing is perfect and yes it is slow at times, but 98% (and that number isn’t based on anything, except my perception) of the time it works just fine. And it’s better than the garbage VPN built into Avira.

Unusable overseas (1.5.1)
6/19/2017 3:27:37 AM 1/5 By NY Greg
I work overseas, so I need a VPN for security and access to websites. This service simply doesn’t cut it. It takes too long to connect, then drops very quickly. My advice: look elsewhere.

An OK application- connection very slow at times. (1.5.1)
6/18/2017 11:08:26 AM 3/5 By Slow Connections.
I have the Elite Version and the only downside of this application is that it is very slow at times. I have a 200Mbps downstream connection and with this app my speed rolls back to dial up days. Very frustrating. I mostly used this app for sensitive communication such banking, e-mail, etc.. I am in the US -West Coast and their only US server is on the East Coast.

Useful tool (1.5.1)
6/16/2017 7:41:26 PM 4/5 By Goaigakgslyz
Honestly, you could do WAY worse for a VPN, and the paid version is worth the $ by a long shot.

Has a few bugs but works great. (1.5.1)
6/16/2017 10:44:29 AM 4/5 By Cross621
The app fails at time, randomly and take a few tries to get it reconnected. Even on autostart some times it will not connect without manual input. But when it works it works great.

Simply Doesn’t Work For Me (1.5.0)
6/15/2017 10:55:12 AM 2/5 By gms238
I wanted to like this product, but have found that it doesn’t connect for me, is very sporadic in it’s function and seems to lock out some other programs I depend on I’m afraid I’ll have to delete it, at least until they get it working better. Too bad as I paid for the lifetime subscription.

love it (1.5.0)
6/14/2017 3:09:02 PM 5/5 By Whwhittles
Very easy to use and set up

its good but there are issues (1.5.0)
6/14/2017 2:41:36 PM 3/5 By bigfish114
it works fairly well, although there are times that i have to reboot every so often so that it can get things started

I like it … (1.5.0)
6/14/2017 10:53:44 AM 4/5 By fjc_67
I have to close the app periodically … at times it really slows down activity in my browswer. Otherwise it works fine - pretty happy. Minor point - forcing a review is a drag. Every time I open the app, I have to click “review later” in order to turn it on. I paid money to use the app - and don’t think my user experience should force me to give a review. I get it for free apps … it’s irritating.

IT DOESNT CONNECT AT ALL (1.5.0)
6/14/2017 1:43:43 AM 1/5 By Mohammad abuzaidan
app doesnt connect at all even with supportteam help and when i told them that they just said ( im really sorry , just go and re-install app again ) nothing else right after i paid for elite membership

It works as promised, well mostly…I still don’t like it, but I’d buy it again (1.5.0)
6/13/2017 4:52:17 AM 2/5 By Evan Smith
It works as promised, well mostly…and I would buy it again, but ugh the continual requests to rate your app must stop! My biggest complaint is that it never EVER stops asking you to rate the apps and I have it on 3 devices, so let’s do the math shall we? That's once for mobile, once for tablet, and once for computer. For a total of 3 times multiplited infinitely all of the time. Just about everytime I turn it on it prompts me to rate it. Please take note that this is not a deal-breaker, just a major annoyance. Take the hint Anchor, if I don’t want to rate your product don’t force me to write a review, it can’t end well.

Affordable, Easy to use (1.5.0)
6/12/2017 6:59:34 PM 5/5 By Elbert Basa
At this day in age after Americans lost privacy rights online to BIG tech & communication companies like ATT, Verizon, Time— This gives us our rights back— THANK YOU And no I am not a pirator - I paid for HOTSPOT, paid for Spotify, Paid for Youtube and YES, I cut the cable. Wish they had an LG TV app

Triple charged me and won’t refund the charges (1.5.0)
6/12/2017 3:53:18 PM 1/5 By Alyaly123446
Bought a 1-year groupon subscription for up to 5 devices (used on 2). HotSpot Shield still charged me twice a month for their app for almost 8 months. They will not refund because they say Apple handles charges. Apple won’t help (aside from last couple months) because they say HotSpot handles Groupons. It is completely unacceptable. Awful customer support!!! After a month of emailing (they have no phone numbers), my concerns remained unaddressed.

Buggy and Conflict-Ridden (1.5.0)
6/12/2017 6:12:52 AM 2/5 By BJNavarro
At first, I was a big fan of Hotspot Shield’s Elite subscription — so much so that I would sing its praises to anyone who would listen, and anyone who I knew needed extra security for their computing needs. That was several months ago. I installed the service on my Mac Mini, my MacBook Air, my iPhone 5s, and an Android phone. Everything seemed to work swimmingly for a while, and it was great seeing what offerings certain geo-restricted services offered in other countries. But my MacBook Air suddenly stopped connecting, repeatedly interrupting my connection, and the slow tech support (sometimes taking a week to respond) was of little help, repeatedly offering fixes that didn’t resolve the issue: The Hotspot Shield VPN kept trying to connect, and kept getting booted off. Finally and weeks of back-and-forth contact with tech support, they suggested a few changes and told me to turn off my anti-virus protection — even though it had worked perfectly on my MacBook Air before with it turned on, and still worked with my Mac Mini and iPhone. Lo, and behold! It worked, but it seems to be a terrible situation to have to choose between using a VPN and using anti-virus software. I’m disappointed but remain somewhat hopeful that a fix might yet be found. For now, I’m choosing to run my anti-virus software instead of Hotspot Shield in most instances.

Great speed (1.5.0)
6/10/2017 8:52:31 PM 5/5 By F-35-Lightning-II
Great speed and privacy

Not free at all!!! change the app description (1.5.0)
6/9/2017 12:52:04 PM 1/5 By Johnnysaw
After a few hours of use of the trial, I was informed that I have used all of my alloted data and needed to purchase. Very lame!

Hotspot Shield (Elite membership) - Stopped working 24 hours ago (1.5.0)
6/9/2017 5:12:14 AM 1/5 By SadiSedi
I have been trying continuously to switch on the VPN - to my dismay, It just does not budge. I am an elite member, like so many other people here - could someone please look into this problem immediately. ( I use my VPN for Skype calls (for work).) Looking forward to hear from you - Kindest regards.

Don't buy it. It will. not work (1.5.0)
6/8/2017 9:59:46 PM 1/5 By Adnan Alharbi
I have been using hotspot for several years now. about 6 months when they divert to use the app, it never worked. I keep spending my money in useless app. I want my money back

So far so good... (1.5.0)
6/7/2017 12:06:32 PM 5/5 By RyGuy on the Fly
So far I have not this app tell me that I have any security issues as of yet, but the app is overall very simple to use and user-friendly.

VPN doesn’t work like most think (1.5.0)
6/6/2017 6:13:03 PM 2/5 By NavyArmyVet
I just found out today that COMCAST Internet can and does track downloads even with your VPN active. They can tell what you download and they do count it toward your 6 strikes. This seems to be counter productive to why most people use a VPN to begin with. My question is, if they can monitor your internet activity even through a VPN, what other information are they getting off our computers without our even knowing? I realize also that this is a FREE VPN so I’m assuming that if you pay even a little for a VPN it probably works somewhat better. I will start looking for a better free vpn that this one.

Full of glitches (1.5.0)
6/6/2017 8:32:46 AM 2/5 By Texrealt
I am dissappointed. Hotspot Shield constantly asks me to download a profile, downloading avprofile requires entering my password twice, is time consuming and the app won’t go away until it is done…often at inconvenient times.. It interferes with other apps and must be turned off to access manhy pages, to type. You can only select a country, not a specific city within countries. Unattended, it turns itself off. I would not buy again and would not recommend this app.

hi (1.5.0)
6/5/2017 7:31:22 PM 5/5 By g1khalid
its so co0o0o0o0ol i love it

2017 update tried fix something that was not broken, and broke it (1.5.0)
6/5/2017 10:59:57 AM 1/5 By Esopp
Latest update on Mac/OS X product an nightmare - cannot sign in at all and am an Elite member. Changed passwords, reinstalled app, tried everything could imagine. If you have not upgraded yet don’t!!! Previous version worked perfectly. Disappointing. Disappointing. Disappointing. Online support average as it takes them at least a day to reply (but still have not successfully addressed the issue)

Just partly useless before, totally useless after “upgrade" (1.5.0)
6/4/2017 12:52:56 PM 1/5 By EMS Tunes
I’m a lifetime Elite member. Have never been very pleased with this app, however; spotty e-mail & web connectivity, frequently poor speed, etc. Now cannot restore my Elite purchase at all, after installing current version. Getting “cannot connect to server: error 403 forbidden” notification. Have tried deleting & re-installing app, profile, etc.; no joy. I DO NOT recommend this app!!!

Great App! And excellent support! (1.5.0)
6/3/2017 1:02:45 PM 5/5 By Not a Cheap Bas_____!
I’ve had a few issues with this app after some updates.E-mailed tech support and was assisted almost right away. When it comes to security and safety for my info, Hotspot Shield provides a great product at a fair price..And I don’t have to waste my time watching videos for a free app that does less.

Works as expected (1.5.0)
6/2/2017 11:14:43 AM 5/5 By Pradak3r
Connects every time, and speeds are fantastic! I have an Elite subscription that I got in the Streaming Humble Bundle awhile back, and it works perfectly well. The only thing I would like to see changed is to have it not annoy me so often with reminders to give the app a rating on the App Store, and for those reminders to not get in the way of seeing my download/upload speeds. Other than that, it’s a great app that works well in my experience.

Very Poor App. (1.5.0)
6/2/2017 9:14:43 AM 2/5 By Longshotatnoon
Old version was great. Nothing but problems with new OS app. Can’t send MacMail, Can’t access modem configuration, Can’t download updates to Virus software, and last but not lease had to turn off Hotspot to write this review. I am considering asking for refund and finding an alternative. In addition I have not had timely or very helpful response from Customer Support. Update as of April 10th. I updated the rating to 4 stars based on the 1.4.7 version with Bug fixes and “Improved Connectivity”. The Bug fix took of my mail issues which we the bigest problem. There are still issues (for me anyway) with stability (still frequently dissconnects and reconnects) and downloading sofware updates with VPN on results in errors or very slow speeds. I have now given up on the Technical Support for this App. They are unable to solve my stability problems. Also at this point I am getting no response to my requests for updates on status. If I can get a response I will be asking for a Refund.

Don’t like the New Design (1.5.0)
6/1/2017 9:51:15 PM 4/5 By Technoforce
I have used Hostpot Shield as my VPN because of its speed and privacy for several months. After getting the new update, I felt like there were unneccessary animations when connecting which made the interface a little confusing. In addition, the connect icon became larger and placed lower which makes it slower to go and click on it. However, the connection speed does feel faster.


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