A new VPN lands in the crowded universe of this type of application, this time from MacPaw: the famous Mac developers offer a comprehensive VPN software that is suitable for most platforms, including smartphones. ClearVPN, name of the app, promises to be private, secure, complete and very versatile.
VPN applications are becoming increasingly popular as they offer (or are supposed to offer) everything from increased security and privacy to the option of bypassing the geographical requirements of some services. And MacPaw, creators of the famous Clean my Mac, have decided to develop their own VPN application to serve any user who connects to the Internet. Their app, called ClearVPN, is already available on Android and also on iPhone.
ClearVPN: unblocking services, privacy and IP change
The new MacPaw application aims to complete its security services. And, instead of restricting use to macOS, the company has launched its VPN as a multi-platform app, whether computers or smartphones. This facilitates access to the tool while extends the range of choice for those looking for a VPNWhat is required is a private app, with manual selection of locations and prepared to overcome geographical restrictions? ClearVPN may be an option.
The app has gone live today with the usual services in its class: ClearVPN promises maximum privacy, allows you to block ads, adds a layer of security to your Internet connectionThe Netflix Catalog, enables access to Netflix catalogs in other countries and many more options.
Apart from focusing on the two main blocks of a VPN (geographic unblocking and privacy), ClearVPN has shortcuts that offer very concrete actions. For example, it is possible to unlock the U.S. Netflix or HBO Max catalog, prevent malware or tracking while browsing, secure chat rooms, and other specific controls. When activated, the application will set specific settings so as not to hinder the generic use of the phone while removing the desired limitation.
As is mandatory for applications of its kind, ClearVPN opens a tunneled connection through which all the information we send over the Internet will pass, with the risk of privacy. Under our first tests, we have noticed that the transfers were losing a remarkable speedperhaps because of the opening and because of possible saturation. Even so, the overall performance is at a very good level.
ClearVPN is a paid application that offers free access on a limited basis: this is restricted to a few shortcuts and locations. As for the cost of the ‘premium’ access, ClearVPN offers a monthly subscription of 12.99 euros per month and 94.99 euros per year. As a promotion, you can get one month free using the code ‘CLEARVPNGO’. To redeem it, you need to register on the website and enter it into your account from your browser.