Tunnelblick free download for Mac


13 September 2019

GUI for OpenVPN.


Tunnelblick is a free, open source graphic user interface for OpenVPN on OS X. It provides easy control of OpenVPN client and/or server connections. It comes as a ready-to-use application with all necessary binaries and drivers (including OpenVPN, easy-rsa, and tun/tap drivers). No additional installation is necessary -- just add your configuration and encryption information.

Support is provided by the Tunnelblick Discussion Group.

What's new in Tunnelblick

Version 3.8.1:
  • Includes OpenSSL 1.0.2t and 1.1.1d. See OpenSSL Security Advisory 10 September 2019.
  • Includes updated translations.
  • Fixes misspelling of founder Anglelo Laub's name in the credits (!).

36 Tunnelblick Reviews

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03 April 2011

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This is good software and a generally solid choice. Viscosity is a cut above, however, and worth it for me. More reliable connects, holds the connection where tunnelblick disconnects, and is easier to use for those not tech savvy.
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Version 3.1.7
10 July 2019
Very ver nice app. Love it. Thank you very much. Works very well and never crashes. Also works with older VPN configs I got. Using it for quite a while now I'm not having any problems at all. I really like the screen stickies that appear when you hover over the icon and show the connection stats and allow to connect/disconnect. Easy to configure.
Version 3.7.9a
24 May 2018
The latest version includes some improvements but it's not compatible with the old profiles that are used by some VPN providers.
Version 3.7.5a
08 December 2017
Yes, for some reason connection speeds are notably slow with it. What could be cause?
Version 3.7.4a
1 answer(s)
26 February 2018
Are you referring to data throughput or slow to connect initially? For me, Tunnelblick takes about 9 to 10 seconds to establish a connection. I thought it was due to my service provider's servers but the OpenVPN client on my iPhone connects to the same servers in a second or two. Is it worth checking out Viscosity?
17 October 2017
I like the app but sometimes the speed is slow.
Like (2)
Version 3.7.2
13 July 2017
works very well, as well as Visc. The interface isn't as sexy as Visc. Do you care?
Mavericks w/MBA 2013 and PIA
Version 3.7.1b
16 June 2015
Tunnelblick works great on my Mac to connect to my VPN server at my office. Is there any way to use Tunnelblick(or similar app) with the latest iPad?
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Version 3.6beta06
31 March 2015
I tried Tunnelblick for a couple of weeks but I kept having issues with my VPN provider. I switched to Viscosity and everything has been peaches ever since.
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Version 3.5beta10
1 answer(s)
13 June 2015
Yep .... Viscosity is so much better. Tunnelblick kept crashing or wouldn't stay connected. Viscosity has had none of these issues.
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20 March 2015
Use TB for years now. Incompatibilities in some versions often were solved very fast. Many thanks to the developers.
Version 3.5beta08
16 October 2014
Always disconnects and does not reconnect. Very annoying.
Version 3.4
1 answer(s)
30 December 2014
If you mean that after quitting Tunnelblick, that your primary (normal) connection is disconnected and does not work: Then within the Tunnelblick application, chose VPN details, click once on the name of your configuration file, go to the lower right corner of the window and click on advanced, tick the box for "Reset the primary interface after disconnectiing"
29 December 2013
I see in the description "easy-rsa". I feel my privacy is well protected knowing that an company who has sold its soul for $10 million by putting in back doors in their encryption algorithms, is part of this software.
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Version 3.4beta18
2 answer(s)
17 January 2014
That's a bit harsh all things considered. The code is open for you to inspect and modify to your liking. You could just not use it due to the fact they used software made by RSA, which up until this little hiccup had a long tenure of integrity and quality. You might have a chipper clip if it weren't for RSA's efforts back in the day so look it from that perspective if it helps, doubtfully. Just saying, good software offered for free and well maintained deserves praise and only praise. Offer the mac community something better and you earn yourself the right to throw mud and even then keep the slinging to a hobby not a habit.
Like (5)
17 June 2014
Appledogx: You do not understand what "easy-rsa" is. Just because the letters "rsa" are in its name does not mean it is written by the RSA company that you are unhappy about. It wasn't. "easy-rsa" was written by the same people who wrote OpenVPN, and is a part of the OpenVPN project. See https://community.openvpn.net/openvpn/wiki/CodeRepositories. The program is named "easy-rsa" because it is an "easy" way to create a simple public key infrastructure ("PKI"). "easy-rsa" uses OpenSSL, so you can create the PKI based on any encryption included in OpenSSL. RSA encryption methods can be used, but I believe that other methods may be used, too -- whatever OpenSSL supports. RSA encryption methods are used by _all_ browsers, so you might just as well complain about Safari, Firefox, Chrome, Opera, etc. And websites: you might just as well complain about every website in the world. For more info about "easy-rsa", see http://openvpn.net/index.php/open-source/documentation/miscellaneous/77-rsa-key-management.html. At the time of this reply, that page had not been updated to indicate that its source code is now separate from the OpenVPN core source code, but it is a good introduction to "easy-rsa". For a "how-to" use it, see http://openvpn.net/index.php/open-source/documentation/howto.html#pki.
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App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Mac OS X 10.7.5 or later
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