Viscosity
Viscosity 1.4.8
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Graphical user interface for OpenVPN.   Shareware ($9.00)
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Viscosity is an OpenVPN client for Mac, providing a rich Cocoa user interface for creating, editing, and controlling VPN connections. Viscosity provides a complete OpenVPN solution for OS X 10.5 Leopard, and does not require any additional downloads or software.

With Viscosity and OpenVPN you can securely connect to your home or company network from a remote location, protect your network traffic when using public or wireless networks, access websites with country restrictions, and tunnel through restrictive firewalls and proxy servers to give your computer full Internet
What's New
Version 1.4.8:
  • Resolves issue where HTTP Proxy credentials may fail to save to Keychain
  • Adds option for automatic HTTP Proxy authentication
  • OpenSSL updated to version 1.0.1g (resolves "Heartbleed" bug)
  • Various bug fixes and enhancements
Requirements
Intel/PPC, OS X 10.5 or later



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Viscosity User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 1.x:
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burypromote

+7

sysnetarea reviewed on 15 Apr 2014
I was looking for an alternative instead of OpenVPN because of some issues. I found a slim and very fast alternative for using "Private Internet Access".
[Version 1.4.8]


burypromote

+7

sysnetarea reviewed on 15 Apr 2014
I was looking for an alternative instead of OpenVPN because of some issues. I found a slim and very fast alternative for using "Private Internet Access".
[Version 1.4.8]


burypromote

+126
Mcr commented on 10 Apr 2014
Open Question to anyone:
I subscribe to Private Internet Access, a hosted server service with VPN access. (BTW, highly recommended, servers are rock solid, have maintained unbroken connections for DAYS at a time).

PIA provides users with their own Win and Mac clients, and I don't have any issues with them, they work as advertised. Is there any advantage to using Viscosity versus the clients provided by PIA?
[Version 1.4.8]


burypromote

+19
Falstaffa commented on 20 Dec 2013
@MacUpdate: The link you've posted for downloading Viscosity 1.4.7, which is dated Dec. 18, 2013, is a dead one. Please correct at your earliest convenience. Thanks.
[Version 1.4.7]


burypromote
+1

+28

PRjohnson reviewed on 05 Nov 2013
Nothing else comes close to the sheer perfection of Viscosity's one-click OpenVPN connections. Beautiful Mac-like interface with much attention to detail during setup, then immediately gets out of your way via simple on/off menu bar icon.
[Version 1.4.6]


burypromote
+1

+96

iTruth reviewed on 27 Sep 2013
There is simply no better way to enjoy OpenVPN on a Mac.
[Version 1.4.5]

1 Reply

burypromote

+28
PRjohnson replied on 05 Nov 2013
I'll definitely second that. Nothing else comes close.
burypromote
+1

-21

Barry5p reviewed on 05 Jul 2013
This is a great app for openVPN. It is reliable and easy to use.
I love it.
[Version 1.4.4]


burypromote

+9

Paulsrandall reviewed on 04 Jul 2013
I do not how this gets rated so highly. I have to re-enter all of my registration information every time I reboot my computer. That is hardly perfect, even though everything is done quite well.
[Version 1.4.4]

1 Reply

burypromote

+9
Paulsrandall replied on 22 Jul 2013
Hi SparkLabs - I found that it was not Viscosity, but have not yet determined what is causing this problem for Viscosity and a half dozen other applications. What I do with Viscosity and the other half dozen also Menu Extras is to force quit them in Activity Monitor and immediately relaunch them. All of these work and show as registered when I do this. I'd like to find the application or Menu Extra causing this, then to offender will be gone from my system. Thanks for the reply. Again, Viscosity is great because something else is causing issues. I'll find it eventually.
burypromote
+1

+28

PRjohnson reviewed on 09 Jan 2013
Amazingly Mac-like and simple to use. Been using Viscosity for years and is my trusted VPN app to use for my OpenVPN and other secure connections. Manages several profiles at once while maintaining a clearly laid-out set of master preferences for the app. Configuring your VPN connections is as simple as opening a VPN configuration file typically provided by any of the half-dozen leading VPN providers out there. Developers were smart to make Viscosity as powerful as any networking expert would want while at the same time providing an uncomplicated configuration interface that clearly marks the most commonly-used options and their functionality in places that are to find—and then get out of your way. Viscosity is great for any level of skill. If you are looking for nothing more than an ON/OFF VPN switch, look no further. And, as others have also mentioned, you absolutely cannot beat the $9 price tag for such a wonderful app.
[Version 1.4.2]


burypromote
+3

+4

Unit-22 reviewed on 07 Jul 2012
I’ve tried quite a few VPN clients over time, this is simply the best one and most Mac-like. It runs constantly on my machine for almost a year now, never crashed or lost the connectivity unexpectedly.

If you seriously gonna need a VPN client more than once or twice a year, Viscosity is well worth the $9.
[Version 1.3.5]


burypromote

+147
xati-ba had trouble on 21 Feb 2011
Can someone tell me if this is better than Tor?
[Version 1.2.3]


burypromote

+604
Fishscale had trouble on 26 Sep 2009
Everybody's tun tap working with 10.6? I get it to "stick" for 1 minute max... It says connected to tun0 but after a couple minutes it no longer works... well it says' it does "connected" but no net stat shows no input or output, websites can't connect etc... Would love if anyone has a clue how I can fix this or if you have ran into the same problem. I don't think it is with viscosity but 10.6?.?.? Thanks.
[Version 1.0.6]

1 Reply

burypromote
+4

+4
Jbekkema (developer) replied on 27 Sep 2009
Hi doobiexx,

There are no known issues with Viscosity/OpenVPN on Snow Leopard as of version 1.0.6 - it sounds like you may have a routing issue on your hands. I'd suggest jumping over to the Viscosity forum and posting a copy of your Log (available from Viscosity's Details window - click the 3rd button) and your routing table (Applicatons->Utilities->Network Utility->Netstat tab->Netstat) and we can try and track down what is happening.

The forum is located at:
http://www.viscosityvpn.com/forum/

Cheers,
James

-1

ErvinsS rated on 21 Feb 2014

[Version 1.4.7]



+7

sysnetarea rated on 13 Feb 2014

[Version 1.4.7]



-1

ErvinsS rated on 11 Oct 2013

[Version 1.4.5]



+4

Dubois_Cl rated on 17 May 2013

[Version 1.4.3]



+6

jackout rated on 16 Feb 2013

[Version 1.4.3]



+3

Teg Bains rated on 23 Jan 2013

[Version 1.4.3]



slpr rated on 29 Nov 2011

[Version 1.3.5]



+10

NanoG6 rated on 21 Nov 2011

[Version 1.3.4]



Cubix rated on 08 Nov 2011

[Version 1.3.4]



+267

Gryphonent rated on 07 Sep 2011

[Version 1.3.4]


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Date:09 Apr 2014
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Viscosity is an OpenVPN client for Mac, providing a rich Cocoa user interface for creating, editing, and controlling VPN connections. Viscosity provides a complete OpenVPN solution for OS X 10.5 Leopard, and does not require any additional downloads or software.

With Viscosity and OpenVPN you can securely connect to your home or company network from a remote location, protect your network traffic when using public or wireless networks, access websites with country restrictions, and tunnel through restrictive firewalls and proxy servers to give your computer full Internet access.

Viscosity can connect to any VPN server running OpenVPN, including most popular free and commercial VPN providers. Viscosity allows connections to be completely configured through a GUI, without any need to know how to use the command-line or OpenVPN's configuration-file syntax. Advanced users still have full manual control over configuration options if desired.

Features include:
  • Cocoa GUI
  • Connection and traffic statistics
  • Multiple simultaneous connections
  • Robust DNS Support
  • Keychain integration
  • System proxy integration
  • Deployment features designed for enterprise
  • Easy connection importing
  • Growl integration
Viscosity is available for Windows XP, Vista, and 7 as well! Please visit the website for details.


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