TunnelBear
TunnelBear
3.9.2

4.2

TunnelBear free download for Mac

TunnelBear

3.9.2
11 October 2019

Subscription-based private Internet browsing.

Overview

TunnelBear is a subscription-based virtual private network (VPN) service and companion app, enabling you to browse the internet privately and securely.

Features
  • Browse privately - Secure your data and hide your IP address behind a bear.
  • Experience the Internet as if you’re in another country - A TunnelBear can "tunnel" you around censorship and blocked sites to another country of your choosing.
  • Zap creepy trackers - Block the website trackers (ads, analytics, scripts, social buttons) that track everything you and your family do online.
  • A TunnelBear is really, really simple - On. Off. On. Off. You get the idea.
  • TunnelBear comes in three subscription tiers:
    • Little: 500 MB per month; free
    • Giant: unlimited; $9.99/month
    • Grizzly: unlimited; $49.99/year

See the pricing page for full details.

What's new in TunnelBear

Version 3.9.2:
  • The Bears have been working on their wind sprints to make connection times even faster! When they weren't in the gym, the Bears were upgrading the map for faster load and scroll speeds. Give the map a test drive and marvel at how smooth it feels.
  • While you're checking out the new map, you might notice that your Bear now connects to tunnels when you click the tunnel opening.
  • For some quick protein, we chomped a bug that miscalculated the amount of data left on some accounts and disconnected them by accident. Your Bear should know how much data you have at all times now.
  • Last but not least, we bid a fond farewell to IKEv2. It hasn't been playing nicely in the tunnels for some time now, and to make sure you have the most secure connection, we felt it was best to remove the protocol.
  • Fixed some pesky crashes

17 TunnelBear Reviews

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CDavid
31 July 2015

Most helpful

TunnelBear is probably the best VPN service among all I've ever used. It's not only simple and intuitive, it features a great design as well. Another good thing about the service is that basic features are free. You can decide whether you want to upgrade your account or not on your own. Pros: - Stable and fast, it takes no longer than 30 seconds to connect - Cross-platform, I use it on my iMac, Windows 8.1 laptop and iPhone - The bear is awesome Cons: - There could have been more countries in the free version Bottom Line: It's difficult to find a free app with a functionality of TunnelBear.
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Version 2.5.2
Rick6
21 March 2019
easy to use
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Version 3.8.5
timknight700
16 June 2018
what does "out of data" mean?
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Version 3.6.0
timknight700
14 June 2018
is it free as advertised?
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Version 3.6.0
To the developer of Tunnel Bear, I am asking for a refund of the year's subscription I purchased a week ago. I tested it under the free 500MB trial after 2 years using BTGuard. TB was perfectly stable then. I was impressed by the simplicity of the interface, appreciated the wit, and was pleased by the wide selection of servers in many countries. Once I had a paid subscription, TB first refused to download bit torrents until I discovered this could be overcome by activating the TCP override option. Then I started having infuriating problems with connection stability, disconnecting and reconnecting on average every five minutes and showing notices that it was having trouble creating secure tunnels. Un-clicking TCP override or changing other of the minimal options had no effect on this problem. If TB worked, it would be one of the best utilities of its kind, but as it is unusable (for me), I can only give it a half-star for effortless installation. If it doesn't work, it is more than useless, it is an annoyance and best and perilous at worst! A pity I now have to uninstall it and may lose the money I paid for the subscription!
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Version 3.5.5
@timi
03 April 2018
TunnelBear functionality and integration is amazing and flawless. They have a companion iOS app that will use your same account (no extra charges!) and VPN with your mobile device. The whole experience is smooth, and "it just works" just like Mac software always used to. Support? AMAZING! Super great people handle your email support, and are very helpful. If you need VPN, go for TunnelBear. The rest don't compare.
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Version 3.5.4
Aeschylus
15 April 2017
Does anybody know if I'd be able to use the paid version of TunnelBear in China?
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Version 3.0.13
4 answer(s)
Nontroppo
Nontroppo
02 December 2017
Sorry for such a late reply, probably useful to others — the answer is NO. I would love to have bears in my VPN and bought a subscription to test it, but Tunnelbear is effectively blocked in China. The best VPN I found was 12VPN, from Hong Kong with excellent support for using in China...
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Aeschylus
Aeschylus
18 January 2018
Thanks Nontroppo, it's in plenty of time before my NEXT trip!. China is crazy about blocking stuff. It makes it hard to keep up.
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HJRBR
HJRBR
31 March 2018
Well, I am even later. I read a while ago about "AlwaysHome Duo Private Public Travel VPN Alternative" which is being sold over Amazon. I did not try out, but it seems to be a good solution, hardware and software based. Perhaps not the cheapest.
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Aeschylus
Aeschylus
05 May 2018
I just.returned from China. ExpressVPN worked like a charm on my iPhone and PC laptop (Mac is a desktop at home). Slower WiFi limited my connections, but when the WiFi was good, even Youtube videos played fine. Of note: T-Mobile gives FREE 2G (very slow) connectivity in China, enough to get email and iMessage while away from WiFi - with NO censoring at all. Great value for those traveling behind the Great Firewall.
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Lazy S
25 November 2016
Awesome app with very funny interface, I fell in love with that bear from the first glance) TunnelBear is the best VPN app fro me! That's true
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Version 3.0.5
Vagator
25 September 2016
I have given two genuine email addresses on set up but sadly I haven't received a confirmation to either reply, so I'm unsure whether if it is protecting my machine.
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Version 3.0.1
marleybobby
27 April 2016
Easy to use and nice looking application. This bear is awesome. It really does what it is developed for. Many countries available on the list. User friendly interface. You even have the option of trial version with 500 or 700 mgb of encrypted traffic. Websites are loaded pretty fast.
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Version 2.5.9
higherterrain-com
11 March 2016
Need a new category: It's says free but with subscriptions.
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Version 2.5.9
Free

4.2

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.10.0 or later
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