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NordVPN for Mac

Military-grade protection online.

$3.99
In English
Version 8.21.0
3.3
Based on 25 user rates

NordVPN overview

NordVPN gives you military-grade protection online, and you can access all your favorite sites without restriction. We never log your activity when using our servers, which are operated under the jurisdiction of Panama, where there are no mandatory data retention laws. So you can always trust your privacy to us.

Features:
  • Double data encryption
  • Super-fast servers everywhere
  • Lightning speed
  • Strict no-logs policy + Tor over VPN
  • Automatic kill switch
  • DNS leak resolver
  • Awesome security extras
  • Multiple device support
  • Friendly, helpful service
  • P2P welcome Here
  • Bitcoin accepted

What’s new in version 8.21.0

  • A few fixes here and there to ensure your VPN app works as expected. Update the app now to make sure you don’t miss a thing.

NordVPN for Mac

$3.99
In English
Version 8.21.0
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NordVPN qualities

Value
2.0
Ease of use
1.0
Features
3.0
Reliability
3.0
Customer support
1.0

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3.3

(29 Reviews of NordVPN)

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darkwing52
darkwing52
Apr 20 2023
8.2.1
5.0
Apr 20 2023
5.0
Version: 8.2.1
I have used NordVPN for a 2-3 years now, maybe more. I use it on my Mac mini, iPhone, and iPad. It performs very similarly on all. If I run SpeedTest there is somewhat of a degradation compared to unprotected, but that is expected. I have gigabit fiber home internet, and typically, without using NordVPN, get in about 500Mbps downstream and 400Mbps upstream. This varies a lot though. With NordVPN I get around 350/225 for down/up. This is expected and acceptable. I have used it extensively in the USA, and occasionally, just to try it, I will use servers in other countries. I don't stream movies, and an not a gamer. On some recent travel to New Zealand and briefly in Australia, it worked fine using servers there. I was usually not on Wi-Fi. I didn't run Speedtest, but my experience was not noticeably different from not being on VPN. There seem to be some organizations that can tell you are on a VPN, for example, Amazon. This is a problem that Nord folks cannot seem to solve. It isn't a big problem for me, although it is inconvenient to have to pause my VPN. If it becomes widespread that some places won't work when connecting via NordVPN, or perhaps any VPN, it will be a big problem. The entire point of VPN is protection and anonymity.
honestone33
honestone33
Dec 9 2022
7.12.2
0.0
Dec 9 2022
0.0
Version: 7.12.2
I am FINALLY going to get off my b**t and get a VPN. But I am torn between NordVPN and Surfshark. As of now (still good holiday deals around), here is the current pricing: Surfshark: https://surfshark.com/deals?coupon=surfsharkdeal&transaction_id=10226543e2382f3fa54f7ed559df42&offer_id=115&affiliate_id=1351&source=macworldcouk&aff_sub=1-1-231047-6-663878-0&utm_source=Affiliates&utm_medium=1351&utm_campaign=affiliate&recurring_goal_id=104 NordVPN: https://nordvpn.com/pricing/bundle-nordvpn/ (One consideration: NordVPN actually "purchased" Surfshark, although they are still acting independently). On the surface, Surfshark looks to be the cheapest with an attractive rate of $2.05 a month is for 24 months, then the rate increases to $5 a month. While NordVPN is $4.69 a month (middle "tier plan), it has 3 free months, versus only 2 for Surfshark. Did not see any other Surfshark subscription deals. Here are some comparison articles: https://cybernews.com/best-vpn/nordvpn-vs-surfshark/ https://restoreprivacy.com/vpn/comparison/nordvpn-vs-surfshark/ I'm leaning towards NordVPN, although an individual I know uses Surfshark. I am not a gamer, which seems to be where Surfshark has an advantage. Also, I don't need an unlimited number of devices to install it on. 4 is fine for me. So, any recommendations?
Dougster
Dougster
Oct 8 2021
6.8.1
0.0
Oct 8 2021
0.0
Version: 6.8.1
With its new fancy look, somebody at Nord neglected to notice that when a country has a long name, United Kingdom in this instance, because the country's name is long, we can no longer see the server numbers (not enough space in the app window). Also, in the Recents list, the sever number can't be viewed, Well done, Nord! Give yourselves a pat on the back. Unbelievable.
tronbrat
tronbrat
May 31 2021
6.4.2
4.0
May 31 2021
4.0
Version: 6.4.2
The interface is not that user-friendly. But in general, I am satisfied with the program and how it protects my computer
joeselbetther
joeselbetther
Apr 2 2021
6.1.3
0.0
Apr 2 2021
0.0
Version: 6.1.3
I always thought a VPN was for security purposes, which I never really took into serious consideration. It all changed when I wanted to stream some movies that were not accessible in my countries. I tried with free providers but it was not working, I found it very suspicious. I took a more serious overlook which led me to NordVPN. Tbh, the service works great, speeds are as good as prices so you can count me into the happy customers!
darkwing52
darkwing52
Apr 20 2023
8.2.1
5.0
Apr 20 2023
5.0
Version: 8.2.1
danielgaditek
danielgaditek
Dec 12 2022
7.12.2
1.0
Dec 12 2022
1.0
Version: 7.12.2
info-2932
info-2932
Apr 7 2022
7.5.0
5.0
Apr 7 2022
5.0
Version: 7.5.0
HarperHunt
HarperHunt
May 31 2021
6.4.2
3.0
May 31 2021
3.0
Version: 6.4.2
tronbrat
tronbrat
May 31 2021
6.4.2
4.0
May 31 2021
4.0
Version: 6.4.2
charlieis80
charlieis80
Feb 19 2021
5.0
Feb 19 2021
5.0
Version: null
Geography Is Destiny
Geography Is Destiny
Jun 11 2020
4.0
Jun 11 2020
4.0
Version: null
GymW
GymW
Feb 9 2020
1.0
Feb 9 2020
1.0
Version: null
Mrball
Mrball
Dec 26 2019
1.0
Dec 26 2019
1.0
Version: null
iMacWare
iMacWare
Dec 20 2019
5.0
Dec 20 2019
5.0
Version: null
Awado
Awado
Dec 12 2019
1.0
Dec 12 2019
1.0
Version: null
ruderealization
ruderealization
Nov 12 2019
3.0
Nov 12 2019
3.0
Version: null
Tomvogel77
Tomvogel77
Jun 7 2019
2.0
Jun 7 2019
2.0
Version: null
higherterrain-com
higherterrain-com
Feb 25 2019
2.5
Feb 25 2019
2.5
Version: null
skylinewarrior
skylinewarrior
Jun 7 2018
5.0
Jun 7 2018
5.0
Version: null
wicksjozef
wicksjozef
Jun 6 2018
4.0
Jun 6 2018
4.0
Version: null
tredarius8
tredarius8
May 31 2018
5.0
May 31 2018
5.0
Version: null
RC62
RC62
May 30 2018
1.0
May 30 2018
1.0
Version: null
mysticmaroon62
mysticmaroon62
May 18 2018
5.0
May 18 2018
5.0
Version: null
Tomq
Tomq
May 17 2018
2.0
May 17 2018
2.0
Version: null
anonymous-python-6261
anonymous-python-6261
Sep 12 2017
0.5
Sep 12 2017
0.5
Version: null
Rochade
Rochade
Feb 9 2017
5.0
Feb 9 2017
5.0
Version: null
bonnyseduc
bonnyseduc
Jan 11 2030
6.0.3
4.0
Jan 11 2030
4.0
Version: 6.0.3
felixonel92
felixonel92
Jan 11 2030
6.0.3
4.0
Jan 11 2030
4.0
Version: 6.0.3
confyword
confyword
Jan 11 2030
6.0.3
5.0
Jan 11 2030
5.0
Version: 6.0.3