I think they serve an essential function and are both easy to use and easy to access. And the best part is, there are a LOT of VPNs out there.
So recently I tried a VPN that I, honestly, didn’t know too much about:
At first, I thought I was dealing with a really unknown VPN…
Until I realized that a LOT of people have taken a look at it:
But there’s one VPN that is popular—as in it’s on the bigger side—but isn’t AS popular as some of the biggest names.
This VPN is one I was skeptical of at first, because of my own biases. But after testing it, I’ve discovered this is one of the BEST VPNs around.
If you’re even just a little interested in VPNs, and you’ve done a quick Google, there’s one name you DEFINITELY encountered.
NordVPN is HUGE in the VPN world.
It’s not exaggeration to say that NordVPN is one the most popular and acclaimed VPNs of all time.
It’s got over 8 million customers, PLUS it’s been well received:
CLEARLY, NordVPN is doing something right.
To say Hotspot Shield is popular, or well-known, is an…understatement, to say the least.
Their website says this:
Which is INSANE.
I’ll admit to being a little skeptical. That number sounds a little too high—does it include multiple installs by the same account, accounts made by the same people, etc?
(I’ve actually got some comments on that number, but you’ll have to keep reading!)
If you haven’t heard of it before, that makes sense. If you have, that makes sense, too:
This is because Windscribe is one of the more popular VPNs, but it also isn’t THAT well-known.
I mean, it’s been downloaded over a MILLION times on the Google Play store, and its Chrome extension has nearly a MILLION users—to say nothing of the times it’s been downloaded on Apple products, or PCs or even Linux desktops.
It’s a known fact that VPNs keep you safe. VPNs are available across multiple platforms, few of these include Mac.
There are several reasons you might have chosen a Mac device. Mac provides a unique user interface, good look and feel, hardware and so on. Multiple reasons, why users find it appealing.
However, what about its security? While you have antivirus and other security software, a VPN can provide ultimate security.
A point to note here is that not all VPN solutions offer support for Mac. So, in case you are a Mac user, you need to choose the solution after making a thorough review.
An intense one, as a matter of fact.
Let’s cut to the chase: IPVanish and NordVPN are two of the most famous VPNs. NordVPN in particular is widely acclaimed and may be one of the best-received VPNs out now.
But IPVanish is no slouch either—millions love it.
As a matter of fact, I had heard about IPVanish before I really even cared about VPNs—so at least to me, it’s one of the big names.
But is it recognized for its quality? Or is it just recognized?
I’ve always been a little put off by the name: what’s the “tor” in TorGuard for?
Because people often confuse VPNs and TOR, I figured it was a sneaky attempt at dragging in less aware customers.
It turns out that the “Tor” does mean something else—but more on that later.