TunnelBear

Secure your data and hide your IP address behind a bear.

3.8/5
About

TunnelBear is a simple, private, and free tool to surf the web securely and anonymously.

6 Reviews
Ben Munson
Nathaniel Blackburn
Mark Rabo
 +5 reviews
  • Ben Munson
    Ben MunsonDesign Director at Stop, Breath & Think
    Pros: 

    Easy to Use

    Cons: 

    Americans may want to avoid VPNs made in Russia

    VPNs are not as secure as we think. Be careful using passwords and other identifiable information through companies that may not have the same security interests as you do.

    Ben Munson has used this product for one year.
  • Pros: 

    Great interface

    Cons: 

    Expensive monthly

    A great VPN that takes it's security seriously but the monthly pricing is overly expensive with no justification other than to make the yearly plan look better.

    Nathaniel Blackburn has used this product for one week.
  • Collin Donahue-Oponski
    Collin Donahue-OponskiData-Scientist-in-training.
    Pros: 

    Fun UI

    Cons: 

    Blocks some iPhone apps from the internet (Nest app)

    I want my VPN connection to be seamless and transparent — connect automatically, stay connected, and get out of the way. With TunnelBear, despite the fun bear-themed UI, I spent way too much time fumbling with connection issues across Mac and iPhone, and several apps on iPhone (including Nest) couldn't connect when TunnelBear was enabled. Confusingly, some features of the app worked normally, and others (streaming) didn't work at all. I was told by the support team that this was likely due to a port incompatibility issue, and... that's pretty much where the support ended. I asked for a refund after a few months — I had paid a year in advance, which they didn't pro-rate, but kept the monthly billing rate and refunded the rest — and I switched to a competitor.

    Collin Donahue-Oponski has used this product for one month.
  • Mukesh Jethani
    Mukesh JethaniWeb App Developer at Devstrong.com
    Pros: 

    quick and easy set up. very intuitive UI

    Cons: 

    initial connection takes some time.

    very useful app for VPN service

    Mukesh Jethani has used this product for one year.
  • Thomas Lavernhe
    Thomas LavernheCo-Founder @ Ad World Masters
    Pros: 

    User friendly interface

    500mb Free monthly

    Cons: 

    Pro account subscription costly

    Making VPN connection a child's play

    Thomas Lavernhe has used this product for one year.
  • Harris Sid
    Harris SidDigital Marketing Growth Hacker
    Pros: 

    Really easy to use, works flawlessly on all devices I tested it on

    Cons: 

    Owned by McAfee, which puts a huge dent in security reliability.

    Great product if you're looking to bypass filters or want to casually mask your browsing from Wifi networks. Don't use it for serious security though.

    Harris Sid has used this product for one year.