Free VPN for macOS is here! Proton VPN is now available for all macOS users.

Posted on May 30th, 2018 by in Proton News.


With our VPN for Mac application, it is now extremely simple to switch countries, create custom profiles, connect to the Tor network, and route your traffic through our Secure Core servers. Not to mention all the essential perks of Proton VPN, like hiding your IP address, defending against cyber attacks, and unblocking censored content.

Download the Proton VPN macOS app,

If you already have a Proton VPN or Proton Mail account, you will be able to log in and begin using the app.

Get Proton VPN for free on macOS. New users can create an account here.

We are particularly excited about our macOS app because so many members of our community have requested it. Our mission is to make cyber security and privacy easy and accessible, and this launch marks a major milestone. Given that more and more people are now using Mac devices, the demand for macOS security tools is no surprise. In recent months, we have worked closely with over ten thousand beta testers from the Proton VPN community to fix bugs and develop an app that is easy to use and also looks great.

The initial feedback has been very positive and we’re excited to finally share with the rest of you our free MacOS VPN application.

Building a trustworthy free VPN service

As part of our mission to make online privacy accessible to everyone, Proton VPN comes with a free version that anyone can use. Unlike other VPNs which claim to be “free”, Proton VPN is actually free. There are no bandwidth limits, no ads, no logs, and unlike other “free” VPNs, we do not secretly sell your browsing data. If you would like to get access to advanced features and to support the project, you can upgrade to the paid version.

We built Proton VPN to fill major shortcomings among the popular VPNs, some of which secretly contain malware or do not adequately protect users. Proton VPN was developed by the same team of scientists who met at CERN and MIT and created Proton Mail, the world’s largest encrypted email service. Today, Proton Mail and Proton VPN are used by millions of journalists, activists, businesses, and ordinary citizens around the world. With the launch of Proton VPN for macOS, we’re bringing online security to even more people.

VPN for Mac features

Our new macOS app provides a highly secure (yet easy-to-use) alternative to OpenVPN applications like Tunnelblick. If you have used our apps for Android or Windows, you will recognize many of the features in our macOS VPN client.

  • Easy to use. Upon launching the macOS VPN app, users can instantly connect to the fastest server with our Quick Connect feature.
  • Modern IKEv2 protocol for higher performance. Enjoy a faster and more stable connection. IKEv2 offers much higher performance than OpenVPN, making Proton VPN one of the fastest macOS VPNs (speeds can exceed 300 Mbps under the right conditions).
  • Easily connect to any country with a single click. Choose from a list of available servers from around the world, or connect with a single click on the map.
  • Choose from Secure Core servers, Tor servers, and P2P servers. The macOS app makes it easy for users with paid plans to take advantage of all our additional security, privacy, and file sharing features.
  • Create and save custom connection profiles. When you find a server you like, you can easily create a custom profile for that connection.
  • VPN Kill Switch. With the Kill Switch security feature enabled, Proton VPN will cut your Internet connection if your connection to the VPN drops, preventing data from leaking when the VPN is not connected.

The macOS VPN app has already been through multiple rounds of testing, but we are constantly improving Proton VPN and we welcome your feedback.  If you have any suggestions or need support, you can reach out to us here.

Thank you again for your support, which is essential for keeping Proton VPN freely accessible. Your support also allows us to develop new products and features, like our upcoming iOS app! We look forward to continuing to protect your online privacy.

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Best Regards,
The Proton VPN Team

Proton was founded by scientists who met at CERN and had the idea that an internet where privacy is the default is essential to preserving freedom. Our team of developers, engineers, and designers from all over the world is working to provide you with secure ways to be in control of your online data.

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