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Bowstring Alternatives

Bowstring is described as 'Connect multiple PCs and share network resources over the web with Bowstring. Connect simply and securely. Share directories and files, host LAN parties, and more' and is a VPN service in the security & privacy category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Bowstring for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Android and iPhone. The best alternative is ZeroTier, which is free. Other great apps like Bowstring are SoftEther VPN, LogMeIn Hamachi, GameTracker and Freelan.

Bowstring alternatives are mainly VPN Services but may also be Virtual LAN Software or VPN Clients. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Bowstring.
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  • FreemiumProprietary
  • Windows

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  1. ZeroTier creates virtual ethernet networks that work everywhere. Use it as a VPN alternative, for gaming, or to create a virtual office LAN that travels with you.

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  2. SoftEther VPN ("SoftEther" means "Software Ethernet") is one of the world's most powerful and easy-to-use multi-protocol VPN software. It runs on Windows, Linux, Mac, FreeBSD and Solaris.

    ⚫︎ OpenVPNSoftEther VPN supports OpenVPN, one of the most secure and reliable VPN protocols.
    ⚫︎ AES-256 EncryptionSoftEther VPN has AES-256 Encryption, i.e. very strong security.
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  3. LogMeIn Hamachi is a hosted VPN service that securely connects devices and networks, extending LAN-like network connectivity to mobile users, distributed teams and business applications. You can easily create secure virtual networks on demand, across public and private networks.

    ⚫︎ Integrated Password ManagerLogMeIn Hamachi lets you access all the passwords you’ve saved across your different devices.
    ⚫︎ AES-256 EncryptionLogMeIn Hamachi has AES-256 Encryption, i.e. very strong security.
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    GameTracker

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online

    GameTracker is your one-stop social network for gamers with game server stats, website plugins, and game server banners.

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    Freelan

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    A free, open-source, multi-platform, highly-configurable and peer-to-peer VPN software, designed to easily connect remote hosts and mainly focused on security and performance.

    ⚫︎ Command line interfaceFreelan either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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    No update in >2 years.Download links no longer work.

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  6. Radmin VPN allows you to securely connect computers, located behind firewalls.

    ⚫︎ No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Radmin VPN without registration.
    ⚫︎ Built-in VPNRadmin VPN has a built-in VPN feature that enhances your privacy and allows you to browse the web from anywhere.
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    GameRanger

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows

    GameRanger is a free download for Mac and PC that lets you play over 600 games and demos online with friends and opponents worldwide. GameRanger offers features like profiles, friends lists, instant messaging, in-game voice communication, and competitive ladders/rankings/ratings.

    ⚫︎ MultiplayerGameRanger offers a game mode for more than one player.
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    Garena

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone

    Garena is a free downloadable software provided by Ocean Global Holding. Garena, short for Global Arena, is a multifunction platform that allows gamers to chat, challenge opponents, and play their favorite games online with millions of gamers world-wide.

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    Tinc VPN

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • iPad

    tinc is a Virtual Private Network (VPN) daemon that uses tunnelling and encryption to create a secure private network between hosts on the Internet.

    ⚫︎ OpenVPNTinc VPN supports OpenVPN, one of the most secure and reliable VPN protocols.
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  10. IPOP (IP-over-P2P)

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    IPOP (IP-over-P2P) is an open-source user-centric software virtual network allowing end users to define and create their own virtual private networks (VPNs).

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