TunnelBear Alternatives and Similar Software

As a virtual private network app that emphasizes ease of use and simplicity, TunnelBear can be found on Windows, macOS, as well as on the Google Play Store and Apple App Store. However, as a freemium and closed source option, it is understandable if you would prefer to go with an open source alternative to TunnelBear for your VPN needs.

The list of alternatives was last updated: 4/11/2019 5:17:00 PM

Alternatives to TunnelBear for all platforms with any license

  • Tor Browser

    The Tor software protects you by bouncing your communications around a distributed network of relays run by volunteers all around the world: it prevents somebody watching your Internet connection from learning what sites you visit, it prevents the sites you visit from learning your physical location, and it lets you access sites which are blocked. The Tor Browser lets you use Tor on Windows, Mac OS X, or Linux without needing to install any software.

    • Tor Browser is only browser a which works through the Tor network, but TunnelBear is full system-wide VPN. Guest • Dec 2017 • 3 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Open source versus closed source. Two totally different VPN approaches that cannot be compared. Guest • Jul 2017 • 5 agrees and 10 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android OpenBSD

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  • ProtonVPN

    ProtonVPN is a highly secure and encrypted virtual private network (VPN). It is brought to you by the team of scientists from CERN and MIT that developed ProtonMail - the world’s largest encrypted email provider with over 2 million users, including journalists, activists and dissidents. Our encrypted tools empower users in over 150 countries to reclaim their freedom of expression and online privacy.

    • Unlimited bandwidth,trust worthy,great value. Guest • Feb 2018 Disagree   Agree

    Freemium $ $ $ Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Android Tablet iPad

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  • Psiphon

    At Psiphon we are committed to an open and accessible Internet. Psiphon Open Source is a stand-alone version of Psiphon software available for free download to anyone. Run your own server, invite your friends, build a community, provide free and unfiltered Internet access to the world. Psiphon open source contains all the latest features of our commercial products and is available for you to run off your home or business computer.

    • Psiphon or Ultrasurf are proxies and won't work for my Steam client. You want a VPN for that. It's not really an alternative. You can use Psiphon for surfing the web. zimmerhans425Jul 2017 • 4 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Windows Android

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  • Private Internet Access

    PRIVATE INTERNET ACCESS provides state of the art, multi-layered security with advanced privacy protection using VPN tunneling. Please click on the Security Layers found in the right column to learn more about each individual layer. Our services have been designed from the ground up to be able to operate using built-in technology pre-existing in your computer or smartphone device.

    Commercial $ $ $ Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... iPad Tomato pfSense OpenVPN DD-WRT

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  • NordVPN

    With more than ten years of experience, NordVPN is a leading VPN provider. 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. -Double Data Encryption NordVPN's Double VPN technology encrypts data not once, but twice.

    Commercial $ $ $ Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Chrome OS Windows S Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad

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  • Windscribe

    Windscribe protects all of your computer activity like browsing, Skype, email and P2P from prying eyes. Its the simplest and most powerful VPN client you will ever use. Travelling abroad where Internet may be restricted? Use the "Stealth Mode" to by pass government firewalls and unlock the Internet just like at home.

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web Android ... iPhone Chrome Opera Firefox

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  • ZenMate

    ZenMate is an easy to use Browser plugin that provides a VPN solution - encrypting all your browser traffic and routing it through our ZenMate cloud to provide a secure and private browsing experience. Forget internet restrictions! We provide geo-switching options that will allow you to access blocked content wherever you are. What we provide: ZenMate is the number one browser Extension for Security and Privacy on the internet.

    • TunnelBear has a free option, ZenMate does not. Only a 7 day trial. Guest • Apr 2017 • 7 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It's a browser plugin and TunnelBear is an installable VPN. A browser plugin yields no security whatsoever. Guest • Jul 2017 • 5 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Completely useless in free form, does not hide IP addresses. Guest • May 2017 • 5 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Commercial Mac Windows Web Android iPhone ... Android Tablet iPad Vivaldi Browser Chrome Maxthon Yandex.Browser Opera Chromium Firefox

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  • Shadowsocks

    A secure socks5 proxy, designed to protect your Internet traffic. - Super Fast Bleeding edge techniques using Asynchronous I/O and Event-driven programming. - Flexible Encryption Secured with industry level encryption algorithm. Flexible to support custom algorithms. - Mobile Ready Optimized for mobile device and wireless network, without any keep-alive connections.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Android Tablet iPad

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  • Hotspot Shield

    Hotspot Shield is a software application developed by AnchorFree, Inc. that allows the user to connect to a virtual private network (VPN).

    • Bundleware The software displays ads and was bundled with browser hijackers in the past
    • free adware browser. quite annoying. Guest • Jul 2017 Disagree   Agree

    Freemium $ $ $ Mac Windows Web Android iPhone ... Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad Chrome Kindle Fire

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  • Betternet

    betternet is the easiest way to connect to the web without censor or restrictions. An unlimited FREE VPN with no ads, no registration, no b******t; we just protect your privacy and identity. That’s it! Access any Website in any Country Bypass internet restrictions and unblock all websites. Get access to censored websites by government, school or workplace. You can evade firewalls to watch youtube, unblock facebook or circumvent VOIP limitations.

    Freemium Windows Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad ... Vivaldi Browser Chrome Yandex.Browser Opera Chromium Firefox

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  • WireGuard

    WireGuard is an extremely simple yet fast and modern VPN that utilizes state-of-the-art cryptography. It aims to be faster, simpler, leaner, and more useful than IPSec, while avoiding the massive headache. It intends to be considerably more performant than OpenVPN. WireGuard is designed as a general purpose VPN for running on embedded interfaces and super computers alike, fit for many different circumstances.

    Free Open Source Mac Linux Android iPhone BSD

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  • anonymoX

    anonymoX is an initiative for anonymization in the internet. The aim is to restore the users right of anonymity in the web. Most websites monitor the behaviour of their users, giving the websites hosts the ability to analyze the general users behaviour and create detailed user profiles, which often times are sold to third parties. A thread for the freedom of speech of the internet manifests in the repression through federal or private organizations.

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Chrome Firefox

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  • Bitmask

    Bitmask is an open source application to provide easy and secure encrypted communication. You can choose among several different service providers or start your own. Currently, Bitmask supports encrypted internet (VPN) and encrypted email.

    Free Open Source Mac Linux Android Android Tablet

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  • Hola! Better Internet

    Hola lets you browse faster, access content blocked by your government, company or ISP and much more.

    • Warning Third party security researchers have released reports that claim Hola has numerous vulnerabilities in their client software, leaving users vulnerable to attack. In addition, these reports claim that Hola user's bandwidth was sold and that users are unknowingly part of a "botnet." For more information on the claims and findings refer to the posts here: http://adios-hola.org/ The response to these claims and the vulnerabilities from the Hola CEO can be read on their website here: https://hola.org/blog/the-recent-events-on-the-hola-network/
    • Real VPN's cost money to operate, someone is paying the bill. If you're not paying for it (Hola), you're not the customer you're the product. If the VPN is 100% Free then chances are there's a business model that involves your data. This might be fine for you - just make sure you're aware. zimmerhans425Jul 2017 • 3 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Android Chrome OS ... Chrome Firefox

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  • Steganos Online Shield VPN

    The internet as I want it: Safe. Private. Ad-free. Steganos Online Shield VPN will significantly improve your digital life. We, the security experts at Steganos, have developed VPN software that enables you to use the internet as it should be. We live online, are constantly connected to each other, and have limitless access to information. But nowadays, „online“ doesn't just mean freedom.

    Commercial Windows Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

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  • Browsec

    Browsec encrypts your traffic and routes it through our secure cloud network. No one will be able to identify, track you or sniff your traffic. - Visit Facebook and twitter from work, read whatever you want. - Privacy. Hide your real location from the sites you visit. - Netflix, Hulu, Spotify, Pandora, SoundCloud and so on — music and video services restricted to a few countries are now accessible to you too.

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux iPhone iPad ... Chrome Opera Firefox

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  • AirVPN

    AirVPN is a VPN based on OpenVPN and operated by activists and hacktivists in defence of net neutrality, privacy and against censorship. A VPN tunnel encrypts your connection to the Internet. This impenetrable tunnel prevents criminal organizations, your ISP or even your government to spy on your communications. Enjoy the real Internet without discriminations. Stay protected with the security offered by high level encryption (OpenVPN 2048 bit).

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  • ExpressVPN

    ExpressVPN is the worlds fastest VPN service. It is both safe and reliable to watch and stream movies abroad, or simply access your favourite sites. Features: * The full suite of ExpressVPN’s easy-to-use software for all your devices (Windows, Mac, iOS, Android) * Unlimited bandwidth * Unlimited server switches * Unlimited speed * 99.

    Commercial $ $ $ Mac Windows Linux Web Android ... iPhone Chrome OS Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad Kindle Fire

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  • sshuttle

    sshuttle: where transparent proxy meets VPN meets ssh sshuttle is the only program that solves the following common case: Your client machine (or router) is Linux, FreeBSD, or MacOS. You have access to a remote network via ssh. You don't necessarily have admin access on the remote network. The remote network has no VPN, or only stupid/complex VPN protocols (IPsec, PPTP, etc). Or maybe you are the admin and you just got frustrated with the awful state of VPN tools.

    Free Open Source Mac Linux

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  • Hide.me

    We hide your identity, your location and IP address - all behind multiple layers of encryption, with no logs, no data trail…and no proof! HIDE.me represents a new generation in privacy and VPN providers. We've learned from other providers' mistakes and failures. We only work with the best in cutting edge software and hardware technology. If the software we need doesn't exist, we write it. If the hardware doesn't exist, we build it.

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... iPad

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  • Cargo VPN

    With Cargo VPN you can: *Conceal your IP address, geographical location and online identity for maximum privacy. *Stay safe and anonymous while using public WiFi networks. An unsecured network will be immediately detected by the VPN app and it will encrypt your Internet traffic. *Avoid geographical blocks to browse through the global media without restrictions. *Keep the government surveillance and monitoring services unaware of your online communications and location.

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  • Hoxx VPN Proxy

    Hoxx VPN Proxy service to unblock blocked websites, hide your location and encrypt your connection. Completely free.Hoxx VPN Service can be used to bypass filtered or blocked websites such as NetFlix, Hulu, Spotify or sites that have been blocked by your government or for licensing reasons. You can also use Hoxx VPN to hide your tracks and/or protect your personal information at public Wi-Fi locations.

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web Firefox

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