Welcome to today’s article where we’ll be talking about the top 5 best VPNs for Mac users. Like and leave a comment below letting us know what you thought of our roundup.
You may be wondering why are we focusing on only Mac users today. Aren’t VPNs all the same? In other words, wouldn’t the “best VPN” still be the best no matter what kind of desktop someone is using? Not necessarily. It’s estimated that one in every 5 desktops in the world is currently running on macOS. This is a pretty significant ratio and as such, developers are certainly not ignoring Mac users. Like any services offered through, the quality of VPNs for Mac computers can vary. What may be a great service for a Windows-based computer might be awful when applied to a Mac. As a result, we’ve worked to bring you the best VPN services specifically for Mac users where you can be confident your security and anonymity on the web are maintained.
With all that said, let’s dive into the best VPNs we’ve found for Mac users. In case you’re wondering how we determine whether or not a VPN is “good” or even top-5-worthy, here are the key criteria we like to evaluate and rate when considering a VPN service. Security- the VPNs you’ll find on this list have excellent encryption, a reliable killswitch, and no data leaks. Privacy – VPNs will excel in this category if they have a no-logging policy where anonymity is paramount. Performance – not all VPNs will be the fastest but they should be fast enough to allow for streaming and peer-to-peer downloading. Entertainment – some of the major hurdles with VPN services are geo-blocking. Being able to circumvent geographical blocks is a huge plus when it comes to unlocking streaming platforms like Netflix. Ease of use and customer support – this is pretty self-explanatory. Can this VPN be easily used? Can you get help with your VPN service when you need it? Price – this will vary depending on the VPN service you ultimately decide to go with, but one thing that will remain constant with our top-5-list is that no matter the price, you’ll definitely be getting the biggest value for your dollar. Free trials are of course an added bonus if available. With these key criteria in mind, let’s dive in with a number
1: NordVPN. Given all of the VPNs out there on the market today, we’ve found that NordVPN is the most secure and private VPN available for individuals using Mac computers. It offers excellent encryption, two different kill switches, no data leaking, and an enormous network touting itself as being one of the largest in the world. That’sover 5,700 servers in 60 countries! All of these features and services can be purchased for only $3.49 a month and you can even pay with various types of cryptocurrencies. That’s less expensive than a cup of coffee!
Our only criticism of NordVPN is that they do not offer a router app. This drawback is easily compensated for though given everything else NordVPN offers.
Number 2: SurfShark.SurfShark holds its own title as being the most budget-friendly option among the best Mac VPNs for Mac users at $1.99 per month. It’s important to note that, usually, low-cost or even free doesn’t mean better. In this case, though, SurfShark puts our concerns aside with its military-grade encryption, reliable kill switch, no data logging and the “okay to use”cryptocurrencies.
Despite only having a little over 1,000 servers, their fast speeds, torrenting, ability to unblock Netflix US make it a top contender for one of the best VPNs out there. Our only qualm with SurfShark is their lacking in self-help customer support.
Number 3: ExpressVPN. ExpressVPN is incredibly powerful VPN service, if not the most powerful VPN service available today. It offers excellent encryption, a fail-safe kill switch, no data leaking, incredibly fast speeds, and a proven no-logging policy. There is one catch, though, and that is its pricing. ExpressVPN is a relatively expensive VPN option for Mac users, with plans starting a little over $8.00 per month.
There is also no free trial with ExpressVPN, although, if needed, they do offer a no-questions-asked 30-day money-back guarantee.
Number 4 on the list is CyberGhost. CyberGhost is probably the most popular VPN service that we think makes the cut for our top 5 best VPN services for Mac users. These two qualities combined allow this VPN to be priced starting at an affordable $2.75 per month. It offers an even longer 45-day money-back guarantee with no questions asked along with a 24-hour free trial.
You can’t really beat that when it comes to wanting to try something out first to see if you like it. The only downfall is that there are a few privacy concerns that users can’t alter. In other words, there is only one flavor of CyberGhost VPN and there are no alternative versions that would allow for users to select different protocols. Provided you don’t mind this, this VPNservice’s encryption, kill switch, speed, and streaming capabilities certainly earns itself the title as being one of the best options on the market today.
Number 5 on the list: Hotspot Shield. Similar to the other services we’ve covered so far, Hotspot Shield provides a similar powerful offering with military-grade encryption, a reliable kill switch, no data leaks, and a giant network with servers in over 80 countries. This allows Hotspot Shield to operate at really impressive and hard-to-match speeds. With that said, its pricing starts at $7.99 per month when you purchase a yearly plan which is quite expensive compared to CyberGhost. However, this price comes down to $2.99 a month when you subscribe to their 3-year plan package. Needless to say, there is no router setup, so there is that to also consider. I
t’s admittedly not ideal but it’s still certainly doable and a notable contender considering its encryption is one of the hardest hacks, if even possible. And that does it for our list today! This was our roundup of the top 5 VPN services format users.
What did you think of our list? Did you agree with what we talked about? If you’ve tried any of the VPN services mentioned in this video, comment below and let us know what your experience was like! Would you recommend them to others? Why or why not? Thanks so much again for reading and we’ll see you in the next one!