What’s the Best VPN for Mac Users: Top 5 to Protect Your Mac

December 10, 2019 posted by


Welcome to today’s video 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, and if you’re new to the channel
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video. 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
though, 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 kill
switch, 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 is 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’s
over 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 an
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 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 VPN
service’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 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. It’s admittedly
not ideal but it’s still certainly doable and a notable contender
considering its encryption is one of the hardest hack, if even possible. And that
does it for our list today! This was our roundup of the top 5 VPN services for
Mac 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? Don’t forget to like this video and
subscribe to our channel if you’re new. Thanks so much again for watching and
we’ll see you in the next one!

3 Comments

3 Replies to “What’s the Best VPN for Mac Users: Top 5 to Protect Your Mac”

  1. lomer desberson says:

    my choice would be surfshark

  2. James Trello says:

    You've banned my comments, this is something that I really don't appreciate (it really won't stop me either). And it's just confirming what I already believe, you absolutely don't care for the truth. All you care about is the money gained via your affiliate links. (Also, if you were honest and actually had integrity, you'd discuss this by replying to me, rather than deleting my comments…)

  3. James Trello says:

    (Repost) Do you not care about the truth? Or are you really this ignorant?

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