What's New
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NetShade Version 7.0.3 : Oct 28, 2016
- Fixed a problem where Helper Tool installation could fail

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NetShade Version 7.0.2 : Oct 26, 2016
- Fixed a potential crasher related to accessing preferences when in Tiles view mode
- Fixed a potential crasher related to notifications from NetShade's helper tool

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NetShade Version 7.0.1 : May 25, 2016
- Fixed a problem where the VPN would hang on "Connecting"
- Removed excessive warnings about no VPN access
- Removed excessive warnings about bug in Safari
- App will no longer install an older version of helper tool over a newer version

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NetShade Version 7.0 : May 12, 2016
- Major update: Requires 10.10 or higher
- Dual-stack IPv4+IPv6 VPN and Proxy support added
- New design and UI for main window
- Main window is collapsible and arbitrarily resizable
- Updated globe view now uses more modern 3D code and uses less power on laptops
- New helper tool
- Helper tool now uses higher-security XPC calls for inter-process communication
- Rebuilt using Objective-C ARC and other modern compiler technologies
- Improved connection testing
- Better VPN logging

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NetShade Version 6.3.1 : August 26, 2015
- In version 6.3, slow DNS resolutions could cause NetShade to hang for a few seconds at app launch. This has been fixed in 6.3.1.

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NetShade Version 6.3 : July 9, 2015
- Fixed a security issue known as IPv6 leakage
- Updated the embedded OpenVPN version to 2.3.6
- Fixed a bug which would cause the app to hang indefinitely
- Minor bug fixes and cleanup

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NetShade Version 6.2.1 : May 28, 2015
- Fixed an issue in which VPN connections could fail to turn off

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NetShade Version 6.2 : May 26, 2015
- New asynchronous connection dispatch mechanism
- Server connections are now auto-retrying and more fault tolerant
- VPN connection status is more accurately represented in the app's user interface
- Fixed an issue when moving the NetShade window from a standard display to a high-resultion display
- Improved testing of DNS connectivity

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NetShade Version 6.1.5 : Apr 29, 2015
- Fixed a problem in which the app was mistakenly reporting trial codes as expired
- Minor UI fixes

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NetShade Version 6.1.4 : Jan 10, 2015
- KeyShade Always On mode is working properly again
- Fixed typos and spacing
- Fixed a graphical issue in Fancy view mode involving a transparent area at the north pole of the globe
- Fixed a console warning when starting in Plain View mode on Yosemite
- Added a warning about a bug in current versions of Safari on Yosemite
- Events: "VPN Connected" and "VPN Disconnected" now fire after the actual connection/disconnection takes place, rather than when the user selects the server.
- Auto-cycle can now be used with VPN servers as well as proxies
- Web and Net IP icons are now clickable in the console window for starting IP tests
- Fixed a date-format parsing issue which was causing users in some locales to request VPN certificates in the background when not necessary
- Auto-cycle no longer causes a server to be activated upon app launch
- New file utilities in Preferences -> Advanced

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NetShade Version 6.1.3 : December 27, 2014
- Fixed a potential crash on launch under OS X 10.9.5 and earlier

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NetShade Version 6.1.2 : December 22, 2014
- NetShade's menu bar icons now appear in white when using Yosemite's Dark Mode
- Some fixes in German and Italian localizations

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NetShade Version 6.1.1 : December 20, 2014
- Added multiple layers of fallback robustness to NetShade's initial load & helper setup phase
- Coded around a Yosemite bug rdar://problem/13514523 which was causing code signing corruption upon updating NetShade's helper tool

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NetShade Version 6.1 : December 19, 2014
- Fixed an issue on Yosemite in which NetShade could fail to launch if the helper tool became corrupted
- Added localizations for German, French and Italian languages
- Updated versions of embedded libraries
- Modernized internals in preparation for upcoming iOS release
- Fixed an issue in which the VPN would periodically fail to connect on older systems
- Fixed a bug in which VPN over TCP was not working on two servers (US4 and US6)

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NetShade Version 6.0.2 : August 28, 2014
- Fixed issues with KeyShade syncing
- Fixed a display issue in which buttons could be invisible on certain OS versions
- Made files localizable in preparation for upcoming multi-lingual release

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NetShade Version 6.0.1 : July 30, 2014
** NOTE: NetShade 6 is a $9 paid upgrade from NetShade 5. There is a 20-day free trial available from within the app. Version 5 can always be downloaded from the website.
- Fixed an issue where the Upgrade to NetShade 6 button had no effect
- Fixed some broken web links within the app

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NetShade Version 6.0 : July 30, 2014
** NOTE: NetShade 6 is a $9 paid upgrade from NetShade 5. There is a 20-day free trial available from within the app. Version 5 can always be downloaded from the website.
- Major version update
- Added KeyShade password manager
- Updated user interface
- Added a new Tiles view
- Added a customizable Events system
- Added AppleScript support
- VPN can now be set to use TCP instead of the default UDP
- Deep optimizations and streamlining. App is smaller in size despite many added features.
- Proxy and VPN can now be set via the dock.
- Client/server communications are more robust, to benefit users of slow and/or lossy internet connections.

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NetShade Version 5.4.8 : Apr 9, 2014
- Fixed an incompatibility issue with OS X 10.6

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NetShade Version 5.4.7 : Apr 9, 2014
- Fixed an incompatibility issue on systems set to use non-Gregorian calendar formats.
- Minor code modernizations.

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NetShade Version 5.4.6 : Mar 20, 2014
- Re-added a missing 32-bit architecture for one of NetShade'shelper tools.
- Fixed a problem in which the helper tool could erroneouslybe deleted from the system.

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NetShade Version 5.4.5 : Dec 20, 2013
- Properly restores Proxy connection state following a briefnetwork interruption, i.e. a sleep-wake reestablishment.

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NetShade Version 5.4.4 : Dec 12, 2013
- Fixed a code-signing issue in which some systems wouldcomplain of a damaged NetShade application.

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NetShade Version 5.4.3 : Dec 10, 2013
- Fixed a bug in which nothing would happen after selectinga proxy server. This bug affected a small subset of users.
- Removed extraneous console logging

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NetShade Version 5.4.2 : Sep 9, 2013
- Fixed an issue where expired VPN certificates could fail toproperly update
- Fixed some bugs with the Registration window
- Removed an obsolete VPN option: "Remove VPN Config"

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NetShade Version 5.4.1 : Aug 18, 2013
- Fixed a bug whereby the initial code entry window would notproperly dismiss after a code was entered
- Fixed a bug which could break communications betweenNetShade and its helper tool
- VPN: improved handling of sleep/wake
- Added a VPN Error Tolerance preference

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NetShade Version 5.4 : Aug 13, 2013
- New VPN backend based upon OpenVPN
- Enhanced VPN connection reliability
- Improved certificate-based VPN encryption
- New Connection Tester
- Bug fixes
- UI fixes
- Better Retina Display compatibility
- New helper tool

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NetShade Version 5.3.1 : Feb 28, 2013
- Fixed a crash on launch which affected older MacOS versions

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NetShade Version 5.3 : Feb 28, 2013
- New live IP view shows actual web & network IP addresses
- Now alerts the user if an IP address changes, i.e. anunexpected VPN disconnection
- Reduced CPU usage
- Improved framerate during globe animations
- Improved logging
- Switched default proxy port to 350 to circumvent an OS Xbug relating to port numbers > 999
- Stability fixes
- Minor UI tweaks and fixes

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NetShade Version 5.2 : November 11, 2012
- Now has VPN
- New system control tool
- Can now hide dock icon
- New status menu icons
- New dual-mode UI
- Minor UI tweaks and fixes

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NetShade Version 5.1.1 : July 22, 2012
- Now uses code signing in order to be Mountain Lion-friendly
- Improved registration UI
- Fixed UI glitches in which app UI would incorrectly bedisabled or enabled

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NetShade Version 5.1 : June 9, 2012
- Added an Event Log
- Fixed a bug in which previously selected proxies were notbeing restored when the preference was enabled
- Improved fault tolerance in server connections
- Added option to choose between proxy ports
- Minor UI bug fixes
- Now uses an Installer

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NetShade Version 5.0 : May 5, 2012
- Rewrite
- No more logins and passwords for the NetShade proxy servers
- Updated server backend
- New user interface
- Improved Proxy Manager
- Auto-Cycle proxies
- Customizable block list
- Save proxies to user proxies
- Batch proxy testing
- Audio feedback for proxy tests
- Space-saving collapsible windows

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NetShade Version 4.4 : July 19, 2011
- Added Czech proxy server
- NetShade proxies are now downloaded from the server, instead of being hard-coded
- Fixed a performance issue which could cause delays at applaunch
- Made the proxy login instructions window modal

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NetShade Version 4.3 : June 9, 2011
- Added "Classic" window mode. Uses less power on dual-GPUMacBooks.
- On first launch, ask dual-GPU MacBook users if they want toswitch to classic mode
- Fixed a linking issue which caused crashes for some PPCusers

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NetShade Version 4.2.2 : May 15, 2011
- Fixed an issue affecting a small group of users who wouldreceive "Code not found" messages
- Public proxies are now cached locally for redundancy in theevent that the server is inaccessible
- Able to use a backup registration server if the main one isinaccessible

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NetShade Version 4.2.1 : February 20, 2011
- [server] Fixed an issue in which the NetShade app couldn'tcontact the registration server
- Fixed an issue in which the Quit menu item could becomedisabled
- Fixed a UI hang on first entry of a registration code
- Fixed excessive CPU usage when displaying the NetShade Proxy login instructions

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NetShade Version 4.2 : January 9, 2011
- New Seattle NetShade proxy
- Fixed an issue where the globe or flags would sometimes bedrawn in white
- Improved OpenGL performance on the globe
- Clearer login instructions when the NetShade Proxy isselected

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NetShade Version 4.1 : November 28, 2010
- New UK-based NetShade proxy option
- Proxy manager now slides out from and remains attached tothe main window

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Version 4.0.1 : September 23, 2010
- NetShade is now compatible with FileVault
- NetShade now uses an installer, so the app no longer needsto ask for authentication on first launch
- Fixed an incorrect version number in the welcome screen

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Version 4.0 : September 7, 2010
- Major revision
- New simplified UI and preferences
- 64/32-bit Universal, Intel only
- 5-day free trial includes access to NetShade Proxy Server
- Greater than 4x speed boost in testing public proxies
- Advanced proxy filtering criteria
- Bulk import of user proxies
- Ability to mark proxies as flagged
- New registration system
- Registration info visible within app

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Version 3.3.5 : March 19, 2010
- Added instructions on how to use NetShade with Firefox
- Got rid of Safari Tools
- Added preference for NetShade Window behavior
- NetShade now remembers the size and position of the windowbetween application launches
- Added options to show and quit NetShade to the dock andstatus menus
- No longer auto-test proxies for countries that are disabledby the filters
- Can activate public and user proxies from within theProxy Manager
- Can copy and paste proxies from public into user proxies
- Added a preference to disable automatic proxy testing
- Enabled/disabled user proxies now persists between launches
- Fixed an error message which was logged to the console

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Version 3.3.4 : May 11, 2009
- Fixed late enabling of GL_LINE_SMOOTH causing lines to drawwithout antialiasing.
- Fixed some NIB springs.
- Made the window order in when the application becomes active.
- Turned off some logging.
- Updated verion and date in NIB.
- Add cmd-1,2,3 for connection modes.
- Added more pirate codes to the code blacklist.

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Version 3.3.3 : November 23, 2008
- Fixed a bug in which the NetShade Proxy would not activateitself at launch time, if it was selected when the app waslast run.
- Updated artwork and application icon.

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Version 3.3.2 : May 10, 2008
- Fixed a bug in which the registration code would be rejectedunless inputted via the "Enter Registration Code" menu item.

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Version 3.3.1 : April 23, 2008
- Fixed an annoying bug in which the "please register" nagwould keep showing up even after entering the registrationcode.

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Version 3.3 : March 4, 2008
- Status item in menubar
- New animation in console window for switching proxy modes
- "Sweep Safari" option
- Clearer explanations of proxy login procedure
- Now packaged in .dmg format, instead of .app.zip
- Fixed a bug in which the NetShade proxy could erroneouslyshow up in the Public Proxies listing

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Version 3.1.1 : January 10, 2007
- Fixed a bug which could cause first-launch authentication to fail on certain machines.
- Version string now displays correctly in Finder.

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Version 3.1 : January 6, 2007
- Vast improvement in quality of public proxy listing. Public proxies are now evaluated based upon results gathered from NetShade client programs. This creates a much more reliable distributed proxy server evaluation network, replacing the previous system which was contacting all public proxies from one central server.

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Version 3.0.2 : December 4, 2006
- Updated NetShade proxy type to 3-dots. Was 2-dots in previous version.
- Dock icon now correctly resets to NetShade icon on quit.

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Version 3.0.1 : September 18, 2006
- More advanced reporting of proxy ping times for distributed proxy database
- Fixed a bug which could prevent serial numbers from being properly saved

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Version 3.0 : September 12, 2006
- Major revision. App rewrite.

NetShade (com.raynersw.netshade) is a Mac software application that has been discovered and submitted by users of Software.com. The latest version that our users have reported running on their systems is NetShade 97. The most popular version of this application used by our users is NetShade 94.

Operating System: Mac

Default Install Path: /Applications/NetShade.app

Minimum OS version: 10.6.8