MacPaw launches ClearVPN 2, the reinvented VPN solution

MacPaw announces the release of ClearVPN 2 — the reinvented VPN solution that requires no extra tech skills and is designed to help users effortlessly and securely enjoy their online presence.

The origin story

ClearVPN team launched the original app in 2020. From the very beginning, we at MacPaw followed the idea of creating a VPN solution that would be as easy to use as possible. The team wanted to provide users with a simple concept — they could solve any online goal without a hassle (i.e., a server choice). That's why ClearVPN gave up the "country picker" model — most VPN solutions are built around — and came up with "Shortcuts" that addressed the causes of why users chose VPN in the first place. Whether users wanted to access content, browse securely, or stay private — the first version of the ClearVPN app helped them discover the full possibilities of every online journey.

The Shortcuts hypothesis worked well and allowed users with different tech backgrounds to easily make their connection private and secure while giving access to any content anywhere. However, the more use cases we wanted to cover with Shortcuts, the… more we eventually had in the app — lots of them. So last year, the team decided to research and analyze what users value in ClearVPN the most. 

Meet ClearVPN 2 — the VPN you'll love using

During our multiple kinds of research, we've concluded that we needed to remodel and rethink ClearVPN regarding user communication and design. The new version of the app had to become a more straightforward solution, but with an adorable design and a delightful interface. ClearVPN 2 is exactly that.

The new app is designed to help you effortlessly enjoy your online presence. It's your powerful master key to any corner of the internet.

Main improvements

A brand new user interface without the clutter of features. ClearVPN 2 has only the essential VPN solutions users need in everyday digital life — three Shortcuts to help users make ClearVPN 2 their daily habit.

Secure browsing

ClearVPN 2 analyzes your location and selects the best settings for the endpoint (server and/or DNS) to ensure this. The user may not know which countries have the harshest data protection policies and which servers provide the fastest speed. But ClearVPN 2 knows. Basic secure browsing modes are free for all users worldwide because we believe everyone has the right to privacy and online security.

Location changing

Every server provider in the list of countries users can choose from is secure. In some regions, local laws can indeed allow access to user data at the request of law enforcement agencies. If you're after content — feel free to choose any country. If you're after privacy, select the country accordingly.

Streaming access

Your streaming experience is always fast and smooth for you to enjoy. We use Residental IPs and P2P servers rather than regular VPN servers to ensure that.

More countries and servers to connect to. We’ve heard user requests and enlarged our server list to 40 countries.

A stellar performance and quality of our servers. ClearVPN 2 offers a unique new approach to balancing servers that always gives you the best VPN channel for all your needs, ensuring a stable and fast connection.

The VPN you can trust

The full-scale russian invasion on February 24, 2022, was pivotal for every Ukrainian. For our team as well — it forced us to think more of security and privacy as fundamental human rights. We’ve learned this the hard way when providing safe internet connection to our fellow Ukrainians in the occupied territories, so they would always have access to trusted sources of information and their internet traffic wouldn’t be analyzed for further persecution.

User privacy and security remain the ClearVPN team's core objective. ClearVPN 2 uses AES-256 encryption to eliminate any security vulnerabilities and achieve a high-speed connection, and it relies on IPSec IKEV2 and OpenVPN protocols. Users can browse, play, stream, and communicate without any tracking from the ISPs. Additionally, ClearVPN 2 has a zero-logs policy. The app doesn't store, share, or even collect users' online activity, personal info, IP address, etc. 

Last year, ClearVPN won the "Hot Company VPN" award from Cyber Defense Magazine (CDM), the industry’s leading electronic information security magazine. In 2021, ClearVPN was selected as the "Mobile VPN Solution of the Year" award winner from the CyberSecurity Breakthrough.

Like the previous version, the new ClearVPN 2 does not operate with low-trusted server providers, e.g., russia, belarus, Iran, and China, for ethical and safety reasons. The app's premium version remains free for Ukrainians worldwide, so they can always have access to trusted sources of information.

Support us on Product Hunt

We've launched ClearVPN 2 on Product Hunt, and we'd love to receive your feedback and support. Here's the link

Tech specifications

ClearVPN 2 is available on all your favorite devices. Connect up to 6 of them to your account:

  • macOS (11 and higher)
  • Windows 10 (Update 1809 and higher)
  • iOS (14.0 and higher)
  • Android (6.0 and higher)

How to Download

You can download the app with basic secure browsing modes available for free. Like the previous version, the app remains entirely free for Ukrainians anywhere.

ClearVPN 2 offers 2 weeks (until March 15) of free usage of the Premium plan for all customers.

Using VPN is crucial for staying safe and private online. Make ClearVPN 2 your daily habit.