updated 10:25 am EDT, Tue September 12, 2006
Rayner ships NetShade 3
Rayner Software today released NetShade 3, an internet privacy tool for Mac OS X that enables users to surf the Web anonymously by routing your connections through proxy servers. NetShade's basic function is to conceal your IP address from sites that user visit--essentially removing the "Caller ID" from users' Web connections. NetShade has two basic modes of operation: the Public Proxy mode selects a publicly available proxy server from a list of tested proxies (everytime the app is launched). NetShade also operates its own dedicated proxy server, a fully anonymous, non-logging proxy on a high bandwidth connection that is available to registered NetShade users on a subscription basis. Version 3 is now a Universal Binary, features automatic public proxy testing, offers new proxy filtering options, delivers a revamped interface (and an optional 3D view mode), and enables users to create a customizable proxy list. NetShade 3 is $29 and includes a one-year subscription to the NetShade Proxy server. Upgrades from NetShade 2.x are priced at either $12.50, $5, or $0 depending on how recently NetShade 2 was purchased.