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NordVPN for macOS: release notes

Ultimate focus, a confident smile, an affirmative nod. Click – and the release is out. This is the spotlight for the updates in the NordVPN app for macOS – come to the bright side.

Eglė Juodytė

Eglė Juodytė

Mar 28, 2022 · 7 min read

NordVPN for macOS: release notes

NordVPN 7.5.0

(App Store + Sideload)

We’re elevating your online security one release at a time. This update comes with improvements and fixes for a top-notch NordVPN experience.

NordVPN 7.4.1

(Sideload)

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    We’ve slightly reorganized the Threat Protection window: moved its settings under a separate tab and made a few visual tweaks. All for more convenience and delightfulness.
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    A few fixes under the hood for smoother app performance.

(App Store)

This release delivers a classic pack for an even better NordVPN: fewer bugs, more small improvements, and an elevated app experience.

NordVPN 7.3.0

(Sideload)

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    The NordVPN app is more than just a VPN now! We’re introducing Threat Protection to offer you even more comprehensive security against cyber threats: block trackers, intrusive and malicious ads, steer away from harmful websites and files. Look for a shield icon in the left sidebar to get started with Threat Protection.
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    Contact us by using our new form in the app. Spotted a bug? Report it to us, and we’ll bring our bug spray. Missing a feature? Send a suggestion to our team. Need help with your account or subscription? Type your message, and digital pigeons will get it across.
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    Fixed: Snowball, our feline intern, has caught the red dot next to the green ‘Protected’ status, so it won’t be appearing randomly to confuse you anymore.

(App Store)

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    Contact us by using our new form in the app. Spotted a bug? Report it to us, and we’ll bring our bug spray. Missing a feature? Send a suggestion to our team. Need help with your account or subscription? Type your message, and digital pigeons will get it across.
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    Fixed: Snowball, our feline intern, has caught the red dot next to the green ‘Protected’ status, so it won’t be appearing randomly to confuse you anymore.

NordVPN 7.2.0

(App Store + Sideload)

A selection of minor tweaks and fixes under the hood to make the NordVPN app work better for you. Because routine maintenance is just as important as a new shiny feature.

NordVPN 7.1.3

(App Store + Sideload)

Hello 2022, we are shipping one more fix for random app crashes, as the recent update didn’t cover all cases as we expected. Our engineers are doing everything they can to bring back stability to our app. Should we also start manifesting? *Thinking*

NordVPN 7.1.1

(App Store + Sideload)

Old year — old bugs. Let’s start the new one with a new update to make sure your NordVPN app won’t be crashing at random anymore.

NordVPN 7.1.0

(App Store + Sideload)

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    Fancy a new challenge? We have one for you! You won’t need to dance, prank your friends, or show who's living in your house rent-free. You’ll need to secure yourself online instead – connect to VPN every day to build your protection streak. The more consecutive days you connect to VPN, the longer your streak is. It comes with a nice side-effect: a rewarding feeling of pride for making your life more cyber-safe day by day.
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    Track your protection streak in Statistics – the brand new section in the app. Here you can also check your longest VPN connection and see a weekly graph of your protection progress.
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    We improved the left sidebar by adding handy shortcuts to Presets, Statistics, and Preferences. All for more convenient navigation.
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    To count your protection statistics properly, we needed the Recents list to be at its top accuracy. So now it updates automatically only.
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    Fixed: a bug that slipped into the previous release and affected VPN performance is gone now.

NordVPN 7.0.0

(App Store + Sideload)

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    What’s a better time to come to the dark side than the spooky season? The dark theme has arrived at the NordVPN macOS app! To choose your side, head to the Appearance section in Preferences.
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    Meanwhile, under the hood: we did some bug fixing to make the app run smoother.

NordVPN 6.8.4

(App Store)

We have a new home on the App Store! It means there’s a new NordVPN app with a fresh squircle-shaped icon for you to download. All the exciting upcoming features will be landing there.

There are two ways for you to hop on board:

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    Download the new NordVPN app from the App Store. Start using it instead of the current ‘NordVPN IKE’.
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    Update the current app, and we’ll help you move to the new app from there. Keep in mind that this is the last version, and the ‘NordVPN IKE’ won’t receive any future updates.

This change doesn’t affect your subscription in any way. Once you download the new app, log in with your Nord Account and continue enjoying online protection.

NordVPN 6.8.2

(App Store + Sideload)

We’re bringing a bunch of improvements and fixes together like pieces of a puzzle. The result – better VPN performance and overall app experience. Now it’s your turn to place the final piece – breathe in, breathe out, and update your NordVPN app. Ah, that puzzler’s joy!

NordVPN 6.8.1

(App Store + Sideload)

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    We’re starting the fall season in new colors! The app has a more vivid look, and there’s definitely more of the NordVPN blue.
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    A few minor tweaks under the hood for the app performance to match its uplifted look.

NordVPN 6.7.0

(App Store + Sideload)

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    Konnichiwa! The NordVPN app now speaks Japanese.
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    A few fixes and improvements to elevate your VPN experience even higher.

NordVPN 6.6.1

(App Store + Sideload)

We’re happy to announce that NordVPN now runs natively on M1 Macs! Flex the performance boost of Apple's powerful silicon chip while securing yourself online with the fastest VPN on the planet. Woah, now that’s one speedy combination. And just to clarify – the app continues to run at its best on Intel-based Macs. No matter the chip, we got you covered.

NordVPN 6.5.0

(App Store + Sideload)

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    New: Multi-factor authentication (MFA). It adds only a few seconds to your day but makes a huge difference to your account’s security. Set up MFA and use an authenticator app to verify that it’s really you logging in to your Nord Account.
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    A bunch of minor fixes and improvements for a better, smoother NordVPN experience. Such as dialog boxes that stay where they’re supposed to be and an expanded app preview for users who don’t have a subscription yet.

NordVPN 6.4.2

(App Store)

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    Advanced Kill Switch is now available on OpenVPN too, in addition to NordLynx. A quick reminder of what it does: it brings an additional security layer for protection against rare and very specific IP leaks.

(App Store + Sideload)

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    A bunch of minor improvements, which add up to that bigger picture of smooth NordVPN experience.

NordVPN 6.4.1

(App Store + Sideload)

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    A bunch of minor improvements, which add up to that bigger picture of smooth NordVPN experience.

(App Store)

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    Advanced Kill Switch is now available on OpenVPN too, in addition to NordLynx. A quick reminder of what it does: it brings an additional security layer for protection against rare and very specific IP leaks.

NordVPN 6.4.1

(App Store + Sideload)

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    Dark Web Monitor: Meet a Sherlocky feature that silently scouts the shady, mysterious underbelly of the internet for data leaks. If it detects exposed credentials associated with your email address – ding! You get an alert. This way, you can immediately change your passwords on breached services to defend your data against cybercriminals. And flipping a switch is all it takes to power Dark Web Monitor. Elementary.

(App Store)

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    Advanced Kill Switch: It brings an additional security layer for protection against rare and very specific IP leaks.

NordVPN 6.4.0

(Sideload)

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    Refer a Friend: Know someone who’s not using NordVPN for online protection yet? Invite them to sign up with your unique referral link and both get 1 month free. The more friends you refer, the more free months of service you get to enjoy!

NordVPN 6.3.0

(App Store + Sideload)

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    From time to time, we have some interesting stuff to share with you. However, the app was missing a line of communication and behaving in a completely reserved manner (blame our silent Nordic personality, we suppose?). Now it’s time to break the ice: product updates and hand-picked security tips will reach you via in-app messages.
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    As we were in a mood for spring cleaning, we got rid of a few bugs – no sweeping under the rug, actually kicking them out – and made a few tweaks. All to make the NordVPN app run smoother and be a joy to use.

NordVPN 6.2.0

(App Store + Sideload)

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    Our Spanish translations were having a little siesta. So we did some fiesta to improve the experience for those of you who use NordVPN in Spanish.
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    When you launch the app, the map will be in the same position as you left it. Must be improved memory or less of an adventurous spirit.
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    A few tweaks under the hood to smoothen things out.

NordVPN 6.1.2

(App Store + Sideload)

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    The NordVPN app for macOS now has the new login flow via Nord Account – home for all your Nord services. You don’t need to do anything about it, as your current account details are automatically transferred to Nord Account. From now, we’ll simply take you to your browser to log in and then bring you back to the app. Smooth.
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    There’s at least one thing to be certain about – ain’t no update without bug fixes. And this one is not an exception, regardless of the times.

NordVPN 6.0.3

(App Store + Sideload)

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    Presets were acting a little clumsy sometimes, so we added some grace to bring them back in balance.
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    A few tweaks under and above the hood for the NordVPN app to run smoother.

NordVPN 6.0.2

(App Store + Sideload)

Sometimes, minor improvements are enough to make an impact. That’s the case of this release: a few tweaks and fixes to make the NordVPN app work better for you.

NordVPN 6.0.0

(App Store + Sideload)

We’re excited to introduce Presets!

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    Presets combine custom VPN connection settings with shortcuts to apps or websites.
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    You’ll find them super handy if you use VPN differently for different services – news, entertainment, downloads, you name it.
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    Choose a protocol, a server country, add website links or apps, and your Preset is ready!
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    Basically, Presets are like secure shortcuts – you set them up once and enjoy safe one-click access from the NordVPN app anytime.

Don’t have the NordVPN app yet? Download it now.