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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.

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NordVPN for macOS: release notes

NordVPN 7.10.2

(Sideload)

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    New feature: Meshnet! From now on, you only need the NordVPN app with Meshnet enabled to connect to remote devices securely. Meshnet is great for accessing and sharing files, playing multiplayer games, or getting some work done on shared projects! Link up to 10 of your own devices and 50 devices of other NordVPN users. Route all your online traffic through another device to access the internet under that device’s IP address. With the sideloaded NordVPN app, other devices can also route their traffic through your Mac.
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    We continue to improve Threat Protection so that it’s always top-notch in shielding your device from cyber threats.
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    When reporting a bug, you can now add screenshots and app logs for quicker troubleshooting.

NordVPN 7.10.1

(App Store)

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    Have you already tried connecting remote devices in Meshnet, our latest big feature? Now is the perfect time to do so, as we continue to improve Meshnet with this release.
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    When reporting a bug, you can now add screenshots and app logs for quicker troubleshooting.

NordVPN 7.9.2

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    While Threat Protection is the new hardcore defense wall that stops anything remotely dangerous from reaching your computer, there are times where you may find you prefer the lightweight CyberSec. Not a problem! CyberSec is still available as Threat Protection Lite, blocking malicious sites and ads while connected to VPN.
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    We cleaned up the app, adding some general stability fixes and improvements for even better VPN performance.

(App Store)

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    We’ve fixed a bug that had slipped into the previous release and prevented the app from launching while offline.

NordVPN 7.9.1

(App Store)

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    Same benefit, new name: CyberSec is now Threat Protection Lite. Just like CyberSec before, Threat Protection Lite shields you from malicious websites to give you a safer browsing experience.
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    We cleaned up the app, adding some general stability fixes and improvements for even better VPN performance.

NordVPN 7.8.0

(App Store)

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    New feature: Meshnet! From now on, you only need the NordVPN app with Meshnet enabled to connect to remote devices securely. Link up to 10 of your own devices and 50 devices of other NordVPN users. Meshnet is great for accessing and sharing files, playing multiplayer games, or getting some work done on shared projects!
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    Fixed: It wasn’t your eyes deceiving you – recent server locations were duplicating when you repeatedly connected to the same location. Not anymore.
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    Passwords aren’t supposed to last a lifetime. We might ask you to upgrade your password once in a while to help keep your account safe. It’s just now we’ll do so in a less persistent way.

(Sideload)

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    New: The NordLynx protocol delivering ultra-fast VPN speed is now available on our macOS sideloaded app. Built on the backbone of WireGuard®, NordLynx is our solution for a fast, stable, and private VPN connection.
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    Fixed: It wasn’t your eyes deceiving you – recent server locations were duplicating when you repeatedly connected to the same location. Not anymore.
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    Fixed: A bug that slipped into the previous release and didn’t let you access devices in a local network when connected to VPN is gone now.
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    Fixed: For some of you, a VPN connection was preventing email clients from working properly – sorry for the interruption. We’ve detected and eliminated the culprit.
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    Passwords aren’t supposed to last a lifetime. We might ask you to upgrade your password once in a while to help keep your account safe. It’s just now we’ll do so in a less persistent way.

NordVPN 7.7.3

(App Store)

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    Good news comes in twos: From now on, our Double VPN servers work with the NordLynx and IKEv2 protocols for twice the protection.
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    A bunch of minor fixes and improvements for a better, smoother NordVPN app experience.

(Sideload)

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    A bunch of minor fixes and improvements for a better, smoother NordVPN app experience.

NordVPN 7.6.0

(App Store)

What’s in the stars for you? According to the horoscope, sticking to a routine is much needed for you to feel balanced these days. So breathe in, breathe out, bake a batch of sourdough, watch one more episode of that TV show, and update your NordVPN app. We’re bringing in performance improvements and a few fixes to make your experience more zen.

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.

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Eglė Juodytė
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Eglė is a UX writer at NordVPN. She designs delightful user experiences with words and shares product updates with our blog readers.