Viscosity

Version: 1.4.8 || Release Date: 2014-04-08 || License: Shareware ($9) App Owner: viscosity

Viscosity is an OpenVPN client for Mac, providing a rich Cocoa graphical user interface for creating, editing, and controlling VPN connections.

Viscosity is an OpenVPN client for Mac, providing a rich Cocoa graphical user interface for creating, editing, and controlling VPN connections. Viscosity provides a complete OpenVPN solution for Leopard (Mac OS 10.5) and does not require any additional downloads or software.

Viscosity allows connections to be completely configured through a GUI, without any need to know how to use the command-line or OpenVPN's configuration file syntax. Advanced users still have full manual control over configuration options if desired.

As well as connection configuration, Viscosity also provides a global menu for quick connection/disconnection, as well as a details window containing connection information and traffic statistics.

Features include:

  • Cocoa GUI
  • Designed for Leopard (Mac OS 10.5)
  • Keychain integration
  • Connection details (Client IP, Server IP, etc)
  • Traffic statistics
  • Multiple simultaneous connections
  • Growl integration

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9 Opinions

Nicest VPN software I've ever used, slick and easy.

Hi dukevim, A server version is in the works. We originally planned to have a public-beta out already, however we've been working on some extra features that should be worth the wait. We'll be posting the beta on the website & forums when available.

Any hope for a Viscocity server edition? I am having real trouble trying to set up an openvpn server.

I've been using Viscosity for a while now and love it. I regularly use 8 very different connections and test all sorts of other configurations and it always works great. It seems to be more stable than Tunnelblick and is definitely prettier! Nice work!

found this pretty cool and just works with style, all the others gave me issues with open vpn and looked ugly

I recently found this application and like it much better then Tunnelblick. It works great with my internal DNS server and I like that I can define my internal network subnets for routing.

I tried Shimo after I saw guru's comment, but it wouldn't resolve FQDN using my internal DNS, at least not after my initial configuration of it, like Viscosity did right away.

"no other Mac-native OpenVPN clients abstract control to the same level as Viscosity does"

-> That is definitely not true! Take a look at Shimo, which supports multiple VPN protocols and makes OpenVPN connections easier than ever before!!!

Thanks for your feedback aradke. While I disagree with you to some extent (no other Mac-native OpenVPN clients abstract control to the same level as Viscosity does), the wording on the website was highly ambiguous and could be misinterpreted. I have now updated it to better reflect Viscosity's operation and features.

This statement from their site is blatantly false and leaves me with significant doubts regarding the developers of the software:

"Until now OpenVPN connections required familiarity with the command-line and Mac OS X's Unix underpinnings to be able to use on a Mac."