As consumers become more aware of the need to protect their privacy online, software makers have started to integrate VPN functionality directly into their apps.
A number of mobile browsers including Firefox, Tenta Browser, Opera, and others have added the ability to browse the web using a VPN to their apps, but a popular file manager has it as well. made.
Documents by Readdle is a file manager app for iOS and iPadOS that replaces Apple’s own Files app. With the company’s app, users can listen to music, watch videos, edit PDFs, read e-books, and download files from the web. While Documents is primarily a file manager, Readdle says more than 11 million people use it each month for work, learning, and entertainment.
With the release of version 7.4 of the app, the company has now added a VPN that works with its built-in browser, but also provides system-wide VPN functionality for all apps on a device’s device. user.
Integrated VPN service
With Readdle’s latest update to its Documents app, users will be able to connect to a VPN directly from the app and browse the web with increased security and privacy.
In order to discourage its users from downloading free VPN apps that have leaked user data in the past, the company provides users with 50MB of free data every day with its free plan. While this is not enough for a full day of use, it will still allow them to protect themselves online when connected to public WiFi while on the go.
Readdle also offers unlimited VPN service as part of its Documents Plus subscription which also includes reading mode, advanced PDF editor, and other premium features for $ 89.99 per year or $ 12.49 per month. Documents’ built-in VPN service allows users to connect to servers in 27 different countries to bypass geo-blocking and other online restrictions.
While adding a built-in VPN to their Documents app will help users protect their privacy online, we wish the company had been more upfront about who runs their VPN service as it doesn’t have to be. everything mentioned in his blog post announcing the new feature. Fortunately, someone asked Readdle about this in the comments and it turns out the VPN in Documents is provided by Hotspot Shield.
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