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NetShade Version 7.0.3 : Oct 28, 2016
- Fixed a problem where Helper Tool installation could fail

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NetShade Version 7.0.2 : Oct 26, 2016
- Fixed a potential crasher related to accessing preferences when in Tiles view mode
- Fixed a potential crasher related to notifications from NetShade's helper tool

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NetShade Version 7.0.1 : May 25, 2016
- Fixed a problem where the VPN would hang on "Connecting"
- Removed excessive warnings about no VPN access
- Removed excessive warnings about bug in Safari
- App will no longer install an older version of helper tool over a newer version

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NetShade Version 7.0 : May 12, 2016
- Major update: Requires 10.10 or higher
- Dual-stack IPv4+IPv6 VPN and Proxy support added
- New design and UI for main window
- Main window is collapsible and arbitrarily resizable
- Updated globe view now uses more modern 3D code and uses less power on laptops
- New helper tool
- Helper tool now uses higher-security XPC calls for inter-process communication
- Rebuilt using Objective-C ARC and other modern compiler technologies
- Improved connection testing
- Better VPN logging

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NetShade Version 6.3.1 : August 26, 2015
- In version 6.3, slow DNS resolutions could cause NetShade to hang for a few seconds at app launch. This has been fixed in 6.3.1.

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NetShade Version 6.3 : July 9, 2015
- Fixed a security issue known as IPv6 leakage
- Updated the embedded OpenVPN version to 2.3.6
- Fixed a bug which would cause the app to hang indefinitely
- Minor bug fixes and cleanup

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NetShade Version 6.2.1 : May 28, 2015
- Fixed an issue in which VPN connections could fail to turn off

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NetShade Version 6.2 : May 26, 2015
- New asynchronous connection dispatch mechanism
- Server connections are now auto-retrying and more fault tolerant
- VPN connection status is more accurately represented in the app's user interface
- Fixed an issue when moving the NetShade window from a standard display to a high-resultion display
- Improved testing of DNS connectivity

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NetShade Version 6.1.5 : Apr 29, 2015
- Fixed a problem in which the app was mistakenly reporting trial codes as expired
- Minor UI fixes

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NetShade Version 6.1.4 : Jan 10, 2015
- KeyShade Always On mode is working properly again
- Fixed typos and spacing
- Fixed a graphical issue in Fancy view mode involving a transparent area at the north pole of the globe
- Fixed a console warning when starting in Plain View mode on Yosemite
- Added a warning about a bug in current versions of Safari on Yosemite
- Events: "VPN Connected" and "VPN Disconnected" now fire after the actual connection/disconnection takes place, rather than when the user selects the server.
- Auto-cycle can now be used with VPN servers as well as proxies
- Web and Net IP icons are now clickable in the console window for starting IP tests
- Fixed a date-format parsing issue which was causing users in some locales to request VPN certificates in the background when not necessary
- Auto-cycle no longer causes a server to be activated upon app launch
- New file utilities in Preferences -> Advanced

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NetShade Version 6.1.3 : December 27, 2014
- Fixed a potential crash on launch under OS X 10.9.5 and earlier

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NetShade Version 6.1.2 : December 22, 2014
- NetShade's menu bar icons now appear in white when using Yosemite's Dark Mode
- Some fixes in German and Italian localizations

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NetShade Version 6.1.1 : December 20, 2014
- Added multiple layers of fallback robustness to NetShade's initial load & helper setup phase
- Coded around a Yosemite bug rdar://problem/13514523 which was causing code signing corruption upon updating NetShade's helper tool

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NetShade Version 6.1 : December 19, 2014
- Fixed an issue on Yosemite in which NetShade could fail to launch if the helper tool became corrupted
- Added localizations for German, French and Italian languages
- Updated versions of embedded libraries
- Modernized internals in preparation for upcoming iOS release
- Fixed an issue in which the VPN would periodically fail to connect on older systems
- Fixed a bug in which VPN over TCP was not working on two servers (US4 and US6)

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NetShade Version 6.0.2 : August 28, 2014
- Fixed issues with KeyShade syncing
- Fixed a display issue in which buttons could be invisible on certain OS versions
- Made files localizable in preparation for upcoming multi-lingual release

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NetShade Version 6.0.1 : July 30, 2014
** NOTE: NetShade 6 is a $9 paid upgrade from NetShade 5. There is a 20-day free trial available from within the app. Version 5 can always be downloaded from the website.
- Fixed an issue where the Upgrade to NetShade 6 button had no effect
- Fixed some broken web links within the app

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NetShade Version 6.0 : July 30, 2014
** NOTE: NetShade 6 is a $9 paid upgrade from NetShade 5. There is a 20-day free trial available from within the app. Version 5 can always be downloaded from the website.
- Major version update
- Added KeyShade password manager
- Updated user interface
- Added a new Tiles view
- Added a customizable Events system
- Added AppleScript support
- VPN can now be set to use TCP instead of the default UDP
- Deep optimizations and streamlining. App is smaller in size despite many added features.
- Proxy and VPN can now be set via the dock.
- Client/server communications are more robust, to benefit users of slow and/or lossy internet connections.

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NetShade Version 5.4.8 : Apr 9, 2014
- Fixed an incompatibility issue with OS X 10.6

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NetShade Version 5.4.7 : Apr 9, 2014
- Fixed an incompatibility issue on systems set to use non-Gregorian calendar formats.
- Minor code modernizations.

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NetShade Version 5.4.6 : Mar 20, 2014
- Re-added a missing 32-bit architecture for one of NetShade's helper tools.
- Fixed a problem in which the helper tool could erroneously be deleted from the system.

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NetShade Version 5.4.5 : Dec 20, 2013
- Properly restores Proxy connection state following a brief network interruption, i.e. a sleep-wake reestablishment.

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NetShade Version 5.4.4 : Dec 12, 2013
- Fixed a code-signing issue in which some systems would complain of a damaged NetShade application.

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NetShade Version 5.4.3 : Dec 10, 2013
- Fixed a bug in which nothing would happen after selecting a proxy server. This bug affected a small subset of users.
- Removed extraneous console logging

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NetShade Version 5.4.2 : Sep 9, 2013
- Fixed an issue where expired VPN certificates could fail to properly update
- Fixed some bugs with the Registration window
- Removed an obsolete VPN option: "Remove VPN Config"

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NetShade Version 5.4.1 : Aug 18, 2013
- Fixed a bug whereby the initial code entry window would not properly dismiss after a code was entered
- Fixed a bug which could break communications between NetShade and its helper tool
- VPN: improved handling of sleep/wake
- Added a VPN Error Tolerance preference

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NetShade Version 5.4 : Aug 13, 2013
- New VPN backend based upon OpenVPN
- Enhanced VPN connection reliability
- Improved certificate-based VPN encryption
- New Connection Tester
- Bug fixes
- UI fixes
- Better Retina Display compatibility
- New helper tool

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NetShade Version 5.3.1 : Feb 28, 2013
- Fixed a crash on launch which affected older MacOS versions

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NetShade Version 5.3 : Feb 28, 2013
- New live IP view shows actual web & network IP addresses
- Now alerts the user if an IP address changes, i.e. an unexpected VPN disconnection
- Reduced CPU usage
- Improved framerate during globe animations
- Improved logging
- Switched default proxy port to 350 to circumvent an OS X bug relating to port numbers > 999
- Stability fixes
- Minor UI tweaks and fixes

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NetShade Version 5.2 : November 11, 2012
- Now has VPN
- New system control tool
- Can now hide dock icon
- New status menu icons
- New dual-mode UI
- Minor UI tweaks and fixes

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NetShade Version 5.1.1 : July 22, 2012
- Now uses code signing in order to be Mountain Lion-friendly
- Improved registration UI
- Fixed UI glitches in which app UI would incorrectly be disabled or enabled

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NetShade Version 5.1 : June 9, 2012
- Added an Event Log
- Fixed a bug in which previously selected proxies were not being restored when the preference was enabled
- Improved fault tolerance in server connections
- Added option to choose between proxy ports
- Minor UI bug fixes
- Now uses an Installer

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NetShade Version 5.0 : May 5, 2012
- Rewrite
- No more logins and passwords for the NetShade proxy servers
- Updated server backend
- New user interface
- Improved Proxy Manager
- Auto-Cycle proxies
- Customizable block list
- Save proxies to user proxies
- Batch proxy testing
- Audio feedback for proxy tests
- Space-saving collapsible windows

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NetShade Version 4.4 : July 19, 2011
- Added Czech proxy server
- NetShade proxies are now downloaded from the server, instead of being hard-coded
- Fixed a performance issue which could cause delays at app launch
- Made the proxy login instructions window modal

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NetShade Version 4.3 : June 9, 2011
- Added "Classic" window mode. Uses less power on dual-GPU MacBooks.
- On first launch, ask dual-GPU MacBook users if they want to switch to classic mode
- Fixed a linking issue which caused crashes for some PPC users

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NetShade Version 4.2.2 : May 15, 2011
- Fixed an issue affecting a small group of users who would receive "Code not found" messages
- Public proxies are now cached locally for redundancy in the event that the server is inaccessible
- Able to use a backup registration server if the main one is inaccessible

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NetShade Version 4.2.1 : February 20, 2011
- [server] Fixed an issue in which the NetShade app couldn't contact the registration server
- Fixed an issue in which the Quit menu item could become disabled
- Fixed a UI hang on first entry of a registration code
- Fixed excessive CPU usage when displaying the NetShade Proxy login instructions

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NetShade Version 4.2 : January 9, 2011
- New Seattle NetShade proxy
- Fixed an issue where the globe or flags would sometimes be drawn in white
- Improved OpenGL performance on the globe
- Clearer login instructions when the NetShade Proxy is selected

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NetShade Version 4.1 : November 28, 2010
- New UK-based NetShade proxy option
- Proxy manager now slides out from and remains attached to the main window

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Version 4.0.1 : September 23, 2010
- NetShade is now compatible with FileVault
- NetShade now uses an installer, so the app no longer needs to ask for authentication on first launch
- Fixed an incorrect version number in the welcome screen

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Version 4.0 : September 7, 2010
- Major revision
- New simplified UI and preferences
- 64/32-bit Universal, Intel only
- 5-day free trial includes access to NetShade Proxy Server
- Greater than 4x speed boost in testing public proxies
- Advanced proxy filtering criteria
- Bulk import of user proxies
- Ability to mark proxies as flagged
- New registration system
- Registration info visible within app

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Version 3.3.5 : March 19, 2010
- Added instructions on how to use NetShade with Firefox
- Got rid of Safari Tools
- Added preference for NetShade Window behavior
- NetShade now remembers the size and position of the window between application launches
- Added options to show and quit NetShade to the dock and status menus
- No longer auto-test proxies for countries that are disabled by the filters
- Can activate public and user proxies from within the Proxy Manager
- Can copy and paste proxies from public into user proxies
- Added a preference to disable automatic proxy testing
- Enabled/disabled user proxies now persists between launches
- Fixed an error message which was logged to the console

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Version 3.3.4 : May 11, 2009
- Fixed late enabling of GL_LINE_SMOOTH causing lines to draw without antialiasing.
- Fixed some NIB springs.
- Made the window order in when the application becomes active.
- Turned off some logging.
- Updated verion and date in NIB.
- Add cmd-1,2,3 for connection modes.
- Added more pirate codes to the code blacklist.

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Version 3.3.3 : November 23, 2008
- Fixed a bug in which the NetShade Proxy would not activate itself at launch time, if it was selected when the app was last run.
- Updated artwork and application icon.

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Version 3.3.2 : May 10, 2008
- Fixed a bug in which the registration code would be rejected unless inputted via the "Enter Registration Code" menu item.

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Version 3.3.1 : April 23, 2008
- Fixed an annoying bug in which the "please register" nag would keep showing up even after entering the registration code.

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Version 3.3 : March 4, 2008
- Status item in menubar
- New animation in console window for switching proxy modes
- "Sweep Safari" option
- Clearer explanations of proxy login procedure
- Now packaged in .dmg format, instead of .app.zip
- Fixed a bug in which the NetShade proxy could erroneously show up in the Public Proxies listing

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Version 3.1.1 : January 10, 2007
- Fixed a bug which could cause first-launch authentication to fail on certain machines.
- Version string now displays correctly in Finder.

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Version 3.1 : January 6, 2007
- Vast improvement in quality of public proxy listing. Public proxies are now evaluated based upon results gathered from NetShade client programs. This creates a much more reliable distributed proxy server evaluation network, replacing the previous system which was contacting all public proxies from one central server.

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Version 3.0.2 : December 4, 2006
- Updated NetShade proxy type to 3-dots. Was 2-dots in previous version.
- Dock icon now correctly resets to NetShade icon on quit.

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Version 3.0.1 : September 18, 2006
- More advanced reporting of proxy ping times for distributed proxy database
- Fixed a bug which could prevent serial numbers from being properly saved

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Version 3.0 : September 12, 2006
- Major revision. App rewrite.