The following review written by one of the Software Informer contributors applies to version 1.0
TunnelBear is an interesting application that allows you to connect to VPNs (virtual private networks) from other countries, allowing you to experience the Internet as if you were accessing it from within the respective country.
The application is designed to connect you to VPNs from the two countries: UK and USA. After you have installed the application, you will be required to create an account and log in by filling in the form provided by TunnelBear. Afterwards, you will be able to turn this application on by clicking on the On/Off icon and select one of the two available countries on the right side of the main screen.
The blue display will allow you to view the number of MB you have left during one month's time, while the grid allows you to view the data transfer rate measured in kb/s. You will also be able to see your status, i.e. connected or disconnected. The display is blue when you are connected and grey when you disconnect.
All in all, TunnelBear can be useful for the users who wish to experience Internet connection from other countries. The tool will encrypt the connections between the users' computers and the host servers, protecting their privacy data and making these connections a secure experience.