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Orchid is a VPN client, crypto-powered VPN service and advanced network security tool.
Using Orchid, you get access to a network of VPN providers all in one app. Each "hop" on Orchid represents a VPN connection. With one hop, you get similar protections provided by other VPNs. Each additional hop providers another layer of encryption. And with Orchid you only pay for what you use, so when you turn the app off, you are not charged anything. There are no monthly fees.
Advantages over other VPNs:
-String multiple VPN connections together in an onion route
-Supports Orchid, Wireguard and OpenVPN protocols
-Disguises Internet traffic using WebRTC for firewall traversal
-No subscription! Pay for with credits, only when Orchid is running
-Change providers easily
Why use Orchid?
-Enhance your online privacy so your Internet provider cannot monitor and sell your web browsing history
-Protect your connection when using a WiFi hotspot
-Protect your real location data from websites
-Protect your IP address from websites
Why trust Orchid?
-Open Source project on GitHub @OrchidTechnologies
-Third party audits by Certora and Consensys Diligence on all decentralized smart contracts
Our vision is to enable secure access to the internet for everyone, everywhere.
- Fix bug in creating accounts from in app purchases
- Fix bug causing accounts occasionally not to be displayed
Ratings and Reviews
Works with PIA!
Works as intended and your existing VPN provider! I hit an initial snafu with setting Orchid with PrivateInternetAccess but their support got back to me relatively quickly with a small fix. The UI is clean, navigation is ok & docs could be improved. That said, this is an exciting project & hats off to the team to pull off the MVP!
Developer Response ,
Thank you for reaching out to support, we sent you something to add to your OpenVPN config to get it to work. We're working on updating our documentation to make that easier. To delete a hop, swipe it and it will be removed.
Clearer documentation + better UX/UI needed
My OXT balance in MetaMask somehow got locked up, though I don’t recall initiating any staking. If I try and transfer any amount I get “insufficient balance”. I have more than enough OXT and ETH.
I think it’s how it draws the balance for the app to work. Adding more OXT to MetaMask just locks up that amt as well, there is no distinction between a tradable vs reserved balance. I think they’re trying to get there but the UI looks wonky and the UX could have done a better job of accomplishing MVP tasks.
Deleting the app is probably not what you want to do, especially if you had a paid account with a balance you hadn’t used yet.
I seemed to have lost access to my previous account, hence why this may appear as a new review vs editing the one I left about 1hr ago and the app asks for details to create a new account or access an old one.
I ended up getting the OXT out, which is what I was trying to do to begin with. I had to go through Uniswap, which looks like first it created a contract to control the OXT, then allowed me to swap it for ETH.
I think I’ll leave this one alone for a while. Needs work.
Not user friendly at all
I own some of this crypto and I really believe in the idea, but the problem is that the app isn’t friendly enough to reach a larger audience. It needs to be refined. They should define some of the language within the app so that people don’t feel like they’re reading a foreign language.
Also offering insight as to where to find a Wiregaurd (or any!) config file for properly setting up your connection would make sense if you want to build a larger userbase.
Seriously, this app isn’t for everyone and even though I’m sure you are all capable of figuring it out, I’m sure that most of you will find another less difficult solution to your privacy concerns.
Data Not Collected
The developer does not collect any data from this app.
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- Orchid Labs Inc.
- 25.1 MB
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 11.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 10.14 or later.
- Age Rating
- © 2017-2020 The Orchid Authors
- In-App Purchases
- Orchid Service $0.99 $0.99
- Tier 1 PAC $39.99
- Orchid Service $4.99 $4.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.