Purple Onion is the sister app to the popular Red Onion Browser. Using iOS "VPN" functionality the app is able to tunnel all traffic over TOR avoiding leaks.

Purple Onion is a free browser that empowers you to use the internet more securely. Purple Onion uses Tor to encrypt your Internet traffic and then hides it by bouncing through a series of computers around the world. Tor is free software and an open network that helps you defend against a form of network surveillance that threatens personal freedom and privacy, confidential business activities and relationships, and state security known as traffic analysis. Purple Onion is the only app that creates a truly private internet connection.

ACCEPT NO SUBSTITUTES: Purple Onion is the safest way to use the Internet - Period. Purple Onion bounces your encrypted traffic several times through computers around the world, instead of connecting you directly like VPNs and proxies. This process takes a little longer, but the strongest privacy and identity protection available is worth the wait.

PRIVATE WEB SURFING: Purple Onion is the most anonymous way to access any website, even if it’s normally blocked, monitored, or on the hidden web.

PRIVACY FOR EVERYONE: Tor can help you confidentially research a competitor, get around someone blocking your favorite site, or circumvent a firewall to watch sports at work.

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Important Notes:
- Web browsing/downloading through the anonymization network will be SIGNIFICANTLY SLOWER than through a non-tunneled browser like Safari. This is necessary and a small price to pay to keep your identity protected.
- This product uses the Tor distributed networks is produced independently from the Tor(r) anonymity software and carries no guarantee from The Tor Project about quality, suitability or anything else.

What’s New

Version 1.3

-Bug fixes
Thank you for your continued support. If you enjoy using the app please take a moment to rate in the App Store. Your support is truly appreciated and needed.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
1K Ratings

1K Ratings

Alisa Rosenbaum ,

Too good to be true- except it is true

I was searching the App Store for a Tor browser app with VPN, yet only finding reviews on each app all containing similar stories- apps that had you rate them before you can use them, apps that were once good but introduced adds which gave away your VPN (and were extremely frequent and annoying to boot), apps that are too slow to be justified, and apps that did not provide the protection that they initially promised. So when I saw that this free app was meant to be an improved version of the older version of Red Onion, I was cautiously hopeful. Could a free app really be so good? The answer, as I soon found out, was yes. This app passed the tests on security-checking websites, uses Touch ID, can toggle Flash for security vs. function, and much more. It even blurs the display when not open, preventing anyone from taking an internal screenshot of the browser. Would give this a much higher rating if I could.

이준무 ,

Update please..

Please update new security version

Thisreviewsitesucks ,

Completely unreliable

This app crashes frequently. Half the time, it doesn’t even use a VPN. Once it crashes, good luck getting it to connect again, because it will fail time after time. The entire point of a TOR browser is the VPN, so if the most basic feature is unreliable, the app is garbage.

Back button never works. Press and hold on a photo and you never know which menu will pop up. VPN stays on when you close the app.

App Privacy

The developer, J C L TRAVELS INC, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

No Details Provided

The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.


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