This is the PdaNet desktop client to connect your Mac computer to your Android phone for Internet access through a WiFi Direct connection. This is ported from the standalone installer version that you can previously install without using App Store.

To connect PdaNet for Android, please follow these steps:
1. Run this app on your Mac, you should see the PdaNet menu bar icon.
2. On your Android phone run PdaNet and activate "WiFi Direct Hotspot".
3. Connect your Mac to the PdaNet hotspot.
4. PdaNet on the Mac side will establish Internet automatically.

What’s New

Version 5.24

Supports WiFi Direct mode in PdaNet.

Ratings and Reviews

2.8 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

TimeWarDoctor9 ,

Works well, certain apps keep it from working

Another review noted that, at least on the m1 macs, google chrome keeps it from maintaining it's connection. However I've found that spotify has the exact same effect, so it just seems that certain apps, even or maybe even especially ones optimized for m1, keep the connection from sticking.

I never had this issue with my windows machine, so I don't know if its just an issue with the app store version or with macos itself. But, when it does work, it works pretty well.

DaemonicusRex ,

Love This APP...BUT

So ive always been a fan and i do like this app but it would seem there is a slight issue with the M1 Devices losing connection with pdanets vpn ittermittently and was wondering if anybody else is having this problem? BTW im sending this review thru PDANET connection and have a stable connection at the moment after an hour of trouble shooting lets hope it stays :]

UPDATE: so i figured out google CHROME browser clashes with vpn, probably because of an extension i have installed will update if i find out more.

UPDATE 2!!!: Yup uninstalled chrome manually and completely then reinstalled and as soon as i open the browser pdanet vpn losses connection, side note: as long as you quit chrome completely you can re-establish connection JUST DONT USE CHROME while on PDANet

Safari, and most other apps still connect to net though so im giving 5 up from 4 stars on this post cuz its CHROMES fault :P

seriuouslywhydoineedanickname ,

Does not work (Macbook 16")

It says it is supposed to connect you to the internet automatically but I have to enter a password and change the proxy, the app never shows connected. I'm doing the same things I did without the app. I have the USB app too and that doesn't work either. Never connect. It used to work, but for whatever reason is doesn't anymore. USB internet is so much faster so seems to be more stable I wish it still worked. It's the only internet I have right now and it's too bad the mac apps don't work right now.

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The developer, JF Technology Inc., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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