Shadowsocks is an open source cross-platform secured socks5 proxy with high-performance. To say it simply, with Shadowsocks, you can surf or browse the internet securely and privately. It was created in the year 2012 by “clowwindy”, Chinese programmer and this was widely used in China. Since then, multiple implementations have been made for the protocols. Before you ready to download Shadowsocks VPN, check the app information, features, and installation steps of different devices like Android/ iOS/ Windows/ Mac/ Linux, etc. from below sections.
|Shadow Socks App Information|
|Application Name||Shadowsocks App|
|Versions||Varies with device|
|Latest Update||06th August 2017|
|File Size||Varies with device|
|Requires||Varies with device|
|Supported Devices||Android/ iOS/ Windows/ Mac/ Linux/ OpenWRT|
|Offered By||Max Lv|
We all browse the internet daily for several reasons. Through your IP address or through browsing history some third-party users may know the data you browsed. Because many of us love to know the secrets of others 😉 To protect your Internet traffic or to surf the internet privately you need a secure socks5 proxy namely Shadowsocks. The developer designed this application by following one tagline “If you want to keep a secret, you must also hide it from yourself”. So, install this app on your device and secure your browsing. Now, let us know some interesting facts about Shadowsocks Android.
Once on 22nd August 2015, ‘clowwindy’ declared in a GitHub that they could no longer maintain the project and were contacted by the police. So, the project code was branched subsequently with a removal notice. After 3 days, on 25th August 2015 GoAgent (another proxy application) also had its GitHub repository removed. Then these were met with the media attention with news outlets forming a theory about the possible connection between the DDoS and takedowns targeting GitHub that happened several days later. In spite of the takedown, collaborations of the project have continued with the project development.
Shadowsocks Android Features
- Super Fast: Bleeding edge techniques using Event-driven programming and Asynchronous I/O.
- Mobile Ready: Without any keep-alive connections, it is optimized for the wireless network and mobile device.
- Cross-Platform: Available on most platforms like Android, Windows, iOS, Linux, Mac, and OpenWRT.
- Flexible Encryption: It ensures the security, with encryption algorithm of industry level.
- Easy Deployment: It ensures easy deployment with aur, pip, freshports and many other package management systems.
- Open Source: It is open-source and totally free. A worldwide community devoted to delivering long-term support and bug-free code.
How to Download Shadowsocks APK for Android?
- Click on the Shadowsocks download button provided below.
- There download Shadowsocks APK file for free.
- Before installing, go to Settings.
- Tap on the Security options.
- Enable the field ‘Unknown Sources’. So that your device can download and install apps from any other unknown sources. You won’t get the ‘Installation Blocked’ message on doing this.
- Now, locate the Shadowsocks APK on Android device (File manager >> Downloads).
- Click on it and tap on Install Shadowsocks Android.
- After completion of installation, you can see the app icon on your Home screen.
- Finally, open the Shadowsocks, add your profile and start surfing the internet.
Also, check how to use and configure Shadowsocks Android
How to install Shadowsocks iOS?
- Open your iOS device >> Safari browser.
- Enter the URL as ‘www.shadowsocks-apk.com’.
- Click on Download on the Main Menu.
- Select the Shadowsocks IPA file.
- It starts downloading the file on your iPhone.
- Locate that IPA file on your iOS device which will be in the Downloads folder.
- Click on the downloaded file and click on Install.
- After the completion of installation, Click on Next.
- You can see the app icon on the Main menu of your iPhone.
- Click on it to open and start using the Shadowsocks iOS.
Check the other ways to install Shadowsocks iOS/iPhone
Also, check how to download Shadowsocks Mac
Steps to install ShadowSocks Windows
- Download Shadowsocks .exe file by clicking on the below button.
- The file gets download within few seconds.
- Click on the setup file >> Run.
- Click OK >> Install.
- Installation of Shadowsocks Windows will start.
- After the completion of installation, click Finish.
- Now on the desktop, right-click on the Shadowsocks app icon.
- Select PAC >> Local PAC.
- Now, go to servers and choose ‘import URL from clipboard’ >> Servers.
- You can also manually configure your browser proxy by clicking on Servers >> Edit Servers.
- Click on ‘Enable System Proxy’.
- Select Mode >> Global.
- If you are using the Chrome, enable ‘FoxyProxy Standard’ extension.
- Right-click on the icon >> select Options and Configure.
- Enable your proxy.
- To use for all URLs, click on the icon and select ‘Use proxy Shadowsocks for all URLs’.
To know in detail, check other ways to install Shadowsocks Windows.
Install Latest Version Shadowsocks Mac
- To download ShadowSocks Mac OS on your Mac device just hit the below download button.
- Then, immediately a new window opens where you will find the ShadowSocks Mac version.
- Tap on it.
- Now, a file downloads.
- Locate the file and Install it.
- Within few seconds, the installation completes.
Shadowsocks Download link is available below. Click on it and select the file for required platform like Android/ iOS/ Windows/ Linux/ Mac/ OpenWRT. The Shadowsocks download file provided here is the safe version which you can trust and download on your device. We provided the Shadowsocks original versions of all Platforms from the official site. The ShadowSocks Mac is available at the ShadowSocks official website. So, you can download Shadowsocks from here and prevent your device from the Malware and other viruses. Also, you can make the Shadowsocks download at high speed as it comes with just a small size.
How to Create Free ShadowSocks Account?
- First of all, Download ShadowScocks on your device.
- Then, after successful installation, you need to create ShadowSocks account.
- So, visit the official website, shadowtunnelz.com.
- On the menu bar, you will find sign up.
- Tap on it.
- A New window opens, “Choose your ShadowSocks Plan”.
- Select “Basic” or “Premium” plan and click on “Continue”.
- If you need a premium account, you need to pay some money.
- Enter your email id and click on “Continue”.
- Carefully follow the process and create “ShadowSocks” account.
- Once the process is finished, you can login ShadowSocks to access various plans.
Note: If you want to use the Shadow Socks free trail, refer the below steps.
How to get ShadowSocks Free Trail?
- After you create the Free ShadowSocks Account, log in using the registered password.
- If you log in successfully, a new window opens.
- There you will find “Try now for free”.
- Click on it.
- You will find a block “Choose your Password”.
- There you have to set a password and tap on “Start Free Trial”.
- That’s it. Now, you can enjoy the Shadow Socks App Free trail period.