Ensuring privacy on the Net is an increasingly difficult job and using a proxy is one simple way to help hide your tracks.
MacProxy forwards network settings to a proxy server, thus enabling users to hide their IP address and navigate the Net anonymously. MacProxy supports all major browsers, including Safari and Firefox as well as applications such as Mail, iChat, FTP and Telnet. MacProxy can even connect via your iPhone, turning it into a local proxy.
All major protocols are supported, namely SOCKS 4, 4a and 5. You can choose to access MacProxy via its simple interface or by using a System Preferences pane. The main interface immediately pops up on installation so you don't have to access if through the System Preferences Pane on first launch.
Adding a new proxy is very easy. Just go to the Proxies tab and click the '+' to add a new one. You can give the proxy a name and configure which protocol you'd like it to use. Once you're up and running, you can monitor the amount of traffic to and from your proxy.
MacProxy is extremely simple to use. It would have been preferable if the developers had at least provided some public proxies to get of taste of how it works but if you already have one set up, administering it via Mac proxy couldn't be easier.
MacProxy is an ideal tool for a network administrator or web surfer who wants to preserve their privacy or surf to sites not normally available outside their own country.
- fixed uninstall bug