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Onion Browser

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$ 0.99
Genres: [Utilities | Productivity]
Developer: Michael Tigas
Release Date: Apr 25, 2012
Version: 1.5.14
Size: 6.49 MB
$ 0.99
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This iOS application is compatible with iPhone 3GS/4.
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Onion Browser is a Tor-powered web browser that helps you access the internet with more privacy.

Featured in: The New York Times, The Guardian, Salon, TechCrunch, Gizmodo, Boing Boing, Lifehacker, Macworld, & others.

• Internet access tunneled over the Tor network:
- Websites do not see your real IP address.
- ISPs and insecure wireless networks cannot see your browsing.
- Access .onion websites: anonymous "hidden service" sites only accessible through Tor.
- Can access websites, even behind some types of internet filters and censors. (See DISCLAIMERS below.)

• Fight online tracking: use a new IP address and clear your cookies/history/cache in one button.

• Block third party cookies or all cookies.

• Disable scripts and multimedia content that can be used to track you.

Web browsing is much slower than through a normal web browser due to relaying through the Tor anonymization network.

Multimedia can bypass Tor and compromise your privacy; video files and video streams are not supported and are blocked by default.

Onion Browser does not function in China, Iran, and other locations that actively block Tor with "deep packet inspection" technology. Internet providers who use such filtering/censorship technology may also prevent Onion Browser from working. If you find that the app does not work, visit the Help/Support page to see what you can do.

Get now this application with your unique ID and secured password.

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How to download the App

Download Onion Browser app for for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and iPad mini.
Download Onion Browser on PC or Mac:
1. Go to the Onion Browser application page in your iTunes.
2. Click the button to download the App.
3. Sync your iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad or iPad mini with iTunes to install the Onion Browser app.
Download the App With iOS App Store:
1. Open the App Store on your iDevice.
2. Search for Onion Browser.
3. Click the button to download and install it on your device.
4. Enjoy.


You can securely create an apple profile with your information, but you have to be registered to iTunes in order to get the Onion Browser app to your device.
If you don’t have an active account, please register to iTunes store with a credit card number. In case you are not interested to open an account with your credit card, you can select the option ‘None’ during the secured registration.
*This Onion Browser application may be available in some countries.

User Ratings

Jun 29
(5★) Great Browser
This is the only TOR client I would trust in my iPhone since it is open source, peer reviewed and been through 3rd party security
audits. The reviewers that say this app doesn't work are doing somethi
Jun 05
(3★) Needs updating!
Been a big fan but core needs to be updated to latest version. Major update promised in March has not materialized. This is the
only TBB though that's been through a security audit with a 3rd party f
May 14
(3★) Works but slow
The app does actually work. Safe and secure, and loads tor sites. The problem is that is soooooo so so so slow. I'm used to the
tor browser being slow, but this is like dial up speeds.
May 10
(2★) Haven't got it to work
No luck. So far I wasted a buck! Can anyone help me? Probably my fault here
May 01
(5★) Top of the Tor heap
I've been using Onion Browser for 2 years, and I can say that it's truly the BEST implementation of Tor on the iPhone, from a
security standpoint. It's stable, it works (I'm looking at you, reviewer w
Apr 01
(4★) Kudos
Well worth the .99 USD. Keep up the great / hard work !
Mar 30
(5★) Great TorBrowser for iOS
First, a thank you to the developer. I ended up using this app because there aren't many other options on iOS. It's great someone
is providing this. Additionally, security updates are extremely import
Mar 21
(5★) Great app. Well worth it.
In the days where privacy and security are truly important (THANK YOU Edward Snowden), an app like this is valuable and important.
Ignore naysayers. Get this app! Trusted developer, and quality releas
Mar 20
(5★) Works great
Works great. Thank you for bringing a proper Tor client to iOS. Watch out for insecure imposter apps in the App store.
Feb 12
(3★) Can't get first page to load
Sometimes I only get a header lately. The rest of the opening page sometimes does not load that you are supposed to see in order
to know you have a TOR connection. However after writing an early draft
Jan 31
(4★) Works great, but really want an iOS 8 update
This has worked as well as any TOR browser out there and certainly has never had any ads like some of the others.not certain why
other reviewers can't seem to "make it work". I'm definitely sticking
Dec 01, 2014
(3★) Errors. :(
NSPOSIX errors. :("nsposixerrordomain: 61"Also there are now suddenly ads in the browser. What? I paid for this app. I dont want
Nov 15, 2014
(5★) Nice update
Best anonymizing browser out there and dev rep is impeccable.
Nov 02, 2014
(5★) Trust is Key
This developer has gained the trust of his users by always keeping the app up-to-date and constantly fixing bugs and he even gets
audits of his app! Amazing, and keep up the great work - I can't wait
Oct 13, 2014
(5★) Can we get a new icon?
This is the only Tor browser for iOS that I trust. It's open source and well maintained by a developer with a sterling reputation.
Thanks for the great app!
Oct 11, 2014
(3★) Was working now does not
Keeps crashing for many websites including duckduckgo I have an iPhone 6 plus so may not be the same for every phone.
Sep 29, 2014
(2★) If it isn't broken, don't fix it
Worked great until the last few "updates". Second to last update reduced functionality. Following the last update, I now get a lot
of errors on pages I have previously been able to view in TorBrowser.
Sep 27, 2014
(5★) Best one
Best Tor browser I have used. Always up to date. Keep up the good work!
Sep 23, 2014
(5★) Superb privacy
Onion browser is easy to use, totally private (when used correctly), and constantly updated. The developer of this app clearly
cares about its progress and future. I can't recommend it highly enough.
Aug 23, 2014
(5★) Keep up good work
Thank you for keeping up with security updates and patches. Usability is lacking but For now I can tolerate security over the
price of desired features such as tabs.
Aug 14, 2014
(5★) Very up to date.
App preforms well, worth every penny.
Jul 10, 2014
(4★) Please consider
Please add back the ability to play videos back, no site will let me play videos.Also adding tabs to this would nice
Jul 07, 2014
(2★) Update Issue
New update completely prevents the opening of videos. You should be able to open videos at your own discretion (risk).
Jul 03, 2014
(2★) New Update
The new update, prohibits me from opening up videos in Tor. Please fix the issue. Thank you
Jun 26, 2014
(4★) Great but
.it seems to cut off the very right edge of the we pages in both portrait and landscape mode. Sometimes it just looks a little
too close to the edge, but some words it drops the last letter.Also, not
Jun 24, 2014
(5★) Tor Browser
I love this but, I would rather pay for than to watch adverts.
Jun 21, 2014
(5★) Excellent as always
Onion Browser continues to be the de-facto standard for Tor access on iOS devices.While it may not have some "standard features"
of other browsers, tabs being a frequently cited example of this, what
Jun 20, 2014
(2★) Very lacking
Lacks some a ton of features RedOnion has.
May 23, 2014
(5★) The BEST Tor Browser for iOS
Thank you for making such a great app. Awesome work sir!
May 22, 2014
(5★) Thx!
Great app and update def improves speed.
May 19, 2014
(4★) .
It just disappeared off of my phone ?
(4★) Error 305
Works great but can no longer open gmail. kcf error domain kcfnetwork error 305
May 16, 2014
(5★) RedOnion is a fake
The RedOnion app is a fake. This one is the real deal
Apr 03, 2014
(2★) Issues
This browser is great when it works.but it is unreliable and slow. If you leave it and go to another app it completely fails and
wont load any pages.
Mar 21, 2014
(5★) Works perfect
There are zero complaints. Works exactly like a computer browser on TOR. Well worth 1. FYI: If you are new to the darkweb, you
need to understand it is slower. The network bounces your connection all
Mar 06, 2014
(5★) Love this app!
Works great everytime for me. If you lock your screen you will have to force close and re open but no other hiccup after I found
that out. Use it all the time anywhere :D well worth 99cents!
Feb 11, 2014
(5★) Great app
I used Covert Browser for a while, but the developer never updates the app :( please keep the patches coming for Onion Browser!
Great product.Signed,A happy customer
Feb 09, 2014
I am allowed to access social networks, anonomity seems fine, i can access the hidden wiki, SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL!
Feb 01, 2014
(2★) Lacks tabs, needs other improvements
Although it does the job of browsing anonymously, it inly opens in one window / tab. So you cant go thru some link and see it
later and etc.First should improve this huge issue, other improvements loo
Jan 24, 2014
(2★) Its great, but.
Why i cant open some sites? It says that "the Tor circuit was broken" and stuff. Please fix it
Dec 21, 2013
(3★) well.
works well on available sites but now deepweb is almost demolishedso u wontbe able to visit the sites u want
Dec 18, 2013
Java is always enabled on here, which pretty much leaves you exposed and easy to locate.
Dec 03, 2013
(4★) Really like it
Just got the app and its very much worth the 1 dollar but the only thing is like to see is the ability to have tabs i can see why
it dosent but maybe a few tabs would be doable but also the ability to
Dec 02, 2013
(5★) Now it works
I tested it on my school filters and allows me to go to any website like restricted game websites.
Nov 30, 2013
(2★) Crashes too much
It crashes a lot and half the times the pages do not load.
Nov 09, 2013
(3★) Buggy
Concept is great. But at at best buggy not bad for .99. Forced closed when doing search. Or when not doing anything . Long load
time expected
Oct 30, 2013
(5★) Excellent service
This app is a requirement in lieu of all the snooping going on.
Oct 26, 2013
(3★) Pretty Good
It opens the tor links but its buggy. If you lock your phone when a site is open, when you unlock, none of the links work and you
have to restart the app.
Oct 24, 2013
(3★) Works well, but crashes
Connects faster to Tor network than the previous version, but crashes often on iOS 7.0.3. Other than that it does what it needs to
Oct 12, 2013
(5★) Swanky
As fast as the tor browser. Exactly what I needed and expected.
Sep 29, 2013
(5★) Search engine for deep web maybe
Good stuff to hopefully search the web unobserved.
Sep 12, 2013
(4★) A few things missing
I would love to be able to save pics video whatever. I would love to have taps. But most of everything is good.
Sep 03, 2013
(4★) Well done
The app works great right out of the box. Easy-to-use and comes with bookmarks.
Aug 28, 2013
(5★) #1 for Privacy
Quite literally a mobile Tor! Wow finally . Share this w anybody who loves their privacy!
Aug 23, 2013
(5★) Read it and weep, NSA.
If for no other reason than letting me give a virtual nose-thumb to the NSA, this is a wonderful app. It works, it uses Tor, what
more could we ask?
Aug 22, 2013
(4★) Yes it works
It works fine. I wish it came with the capability to disable JavaScript.
Aug 20, 2013
(5★) Get this app!
If you care about privacy at all, GET THIS app.
Aug 18, 2013
(5★) Folders
Please. a option to create folders in Bookmarks. Thanks!
Aug 01, 2013
(5★) Works so far
Been using it for about an hour and it seems to work flawlessly. Although the first time I opened the app, it immediately crashed.
Re opened it and it was fine.
(5★) Access Onion sites from my iPhone?
Yes please. Great app! Obviously .onion will be slower than .com. Same speeds as tor browser for me. Thank you
Jul 31, 2013
(2★) Ugh
You have to hard close all apps to get this kind of work. Needs lots of improvements. Might work for 15 min then just gives up.
Jul 28, 2013
(3★) Functional
It loads slowly, occasionally has trouble connecting. However, it does work and does stream. Can send do not track notices,
request new identities, and block cookies. As for actual security, I have no
Jul 26, 2013
(4★) Worth ot
Does exactly wat it says! Love the darknet. Kinda slow and sometimes doesnt respond but jus close app and reatart and works again.
Not nad for .99
Jul 25, 2013
(5★) Great phone app!
Works fantastically! I have the full TOR browser with bridges on home computer. This phone app allows me to feel a bit more secure
using my phone. The StartPage search engine is truly a search engin
Jul 13, 2013
(2★) New version does not work
Worked good untill recent version, now will not load. Also i used forensic tools on the iphone, and i have determined that this
app stores all of your activity in logs and cache files on the device BE
(3★) some suggestion
TO developer team:can u quick to let the app watch the video in it?also can u make the app can multi tab to open the website?this
two is the most improve for this app
Jul 09, 2013
(5★) Sign of the times
Excellent ppl keeping upto speed with the next generation Internet ! )
Jul 04, 2013
(4★) A bit unpolished but ultimately does the trick
This app is very clever, but suffers from being a bit kludgy and unpolished, although the last recent update brought it far
forward. (Thank you, Mr. Developer, whoever you are.)It does the trick. It
Jul 03, 2013
(5★) Good
Could be better with either video playability, picture saving abilities, and a download function
Jul 02, 2013
(2★) After a few days of use, it froze and does not wor
Works only in the early days, after that it freezes and does not load the page! ps: I deleted the app and installed it again, but
he does not want to work anymore, when it reaches 45% is frozen!
Jun 26, 2013
(5★) Best dollar I have spent on apps. Best iOS tor app
Takes a minute to initialize but it works great.
Jun 12, 2013
(5★) Works
Decent performance, and works as advertised.
Jun 08, 2013
(5★) Finally.
Same tor from yer desktop, only smaller. Would have paid a lot more for it. This is a steal. Buy it, use it.
Total 73 reviews with 80% ratings for this app.

Version History

  • 1.2.4 Upgrade Jul 31, 2012
  • 1.2.3 Upgrade Apr 25, 2012
  • 1.0First TrackedDec 31, 1969
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  • New App: Free Dec 31, 1969

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