Viscosity 1.8 is now available for both macOS and Windows! This is a big update, with significant performance improvements for VPN connections. Both macOS and Windows users should immediately notice their OpenVPN connections connecting faster, with slightly lowered CPU usage. Windows users should also notice significantly improved maximum throughput on high-speed network connections.
A traffic graph has also been added to the main menu, providing a quick overview of how your VPN connection is being utilised without needing to open the Details menu. The style of this graph can also be customised from the Appearance section, or turned off for those who prefer to keep things simple.
By popular demand we've also overhauled Viscosity's menu icon system. Not only has this allowed us to include some snappy new icon designs to choose from, all icons now feel much more at home on both macOS and Windows. In particular, on macOS icons with coloured components will now look great in both light and dark mode, behave correctly when selected, and on secondary monitors as well.
On Windows Viscosity now also supports Network Location Awareness for routed/TUN connections. This will resolve an issue that caused some applications, including Microsoft Office and many UWP based apps, from failing to detect that a network connection is available when a VPN connection is connected.
Finally, version 1.8 also brings offical support for macOS 10.15 (Catalina), which is expected to be released next month.
Version 1.8 Mac Release Notes:
Version 1.8 Windows Release Notes: