5 VPNApps / FiveVpn
Android 1.6 or later
From Android Market
Tired of clicking?Try the 1 VPN app, which lets you connect in 1 click, supports multiple VPN accounts, and sports a fancy widget that displays the status of the VPN. Download the free trial version and check it out.
A free app that comes in handy when using VPN on Android. "5 VPN" lets you save the VPN password, and connect in 5 clicks, which is at least 6 less than normal. Supports Android 1.6 and later.
Note that this app only provides shortcut to the Android native VPN Settings. Any general questions, problem using or setting up VPN on Android is out of the scope for this app, so please understand if we have limited resources for helping you with this.
If you're looking for a VPN Service, then this is not the app you should try, you should instead try: PandaPow VPN
Update: As you probably have seen, we now have the 1 VPN app which basically makes this app obsolete. The only caveat is that the new app is not for free, but hey what is? For a small price, you will get the app that makes VPN work like a dream on your Android device. Don't take our word for it, download a free 1 VPN trial version today and see for yourselves.
Starting a VPN connection on Android is not very convenient. Normally it requires 7 clicks and writing a password. If you want to avoid writing the password, you can copy it to the clipboard, and then paste it, for a total of 11 clicks. With this app however, it can be done in 5 fast clicks and no password.
First download and install the app. Next install the 5 VPN widget on your home screen. On Android this is done by long pressing a vacant spot on the home screen and selecting Widgets from the menu. This will show a list of widgets to choose from; choose 5 VPN from the list.
When you start the app, or click on the 5 VPN widget for the first time, you are asked to fill in the password of your VPN account. The password will be saved so you don't have to fill it in every time. Next click the connect button.
Once configured, 5 VPN lets you connect your VPN in 5 clicks.
- Click the widget to launch the Android VPN Settings page (or click "Connect" in the app's configuration screen)
- Click on the VPN connection you want to start
- Long press in the password field to open context menu
- Select "Paste" from the menu
- Click the "Connect" button, and you're done.
The app automatically copies the saved password to the clipboard, so all you need to do is paste it in the password field. After completion the password is erased from the clipboard automatically.
Once a password is set, clicking on the widget will skip the configuration screen and go directly to the Androids VPN Settings. If you need to change the password, you must launch the app instead of clicking the widget. Launching the app is done from the application launch pad or a short cut.
This App is a work around until we can figure out how to make a connection in a single click. Using the clipboard to copy the password is not ideal from user perspective, nor from a safety perspective. If you would lose your phone, we'd recommend changing your VPN password.
Update: As you probably have seen, we now have the 1 VPN app which makes this app obsolete. The only caveat is that the new app is not for free, but hey what is? For a small price, you will get the app that makes VPN work like a dream on your Android device. Don't take our word for it, download a free 1 VPN trial version today and see for yourselves.
Any questions, problems or suggestions please don't hesitate to email us at: android at doenter dot com.
This app is provided free and as is. If you like it and wish to show your support, we'd appreciate if you also download some of our other apps.
- Chinese localization, courtesy of goapk.com
- Old content of clip board is kept and restored rather than just wiped out.
- A bit better looking (if you ask me :)
- Saves password securely (only readable by application)
- Quick launch of VPN settings screen for start/stop of VPN
- Copies password to clip, and erases it afterwards
As of the release of 1 VPN, we do not plan to add more features to 5 VPN. We will of course support it and fix any issues that are found in the existing release.