Request to create a PureVPN application for Linux (GUI Based)
Please create a PureVPN application for Linux (GUI based)
Hassan here from PureVPN, I am very excited to let you know that we are launching a GUI version of PureVPN’s Linux App in Beta!
We’ve selected you as one of the first to experience it.
- Download the Beta Build
- In Terminal, run this command:
- sudo apt install ~/Downloads/PureVPN_1.0.0_amd64.deb
What you’re going to experience:
- The new PureVPN Linux GUI app eliminates the need for command-line input. PureVPN’s simple and familiar user interface makes internet privacy and security easy.
- One-click dashboard VPN connection.
- PureVPN offers various locations worldwide. Connect via VPN to any country/city of your choice.
- The app lets you examine and manage account details. View and manage PureVPN subscriptions.
- We’re launching the PureVPN GUI App with OpenVPN functionality; you can connect via TCP or UDP.
While using the PureVPN Linux GUI App, I would love you to focus on and share feedback about:
- Connection health and performance
- Are you able to connect to VPN easily?
- How are the download speeds & browsing experience after connecting VPN?
- Does your connection drop automatically?
- App performance
- How does the App feel?
- Is it smooth and functional?
- Is it stable?
Issues to fix:
- The scroll down button on the location screen is not highlighted.
- While establishing VPN connection there is a chance of DNS leak.
You can share your feedback using this form or just reply back to this email. I would also love for you to join us in the beta community on Slack or Discord.
Coming soon to the PureVPN Linux GUI App:
- More protocol support
- Deeper location management tools
- Addons support
- Advanced preferences
- And much more!
I am looking forward to your feedback! :)
Thanks for making a GUI app for Ubuntu (Linux ) at last .
I have tried it today and here is my takeback
Beautiful , Well thought UI
All Locations available in App
Connections not dropping or failing unlike the CLI app
App forgets Username and password after exit
Some dependencies are installed later on(they should be added in dependency list of package so apt install it while installing Purevpn )
Ubuntu does not shows it is connected to VPN in system Network Manager Unlike other VPN provider apps and PureVPN app on Windows
Please also support Fedora and Arch Linux , so that nearly every distribution is covered (Debian based , Fedora based and Arch Linux based )
Wireguard support would be speed up the connection speed like it has on Android
Overall a big improvement from CLI era app ,Just needs some polishing and more protocols and Fedora , Arch Linux Support
Nick Danikas commented
need vpn asap
Waiting for a full fledged app with all the features that its Android and Windows counterpart enjoy .
App sometimes lags not because it is less optimized but because it is a Chrome app.
However a good build for a beta version
Also , Please also provide support for some other major distributions like Arch Linux(for steam deck) and Fedora
Peter T Kennedy commented
I would like to try the app for convenience as I use the purevpn every day. As a
a writer I need total privacy to keep my work secure.
Definitely necessary. I can't believe it's not a thing yet...
Carl Leach commented
I have both PureVPN and PIA subscriptions. PIA has a Linux app with GUI and for that reason, when the subscriptions come to renewing I will be not be renewing PureVPN if they do not have a Linux app. Command line nowadays is not good enough and PureVPN need to catch up.
This will most likely be the reason why I'll drop PureVPN and use a different VPN that makes my life more easier. It' just time consuming to either use the CLI or to setup a VPN connection direclty from the Linux setting as they more often don't work.
This GUI for purevpn and and an icon for pop-up information on panel must be priority for developers
AdminPureVPN (Product Team, PureVPN.com) commented
Thanks for sharing your valuable input.
Unfortunately, Linux GUI is not part of our roadmap yet. Since its a major undertaking, we need a relatively higher number of requests before we initiate work on it. We will communicate here as soon as we have it aligned, though.
In the meantime, if there is any specific usecase that you need the Linux GUI for, please share that and we'll do our best to assist you.
It's been over a year since this was suggested, is it going to be developed and if so when can we expect it and if not, why not?? What does your comment "Added for voting" mean?
A gui already exists for windows, I think most of the work is done. It is enough now to adapt the code for the environment linux which requires some efforts but is not insurmountable
man we know linux is commnd and i use it but always a gui for vpn is better
i needed so bad ♥
Михаил Кобзарёв commented
Очень неудобно, когда не умеешь админить linux руками создавать PPTP, OpenVPN соединения или прописывать команды в консоли. Нужна программа с GUI