When comparing Cloak vs Windscribe, the Slant community recommends Windscribe for most people. In the question“What is the best VPN provider? ” Windscribe is ranked 20th while Cloak is ranked 25th.
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Pro Does SSL Pinning on OS X
SSL pinning protects against some forms of man-in-the-middle attacks that even SSL encrypted traffic is vulnerable to. Not long ago, iOS did not allow for pinning but that may have changed more recently.
Pro Responsive developer
The developer of Cloak is extremely responsive to feedback and quick to answer questions or support requests.
Pro Senses Trusted WiFi networks
Cloak can be set to not use the VPN on whitelisted WiFI SSIDs (like home/work).
Pro Unlimited devices (as long as they're OSX/iOS)
Unlimited devices and data per account, so you can connect up the whole family or office on one account if you so choose.
Pro 2GB free monthly data allowance, 10GB if you are signed up to the newsletter
Pro Strong Encryption
They use AES-256 cipher with SHA-512 authentication and a 4096-bit RSA key. They also support Perfect Forward Secrecy.
Pro Built-in firewall
The firewall disables all internet connectivity if you are not connected to the Windscribe Network.
Pro P2P connection is allowed on the free version
Pro Has a free browser extension
This browser extension acts like a "lite version" of the desktop version. It also includes features like Adblocker, Cruise Control, Double Hop VPN (If used together with the desktop version), and Secure Link. The browser extension can be downloaded in Google Chrome, Firefox and Opera.
Pro Multiple free locations
Has locations in US Central, US East, US West, Canada East, Canada West, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Netherlands, United Kingdom, and Hong Kong.