Red Onion - Tor-powered web browser for anonymous browsing and darknet

Red Onion - Tor-powered web browser for anonymous browsing and darknet

By Omar Mody

  • Category: Utilities
  • Release Date: 2014-03-07
  • Current Version: 2.2
  • Adult Rating: 17+
  • File Size: 47.54 MB
  • Developer: Omar Mody
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 2,739 Ratings


Red Onion is a unique browser that lets you access the Internet privately and anonymously. With Red Onion you can bypass corporate, school, public wifi internet filters and access the entire Internet without restrictions with complete security. Not only that with the built downloader you can freely download without ever revealing your true identity or IP address. Red Onion is a full-fledged Tor-powered browser that offers you a REAL solution, with multiple tabs, customizable start screen, built in ad-blocker, history, bookmarks, and much much more. Features: - Internet access tunneled over the Tor network - Websites do not see your real IP address - Access the entire Internet from behind corporate/ISP/national internet filters and censors - Auto clean up of cookies on exit - Reset history/tabs/etc on restart (App Settings > Full Reset or Always Full Reset options for flexibility) - Access websites on the "dark net" of anonymous .onion web sites, only accessible through Tor - Multiple tabs, Bookmarks & History - Supports Do Not Track - Start screen with the most frequent visited history entry's - Real-time search in your browsing history, bookmarks and tabs - Search engine integration in the Address bar - Share URL's via Twitter, Mail, Google+ - Search in the webpage - Download files by just tapping the link or "long press" the link to Force Download it - Simultaneous downloads (App Settings > Concurrent Downloads - default is set to 3 for performance can be changed to max of 5) - User-Agent spoofing - Ad-block (for most ad-networks) - Passcode lock and Touch ID support (NEW!) - File Manager - Preview Apple supported format right from within the app or "Open in..." others app on your device. - Multi format video/audio player allows you to play almost any video and audio format without leaving the app (wmv, mpeg, mpeg1, mpeg2, mpeg4, 3gp, sf, avi, divx, dv, gxf, m2p, m2ts, m2v, m4v, mkv, moov, mov, mp4, mpg, mpv, mt2s, mts, mxf, ogm, ogv, ps, qt, ts, vob, webm, wm, mp3, m4a, wma). - Address bar search engine options (Google, Bing, DuckDuckGo, StartPage can be changed App Settings > Search Engine) - Extract audio from mp4 files (convert to mp3) - Robust File Manager - m3u8 streams over Tor. Bypass geo-blocked live TV streams like Aljazeera by requesting country specific IP addresses (instructions in app) - Download m3u8 streams - (NEW!) Chromecast support with subtitles test.mp4 test.vtt (subtitle and video file must have the same name just different extensions) - Playlist Manager - Dynamically updating adblocker - (NEW!) Block HTTP referrer - (NEW!) Cloud backup optional (off my default) - (NEW!) Unzip/Untar - (NEW!) Text Editor Important Notes: - Web browsing/downloading through the anonymization network will be SIGNIFICANTLY SLOWER than through a non-tunneled browser like Safari. This is necessary and a small price to pay to keep your identity protected. - This product uses the Tor distributed networks is produced independently from the Tor(r) anonymity software and carries no guarantee from The Tor Project about quality, suitability or anything else. cryptocurrecy coin



  • Well satisfied

    By Bu Cephalus
    To date, well satisfied with app.
  • Smh

    By Spunkybryan
    I can’t download anything anymore :(
  • Not as good as free onion browser

    By ----------------------d
    I tried using the free onion browser before getting this one. One of the key things I wanted to be able to do was download files to my phone. However, in all other respects the general performance/usability for web browsing is not as good as the free onion browser. I've found that I tend to use that one instead whenever I don't need to download something. Even when I do use red onion, it is often so hard to actually download whatever I wanted to download that I typically just give up. My suggestion is just use the free onion browser.
  • Useless.

    By yarkanlik
    Security is important but first you need to open the websites, this browser try to connect tor server and then just stays like that.
  • Stay away

    By Zap B.
    I am not usually suckered by a scammy app, but credit to red onion for getting $2 out of me. This app has not been updated in a year and does not work. It crashes instantly upon launch. Do not download.

    By poobop boy
    Keep in mind this is a third party (not endorsed by the Tor Project) application. One of the first things I noticed was that it uses BING of all things as the default search engine, not DuckDuckGo, Searx, or StartPage but BING. Bing and Google are absolute no-no's for anonymity. In order to use this even remotely securely you have to change the default search engine, use user agent spoofing (keep in mind websites can see the size of your screen and use this to identify you), and disable all javascript, also have all other apps closed and unconnected to the internet (which is impossible on an iphone). Furthermore your phone likely spies on you and keeps logs of your activity. How do download an app onto your phone? Your real ID and credit card. Already Apple (which by the way the NSA has direct access to its central servers, see PRISM) knows YOU use this app. Also max security features are still "experimental". It would be great to see the Tor project actually endorse this app, but it needs to be free. DO NOT RELY ON THIS FOR STRONG ANONYMITY. Most of these things are not the fault of the developers. But seriously, don't use Bing and spoof user agent. Also the options for MAC address spoofing and changing the size of the screen to match default Tor settings would be great. Even better would be the option to shut down all background applications and notifications so that all traffic on the device was connected exclusively to this app. All in all this is probably the best Tor app for iOS. It is far better than just using Safari for protecting your human rights. Also get Signal or Telegram and use that instead of SMS or 'Messages' if you really want to invoke your right to privacy (and it is a human right according to the UN). Also, on the subject of abuse: don't use Tor for immoral or immoral and illegal things. And also do not clog the network with massive file downloads unless you are getting content restricted in your country. We need more normal people to use Tor in their day to day lives. Too many people have been conditioned to (albeit unknowingly) quote Joseph Gorbells in saying, "If you have nothing to hide you have nothing to fear". No, the fourth amendment was written to protect not the guilty but the innocent. Mass surveillance is a violation of your constitutional and human rights. Your ISP should not legally be allowed to sell your internet history to advertisers. Use Tor everyday, resist mass surveillance. Report immoral activity and abuses if Tor to the authorities if and when you see them. Get your friends and family members to use Tor. Donate to the Tor project! Be responsible and if you use iOS a lot, give this app a whirl!
  • Don’t Use It!

    By AphrodisiacDuo
    This app has not been updated. Updates are important in the tor community. And as current time its been one year since the last one. Security is important, don’t look over your shoulder. This developer has hardly released updates since initial release. Nevertheless, updating should be a few times a year, not one.
  • Wish I didn’t buy this

    By Jp Staclz
    I spent $2 on this app. I RARELY pay for apps. But the description for this app was what I was looking for. But every time I open it up. It says connecting, goes to 80% and hangs. Never connects. Waste of $2 a bit upset.
  • yes

    By sam lord
    it operates like champ
  • Abandoneware

    By Hot-Flaps
    Edit: Yep this is abandoned. The developer has released a regularly updated Red Onion 2 with no word of this fact here. I wouldn’t trust someone happy to trade your privacy and online safety for another $2. Old review: Yeah I wouldn’t trust a TOR app that hasn’t been updated for over a year. The official pc version gets updated nonstop and this app must be light years behind in security and patches. There are plenty of other maintained tor apps on iOS and they also don’t ask for a 5 star review to unlock features.