Which App to Choose?

GLOSSARY

Officially supported: Apps we recommend. We provide installation and troubleshooting support on these apps only. Other apps are only on a best-effort basis.

Stability: A measurement of the frequency of disconnections and speed fluctuations, as well as the likelihood of encountering various issues.

Windows

Recommendation: Netch or V2rayN for V2ray. Netch or SSR for Shadowsocks. Netch for gaming.

v2rayN

Netch

SSR

Clash

SSTap

OpenVPN

Officially supported

v2ray

SSR

Eclipse

Ease of Use

🟧

🟧

🟨

Speed

🟨

🟨

🟧

Stability

🟨

🟧

🟧

🟨

TCP

UDP

🟨

Netflix support

🟨

🟧

Gaming

🟧

May need separate software

🟨

May need separate software

🟧

May need separate software

🟨 High ping issues

🟥

Mac OS

Recommendation: Latest ClashX version (at the very least, version 1.30.1 and up).

ClashX

V2rayU

Tunnelblick

Officially supported

v2ray

SSR

Eclipse

Ease of Use

🟨

🟨

Speed

🟨

🟨🟧

Stability

✅🟨

🟨

TCP

UDP

✅🟨

Netflix support

🟧

Gaming

🟨

May

need

separate

software

🟧

May

need

separate

software

🟥

iOS

Recommendation: Shadowrocket for ease of use. Quantumult for speed and stability.

Shadowrocket

Quantumult

OpenVPN

Officially supported

v2ray

SSR

Eclipse

Ease of Use

✅🟨

🟨

Speed

✅🟨

🟨🟧

Stability

✅🟨

🟨

TCP

✅🟨

UDP

✅🟨

Netflix support

🟧

Gaming

✅🟨

✅🟨

🟧

Android

Recommendation: ClashR. Performance of all apps highly dependent on Phone type, Android version, and CPU.

v2rayNG

ClashR

SSR

OpenVPN

Officially supported

v2ray

SSR

Eclipse

Ease of Use

🟨

🟨

Speed

🟨

🟨

🟨🟧

Stability

🟨

🟨

🟨

TCP

✅🟨

UDP

🟨

✅🟨

Netflix support

🟨

🟧

Gaming

🟧

🟨

🟨

🟥

Linux

To be done...

Routers

Recommendation: Merlin-Koolshare routers, unless you can get a OpenWRT router already setup with the V2ray-koolshare plugin.

Routers are NOT officially supported. Support provided on a best-effort basis.

Merlin

OpenWRT

Padavan

Officially supported

v2ray

SSR

Eclipse

Installation

🟧

🟥

🟨

Usually pre-installed

Ease of Use

🟨

🟨/🟧

Koolshare/Normal

🟨

Speed

🟨

Stability

🟨

TCP

UDP

🟨

🟨

🟨

Netflix support

Gaming

🟧

🟧

🟧