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Shimo is the swiss army knife for VPN connections. It supports more protocols than any other VPN application out there! CiscoVPN, AnyConnect, IPSec, OpenVPN, PPTP/L2TP, Nortel and even SSH connections are no problem for Shimo.

Shimo is able to automate everything around your secure network connections: Establish connections automatically when you change your network location, execute AppleScripts on certain events or get notified about these events. This is just a very small excerpt of Shimo's capabilities. Feel free to download Shimo from our website and find out about its extraordinary feature set. The downloadable more...

What's New

Version 3.4:
  • added trigger functionality (location, network, wifi security)
  • scriptable using AppleScript
  • don't reset statistics on disconnect
  • 64bit only
  • Retina graphics
  • many minor bugfixes

Requirements

  • OS X 10.7 or later

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bobwen Member IconReview+1
bobwen
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The Product Documents are very poor! the only way to get support is go to product forum.

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Version 3.2.3
PeterB6993 Member IconReview+0
PeterB6993
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Pretty Nice. I was able to in 5 minutes, pull in my cisco file and connect on the vpn. Wasn't completely obvious to me how to mac a connection at first, so it would be nice if you would just add a connect/disconnect button to the list of VPNs.
Also the import doesn't work when demo version, but you can actually just doubleclick on your VPN config file and it auto-imports into Shimo, but fails to bring in the group password (which is often hidden intentionally by the IT guys, but just open your cisco profile in text edit and copy & paste it in. The fact that I could do that tells me the importer should be made smarter to auto-import.
Overall for complicated stuff like this, far better than most... I'll be sending you my registration $$.

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Version 3.2.3
Alessandro82 Member IconReview+41
Alessandro82
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does not reset connection on closing very disappointing for a 30 bucks software stay away!

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Version 3.2.2
ChungwaSoft (Developer)
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Please send an email to support@chungwasoft.com describing your problem and we will sort this out. Promised!

Ooshnoo Member IconReview+75
Ooshnoo
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Honestly... get it right the first or second time. This is now the 10th update since v3.0 came out not too long ago. it's quite the pain in the butt to have to keep installing an update.

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Version 3.0.10
ChungwaSoft (Developer)
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Those updates are mostly additional features added after a user requested to add it. To avoid getting nagged by those regular updates, you can configure Shimo to automatically download updates in the background...

Tomasz Marcin Orzechowski Member IconReview-2
Tomasz Marcin Orzechowski
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Does not work properly...

It seems not to be compatible with Lion...
It hangs when the App Store is working... :(

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Version 3.0.3
ChungwaSoft (Developer)
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It is compatible with Lion. Please send me an email to support@chungwasoft.com and we will find a solution to your problem.

Tgromak Member IconReview+0
Tgromak
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I've used Shimo under Snow Leopard and loved it. Since Lion, it's been unusable for me. I bought the deal today to add it to another Mac, hoping the problems had been resolved. But nope.

Shimo fires up, says its connected to my office's Cisco VPN system, and even gets me an IP address that I know to be in the range of the system at the office. But nothing works. Web browsing -- whether intranet sites for which I need the vpn, or external sites on the greater internet -- never open. It's almost like it has no idea where to look for the DNS information.

A waste of $12.99 that I pretty much only spent because of Shimo's integration with Keychain (OS X Lion's built-in VPN client works flawlessly with the work system, but requires my password every time. I bought Shimo primarily so I wouldn't have to enter it).

Oh, well.

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Version 2.3.3
Neil_m Member IconReview+179
Neil_m
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It seems good.
I tried to quickly to see how the Racoon/IPSec performed on a Netgear FVS 338 in comparison to IPSecuritas (free).

It performed equally as well.

I have to say the support is very slow. I realise it is only Fabian on his own - but it took 4 days for him to acknowledge my question on the form regarding Forcing all VPN traffic over the VPN

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Version 2.3
Neil_m
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As a followup. My support ticket was mysteriously deleted.
I rewrote it.
The question was never answered.

bulljit
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I agree, it is a beautiful app that is very stable and feature rich.

However without the ability to "send all traffic over VPN" it is not option for my purposes.

Andik2000 Member IconComment+0
Andik2000
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I have problems using the CiscoVPN with Snow-Leo in my office network. Connections to the local file server will crash or be slow while being connected to an external server via VPN (using UDP which is not supported by MacOSX).

Now i hoped Shimo will solve this problem - but after a test there are still network problems.
Filetransfer to a local file server (WIN 2003 Server) is very slow. Saving files from Photoshop to the fileserver is also slow and sometimes the files are destroyed.
If i cancel the connection, all works fine. Also OSX 10.5. runs without problems.

If i understand right, Shimo is just a GUI that uses the Cisco-Engine. Is there any chance that Shimo will become a standalone VPN client with its own engine?

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Version 2.2.3.1
.guru (Developer)
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Have you tried converting your Cisco profile in Shimo to a vpnc profile? Maybe it works better?!

Irieblues Member IconComment+0
Irieblues
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Hello all,
I'm new to this arena (MAC) that is... and I was using Hamachi with PC's now we have MAC's and a so called workstation that we use as a server....
Now, with Shimo, is it possible to use it with Hamachi?

On the short end... what is the best way to VPN to my "server" when I'm not in the office?

Thanks all in advanced!!!

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Version 2.2.2
.guru (Developer)
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You are able to use Shimo with hamachi, but to answer how to connect with your server when you are not in the office, it would be necessary to know what type of server you are using.

MikaelF Member IconComment+162
MikaelF
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No I don't. The non existing doc doesn't mention it and my interpretation of a supported protocol is that the product has this feature. Not that I need to install the original product so that it can support itself.

Sigh....

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Version 2.2.1
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jTux
Version 3.2.3
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Komododraak
Version 3.1.1
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fjaeger
Version 3.0.8
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Komododraak
Version 3.0.8
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fjaeger
Version 3.0.6
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william_470aa044
Version 3.0.6
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fjaeger
Version 3.0.3
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Ildar
Version 3.0
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Version 3.0
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Version 2.3.3
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Downloads 54,512
Version Downloads 697
License Shareware
Date 14 Jun 2014
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
Price $39.95
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