Shimo free download for Mac

12 January 2017

VPN client – for everyone.


Shimo is the most versatile VPN client for OS X and it enables really everybody to master secure network. 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 get a 30 days free trial before you have to buy a license!

What's new in Shimo

  • Allow to include license information in deployment package
  • Updated OpenVPN to version 2.4.0
  • Fix file permission for referenced shell script
  • Fix display of license activation window
  • Minor improvements to OpenVPN reconnection mechanism
  • Fix bug in importing of accounts with referenced files

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76 Shimo Reviews

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26 August 2015

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I've been using Shimo since v2 and I love it. The latest upgrade on v4 is super slick and even more stable. Great job Feingeist! :-)
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Version 4.0.1
20 January 2020
I got Shimo a long time ago, but somehow it kept losing out to Viscosity on my Mac. Still, I am licensed incl. Shimo 4. Viscosity does not have the many useful features of Shimo, but as a previous Shimo user no being entitled to upgrade pricing, I can barely contain myself to move to Shimo 5 at EUR 49.
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13 December 2019
MacUpdate, take note: Shimo 5.01 is out. I have been a buyer of Shimo since version 2, but actually I hardly ever used it, because proprietary VPN clients often come bundled with VPN service subscriptions. There is no changelog on Shimo's website, no idea what the difference between versions and 5.01 should be, if any.... (probably they'll say the difference would be Mac OS X Catalina compatibility. I am writing this through a rock-solid, stable Shimo VPN connection on Mac OS X Catalina, Shimo, with absolutely zero compatibility issues). Also, except for Shimo's mysterious, undefined "security features" I have not been able to find out, what the difference between Viscosity and Shimo should be, other than Shimo's galactic price (for which existing users get no upgrade discount, just the old, boring 25 or 33% off campaigns ahead of holidays)
24 March 2019
Its not really good and not really bad. It works with some bugs. But for what it is, it is way to expensive.
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10 June 2018
After some innitial tun/tap problems which were sorted out by Shimo support the app is working flawlessly.

P.S . - MacUpdate plese dissable the CoinHive running in the background of your web!!!
02 March 2018
This app is the worst! It is so buggy and they never update it! Just see what happens if you make a mistake with the VPN password. You will get endless error dialogs and will not e able to try again with a new password for several minutes.. It is basic things like this which they never fix!
14 February 2018
Cool app!
09 January 2018
Tested extensively and really wanted to like it but the problem is that it's so unreliable... Connections suddenly break... app trying reconnecting forever (of course it never succeeds). It works fine the first times but from day two onwards it's just a bag of issues. Contacted support which is aware of the problems and does indeed respond promptly to support requests, but I'm holding this damn license since years only to keep using open sourced apps Pritunl or Tunnelblick. Disappointing.
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Avalon IT
03 April 2017
It does not have security, many times it disconnects silently, here is the technical support answer (now I'm using windscribe client):

How to shuts down every internet activity as soon as the user’s VPN connection is dropped?

Shimo Support <>
I guess the reason with Shimo is that the target is more on the business market where users need to connect to their work vpn to do remote work or access remote files. In that case it's not that critical if your vpn connection drops, you just won't be able to access the files anymore.

A killswitch is a good feature when you need all your traffic to go through the vpn server and are reliant on that, which is the case when you would use a VPN provider, but they mostly offer their own clients with this feature.
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20 February 2017
Trial expired instantly after installing. I can't evaluate this software at all. Additionally, it's deathly slow to start.
16 November 2016
The creator is very understanding to my deaf needs that requires notetaking for my school and he helped me a lot. and shimo4 is highly recommended. try it and you will not regret! thanks for help tobias!