Shimo

Version: 3.4 || Release Date: 2014-06-12 || License: Shareware ($39.95) Developer: ChungwaSoft | App Owner: guru

Shimo is the swiss army knife for VPN connections. It supports almost all VPN protocols out there! Cisco, IPSec, OpenVPN, PPTP and even SSH 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 version comes without any restrictions and therefore you are able to find out if it suits your personal requirements before you buy a license!

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For those who are looking for previous versions of Shimo, a quick Google search for "Shimo 1.0.7" will yield sources containing earlier versions that had a friendlier/gentler reminder for supporting the program. Version 1.0.7 was the last donation-ware build, and was posted April 5, 2008. Other earlier versions are available elsewhere online, too, such as 1.0.3, 1.0.4, and 1.0.5.

In comparison to Shimo 2.0, I would recommend users to stick with 1.0.x -- unless you want an obtrusive "nag screen" that forces the user into a blackmail-purchasing of a license.

Great program, bad marketing ploy!

For those who are looking for previous versions of Shimo, a quick Google search for "Shimo 1.0.7" will yield sources containing earlier versions that had a friendlier/gentler reminder for supporting the program. Version 1.0.7 was the last donation-ware build, and was posted April 5, 2008. Other earlier versions are available elsewhere online, too, such as 1.0.3, 1.0.4

In comparison to Shimo 2.0, I would recommend users to stick with 1.0.x -- unless you want an obtrusive "nag screen" that does not go away unless you submit to the forcibly blackmail-purchasing of a license.

Great program, bad marketing ploy!

how have you learned to price a soft. 12.95 hahaha?? why not 9.99? I could pay for shimo 2.0 but not using paypal... it s.cks. Is there another way to pay for it, like using credit card directly?

Let's continue this discussion in our forum at nexUmoja.org. I really like to talk with Shimo's users about the price model and why I had to change it...

Asking €12,95 for Shimo while being an extension to an open source project doesn't look very respectful. Furthermore Apple hosts a website with portions of their (open source) projects, being: http://developer.apple.com/opensource/

Shimo is otherwise an application with a strong design!

I have not modified the sourcecode of vpnc and therefore I just offer an interface to control a GPL-licensed product like vpnc. Please read the GPL and don't comment before you know exactly what you are talking about. Does Apple open their whole sourcecode as they use GPL-licensed components???

Vpnc, an integral part of Shimo, is released under the GPL. Would you mind to publish the source code for Shimo too to comply with the GPL?
Many thanks.

could anybody please post a link to a download page for Shimo 1.x as I have no use for the functionality version 2 provides and assume it's in the developers intention to go on providing the basic Shimo 1 as freeware through other channels (make it available as a free download from his page, please!)

kind regards!

Please consider that Shimo 2 is not only a user interface replacement for Cisco's client anymore. It's rather a complete replacement for Cisco's client, because it comes with vpnc, which can do almost all the stuff Cisco's client can do. Moreover Shimo 2 supports several other popular VPN protocols like OpenVPN, IPSec and SSH.
Therefore Shimo 2 is completely different than version 1 was and has to be judged accordingly!

As has been said on a bunch of other websites:

Version 2 is simply far too expensive for what it does. Thank goodness I was able to find download links for the final release pre version 2. I appreciate the hard work you've doubtlessly put into it, but there are apps that i find MUCH more helpful that don't charge a cent.

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