Mimo Review

Last Updated: Jun 07, 2019

Mimo Review
Rating 3 Stars
Price Inc w/ Giganews
Retention 500 Days
Free Trial None
Features Java Newsreader
Not Updated Since 2014

June 2019: Mimo has officially been abandoned by Giganews.

Mimo is the result of Golden Frog and Giganews partnering up to build a newsreader, which goes along with Giganews’s USENET access service.

Mimo is very easy to use. If you’re not that familiar with USENET and newsreaders, Mimo might be just what you’re looking for.

Mimo is designed to be as flexible as possible. It’s a cross-platform technology and, according to the company, they built it to accommodate their long retention times.

Currently the supported platforms are Windows XP, Vista, and Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 , along with Macintosh OS X 10.6 and above.

The tabbed interface has an intuitive design to it. Search for the binaries or articles you want and you’ll get a results screen that can be sorted by several criteria.

To download, click the green button to the left of the entry and you’re on your way.


  • Optimized for Faster Downloads, Searches, and Browsing
  • Optimized Search for Long Retention News Servers
  • Integrated Image Thumbnail Viewing
  • Filtering on Text, Binaries and Images
  • Auto unRAR and PAR technology
  • Integrated Giganews Accelerator Technology
  • Integrated Golden Frog Usenet Search
  • Golden Frog Usenet Search includes:
  • Servers Optimized for Speed
  • Binary Searches Across All Groups
  • Subject-Based Binary Searches

Take a look at the screenshots below to get a better idea of what this USENET downloader has to offer. This is an impressive offering from Giganews. It’s fast, runs smoothly and is likely one of the best choices for people who haven’t used a newsreader before.

To make it even better, the company has great instructions on using Mimo. The online manual is short and easy to follow. Go through it step by step once and you’ll have the hang of Mimo.


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