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Indispensable iPhone apps for the IT administrator

An IT pro's on-the-go apps

Working while mobile has become the norm for many IT administrators, and luckily, you can carry a surprising number of tools right on your iPhone. The following images showcase the handiest apps Michael Kassner has found for performing IT admin tasks.

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24 comments
clozano
clozano

Scany and Netstatus from paully.com. They have the greatest and fastest trace tool on any devine I have seen. You can save hosts and networks and other fancy features like WOL.

jonrosen
jonrosen

1) When it's a 15+ long list. MAKE IT A LIST! NOT A SLIDESHOW type layout. It's annoying as hell to go through 15+ (23 in this case) little pictures to see a 1 or 2 sentence blurb. make it just 1 or 2 pages, or make it downloadable. Doing it like this, makes people not want to bother with the list. 2) It's not all about iphone anymore. How about a list for Android apps? I know there are IP calculators, wifi scanners and more. Come on, or are you saying TR is mainly an apple fanshop now?

jean.omobono
jean.omobono

I miss iSSH in this gallery. It's a really good app for secure connections to linux boxes

rustys
rustys

Personally, I would dispense with the iPhony. Too much time is wasted playing with toys I am thinking.

techyback
techyback

MiComputer Pro seemed interesting, but then when i looked into it further, really, its a -bit- pointless in my mind. Dunno how it made this list!

databall
databall

Doh! Sifting through lists of junk "Free Hotspot" apps in the iTunes store is irritating enough, but finally finding a real WiFi scanner app, only to find it's not available in the Norwegian app store makes me really sad. Anyone know of alternatives to WiFiTrak?

rasilon
rasilon

Thanks for the pointer to RDP Lite. Amazing. It worked the first time! Interesting to see it on an iPhone screen, but with the iPhone 4, the display is crisp and useable. Hank Arnold (MVP)

TBBrick
TBBrick

This profoundly visual geek just can't STAND the 10 plus slide shows. Lists are much more tidy. When my cell contract goes up, EVO is looking better and better. Sure, I block flash from automatically playing in FF, but when I want it, I want. Apple, do get over yourself. And yes, an Android app list would be a good thing.

SgtPappy
SgtPappy

....this is iPhoneRepublic.

Michael Kassner
Michael Kassner

As a consultant that gets calls 24/7, I do not always have my notebook with me. MiComputer allows me to have instant access to information about my client's servers.

databall
databall

I contacted the authours of WiFiTrak - apparently Apple have pulled *all* wifi scanners/stumblers from the app store. grrr >:(

binarynomad
binarynomad

Did you actually create a separate view of the slide-show, or is that a built in option? I'd love to convert a number of the other TR slide-shows to a scrolling window.

binarynomad
binarynomad

I like that it has separated fields, and allows photo attachments. Does MiComputer allow you export its data as a whole? (I saw it could do so with individual computers, but some clients have 20+ servers) I hate being dependent on one device/data source, so currently I use DropBox, with a text file per client for this sort of thing.

Kim SJ
Kim SJ

Bother! I thought I'd finally found a tool which would conveniently tell me what channels the APs around me were using. Now, if I was a developer who'd put effort into developing such an app, I'd be spitting tacks by now...

Michael Kassner
Michael Kassner

At least they did not pull them from the people that already had them.

WebTek2
WebTek2

Been using TeamViewer now for a while and never fails me. Love it!!

Michael Kassner
Michael Kassner

My editor wanted me to then create a gallery at a later date.