An IT pro's on-the-go apps
Selena has been at TechRepublic since 2002. She is currently a Senior Editor with a background in technical writing, editing, and research. She edits Data Center, Linux and Open Source, Apple in the Enterprise, The Enterprise Cloud, Web Designer, and IT Security blogs.
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.
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?
Personally, I would dispense with the iPhony. Too much time is wasted playing with toys I am thinking.
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!
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?
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)
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.
Dear jonrosen, Jack Wallen published a list of 10 must-have Android apps on TechRepublic. Here's the link to that post: http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/10things/?p=1305 You can also find reviews of other Android apps in our Smartphones blog: http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/smartphones/. I hope you find this information helpful. Thanks, Mary Weilage Senior Editor, CBS Interactive
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.
I contacted the authours of WiFiTrak - apparently Apple have pulled *all* wifi scanners/stumblers from the app store. grrr >:(
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.
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.
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...