Aug 032013
 

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I wonder, seeing the Thousands of Apps that are available for Android & iOS Devices utilized for Multi-Categorized uses like Utility, Development, Games, etc… and being an Linux System Administrator, I ever wonder if there will be a list of Apps designed especially for Linux System Administrators as well?

Well, I was very much stunned when I came across such a wonderful List of Android Apps designed for Linux System Administrators.
And they are obviously worthy Android Apps that Linux Administrators will love to have on their Smart Phones.

Let’s take a look at the Best Android Apps that has been developed for the use of Linux System Administrator.



Quick list of 8 Best Android apps for Linux System Administrator:

  1. ConnectBot
  2. SysBull – SysAdmin Excuses
  3. ServerUp
  4. Cura
  5. AndFTP
  6. Pingdom
  7. Hackers’ Keyboard
  8. Wyse PocketCloud

Connectbot

ConnectBot is an very famous and well known Android App that is specially developed for Linux System Admins.It is a powerful client for the open-source Secure Shell (SSH) protocol that helps in managing simultaneous SSH sessions, create secure tunnels, and copy/paste between other applications.

Average rating: 4.7
Last Update: Ottobre 2010

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SysBull – SysAdmin Excuses

SysBull – SysAdmin Excuses is a way to funny App designed for Linux System Admins; it’s an Excuses generator which is great and funny in way to come up with new and amusing reasons on system failures to tell clients or superiors. Excuses are generated in real time wide IT buzzwords, and combinations can be picked at random, or manually refined if need be.

SysBull allows you to:

  • Copy excuse to clipboard
  • Send excuse in SMS
  • Send excuse in email

Average rating: 4.6
Last Update: August 2012

Download SysBull – SysAdmin Excuses

Server Monitor

Server Monitor is an must have and essential System Admin App that helps you to check the status of your network and web servers. And the best part about the App is that, Whenever the Server is Down, you will be first to get Notified. It is easily configurable and can check the Status a lot of times to make sure that everything is going as expected, supports plain TCP connections as well as SSH tunnels.

Average rating: 3.6
Last Update: February 2013

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Cura – SysAdmin

Cura is the best server admin tool available for Linux System Admins. It’s a bundle of remote servers-administration tools that facilitate the easy maintenance, configuration and all-around administration of UNIX/Linux servers.

When in the hands of a sysadmin, Cura will provide:

  • A personalized Terminal emulator for direct interaction with said server.
  • Syslog module that allows for reading logs directly from the server.
  • SysMonitor module that visually graphs CPU and RAM usage percentages.
  • Access to the port-scanning utility “Nmap”.
  • Server Stats are general server information like its Vitals, Mounted Filesystems, Memory information, processes and so on.
  • Login monitoring with notifications. While you are logged in, you can get notifications about anyone else that also logged in to said server.
  • A security feature is implemented that allows you to have Cura’s database wiped when you send the compromised phone a secret pattern of your choosing.

(ex: send an SMS message containing “phone has been stolen!” to your Android phone to wipe Cura’s database and receive the location of the compromised phone as an SMS to your emergency phone number or as an e-mail to your emergency e-mail address).

All of the above modules include sharing and screenshots capability for logging and evidence.

Download Cura – SysAdmin

Average rating: 4.6
Last Update: July 2013

Download Cura – SysAdmin

AndFTP

AndFTP is an useful FTP, FTPS, SCP, SFTP client. Which helps us in managing several FTP configurations. It also comes with both device as well as FTP File Browser. It has various Features that include an option of Download, Upload, Synchronization and Share feature along with the “Resume” Support. It has various options such as opening on (local/remote), Renaming, Deleting, Updating permissions on chmod, also it can runs custom commands.

Average rating: 4.5
Last Update: July 2013

Download AndFTP

Pingdom

Pingdom is yet another Famous Android App for Linux Admins; many of you would be familiar with this app.

It allows you to get connected to the Pingdom.com uptime Monitoring checking support and helps you with the Present Status of the Servers and Websites you are monitoring. It is a useful companion that allows you receive errors and information from Pingdom. It Features; Direct Alerts on your Android Device, Current Status of Servers, Uptime and Response time Stats, etc

Average rating: 4.1
Last Update: Giugno 2012

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Hacker’s Keyboard

Hacker’s Keyboard is a Keyboard especially useful if you use ConnectBot for SSH access. It is called a Hackers key pad because it is designed in such a way with separate number keys, punctuation in the usual places, and arrow keys. It is based on the AOSP Gingerbread soft keyboard, so it supports multitouch for the modifier keys. It provides working Tab/Ctrl/Esc keys aswell. By utilizing this App, you will never feel of Lack of Key controls.

Average rating: 4.7
Last Update: January 2013

Download Hacker’s Keyboard

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Wyse PocketCloud

Run applications and access files on remote Windows or Mac computers from anywhere on the planet. With Wyse Technology’s business-class remote access and virtualization experience, you’ll enjoy unsurpassed connectivity options, security and reliability, and fast performance not only on WiFi but on 3G/4G networks too!
So leave your laptop behind and don’t be concerned with copying files you need from your desktop. Access them with PocketCloud—make an important presentation, grab a forgotten report, help a friend with a computer problem, or edit and email a spreadsheet while traveling as lightly as possible.

Download Wyse PocketCloud


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  5 Responses to “8 of the BEST Android apps for Linux System Administrator”

  1. Excellent post, congratulations! JuiceSSH is also very good.

  2. I wouldn’t add “Server Monitor” to be a good tool for checking if systems are up working or not, far better is to use Icinga or any other Nagios fork and then have an app that get the status from the Icinga server, you can make better checks and if you have more than one person who needs to know about the status, you don’t need two or more checks (one for each user who uses “Server Monitor” to check if a server is up), just one, which will keep the load on the server to a minimum and you can have the actual servers in a DMZ which the phones can’t reach and still get the status.

    Icinga do provide an excelent application for cellphones. Check http://icinga.org and become a real Linux admin and not just an Indian outsourcing staff.

  3. Pretty good post! Especially the excuse app is something I never knew about. Connectbot is pretty useful as well!

  4. Download our android app Server Monitor:
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.wr.noc it is for free available by NOC Zone https://noczone.com/

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