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My company has over service through Verizon, and AT&T Service in the area is "shoddy" at its best, so I haven't been able to join the "iPhone party" like so many of my fellow system administrators have been able to.

That being said, this week finally a phone I like has hit Verizon, the HTC Incredible. (I've been waiting for the Desire or Nexus One, but after seeing spec sheets and reviews, HTC Incredible comes out ahead anyway).

So (finally) I'm looking for Android Apps that are "gotta-haves" for system administrators.

I've found the bottom three. If there are others you prefer over these let me know.

RDP Program - RemoteRDP

SSH Client - ConnectBot

Nagios - NagMonDroid

Reply with your favorite Android App and why!

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This type of question should be a wiki. – John Gardeniers Apr 22 '10 at 21:32
I find Nagroid to be a superior nagios client to NagMonDroid. – Cory J Apr 22 '10 at 21:44
This type of question belongs on superuser- unless they start putting server OSes on phones... – Jim B Apr 22 '10 at 23:47
@Jim, if the device is used as a sysadmin tool I blieve it's a perfectly valid question for this site. SU is not a suitable site to ask questions about sysadmin tools. However, it's very subjective at best which is why it should be a wiki. – John Gardeniers Apr 23 '10 at 0:10
CIDR Calculator – davey Apr 23 '10 at 8:01
up vote 2 down vote accepted
  • Wi-Fi analyzer for debugging Wi-Fi coverage

  • proxoid to tether the phone to something of the more useful size

Non system administration specific but generally useful:

  • k-9 Mail
  • Dolphin Browser
  • OI notepad + OI Safe to keep encrypted notes
  • BeamReader to read PDF files
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wifi analyzer was a very nice upgrade to the one I was using, I'll have to try proxoid, to see if it beats easytether – Kara Marfia Aug 3 '10 at 22:36

This is my list of must have android apps for sysadmins:

  • connectbot SSH client
  • beem XMPP (Jabber) client
  • PocketCloud RDP/VNC Client
  • Linux & Unix Commands
  • Zabbix on the go (Client for Zabbix Monitoring Solution)
  • nagroid (Nagios Client)
  • FBReaderJ (e-book reader)
  • Net Tools (handle ping, check port 80, dns / IP lookup, HTTP header download, netstat)
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Kindle, droid style. Especially once they add searching...

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Yes! I downloaded this the day it was available. I love it. – GruffTech Aug 3 '10 at 15:57

I find KeePassDroid very helpful since it works with KeePassX datafiles so I can keep password safe and secure and access them wherever I need.

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I like the iTap mobile RDP client. It supports all security features of RDP including TS-Gateway.

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