Top 12 Smartphone Apps Used by System Administrators

About three weeks ago, a thread was started on Spiceworks and hundreds of comments appeared on a topic, that didn’t seem very hot at first. IT Administrators answered a question, what smartphone applications they most frequently used. As the thread got longer, we noticed something interesting: there are several apps that are loved by System Administrators at most. So we decided to summarize current results in a “Top 12 of Apps for Sysadmins” chart.

Here is what we got:

#1 Spiceworks

#2 Wifi Analyzer

#3 Teamviewer

#4 Fing

#5 OOKLA Speedtest

#6 Evernote

#7 ES File Explorer

#8 Email

#9 Flashlight

#10 Microsoft RDP

#11 Google Drive

#12 LogMeIn

It wasn’t very surprising, that sysadmins would be exactly the kind of people, who would know and use a lot of applications on their personal mobile devices. But we counted about 250 apps, which is a big number and it is growing with the thread day by day. You can find the full thread and enjoy interesting comments here.

Jeff is a Director of Global Solutions Engineering at Netwrix. He is a long-time Netwrix blogger, speaker, and presenter. In the Netwrix blog, Jeff shares lifehacks, tips and tricks that can dramatically improve your system administration experience.