What are the best apps for network engineers?

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  1. 21

    #1Network Mapper

    Network Mapper
    Network Mapper is a net scanner that allows you to export the results as CSV via Gmail, so you will have a map of what devices are on your LAN.
    Apps

    Android

    $1.56

    Alice Alexander
    Written on July 15, 2018
    "I've been reconfiguring my LAN, and wanted a tool to use with my phone to make setup easier. I tried this app out, and it does what I needed it to do. I wish it was free, however."
  2. 16

    #2Net Scan

    Net Scan
    Net Scan is an app for network scanning that finds holes and security flaws in your network.
    Apps

    Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Justin May
    Written on November 24, 2017
    "There are a lot of network scanner in the play store so picking one is usually the hardest. This one works and works well but the problem with it is that it crashes randomly. But other than that it scans very good for nearby networks and also let you know the strength of those networks. "
  3. 15

    #3Engineering Professional

    Engineering Professional

    This app contains formulas of most engineering topics, like chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering or civil engineering, among others. Really useful for students, because it also has over 100 conversion formulas. 

    Apps

    iOS

    $11.99

    Willie Cox
    Written on November 26, 2017
    "This app is so awesome! I'm an engineering student and I use this all the time for my homework and in class. I can easily look up formulas and conversions in a matter of seconds. It has made my study sessions so much quicker and I even increased my GPA! If you are an engineer or want to be one this app is a must have! Awesome!"
  1. 14

    #4ezNetScan

    ezNetScan
    ezNetScan is a free Android app that is specially designed for network administrators that want to have a fast report of the devices that are connected to the same wireless network.
    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Beatriz Ávila
    Written on July 16, 2018
    "There are literally a slew of apps for network engineers. I have tried a good 80% of them. And if we're being honest, most aren't really worth their salt. Then I found ezNetScan. Oh man, if you're on android and need quick reports, this one is for you!"
  2. 12

    #5Network Info II

    Network Info II

    Network Info II is a free app for Android for network administrators that provides info about the devices that are connected to a specific network, as the IP address and its details and so one.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Brian Jackson
    Written on July 24, 2018
    "Network Info II has been a really good resource for me and my small business network. It really helps to maintain a good overview of my network and the devices connected to it. I can get full details of a device on the fly which helps greatly from a security standpoint as well. "
  3. 10

    #6Wifi Analyzer

    Wifi Analyzer

    Wifi Analyzer turns your Android phone into a powerful tool that shows you the WiFi channels around you and helps you choose a less crowded channel for your wireless router.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Susan Rose
    Written on November 19, 2017
    "I am not a professional network engineer. However, I do some of network stuff for my family. I am their go to tech support. I have used this to setup routers for my family."
  4. 9

    #7CIDR Calculator

    CIDR Calculator

    CIDR Calculator is a subnet calculator that will help you to determine what the address range is a subnet.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Dylan Ryan
    Written on July 16, 2018
    "I use this app all the time. It is very easy to use and understand, gives me all relevant data very quickly and accurately, and doesn't bomb me with ad after ad. All in all, this is one of the best apps i could find for my engineering needs. "
  5. 6

    #8ConnectBot

    ConnectBot
    ConnectBot is an open-source Secure Shell client. This app is able to manage different SSH sessions at the same time, as well as create secure tunnels and copy/paste between other applications.
    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Joseph Parker
    Written on November 24, 2017
    "What an amazing tool! When I had to upload tons of files to my webmaster, I had to have a PC to accomplish a secure shell client transfer. Now I can do it all from my smartphone. This by far is one of the most useful things when webmasters like us need to edit things while we're sitting around watching Donkey shows in Tijuana, forgetting our work space at home. "
  6. 5

    #9LanDroid

    LanDroid

    LanDroid is a free app for Android that works as a kind of a network hub. It can show all data related to the IP address, ping, etc, with lots of useful features, especially if you're a network administrator.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Vincent Hamilton
    Written on July 22, 2018
    "If you're a network administrator, you need this. Seriously, you'l be lost without it. Personally, I don't know what I would do. It's the best tool for data and network hub. It's free. Isn't that what's best of all?"
  7. 3

    #10Motadata

    Motadata

    Motadata is a software that allows users to track and analyze a large quantity of data and use the analyses to resolve some issues in a system using a single unified platform. It is designed to handle more than 1 billion events in just seconds.

    Software

    Web

    Varies by plan

    Michelle Chapman
    Written on July 20, 2018
    "I am in IT and work on Cisco TAC team. I found Motodata to be very useful for keeping my logs in order. Since using this app I feel like I am much more organized and able to satisfy the customers better and faster. Great app"
  8. 2

    #11Fing

    Fing

    Fing is a free and fast network scanner that includes over a dozen of tools, such as WiFi scanner, port scanner, DNS lookup, ping and service monitoring.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Lori Little
    Written on November 24, 2017
    "This app is a must have for working on networks. I have used it daily in both my day job and at home. It is free and contains all the tools you need to fix network issues. I have had success even using it to monitor my internet issues. One of the issues was someone connecting to my network. I would never have know if no for this app."

Summary

Best What are the best apps for network engineers
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Network MapperApps 21 Paid
2Net ScanApps 16 Free
3Engineering ProfessionalApps 15 Paid
4ezNetScanApps 14 Free
5Network Info IIApps 12 Free
6Wifi AnalyzerApps 10 Free
7CIDR CalculatorApps 9 Free
8ConnectBotApps 6 Free
9LanDroidApps 5 Free
10MotadataSoftware 3 Paid
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