1. abuh's Avatar
    Hi all,
    Looks like I'm moving from android to iOS (courtesy of my employer) in the very near future, and I need advice on what apps to use on iPhone/iPad replacing the following android apps I'm using all of the time:

    1. AirDroid -- it links up my phone/tablet with a PC via the local wifi network so that I can totally access files and all on my tablet from the PC
    2. ConnectBot, JuiceSSH -- SSH clients, for remote access to some linux servers I must work with (telnet, ftp/scp)
    3. FileExpert -- a file manager for manipulating files on my tablet
    4. Polaris office -- for viewing and editing MS word, excel, powerpoint files
    5. ebook reader for various formats (djvu, epub, pdf, mobi)
    6. Pulse -- newsfeed
    7. fing -- network status checker

    I'm completely new to the iOS world, but will have to adapt to the new environment very quickly, so any help is greatly appreciated.

    10-11-2014 10:45 AM
  2. phreddyl's Avatar
    welcome to iMore- Pulse has its own iOs app and I believe so does Polaris office
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    10-12-2014 11:21 AM
  3. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    You should be able to find either iOS versions or 3rd party versions of the apps you mentioned in your post with relative ease via the App Store.
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    10-12-2014 11:24 AM
  4. abuh's Avatar
    Thanks -- the chief problem is I find way too many for each category, and I'm lookig for some orientation in the replies: which of the (seemingly?) relevant or corresponding apps is the best. If I had the time I would surely go through some apps, trying them out one by one to find the most suitable one -- but now I'm very tight on time so I'm kinda hoping for quick pointers.
    10-12-2014 03:01 PM
  5. qbnkelt's Avatar
    It's difficult to answer what is the best app since that is subjective. The most responsible option is to guide you to the App Store. Chances are the apps you're using in Android are on iOS.

    Sent from my SEXY GORGEOUS AWESOME GOLD 128G iPhone 6
    abuh likes this.
    10-12-2014 03:37 PM
  6. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    2. SSH - use Prompt 2 by Panic. They also have an SFTP app called Transmit.
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    10-12-2014 09:43 PM
  7. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    1. You probably won't be able to access files in the iPhone from your PC. Some apps create a wifi service that allows you to access files in the app from a PC web browser but that would only work for files within that app not files on the idevice in general.
    10-12-2014 09:46 PM
  8. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    3. Documents by Readdle or Goodreader.
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    10-12-2014 09:47 PM
  9. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    4. Microsoft's own Office apps or Apple's iWork apps.
    abuh likes this.
    10-12-2014 09:48 PM
  10. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    5. iBooks, Kindle or Nook apps
    abuh likes this.
    10-12-2014 09:49 PM
  11. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    6. I use Reeder for RSS feeds.
    abuh likes this.
    10-12-2014 09:50 PM
  12. abuh's Avatar
    Thank you for taking the pains to go through my list!
    10-13-2014 03:57 AM

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