26 fantastic iPhone & Android apps for managing your website

by Jonathan Brealey

October 25, 2010 in Business/Freelance Resources

Thanks to smartphones, you no longer have to be sitting in front of your computer to upload, manage, publish and monitor your website. We’ve brought together a collection of applications for both iPhone and Android users.

WordPress

If you have a WordPress website, then you can manage comments, upload images, and write, publish and edit posts all from your phone. Both these apps are free and are offered by WordPress.org.

26 Great iPhone & Android apps for managing your website on the go

Left: WordPress for iOS. Right: WordPress for Android

Using the iPhone version, you can also take advantage of location sharing to give your blog posts added context, whilst the Android version is great for smaller screens.

iPhone: WordPress for iOS

Android: WordPress for Android

Google Analytics

Keep an eye on your web stats out of the office with Google Analytics apps on your phone. There are several options for both iPhone and Android users, so depending on how committed you are, you can opt for a free or paid app.

26 Great iPhone & Android apps for managing your website on the go

Left: Analytics App for iPhone. Right: Droid Analytics

iPhone: Analytics App. At $6.99, it’s not the cheapest, but it is very comprehensive. If you’re looking for a free option, try Blast’s Google Analytics app.

Android: Droid Analytics is one of the most popular choices and is just $0.99 (a free trial is also available). Mobile GA is worth considering if you’re looking for a free option.

FTP

Create, upload, download and edit your website’s files can be done for free with these useful FTP applications. There are some great free options out there, although the paid FTP On The Go is also a popular choice.

26 Great iPhone & Android apps for managing your website on the go

Left: FTPVIewApp for iPhone. Right: AndFTP for Android

iPhone: FTPViewApp (free), or FTP On The Go ($6.99).

Android: AndFTP (free).

HTML editors

Create and edit your HTML quickly and easily with these editors.

26 Great iPhone & Android apps for managing your website on the go

Left: myHTML for iPhone. Right: SilverEdit for Android

iPhone: iDoWebEdit or myHTML (both $0.99)

Android: SilverEdit (free)

Bookmarking

If you’ve got a Delicious account, managing and adding your bookmarks is straightforward with a couple of great apps – or alternatively the Delicious mobile website.  The apps feature more functionality options, but if you have limited space then you may want to opt for just the mobile site.

26 Great iPhone & Android apps for managing your website on the go

Left: Yummy for iPhone. Right: Android.icio.us for Android

Alternatively, you can use the mobile version of Delicious, although it’s fairly limited.

iPhone: Yummy ($1.99)

Android: Android.icio.us (free)

WHOIS

You can quickly check the ownership and contact details of a domain with one of these straightforward WHOIS apps:

26 Great iPhone & Android apps for managing your website on the go

Left: Whoiser for iPhone. Right: Whois for Android

They aren’t packed with features, but they do the job quickly and simply. If you deal with domain names on a regular basis, then this could save you plenty of time.

iPhone: Whoiser ($0.99).

Android: Whois (free).

Server Uptime

Monitor your server uptime and downtime using these handy apps. Montastic uses visual red and green icons to assess your servers, whilst Pingdom makes use of graphs and charts.

26 Great iPhone & Android apps for managing your website on the go

Left: Montastic for Android. Right: Pingdom for iPhone

iPhone: Pingdom for iPhone (you’ll need a Pingdom account).

Android: Montastic Widget (you’ll need a Montastic account).

Web Browsers

26 Great iPhone & Android apps for managing your website on the go

Opera Mini homescreen

iPhone: Opera Mini is a good alternative to Safari, as is Perfect Browser, which handily supports multiple tabs.

Android: Opera Mini is also available on Android, and has the benefit of lightweight browsing and homepage bookmark links. The highly regarded Dolphin Browser supports tabs and also boasts a range of optional add-ons for additional functionality.

Online File Management

Dropbox is a great tool for uploading, downloading, sharing and syncing files online. Happily, there’s a Dropbox app for both Android and iPhone users so you can access client files, documents from your office computer, projects in progress and much more via your phone. Alternatively, a great tool for fileshare is YouSendIt.

26 Great iPhone & Android apps for managing your website on the go

Dropbox application

You’ll need a Dropbox account, but it’s free to sign up.

iPhone: Dropbox for iPhone

Android: Dropbox for Android

Code Cheat Sheets

Don’t trawl the internet looking for that elusive bit of code – keep this CSS cheat sheet on your phone. Both the iPhone and Android versions are $0.99, and HTML, JavaScript and PHP versions are also available from the same developer.

26 Great iPhone & Android apps for managing your website on the go

iPhone: CSS Cheat Sheat for iPhone

Android: CSS Cheat Sheet for Android

This guest post is by Jonathan Brealey, the director and co-founder of Heart Internet, a webhosting company.

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  • Joshua Chase

    Oct 25th

    Great article. I was unaware of the iPhone google analytics application. I think that is most interesting along with Pingdom. I will give it a shot. Great collection and details of apps.

    Thanks!

  • Reed Botwright

    Oct 25th

    You didn’t mention shell access. They can be a little complicated for the novice to set up (especially on a server like ours with certificates), but are perfect for the mobile server tweaker. Otherwise, a great list!

  • Web Designer Houston

    Oct 25th

    Hey great apps, and nice article.
    Thanks for sharing this nice and useful information full article.

    Great

  • roller mill

    Oct 25th

    Great article.I like it

  • helium

    Oct 26th

    @Reed Botwright We once managed to get our office IP banned from our server, iphone shell access saved the day ^_^

  • James

    Oct 26th

    Great article, picked up the Montastic app and the Mobile GA apps which are working perfect. Have been looking for a good Google analytics app for a while surprised they dont have one.

  • Mia Lazar

    Oct 26th

    All what I’m need, cool.

  • Jay Rieckmann

    Oct 26th

    “SEO Ranking” is a great app for iphone and ipad…

  • Web Design Nottingham

    Oct 26th

    Great post but it would be pretty cool if you could do one for Blackberrys? Will pass this on to clients though :)

  • Paul

    Oct 27th

    Excellent list, just got an android phone so very timely, thanks!!

  • laman web

    Nov 4th

    really a set of useful tool for me…thanks for sharing….

  • vibrating screen

    Dec 6th

    Oh, Good! I like it.

  • Cgbaran

    Dec 24th

    I wish google analytics software for iphone was free

  • Titanas

    May 6th

    Great post Jonathan.. There’s another great alternative for GA called Analytiks… especially helpful to bloggers and webmasters on the go. It’s still a work in progress but knowing the developer personally new stuff like graphs, Android support etc are coming. Their website is http://analytiksapp.com/

  • web hosting

    Jun 8th

    Does anyone know if you can just download this from the apps store iphone.

    Would be great if you can

  • Wilson Melo

    Jul 29th

    Great Apps!

    Thx

  • Alex Parker

    Aug 1st

    Nice, my faves are analytics, and silveredit! Thanks for sharing.

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