iStat 2 lets you remotely monitor PCs and Macs from an iPhone or iPad

iStat 2 lets you remotely monitor PCs and Macs from an iPhone or iPad

Developer Bjango has today released iStat 2, an iPhone and iPad app that lets you remotely monitor Mac, PC and even Linux machines.

The $4.99 iOS app syncs up with a free server app (Linux users will need to download the open source iStatd utility) to show you everything from CPU usage, internal temperatures, disk space and RAM activity. iStat 2 also provides on-device monitoring, so you can also keep tabs on your iPhone or iPad, though I suspect that data will be less useful (though no less interesting).

The interface has gotten a nice polish from the first version of the app. As you’d expect, it’s designed to look like a high-tech monitoring system. Tapping on specific metrics slides in a detailed card that you can flicked away when finished.

Once you’ve been running the app for a while, you’ll be able to load graphs showing 24-hour or 7-day periods, and Macs will offer 30, 90, 180 and 365-day graphs. Also, iStat 2 is integrated with iCloud, so when I added a server on my iPad, it automatically appeared on my iPhone as well.

I’m a big fan of the Activity Monitor utility on my Mac, mostly just out of morbid curiosity, so being able to keep track of what’s going on with my machine on a second screen is handy. If you’re a stats-obsessed tinkerer, this is going to be a goldmine for you. You know who you are.

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