Pi-hole Remote 4+

A Remote for Pi-hole

RocketScience IT

    • $3.99
    • Offers In-App Purchases

Description

Pi-hole Remote is a third party Pi-hole application that lets you quickly enable/disable your Pi-hole, as well as add domains to your whitelist/blacklist and view statistics such as top allowed and blocked domains!

*Disable Blocking*
Quickly disable blocking for a few minutes with only a few taps. You can even use Siri Shortcuts to disable blocking with your voice! If you have multiple instances, you can disable blocking for all of them with one tap.

*Statistics & Queries*
Look up what domains are queried most on your network, as well as clients that send out the most requests. See queries sorted by domain, client, or type. You can even view a Live Log that shows requests in real-time!

*Blocked Services*
Want to quickly restrict access to Facebook, YouTube, Snapchat, and more? Block all kinds of services effortlessly with just one tap.

*White & Blacklist*
Quickly add new entries to your lists inside the app or with the iOS Share Extension. You can also add entries in bulk and export list entries. If you have two Pi-hole instances, you can even automatically sync your lists!

*Local DNS*
Manage your Local DNS and CNAME records, right from the app!

*Homescreen Widgets*
Choose from a wide range of homescreen widgets that show statistics or graphs. All are customisable with a wide range of options!

*Full Ecosystem*
Purchase the app once and get access to the iOS, watchOS, iPadOS, macOS, and tvOS app.

==

iPhone, iPad, macOS features:
- Disable Pi-hole blocking
- View basic & advanced statistics
- Add domains to your whitelist or blacklist (in bulk)
- Export your list entries
- Sync list entries between two instances
- Full Query Log with search & filters
- Live Log which shows queries in real-time
- Manage Local DNS & CNAME records
- Support for up to 4 Pi-hole instances with combined statistics and queries
- Support for scanning Pi-hole token QR code
- Support for SSL and reverse proxies
- Widgets
- Siri Shortcuts & Quick Action
- Share Extension for quick white/blacklisting
- VoiceOver support
- FaceID/TouchID lock
- Dark Mode, custom color schemes, alternative app icons
- Optimised design for iPadOS & macOS
- Clean and modern 100% SwiftUI design

Apple Watch features:
- View basic statistics
- Disable Pi-hole blocking
- View top allowed, top blocked, top clients
- Complications

Apple TV features:
- View basic statistics
- Disable Pi-hole blocking
- Require Passcode on Disable

Statistics:
- Total Queries
- Queries/Percentage Blocked
- Blocklist + Gravity Last Updated
- Temperature & Memory Usage
- Graph Queries Overtime
- Top Allowed Domains
- Top Blocked Domains
- Top Clients
- Unique Domains/Clients
- Clients Ever Seen
- Queries Per Domain/Client
- Query Types
- Forward Destinations
- Pi-hole Version
- API Info
- DNS Cache
- Database Size

* The in-app-purchases are only there for the Tip Jar, to support future development of the app. This is completely optional.

==

Note:
You need at least one working Pi-hole instance running on another device for this app to function and you must use Pi-hole Version 5.1 or up. Find out more about Pi-hole at https://pi-hole.net/.

What’s New

Version 3.2

v3.2 is here with many accessibility improvements and some new blocked services.

If you use accessibility features like VoiceOver, don't hesitate to contact me with additional improvements you think I can make to make the app work better for you. Everyone should be able to use Pi-hole Remote!

New:
- New Blocked Services added: Apple TV+, Oculus
Improved:
- Improved stability of some settings screens
Fixed:
- Home screen widgets will now only disable the selected instance (for people with multiple instances)
Accessibility:
- Improved VoiceOver grouping & annotations for several views on the Statistics-tab and the Changelog screen
- Improved VoiceOver 'isSelected' state for the Query Log Filter and Design Settings screens
- Improved support for Smart Invert in Design settings and the 'Made by RocketScience' screen
- Fix some VoiceOver duplication issues in 'Usage Metrics' on the Home-tab

***

v3.1 brings support for some new - highly requested - blocked services. Enjoy!
- New Blocked Services added: Minecraft, Nintendo, PlayStation, Roblox, Xbox
- The 'Blocked Services' feature is now also available on iOS 13

***

v3.0 is here with some big new features! What's new?

== Blocked Services ==
This new feature lets you fully block access to some services with just one tap. Block all of Facebook, YouTube, Snapchat, and more; there's a total of 30 services in the app right now.
How does it work? All relevant list entries automatically get added in the background and hidden in the Lists-overview. It abstracts away the complexity and makes it so 'it just works'! I think it's perfect for those times that you want to restrict access to something for your kids during dinnertime for example.

== Shortcuts on Home-tab ==
The Home-tab got its first change in a long while with the addition of two shortcuts at the bottom. Quickly access Blocked Services and Live Log right from the Home-tab. The visibility of the shortcuts is customisable in preferences.

== Query Log Detail Redesign ==
I thought the Query Log Detail screen deserved some love, that's why in this version you'll find a completely redesigned detail screen with icons & better grouping. It now feels a lot more modern and clear.

== Apple Watch ==
The newly added statistics on Apple Watch used to support just your first instance, but with this update there will be a Statistics-tab for every instance!

== Many Improvements ==
You'll find many small UI/UX improvements, as well as better performance and translations. The update also improves support for the new iOS & iPadOS versions.

I enjoyed building this feature and look forward to your feedback. Lets see what's in store for the next update of iOS, shall we?

If you like the app, consider leaving a review! Enjoy this update.
- Joost

Full v3.0 Changelog
New:
- A new 'Blocked Services' feature that lets you block services like Facebook, YouTube, and more with just one tap!
- The Home-tab now includes shortcuts to 'Blocked Services' and 'Live Log'
- Redesigned Query Detail screen
- Apple Watch: added additional Statistics-tabs for people with multiple instances
Improved:
- Minor UI improvements for Query Log
- Disabled autocorrect in Query Log search
- Performance & stability improvements (iOS 15)
- Improved support for iOS/iPadOS 15.5
- Translation improvements (Spanish, Ukrainian)
Fixed:
- Fixed small bugs related to the notification permission dialog
- Apple Watch: small UI fixes
- Small UI fixes for iOS 13

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
158 Ratings

158 Ratings

Grgrps ,

Indispensable Utility for Pi-hole. Get it now!

I’ve been tinkering around with a Pi-hole setup, and I kept running into issues with using the web interface on mobile (sporadic Bad Request errors I couldn’t crush) so I decided to check the App Store and came across this infinitely useful Pi-hole Remote App. I didn’t even hesitate purchasing it, it’s well worth the asking price. The UI itself is hands down one of the cleanest I have ever experienced for a technical utility app. It’s easy to navigate and all the critical metrics and statistics information is cleanly and clearly presented and organized. It’s a lot more reliable than using the web interface on mobile and tons of customization and configuration options to tweak to your liking. It’s a highly intuitive layout. I have no problems whatsoever supporting indie devs that make quality apps such as this. Keep up the good work, and I look forward to future updates!

Developer Response ,

Thank you so much! 🤩

Runeko ,

Amazing app, could be excellent

This app is a great way to view and manage your pi-hole. The design choices make everything you need up at the front of the app and it blends in well with iOS. You can view the tail of a particular IP address really easily and the details on each dns request are really helpful, allowing you to easily create blacklists. The widgets are a nice touch. So far, everything I need. There is room for improvement though; this app could be a game-changer. Group management seems to be ignored completely, including adlists. A built in whois lookup or information database about particular domains would be helpful, something similar to Little Snitch. If those changes were made, and a few small app bugs, it would be an excellent app. This is still an amazing app though, and I'm happy I found it; it will be used a lot! Thanks!

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your review! Management of groups and adlists is currently not possible due to limitations of the Pi-hole API I use. They’re working on a new API, I’m hoping that brings support for these things, then I can support it! A whois lookup is a nice suggestion, I’ll look into it. Thanks! Joost

Deathray19 ,

Much better than expected

The developer has put in a lot of effort in this app and it shows. For a Pi-hole noob this app makes it so much easier to check what is being blocked and what’s not, making it so much easier to white list or blacklist as needed without needing to boot up my pc and logging into the web interface, granted that doesn’t take too much effort but this app makes it so much easier. The plots of the allowed and blocked queries are great, I like to see how %blocked goes up during weekends vs weekdays and on a workday in the evening vs during the day. Overall, it’s a great app and I recommend it to all Pi-hole owners.

App Privacy

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