PiHelper 4+


茜 沙

Designed for iPad

    • 4.3 • 237 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Get started with PiHelper:

PiHelper lets you connect and manage your Raspberry Pi or Linux machine easily.

- Monitor
CPU, memory, disk usage, processes and/or temperature statics in realtime.

Colorful pinout. Tap to change GPIO mode and output.

- SSH Terminal
Realtime shell with full xterm experience.

- SFTP / File browser
Browse files and directories. Easy upload, download, rename and delete.

- Single tap to reboot / halt server. Custom commands are also supported.

- Multi-language support:
-- English
-- 中文
-- 日本語
-- Русский (Thanks to Sergey Britov)
-- Deutsche (Thanks to Daniel Wolf)
-- Français (Thanks to Dorian Eydoux)
-- Lietuvis (Thanks to Ernestas Kardzys)

Report issue:
- Email: pihelper@outlook.com
- Twitter: @shaqian629

- Public/Private key authentication only supports RSA keys.
- To use the GPIO tool with RPi 4, please upgrade wiringPi to 2.52+:
cd /tmp
wget https://project-down­load­s.­dro­gon.net/wiring­pi-lat­est.deb
sudo dpkg -i wiring­pi-lat­est.deb
Reference: http://wiring­pi.­com/wiring­pi-up­dat­ed-to-2-52-for-the-rasp­ber­ry-pi-4b/

What’s New

Version 1.6

- Add option to disabling/enabling a connection
- Add option to show temperature on main screen
- Add language support for German, French, Lithuanian
Bug fix:
- Fix bug where keyboard hides part of command screen
- Fix term height for iPhone X

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
237 Ratings

237 Ratings

KevinFumbles ,

Nice UI and Works Well!

I was afraid this was going to be an app that just looked good and had either a ton of bugs or just didn’t work but that’s not the case here. The only things I can’t seem to get to work is the temperature monitor and the key authorization. I’m not sure why the keys don’t work but I’m assuming the temperature monitor doesn’t work because of some sort of missing package. Which if the latter is true I would love to know what I need to install to get it to work! Great app and plenty of future potential as well!

Couple of extra notes:
In the terminal, the extra bars above the keyboard block off the currently typing line
And the cpu percentage seems to use only the first cpu percentage on ‘top’ and not the whole line so it looks like a lot lighter load than what is actually happening

Rando8989 ,

Pleasantly surprised

I originally downloaded this app in an attempt to organize and manage the obscene amount of SBCs that I have. Was pleasantly surprised by the clean looking interface. The dashboard is nice, allowing you to get a quick glimpse of the cpu, memory, and disk usages as well as temperature. I’ve tried a lot of these apps because they all seem to try to do too much- even though they all end up having the same features- and ultimately making the command line itself annoying to use or just unattractive. At the end of the day, I really just need an ssh connection- everything can essentially be accomplished from there, at least in my case. Anything that requires more than that requires more than a phone app. I feel as though this one does what I need and does it well. It also seems to have good GPIO functionality, although admittedly, I have not utilized it too much.

HawaiiMaui ,

Free ssh terminal, no ads, I still paid

I tried this small (20MB good job) app, it showed my Pi stats, I also linked it to my Mac and Window's (Barracuda, not the Linux Subsystem one) servers running ssh. I don't know the commands it's running to get the stats, I'd love to tweak those or fake them myself so Windows and Macs show up with CPU, disk, and RAM stats. [No biggie I'll figure it out eventually.]

I tried simple tests, ssh used vi, hit onscreen "Esc" key essential for iOS. All seemed to work fine. Some of the commands only saw a 24 line terminal, and it's pretty narrow, but hey it's basically a free ssh term so awesome for that. It also has keyfile and user/pass login on click and supports custom macro commands.

Weird quirk, after starting ssh term I needed to double click to bring up the keyboard and onscreen helpers like arrows and Esc key (I normally use a Bluetooth keyboard with iPad so arrows are built into the hardware but still need that "Esc" key onscreen in term apps and I'll use this with my phone too.)

Since it's free and small, I gladly paid $1 to support the author. Hopefully the term size can be adjusted in the future and I can figure out the commands it uses for the pie graph stats.

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