SimplePi for Raspberry Pi 4+

Monitor, Control & Manage rPi

Benedikt Hirmer

Designed for iPad

    • 4.1 • 89 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



You can now create widgets to run commands directly from your home screen or integrate commands into Siri Shortcuts (iOS 14 required)!

SimplePi is the Swiss army knife utility app for monitoring, controlling, and managing your Raspberry Pi using your iPhone and iPad.

See what is going on with your Raspberry Pi. CPU, Memory, Temperature, Disk Usage, and Clock activity are shown in beautiful and easily understandable graphs.

Run commands on your Pi with a single tap. Want to have your own commands? No problem. SimplePi lets you add as many commands as you wish.
Additionally, you can manage your commands in groups.

Access your Pi from a shell terminal with colored output and hardware keyboard support. The on-screen keyboard comes with fast access to commonly used special keys like ctrl and arrow keys.

View and export command results and logs automatically. The results history allows you to view the results of previous commands.

Detailed Stats for CPU and Memory give you an insight on which processes are running, how much memory is active, and much more.

Browse Files and Folders in a file browser-like experience.
View and export files of various formats.

SimplePi can manage multiple Raspberry Pi. Configure each Raspberry Pi and connect to them simultaneously.

Public Key authentication gives you the flexibility to authenticate in your preferred way.
Key files can be imported via iTunes or from other apps.

Sync Commands, Hosts, Keys over iCloud

Lock the app using FaceID, TouchID, or a custom passcode

Run commands directly from your Home Screen on iOS 14

Siri Shortcuts
Integrate commands into automated worflows using the Shortcuts app (requires iOS14 or later)

NOTE: SSH needs to be enabled on your Raspberry Pi for SimplePi to work correctly.

SimplePi has been tested with the latest releases of

* Raspberry Pi OS (formerly Raspbian)
* Raspbmc
* OpenElec
* Xbian
* Pidora
* Arch Linux

SimplePi works on all Raspberry Pi models.

NOTE (only for Xbian users): Automatic start of xbian-config needs to be disabled. You can do this when connecting via SSH and selecting Config > Settings > Xbian Config > NO.

There are many different configurations out there. If you encounter problems with one of the distributions above or want to have your distribution support, please contact us.

What’s New

Version 3.2.3

You can now create widgets to run commands directly from your home screen or integrate commands into Siri Shortcuts (iOS 14 required)!

This update also includes
- improvements when no hosts are configured
- dynamic sizing for stats
- crash when tapping back from a command group
- a rare crash on the welcome screen on iOS 13

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
89 Ratings

89 Ratings

rodrigos4 ,

Good app but unclear how to do certain things

After about half an hour of trying, I can’t figure out how to remove a command I added from the list, and more importantly I can’t see any option at all for how to view the results log.

Tapping on the command in the list runs it and you get a green check mark but then i can’t look up the results unless the command was created using the show results on completion option.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your feedback! You can delete commands by accessing the command options menu. Swipe left on any command in the list and you’ll see the option.
The menu will show you “delete” and “edit”.
The edit menu not only gives you the option to edit any command parameter but also to view past command results.
Hope this helps! If you have any other questions ping me at

CaliforniaHank ,

Subscription Model

I used the app once, and it seemed decent. I came back a while later, and it’s requiring me to pay a subscription fee to do anything. If it were a flat amount, I might be willing to pay it. However, this new SaaS (Software as a Service) trend is absurd. I wouldn’t have even bothered to download the program if I’d noticed it was *strictly* a subscription-based app.

This program isn’t a service. If the creator goes out of business and/or ceases to exist, there’s no reason that this program couldn’t keep functioning exactly as-is until whatever framework it’s written against is no longer supported by Apple.

Don’t try to sell your program on a subscription model unless you have regular expenses involved in keeping a non-updated program functional. Don’t do it unless you’re actually offering a service.

Dominipater ,

Superb design and functionality for a utility app

It’s been refreshing to use SimplePi to remotely manage my Raspberry server.
Coming from ocassional GUI-based Linux to server monitoring via command line was rocky for me.
This app has really made it so easy for me to automate and organize those periodic checks and commands, and launch them directly from my mobile. I have a lot less needs to connect via desktop.
The visual design, organization, and cleanness of the app makes it very appealing and it shows the developer cares about much more than base functionality.
In this category of niche utilities this app stands out. Responsive support too!

App Privacy

The developer, Benedikt Hirmer, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

No Details Provided

The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.

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