SimpleSSH - SSH Commands, File Viewer & Terminal 4+

Benedikt Hirmer

Designed for iPad

    • 3.6 • 39 Ratings
    • $1.99



SimpleSSH is a powerful tool tailored for your needs when working with SSH servers on your iPhone and iPad.

When you’re on the go, most often you don’t want to work a lot in the shell. You simply want to execute a command or view a log file to see what’s going on. SimpleSSH makes SSH easy and comfortable by tailoring it for your needs.

⁃ Simple and intuitive User Interface

⁃ Commands
Execute commands with a single tap
Manage commands with groups
View and Export colored command results
Get more commands from the Script Library
⁃ Terminal
        Primitive terminal to test your commands
Colored Shell output
View and Export Shell Log
Tab, Ctrl and Arrow Up/Down, Left and Right keys
⁃ File Viewer
Browse files and folders easily
View and export text files on the SSH server

⁃ Bright and Dark User Interface
⁃ Authentication via private key or password
⁃ Private key import through iTunes or other apps

⁃ No ads, banners or in app purchases - you get everything for the price you pay!

Do you want to see a new feature in SimpleSSH? Contact us within the app, tweet @simpleSSH or send us an email to
We’re happy to take SimpleSSH on the next level with you!

What’s New

Version 1.2.2

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

Various improvements for iOS 7 and iOS 8

Ratings and Reviews

3.6 out of 5
39 Ratings

39 Ratings

SigmaSnake ,

Excellent, but lacks ability to uplaod/download files

I purchased this thinking it would have basic upload/download capabilities, but it's not the case.

GrumpyDave ,

Very handy!

Just what I wanted, a way to trigger shell scripts with a single button press that looks/feels more like a remote. I have three separate iTunes libraries and a shell script that starts up each one. Now I have three buttons, one for each library, plus a fourth to shut iTunes down. All from the living room where the stereo is.

I do wish I had more control over the sequence of the buttons and the overall color scheme, but it works well. I like the ability to group buttons together in a submenu to keep related actions together and reduce main window clutter. It's also nice being able to define individually which buttons should show the results and which should be silent.

It does help if you're comfortable with using the command line and shell scripting.

Now if only Apple would let us define custom icons on the home page that could trigger this app with a specific action it would be perfect!

RyanP1977 ,


I love being able to press a button to kick off a script! This will make my Raspberry Pi a lot more fun. Definitely worth $2! And that is why I give it 5 stars. Would like to see more color options. It is difficult to edit a file. Freezes with "vi". But, I mostly wanted the ability to kick off processes and check logs, status, etc. And that's exactly what this does. I love it.
Also, I'm using an iPhone 4s and it's working fine so far.

App Privacy

The developer, Benedikt Hirmer, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple.

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  • Family Sharing

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