Though Raspberry Pi is amazing in itself, App developers around the globe have added to its glory. There are hundreds of Android apps in the Play Store crafted for various types of interactions with a Raspberry Pi. But with the abundance of choice, it can be hard to know which are the best apps for your purposes. Reviews can be helpful, but can also be subject to manipulation, and editor’s picks only skim the surface. That’s where we come in. Like you, we want the best apps for our Raspberry Pi(s).

1. FindPi

FindPi is an extremely fast and simple app. Within two seconds of running a scan, FindPi will show you all the Raspberry Pi computers connected to your network. It will also show you all the IP addresses being used on your network.

2. RaspController

The RaspController application allows you to easily manage your Raspberry Pi remotely. Now it is possible for files, to control the GPIO ports, send commands directly through the terminal, view images from a connected camera, and obtain data from different sensors. Finally, wiring diagrams, pins, and various information are available for the correct use of the Raspberry Pi. There’s a paid version available as well.

3. ConnectBot

ConnectBot is a powerful open-source Secure Shell (SSH) client. It can manage simultaneous SSH sessions, create secure tunnels, and copy/paste between other applications. This client allows you to connect to Secure Shell servers that typically run on UNIX-based servers.

4. Fing

Yet another network scanner makes it on our list. Fing is an excellent network scanner. It discovers all the devices connected to your WiFi and identifies them, with their patented technology used also by router manufacturers and antivirus companies worldwide.

5. Hackers keyboard

Hackers keyboard is especially useful if you use ‘ConnectBot’ for SSH access. It provides working Tab/Ctrl/Esc keys, and the arrow keys are essential for devices that don’t have a trackball or D-Pad. This keyboard has separate number keys, punctuation in the usual places, and arrow keys. It is based on the AOSP Gingerbread soft keyboard, so it supports multi-touch for the modifier keys.

6. Raspicast

Raspicast lets you cast YouTube videos, cast media content from your android device, play local media files on your Raspberry Pi, and play streams from playlists (m3u, pls) on your Raspberry Pi. All you need is a Raspberry Pi with a running SSH-Server.

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By Shreyashri Biswas

Shreyashri Biswas is a frequent blogger at IOET Planet. She is a passionate tech enthusiast with experience around IoT, ARM, Matlab, PCB & MERN Development. She is the Associate Technical Lead at the Project Team, SRMIST and is currently pursuing her bachelor's degree in Electronics and Communication at SRM University.

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