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Must Have Webmaster iPhone Apps of 2011
The iPhone is one of the best mobile devices out there for webmasters to own, simply because of the size of the app store that iTunes have built up. The app store means that you can get a lot of applications that are extremely useful for you as a webmaster and this year, there have been some excellent applications released. It doesn’t matter what you are looking to do on your phone, the iPhone app store has an app for it and here are some of the most useful apps out there for the iPhone:
If you have any website at all, you will no doubt use Google analytics. This is the most popular application in the world for keeping track of your websites visitors and a lot of other information and it is used by millions of people. Of course, you can log into your Google Analytics account on the internet at any point and now, you can eve keep track of your website on the iPhone.
It is not actually an app from Google themselves that you use on the iPhone but it is rather an app called Analytics. The app has a number of fantastic benefits:
Access Google Analytics on the move: Sometimes, you might not be at your computer all of the time; this is the case for a lot of webmasters who are running full businesses in the online world. Having the Google Analytics data accessible on your phone will allow you to quickly be able to check how many people have been visiting your website and why. This app is extremely well designed and will also work on the iPod Touch which means that you could also use your iPod to access the data.
View Reports: Another great thing about this app is that is generates a lot of reports for you. In fact, there are more than 55 reports available within the app which allows you to get a comprehensive view of your top content, your top exit pages and much more. The fact that he app allows you to do this shows that it isn’t just a simple iPhone app, It is actually the entire Google analytics system right on your iPhone.
Multiple accounts: The app will also actually allow you to add multiple accounts to the system which means that if you have more than one website (which a lot of webmasters actually do), you will be able to keep track of all of them using the app. This is extremely useful and yet another thing that puts this application in a league of its own.
One of the things that webmasters will always be looking for are new domains and sometimes, you need to know whether a domain name is actually going to be available to register at the drop of a hat. This is where the Domain Scout application for the iPhone comes in as this is exactly what the app was designed to do for you.
This app has some excellent features as well as simply being able to search for available domains, here are some of the most useful:
Discover contact details for domains: Let’s say that you search for a domain and you find that it is already registered. You might want to think about actually purchasing the domain name from the owner and in this case, you would need the details of the owner. This Domain Scout app actually allows you to quickly view the contact details as well as the DNS details for the domain in question. This allows you to make sure that you can get in contact with the current owner of the domain and will really aid you in purchasing it.
Keep a history: As a webmaster, you will probably do a lot of searching for domains and you might want to look back over the domains that you have previously searched for. If this is the case, then Domain Scout is the app for you as this is exactly what it allows you to do. The app keeps a record of all the searches that you do on the device and it also allows you to add certain searches to your favorites if they are of particular interest.
FTP On The Go:
Uploading files to your website is usually the job that requires an FTP program, however, these are usually only available on your computer and once again, you might not always be at your computer when you need to be. If this is the case, you can get FTP on the go; an FTP program for your iPhone that will allow you to manage your websites files from almost anywhere you might be. There are once again tones of useful features within this app that will really help you as a webmaster:
Download files and edit them: This app actually allows you to download your HTML files on your website and then edit them. The app actually has a built in text editor that will allow you to alter any little pieces of code you might want, right on your iPhone device. Because the phone has a full QWERTY keyboard, editing your HTML is easier than you might think and absolutely perfect for those small changes that you might need.
Upload images from your iPhone: Another thing that the app is really useful for is actually uploading additional images to your website. Let’s say that you have a travel blog, you might want to snap a quick photo with your iPhone and then upload it to your website. If this is the case, then this app is absolutely perfect for you as it has this photo uploading ability built right into it.
Overall, there are some absolutely fantastic apps out there for the iPhone that really are useful for webmasters. There is also the WordPress app if you have a WordPress blog that might be useful and many others. Although some of them are available for a small fee, the fee is well worth it for the amount of usefulness that is on offer.