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System Information Lite for iOS Review

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There are a bunch of system monitor apps for iOS devices. I’m not terribly obsessive about keeping tabs—especially on my anvil-reliable iPad which has given me no grief in two-plus years of intensive use—but it’s interesting to be able to take a look at what’s going on underneath the touchscreen user interface and the status of running processes.

For a low user involvement, minimal hassle system monitor, I’ve been checking out the free (ad-supported) “Lite” version of PearApps’ somewhat generically-name System Information app, and it pretty much satisfies my curiosity about system activity matters. There is also a paid version for $1.99, with the difference as far as I’ve been able to discern being mainly banishment of the streamed ads.

System Information Lite

System Information displays your current device status parameters such as the status of battery charge, boot time and uptime, disk usage, RAM status and usage, OS version, and network connections.sysinfo2

All running processes are displayed in a separate window.

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You can copy or email a snapshot of current results by clicking on the main interface window.

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The current system version is 5.3, released June 20, which added the ability to rearrange the data sections, the subnet mask is now displayed in the Network section, and the time when a process was started is now shown.

System Information requires iOS 6.0 and up and supports the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. It has been optimized for the iPhone 5. The iPad version is fullscreen and not just an iPhone app running in an iPhone interface sized window.

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Category: Utilities
Seller: Kenneth Ackerson
Requirements: iOS 6.0
Compatibility: iPhone, iPad and iPod touch
File Size: 3.2MB
Version Reviewed: 5.3
Price: Free ($1.99 ad-free version also available)
Age Rating: 4+

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