I am a fan of remotely controlling the programs running on my server. Recently, I posted articles on apps for monitoring WordPress blogs, Google AdSense, and Google Analytics, and for monitoring and administering Linux servers.
Continuing along the same lines, monitoring and controlling all the downloads, whether they are torrents, NZBs or just a bunch of files from any of the one-click-hosters, would be a lot of convenience too. So below are some apps that I found to be interesting during my research.
Manage your torrents from your Android device with Transdroid. All popular clients are supported, including µTorrent, Transmission, rTorrent, Vuze, Deluge and BitTorrent 6. You can view and manage the running torrents and individual files. Adding is easy via the integrated search, RSS feeds or the barcode scanner. Monitor progress using the home screen widget or background alarm service.
Download from: http://www.transdroid.org/download/
NZB Unity – Living Type
NZB Unity brings together the best applications and services used in the newsgroup community, into one easy to use, integrated interface.
NZB Unity integrates with the Beta release of Couch Potato 2 (Couch Potato Server). This Couch Potato version is still a beta, therefore functionality is still in development, including the fully featured API. Not all base functionality that is available in the desktop version is currently available through the API yet.
NZB Unity also has the ability to browse or search for NZBs from NZBMatrix.com and add them to SABnzbd.
MediaDog – beanian
MediaDog interfaces with SickBeard, CouchPotato & SABnzbd to give you a central point to access and control these applications from the comfort of your Android phone. The features of each application are:
Sickbeard: Search for and add new shows to your SickBeard instance. Set episode & season status to Wanted/Ignored/Archived or Skipped Displays your list of shows in a beautiful banner format Displays a list of coming episodes with the date & time of the show (requires banner view to be selected in SickBeard).
CouchPotato: Search for and add new movies to your Couchpotato queue. Add movies to your queue using your custom quality formats. Swipe between your wanted, Downloaded & Snatched queues. Remove movies from your queue. Clear your snatched and downloaded queues in one go.
SABnzbd(requires 0.6.0+): View your current queue and speed. Rearrange your queue by dragging and dropping queue items Pause, Rename, Delete & change category of individual jobs Pause entire queue. View history items, Failed items highlighted in red, View History Item Summary Information, Delete Individual history item, Delete all history items (Menu->Clear All History Items), Retry failed job, Delete failed job & all associated files.
pyLoad – RaNaN
This is the official Android client for the pyLoad Download Manager. You need to have pyLoad running on your pc or server.
In case you don't already have it, download it from http://pyload.org, its free, open-source and available for many platforms.
In order to use the Android client make sure your the newest pyLoad Core with version 0.4.9 is running on your system, accessible over the network, the ip/hostname is correct and the port forwarded if necessary. The client let you do the following things:
- Display current downloads
- Display queue/collector
- Delete/Move/Restart packages
- Abort downloads
- Enter Captchas for downloads
- Add packages, or upload container files (DLC, CCF etc.)
- Toggle download/reconnect
- Edit server side settings
- View account
- Secure SSL connection to the Core