App

Quickly find out your iPhone’s network details, free memory, and battery status

It’s safe to say that Omnistat is an app for the geekier iPhone user. Fire it up and almost immediately you have access to a bunch of statistics about your device – clearly presented and grouped into categories.

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Get detailed statistics on how your iPhone is operating

Along with your device’s name, model, and OS, you’ll find: network details for both Wi-Fi and cellular; storage status (used and free); memory status (wired, active, inactive, and free); CPU activity, including a list of active processes and how long they’ve been running; and the current state of your battery, with estimates of how long it’ll last for internet use, audio playback, standby time, or talk time.

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You can view battery usage and more as a widget in iOS 8’s Today view

In some cases, having instant access to this information is genuinely useful. For example, if you’re dealing with Apple about a problem with your iPhone, being able to look up its details this way can be a great time-saver. It’s also handy to have somewhere to glance at your storage usage without having to dig around in Settings. The problem is that, unlike on a PC, there’s not a great deal you can do on an iPhone if you see your memory usage or CPU load going through the roof, and some of the stats provided by this app simply aren’t detailed enough to be really useful.

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You can also quickly see how much storage you have on your device so it’s easy to see if you have enough space for that app, or song.

However, what nudges Omnistat out of also-ran territory is its selection of widgets. In the Today view within Notification Center, you can install the more useful settings for extremely fast access, so within seconds you can find out your network status or check if your iPhone is getting a bit full. Over many weeks, this could save you a reasonable amount of time – although whether that will add up to a couple of bucks’ worth is down to you.

Price: $1.99/£1.49
Size: 1.7 MB
Version: 1.0
Developer: Mathieu Bolard

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Omnistat review: get iOS device stats from anywhere
A fairly decent stab at a stats app for iPhone, but it’s too simple at times and not useful enough at others.
For
  • Clean visual design
  • Widgets for Today view
Against
  • Some stats lack details
  • Certain stats seem irrelevant
3.1Overall Score