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Come on everybody, give a big round of applause to the guys behind JuiceSSH for hitting 500k installs! To celebrate the accomplishment, they're giving away free upgrades to the Pro pack for anybody that signs up before March 18th. There's no expiration date and all you have to do is enter the Google account you want to have registered.

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In case you're not familiar with JuiceSSH, it's a terminal (command line) client capable of opening secure connections to remote computers. SSH (Secure Shell) is often used for managing servers, making it an invaluable tool to system administrators, programmers, the occasional hacker, and anybody else in the IT crowd. The free version of JuiceSSH is already one of the best clients to be found with tons of features and support for different protocols, but the Pro pack adds on extra security features, themes, widgets, and much more.

This is the second time Tom and Paul Maddox, the developers of JuiceSSH, have given away free upgrades. The first was about 9 months ago, when the app had hit 100k installs.

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To claim the free Pro pack, just load up the promotion page, fill in the email address of your Google account, and click Get License. You should receive an email within a few hours containing instructions on how to set up the app. Basically, you just need to tap on Unlock Pro Features -> I've already purchased -> pick the account you've registered with, then finish the sign-in. It takes less than a minute.

Free upgrades are available until March 18th at 11:00 GMT, which is 4 AM Pacific. Of course, there's no point in waiting, go get it done!

We've just hit 500k users and are giving away our pro pack for free over the weekend. (Worth £6.98)

All the details here:
http://juicessh.com/500k

Background:
JuiceSSH is developed by myself and my brother, Paul. We were fed up with the out of date ConnectBot and decided to make something that we actually want to use during our day jobs. We wanted to make the best free SSH client for Android and we believe that without the upgrade, we've achieved that.
Our pro pack then extends that to add useful functionality like CloudSync which provides backups and syncing, backed with AES-256bit encryption, comparable to that hyped by mega.com.

We're not shy and would jump at any opportunity to share our little app with like minded people that may find it of use.

Thanks for reading,
Tom

Source: Promotion, Google+

Cody Toombs
Cody is a Software Engineer and Writer with a mildly overwhelming obsession with smartphones and the mobile world. If he’s been pulled away from the computer for any length of time, you might find him talking about cocktails and movies, sometimes resulting in the consumption of both.

  • Theratchetnclank

    Already bought a while back. Best SSH client on android. Well worth the purchase.

    • abqnm

      Agreed. I like the encrypted cloud sync so I can add a connection on my tablet and then automatically have it on my phone for those quick emergencies.

      Just make sure to set an encryption password for the app in the settings.

  • Павел Тихонов

    I though apps like this one are generally used by admins on PCs, not phones/tablets

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Sometimes you have emergencies on the go. I needed to reboot servers before when I was away from a computer, and having an SSH app on my phone saved my ass.

      • abqnm

        I have had the pro version for a while now. I tend to use my tablet when I am in the field but it is great having the encrypted cloud sync automatically sync new connections to the phone. Emergencies usually only happen when I don't have my tablet so having quick SSH access already set up on my phone can save a lot of time.

        I even use it as the local terminal on my device since the interface is easy to use and why have a separate terminal app anyway? I already have 500 apps on my phone as it is.

        Oh and it has easy-to-use Amazon EC2 integration although I don't have any EC2 servers anymore.

    • http://www.google.com/profiles/moneta.mace Mace Moneta

      I find ssh (in my case, VX Connectbot) very useful to ssh into my home server. With port forwards, I can access my home automation, watch security cameras, and stream video and music remotely.

    • Scott

      True, but if you're not at your desk but out in the field... it can come in handy.

    • ins0mn1a

      it's not just the admins. you use ssh to connect to different computers when you need to run some code on them. being able to do this on the go is absolutely priceless. go out partying while you wait for some computation to finish, monitor its progress occasionally, and start new steps as needed - hell yeah!

      incidentally, this is also the reason there is a special place in hell reserved for whoever decided smartphones don't need physical keyboards any more.

  • Adrian

    Cool!

  • http://www.google.com/profiles/moneta.mace Mace Moneta

    I've been using VX Connectbot. It seems to do everything I need from the 'Pro' version of JuiceSSH, but VX Connectbot free.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=sk.vx.connectbot

    • Debadatta Bose

      But JuiceSSH is beautiful.....

    • John

      As an avid SSH user, I've tried them all. VX is good, but I prefer Server Auditor - SSH Terminal over any other that I've used. Should check it it out if you ever are looking for something different.

  • Tim Anderson

    Error: Please try again later

    • Jarod Weber

      Same here...

      • golimpio

        Same here...

        • Matt Derrick

          Me too, that's disapointing

    • Daniel Rode

      Same error here. Chrome Dev Tools console says:
      XMLHttpRequest cannot load https://api1.sonelli.com/promo. No 'Access-Control-Allow-Origin' header is present on the requested resource. Origin 'https://sonelli.com' is therefore not allowed access.

    • golimpio

      It seems to be working now!

  • ChainsawCharlie

    Awesome, thanks for the news! Have been using the free one for a while.

  • armshouse

    Purchased this a while ago and have to say it's absolutely fantastic! Plus the support is great and they seem like very friendly guys from the few emails I've had with them, which is always a good thing!! Well done Maddox bros!

  • zubsz

    will this allow me to access my computer files through 3g/4g on my phone? Thanks

    • Ricardo Ferreira

      That's dropbox.. Or similar apps.

  • https://plus.google.com/108596272537415356460/posts Jason Farrell

    For years I've used ConnectBot in combination with the "Hacker's Keyboard" (for easier tab-completion mostly) and it suits my needs to SSH in a pinch just fine.

    I didn't know until I read the article's comments that "VX ConnectBot" had since been released and is basically the OPEN SOURCE version of the original "ConnectBot" (thanks Mace Moneta). So, I'll be switching to VX ConnectBot rather than the closed-source JuiceSSH, since I like using open source when I can, especially when it's security-related. I also prefer using ye olde PuTTy when I have to windows, vs the closed-source SecureCRT.

    Anyway, thanks for the heads up in any case.

    • pfmiller

      SecureCRT is more popular than PuTTY? I'm surprised to hear that since I've never even heard of it until now, and no Unix admin anywhere I've worked has used anything other than PuTTY.

      • https://plus.google.com/108596272537415356460/posts Jason Farrell

        Well, I don't know if Vandyke's SecureCRT actually IS more popular (or WAS, years ago), but it is more polished, and I used to hear more yak about it, so I just assumed. But, yeah, most admins I know used PuTTY when in Windows as well. Gets the job done, without the perty GUI dressing.

        • Eric Jones

          For SSH on Windows, I prefer superputty. It's open source. I like that you can do commands in multiple windows at the same time. I have a few servers that are basically identical that I need to SSH into from Windows, and it's nice to only type everything once.

          https://code.google.com/p/superputty/

    • JO

      I use Cygwin instead of PuTTY. I just needed more *nix stuff than just SSH.

  • Jeff

    This app is awesome!

  • _artem_

    Pfff

  • RozJC

    Awesome!

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