IP ops is a simple software application which was built in Java and provides user with a simple means of making basic IP and mask calculations, and supports both English and Czech.
The upper hand of a portable app
Since this product is portable, the installation process can be skipped. This also means that the Windows registry and Start menu/screen are not going to suffer any changes and no leftovers will remain on the disk after you delete it.
Another important aspect that you need to keep in mind is that you can take IP ops anywhere with you and use it on the fly, on any PC you can get your hands on, by simply placing the program files to an external USB flash drive.
The interface you are met with is not particularly appealing, yet it is quite simple and intuitive. It encompasses several buttons, multiple boxes and a few tabs which enable you to easily access all the integrated options. As a result, we can safely say it is dedicated to both power and novice users.
Options to tweak with
You can make multiple calculations with just a few clicks. To be more precise, you can add and subtract a specified value from an IP address, as well as calculate the network address, broadcast, first and last IP and number of IP according to the input mask.
It is possible to view the form and CIDR format for masks, view all elements using binary numbers and calculate the subnets with a VLSM technique.
To conclude, IP ops is a pretty efficient piece of software, dedicated mostly to power users which need to make IP and mask calculations fast. The interface is user-friendly, all jobs are completed in a timely manner and it does not hinder the system’s performance. Nevertheless, it is in dire need of an update.