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A number of tools make it simple to publish or subscribe on MQTT topics. Some are web-based, others are desktop.


Mobile platforms

Desktop tools

  • MIMIC MQTT Simulator - Thousands of publishers and/or subscribers for rapid prototyping of IoT Applications, performance testing and tuning of deployments.

  • Bevywise IoT Simulator - IoT Simulator provides complete functional and performance testing tools for the MQTT Platform, Application & Devices Development.

  • IA92 - IA92 support pack includes very useful MQTT Java swing GUI for publishing & subscribing.

  • - an OS X desktop test application (simple pub/sub) by 2lemetry, available from the Mac App Store.

  • SimpleMessage - a basic OS X desktop client based on the Paho C client.

  • TT3 - a full featured windows MQTT client application using Paho libs. Several additional features like performance testing and alerts.

  • mqtt-spy - the most advanced open source utility for monitoring activity on MQTT topics; based on the Paho Java client; for details see the project's home page.

  • mqtt-spy-daemon - a headless (command-line) version of mqtt-spy; for details see the project's home page.

  • mosquitto_pub/mosquitto_sub - Publish/Subscribe command line clients, provided with the mosquitto package.

  • MQTT.fx - MQTT.fx is a MQTT Client written in Java based on Eclipse Paho.

Desktop notification tools


  • Xenqtt - includes a client library, mock broker for unit/integration testing, and applications to support enterprise needs like using a cluster of servers as a single client, an HTTP gateway, etc.

  • twitter2mqtt - a Twitter to MQTT gateway (1-shot) which is using mosquitto.

  • mqtt-http-bridge - this simple web application provides a bridge between HTTP and MQTT using a RESTish interface.

  • mqtt-to-twitter-daemon - a MQTT to Twitter ruby daemon.

  • twitter-to-mqtt-daemon - a Twitter User-streams to MQTT ruby daemon.

  • mqtt-republisher-daemon - a small MQTT topics republisher.


  • Eclipse Paho - provides an Eclipse view which can interact with a broker for testing.

  • mqtt-watchdir - recursively watch a directory for modifications and publish file content to an MQTT broker.

  • mqttfs - mqttfs allows you to mount a directory as effectively a link to an MQTT topic hierarchy on an MQTT server.