The Influx shell is an interactive shell for InfluxDB and the recommended ad hoc method of using the HTTP API.
The built-in web administration GUI is a simple way to interact with InfluxDB. For any significant use, whether writing or querying data, the HTTP API is the preferred method.
Grafana is a convenient dashboard tool for visualizing time series data. It was originally built for Graphite, modeled after Kibana, and since been updated to support InfluxDB.
SHOW TAG VALUESformats in InfluxDB 0.11, InfluxDB 0.12 will not work with the Query Editor in Grafana 2.6. This issue does not affect existing queries and dashboards or users working with Grafana 3.0.
Telegraf is an open source tool for metrics collection (e.g. CollectD) built and maintained by the InfluxDB team.