Home Control

Developer: David Castaldo

Current Version: 1.7.3

Last Updated: 3 days ago

Download Size: 8.1 MB - Download


HomeControl is a HomeKit alternative for MacOS. It controls Philips Hue lights and Belkin Wemo switches. It offers great functionality for power users. Control many devices/groups/scenes quickly from your computer. A lot of work has gone into this app. All of the devices listed below have been fully tested, and work well.

● Fully tested with multiple Philips Hue Extended Color Lights, Hue White Ambiance Lights, Hue Color LightStrip, Hue Bloom, Hue Go Portable Light, Hue Dimmable Light, Wemo Insight, Wemo Switch, Wemo mini, Wemo Lightswitch, iHome iSP6

● All devices can be controlled individually or in groups.

● Supports colors, brightness, saturation, white temperature

● Supports Scenes with full control of scene devices and settings.

● Device Groups can be set to also control subgroups, ie: an "Office Lights" group can also control a "Desk Lamps" subgroup.

● Menu-bar control allows quick access to all groups and devices.

● Full configuration can be saved to disk. This allows easy configuration of multiple networked MacOS computers.

● Improved Scene List with option to turn off all devices in selected Scene
● Drag/Drop items in Group Control collection view
● Column sorting of Device List view and Scene Control view
● Group List now has its own window
● Improved multi-selection in Device List and Group List
● Improved device slider synchronization
● Improved table headers
● Improved Device List scrolling
● Improved window resizing
● More Group Images
● Better error handling when Wemo device is removed from the network / device IP address is changed
● Performance Enhancements
● Added checks to prevent user-errors when adding iHome devices.
● Stability Improvements
● Hue Dimmable White Lights now fully supported
● Fixed crash when user added Hue White Ambiance Lights
● Improved Group List view for more accurate slider appearance
● Hue White Ambiance Lights now fully supported.
● New! Adjust Color Temperatures of Hue White Ambiance Lights!
● New! Control Hue White Ambiance in scenes with many other types of devices!
● Faster and Better!
● Improved Group List display


Release Notes:

● New! Support Infrastructure Available!


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.0.5
Review by RegieAC

Just what I was looking for! - I have a Hue setup with mostly Hue lightbulbs, but also have 2 Wemos. This app is exactly what I was looking for. It controls all of my Hue bulbs and Wemos with simple menus. It is much more than just a menubar toggle (although it does that too!). I love that I can setup my scenes and control everything on my iMac. It is a perfect control station. Just for fun, I actually also installed this app on an old 2010 Mabook Pro, not really expecting anything. I was deligted to see that it works perfectly on my old computer too! Awesome.

Found helpful by 1 out of 2 people
Version 1.5.3
Review by Kwinkles

Doesn’t work. - Added my Hue lights and that appeared to work. App immediately crashed when I tried to add an iHome device. Customer support linnk doesnt have any contacts or avenues for additional support.

Found helpful by 2 out of 2 people