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“One of the best apps to extend HomeKit“ (9to5Mac)
Controller gives you all the tools you need for HomeKit. For free!
Create scenes and automations, manage your rooms, control your devices.
Everything that HomeKit offers is included in our free version.
With Controller Pro you get additional tools to complement your HomeKit experience:
● Backups let you recover from mistakes and synchronization errors.
● Smart Folders make complex setups easy to navigate.
● Workflows let you create routines for frequent tasks.
● Logs show you the changes in your home over time.
● Custom Icons allow you to make your setup look more like your home
Want to know more?
Download the app! It's free and the best way to see if you like it.
You can find more information on our website: https://www.controllerforhomekit.com
Usage data is now completely anonymous. No device identifier will be transferred anymore.
Ratings and Reviews
Buggy. Doesn’t work
Update: had created a backup of scenes. For sime reason homekit randomly deletes all the accessories from all scenes about every 6 weeks. A “feature” I’m sure. Anywho, when trying to restore the update nothing happened for a while. Then suddenly ii had a bunch of scenes with only serial numbers as descriptions. Thats not helpful at all. I’m sure I’m doing something incorrect but its pretty self explanatory. Help?
Update: got immediate response from developer. That alone deserves four stars. Took four resets, logging in and out of icloud thrice and removing/adding apple watch twice before it worked. Still crashed after every delete of a scene already deleted. Restarted and repeated. Seems to be better now. But time will tell. No way to tell if its the app or apple, frankly.
Buggy on iOS 13. Crashes all the time. Shows deleted scenes but cant delete them. Not worth the new jacked up price of $9.
Developer Response ,
Please report crashes and bugs you experience. There is a service desk to get help.
There are 4 Apple defined scenes that cannot be deleted. If you see outdated HomeKit data, like deleted scenes, there is a deeper problem of Apple in your setup. The app shows the data it gets from HomeKit.
Great Homekit utility
This app is a great utility for Homekit that gives visibility to all the parameters a Homekit accessory has to offer. With the ability to set automations based on parameters beyond what the built in Home app allows, this app is a must for Homekit power users!
Creating backups of your Homekit setup as you add more accessories and automations helps you to troubleshoot problems and roll-back settings to a known good setup.
Logging is a great troubleshooting tool as well, allowing power users with vast Homekit setups to see what parameter changes may have triggered an automation. Hopefully, logging will be expanded to include exporting to .csv for better search and visualization of events.
Just used it to restore pretty much everything!
I’ve used this in the past (around version 4.0.0) when my HomeKit setup got corrupted and I had to reset; and it was useful, but took a while to manually assign unknown devices. Luckily, I made a backup when 4.2.0 came out (current version when writing this is 4.2.1); and when I needed to restore this time (I deleted a second home in the Home app and it deleted my main home instead), all I had to do was use the Home app to add my bridges and other devices (this app says Apple doesn’t allow creating HomeKit devices, I don’t remember if I had to do that last time or not), but this time, all the devices paired up! My home went from everything with default names in Default Room, to all the custom names, rooms, scenes, and scheduled events executed by an Apple TV.
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- Jan Andre
- 28.3 MB
- Requires iOS 14.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 14.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 14.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.3 or later.
- Age Rating
- © 2021 Jan André
- In-App Purchases
- PRO yearly subscription $8.99
- Lifetime license $29.99
- PRO monthly subscription $1.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.