HomeLog for HomeKit 4+
Smart Home Logging
Pearce Media Limited
HomeLog is the best way to track and find issues in your HomeKit homes over time.
Log changes in your HomeKit accessories, track when a device is unreachable and
• On the Mac, you can log changes even when the app is hidden with our specially crafted powerful logging system.
• A menu bar for easy reference ay any stage.
• Filter by home, room or service type.
• Search for specific event changes.
• Mark devices, services or scenes as important for easy reference.
• Hide any noisy events from your logs as required.
Note: The iOS version requires the app to be actively open and running. The Mac version can log continuously if the logging helper is enabled to run in the background.
This update fixes some minor bugs.
Ratings and Reviews
Does what it says on the tin
I always found it frustrating that I didn't have any easy way to the various HomeKit events as they occurred throughout the day. This solves that problem in an easy and unubtrusive way. I just leave the helper app running on my Mac (which runs 24/7), and a complete log is stored away for when I need it. Bonus points to the developer for making this a "universal" purchase that also gets you the iOS version (though the Mac is a better fit since the app needs to be actively running to work). All in all, it's a handy tool to my HomeKit setup.
Log doesn't capture many actions; fills quickly on large setup
I have a fairly sizable HomeKit setup, with many accessories, hubs, and scenes. Even when running on a Mac on the same network, only about half of the changes seem to appear in the log. Worse, after a day or so, the app starts to freeze on opening, and the developer indicates that it is likely because the log file is 'full.' The developer is planning a fix for this condition, but so far, it is basically unusable for me.
It's a shame, really. It's a great design, and I love the menubar option, sorting categories, etc. I love the other 'Home' apps in the Pearce Media family, but given its inability to log consistently, this one isn't worth the price for me. I am hopeful for improvements in the future.
Developer Response ,
Could you send in some examples of what devices aren’t logging, I’d love to dig into that while I continue to work on the performance issues.
HomeKit can sometimes be a black box. You have absolutely no idea why it’s doing what it’s doing. Things change state for seemingly no reason. Devices show no response. Figuring out what is actually going on is incredibly difficult in those instances.
Luckily this app makes that process SO much easier. Having visibility into changes overtime to your HomeKit setup is incredibly useful.
Did I mention the developer is also incredibly responsive and looks to be planning new features all the time?
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- Pearce Media Limited
- 10.7 MB
- Requires iOS 14.5 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 14.5 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 14.5 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.3 or later.
English, Dutch, French, German, Spanish
- Age Rating
- © 2022 Pearce Media Limited
Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.