Homie—Menu Bar App for HomeKit 4+

Quick Control for HomeKit

riedel.wtf apps S.L.

    • 4.2 • 198 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Control your HomeKit devices from your menu bar—that's quick and easy.
You can even setup global Keyboard shortcuts or automation triggers that enable different scenes automatically.

For example, I have assigned my F5 and F6 keys to dedicated scenes…very handy to handle your HomeKit devices from your keyboard, while you‘re working at your computer anyway.
And of course you can assign all kinds of shortcuts to any scene, such as ⌘⇧N for “Good Night”.
On my desk, waking up my Mac enables my working light scene…while bringing the computer to sleep turns it off again.

That‘s basically it – a quick & simple app.

Homie makes use of the new HomeKit framework for Catalyst Apps in macOS 11 Big Sur – that's why macOS Big Sur is required in order to use Homie.

Available Subscription Option (annually):
Homie Pro Subscription to get access to all Pro Features:
- Add favorite scenes, so they can be reached with one click in the app.
- Pin sensors to your menu bar, so you can see them with one glance.
- Add global keyboard shortcuts, so you can control your scenes super-fast.
- Add automation triggers for your scenes (e.g. unlocking your computer turns on a specific scene).

Terms & Privacy Policy: https://homie.frogg.io/privacy

What’s New

Version 1.2

Ready for macOS Ventura!

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
198 Ratings

198 Ratings

Pumasalad ,

pleasant enough

This app has grown over the years and I'm happy to say it still works. I'm still waiting for the ability to put icons instead of the word "Office" or "Hue color downlight" in my menu bar. Thanks for adding a way to dim the lights and change their colors! Currently, all my Hue Color Downlights are called just that. I have painstakenly named all of them in Home Kit so I know which bulb is which, but in this app it's trial and error. 9 bulbs in the office, I have to do trial and error to figure out which one is the one I'm trying to manipulate. Which is why I put the one bulb in the menu bar, and that's why my menubar says "Hue color downlight". Other than that, I really do like this app. It comes in very handy.

Developer Response ,

Thanks a lot for your great feedback! The things you’ve mentioned are indeed very important aspects, and I will add them over the next couple of updates. So stay tuned :)

☢ Miguel ☣ ,

Almost there!!

Awesome app love the idea it feels like its still in alpha considering its still missing some key features:

- Ability to turn off scenes. Clicking the scene only activates devices, reclicking does not deactivate.

- Hide devices from submenus. Some devices such as hubs do nothing and should be able to be hidden to streamline menus.

- "Turn on all lights" function turns on ALL devices. including switches and fans. It should not.

- Menubar should be a little more customizable. Similar to how istat menus works maybe include ability to include temperature and humidity under the same icon. Ability to add extraneous text on menubar to describe items. If I have temperatures from many rooms its impossible to differentiate between rooms once they have been pinned.

- Menubar button is also missing. A one click button to turn on a device or scene without a drop down on the menubar.

- More intuitive dropdown. Maybe something similar to control center on ios 14 where the most used or favorites are shown as icons?

- A few more automations can be added:
- When app is launched or closed.
- Maybe "if statements" such as location or time of day.
- Combination of triggers.

The list can go on but I do want to state that I love the app and hope devlopement continues! Purchased the lifetime unlock because I know it is hard work and I see the potential. Thanks!!

Developer Response ,

Hey Miguel!

Thanks a lot for your great feedback! That’s indeed a really good list of improvements. Be assured I’m working on them, and each update should make Homie better and better!

– Frederik

Schlaeps ,

Solid foundation, missing controls for some accessories

Solid little app with lots of functionality. I particularly love the automations when the machine wakes / sleeps (though I'd love startup / shutdown as well). I also love the ability to pin accessories to the menu bar.

I would love to see thermostat control added (and am kinda surprised it is missing). I'd also love the ability to change how an accessory is represented in the menu bar (right now it only shows the name of the accessory). I'd love the ability to give the menu bar item an icon or a custom text value.

App Privacy

The developer, riedel.wtf apps S.L., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    Some in‑app purchases, including subscriptions, may be shareable with your family group when Family Sharing is enabled.

More By This Developer

one sec | screen time + focus
Redpoint: Bouldering & Climb
Processing & p5.js iCompiler
Developer Tools
on point | Minimal Home Screen
Reflective Journal & Tracker
Health & Fitness