Link HUB Lock Screen Widgets 4+

URL Launcher & Lockscreen apps

Cesare Forelli

    • 4.8 • 10 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases


Links are powerful: they open websites, allow to launch apps and Shortcuts, call friends and trigger any kind of automation.
If something has a URL, Link HUB can give you a button, widget or lock-screen widget to launch it at the speed of light: just set a name, paste a valid address, pick an icon and color and you're done!
Link HUB is your dashboard to quickly launch links on iPhone, iPad and Mac: visit websites, run specific Shortcuts, deep-link into apps, execute web-based automations, open pages you visit often in Safari instead of native apps such as YouTube, Instagram of Facebook...

Link HUB widgets are super-high density: while the small widget is a big convenient button for just one link, a medium widget can contain up to 8 links, a large one 16 and the extra-large widget on iPads makes 32 links available to you... that's double of what most alternatives offer!
And with lock-screen widgets, the apps and Shortcuts you rely upon the most are only one tap away, in any moment. Unlock a level of speed and productivity that couldn't even be imagined before!

The only requirement is for you to have important links, automations, apps and web hooks you want to access quickly and to know their specific URLs: with infinite websites and apps providing a URL scheme out there, Link HUB cannot provide a list for you to pick from, and lets you type in anything you want instead. Searching for URL schemes online is usually pretty effective, and most web-services automations like IFTTT or Zapier let you copy fully functional URLs and web hook links.

You can also configure Link HUB for people you love who are less familiar with technology than yourself, and give them a single place, with easy to tap buttons, to execute multiple operations, including non-trivial ones.

Another cool feature of Link HUB is the ability to open a specific URL when you interact with a NFC tag that the app previously encoded, allowing any kind of automation you can imagine. You can find out more informations about this amazing capability in the Link HUB NFC Frequently Asked Questions available inside the app's Preferences. Please be advised that NFC support is currently available only on iPhones, due to the need of hardware not included in Macs and iPads.

Finally, and getting even nerdier, not only can Link HUB launch your URLs, but it can also perform HTTP GET calls... great for executing home automations such as triggering an Ethernet relay that opens a gate!

Link HUB is a modern macOS, iOS and iPad OS app free to use for up to 4 links. The Mac version is fully compatible with Ventura, Stage Manager and runs natively on Apple Silicon.
Thanks to iCloud, your links sync automatically between devices while staying 100% private. And you can decide that some links must be visible only on specific devices!
Link HUB is secure: no analytics or prying access to your data, this indie app's sustainability and future development come exclusively from an optional and very inexpensive subscription, when you decide you want unlimited buttons and NFC support; and the single small annual fee includes all your devices: iOS, Macs and iPadOS.

What’s New

Version 2.2.1

This minor update improves performances on macOS Ventura and makes Link HUB work great with Stage Manager!
If Link HUB is useful to you and you have the time to leave a nice review, it helps a lot! –Cesare

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

Cuemommy ,

Wonderful for college & Zoom!!!!

During COVID-19, I was tryng to find something that could stay on my desktop and I could access links quickly. I couldn't be any more happier with this. It would be nice if this could sync with icloud/back up services. Thanks for such a nifty app!

wr18r02 ,

Requires subscription

It’s not possible to actually purchase the app; you have to keep paying for it (a detail that is conveniently omitted from the in-app payment section). That’s not reasonable, since many developers and companies do quite well by the one-time-purchase model. Charging for updates is fine, but software tools are meant to be owned. Demanding continual payment is greedy.

Developer Response ,

Hi and thank you for trying Link HUB. Not liking subscription is certainly a legitimate personal opinion (another, mine, is believing that the expectation of people working without ongoing remuneration is actually greedy), but you're very wrong when you say the app hides that it offers a subscription: Link HUB is free for up to 4 links, as clearly stated in the App Store description; then, the upgrade screen that Users access by tapping "Link HUB Subscription" has the title "Subscribe to Pro", the button says "4,99 $ 1 year" (very greedy indeed for a niche app kept updated that works on iOS, iPad and Mac and has cloud sync) and below there's a detailed, plain English explanation of how the subscription works (renewal deadline, and even a link for canceling it). How you could say the fact the app offers (NOT requires) a subscription is deceitfully hidden baffles me. One thing is not to like subscriptions, which a lot of people do but app developers eat every day too, not once in their lifetime, the other is accusing someone to hide things because you just didn't read. I'm honestly happy to have only people that appreciate this reality of app development sustainability use my apps, but thank you for trying Link HUB nevertheless. Ciao from Italy, Cesare

Jetset55 ,

Misleading - Waste of money

App does not allow you to write to even 1 NFC tag to try unless paid for. So I updated to Pro thinking it would offer me a certain type of “GET URL” option to write, but it does not. All the writing features which was my main reason to use this app do not offer anything more than what all the other FREE apps do. Was a waste of money for me.

Developer Response ,

Hello, I am deeply sorry you had a poor experience with my app and that the kind of option you wanted was not among those supported. Please, contact me at and I will send you instructions to get a refund for your purchase! My best, Cesare - Update: Happy I could help you in getting the refund, I strive to make people happy with my apps and if it was not for you, it wasn't fair for you to pay. Ciao!

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