Links are powerful: they send you to a website, but also allow to launch an app, call a friend or trigger any kind of automation.
Link HUB is your dashboard to store and quickly launch important links, being them URLs to visit websites or URL scheme links to run specific Shortcuts, deep-link into apps, execute web-based automations or whatever else you can think of.
If it has a URL, Link HUB can give you a button to launch it: just set a name, paste or type in any valid address, pick a color and you're done... a big button in your hub will let you launch that link at the speed of light.
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 an 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 easy, 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.
A very 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.
Finally, and getting even nerdier, not only can Link HUB launch your URLs, but it can also perform HTTP GET calls... great for executing automations such as triggering an Ethernet relay that opens a gate!
Link HUB is a modern iOS and iPad OS app (on the latter, with multitasking and drag and drop support), free to use for up to 4 links.
Thanks to iCloud, your links sync automatically between devices while staying 100% private.
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.
This is the biggest update to Link HUB yet, and actually the feature the app was built for from the beginning: you can now use NFC tags to trigger the launch of URLs you saved in Link HUB.
This enables all kinds of automations: Link HUB can write cheap NFC tags for you, to associate them to specific links (one for sending an SMS, another to trigger a Shortcut automation, and so on...). After Link HUB writes a tag with the specific informations it needs to recognise it later (and this procedure is very easy and completely automatic!), scanning it from inside the app will immediately launch the link; even better, tag reading even works when the app is not running, if your iPhone supports background NFC reading: for the latest iPhone models you'll receive a notification and, as soon as you'll tap it, your link will be immediately launched.
NFC tag support is a really cool feature, implemented for the easiest and fastest usage possible, and requires the inexpensive Link HUB Pro subscription (and, obviously, some writable NFC tags).
Please read the Frequently Asked Questions inside the app's Settings: I provide some human-understandable and not-too-nerdy informations to get you started with NFC... I really hope you'll love using NFC tags as much as I do!
Please, don't hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and, if you like the app, please subscribe and leave a 5 star review! Ciao! -Cesare
- Cesare Forelli
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Requires iOS 13.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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- © Cesare Forelli 2020
- In-App Purchases
- Link HUB Pro $3.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.