SimpleCommands 4+

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David Thor

Designed for iPad

    • 2.5 • 189 Ratings
    • Free


SimpleCommands allow you to interact with your digital world more effectively, more efficiently, and on your terms. SimpleCommands makes it simple to send and automate commands to your connected “Items” like connected smartbulbs from LIFX and TP-Link, WIFI thermostats like Nest Labs and via Wink smart home hubs, all kinds of garage door openers, alarms and doorbells from ring and many other online products and services.

The real power of SimpleCommands is in its home automation capabilities. Trigger, automate, and schedule any combination of your smart home devices. Geotriggers can turn your home lights on/off when you enter or exit a predefined location. Schedule your smart plugs to shut off at certain times of day. Use alerts from your smart cameras to play a sound on your Sonos smart speaker and send yourself an SMS message. The combinations and possibilities for your smart home automation are endless!

Step 1: Add your Items
After you’ve created an account, it’s quick and easy to get going. Use the phone app to securely link your digital products and services (your “Items”) to SimpleCommands. Once you have added an items they are immediately accessible via your Listeners and conveniently grouped by type/category.

Step 2: Access and control items with at app or any one of a variety of voice compnaions and SMS.

Step 3: Use SimpleCommands
Start sending commands! SimpleCommands allows you to communicate on your terms with your Items from anywhere, anytime. You’ll find SimpleCommands indispensable when it comes to managing smart home hubs, automating smart home devices, and more. It will change how you communicate with all of your smart (internet-enabled) things, using a convenient simple interface for similar connections!

Featured Connections:
Alarms: Ring and Honeywell Products
Smartbulbs and Switches: iHome, LIFX, TP-Link, Phillips Hue, Osram Lightify, Samsung SmartThings, Insteon
Smart Hubs: Insteon, Wink, SmartThings
Smart Sensors: iHome, Lyric and Ring
Thermostats: ecobee, Honeywell, and via Smarthubs
Garage Doors/Smart Locks: Chamberlain/Liftmaster myQ, Garadget and Tuya devices
Irrigation: Rachio

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What’s New

Version 3.2.7

update screen sizing for 38m watch
fix bug on thermostat from Favorites screen

Ratings and Reviews

2.5 out of 5
189 Ratings

189 Ratings

db1126 ,

Mostly works now but...

It took a lot of fiddling and experimenting to get this to automatically open my garage door when I drive into my street using geo fence and MyQ, but I finally got it working. At least it does about 60-70% of the time. Unfortunately 25-30% of battery usage is SimpleCommands using background location and drains the battery quickly. I got tired of charging my phone 2-3 times a day so finally had to change permissions to only when using app, so of course this feature doesn’t work any more. Hopefully there will be a fix for this soon so can start using it again.

Jwrogers12048472184 ,

A bit of a learning curve but great app to increase use of Alexa

I first downloaded this app in order to control a MyQ garage door (I’ve since added some other devices). I’ve read many reviews stating the app did not work with MyQ which simply is not true. However, it does take a bit of setup and background research. Note that you cannot simply add the myq device and then sync with Alexa app. You must create routines (one to open and another to close) inside the SimpleCommands app. You will then add those to the Alexa app as scenes and you can then run those within an Alexa routine. I admit it is a bit cumbersome but the SimpleCommands app is providing a workaround that otherwise doesn’t exist so I appreciate the developer for creating a solution. By the way, I learned of the need to create a routine from the app developers support page.

The developer has lots of support articles so take a few minutes to read them and give it a try before leaving a negative review. Again, this app allows me to control something with Alexa that wouldn’t be possible otherwise so thumbs up!

BSzen27 ,

Now I can use Siri/widgets with myQ

I found this app via Reddit, because myQ makes it impossible to set up your own Siri commands to open/close their garages. They also don’t provide any widget access whatsoever. Instead they want you to buy yet another expensive “Siri” device that is barely ever in stock and a pain to set up. This type of stuff should obviously come with your original purchase, like every other company does. Just poor business practice.

Long story short, I had my myQ open/close Siri commands running in about 10 minutes with this app. Thank you to the developer(s) for that. I will say that this app isn’t exactly for the novice user, but the developer(s) attempt to do so via EXCELLENT instructions.

I did hit one hurdle in the setup process, though. Note that when they say to click “see more”, just click on the right arrow in the “get contents of” section. Good luck!

App Privacy

The developer, David Thor, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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