HomeKit in your Mac‘s Menu Bar

One-click access for quick accessory control and scene switching. Global keyboard shortcuts. macOS automation.

“Neatly fills the gaps left by the Home app”

“Just being able to automatically switch lights conveniently from the menubar is justification enough for the app. It also has some cool automation features.“

– by pajp – Jan 1, 2021

Homie Features

Quick Menu Bar Control

Homie waits in your Menu Bar. Change scenes with one click.

Keyboard Shortcuts

Add global keyboard shortcuts for your most important scenes.

macOS Automation

Connect scenes to macOS triggers — for example when you unlock your computer.

Pin Sensors and Accessories

Sensor values (Temperature, Air Quality, etc) and accessories can be pinned directly to your Mac‘s Menubar.


Select your favorite scenes to have quick access wihtout opening the slow HomeKit app.

Familiar UI

Sliders, Color Pickers: it‘s all there. Control your devices with intuitive controls.

One Click, Or One Keyboard Shortcut

Homie Is Waiting For Your Command

I was super annoyed that I always had to open the HomeKit App on macOS in order to control my devices.

To solve this, I’ve built a little app for Big Sur that lives in the macOS menu bar. Super-fast to access for quick scene switching. But that’s not where I stopped: On top of that I’ve added support for global keyboard shortcuts to enable scenes and automation support to trigger certain scenes automatically, e.g. when the computer is locked or wakes up from sleep.

“Nice alternative to native Home app”

“Working great for quick control of lights/outlets via the menu bar on macOS Big Sur. The on/off status of devices displays properly, and updates promptly. Also displays Air quality / Humidity / Temperature data from our Eve Room/Degree.”

– by Shwayne2 – Nov 25, 2020

Still not convinced?

You can download Homie for free!