Anyone who has an Apple iPhone™, iPad™ or iPod® Touch knows that there are millions of apps out there to do anything from play a stupid sound when you press a button to games to actual, useful utilities. But what are some of the best apps for controlling and automating your electronics?
Well, take a look at our list below to see what we recommend:
Use iPhone or iPod touch to wirelessly control iTunes music on your Mac, PC, or Apple TV.
The HomeWorks Light Control application allows you to control your Lutron HomeWorks system over a WiFi, Edge, or 3G network with the convenience of iPhone and iPod touch. A key feature of this application is that it automatically configures itself using the information stored in the HomeWorks system.
Mobile control of your Elk or Ness M1 security and automation panel has never been easier or more convenient! Gain full control of your M1 system today from both inside and outside your home. eKeypad supports all models of Elk and Ness panels including all integration partners.
Turn your iPhone or iPod Touch into a whole home remote control. Homeowners and property managers with an HAI control system can view and adjust lighting levels/scenes, temperatures, security settings, surveillance video, audio, and more.
Experience the ultimate in home automation control with Nullriver’s Haiku for HAI automation controllers. Haiku combines HAI’s proven home automation controllers with iOS’s unbeatable user interface experience and versatility. This leverage brings the consumer a solid, user-friendly and convenient home automation interface that is as usable from anywhere in the world as it is from the comfort of your couch.
Turn your iPhone or iPod touch into a full-fledged Controller for the Sonos® Multi-Room Music System. When combined with Sonos ZonePlayers™ in the rooms of your choice, you can find and play all the music you want, all over your house. Wirelessly.
Russound’s RNET Touchpoint allows for direct access and remote control of a multiroom audio system from an Apple iPhone or iPod touch. The Touchpoint provides two-way Radio Frequency remote control of any zone in a Russound RNET enabled multiroom audio system with two-way metadata feedback.
vMEye allows iPhone users to view and control live video streams from cameras and video encoders.
SuperCam is a professional mobile phone client software for digital video recorders and IP cameras in CCTV surveillance (compatible models only).
Pandora Radio is your own free personalized radio now available to stream music on your iPhone or iPad. Just start with the name of one of your favorite artists, songs or classical composers and Pandora will create a “station” that plays their music and more music like it.
Get Netflix on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch. Just download this free app and you can instantly watch TV shows & movies streaming from Netflix.
The official iPhone app from redbox allows you to browse and reserve a movie, plus find the nearest redbox. It’s all free (and easy)!
Inside Redbox Pro is the best way to find and rent movies from Redbox, as well get the latest Promo Codes for FREE rentals.
Springpad is a free application that lets you quickly and easily save the ideas and information you want to remember – on the web, on your phone and on your iPad!
Mozy is the industry leader in online backup. By installing this Mozy app, you can securely access all your backed-up files from your iPhone and take your computer with you in your pocket. Read your documents, browse your photographs, play your music and share files anywhere, any time.
Pageonce automatically organizes and tracks your money and bills. See your banks, credit cards, bills and investment accounts in one simple place. Control where your money goes and get important real-time alerts and reminders about your accounts. You can even track your frequent flyer miles, rewards, mobile minutes, text and data usage. Pageonce is safe and secure, and was chosen by over 4 million people to simplify their daily financial lives.