The most complete and cost-effective way to control your stuff...your home...your world!
TouchControl 11 is smarter, faster, and better than ever! Please see this page for information on all of the new features in the latest release!
New Sample Activities
Configure any activity to display a rotating slideshow of background images! See the "Background Slideshow" topic in the online instructions for more information.
Use the _speak() script function to synthesize speech (text to speech) in your own activities, using any of the available iOS speech synthesizer voices!
Add TouchControl widgets to your iOS home screens or Today view to launch TouchControl to specific activities and optionally execute a button after launch/load.
See the Widgets page for more information.
_ping() and _connectable()
Use the _ping() script function to test if devices or services are available on your network (using ICMP request/response).
Use the _connectable() script function to test if a specific port is available on a device.
See the Release Notes for more information.
One app for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Apple Watch!
What is TouchControl?
TouchControl is a powerful app that turns your iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch or Apple Watch into a customizable universal remote control! (**see below!) TouchControl interacts with a variety of devices and other applications and services to send commands to your PC, A/V equipment, and other IR- and network-controlled devices. In addition,TouchControl also allows you to control processes and applications, including mouse control and keyboard input (Windows only), on your computer directly from your iOS device or Apple Watch.
Universal remotes are great. We all know that. But what is sometimes overlooked is that when we replace multiple remotes with one, we just might lose some of the important, unique features of a device's original remote. So what if you could have one remote that could become whatever you wanted it to be? When you're watching TV, it could look and act like a TV remote, with all of the unique features of your TV's remote right where they should be. And when you're watching a DVD, it could look like a DVD remote - again uniquely designed for DVD watching. Or better yet, it could look like a TV or DVD remote that YOU would design if they'd asked you to do it - and it would work exactly like YOU want it to. And what if all this could be packaged into one device, with one easy-to-use interface? Guess what...it can!
Of course! Use TouchControl with your automation software and hardware to control lights, drapes, audio, garage doors, etc., and integrate that functionality with home theater or any other remote control functionality.
TouchControl and Global Caché are partners!
Global Caché is a leading provider of network adapters, with products that are engineered to integrate easily into any control environment, providing easy and reliable control via IR, serial, contact closure, and more. TouchControl natively supports all Global Caché adapters, including the iTach, Flex, and GC-100 products, as well as integration of Global Caché´s "Control Tower" online IR code database, greatly easing the process of configuring the software to control all of your devices. See the online TouchControl documentation for more information on how to use Global Caché products with TouchControl, and see Global Caché's site for more information about their great line of products!
**Please note that the TouchControl app will not turn your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch into an infrared remote control by itself, as iOS devices do not have built-in IR capabilities. In addition to the iOS app, you will need a Mac or Windows PC to design and configure your remote control screens, and you will need an IR transmitter device (either computer- or network-connected) to learn and transmit IR commands sent from your iPhone/iPad/iPod.
IMPORTANT: The TouchControl Server app DOES NOT need to be running continuously on your network to use the TouchControl iOS app to control network-attached devices such as Global Caché adapters, EventGhost servers, IP enabled TVs, DVD players, receivers, etc. (Mac or PC needed for screen design and configuration only.)
To remotely control your PC only, all you need is the TouchControl app, the FREE TouchControl Server software (Mac version available on the Mac App Store, Windows version found on this site), and a PC accessible on your local network via WiFi.