Shion is a free, full-featured home automation application. Using Shion, you can control and monitor a variety of X10 and INSTEON devices from the convenience of your Mac computer. Shion.app also includes Snapshots, an easy way to configure & manipulate multiple devices with a single click. Shion's Triggers let Shion monitor and respond to changes in it's local environment: time of day, sunrise & sunset, temperature changes, and more.
Shion is available for no cost, and is designed to work with the forthcoming Shion Online subscription service that allows your to monitor and control your environments from anywhere in the world.
What’s new in version 3.2.2
Updated on Jan 20 2013
This release addresses compatibility issues with Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger.
Note that Shion 3.0 is currently in alpha. This means that the app is incomplete and buggy and mainly intended for testing purposes. Unfortunately, MacUpdate insists on posting each and every release (independent of developers' wishes), so use this release at your own risk.
If you're having problems running Shion and have installed Indigo in the past, you need to remove a bit of software that Indigo installs into your system that prohibits other applications (such as Shion) from accessing your Insteon software. See
My apologies for the inconvenience, and I'll be adding a detector for this file in the next release of the application.
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