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Hue Menu


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Hue Menu is a simple and delightful way to control your Philips Hue light bulbs right from your Mac's Menu Bar


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This 3rd party App is the best companion for your Philips Hue light bulbs striking the perfect balance between ease of use and powerful features, making it as delightful to use as the official iOS Apps - The changes apply only after clicking outside the NSMenu:

-Change the colors of your lamps from the color charts in the menu or from the traditional Mac OS color Picker.

-Create presets, so as to save the favorite colors for everyone of your light bulbs.

-Select the random mode for all the lights or for a specific light bulb. It will change every second the colours of the light(s) bulb(s).

-Set Alarms for individual light bulbs On/Off

-Renaming Lights

-Set the brightness, turn on/off all the lights or specific lamps.

-Select a light bulb and a color from the color picker or by pointing your mouse's cursor on a color or a picture and pressing SHIFT+ALT and it will adjust the specified light accordingly.

The best way to control your Philips Hue light bulbs from a Mac!

We plan to add timers and geofencing in the very near future.

If you have any issue please email-us at

Philips and Hue are trademarks of Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.

What's New in Version 1.5.4

Fixed an issue with the Textbox for the HEX and RGB values


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Customer Reviews

Unusably buggy

Mostly worked okay, but the most recent update has ruined it. It almost is never connected, crashes every 2 seconds, has no effect on the lights at all, and worst of all consistely has the highest power usage of any program I run. If I forget and leave it running on my MacBook Air it easily cuts my battery life in half despite the fact that it does literally nothing.

Looks like it has a lot of features, but basically unusable

This seems to be very buggy. There was a better (simpler) app called “Colors for Hue” but it seems to have disappeared, unfortunately.

Still buggy...

Still buggy, changes either take forever or don’t happen. Never really got this to work so not worth the money.

Hue Menu
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  • $2.99
  • Category: Utilities
  • Updated: Jun 09, 2014
  • Version: 1.5.4
  • Size: 1.3 MB
  • Languages: English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
  • Seller: Charles AROUTIOUNIAN

Compatibility: OS X 10.7 or later, 64-bit processor

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