Home and Away Alternatives

    Home and Away is described as 'If you take your laptop back and forth to work (or anywhere else), you may find that, depending where you are, you want certain volumes to mount and certain applications to launch. Home and Away can automate this task for you by allowing you to set up different networks' and is an app in the Travel & Location category. There are three alternatives to Home and Away for Mac. The best alternative is ControlPlane, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Home and Away are Sidekick (Paid) and Remount (Paid).

    This page was last updated Aug 30, 2017

    1. ControlPlane, a fork of MarcoPolo , brings context-sensitive awareness to OS X.


      crashes out on the latest MacOS and no longer actively maintained
      See https://www.controlplaneapp.com/2017/11/the-state-of-controlplane/

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      Sidekick is an application that automatically updates your laptop settings based on where you are. Just install the app, configure the places that you frequent, (home, work, a coffee shop, etc.) and never fuss with your settings again!


      The program is no longer updated. Last version, 4.2.8, released in August 2015, can be still bought from the official website.

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    2. Automatically connect to a network drive on Mac Os X start up and login. Remount remembers your network drives and mount them at login. Remount recognizes different network services and differents between WiFi-Networks.
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