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Apps, Apps and more apps... Any way to simplify?

I've bee buying various smart devices whenever they go on sale, and this morning, I realized I have more than 6 apps just for these devices (lights, plugs, speaker, nest, Harmony, smarthings etc).
Most of the apps are just there for initial setup, and then I use IFTT, Harmony, Google homes to bring it together. But I still think there's way too much...

I was hoping Harmony would be the one, but Optoma P1 (pj) isn't compatible with it, and it can't change the light colour. Is there any good solution for this? I just need one simple app that does everything....
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I've bee buying various smart devices whenever they go on sale, and this morning, I realized I have more than 6 apps just for these devices (lights, plugs, speaker, nest, Harmony, smarthings etc).
Most of the apps are just there for initial setup, and then I use IFTT, Harmony, Google homes to bring it together. But I still think there's way too much...

I was hoping Harmony would be the one, but Optoma P1 (pj) isn't compatible with it, and it can't change the light colour. Is there any good solution for this? I just need one simple app that does everything....
You need a home controller, not a remote control.
CQC on the DIY end
Elan/Control4/Savant/Crestron, etc on the custom install end

otherwise you can get some zigbee hubs like Vera or something that may help get lights/hvac under one app but then you'll still need an app for audio, one for video, etc.
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myServer / Homeseer / CQC are automation controllers. They connect various hardware / software together into one ecosystem.
But nothing controls everything.
So you choose and install the automation controller and THEN you get compatible rest of devices. Not the other way around or you end up with a mess of incompatible stuff.
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Hows is your projector not compatible with your Harmony??

Even if there isn't a driver already created you can learn the codes to the remote.
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