When you ask many an Android fan what sets it apart from the rest, what special app or feature, at least two or three of them are bound to say Tasker. Tasker is the automation app most other automation apps are compared to.
Through Tasker, you can do many miraculous things and replace many apps on your phone. Tasker silences my phone during newscasts so that it cannot disturb me or distract/embarrass anyone on the air. Tasker also silences my phone at night so I can sleep, and in the morning while it’s turning the sound back on, it also acts as my alarm clock, turning on Google Play Music to wake me up with dapper park music and some mind-numbingly happy pop.
The basics of Tasker seem like rocket science but are amazingly simple: you create tasks and then you can trigger them manually or through automation. Tasks are made up of actions, and they can be as simple as one action, such as setting a phone to silent mode, or as complex as you’d like. There is an action for almost everything you can think of, if not in Tasker proper than in the many, many plugins that you can download for it. The plugins and support from João Dias are exceptionally good.
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