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    Tasker

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    • Vendor: Crafty Apps EU
    • Version: Varies with device
    • Price: Free

    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.

    Tasker is very much a trial and error type of app, and as such is heavily reliant on support groups, such as the forum from the official site and the Google + communities.

    Tasker - Featured Articles

    Time to take up a new task!

    Tasker advanced use

    I love Tasker. And I say it a lot. I say it so much that my keyboard's prediction now pops up Tasker after I type the word love. And Tasker can do a lot. A whole lot. But in order to do it, it needs to be programmed or you need to stick a button on your home screen, or a gesture control. I...
    Tasker is a wonderful app to have in your toolbox

    Tasker review: The thing you need to do all the things

    In an expanding market of automation apps, Tasker is still tops Android is an enigmatic and wondrous ecosystem in which many, many things are possible. Unfortunately, many of those things aren't possible out of the box. That's where automation apps like Tasker come in. Tasker helps our...
    Tasker is a great tool, but it works even better with its accessories

    Best Tasker plugins

    Tasker is a mighty powerful app in its own right, but I'll confess, one of its best features is the plugins that help it do even more than it could on its own. (The best feature is — and always will be — the wonderful support community that gathers around this app.) Plugins come in many sizes and...
    A nice task/profile for a long nap...

    Tasker 101: the basics

    You have Tasker; we'll show you how to use it We've covered what Tasker is and what it can do for you, but as most anyone who uses Tasker will tell you, the hardest part of Tasker is getting started. The learning curve is a bit steep, but we're here to help you get the basics down and get you...

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    Tasker is a great tool, but it works even better with its accessories

    Best Tasker plugins

    Tasker is a mighty powerful app in its own right, but I'll confess, one of its best features is the plugins that help it do even more than it could on its own. (The best feature is — and always will be — the wonderful support community that gathers around this app.) Plugins come in many sizes and...
    Time to take up a new task!

    Tasker advanced use

    I love Tasker. And I say it a lot. I say it so much that my keyboard's prediction now pops up Tasker after I type the word love. And Tasker can do a lot. A whole lot. But in order to do it, it needs to be programmed or you need to stick a button on your home screen, or a gesture control. I...
    Some of my voice controls in Tasker. They're awesome

    Tasker tips and tricks

    Another day, another task We've covered Tasker and the very basics of how to use it, and now, it's time for you to start playing a little bit on your own. Think of Tasker as a toy as much as a tool and you can really let loose and have fun in it. Voice controls, plugins and a little ingenuity...
    A nice task/profile for a long nap...

    Tasker 101: the basics

    You have Tasker; we'll show you how to use it We've covered what Tasker is and what it can do for you, but as most anyone who uses Tasker will tell you, the hardest part of Tasker is getting started. The learning curve is a bit steep, but we're here to help you get the basics down and get you...
    Tasker is a wonderful app to have in your toolbox

    Tasker review: The thing you need to do all the things

    In an expanding market of automation apps, Tasker is still tops Android is an enigmatic and wondrous ecosystem in which many, many things are possible. Unfortunately, many of those things aren't possible out of the box. That's where automation apps like Tasker come in. Tasker helps our...
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    Microsoft releases on{X} automation app for Android

    In one of the day's stranger announcements, Microsoft has announced a brand new smartphone automation service for Android devices, dubbed on{X}. On{X} combines an Android application with a Javascript-based back-end, hosted on Microsoft's onx.ms site, and allows numerous tasks to be triggered...
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     If any of you out there are anything like me, there might be, from time to time, an occasion where you could just make your phone do things all automatic-like. If you don't feel like shelling out $10 for Locale or getting a programming degree to work Tasker, where are you to turn?It pleases me to...
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