Tasker – The Swiss Army knife for Android

Does your screen time out when your reading an ebook on your android ?

or do you want your music player to start when you plugin your headset ?

or…. track your phone location via SMS in case of theft


Tasker is the ultimate automation app which enables your smartphone to its fullest “smartness”

Tasker is a total automation app giving  the ability ease your daily smartphone usage

The app can be used to automate any activity in your smartphone by triggering themwith events such as

  • System events- Battery level , incoming call, received test message etc
  • Times of day, days of the week and other options.

These events can be used to enable(trigger) or disable certain activities,launch applications or even alter system settings such as display timeout , data traffic.

Basic Uses of Tasker,
A very basic example is telling your phone to instigate GPS whenever you open up your Google Maps application – this instruction takes seconds to create and saves you having to constantly drop back to the phone’s settings menu whenever you want to gain an accurate fix on your location.

Another use could be telling Tasker to launch your favorite music player whenever you insert a pair of headphones, If you have several programs tasker can launch a menu to select one you like.

Intermediate uses of Tasker
Tasker can be setup to trigger events based on your location
i.e. if you want to turn on WiFi and connect to your home WiFi connection or you may want to avoid those embarrasing moments in office when your phone starts ringing during a meeting by turning on vibration when you are at the office


Turning on WiFi when you get home is no more your job

All these features of tasker come with a price tag of $3.85 , but its an app worth every penny that you spend. Tasker can be an app with a slow learning curve but once you get the hold of it you wont use your smartphone without it . A Trial version can be downloaded from the Tasker Website

Google Play link


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