Tasker in recent years has become an exciting innovation on the Android platform. It allows the user to create profiles that based on conditions will perform tasks because it has been triggered to go into action. Here is a list of the 5 best Tasker Version 5 customizations that you might want to add to your Android.
It does take some time to get used to all these innovations but it is well worth the investment in terms of time saved because basically it can do anything. Currently the price is $2.99 with no advertisements or additional in-app purchases required.
Everyone appreciates a ‘’Do Not Disturb’’ sign and that is what Tasker 5.9.3. has included. This allows the user to filter out the callers that the user doesn’t want to hear from. You change any setting and it will be reflected in Android settings. It might have taken a while for Tasker to introduce this, but everyone appreciates their privacy being maintained.
Automations are taken for granted these days on Android smartphones but Tasker makes it so much easier. A simple task such as adjusting the volume whenever you enter or leave work can be automatically as well as performing other tasks. All this can be determined by location, time, the app you’re in, the Wi-Fi network you’re on and received messages. So the characteristics of the phone change depending on your circumstances at the time.
Tasker 5.9 is new and it has the Logcat Entry that allows you to automate tasks. You can trigger actions for each fingerprint once you have unlocked your device. Once you’ve pressed snooze on your alarm, you can trigger an event. Once a button on any app has been held down for more than 1 second, it causes a reaction to the Back button.
If you’ve ever wanted to know where you are within the next two seconds, perhaps the next customized feature on Tasker 5.9 called Get Location v2 is for you. It gives you full access to Fused Location. Get Location v2 even gives you a URL address to the exact location shown on Google Maps. It shows many variables such as a range of precision as to how many meters your location is far from you. You can make sure locations are accurate by specifying a minimum amount of accuracy.
Autovoice can intercept and interpret Google Now commands. This means that if you have a phone with Touchless Controls, the phone is ready to receive commands at any time. You can voice dial to call your family or turn on your personal driving mode. After receiving it’s cue, the AutoVoice Tasker app will identify the task and profile and then perform the task. It comes with a free light version as well.
The future promises many more Tasker innovations that hopefully make using your Android smartphone a better place to be. It does take some time to learn how to optimize each feature, but it is worth the time to study these innovations because they’ll save you time in the future. This is only a tiny fraction of what they have presented in the past few years, so there is plenty of other good stuff waiting for you at Tasker.