by BluSky 81,818 RP
Tasker is an application for Android which performs Tasks (sets of Actions) based on Contexts (application, time, date, location, event, gesture) in user-defined Profiles, or in clickable or timer home screen widgets. This simple concept profoundly extends your control of your Android device and it's capabilities, without the need for 'root' or a special home screen. Here are only some of the things you could do with Tasker, it's real power is the flexibility to combine contexts and tasks however you wish. passcode-lock sensitive applications (e.g. for child safety) change phone settings by application: long screen timeout in a book reader time: screen brightness lower in the evening location: ringer volume high at the office, turn off keyguard at home wake up with a random song from your music collection Text-to-speech; read out loud: incoming SMS/ phone number, WiFi/Bluetooth status, when it's time for an appointment, when the battery is low etc etc (Android OS 1.6+ only) launch a music application when your music SD card is inserted, otherwise a file browser start the day with a particular application showing change all your home icons and wallpaper every day, or in particular locations turn the phone upside down to return to the home screen, tilt 90 degrees to the left and back to toggle speakerphone during a call create a Home widget to toggle bluetooth/wifi on/off launch wireless settings dialog show a menu of tasks to choose send an emergency SMS with your GPS location remap camera etc buttons to other applications, or show a menu of applications and/or actions decrypt/encrypt and/or zip/unzip application data on the fly when an application is launched/exits pause music playback while in a particular application, restart on exit change the Home icon for any application take a time-lapse photo series (possibly 'secretly') make a regular backup of a file on the SD card track your phone location via SMS in case of theft extend the use of the media button on your headset: take a picture from a distance or go to the previous media track with a long press record call times and destinations to the SD card show a popup when an SMS arrives from a particular phone number setup a birthday SMS to be sent months before it happens so you don't forget record battery levels over time to a file on SD card make automatic recordings of what you say during phone calls to SD card during the night, turn on airplane mode to conserve battery/reduce radiation, but turn it off every 15 minutes to check for SMS/voicemail. setup a vacation SMS message, with different messages for different callers launch a music application when headphones are connected 1/11/2010: V1.0.12 Additions Display Brightness: extra parameter Immediate Effect, defaults to true Prefs / Monitor / Custom Notification option, defaults to none Bugfixes when transparent notification icon is selected, no gap is left on the status bar going from Maps to Navigation was not recognizing navigation correctly applying a custom notification pulldown layout was not a good idea on some devices, default to not doing that profile list: long profile tags weren't always scrolling from trackball focus absence of profile data no longer considered an error (happens when cancelling after first UI run) action Display Timeout wasn't restoring correct value if it was > 1 minute crash importing profiles when no others had been created bugfix: 2+ simultaneous Tasker notifications would trigger wrong Notification Click event sometimes. Tasker V1.0.17 for Android
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