Tasker

Tasker 4.0u1

Automate Tasks With Tasker

Tasker is designed to provide a range of actions on an Android smart device that depend on the context, such as location of the user or the time of day. View full description

PROS

  • Several languages supported
  • Huge array of possible functions

CONS

  • Some users report its unintuitive nature
  • Uses more memory as it finds tasks to perform

Tasker is designed to provide a range of actions on an Android smart device that depend on the context, such as location of the user or the time of day.

The Contextualised Task-Based App

Offered with a seven day free trial period to get used to its large number of functions, Tasker is an app that automates many of the things we do on our smart devices. It runs in a way that takes into account your habits and the changing ways you might use other apps. For example, it will lower the screen brightness at night time and offer a prolonged screen time when you are using your device for reading. When it is first used in the morning, the software can open up your device with a favourite app, such as the local traffic report or weather. You can use it to make a regular backup of a file on an SD card without having to think about it. Furthermore, it will show a pop-up alert when a text arrives from a family member, but not from business contacts depending on your preference. It'll even send you birthday reminders amongst many other virtual personal assistant type of tasks.

Get Tasker to Help

Overall, Tasker is designed to offer nothing more than assistance for things you could do for yourself quite easily. Therefore, it will appeal to forgetful people or those who have an interest in the possibilities of algorithmic automation.