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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by Tommex, May 20, 2011.

  1. Tommex

    Tommex Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Hey all.

    I keep seeing everyone talk about Tasker, and about how it's like... the best thing ever.

    I was just wondering what the best benefits of it were? I understand it automates stuff, but why should I shell out
     


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  2. tater_salad

    tater_salad Member

    Yes if you want to automate settings then yes, if there is nothing that you want to automate then no don't get it, I use it quite a bit for a ton of stuff and would be sad without it.

    I change my ringer based on my location, anf have some custom text messaging stuff set up to find my phone.
     
  3. Tumeg

    Tumeg Android Enthusiast

    Check out the link in my signature, to see everything that I use it for.
    I'm almost positive you will find it useful, once you get it and start messing around with it.
     
  4. TheSultan

    TheSultan Android Expert

    Tasker is awesome if you are patient and good at setting up the profiles. I use "Automate It" which is the "dummies" version--free-and WAY easier to set up tasks. It is however, limited, due to it's ease of use.
     
  5. Yeahha

    Yeahha Usually off topic

    I love tasker and use it for random wallpapers and automated texts. I also like trying to figure out things for other people with it, it is like a puzzle game to me. Toggles are super easy to set up as widgets, you can change icons with it. My wife on the other hand would have no use for it whatsoever, it all depends on what you want to do with your phone. It isn't a program for everyone but if you are the type that like to tinker and see what you can do the money is well worth it.
     
  6. Gary5

    Gary5 Newbie

    Tasker is essential, can make so many little annoyances go away, can make so many things easy.
     
  7. toasty

    toasty Android Enthusiast

    Tasker is the one app I've found that really elevates your phone beyond the everyday and will leave even the most strident iPhone fan feeling a little jealous. Totally worth the money and then some, but there is a little bit of a learning curve to figuring out how to use it. Once you get it wired, though, your phone just magically does whatever you could ever want it to do. The vastly underused "gestures" context allows you to do things based upon the way you move the phone, and you'll feel like a frickin' shaman as your phone will respond to a flick of your wrist. Best app on the market by a mile.
     
  8. Yeahha

    Yeahha Usually off topic


    Still haven't been able to figure out a profile to have tasker make me a sandwich...:eek:
     
  9. tater_salad

    tater_salad Member

    Ironass sure is an ass, he must make a dollar each time someone uses the search button
     
  10. sonofaresiii

    sonofaresiii Android Enthusiast

    but if you DID have a sandwich maker, you could probably set up Tasker to automatically tell it to make you a sandwich.

    Personally, I just use speed dial 2 (wife).
     
  11. amlothi

    amlothi Android Expert


    Tasker is not a task killer. If these are the results you got when you searched for it, then this is just another example of how the search function on these forums sucks.


    Use google and search for Androidforums.com + Tasker. You'll get better results.
     
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  12. amlothi

    amlothi Android Expert

     
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  13. Yeahha

    Yeahha Usually off topic


    From what I saw from I/O Google wants to create a fully online/automated house so it could happen, didn't they introduce lightbulbs with android or chrome
     
  14. angiembfl

    angiembfl Well-Known Member

    Thanks for this post. I was wondering the same thing and am heading over to the Tasker site now to check it out. :)
     
  15. joeybwisc

    joeybwisc Lurker

    I tried it when it first started getting popular and it seemed like it would take too much time to mess with defeating its purpose.
     
  16. Yeahha

    Yeahha Usually off topic

    Once you figure out what you are doing it is easy. There is a learning curve but it is not impossible just takes a little dedication, that is why there is a 7 day free trial available otherwise there would be many many returns with the 15 min return window with google.
     
  17. cds0699

    cds0699 Android Expert

    Trying to replace your wife with an app?!?!?!?!? :)

    I'm joking, ladies
     
  18. Yeahha

    Yeahha Usually off topic


    I can't trust an app to keep the babies out of trouble.
     
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