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Tasker, an extremely versatile (and popular) app which allows users to schedule (and control) various automated tasks, received an update today, bringing the app to version 1.2.

The update brings a handful of important changes, perhaps the most notable being the addition of "Scenes." Using this new feature, Tasker allows users to design custom graphical interfaces, which appear as overlays, dialogs, or full activities.

Besides Scenes, Tasker's latest iteration also fixes compatibility issues with Ice Cream Sandwich, and includes a tweaked home screen, which conveniently divides Profiles, Tasks, and Scenes in an intuitive tabbed interface.

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The update also brings the ability to group profiles, tasks, or scenes into "projects," a new Green Power Premium plugin, and a slew of bugfixes and other minor improvements. A full list of changes can be found here.

If you haven't already, hit the market link below to grab the update!

Liam Spradlin
Liam loves Android, design, user experience, and travel. He doesn't love ill-proportioned letter forms, advertisements made entirely of stock photography, and writing biographical snippets.

  • Tristan

    When will they make the UI not amongst the ugliest on the market?

    • http://cassidyjames.com Cassidy James

      Agreed; it may be an advanced power user app, but that doesn't mean it should look like poo.

  • Farseer

    This fixed the one FC I encountered with a handy profile after moving to ICS with the Galaxy Nexus.
    Viva le Tasker!!

  • Josh

    @above...the UI "works." thats all thats necessary for a power app.

    • augustofretes

      No. The UI is every bit as important for any user as any other part (power users just tolerate ugly apps because there's not a good looking alternative, otherwise, they would use the well designed app).

    • http://codytoombs.wordpress.com Cody

      With all due respect to the developer, at $6.49 with well over 100,000 sales and a relatively low bar to make the UI more attractive, he could easily drop $50-$100 on a college student to put together a functionally identical and more attractive interface. I agree, it's a power-user focused app, but that doesn't mean it shouldn't look better. Nobody is asking for it to be theme-able or have crazy-awesome-super-phatness animations, but a couple of icons and choosing some colors that don't clash would do wonders :)

      • Kree Terry

        at least you can change the colors. i changed mine to different shades of grey and it looks a lot better. but i agree, just bc power users are the target audience doesnt mean the ui has to be bad.

    • http://www.twitter.com/brandall76 brandall

      +1 I'd prefer the dev concentrated on additional features.