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Maybe you've seen those wacky videos of people controlling things with voice actions on Android Wear. We've posted a few of them, and Tockle is one of the pieces that makes it possible. This app has been in beta for a few weeks now, but today is the v1.0 release. You should be able to grab the stable release from the Play Store right now.

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Tockle has a lot in common with Tasker, but there's a lot of Android Wear integration. You can set profiles to automate actions based on time, WiFi, battery level, and so on. Then you can connect those profiles with "action sets." The app will notify you on the watch when a profile is triggered, but you can also use the watch app to activate action sets on your own.

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For example, you can make a profile that toggles silent mode when it's a certain time. If you want to silence the phone at another time, you can use voice commands on Android Wear to do it. Just say, "open action set," and the Tockle app will pop up to listen for the name of an action set. The Tockle watch app can also be used to activate action sets with taps. Tockle doesn't have a ton of options right now, but it has support for importing Tasker tasks, making it much more powerful. The beta will continue for early adopters, but now you can get Tockle without jumping through any additional hoops.

[Tockle Beta, +Thomas Gaubert]

Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

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  • Daniel Traynor

    Can I ask a question totally unrelated to this...
    Using Android L Preview is there a root app that will delete system apps without crashing and restarting??
    I've tried them all.

  • http://www.Nave360.com Sebastian Gorgon

    And it looks a ton better

  • PhilNelwyn

    "...the pieces that makes..."

  • http://twitter.com/Rodrigost23 Rodrigo Tavares

    Wow, is that a good-looking Tasker?

    • Ger

      I don't really get why people dislike Tasker's design so much. It just has a Holo appearance like a lot of other apps. Really, I cannot understand it. Unless you use Gingerbread, of course.

      • fbd

        Agreed. Given that there has to be 10000 options crammed into each little element, task, widget, etc...I dare you to IMAGINE a simpler interface while still maintaining functionality...let alone write one.

      • http://twitter.com/Rodrigost23 Rodrigo Tavares

        For example, it's cluttered, margins around text or icons are to small, and that makes things ugly and a little confuse. Holo includes that stuff too, not only colors and widgets.

  • black

    I love the fact that apps are embracing material design elements.

  • http://www.westagemusic.com/ Marc

    For me this is only an extension to tasker for android wear. The screenshots are suggesting it that way. Or am I wrong?

    • Brian Simmons

      No. It is more than just an extension. This app can monitor certain aspects of the watch and trigger events based on them. You can also import existing Tasker events and manually trigger them - which is similar to the other Tasker type wear apps out there. But I believe this app is the only one that allows you to create and trigger profiles based on the watch status.

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