There are few limits to things you can make your phone do with the power of Tasker. Everything from simple automation to some of the most complex things imaginable can be handled by the app, making it one of the most versatile on Android. Now, thanks to a new app called AutoRemote, it just got even more powerful.
With AutoRemote, you can execute commands remotely - from your desktop, laptop, tablet, another phone... basically anything with a web browser. For anyone familiar with the more advanced features of Tasker, setting up AutoRemote shouldn't be much of a problem. For those unfamiliar with the software, though, it looks a little bit tricky at first. Fortunately, there's a handy walkthrough to help novice users get started. I suggest reading through the entire thing at least once before diving in.
As far as the capabilities of AutoRemote are concerned, the Play Store listing highlights some rather noteworthy uses; everything from simple tasks like these:
Can't remember where you put your phone? Create a lost-my-phone" command:
You could send a "Where are you?" message to your phone, and have Tasker respond with a repetitive "I'm here! I'm here!".
Easily send sms messages from your computer:
You could create the command "sms 5550042=:=Happy Birthday", and have Tasker send an sms to the number 5550042 with the message "Happy Birthday"
To even more complicated tasks, such as this:
Let your wife send you a spoken shopping list when you get off work:
You can use AutoRemote with other Tasker conditions, such as the Date and Time conditions. Create a "shop=:=" command and combine it with a 5PM condition. Then, share your personal AutoRemote URL with your wife and have her send stuff she needs you to buy like "shop=:=carrots and ice cream". Then, at 5PM your phone could say that list out loud: "You need to go shopping! You need to buy carrots and ice cream"
You can grab AutoRemote for $0.99, but it's worth noting it requires Tasker to work; ergo, if you don't have the latter, you'll have to shell out an extra $6.49 to get that (though it's well worth the money).