The Bixby button has been controversial since it was first introduced, especially since Samsung has been hesitant to let anyone change its function. It would be far more useful as a quick way to activate Google Assistant, but instead, it can only open the worst voice assistant. João Dias, developer of Tasker and other great apps, has created a solution.

A recent update to the Bixby application added the ability to open any application with a single press, while Bixby itself can still be activated with a double-press. The beta version of Tasker adds a new companion app, which can be configured to perform any action that Tasker supports when opened.

Once you set the single-press Bixby action to the Tasker Secondary application, you can make the button do just about anything — turn off Bluetooth, open a web page, start a timer, or even open Google Assistant.

You can sign up for the Tasker beta program here. It's annoying that Samsung won't implement this functionality itself, but this is the next best thing.

Developer: joaomgcd
Price: $3.49