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The stable release of Tasker 5.10 integrates with Android 11's power menu controls

The stable release of Tasker 5.10 integrates with Android 11's power menu controls

Tasker is one of the most powerful customization tools on Android. It added support for more phone sensors and custom DND settings in August, and it's getting even better in the latest stable release. Version 5.10 adds support for the power menu controls introduced in Android 11, allowing users to quickly toggle tasks with a simple press and hold of the power button — and that's not all.

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Tasker beta can react to Logcat entries, opening up a whole new set of actions

Tasker beta can react to Logcat entries, opening up a whole new set of actions

Tasker has always been an incredibly versatile and useful tool letting you automate your phone and even your smart home. The latest beta, 5.9.beta.8, makes the app even more powerful: It has gained the ability to react to Logcat events on your device, so it can now be triggered by snoozing an alarm or holding the back button. It can also discern which finger you're using to unlock your phone and start an action accordingly.

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Tasker beta can now use WaveNet tech for natural-sounding speech, including an old lady voice

Tasker beta can now use WaveNet tech for natural-sounding speech, including an old lady voice

Tasker, the Android automation behemoth, is a tool limited only by your imagination — it has been used for everything from improving personal workflows to interfacing with enterprise systems. In the newest beta release, 5.7.0-beta, developer Joaomgcd demoed an interesting new feature, "Say Wavenet", which brings natural sounding Text-to-Speech to Tasker using Google's WaveNet algorithm (the same technology that powers Assistant responses).

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Tasker beta v5 brings a fresh Material Design look and a huge list of other changes

Tasker beta v5 brings a fresh Material Design look and a huge list of other changes

Tasker has been around for a long time. It's always been defined as an app that prioritizes function over form (which has often led to a fugly, but highly effective design) — oh, and there's the steep learning curve that often turns away the inexperienced. Tasker has been stuck in the Holo era well into the Material Design age, but the latest beta v5.0b1 brings a fresh new look.

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