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Tasker v5.11.6 beta lays groundwork for Tasky, an easier-to-use version for newbs

Tasker v5.11.6 beta lays groundwork for Tasky, an easier-to-use version for newbs

Tasker has long been one of the best apps for Android customization, but with so many options and possibilities available, it can seem a bit overwhelming for newcomers. The latest beta release of the app, version 5.11.6, lays the groundwork for a simpler interface called Tasky that promises to deliver the power of Tasker without any advanced technical knowledge required.

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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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AutoVoice Assistant Action back in English

AutoVoice Assistant Action back in English

Google has taken down the Assistant-integrated AutoVoice Action again, for the second time in a year. This time, the company claims the action "promotes content that advocates hate or violence or promotes discrimination," apparently because someone in Germany stringed together a clearly custom command that made the Assistant spout off some hate speech.

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Tasker competitor Automagic has been discontinued, pulled from Play Store

Tasker competitor Automagic has been discontinued, pulled from Play Store

Automagic first arrived on Android in 2012 as an automation utility, allowing you to run a series of actions from defined triggers. The app set itself apart from Tasker with its unique flow chart interface, but sadly, Automagic's eight-year run has now come to a close.

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Tasker v5.9.3 adds support for all your phone's sensors, plus a Contact Via App action, custom DND settings, and more

Tasker v5.9.3 adds support for all your phone's sensors, plus a Contact Via App action, custom DND settings, and more

Tasker is the Swiss Army knife of Android power users. The app can automate basically anything, and in the right hands, it's a stupendously powerful tool. And today's v5.9.3 update has made it just a little bit more powerful. But don't let that tiny number change fool you, there's more than just bug fixes here. This latest version now supports any sensor on your device, works with contacts in third-party apps, gives you full Do Not Disturb control, and lets you send an unlimited number of variables between tasks, among literal piles of other changes.

At this point, Tasker is almost its own operating system.

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Double tapping the back of your phone can now trigger an event in Tasker

Double tapping the back of your phone can now trigger an event in Tasker

When the developer preview of Android 11 launched earlier this year, it included a hidden gesture that let users tap on the back of the phone to take screenshots. The gesture expanded to trigger additional functionality in later developer previews, but it has been completely removed from the recent beta releases. All is not lost though, as the "Tap, Tap" app has just added support for Tasker, which brings the back-tap gesture to many Android devices.

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A beginner's guide to Tasker: How to automate (almost) anything on your phone

A beginner's guide to Tasker: How to automate (almost) anything on your phone

Tasker is one of the most powerful apps on the Play Store for automating tasks on your smartphone, but it's far from the easiest to get to grips with, which is where this guide comes in. We'll flatten the learning curve a little for you, so you can dive in and start creating automations and functions as quickly as possible, with the minimum of fuss or confusion.

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Google's Tasker-like Rules are rolling out to more Pixel users on Android 10

Google's Tasker-like Rules are rolling out to more Pixel users on Android 10

Google increasingly focuses on security and makes it harder for third-party services like Tasker to switch on and off certain radios on Android 10. While the company still doesn't allow apps to automate this, it is at least working on a Rules feature that lets your phone's DND settings react to a limited set of conditions. We first saw this functionality on a few phones last year, but it looks like it's now rolling out wider.

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Tasker briefly disappears from the Play Store due to automated removal

Tasker briefly disappears from the Play Store due to automated removal

Tasker is one of the most popular power-user tools for Android, giving people the ability to automate many functions. As great as the app is, Tasker hasn't been exempt from Play Store approval issues, and was even briefly removed from the store back in 2015. Tasker was one again pulled from the Play Store yesterday, but has thankfully already returned.

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Tasker picks up support for on-device ADB shell commands in v5.9.2 update

Tasker picks up support for on-device ADB shell commands in v5.9.2 update

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