Action Blocks

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About this app

Action Blocks makes routine actions easier with customizable buttons on your Android home screen.

Powered by the Google Assistant, you can easily set up Action Blocks for a loved one. Action Blocks can be configured to do anything the Assistant can do, in just one tap: call a friend, watch your favorite show, control the lights, and more.

Action Blocks can also be configured to speak phrases. This can be especially useful to people with speech and language disorders to quickly communicate during urgent situations.

Built with the growing number of people with age-related conditions and cognitive differences in mind, Action Blocks can also be used for people with learning differences, or even for adults who want a very simple way to access routine actions on their phones. Set it up for your family, friends, or for yourself.Action Blocks now features tens of thousands of picture communication symbols (PCS® by Tobii Dynavox), providing a seamless visual experience for users of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices and special education software.

Action Blocks may also be useful for anyone who could benefit from an easier way to perform routine actions on their device, including individuals with dementia, aphasia, speech disorder, autism, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, Down syndrome, Parkinson's disease, essential tremor, dexterity impairments, or other conditions. People who use adaptive switches, Switch Access, or Voice Access may also benefit.

Action Blocks includes an Accessibility Service, and uses that capability to enable you to connect a switch. If you don't want to connect a switch, it works fine without enabling the service.

Learn more about Action Blocks in the Help Center:
Updated on
Nov 29, 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
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This app may collect these data types
Personal info, App activity and 2 others
Data is encrypted in transit
Data can’t be deleted

Ratings and reviews

5.08K reviews
Ed Johnson
April 24, 2024
Looks like Google abandoned this app. Literally, the default example for making a video call does not work with any video chat enabled app on my phone. It just makes a plain old phone call. Also, it doesn't even remember the Contact I selected in the saved block. Pretty awful user experience when the default examples don't work. #abandonware
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Heather G
January 21, 2024
It seems to work for the most part, but I do not want to have to use Google Assistant to get a simple widget to turn a light on and off. That should be a basic function of the Google Home app itself. If it absolutely must work through multiple apps (which seems ridiculous), I do not want to hear or see any kind of interface with Google Assistant. Please allow me to simply click a button to turn a light on and off without any other interference.
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Matt Harbert