Powerful and feature-rich I got this app to help do some small things like change the ringer volume automatically when I get to work, or change the brightness when I wake up. Lately though, I'm finding much more interesting things to do, like manage off-site backups and automatic weather and theme swapping for day/night. And I'm only scratching the surface of what I can do with this app!
I really want to rate 5 stars. It's a powerful app that lets me make my phone that much better. However, it is complicated and has a big learning curve. I wish it had a tutorial, better user guides, more descriptive explanations of features and tools, and just overall a better user experience. I've managed to get it to work after lots of research and trial and error. However, it should've been easier to learn and use. (EDIT 1/17) Yup, still a big learning curve. Documentation and use guides could definitely be improved with examples and better explanations. Still a great app, but takes time to learn.
This software is BRILLIANT!! Finally cracked it!! The automation of my phone to do what I want it to with Tasker!! A warning though - when trying to automate a gps function watch that your phone case does not block the gps from working - this is nothing to do with Tasker. With this software and the associated 'app factory' you can write your own tasks and turn them into applications, I've already made two apps for self use and am very very happy with the outcome.
I recently purchased this app and I find it very useful it's so useful that I found that I can do 2 things with this one app that I'd need 2 separate apps for(locking apps and power management) and that's just the start. BUT I HAVE ONE MAJOR GRIPE, WHENEVER I OPEN TASKER IT FEELS LIKE IM RUNNING KITKAT AND THIS APP HAS BEEN UPDATED AS RECENT AS 2017!!!!!!!!!!!!! SOME MATERIAL DESIGN WOULD BE NICE 😉.
I am a huge fan of exelent customer service. I sent email to support asking a question, (I looked in the forums for a while. Couldn't find anything) Within 24 hours I received an email back with a link to some solutions. Absolutely amazing. I did have an issue installing. And the link solved it. I am stunned and will recomends nothing but this app to anyone looking for an automation app. Seriously. This app is absolutely the most powerful automation app out there. And I will continue to use it.
Here are some of the things i make tasker do - full gps when maps is open and power saver other wise. - full brightness when i open gallery for picture viewing - turn wifi on at home and off when I'm away- shake activates my favorite flashlight app-screen rotation is off but turns on for video apps- turns on wifi when I'm in the car. Amazing.
* mostly bugfixes and tuning
* added network access control per-app without root for Android 6.0+, otherwise all-apps
* actions in File category: support for new external SD access API (Android 5.1+)
* Android 7.0 bugfixes and additions
* added Portuguese (Brazil) translation (many thanks to Breno Rafael Corrêa)
Many other additions, changes and bugfixes.