It is ~~one of~~ the best automation tool for Android. Tasker is behaving weird. It doesn't recognize files when use root is selected. It gives error that it is a dir. Checking file size always gives 1 when root is used, and without root, it doesn't start the action. In marshmallow it worked fine, but it is having problem in CM 14.1 😢 Still not fixed in latest update.
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.
The absolutely number one most powerful automation app for android. Extensible with plugins, optionally supports root and xposed, and can do pretty much anything you can think of. UI could do with an update though as it still uses holo from pre lollipop days.
Update: it's been almost 4 years since I bought tasker and still I find more ways to automate my android devices and improve my tasks and profiles. Worth every penny and more addictive than any video game out there. Day 1, just scratching the surface of this but I've already achieved some things I haven't been able to do any other way like pin/pattern/pass-locking the screen outside, but keeping it unlocked at home. I've made tasks for different situations like being at home, work, outside, roaming and many more. It did what I needed it for, and it's adding much much more along the way.
People say it's complex... Of course an app that virtually automate anything is going to have a learning curve. Take the time to learn, you won't regret it. I've Been using this since 2011. It's "must have app" for anyone who wants to get the most out of their mobile device!
There is a world of possibilities with this because it can link to so many 3rd party apps. I used it to trigger my lifx lights with NFC tags and the lifx tasker plugin. It's great, and if you learn how to use it than it is a very powerful tool
* 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.