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CF.lumen adds Tasker support, everyone rejoice

CF.lumen is an application we’ve covered some before that can help you sleep, aid colorblind people by painting the screen with higher contrasting …

Creating a USB fast charging profile in Tasker

This involves Tasker and some root elements although you can skip those if you do not have root or a kernel that supports USB fast charging. The idea …

Tockle is like Tasker for Android Wear/works with Tasker

Without having any Android Wear there’s not much I can play with on Tockle, but from what I can see, it does look pretty neat.Tockle allows you to …

Commandr for Google Now with Tasker integration

Commandr for Google Now is an app that listens when you talk to Google Now and adds functionality above and beyond what Google Now allows.Commandr …

Screen record using ADB, Tasker, or Terminal Emulator

Since Android 4.4 (API level 19) was released, we’ve been able to record video with a built-in screen record command.Usually this is done via ADB due …

Hands on with Condi, a free lite Tasker alternative

Condi is an application that evaluates conditions and performs actions based on those conditions having been met. These actions include sending a …

Top 10 Tasker posts of 2013 on Pocketables

In just a few short hours, the clock will hit midnight, and Pocketables readers across the country will toast to a New Year. It happens the same way, …

Paul's fifteen favorite tech products

I’ve been writing for Pocketables for almost three years now. In that time, I’ve played with hundreds software packages, and products, and since …

Creating a “kids mode” using Tasker

If you’re often in a situation where children are asking for your phone to play games on, which is what happens to me every Christmas at the in-laws, …

Building a quick location sharing profile in Tasker

There area lot of times I want to know where my loved ones are, but do not want to make a phone call, go to voicemail, then get a phone call back …

Using Tasker to automatically offload media to USB

One of the things I absolutely abhor about modern smartphones is the insistence of the manufacturers to sacrifice expandability for the sake of …

Using Tasker to automatically signal for assistance

Two things have recently come into my life lately: the most recent is Tasker, and the slightly less recent addition is my daughter, who is a …

Making a picture note system in Tasker

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about how I made a virtual post-it note system in Tasker. I’ve used it quite a few times since then, but today I found …

Creating a better laundry alarm in Tasker

I have lots of small Tasker creations that I use often, but tinker with rarely, because they “just work”. One of them is my laundry alarm, which I …

Quick Tasker tip: Watch out for auto correction when using Tasker

I’ve previously written about what you can do to debug Tasker creations you make and try to find out why something’s not working. The latest Tasker …

My Tasker+sqlite adventures continue with a Tv Show Favs add-on

Last week, I wrote about how I started looking into using sqlite with Tasker, with my first creation being an add-on for a postal tracking app. Over …

How I created a notification add-on for a postal tracking app using Tasker

The official app for the Norwegian postal service is decent, but it’s lacking one feature that I’ve wanted for ages: the ability to check for …

Creating a virtual post-it note using Tasker, AutoRemote, and AutoNotification

Every so often, I find myself needing to put a small bit of information in a readily accessible place for a short period of time. Traditionally, this …

How to emulate touch input using Tasker and root

Emulating touch input has been something that I’ve wanted the ability to do in Tasker for ages, even though I haven’t actually had a direct use for …

Quick Tasker tip: Don't think of complexity in human terms when creating Tasker creations

Over the weekend I created a database app for items in the video game Defiance using Tasker. Even though I knew how to do everything I needed it to, …

Quick Tasker tip: Use %tap_label to create Menu actions more quickly

Tasker has several actions that create small scenes for you, for the purpose of not requiring the user to create full blown scenes for every little …

A list of all the Tasker plug-ins I use

Earlier today, @vinitpaul asked me on Twitter about what Tasker plug-ins I would recommend. That gave me the idea to simply make an article out of …

Tasker PAI series: Rudimentary AutoVoice music search feature

<i>Disclaimer: The Tasker PAI series is a series of Tasker articles “Provided As Is“. They are marked as such because there’s an above average</i> …

Quick Tasker tip: Control which app is the default for an action (root only)

Some features of Android are impossible to control even with root, for what Google tends to call security purposes. Controlling which app should be …

Beginner’s guide to Tasker, part 8: AutoVoice

A month and a half ago, I posted a guide to AutoVoice. At that point I didn’t think I was going to end up using it myself, but I was wrong. AutoVoice …

My road to learning Tasker scenes, in pictures

One of the things I wanted to make perfectly clear when I decided to add a part 0 to my beginner’s guide to Tasker is that learning Tasker takes …

How to use Google Navigation from AutoVoice

This particular tip comes courtesy of the AutoVoice developer himself, and is another step in the right direction for being able to use AutoVoice for …

Quick Tasker tip: Set your alarm with Tasker to avoid unnecessary button pressing

Alarm clock apps have become fairly sophisticated, giving you all sorts of options for smooth wake ups, volume, snooze features, work days, and so …

Use AutoRemote and Tasker to copy text to your device from other devices

Back in my guide to AutoRemote, I included an example where AutoRemote is used to copy text from a computer to an Android device’s clipboard. That …

Quick Tasker tip: Trigger a profile with any of several contexts

As most Tasker users will know, the relationship between contexts in multi-context profiles is that of AND, not OR. This means <i>all</i> contexts have to be …