Joaomgcd is becoming a very familiar name in the Tasker world, being the creator of epic plug-ins such as AutoRemote, AutoNotification, AutoShortcut, AutoShare, AutoBarcode, and the AutoMobile. Um, wait, that last one might have been another guy. Anyways, he’s at it again, this time taking on a part of Tasker that has needed an overhaul for ages, the voice command feature.

Tasker has a built-in voice command action called Get Voice, which I’ve used in projects such as my Nelly voice assistant. The problem is that it’s very limited, and issues with it and Bluetooth headsets lead me to abandon my quest for a Tasker voice control accessory last year, even though I found a workaround. AutoVoice is essentially an app that replaces the Get Voice feature completely, aiming to provide users with what Get Voice should- or at least could- have been.

There are a lot of features in this new plug-in, but the most notable one is likely Bluetooth headset support. AutoVoice will let you talk to Tasker over Bluetooth, and you can even configure headset buttons to trigger something in Tasker, even if they’re not meant for voice control. AutoVoice also has a command system based on variables, which means that you can create dynamic projects that use specific parts of a command without hacking at it with variable Split for half an hour first.

The potential here is great, and my own experience with Nelly is just one example of how powerful voice control can be when paired with Tasker, and that was made using the stock Get Voice action! I’ve mostly given up on voice control myself for the moment, instead favoring control via my smartwatch and other means, but now more than ever I wish that my Sony Smartwatch had a mic so I could use it with this new plugin.

AutoVoice itself is free in the Play Store, though there’s a ~$1.50 unlock key available to get access to all features- well worth it if this is a plug-in you end up using.

Download: Google Play