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Tasker is an automation app for Android. It allows you to do all sorts of things, from automating everyday tasks to creating your own Android apps from within the app. It has a thousand uses, so our coverage of it is quite extensive.

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Quick Tasker tip: Use variables in AutoShortcut by editing the XML

AutoShortcut might be more subtle in its usefulness than some of its more famous AutoSiblings, but it’s nonetheless a great tool to have in your Tasker

May 23, 2013 Android, Apps
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Here’s a simple way to use Google Now dynamically with AutoVoice and Tasker

I’ve previously written about how you can use AutoShare to access Google Now searches without having to split your voice command in two. That disables

May 22, 2013 Android, Apps
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Tasker PAI series: Google Calendar multi-event fetcher

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 likelihood that something

May 21, 2013 Android, Apps
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Why detailed Tasker instructions are not a good idea

Most of the time, my Tasker articles talk about general concepts and ways of doing things, rather than provide step-by-step instructions. When I do provide

May 21, 2013 Android, Apps
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How to voice dial with AutoVoice

AutoVoice is neat, but to be able to use it for everything, it’s important to be able to tie it into existing voice control services.

May 17, 2013 Android, Apps
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An important note about chaining together commands in AutoVoice

The ability to chain together commands in AutoVoice is one of the advantages it has over the stock Get Voice action, but there’s also a

May 16, 2013 Android, Apps
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How to import tasks / profiles / scenes / projects into Tasker [Video]

I often see people having issues with importing something to Tasker, and I sometimes include downloadable files in my articles so that I also need

May 16, 2013 Android, Apps
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Beginner’s guide to Tasker, part 1.5: Tasker basics (New UI)

Back in 2012, I wrote a beginner’s guide to Tasker that currently consists of 7 parts. With the UI overhaul that Tasker got a couple

May 15, 2013 Android, Good and EVO, Tutorials
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Quick Tasker tip: How to use multiple command filters in AutoVoice contexts

Wondering how you can use more than one possible command filter (trigger term) when creating AutoVoice contexts in Tasker? It’s actually very easy!

May 14, 2013 Android, Apps
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How to use Portal sound effects in Tasker [Video]

After posting his initial AutoVoice home automation video, Doug Gregory posted another awesome video, where he uses sound effects and graphics from the Portal video

May 14, 2013 Android, Apps, Good and EVO
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