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Tasker Beta Released, Completely Revamped UI Gives App New Life

Tasker Beta

It’s the same old Tasker, but it sure is a whole lot prettier. The popular app for people who want to completely automate their smartphone is now in beta form, with a completely redone user interface. Taking notes from the Android UI guidelines, Tasker is still able to perform countless tasks with time/place precision such as turning WiFi on when you get home, timed reboots, and plenty more.

The original app is still available in Google Play for $6.49, but the beta is free for a limited time. Go grab it and let us know what you think.

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  • [email protected]

    your better putting a link to the beta on taskers official site, as the one you linked is outdated already. beta 5 up today and this is changing daily at the moment. Also its not free, the current full version is required to install the beta over.

  • Marshall P.

    Looks great but using it is a not ideal for me at the moment. Too many bugs conflicting with my current profiles.

  • http://twitter.com/MarijnvdWerf Marijn van der Werf

    Am I the only one who thinks there’s something wrong with an app that needs a help menu? Especially one this huge.

  • Joey Funk

    Site is out, of bandwidth! Oh no! Any mirrors?

  • sure

    I have been using tasker on and off for 3 years, if you really use it your battery will scream for help. I can live without it.

  • John

    You have to note that it’s for ICS+ only.

  • DeathfireD

    It’s too bad stock Android 4.2+ cripples some of the awesome features of this app and other auto taskers. Like turning the airplane mode on or off :(. Google why u no like auto taskers?!

  • epoc2207

    I knew this would happen. Literally one day after I purchase the old version

    • michael arazan

      24 hour return period, how we miss thee

    • [email protected]

      Whats your problem then? you get this free update when its out of beta

      • epoc2207

        Yeah I’m not too worried about it, just hadn’t really had time to actually use the app and I was only minorly bugged by the UI previously. Was just worried that it would be a full new app that I’d also have to pay for.

    • Tasker user

      I don’t think there’s any “old” version (unless you’re stuck on pre-ICS). Once the beta is over, I’m sure there’ll be an update for the existing app in the market.

  • Danrarbc

    Can’t figure out how to add an exit task in the new UI.

    • Jeffrey Frye

      Did you ever figure it out? I can’t figure it out. Let me know if you did. Thanks.

  • Not_David

    Still, doesn’t make it any easier to use. I find this app impossible. What they need to focus on now is streamlining and simplifying the process.

    • http://www.facebook.com/christopher.williamson.121 Christopher Williamson

      Not at all – Locale is simple, Tasker is more powerful and more advanced. I don’t think Tasker has any interest in those looking for simplicity, there are umpteen products out there for that – Locale being the best. Tasker goes after power users and it makes us very happy people!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=674902817 Zach Davis

    I keep trying to get into tasker, but I guess I’m just stupid with it haha, I always end up using locale instead

  • http://www.facebook.com/philnolan3d Phil Nolan

    What does it do? Something like Motorola Smart Actions?

    • http://twitter.com/BlaqkRoxstar ناثانيل غراهام

      Motorola Smart Actions on steroids

  • Cooper Cassell

    Is this real life

  • cgalyon

    If we’ve already bought the original app, will we automatically get upgraded when this goes final? Think I’ll grab the beta just so I can try out the new UI, but would love if the apps just melded into one when it’s ready (i.e., no reprogramming of tasks required).

    • Travis Myers

      I think we will. I just installed it and it upgraded my old app. The new interface is quite nice. It doesn’t seem to have made it any easier though.

    • [email protected]

      correct, you will receive it as an official play store update once its out of beta

  • http://twitter.com/kirilv Kiril

    I know all the hype around this app, but what do all of you use it for? I mean, I never use wifi on my phone, and rarely need GPS, and I don’t have people that I would need to automatically text. What are practical things that would be useful to do with this app?

    • http://twitter.com/BlaqkRoxstar ناثانيل غراهام

      I have a profile for when I plug in my headphones a menu opens up with all my music/podcast apps. It’s nothing major but it makes my Android experience just a little bit better.

    • http://www.facebook.com/sandy.jones.984349 Sandy Jones

      I use it to automatically send text messages when I’m driving. I have it set up to lock and sent me it’s coordinates when I send it a certain text message (should it get lost). I have it set my phone to silent when I’m in a meeting (based on my calendar entries) and back to normal when the meeting is over. I have it turn the volume down when I am at work and back up when I leave. I have it change the wallpaper when it’s on silent so I remember to turn the ringer back on. When I was sick, I had it send an alarm every 5 hours for my antibiotics.

    • br_hermon

      I have profiles “home” “way from home” “car” etc that each have their own settings (screen brightness, phone volume, connectivity toggled, etc) Those profiles are entirely automated (when I get home, it switches over to home mode). Auto respond SMS when driving. Do Not Disturb auto SMS. Reminder notifications. Custom built “Google Now” / voice commands. Find your phone if it’s lost and it will text you its location. Auto SMS if I’m in a meeting. Sleep Mode kicks in automatically each night allowing only people I whitelist to get through and call / text me. Automatically go into meeting mode when I’m at church. It turns on Bluetooth when I get a call, and turns it back off when I hang up. I built my own custom SMS pop for when I receive a text (type reply, voice reply or dismiss). It records phone calls when I request it. Custom menus appear in the notification bar depending on what I’m doing (in car mode a menu appears with quick access to relevant apps). Plus I’ve incorporated NFC into a variety of these tasks as well.

      Hope that gives you an idea ;)

      • http://twitter.com/Chondog Chris Choncek

        Do you do consulting? LOL

        • br_hermon

          LOL I can try answering a question if you have one. I’m no pro by any means, just learned through the tutorials but I can try to help you out :)

    • paulmike3

      I have a profile that starts @ 12:30am and puts my phone in silent mode. If a call comes in (emergency or oncall, since I never get calls at night), it turns the ringer up and rings, then goes back to silent after 2 minutes. It automatically turns the profile off at 7:00am when I’m up.

      Having this profile allows me to not get woken up by emails all night, but still get emergency calls.

    • [email protected]

      Perfect. if you hardly use wifi/gps etc, then you can use tasker to make sure these are powered off automatically when your not using them, based on many things. time/location/app/ringing/gesture/light level/network connection + 100s more/ the list goes on, hell you can even combine and create your own triggers. make apps etc etc. the possabilities are endless, and at the price its at, its a steel, for simpletons who just want automated jobs done, to experts who want to run calculations and shell command even make apps.

  • Jeralmac

    I think I’m missing something. The beta version was just released even though the general release version has been around for a while? Isn’t that backwards?

  • http://profiles.google.com/jtsurf18 Jason Downing

    I’ve personally never used the app, but looks great; however, ‘licence’ is misspelled. :)

    • http://www.droid-life.com/ Tim-o-tato

      Luckily for him, it’s beta! :P

    • http://www.facebook.com/cw.larson CW Larson

      I think Licence is correct for UK/Canada English http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/licence#Noun (Just trying to give credit to such an awesome dev!)

  • guest

    it looks so clean

  • r0lct

    As big as a fan I I am of the app I haven’t actually loaded into my Note 2 yet. Between TW’s automation and NFC tags and being tired of the interface I just haven’t bothered. So maybe this will rekindle my interest.

    • http://twitter.com/turdbogls Turdbogls

      same here….i LOVE the app and what it can do, but i haven’t used it in “a coons age” because of NFC tags. but i am going to give this a go again. using it with NFC tags is also a pretty good option especially since my network location is terrible when i am inside a building (usually 1/4 mile off or more)

  • http://twitter.com/SmokeNMirrors SmokeNMirrors

    Wow, am I actually the first to see this? Sweet! Go get it!

  • Sven Enterlein

    Woohoo! Buying it seems much more attractive now!

    • http://androidforums.com/members/kwest12.html kwest12

      I’m going to tag along on your top comment in hopes of getting a response…
      Has the ease of use improved at all? It seems like there’s a pretty steep learning curve for the non-programmers among us (me). I tried to get into it a couple times but ended up giving up and finding other solutions.

      • r0lct

        I assume most people who use it aren’t going to bother with the beta and just wait until it hits the play store. So I would ask again if there’s a release article.

      • Sven Enterlein

        I haven’t used it myself yet since I shied away from the price tag (I probably won’t use it enough). However, I think it’s very logical and you have to get used to the “syntax” since that’s what it is. Here’s a guide that I will use once I get the app: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1110775

  • moe6

    About time! Not too far off from the Google Devs interpretation of an updated Tasker UI.