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Tasker Receives Meaty Update to Version 4.3, Loads of Features and Bugfixes in Tow

Tasker has long been one of the most powerful tools available to Android users, and with each update its powers grow more and more. While some may assume the app has hit its functional peak, Crafty Apps EU has not yet ceased updates. Contrary to such belief, today’s update is quite substantial for an app most of us couldn’t want more from.

While there’s nothing too large in the update to be concerned about, the changelog from 4.3 was too large to fit on Google Play. There are a couple interesting tidbits in the additions, though, like the included support for humidity sensors (phones come with that?), alerts in Morse code, and specific activity selection via long-click when launching apps.

It’s worth noting that, after the update, DRMd ringtones are no longer supported, and DB API data for WebView is now stored in Android’s default file path. Though most will not have the know-how to make use of all of these new features, it’s nice to see the best apps get even better.

What’s New

  • state Humidity (where supported by hardware, untested)
  • action Say: parameter Use Network: improves speech synthesis with some engines (API 15+)
  • action Alert / Beep
  • action Alert / Morse
  • action List Files: added Use Root parameter (requires rooted device to use)
  • permission RECEIVE_SMS for new Android 4.4+ SMS support
  • state Cell Near, %CELL… vars: support for JellyBean+ cell info API
  • task edit: added ‘paste below’ multi-select option when last item of task selected (and clipboard not empty)
  • time context: variable specification possibility (not in beginner mode)
  • time edit: improved layout for some devices
  • %%var: meaning: “the variable whose name is held in %var”
  • action Read Binary: load binary data from a file into a variable in base 64 format
  • action Write Binary: write base 64 data from a variable to a file in binary format
  • state BT Near, relevant Monitor Prefs settings, and corresponding entries in action Set Tasker Pref
  • settings actions: Dream Settings, NFC Settings, NFC Payment Settings, Android Beam Settings
  • action Scan Card: specifying a directory will recursively scan it
  • state Wifi Near: support for ‘Scan always available’ (Android wifi setting)
  • action Phone / Set SMS App (change default, Android 4.4+)
  • Prefs / Data / Share
  • Prefs / Data / Description
  • state Power: support for Note 3 values (why oh why did they make new ones…)
  • scene edit: a-z element selector: long-click entry to show options for element (hide etc)
  • Run Log: log monitor and exe service start/restart/stop
  • action Set Tasker Pref: humidity sensor entry
  • app creation: kid app launch data is available in %intent_data in the launch task
  • HTTP Post/Get: parameter Ignore SSL Anchor Errors
  • App Context: App button
  • MTK Control to list of suggested action plugins
  • action edit: action number in action bar
  • state: Ethernet Connected
  • action Load Image: parameter Max Width Or Height
  • Services flag for app context
  • action Set Timer (system timer) (KitKat+))
  • action MIDI Play, userguide section on MIDI
  • action edit: search menu option
  • state Variable Value: multi conditions
  • multiple If conditions in actions
  • search: search names of installed plugins and show as features
  • built-in local variable %priority, also to userguide
  • Run Log: long-click option Filter On
  • Run Log: help page in userguide
  • action Load App: specific activity selection via long-click
  • action Load App: -> Launch App
  • action Search: added parameter for web search instead of local
  • Profile Properties screen: help text for Restore Settings
  • UI: plugin event category
  • Prefs / Misc: Reduce Memory Usage option
  • Prefs / Monitor / Use New Cell API

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