Our Android devices are similar to a Santa Claus goodie bag, it has gifts in the form of apps, games and much more. It is just like a homogenous genie who grants all our wishes instantly. The Android device flinging in our pockets is equipped with communicating facilities, productivity apps that fulfills all office work, gaming apps like Tutuapp , Modern combat versus app for the speed lovers and much more. The task control and automation apps like a Tasker helps to perform all your daily activities.
In this article, we shall help you to use the tasker, but before it, it is important to learn the basics. We shall equip the user with the utility of the features offered by the tasker. Let us move down to make our base, clear before going into much detail.
Action: The functions and features of a phone or a tablet that performs to bring the phone to a certain state. It has more than 200 actions grouped in 21 categories.
Task: The functions performed by the user. It offers features to run within another tasks including import, export, clone, local tasks etc.
Context: Conditions that help to execute the tasks associated with us.
Profile: A container used for context and linked tasks. Use several contexts for a single profile with true conditions for the linked tasks to run.
Variable: Unknown Value that changes over time.
Scene: It allows to create your own layout.
Project: It consists of profiles, scenes, variable and tasks.
Sorting the Tasker’s UI
Tabs and modes
The features are rather complex and sophisticated. There are 3 default tabs- Profiles, Tasks, Scenes. A default UI interface is provided for the beginners. In the beginner mode, find 3 buttons like Search, Add and Help. Also, find Add button and Vars (variable) button.
Even move to the ‘Advanced mode’ or press on the main tab’s name that opens to the menu for importing files and to set the sort order.
In the ‘Advanced mode’ tap on the default project tab opening to the menu with buttons labeled such as Add, Import, Rename, Lock/Unlock and Set Icon. Create a new project with ‘Add’ button and share your task or projects using the Import and Export options. Use custom icons to your project tabs. Set a lock code to view or edit an important project.
It allows to command and provides options to use as well as manage the app. The Menu key or virtual Menu button gives you access to the main menu. The following things will be found on the menu:
Browse Examples: Takes to a list of pre-made example profiles to download and import to tasker.
Info: Information regarding the app and its uses
Data: Used for clearing, backing up and restoring backed up data.
Run an Action: Completes a single task at a time.
Run Log:Keeps a record of all event done.
Preferences, Enable/Disable tasks, Search Tasker, Exit all can be easily understood. The search tasker is not available in the beginner mode.
The options provided are divided into 4 tabs. Customize the UI using the UI tab, set a personal preference using the Monitor tab. The Action tab helps yo set values for functions like camera delay, widgets, number of queued tasks etc. the Misc tab allows with the duration to keep backups, allowing other apps to run tasks, debugging options etc.
Using the tasker, the user can simplify many of his works. Using it at an earlier stage might be complex, but continuous use will surely make it simpler. Hope we have covered with the basics, making it clear for you to move to the next stage.
Sejal Parmar is an Android Geek and she loves exploring apps. She blogs about Android Apps & Games at NoxAppPlayer.com.
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