Make your smartphone smarter with these Android automation apps

Make your smartphone smarter with these Android automation apps
Today's smartphones are already pretty smart, but there's a way of making them even smarter. All you need is the right app - an app to make your handset perform specific commands at a given time. Things like turning off your Wi-Fi and 3G after midnight, switching to silent mode when you're connected to your office Wi-Fi, launching your favorite music player when you plug in your headphones, or bringing you another can of root beer from the fridge on demand. Okay, an app won't really make that last action possible, but the other three, as well as many others, can be set with the Android automation apps we have listed below. Check them out!




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19 Comments

1. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Sounds cool to me, I will download it later.

3. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

how on earth could you always be the first one to post a comment ?

6. nexusalltheway

Posts: 69; Member since: Nov 28, 2012

haha,,

7. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Because I always keep myself logged in to PhoneArena, but not every time, sometimes I need to study and do something else. But I guess I was lucky. lol

8. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

hahaha.no doubt xperiaDROID is PA's number 1 fan! well i think hes just a tech lover too!

10. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

BINGO! :)

12. Stuntman

Posts: 843; Member since: Aug 01, 2011

He uses Tasker to auto comment the moment a new article comes online. :)

13. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Hahaha......of course not! xD

14. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

hahahaha!

2. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012

Tasker is the best

17. qxavierus

Posts: 51; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

These apps are nice and all, but are overly complicated and heavy. I prefer the small apps designed to do certain automated tasks, and nothing more. For example, I use the following Android apps: Smart Ring Control - to automatically set the ringer volume to max, when the phone is in my pocket, so I can hear the phone when I'm out. Plugin Launcher - to automatically start my music player when I connect my headphones. It also adjusts the media volume to a predefined level. Last Call Forward - to automatically forward all my calls to my other phone when my smartphone battery is dead.

4. Andman314

Posts: 61; Member since: Apr 27, 2011

The Droid Razr already does all that.

15. nnaatthhaannx2

Posts: 820; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Not quite. Location doesn't work very well, since it uses a distinct address, rather than a range like you see in pic #2. I much perfer tasker over SmartActions.

5. Medel

Posts: 84; Member since: May 31, 2011

Awesome App! :D

9. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

im using the tasker!awesome app.. ill download and try others later :)

11. AJmeBOY

Posts: 34; Member since: Dec 16, 2011

Doesn't Motorola/Google already have this native in its Smart Actions? My RAZR MAXX has it. Though I do like the Automateit screenshot that suggests user generated ones outside of Smart Actions can be created.

16. nnaatthhaannx2

Posts: 820; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Yes, but these apps are much better and more powerful compared to SmartActions. But yes, they are the same basic concept.

18. ronjr123

Posts: 88; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

I have tried both tasker and moto's smart actions. Both would do what I wanted, but not necessarily when I wanted. I went with nfc tags and could not be happier. I have one in the office, company car, personal car, at the house entrance, bedroom and on the key chain.

19. qxavierus

Posts: 51; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

Can you share with us how the nfc tag works on the house entrance. Do you have to take out your phone and touch the nfc tag, or it's activated simply by you passing by the entrance? I can understand nfc tags in the car - you put them on the back of the dock, I can even understand sticking a nfc tag on your desk and always placing your phone above it, but how does it work with the entrance? Thanks in advance!

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