Trigger actions to be automatically executed on specific events, such as e.g. time, location, key-presses -- or even sensors, connected networks, etc.

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How can I automatically freeze and thaw an app on demand?

I have some apps that I open on occasion. One in particular is a game that likes to push notifications up reminding me to play again. Is there an app I can use to automatically freeze an Android app ...
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Turn notifications on and off based on time periods

Is there a way to configure Android to turn off notifications at a specific time and turn them on at a specific time? Pretty much I don't want to hear notifications at 3 AM from anyone or anything.
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How can I run a sequence of applications or actions on certain triggers on Android?

Is there is free application or some trick to run sequence of applications on android? For example I want to start the following sequence: Wi-Fi --> Tor --> Browser
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SMS backup apps, SMS Backup+, SMS Backup and Restore

I've been using SMS Backup+ and when I restore not all my messages are restored, even though I can see them there in gmail. I've used SMS Backup and Restore before but it doesn't have a feature to ...
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How to record and replay macros in Android?

Is there a way to record macros and replay them? I want to record real touchscreen and keyboard presses I make when I'm using an app, and be able to "replay" them later to repeat the same actions. ...
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How to trigger sync between Astrid and Astrid.com?

I have my location-aware framework in tasker ready and going and I would like to fire up notifications for certain task lists when I leave places. This does work, but the sync between Astrid and ...
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How to automatically add a task to Astrid?

I would like to automatically add tasks to Astrid. For example, a task to chare the tablet when battery is low or a task for an epsiode the just runs according to EpisodeCalendar. I am using Tasker ...
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Scripting a whole bunch of actions

I am using the stock / vanilla Android on Galaxy Nexus. What I want to do is setup an advanced "profile" kind of tool which does a series of steps one after another depending on what I ask - for ...
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Auto-delete certain file extensions on my phone?

How do I make my phone automatically delete certain file extensions? I'm on ICS, rooted. For example, after connecting my phone to my mac, it will leave a .trashes file and other "." folders on my SD ...
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How can I schedule a Nandroid backup?

Is it possible to schedule a Nandroid backup for a particular time on a rooted Samsung Galaxy S2 running CM9 and the Siyah Kernel? How would one accomplish this?
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How to set AutomateIt to active a task in “AND” or “OR” condition?

I want to make my smart phone smarter and I try AutomateIt because it is free. However, I don't know how to make it run a task when the task needs multiple conditions trigger. Thanks
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Stop application after set time - sleep timer

Is there a way to automatically stop playing music/stop other app after a set period of time. For instance while listening to music at night.
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Galaxy Tab Multi Device App Installation

I am planning on having a few labs of Galaxy Tabs (60+ tabs), and I need a way to manage all of these. Primarily I need a way to automatically install apps on all of these at once. I know there is a ...
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How to add 5 week shift schedule to calendar?

I need a way to set in my workschedule wich repeats over 5 weeks in the calender, it looks like this: NNNN FFF LLL FF MM MM FF NNN FFF LLLL FF MMM FF (Night, Free, Late, Morning) Is there any way ...
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Any way to schedule a passive profile-change? (connectivity, volume etc.)

What I am wondering is if there is any way to make Android change its profiles passively from one state to the other at e.g. 3 pm in the afternoon local time: Through Android internally (with some ...
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Is it possible to load only an .apk file on boot?

It is possible to override a step in the boot process (after all underlying dependencies have been met) to load an .apk file automatically? The optimal solution would be without something such as ...
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Have a widget activating something in an app?

I have the SyncMe app, and I would like to have a widget activating a fuction in the app. Now I have to open the app -> Click on a button -> Click on another button. Can I have a widget doing this ...
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How to check internet connection every xx minutes and log the result?

I am having issues with internet connection - only at home and only sometimes. I want to debug it so I am looking for an application that would check the internet connection every xx minutes and log ...
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Automatically un-mount SDCard safely when device is rebooted or turned off?

How can I configure my Galaxy S II so every time my device is either rebooted or turned off the SDCard is safely un-mounted because at the moment if I don't un-mount it, the files on SDCard appear as ...
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How can I schedule tasks?

I've found an application called Silent Time, which allows me to schedule when my phone needs to go into silent mode, and when it needs to come out of it. It's a start, but I'm looking for something a ...
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Is there a quicker way to turn on WiFi Hotspot?

is there a way to automate (or at least reduce the number of steps) to turn on or turn off the WiFi hotspot on my Galaxy 3. I have to unlock press the menu button press settings press More ...
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Set up an automated SMS server with Android (and a computer)?

I'm looking for a way to set up an SMS server (I don't know if there is better terminology for this, but probably). What I want: use the phone as an SMS gateway for an automated server let the ...
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Trigger WiFi hotspot based on known WiFi availability or location

I have a HTC One XL and a Nexus 7. They both know my home WiFi network and a few other networks, and my Nexus knows my HTC's WiFi hotspot as well. When I'm out and about I press my hotspot widget on ...
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How to create a safe copy of every new photo/video right after shooting?

Is there any app that can secretly duplicate every photo/video right after it was taken? Maybe using inotify? Update: I was thinking about this while reading a story about a journalist whose phone ...
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Can I change system locale by command?

For some reason I need to change system locale temporarily. Can I change system locale using some command? or script? So that i can run it with tasker's built-in shell.
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is there a way to schedule a turn-on-wifi-sync-turn-off-wifi scheduled task for every day at 8am?

I have no 3G. I use my android phone mostly via wifi home network and read emails and podcasts later offline. Is there a way to make a scheduled task which will turn on wifi, force sync (or wait for ...
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Autoplay video on device boot

I have a Noontec A9 Android Smart Box TV thingy that needs to play a video on loop for a very long time. I found multiple apps that can do this but I am looking for one that will start playing the ...
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Way to send a barcode via SMS with as little user interaction as possible

I would like to set up a bar code reading app (such as ZXing Team's Barcode Scanner) on an android phone in such way that it would send with as little user interaction as possible (preferably none) ...
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Manually changing shared_prefs and forcing app to update to it?

I've been trying to figure out if it's possible to disable/enable GO SMS popup notifications via something like Tasker. I came across the following line in ...
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Can I use a pin/password/pattern lock and safely have basic phone functionality while in car?

I would like to lock my phone with a pin for additional security. Also, I try to minimize my phone usage in the car, but in the event that I do need to call someone, I would like to be able to do so ...
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On Android can I write scripts (similar to Win .bat files) to combine several command line commands?

On Windows, I can run two commands using a .bat file. How can I achieve the same thing on Android For example: update my podcasts by calling pcastclient /updateALL force sync of my pictures ...
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Alternatives to Smart Actions for non-Motorola devices?

Motorola's recent selection of Android gadgets (particularly, the Droid Razr) sport a Smart Actions application that automatically modifies your phone settings when certain events occur -- for ...
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How to use Tasker to close an app when a different app gets closed

I have a task setup that opens Co Pilot (satellite navigation) after I click on Dailyroads Voyager (blackbox recorder); this works really well. What I'd like to know is how to close Dailyroads Voyager ...
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Is there a way to capture a full resolution picture automatically and send it by email at certain hour each day?

If not a specific app, is there any way to achieve that by using existing applications (combination)?
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Can I set the schedule for automatic Market updates, e.g. every night?

Is there a way to schedule when the Market updates my installed apps? Ideally I would like to run it late every night, that way I won't have to be bothered with them when I'm actually using the phone. ...
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Automatically dim screen at specific times?

Waking up in the morning to a very bright screen is no fun. I'd rather the screen be dimmer in my dark bedroom when I wake up. While I could manually change the brightness before going to bed and ...
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auto (usb) tethering when phone is connected?

Can I somehow auto turn on usb tethering when I connect my HTC Desire with Cyanogenmod 7.0.3 to my Windows 7 computer? NOTE Not when I connect it to anyother computer though.
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Does Android have a task scheduler?

Microsoft Windows has the Task Scheduler Manager to schedule tasks based on time or other events, as far Linux has cron to the same feature, does Android have something like? Could I install cron on ...
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Disable Data connection automatically

I own an Optimus One. I want the Data Connection to go off, everytime I lock the keypad. For that, now, I manually go to Setting--> Wireless & networks--> Mobile Networks--> Data Enable. Is there ...
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Application to take and share pictures automatically

Are there any applications that can take a picture and upload to several different services automatically, like Facebook, Twitter (using a third party service), a WordPress blog, etc?
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Is there a way to format numbers' font in Nexus One/Nexus S?

I love to see numbers in Georgia font and would love to see them auto-formatted into that font! If you know such tips, please share! Update I want just numbers to be formatted while other texts ...
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Automatically load a text file a few minutes after the alarm goes off - is there an app for that?

Is there a way (presumably via a 3rd party app) that I can set a particular text file to open at a set time, i.e. something I need to read on a daily basis can be set to load at 6.03 after the alarm ...
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Quickly input frequent used phrase by choose-and-paste

Is there any application that can enhance the clipboard, so that I can quickly input some frequent used phrase by choose-and-paste? Use case: I need to input my email address to a field in an ...
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Associate android actions (at least turn sound on/off) with calendar

Is there an app for associating events with time. For example: If it is during event in specific callendars (say Meetings) the profile is turned to vibrate Otherwise switch to normal profile I ...
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What's the most effortless way for “cloud” back up of photos taken with an Android phone?

After I take a picture with my phone, I want it to be synced (and/or shared) to the "cloud" shortly thereafter. (Say after a few seconds when I have wifi connection but not necessarily right away when ...
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Should I use Tasker or Locale?

For general detecting circumstances and triggering actions, what are the advantages/disadvantages of Tasker and Locale? Which one does the best job overall capability for improving the usefulness of ...
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Can I automatically check in to Foursquare?

Is there any app or setting that will automatically check in to foursquare when I arrive at a venue without having to take out the phone and click the app? Preferably something where I can mark ...
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Switch between ringer and vibrate based on schedule?

Certain times of the week I would like the phone to be on vibrate and other times of the week I want it to be on ringer. I would like to setup a schedule for these changes to happen automatically. Can ...
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Can I turn off wifi, GPS, etc. on Android phone overnight?

I'd like for my Android phone to automatically turn off some features overnight to save battery, and re-enable them in the morning. Among the things I'd like to turn do: Turn off wifi Turn off the ...