I'm thinking of installing Tasker on my phone, but I don't want to root it. Is it worth my while?
What Tasker tasks require root access? What can it do without root access?
Here are some examples:
I would like to turn on the GPS whenever I start certain apps (various driving directions apps, for instance), and turn it off when I exit them. I understand that apps can't turn on the GPS (otherwise the apps in question would do it themselves instead of directing me to the settings). Tasker claims to be able to do that. Does it need root for that?
I remember seeing somewhere (lifehacker maybe?) that Tasker can disable the lock screen based on location, such as when I get home, and turn it off when I leave. Can it do that? Does it need root access for that?