5 Best Tasker Alternatives to Automate Android Tasks

Sunday, 7 April 2019

5 Best Tasker Alternatives to Automate Android Tasks

Posted by Rahul Gupta
Well, Android is known for its versatility and personalization. But the reason why Android stands out is due to Automation. And when we think of automation, there is one and only expert - that is the Tasker. 

What is Tasker?

Tasker is one of the most popularly used Android apps that perform automation based on condition triggered tasks.

If you're a naive user and do not know much about its functionality, then all you need to do is check out for some Tasker profiles and third-party plugins.

Tasker is definitely not a piece of cake as you need to put a lot of effort to master it. Although Tasker has tremendous potential for automation related tasks, it isn't easy. You have to do a lot of learning to know it's mechanism properly. But if you are a user who is just looking out for some simple profiles, then you're good to go.

Top 5 Tasker Alternatives

Whatever it is, we focus on your needs and therefore we have come up with tasker alternatives that offer similar functionality as that of a Tasker and are much easier to use. These Tasker alternatives could be utilized smoothly even by a beginner. 

1. Automate

Automate implements automation tasks using a unique approach - that is the flowchart approach. The concept is straightforward. You have a grid and your task is to choose different blocks of predetermined class and connect these blocks over the grid. You can also reposition these blocks as per your wish by simple drag and drop mechanism. 
Automate
It is also possible to change connections whenever you want. As a whole, Automate is considered to be one of the most interactive and user-friendly tasker alternatives for automation tasks in Android.  

Related: - Tasker Vs Automate: A Detailed Comparison With Pros & Cons
Pros

  • It involves more than 250 blocks.
  • Maintains Tasker and locale plug-in.
  • You can run up to 30 blocks simultaneously using the free version. No drawback of functionality.
  • Much simpler than Tasker.
  • Since flowcharts are used, it is simple to visualize the logic and you can drag and drop blocks instinctively.
  • Exports profiles as launcher home screen Icons.
Cons
  • Automate cannot build interactive graphics overlays and dialogs. Therefore can't build custom scenes.
  • You can't export the profiles as independent apps.

2. MacroDroid

I'm sure most of the computer science students are aware of the term macro. Macro means a set of instructions that are executed to perform a particular task. MacroDroid uses the idea of macros to perform automation tasks. 
MacroDroid
The UI of this application is smooth and less formidable in comparison to Tasker. When you visit the application for the first time, look out for macros section and you'll be able to build your macros there. Few of the easy tasks like toggling the mobile data or GPS switch ain't straightforward on Android 6.0+  unless you have plugins to get your work done. 

Once the root access is granted, toggling takes place very quickly. Therefore, if you are new to the concept of Android automation and have some innovative ideas to execute, then MacroDroid is the perfect app for you. The number of macros is restricted to 5 for its free users.

Pros

  • Both root and non-root are fully functional and instinctive.
  • Great experience as it is easy and supports Tasker plugins.
  • User-friendly interface
  • Macros can be shared using templates.
Cons
  • Can't restrict the ads and popups.

3. IFTTT (If This Then That)

IFTTT is one of the simple yet powerful Tasker alternatives that covers a larger domain.  IFTTT lets you connect various services like Facebook, Twitter, etc. together using powerful applets that are very difficult to implement in Tasker. 
IFTTT
The application consists of both predefined applet templates and also customized applets. Applets could be designed according to your wish. For example-  If you're a nature lover, you may create an applet that changes the wallpaper of your device with new nature-related photos daily. Isn't it awesome?
 

Pros
  • This app can perform complex tasks. Therefore, it is easy to use.
  • An efficient app without affecting battery life.
  • Can be downloaded free of cost.
  • No ads
  • Can be integrated with IoT ( Internet of Things)
Cons
  • Restricts to one action per trigger. Users cannot perform a large number of actions.

4. AutomateIt

AutomateIt simplifies the automation process by permitting users to create automation actions using rules or behaviors. A rule is related to a pair of Trigger-Action where you get to choose various options for Triggers and Actions. 
AutomateIt
For the process to flow smoothly, AutomateIt functions in wizard mode that usually begins from a selection of Rule parameters and ends by allowing Actions for Triggers.

Pros

  • Shared rules. You can download and share rules uploaded by other users.
  • Simple user interface
  • Not complicated.
  • Doesn't affect battery.
  • Works perfectly and provides all the services as specified.
  • The free version can fulfill basic automation needs. Free version could be used instead of a paid version for simple tasks.
Cons
  • No response from the developers. No activities have taken place since 2007.

5. On{x}

On{X} is given access to the entire database of exclusive scripts that could be either edited or used the way they are. Therefore, it's considered to be one of the best Tasker alternatives for Android.

Pros

  • Good speed and acts accordingly.
  • Is capable of tracking users through GPS.
  • Accessible to scripts.

Cons

  • No response from the developers, therefore the projects are almost dead.
  • Forces you to login Facebook. Facebook integration is considered to be unnecessary.
  • Low Battery life.
  • Unappealing user interface.

Conclusion

These are some of the best Tasker alternatives that could be used to perform tasks related to automation in Android. Please read it carefully and know the pros and cons so that you'll be able to choose the right app for your device.

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