Android Series: My Tasker Profile

Have I told you how much I love Tasker? Anyway, being a non-paying user (I really want to buy it, I really am. If you are Indonesian and want to give a hand , just tell me…) , I can’ t edit my profile as much as I can, usually I just re-install it and write all the profiles back one by one in one week and then just stay with the current profile written before I want to write a new one or edit some, like those time after I install a life-changing app.

(update: I have bought it! Yassss for buying from prepaid balance!)

With that scheme, I can’ t built so much fancy, longwinded, or specialised profiles because I can’t just edit them anytime. Do look at my profile though, in case you want (also so that I have a backup for my next profile writing time. disturbs is a good time because last time Tasker just updating to its latest version, Tasker 4.0.

1.Endmidnight

One of my first profiles after I reinstall, this is basically not a profile that everyone will use. Basically, I use a cheap internet service that works only in specific hours (and after that hours, it will be expensive to use). Before I use tasker, I would forget the time and have to pay over time, with this profile, all internet connection and tether will be ended if it reaches the end time, telling me the time. I can just activate the internet connection back again if I want it to be.

  • Time, check from, 08:59
  • New Task, Name it InternetOff
    • Net, Mobile Data, Off
    • Net, Wifi Tether, Off

2. Recon

Sometimes this scheme will do good, sometimes is not (and when I say sometimes, it means those times when my battery is low), so it has to be accompanied by its toggle profile reconact. Basically, it will reconnect to the internet every hour for 10 secs between 7 until 22. I use IM a lot as a replacement for SMS, but when I don’ t need internet I always forget to check then will not read and reply, so by this, it will retrieve messages when they are there. At least my reply will only be late for one hour after.

  • Time, check from, 00:00, check to, 00:01, check repeat, 1 hour
  • New Task, name it ConnectWhile
    • Net, mobile data, On
    • Task, Wait, 7 seconds (this is the most ideal time for my Ims to do background sync. You can test with yours)
    • Net, mobile data, Off

Accompanying profile is Reconact: to activate Recon between the hours

  • Time, check from, 07:00, check to, 22:00 (time to activate Recon, so that it won’t do anything while I sleep)
  • New Task, name it ReconOn

3. Wifion

As its name works after connecting to wifi. It will turn on auto sync for messages and everything because auto sync is basically a nightmare for people with limited data. I want to make it login to my uni’ s wifi with its password (that has to be put after opening browser though I haven’ t managed to find the easier way to do it). Also connect and sync my pocket and my OneNote by opening the apps and closing them after they initiated sync (can be used to other apps that need to be open for sync).

  • State, Net, Wifi Connected
    • New Task, name it Wifion
      • Net, Mobile Data, set to Off (basically to reduce the data usage)
      • Net, Auto-Sync, set to On
      • Task, Wait, put 21 seconds (please check on your own phone)
      • Net, Auto-Sync, set to Off

 

4. Longerback

Basically make the backlight longer for apps that need it aka solution for I’m reading why you suddenly died, screen? Set it for 10mins

  • Application, check all browsing and reading apps (mine are UC Browser, Opera Mini, FBReader, Pocket)
  • New Task, name it Longerback
    • Display, Display Timeout, set for 10 mins

5. Display On

Basically turn off a display after a few time. I think this is automatic already? No matter, make a profile then.

  • Event, Display, Display On
  • New Task, name it ScreenOff
    • Display, Display Timeout, set for 2 mins

6.Connect

Connect to internet automatically for apps that need it, which are most of ims in my case, and disable them after I close the time, sometimes it disturb my pace when there is a message in the middle of browsing session, so it has to be accompanied by something like “OffwhenConnect” to be perfect.

(update: Now I’m mostly on wifi, this profile is mostly disabled)

  • Application, check messaging apps (mine are Line, Whatsapp, Messenger)
  • New Task, name it Connect
    • Net, Mobile Data, set to On

7. Back Orientation Sound Off

Basically a Silent Mode whenever you put your phone on face down.

  • State, Sensor, Orientation, is Face Down
  • New Task, Silence
    • Audio, Silent Mode, Mode On

8. Rotateon (ok)

I almost exclusively use my phone in portrait mode, so my autorotation is always off, but there are those times when I need landscape mode like when I read pdf, hence. This profile. Activate autorotation for apps that can work in landscape and after it finished, turn it off…

  • Application, check reading apps and video apps (mine are Dailymotion, Orion Viewer, Radaee, Youtube)
  • New Task, name it Rotateon
    • Display, Display Autorotate, set to On

9. Device Boot (ok)

For stuff that need to be activated on device boot. Basically I use this to start Screen Filter (if I can do it for negative, maybe I’ll do it for negative)

  • Event, System, Device Boot
  • New Task, name it ScreenDim
    • Plugin, Screen Filter, Configure the Brightness (mine is 48.7%), and timeout is any (mine is 0)

10. Battery Zero

I’mstuffreally forgetful and clumsy, this is a safety measure. It has been proven! Helped me made sure of my phone position last time when I left it on a bank counter

  • State, Power, Battery Level, From 0 to 1
  • Use connect. I have WhereMyDroid that activate when my phone is off but when it’s plugged

11. Battery Full

The phone will put out sound when it’s full. I …

  • State, Power, Battery Level, From 0 to 1
  • New Task, name it FullAlert
    • Alert, Notify Sound, choose a sound you like

Those are some profiles that I use often in Tasker. I’m not really into complicated stuffs (that’s no use without Bluetooth, Unlimited Connectivity, or Home VPN, so yeah). Maybe for when I’m inspired.

About Ky

Currently Indonesian university student trying to submit more useful contents to share one's limited knowledge. Rather has wide, shallow interests, the writings will be as sporadic as it can be. Should write more scientific and field related topics, but writing muse says otherwise. Expect more on technical related writings especially softwares and apps, cultures, music, and random things.

Posted on October 5, 2013, in Personalizing, Plugging and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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