Top Ideas

  • 47

    The ability to use OR in the context!

    Ryan Wilson · 9 · Last reply by adomm420

    Creating profiles that basicly do the same thing can take up alot of space. So I would like a way to put a OR in the context. Such as wifi connected OR  Bluetooth connected do this or that.

    Or maybe even something in the task such as a if statement have a OR statement. I know there kind of is but would like to have that option alone in Tasker.

  • 36

    Have Tasker backup Global Variable Values when doing a standard backup.

    Tasker Pro · 7 · Last reply by Ashok Poolla

    This is a pretty obvious one, even if it has to generate a separate file, which would be a good additional option anyways.

    Right now there is no direct way to backup/restore Global Variable names and values in native Tasker. A workaround exists via a "Global Variable Backup Task" posted on reddit a while back, but this should really be baked into Tasker to begin with.

  • 35

    Allow exporting Task/Project as app with additional files

    Mishaal Rahman · 0 · Posted

    Being able to create apps within Tasker is probably its neatest feature, but there's one rather annoying caveat: there's no option to export with additional files!

    You have to use convoluted workarounds such as this: Reddit

    There's also an app that helps you do it but it has file size limitations. Play Store

  • 31

    Scene layouts

    John Doe · 2 · Last reply by adomm420

    Creating a scene for several device is just a pain, the activity layout should scale according the screen size of target device, it shouldn't use any absolute layout or fixed aspect ratio.

  • 26

    Scenes can be used as WIDGETS on the Homescreen

    Tasker Pro · 1 · Last reply by Tasker Pro

    This is something that has been sorely missing from Tasker for sooo long. The ability for a Tasker Scene to be placed as an anchorable widget on the homescreen.

    This eliminates the need for work-arounds like using Zooper or KLWP, etc. It'll probably involve developing a whole new widget for Tasker but it'll be worth it. If anyone can figure it out - it's you Joao!!

  • 19

    improve file system explorer for file/dir selection or allow user to use a third party one

    Macadamia Owl · 0 · Posted

    Its hard to read and not very useful especially for low vision person. If possible find a solution for:

    • Icons, font are too small,
    • colors not well choosen,
    • no preview for pictures,
    • no sorting or searching option
    • no ability to choose number of rows/columns or setting view as a list.

    Or allow user to choose favourite file explorer

  • 19

    Run sub-tasks

    John Doe · 3 · Last reply by Jim Becker

    1) Allow the "perform task" action to have unlimited number of parameters

    2) Allow the "perform task" action to return an array variable

  • 16

    Create a variable whose value is the name of the current task.

    Noel Yap · 5 · Last reply by Tasker Pro

    Please provide a way to get the name of the currently running task (and only that task). This would allow tasks to push themselves on to a stack and have other tasks pop off the stack and execute those tasks (eg to set and reset volume profiles).

  • 15

    Change of plugin protocol

    John Doe · 0 · Posted

    Current plugin protocol is no more updated to the new Android policy, intent based communication has several cons. A service binding using AIDL should be much better. The interface should:

    1) Provides info to plugins when there is at least one active profile involving the plugin to allow it to setup a service if needed;

    2) Provides info to plugins when there is no more an active profile involving the plugin to allow it to shutdown a service if needed;

    3) Allow the plugin to stay alive using a bound service without being killed by the system;

    4) Allow always

  • 15

    Remove Beginner Mode

    Robert L Ryan · 2 · Last reply by João Dias

    'Beginner Mode' causes more confusion and trouble than it is worth. New users will post that Tasker doesn't work and often the cause is because they are still in beginner mode.

    At the very least the option should default to off. I can't see why this mode is needed.

  • 14

    improved debugging

    Lynda Howell · 1 · Last reply by Jim Becker

    I'd like to see improved debugging options.  Like many people, I use Flash actions to check on progress of a complex task.  But those extra Flash actions have to be manually turned off or deleted or they clutter up the screen when the task is actually running.  And then they have to be recreated or turned back on when I need to tweak or troubleshoot the task. 

    I'd love to see another Alert type (or an option on the Flash action) that displays only in debug mode, and then an option at the task/profile level to turn debugging mode on/off

  • 13

    Give the Runlog action the option to only effect the current Task

    Jim Becker · 2 · Last reply by P C

    Please allow separate Tasks to turn logging on and off for that particular Task. This setting should also carry over to all tasks called by the Perform Task action.

    Another idea would be an option to turn off logging in the Perform Task action.

  • 12

    Support for built in VPN profiles

    Sierd · 1 · Last reply by Marco Geisler

    Support for built in VPN profiles on Android so you van connect or disconnect with tasker

  • 12

    Unlock Tasker using Fingerprint

    Rodrigo Souza · 0 · Posted

    Would be great the ability to unlock Tasker using fingerprint, not just PIN (as it currently occurs).

  • 12

    New Global Variable %SCENES to List All Scenes Created (visible or not)

    Tasker Pro · 0 · Posted

    Right now there's variables for current Tasks running (%TRUN) as well as Profiles Active (%PACTIVE), Profiles Enabled (PENABLED), etc.

    However - there's no Global Variable that contains a list of all Scenes currently 'created' - meaning they're active, whether showing or not.

    So I am putting forth a request for a new Glboal Vairable %SCENES to contain the name of all active Tasker Scenes. Then using any of the names in this list a "Query Scene" action can be run to ascertain if it is visible, hidden, etc. 

  • 11

    send emails without request

    luca malatesta · 6 · Last reply by Peter Meiser

    I think it is really useful to insert a function to send emails without request (being able to configure the various smtp parameters), now I can do it with an external plugin but it would be better to have it integrated.

  • 9

    Show Kid Apps in Recent Apps

    Agraetz83 · 0 · Posted

    I know this was disabled because of some issues back in the day. Would be great, if this could be given another shot. I think app creation needs some love. There are some issues that keep tasker from being great for creating apps that have been overlooked for far too long in my opinion.

  • 9

    Fingerprint sensor event

    Lssong99 · 2 · Last reply by Lssong99

    Add a fingerprint event so Tasker can respond to fingerprint scanner from any screen.

    This will enable things like turning off screen with fingerprint sensor, as well as execute any task with a touch of finger.

    Better have options to respond only to registered finger, as well as gestures (fingerprint swipt down... Etc.)

  • 9

    Enhanced Run Log

    Anthony C · 2 · Last reply by virtual

    Can we expand on the run log please? Currently the run log fails to do the most important aspect which is to tell you what exactly went wrong. It shows you the task that failed, but you can't view the error. Often times running the task/profile again makes it go through without a problem. It would be great if we could tap on the errored action and view the error that task showed just like it does when it fails in the edit screen. Furthermore if we can actually see the Plugin task name it would be very helpful as

  • 8

    Allow renaming variables to be as convenient as renaming tasks.

    Noel Yap · 0 · Posted

    As development progresses, refactoring, especially through renaming tasks and variables, becomes important. When a task is renamed, Tasker does what it can to rename all references to that task. It would be really helpful if the same happened for variables.