Most of us depend on our smartphones for many of our day-to-day activities. We depend on our smartphones to wake us up or remind us of our tasks. We set them to silent mode when in a meeting or watching a movie. When boarding an airplane, we change them to flight-mode as instructed. Our smartphones are like assistants in all that we do.
Wouldn't it be nice if our smartphones could remind us, send messages, turn on/off, or even change profiles and settings automatically? Won't it be nice to be able to program your phone to do something at a set time so you can go on with what you're doing?
AutomateIt!, an app developed by SmarterApps Ltd, can automatically do things for you without your having to remember them again. If you need to send a message to a person at a certain time, no worries — this app will send it for you. Change your phone mode to flight-mode before you board a plane, no problem — this app will change it for you.
Through very easy steps in AutomateIt!, you can program or trigger your device any time. You just need to create a “rule” for your device to make it happen. The easy steps are Trigger, Action, Rule then Save — yes, that easy!
You can make a trigger like Airplane Mode, Battery Level, Call, or even Send SMS for particular times. You don't have to worry about remembering what you need to do because AutomateIt will do it for you. The app will carry out an action or task when you want it to. You just need to create a rule, and you're all set. You device will remind you automatically or do it for you at the time you set.
The app supports many triggers, including the following:
Any SMS Trigger – Triggers when you receive an SMS
SMS with Text Trigger – Triggers when you receive a SMS message with a specific text
Battery Level Trigger – Triggers when your battery reaches a certain level
Bluetooth State Enabled/Disabled – Setup your Bluetooth state
Bluetooth Device Connected – Connect to any device or specific device.
Incoming/Hang Call – Triggers when you get a call from anyone or from a specific contact
Headset Plugged/Unplugged Trigger – Triggers when you plug or unplug your headset
Location Trigger – Triggers when you arrive or exit a defined region
External Power Connected/Disconnected
Screen On/Off – Triggers when you turn the screen on or off
Wi-Fi Enabled/Disabled – Triggers when you enable or disable your Wi-Fi
Connected to Wi-Fi network – When connected to any network or a specific network
Time Trigger – Triggers at a recurring time
Background data settings changed – Triggers when enabling or disabling the background data setting
GPS Enabled Changed – Triggers when GPS is Activated/Deactivated and started/stopped looking for current location.
SMS from contact – Triggers when receiving an SMS from a certain contact
USB Connected/Disconnected Trigger – Triggers when you connect or disconnect your device from your computer
Airplane Mode Activated/Deactivated – Triggers when activating Flight Mode
Dock State Trigger – Triggers when you place your device on a car or desk dock
Application Status Trigger – Triggers when you activate or deactivate an application
Outgoing call – Triggers when calling any contact or specific contacts
Sound Mode Changed to Silent/Vibrate/Normal – Triggers when you change the sound mode on your device
Boot Trigger – Triggers when your device boots up
Manual Trigger – Requires user explicit execution of this trigger.
Cell ID Trigger – Triggers when you connect or disconnect from a defined cellular cells
NFC Trigger – Triggers when using NFC tags
The app can perform many actions, including the following
Notification – Shows a notification on the notification bar.
Play Sound – Plays selected music track or sound
Set Bluetooth State – Enables or disables Bluetooth
Set Sound Mode – Changes sound profile to Silent, Vibrate, or Normal
Set Speakerphone State – Turns speakers on/off
Set Volume – Changes volume level of all streams or a specific stream.
Set Wi-Fi Adapter State – Enables/Disables Wi-Fi
Start Application – Starts an application
Vibrate action – Vibrates your device.
Enable/Disable Data Connectivity – Turns packet data connection on or off
Kill Application – Force kills an application
Launch Home Screen – Launches the homescreen
Activate/Deactivate Airplane mode – Activates or deactivates Airplane Mode
Enable/Disable GPS – Enables or disables GPS settings
Enable/Disable Sync Data – Enables or disables data syncing
Set Mobile Data – Enables or disables Mobile Data.
Set Screen Brightness – Changes the brightness level
Enable/Disable screen automatic rotation – Enables or disables automatic rotation of device
Dial Phone Number – Dials a specific number or contact
Send SMS to phone number – Sends SMS to a specified number or contact
Set screen timeout – Sets screen timeout time
Shutdown device – Turns off device
Text-to-Speech – Speaks out text
Reboot – Reboots device
Essentially this app is an automated assistant. We went through all the features of the app and it seems very fast and easy to use. Basically, you can setup unlimited rules for your device. AutomateIt also has a pro, ad-free version which allows advanced features such as composite triggers, composite actions, additional triggers, and additional actions.
AutomateIt also has a “Rules Market” through which you can acquire preset rules from other app users, or share your own rules to the rest of the community.
Make your Android device do your bidding. With AutomateIt!, set rules for it to follow, and it will surely make your life smoother and easier.
We're all multi-talented and multi-faceted here, but, perhaps, Carl is the most multi-faceted in the bunch. Among Carl's many interests, Android holds a special place. He's particularly fond of reviewing Android apps and writing step-by-step guides for fellow Android fans.