Android: Google Maps can remember a lot of things for you, like where you live or your favourite restaurants. However, it doesn't remember your preferences to avoid toll roads or highways by default. Fix that with this Tasker action.
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Wouldn't it be cool if your phone knew to enter aeroplane mode when you go to the theatre, or text your spouse when you leave work? IFTTT and Tasker can automate countless tasks like these to turn your phone into an attentive personal assistant. Today, we're putting them both in the ring to see which one's better at simplifying your life.
Android: Half of the immense power of Tasker comes from third-party plugins. AutoNotification allows you to create powerful notification panels with Tasker. The newest version can even add over 50 buttons to a single notification.
Chrome: Cortana is a pretty awesome voice assistant for Windows 10. If you run Android, you're probably also used to Google Now being pretty great as well. Now, AutoRemote allows you to control your Android phone with Cortana.
Android (root): If you have a giant phone and aren't Mr. Fantastic, you might have trouble reaching the top of your phone's screen sometimes. This clever workaround for root users can bring the top of your phone to your fingers instead.
Android: Tasker plugins are increasingly the coolest parts of Tasker. AutoInput -- another plugin from the same developer that brought us the amazing AutoVoice -- allows you to automate every single swipe, tap and keystroke to your heart's content.
We've talked before about how to use AutoVoice, the excellent Tasker plugin, to create a custom voice command for anything on Android. Now, the plugin allows you to tie those commands directly into Google Now, so you can trigger anything you want with a simple "OK, Google".
Notification service Pushbullet recently updated with IFTTT support, following Tasker integration last month. That's a lot of our favourite words together in a single sentence. Naturally, it's a good time to take a look at some of the best uses for Pushbullet.
Android: Magus, the previously mentioned app that lets you control your phone with physical gestures (by turning it over, flipping it sideways and so on) unveiled a new version that can send emails, mute or record audio, offers better gesture recognition and an improved interface. The new version looks much better than the old one.