One thing most people love about Android is the freedom to create that is open source identity affords us. Many developers have created stunning apps that can push your Android device to do smart things, including automating menial and repetitive (but essential) tasks to make your life much, much more manageable.
Listed in this post are the five best Android apps that provide shortcuts, configurations, triggers, and rules to let you get more out of your Android device. You can automate many things to happen on your device based on location or time triggers. On top of that, some of these apps let you record calls or even touch events.
If you find setting up rules to be a pain, don’t worry, a couple of these apps even let you download rules setup by other fellow users.
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If you think that having a lock screen is essential but also annoying at times, Skiplock might be the best solution for you. Skiplock can automatically disable your lock screen when it’s running on a particular WiFi network.
This allows you to skip the lock screen when you are running on your home WiFi network. To set it up, just manually add the WiFi networks you want to disable your lock screen under.
If you think your device is a little too bright or too dim for your eyes in certain environments, you may want to try this app. Velis Auto Brightness not only uses the app to adjust your device’s brightness settings automatically based on light sensitivity to the surrounding environment, it also lets you control your brightness settings at every ambient level.
Did you know that you can now record your phone conversations using just an app? Try Call Recorder to record phone conversations on your smartphone automatically.
You can then send your phone recordings to your email or to delete recordings that are not as important to save space on your phone. Alternatively, you can mark essential records to prevent it from automatically being deleted.
Note that recording phone calls may not be legal in some places.
MacroDroid allows you to create a custom macro to automate tasks on your Android device.
You can use it to turn off Bluetooth, silence your phone, disable data when you’re at the office, home, or outside. You can even set it to read aloud incoming text messages for you or make a quick photo upload to your favorite social network by simply shaking your phone.
There is also a template section where you can use ready-made macros instead of creating your own.
Create or download rules to automate your device to run specific tasks. Automateit lets you set triggers from the likes of activity recognition, time, or location triggers, which will show notification, launch home screen, etc.
If you’re not good with setting rules, this app comes with a Rules Market where you can download and use rules setup by other AutomateIt users.
The downloads will require points, which you can gain by creating rules, sharing rules on social networks, inviting friends to use the app, or buying them.