Tasker is, by all means, one of the most powerful applications available for Android. In fact, we love it so much that we publish tutorials of how to make your device even better. While the app offers incredible functionality, the UI is a bit outdated as it focuses more on functionality. Luckily, this will change soon as the upcoming beta will bring a ton of new features, including a new design!
We have informed you about this upcoming update on two separate occasions. In February, the developer announced that they were working on an update without going into much details. A month later the developer published a list of upcoming changes that included the new redesign. The wait is almost over, finally, as the first release of the new beta with the promised redesign should take place sometime this week.
The upcoming release will bring dozens of changes. A full list is available on the project’s website. Here’s a highlight of the most important features:
- Switched themes to Material Design (Android 5.0+)
- Added approximately 900 material design icons, selectable colors
- Added Tasker (default) theme at Prefs / UI / Theme (Android 5.0+)
- Support for (customizable) Quick Settings (Android 7.1+) and App Shortcuts (Android 7.1.1+)
As you can see, the material makeover is at the top of the list. Additionally, we should expect customizable Quick Settings and App Shortcuts on Android Nougat without the need of a third party plugin. This is a big deal for users who want to create ready-to-use profiles. Also, the new version of Tasker will be able to detect Magisk root without you having to specify the su binary directory manually in all shell commands. The list of changes is quite extensive and includes a big number of additions and fixes; you can study all of them by checking the release notes for the upcoming version.
We still don’t know exactly when the new version will be available. Though you can check by yourself by visiting the download page below. We will keep you posted!