Trigger - Task Launcher
Automating the tasks you do daily. Launch applications, conserve battery & more.
- Current Version: 9.3.1
- Updated: February 13, 2017
- Requires Android: 4.0 and up
- Installs: 1,000,000 - 5,000,000
Bored of putting your phone on silent every time you get into the office? Tired of turning off Bluetooth to conserve battery every time juice gets low?
This app interacts with your surroundings to configure settings on your phone automatically. Combine triggers and actions to create tasks, then activate the tasks that you create with conditions that you set!
Here are examples of what you can do:
In your car: Use Bluetooth as a trigger to open GPS and launch your favorite music app
On your nightstand: Program an NFC tag to set your ringer to vibrate, dim your display and set an alarm
In your house: Use WiFi as a trigger to silence your phone, connect to bluetooth, and play your favorite songs.
The current free triggers are as follows:
And as part of our Pro-Upgrade we also have these additional triggers:
And here are a few examples of the actions that you can perform with Trigger task launcher:
- Change WiFi, Bluetooth, mobile hotspot, airplane mode (root users in Jelly Bean and up), auto-sync, GPS and mobile data settings (root users).
- Change your volumes or notification tones.
- Change your display brightness, timeout, auto-rotation, or notification light settings
- Check in on social media like Foursquare or Google Places
- Send messages using Twitter, SMS, Email, or Glympse
- Start or stop Applications (root required for stopping most applications), dock modes, open URLs, speak text, or navigate to an address
- Set Alarms or create calendar events
Trigger is a task launcher that allows you to easily program your device to do the actions you do regularly.
So go ahead and create your own combinations to automate your life. The only limit is what you can come up with!
The Wall Street Journal calls it "living in the future."
Additional actions can be found when experimental features are enabled in advanced settings. Auto lock screen and airplane mode are restricted by Android but we've created some work around solutions for these actions. (Note: They aren't 100% reliable which is why they're classed as "experimental features").
Some demos can be viewed on the application website
Note: When using NFC Tags you can create a Switch task that will toggle between two tasks with each tap.
We're always working on adding new actions to Tasks. Please get in touch if there's something you'd like to do that's not currently offered.
This application supports NFC Forum Type 1, Type 2, Type 3 and Type 4 Tags as well as third party NFC Enabled tags like the MIFARE Classic, DESFire, Ultralight and Ultralight C. Now supporting read-only tags & allowing you to write any amount of data to any tag using Tagstand's cloud service. This allows you to use your tags just as you would any writable tag without worrying about size.
All permissions are listed and explained here: https://sites.google.com/site/triggerwiki/permissions
This app uses Google Analytics for aggregate, anonymous data collection, which can be opted out of from the settings page.
Ivar Posthumus Published date: October 24, 2017
Great tool! Works really well and doesn't drain your battery. A new phone is always faster, which doesn't feel like a real upgrade. But this app makes my phone a device from the future! When I leave home and disconnect from my WiFi, all tasks are run to connect to my Bluetooth car, launches the right traffic apps. When I leave my car, disconnect Bluetooth, enable WiFi, disable screen rotation, etc. Great! Keep it up! Full Review
A Google User Published date: May 23, 2017
Have been using this app for 5+ years. At the beginning it was great, but slowly it has become obsolete. No major updates (new features) have been released for a long time. It is easy to use and the UI is great, but it lacks support of a lot of controls that other apps can manage (look at Automate for example.) The big disappointment here is the geo location feature, which has never worked for me. I paid for this application when it was the best out there; today I would put my money somewhere else. Full Review
J.L. Showers Published date: March 15, 2017
Sucks. Does anyone actually work on this thing anymore or what!? Get this fixed! Update - For whatever reason, it changes my "Display Timeout" to "after 72 hours of inactivity" instead of "30 seconds" when triggering the iHeartRadio App. A year or two ago it was fantastic. Now it does (or doesn't) do whatever it wants. It decides what triggers (and parts of triggers) it feels like triggering, or it changes part of them entirely, regardless of my settings. Here's hoping it returns to its formerly awesome app soon. In the event it is phone related (I've uninstalled, reinstalled, cleared cache everyway possible, and factory reset (ð ) my device). I have a Samsung Galaxy Note 5 on Sprint. Hopefully that will help. Full Review
Richard Martinez Published date: September 13, 2017
I needed something fairly simple: turn off WiFi when my tablet disconnects from my home network to save battery. It seemed to do it once, but then it wouldn't do it again the next day. The Automate app can do that pretty well, and has TONS more capabilities. Full Review
Adil Abdulla Published date: July 4, 2017
I used to use the app just fine previously and loved it's functionality. However, recently, I'm noticing the app doesn't allow me to play a sound when a task runs. I used to have this enabled so as to notify me when a task ran while the phone was in my pocket. Now when I try to add a sound to a task, the app gets stuck in a loop, asking me to add more triggers. Would appreciate this issue being looked at. I'm using a Samsung Galaxy S7 with Android 7.0 in Canada. Full Review
Altaf Patel Published date: June 28, 2017
Very buggy. When I turn-on wifi, it automatically runs wifi-off task which actually should be run to turn-off wifi when I disconnect from my home wifi. Also don't know why but Triggers not getting triggerred sometimes. For example, Wifi-On at 4:05 pm didn't trigger today... Sound to Silent at 12:30 also didn't work. Sound to Normal mode at 2:10pm too didn't work.... Is there any way to view log files so that can know root cause of the issue? Or is there any bug in the app? Full Review
Jamie Cooper Published date: January 13, 2018
Having problems where this app stops rubbing triggers after a while and I need to reopen the app. Shouldn't be a problem on a phone with 6gb of ram Full Review
Robbie Lambert Published date: January 9, 2018
TL;DR- 1 STAR for zero support. Zero response from devs. Sad to say, I have to stop recommending this app. I purchased it YEARS ago (2012, maybe?) and LOVED it. HOWEVER. The NUMBER. ONE. Item I use this for is to integrate with my calendar to silence during meetings, church, etc. Calendar event starts, phone mutes. Calendar ends- unmute. SIMPLE, right? I got a new phone (note 8). But only for certain calendars; I don't need it to mute for a lunch date, for example. I restored my triggers from the cloud. Slick. __But now it doesn't read individual calendars!!__ So I can silence ALL or silence NONE. Yeah, that don't work for me. I sent an email to the devs, but 4 days later and no response. 1 star until someone at least acknowledges that I sent them an email... or fixes the calendar functionality. On to IFTTT, I guess. :( Full Review
Edo de Roo Published date: January 22, 2018
Purchased this app, as it does real magic. Starts navigation and music when I step in my car, and when car-bluetooth disconnects it switches on my Wifi. And when Wifi connects, it will enable-AutoSync. And now it knows by date/time also if I navigate home or to work ;) Try the free version, and support if you like it like me. Full Review
Tom P. Published date: February 15, 2017
For Android 7 I had to remove app from battery optimization to work correctly. Love app. I use it to change screen brightness and start apps (Pandora and Waze) when I Bluetooth connect in car. Lower sounds/ringer when connected to work Wi-Fi. Louder when at home but quiet after 11pm. Full Review
Chris L Published date: September 17, 2017
Been using this for well over 3 yrs. Paid for the pro version. The geo fence option is great. Just got Note8 and thought it didn't work. Remembered that I had to run the Lock screen plugin Full Review
howard mhc Published date: May 13, 2017
After searching for a user friendly app to switch from SmartWatch to car Bluetooth in vain for over a year along comes this very well built simple and effective app. Well done! Full Review
Ryan Clark Published date: September 28, 2017
I used to love this thing but it stopped working about 6 months ago. Not sure if the latest versions of android prevent apps from making changes in the background now, but as of about 2/2017 it hasn't worked for me. Full Review
Deved Smith Published date: December 11, 2017
Abandoned by the developer. The app no longer responds to time of day, geo fencing, or bluetooth. Simply doesn't work anymore. Full Review
J.D. Brewster Published date: December 7, 2017
What makes a smart device smart. I only just started using this, but I can easily see how much this can automate my phone, changing all kinds of settings and running daily tasks regularly without me having to remember, like switching on wifi when I'm home, or in a Cafe, or setting an alarm and changing volume at night. It's all kinds of capable of turning your phone into your digital best friend. Full Review
Jeffrey Davis Published date: February 17, 2018
When I first used the app here it came as a joke. Part said SHAM for whatever reason but that's nuts! Come back a good time later, there's at least SOME starter allotments plus trigger detection from the developer's existing Agent app (sold separately). Can't say what I once did no more... Consider me surprised by what a second opinion can do. Only complaint now is the link for the shop goes to Amazon for some reason... Full Review
Mike Mogharreban Published date: April 7, 2017
After trying it out, very happy. After paying for the full version, hardly ever works as it did before. Crap Full Review
Ryan Krauter Published date: July 5, 2017
The only way I can get my Ford Sync 3 with Android auto, Moto z force, and hauwei watch to play nice. Works great!! Full Review
Brian C. Published date: December 18, 2017
It doesn't seem like it is always working. A lot if my triggers are a combination of time and day of the week. However, they don't seem to be running consistently, which I why I purcahsed this app. I had a different app that was free, but not running consistently. Please help Full Review
Megan Chan Published date: February 1, 2018
Still making use of this handy app, mostly to adjust volume. Is it possible to have a geofence restriction? Full Review
Jeffrey Hsu Published date: April 28, 2017
An excellent way to get into phone automation and only $3 to dive even further into advanced tasks. Excellent levels of customization for the beginner to the power user! Full Review
Mike Watrous Published date: September 4, 2017
Does not recognize "when charger connected" or "when charger disconnected" on OnePlus 5 phone. Have to trigger manually. Unusable like this on this phone. Full Review
Jason Don Published date: September 8, 2017
There's almost nothing that you can do without buying the paid version. So little in fact that you can't even try out the app to see if it can even do what you want it to do. Full Review
Sandor Tarnok Published date: June 16, 2017
This app startet poping up out of the blue, to install it from the market. Not interested. Why does it pop up 50 times a day. Virus? Full Review
Avinandan Roy Published date: April 24, 2017
If this app works only with automate, why is it not providing complete details about automate, or automate trigger task launcher. Doesn't even use the same name as automate Full Review
Andrew Gluck Published date: October 8, 2017
When I got into my car wanted to disconnect my SmartWatch so my phone would work. I did three different tasks one to disconnect the smartwatch, want to hook up the phone and one to rehook up the smartwatch. It worked great Full Review
Natasha Ho Published date: February 21, 2017
Work great. Needed something easy to use. This app also has a nicer look than other automating apps. Thank you! Full Review
Published date: October 18, 2017
Worst app ever please don't waste your time please don't download this app it cost equals 200 rupees the worst ever Full Review
A Titanium Published date: September 4, 2017
Having trouble with geofence the Google map won't load when I attempt to create an action Full Review
Dacia James Published date: June 13, 2017
Restrictions do not work, such a time or day, etc Full Review
Shubham Samarth Published date: October 12, 2017
The app is great. Please add the direct option to invert the task (if wanted) after creating new task. It will make easy to shuffle task. Rather than manually creating it. Full Review
Wladimir Jakimowicz Published date: November 19, 2017
I had the pro version on my Samsung G4. I upgradedy phone. Downloaded all the plugins, and it still asks me to upgrade. I'm using Android 7. I agree with most of the reviews, nothing much has happened to this app in the past few years. It's time to look elsewhere. Full Review
Aldo Quiroz Published date: July 11, 2017
Purchased the app and still ask me to purchase it...I got scammed Full Review
Published date: August 31, 2017
Can't create a task. Just loops asking me to add step 2 when I don't want a second step. Full Review
waleed abdelfattah Published date: March 5, 2017
This app it is very very complex and finaly it is not useful Full Review
Ed Nafziger Published date: June 18, 2017
Most automation apps I've tried fail to work while the screen is off. This one works. Samsung Galaxy S8. Full Review
Tomas Bauer Published date: January 2, 2018
Great app! I'd like Trigger to have a task to "limit audio volume", e.g. when connecting to certain bluetooth devices. Full Review
Keith Alger Published date: October 1, 2017
Unless you upgrade or start the seven day trial, it's that crippled that you can't try anything! So you start the trial and you still can't do anything without root access! Full Review
thebiggamesxx Published date: April 1, 2017
Crashes on opening, can't use the app Full Review
androidkiller k Published date: May 25, 2017
It is a very good, specially combined with Tasker. Tasker is better for making tasks, but to trigger them this is better. As it is compatible with tasker, it is 5 stars Full Review