Admittedly, we were pretty stoked at the time we were exploring all the things you could do with Commandr, and app which initially ran in tandem with Google Now’s “Note To Self” to have your Android device automate some tasks for you. But what AutoVoice plug-in can now do in conjunction with Tasker will make Commandr look like a high school project.
Tasker received a pretty big update recently – adding some new features and squashing a number of bugs. On that day, AutoVoice was also updated to make use of – actually “hijack” is the better term – Google Now commands via an Android Accessibility service. We can start explaining here technically what this does, but we’d like the video to show it for you.
You can do all of these, no rooting required. Of course, you will notice that there are a lot of steps to do just to set up one command. The learning curve here is a bit steeper than most, but once you get the hang of it, you can see the full potential of voice commands with your Android device. And AutoVoice doesn’t even interfere with your regular Google Now voice searches – it just integrates seamlessly.
In the end, AutoVoice is still a Tasker plug-in. This means that you will need to purchase Tasker (a USD$2.99 purchase here) and learn how to use it to its full potential. Then you need to install AutoVoice – a free installation with in-app purchases at the source link, or purchase the PRO unlock (USD$1.57 purchase here). More than the cool automation factor, imagine how this could have the potential to automate a big part of your workflow on a daily basis.