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    Trigger is described as 'helps you simplify your life by automating the tasks you do daily. Activate profiles, launch applications, and more. Tailored for NFC tags, Trigger is also useful for automating actions based off bluetooth, location, and network profiles' and is an app in the Office & Productivity category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Trigger for a variety of platforms, including Android, Android Tablet, iPhone, iPad and Android Auto. The best alternative is Tasker. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Automate or MacroDroid. Other great apps like Trigger are Easer (Free, Open Source), Workflow (Free), ControlPlane (Free, Open Source) and Autonomous (Free).

    This page was last updated Nov 25, 2020

    1. Advanced automation app for Android that lets you trigger actions like alarms and app launches based on configurable events like phone calls or time of day. Tasker also lets you create apps using these automation features.
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    2. Automate various tasks on your Android smartphone or tablet. Create your automations with flowscharts, automatically change settings or perform actions based on triggered event.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Android
      • Android Tablet
      • Android Auto
      • Android-x86
      • Android Wear
      • Android TV
      • BlueStacks
      • LDPlayer
      • Lineage OS
      MacroDroid is the easiest way to automate tasks on your Android smartphone or tablet. Via the straightforward user interface MacroDroid makes it possible to build fully automated tasks in just a few taps.
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    3. Easer is an event-driven Android automation app. It knows various events, and you, the user, could tell it what to do on what event (and even combine multiple events!). Routine actions no longer need to be taken manually.
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    4. Workflows connect apps and actions together to automate things you do on your device. To build a workflow, just drag and drop. Workflow includes actions for your device and for your favorite apps. With over 200 actions, the possibilities are endless.
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    5. ControlPlane, a fork of MarcoPolo , brings context-sensitive awareness to OS X.


      crashes out on the latest MacOS and no longer actively maintained

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    6. Autonomous allow you to create Rules to perform automatic tasks with your Android device.
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    7. Automate repetitive tasks on your iPhone in an all-in-one iOS application. Turn monotonous tasks into one tap actions, set reminders based on a date or location options and quickly access your favourite actions via the app widget.
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    8. Control mute, vibrate, brightness, wifi and more on/off to your schedule. - Timeriffic for Family Time. Protect family time by setting ringer and notifications to 0% during family meals for everyone's device.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Android
      You can create a custom list of actions, that will be performed, when you hold your phone close to a specific NFC-tag. NFC-tags are so small, that you can buy them as stickers for little money.
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