I use my phone as a PDA more than anything else. I want it to help me remember things and to remind me of things, and I like apps that help me automate simple routines so I don’t have to think about them.
- AutomateIt. This app allows you to create rules which are pairs of Triggers and Actions and is a lot easier than Tasker. It has several pre-built and many available from other users, like Volumes off at 11pm and Volumes on at 7am. Here are mine:
- Speak an alert when disconnecting from my car bluetooth.
- Start the application Screen Filter weekdays at 11pm. This dims my screen for bedtime reading. I also have the Rule to kill the application at 7am.
- Speak the words “Please plug me in!” when the battery gets below 10%.