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AutoVoice Tasker plug-in is now available in Google Play

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Joaomgcd is becoming a very familiar name in the Tasker world, being the creator of epic plug-ins such as AutoRemote, AutoNotification, AutoShortcut, AutoShare, AutoBarcode, and the AutoMobile. Um, wait, that last one might have been another guy. Anyways, he’s at it again, this time taking on a part of Tasker that has needed an overhaul for ages, the voice command feature.

Tasker has a built-in voice command action called Get Voice, which I’ve used in projects such as my Nelly voice assistant. The problem is that it’s very limited, and issues with it and Bluetooth headsets lead me to abandon my quest for a Tasker voice control accessory last year, even though I found a workaround. AutoVoice is essentially an app that replaces the Get Voice feature completely, aiming to provide users with what Get Voice should- or at least could- have been.

There are a lot of features in this new plug-in, but the most notable one is likely Bluetooth headset support. AutoVoice will let you talk to Tasker over Bluetooth, and you can even configure headset buttons to trigger something in Tasker, even if they’re not meant for voice control. AutoVoice also has a command system based on variables, which means that you can create dynamic projects that use specific parts of a command without hacking at it with variable Split for half an hour first.

The potential here is great, and my own experience with Nelly is just one example of how powerful voice control can be when paired with Tasker, and that was made using the stock Get Voice action! I’ve mostly given up on voice control myself for the moment, instead favoring control via my smartwatch and other means, but now more than ever I wish that my Sony Smartwatch had a mic so I could use it with this new plugin.

AutoVoice itself is free in the Play Store, though there’s a ~$1.50 unlock key available to get access to all features- well worth it if this is a plug-in you end up using.

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Andreas Ødegård

Andreas Ødegård is more interested in aftermarket (and user created) software and hardware than chasing the latest gadgets. His day job as a teacher keeps him interested in education tech and takes up most of his time.

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7 thoughts on “AutoVoice Tasker plug-in is now available in Google Play

  • What other ideas did you have in mind for voice add on? Sounds like there is a lot of possibilities…
    Thanks

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  • Avatar of C.N. Romesis

    Thank you so much Andreas for your articles, have been more helpfull than i could expect to find.
    Do you know if i can get AutoVoice to work with other languages ? I use SVOX as the output engine in my native language, is there an engine i could use for input that AutoVoice will work with ?
    Thanks
    Costas

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  • Avatar of Robert Tilley

    Where can we find documentation on how to use Tasker with AutoVoice?

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    • Avatar of Andreas Ødegård

      In the future, where I’ve written it :) It’s on my todo list, until that, the google play description is what’s available

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  • Do I have root my S3 to use Autovoice? The commands go straight through to Google Search or the S3 voice handler. Not sure how to get Autovoice to intercept the commands. Using a BT headset.

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    • Avatar of Andreas Ødegård

      Can’t help you with that one, I got rid of Samsung’s software on my phone for a reason

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