Smartphones have become part of our daily life. While they are useful for keeping in touch with friends and family and updating social media, they can also become tools for automating your life. Let’s take a look at the top four life automation apps for Android phones.
1. Automate Social Media Posts With Hootsuite
If you’re active on social media, you might spend a lot of time every day posting the same thing to each of your accounts — especially if you maintain a presence on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, Snapchat and other popular platforms. Hootsuite still requires you to craft your posts, but you can post them to all your social media accounts with a single program.
It’s free to link up to three accounts — anything more than that, and you’ll need to subscribe for $29 per month. The subscription is worth it for businesses, but if you’re rocking the big three — Facebook, Twitter and Instagram — this can be a fantastic way to reduce the amount of time you spend posting and reposting things to social media.
2. Automate Various Tasks With AutomateIt
If you use a computer, you’re probably already familiar with the concept of macros — single-click programs that accomplish the tasks they’re programmed for. Until recently, unless you rooted your phone and created a custom app, you couldn’t do that on your smartphone.
AutomateIt gives you the tools to automate various tasks based on time, location or activity triggers. You can set up commands to shut off your lock screen if you’re at home or connected to your Wi-Fi network, shut off your ringer after a certain time, or automatically connect to your car. You can create your own rules or download them from the market.
Automating even simple daily tasks in your digital life can save you a ton of time in the long run.
3. Clean up Your Phone With App Cache Cleaner
Your phone caches data from the apps you use — similar to cookies on your desktop or laptop computer. Just like your computer, over time, these data caches will get full and slow down your device. It can take a while to go through each app and delete its cache, which is where App Cache Cleaner comes in.
You can save time by setting this app to automatically delete your cache data. You can remove it every six minutes or every seven days — or anything in between. If you use a bunch of apps every day, this cleaner can save you time and keep your phone running smoothly.
4. Manage Your Profiles With Profile Scheduler
There’s nothing more annoying than having your phone go off in the middle of a meeting, or missing an important call because you forgot to turn your ringer back on after work. Profile Scheduler lets you create profiles for work, home, night or other times of the day, and automatically adjusts your ringer profile accordingly. You can automatically put your phone on vibrate at work, turn the sound on after your shift and turn it to do not disturb when you head to bed for the night — all without even unlocking your phone.
This can also help you stick to your schedule by making sure your ringer is on in the morning when your alarm is supposed to go off, so you don’t accidentally oversleep and end up late for work.
Automate Your Life
This is just a small sample of the Android apps you can use to automate your life. Many have similar functionalities, so we didn’t want to include repeats on the list — AutomateIt has similar functionality to other apps like IFTTT and Tasker, for example. Try out some of these apps and see what a difference they can make in your life.
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