MacroDroid - Device Automation

MacroDroid - Device Automation

50,000 - 100,000 downloads

Pros
  • Amount of triggers, actions and constraints
  • Highly customizable
  • 30 macro presets
  • Root features
Cons
  • Design
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Expert's Review
7.8
Great

"Put your mobile device to work for you"

Reviewed by / Nov 19, 2013

MacroDroid allows users to set up macros for in-device task automation

Macros or IFTTT (If This Then That) formulas can help you be more efficient by automatizing tasks on your Android device.

MacroDroid comes packed with 30 macro presets (templates) such as "Night power save" which puts the device into airplane mode every weekday from 23.00 to 6.30, "Auto answer call" when phone's connected to a Bluetooth device or "Play media on headphone insert".

Besides that, users can add their own macros by combining 20 different trigger, 30 actions and 10 available constraints. As you can imagine, dozens of automated tasks can be set. Let your imagination fly.

From settings you can customize notifications and logs at your whim, adjust shaking sensitivity for shake trigger among other preferences for specific triggers and actions.

Finally, you can check out MacroDroid's forum to get some ideas for macro design, help and troubleshooting.

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Developer's original description available here
MacroDroid is a task automation and configuration app that focuses heavily on usability with a simple, attractive UI and logical step by step process.

From AndroidTapp.com: "MacroDroid is an utterly brilliant, and less expensive, alternative (to Tasker) that is definitely worth trying out" (4.6/5)

Please note MacroDroid is currently only available in the English language. Preliminary work is underway on a Spanish translation which we hope to make available in the coming months.

A few examples of what MacroDroid can automate:

• Shake the device to upload the last photo to Facebook.
• Turn on Wifi or Data connection when you launch a particular app (and off again when closed).
• Respond to an incoming SMS by sending your current location.
• Toggle the power button to tell you the time (e.g. when its in your pocket).
• Use NFC tags to configure the device (turn on bluetooth, set volume etc).

Creating a custom Macro is easy:

• Click 'Add Macro'
• Select a trigger from a list - (e.g. Battery Level).
• Configure any trigger specific settings - (e.g. Battery Level < 10%)
• Select an action from a list - (e.g Enable/Disable Wifi)
• Configure any action specific setting - (e.g. Disable Wifi)
• Add more actions as required (up to 10)
• Optionally select a constraint from a list - (e.g. Day of the Week)
• Configure constraint as required (e.g. Saturday and Sunday)
• Add more constraints as required (up to 10).
• Choose a name and category for the Macro.

MacroDroid includes a list of template Macros to demonstrate the power and flexibility of the application. These templates can be used as is, or customised to meet your needs.

A subset of the MacroDroid features are listed below:

Over 40 Different Triggers including:

Airplane Mode Enabled/Disabled, App Installed/Removed, App Opened/Closed, Battery Level, Bluetooth Event, Day/Time, Device Boot, Device Docked/Undocked, Dial Phone Number, Headphones Inserted/Removed, Location Trigger, Media Button Press, Mobile Service Status, NFC Tag, Power Button Toggle, Power Connected/Removed, Regular Interval, Screen On/Off, Shake Device, SMS Received, SMS Sent, Widget Button Press, Wifi State Change.

Over 70 Different Actions including:

Auto Answer Call, Control Media, Display Notification, Delete SMS, Enable/Disable Bluetooth & Connect to Audio Device, Enable/Disable Auto Rotate, Enable/Disable Auto Sync, Enable/Disable Data, Enabled/Disable GPS (*), Enable/Disable Wifi, Enable/Disable Wifi Hotspot, Forward SMS, Kill Application, Launch Application, Make Call, Open Website, Play Sound, Popup Message, Reboot/Power Off, Record Microphone, Say Current Time, Send SMS, Set Brightness, Set Airplane Mode, Set Keyguard, Set MacroDroid Mode, Set Ringtone, Set Screen Timeout, Set Volume, Set Wallpaper, Share Location, Sleep Before Next Action, Speak Text, Take Picture, Upload Last Photo, Vibrate

Over 25 Different Constraints including:

Battery Level, Bluetooth State, Call State, Day of the Week, External Power, Headphone Connection, MacroDroid Mode, Phone Ringing, Ringer Volume, Running Application, Screen On/Off, Time of Day, Wifi State
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Pro Version
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The free version of MacroDroid is limited to five macros and a single action and constraint per macro. You can upgrade in the application to allow unlimited macros with multiple actions and constraints.

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Support
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We make every effort to test on as many devices as possible, but unfortunately we can't try them all. If you have any problems or issues please contact us at support@macrodroid.com with as much information as possible (including device and OS version). We will always try and resolve any reported bugs ASAP.

If you have any feature requests or suggestions for improvements then please let us know. We plan to support and update MacroDroid long in to the future.

Recently changed in this version

Added Constraint AND/OR option when using multiple constraints.

Fixed problem with Mobile Data action on 4.4.

Fixed issue with "Record Microphone" action not working after last update.

Other minor fixes.


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Comments and ratings for MacroDroid - Device Automation
  • (70)

    by John Vincent Gan on 15/04/2014

    Works well without being unecessarily difficult like Tasker

  • (70)

    by Paul Beattie on 15/04/2014

    Unfortunately the trigger to send SMS seems to fail. Using KitKat on Moto G

  • (70)

    by Ali Chamas on 14/04/2014

    This app is great, it adds another dimension to the use of your droid. Be great to see even more triggers and actions if possible, though there are plenty to work with. Shame that android 4.3 breaks airplane mode toggle, that would be really useful. Why g

  • (70)

    by Reed Savory on 13/04/2014

    Just a great tool. Gives me the ability to *automatically* set my phone to vibrate when at home, turn ringer on when I'm away from home, turn on GPS and turn off Wifi when I'm in my car, etc...

  • (70)

    by Randeep Chhabra on 12/04/2014

    The main reason i downloaded this app was for screen on/off function. But it doesnt work.whether i use shake device trigger or proximity sensor or anything else. Can u please fix this?

  • (70)

    by Peter Nichols on 09/04/2014

    I'm enjoying the easy to use interface, no problems so far. We shall see if it can keep up with any ambitions I might soon foster. Bought the premium as I needed more than 5 macros.

  • (70)

    by Kayla Overcash on 06/04/2014

    I downloaded the free version with no problems so I purchased the upgraded version. I liked the idea of the app, however I quickly noticed that my phone was overheating and there was a serious lag every time I clicked on anything. I put up with it for a f