Jan 22nd, 2013

Tasker has been one of the most powerful and useful apps for Android since its inception — its trigger-based automation features are killer, and it is what Android is all about for some people. But its prehistoric user interface hasn’t aged well at all. Not only is it ugly, but it’s also a bit convoluted and confusing for the commoners of the Play Store inhabitants.

Back in early December, Google identified Tasker as one app that could benefit greatly from a redesign, giving us their rough vision of what a Holo-themed Tasker would look like. Well, it looks like our prayers have been answered to some degree. The latest beta of Tasker has been released for free, and it brings us the modern user interface that should soon kill off the old one for all eternity.

There isn’t some amazingly deep user interface work being put to action here, but that’s not what Tasker is all about. There will still be a learning curve for those who want to get the most out of it, but the app won’t stick out on your device like the sore thumb that it once was.

We’ll be running this little guy through the gauntlet soon enough, and you’ll want to as well while you have the chance — the stable version of the current app is almost $7, and we imagine the update won’t be much cheaper once it exits beta at some point in the future. Grab your download here.

[via Droid-Life]