Profile Flow – automates an Android phone to make your life easier
Oct 15, 2013 8:43 AM –
Profile Flow is an easy-to-use profiling app that endeavors to make your device smarter and react according to different triggers. There are a number of similarly powerful applications out there, the king of which is Tasker, but if you’re looking for something less complex, Profile Flow is highly intuitive and very straight forward to use.
Price: Free or $3, $5 or $9 for the Pro version, see explanation below.
Tested on: Nexus 4
Pros & Cons:
- Simple to use!
- Gorgeous user interface!
- Lots of presets!
- Lacks functionality compared with other automation apps.
Profile Flow is an incredibly simple to use automation app. If you are the kind of person who sometimes forgets to turn down the volume of your phone while you at work, in a lecture, in a meeting… or maybe someone who values your sleep and gets woken up by email and text notifications… this is the app for you.
startlingly smooth user interface…
Before you get to the nitty gritty, the app has a startlingly smooth user interface. You scroll between Quick Overview, Dashboard, Stats and History by swiping horizontally and the animation is beautiful. So, from the off it’s a very user-friendly app. Quick overview features a number of toggles; things like Bluetooth and WiFi. Dashboard displays the profiles you have created and toggles to activate/deactivate them. Stats will highlight your active profiles and which have been used today. History displays various profile actions, showing when they took place.
- To create a Profile, you have to select the + tab at the top. You initially have to name and describe it, before selecting an Activation Method. These are essentially triggers, things that will automatically activate a Profile, such as a time, location, battery level, etc.
- You then choose an Entry Task- essentially the action you want your device to do. So, it might be to reduce brightness, turn on WiFi, lower volume, Sync and so on…
- Finally you select an Exit Task, for when the trigger status is no longer met. For example, you might have your brightness lower when your battery is getting low. When the charger is connected and the battery level increases, this action will kick in.
When you create a Profile, the app will give it a neat image. You can tap and scroll through the images and choose one which suits you. Another feature of the interface is the themes. There is a Light and a Dark theme so you can change the look of the app depending on your own preferences.
There are plenty of triggers and tasks to choose from and, although the lists aren’t as exhaustive as with apps like Tasker, it should be more than enough for most users to get a great deal from.
The app’s strength is its ease of use.
The impressively slick interface, matched with step-by-step instructions and Profile creation, means it’s ideal for the majority of users, even beginners. Other apps are equally user-friendly, most notably the recently reviewed AutomateIt.
Profile Flow is a neat little app that is free to download, although some of the functionality is restricted (such as location triggers) unless you upgrade to the full version. Additionally, the free version of the app includes ads. The paid version is either $3, $5 or $9 depending on how much you want to support the dev.
There are a great deal of Profiles you can create and edit, so it’s easily an app that can be used everyday. The app automates much of your devices functionality, so it’s especially useful and helps to preserve things battery or data usage.
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Profile Flow – Create new profile
Profile Flow – Quick overview and toggles
Profile Flow – Entry tasks
Profile Flow – Exits tasks
Profile Flow – Set triggers (1)
Profile Flow – Set triggers (2)
Profile Flow – Tutorial (1)
Profile Flow – Tutorial (2)
Profile Flow – Tutorial (3)
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