SharpTools for Android
Version: 3.9 (81)
- Support for Tasker service integration
- Prompts for battery whitelisting
- Optional foreground service
- Revamped logging system
Tasker Service Integration
The latest release of SharpTools includes support for the new service integration approach available with the latest Tasker beta 5.1.5b. This should improve performance of Tasker actions and reliability with Android 8.0+ devices. Note that the service integration is a beta feature and is only supported with the beta version of Tasker 5.1.5b.
Battery Whitelisting Prompts
This release also includes prompts which guide you through whitelisting SharpTools in Android’s battery optimization features if it is needed. This is targeted for Android 6.x and newer devices which enforce Doze mode and App Standby.
Optional Foreground Service
Additionally, an optional Foreground Service is now available which may improve reliability of Tasker and Widget integrations across devices. If you are having reliability issues after upgrading to Tasker 5.1.5b or newer and enabling the battery whitelisting (if prompted), try enabling the foreground service.
Revamped Logging System
This release also includes a completely revamped logging system which includes the ability to write logs to external storage. This is an improvement over the previous logging system which relied upon Android logging and could be overwritten on busy devices. In order to use the new logging system, be sure to navigate to SharpTools Settings > Support and enable the logging.
Additionally, The following post might also be helpful as a reference:
Tasker Integration Not Working?
You can sign up for the Tasker beta at:
You can sign up for the SharpTools beta by following these instructions:
IMPORTANT: Please ensure you have joined the beta track for each app and ensure that the Android optimizations for each app have been applied per the following article.
The optimizations from the following article must be applied to ensure reliability of Tasker integrations: