Say and show the time til Christmas with a handy home screen shortcut

Have your phone say the time til Christmas out loud and show a appropriately formatted toast

  1. joaomgcd
    This is how it'll look like:


    Here's what the toast will look like:
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    STEP 1 - GET TIME TIL CHRISTMAS


    • Create a task and call it Time Til Christmas
    • Add an AutoTools Time action
    • Set Time Span Between Dates -> Start Date to Now
    • Set Time Span Between Dates -> End Date to the next Christmas date
    • In Fields to Get enable the following options: Days, Hours, Minutes, Months, Seconds, Weeks
    • Accept and go back to Tasker


    STEP 2 - SAY HOW MUCH TIME IS LEFT TIL CHRISTMAS


    • Add a Say action
    • Set the Text to There's still %atdatesmonths months, %atdatesweeks weeks, %atdatesdays days, %atdateshours hours, %atdatesminutes minutes and %atdatesseconds seconds to go til Christmas!
    • Go back to the task


    STEP 3 - ALSO GET TOTAL DAYS


    (i) Total days will give you the total amount of days. So, for example, if the timespan is 3 months, total days may return something like 91.

    • Edit the AutoTools Time action
    • Add the Total Days field to the Fields to Get


    STEP 4 - CREATE CHRISTMAS TOAST


    • Add a new AutoTools Toast action
    • Set Text to <b>%atdatestotaldays</b> days to go!
    • Enable the Use HTML option
    • Set the Text Color to Red
    • Set the Text Size to 20
    • Set the Font File to this. Download to your Android device first.
    • Set the Background Color to Green
    • Set the Gravity to Top Right
    • Set the Icon to this.
    • Set the Icon Size to 50
    • Enable the Long option


    STEP 5 - SET ICON AND ADD TO HOME SCREEN


    • Set the task's icon to the gingerbread man
    • Add the task to your home screen


    STEP 6 - TEST


    If you now touch the shortcut it'll start by saying how much time is left and then show you the total number of days left in a "beautiful" Christmas toast. :p