Featured Review: TagsforDroid – NFC Tags

April 8, 2013 - Written By Alexander Maxham

Today we’re taking a look at some NFC Tags from our friends over at Tagsfordroid. For those that don’t know, you can use NFC tags to automate simple tasks like toggling Wifi, brightness, setting alarms and plenty more. You can also affix NFC tags to your desk, wall, or any other surface. Of course, you’ll need to find an app to use to write these NFC tags. Personally I used NFC Tag Launcher from the Play Store. There are others in the store that work as well, in fact Tagsfordroid have said that just about any NFC app will work to write the tags.


Tagsfordroid have a few different NFC tags. There are circles and square-shaped tags, then there are keychain ones. Now I have a square NFC tag affixed to my desk, so I can tap my phone to it and it will turn on Bluetooth, connect to my Bluetooth speaker, and start music playback from Google Music. Tapping it again will stop playback and turn off Bluetooth. Now that saves quite a bit of time for me. I also have another one that is near my bed which tapping my phone on it will turn off the ringer and set my alarm to wake me up the next day. Certainly easier than doing it all manually.

These tags are waterproof so you can leave them outside and put them just about everywhere. You can also use NFC tags to share information, think of it as a cool business card. You can pick up some NFC tags from right now and start automating different tasks on your phone. Everything from sending a tweet, to Checking in on Foursquare, to changing your brightness, doing Tasker tasks, and everything in between.

If you have any questions about how to use NFC tags or what tasks you can do with them, feel free to leave them in the comments below. I’ll be sure to answer your questions to the best of my knowledge.