Top Android App: Advanced Task Manager
Advanced Task Manager is your Android app to end applications, speed up your phone, and save battery life. This is one of the most useful apps you can own on your Android device, hands down.
Application: Advanced Task Manager
Overall Score: 4.8/5
User Interface: 4.5/5
Ease of Use: 5/5
Inside the app you will see a tab called Applications which shows all the current running applications. It also shows the amount of memory that each app is currently using. You can use the check boxes to select multiple applications at once to end them all. An important note is that if you end any applications, their services and notifications will be also stopped. In order to avoid this, there is an option to add an app to the exclude list. The exclude list will put a red X in the applications tab and so it won’t be an option to end. Examples of apps that you might want to add to the exclude list include Email, Facebook, or Twitter.
There is a handy feature to this app called auto-end. This feature will activate itself, auto-end all running apps that are not excluded, and then deactivate. This way Advanced Task Manager will only be running for a very short time, yet apps will be closed in order to conserve battery life. Again, exclude any apps like email, calendar, etc. which you don’t want their notifications to be cleared. If it’s easier to just select apps you want to auto-end (instead of all running apps) you can add applications to the auto-end apps list. You can adjust the frequency of auto-end as well to fit your personal preference.
There is even a shake-to-end-all option that will auto-end all applications with the shake of your phone (you can set the threshold for how hard you shake it to activate this feature). Similarly, there is a 1×1 widget for Advanced Task Manager that allows you to auto-end all running (or predetermined auto-end apps list) apps. These two features speed up the task killing process, even though it’s very fast to begin with.
The uninstall tab offers a one-touch method of uninstalling any unwanted apps. Simply click the app you no longer want to open the uninstall dialogue.
Note: You can also end Advanced Task Manager itself when you’re done.
If you don’t want to pay for the paid version right away, there is a free lite version of this app on the Android Market as well. Although, as I think you will find, the full paid app is definitely worth it.
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