Advanced Task Killer
Aug 28, 2009 5:00 AM –
Advanced Task Killer. One click to kill applications running background. This one is faster than free version. Features: click to select or unselect the app, long press to activate pop-up menu, Menu>Settings>Notification bar icon, AutoStart Ignore.
Price: Free, $4.99
Update: In our opinion, this app maybe near extinction as phones with Android 2.2 or higher do a great got of managing memory and tasks themselves. The use of these types of apps on Android 2.2+ devices are actually counter-productive, so consider wisely.
Advanced Task Killer Android App allows you to stop running background processes or apps in memory. The Android operating system can run multiple apps in memory concurrently which currently is its own Gift and Curse. Cursed… as some processes and apps can bring an Android phone performance to a crawl. By default, you can’t easily close open applications or running background processes unless you go to:
Settings » Applications » Manage applications » (wait for list to load…) » (select app) » Force Stop ;-(
Not exactly convenient then…
The alternative is to download Advanced Task Killer from the market and use that instead. The name says “Advanced” task killer but it does everything TasKiller does; stops background processes and apps, specify an “Ignore List”, or kill all apps running with one button (at a higher cost without a home screen widget).
Advanced Task Killer List of Apps and Processes
Advanced Task Killer Long Press Menu Actions
Advanced Task Killer Settings Menu
Advanced Task Killer Ignore List
This app is very useful, I would even recommend for new users who have no clue why their Android phone may be sluggish.
Ease of Use:
Advanced Task Killer Android App is simple and intuitive.
Could potentially be used multiple times daily or sparingly as needed.
The user interface is simple yet intuitive.