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Discussion in 'Android Applications Discussions' started by Ihaveadroid95, Mar 12, 2010.
Which one Is the best? I'm looking for one that does it automatically?
I use "Advanced Task Manager", from the Marketplace.
Task Killers are not needed, This is not BlackBerry....
The one that came with your phone is the best one.
"EStrongs Task manager" (it's free) You can add it to your phone desktop and it shows how much free memory you have and how many apps are running. But the best part is all you have to do is to click the widget and it shuts down all the running apps (you can set it to not shut down ones you want to always have running, like apps that are required to run the OS). With most other app killers you have to open them to see what is running and to kill stuff.
A developer posted this response a few days back and states the facts quite eloquently in response to your question:
"You probably don't want to install everything you see in the market. Keep only what you use every day. If an app seems to affect your battery or performance, contact the dev and file a bug report.
Most of the task managers are horribly written, and in the hands of anyone other than someone who knows what every single service is and does on their phone, can cause lots of problems.
The proliferation of task managers in the market comes from people who having been on other platforms which needed them, and assumed the same is true for Android. It's not. It's linux-based. It has amazingly good memory management.
Remember, it's better to keep your system lean and clean than to rely on a task manager."
Also just an FYI, stay away from any anti-virus software for the Droid. None is needed and as reported dozens of times here in the forum, they create serious loss of functionality and rapidly deplete your battery. I hope this helps you.
Good luck, Anne. No matter how many times you tell 'em it seems there is a never ending supply of folks who want to do the job their o/s does.
Use the power button. Turn off your phone. It will "automatically" kill all the tasks.