Best Task Killer App

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    Hello....i'm a new Droid owner, could anyone tell me the best Task Killer app to download? Did not realize there were so many to chose from........thx, Gary
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    DO NOT DOWNLOAD A TASK KILLER! BURN THEM WITH FIRE!!! AAHHH!!!! ok... another sledge hammer moment. Seriously just don't do it. EVER. Search the forums for Task Killers and you will see why you shouldn't. Just please please don't do it or a puppy will die.
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    ok......i'll void the task killers......thx
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    Ok idk if that guys serious or not but a task killer is a must have. If you are not rooted and running 2.1 I would suggest Advanced Task Killer. If your running 2.2 I would get Task Manager (made by apollo) These are used to shut down applications running and will save you a significant amount of battery life.
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    I'll say just the opposite....A task killer is not a must have, not even close.
    Let the OS do it's job....
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    Wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong. Learn what you are talking about. It has been proven that letting the Android system itself handle the closing of apps saves more battery life then using a task killer. The ONLY reason for a task killer is to close a malfunctioning app, but even then the android system has a task killer built in under settings - applications - manage apps - go to the app in the list - hit force stop.
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    There is no need for a task killer. If anything it can cause problems.

    Some say they have success with them. I think that any battery saving they think they are getting is placebo.

    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/dr...-not-worry-about-apps-running-background.html
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    i look at it this way.

    Why would Google release an operating system that if it needed a task killer, wouldn't be included in it?

    it's obsession with free memory... just let the OS do it's job :)
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    Android is the best task killer! Turn it on and don't worry!
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    I understand all of that guys. I've done my research :p. The os does free up its own memory by itself and all that but there is some things for instance dolphin browser opened tabs that need to be killed. Ok fine not a must have but handy in SOME cases. :)
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    If you long press on the tab, it'll close...
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    I agree. When I first got my Droid, I thought it was needed and the more knowledgeable I became (thanks to forums like this one!), I realized I was having some issues and got rid of it.

    I haven't looked back..and I don't worry about it.
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    Ok ok ill try it out. See I work at sunset beach peir parkin cars (I'm only in college:p) and all I do is mod and play around with my droid. I go through a battery and about 80 percent of another one in just 8 hours. So ill try without a task killer and let y'all know which way is better for me. And it'll be close to accurate becuz I listen to music and browse the web all day everyday.
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    So besides turning gps and sync off is there a way to save more battery life ?
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    There are plenty of things you can do, but where do you stop turning things off and start enjoying the phone?

    Really, your best bet is to get a Dock (I recommend Mikradle) a couple of extra batteries (cheap on Amazon) and maybe pick up a couple of wall chargers off of ebay. If you use it in your vehicle then invest in a car charger.

    Smartphones suck up a lot of energy. I left mine off the charger and by end of the day I was down to 20% and I thought that was excellent. I pulled out one of my other batteries that were charged and put the one I just took out in the charger. I never worry about it that way.
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    So I know I'm new here and all, but just wanted to give my opinion....

    I had the Advanced Task Killer on my Moto Droid. I was finding that a lot of applications were running and never shutting down. They'd run all the time after I used them - Navigation, maps, music, etc. I tested this myself and the battery would just get used up. So I poked around, found people were talking about this app and downloaded it for a test.

    Worked like a charm. Saved my battery life, apps were closing when I closed my screen and I could choose which applications to ignore (mail, voice mnail, Meebo IM, Weatherbug, etc.).

    Now I have the Droid X - does the software close it on it's own? Not sure myself. I have found apps open and running that I never opened, not to be closed later in the day or the next day. So, I downloaded it again. It works for me, I like it. But to each their own. So long as you're happy with how it is working for you, that should be all that matters.
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    Since I swore of off task killers not only has my anxiety about battery life gone away but my battery life itself is 30% better now. At least the apps I use are being shut down by Android after a few minutes of non use.:icon_ banana:
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    Think about it this way. If a "rogue" app is running in the background, Android will close it in, say, a minute. It would take you probably around 30 seconds to unlock the phone, pull up task manager, find which app you don't need, and kill it. All that time, your phone's CPU is working much harder than it otherwise would, activating the phone interface triggers some other services like sync or GPS (if enabled), a call to home screen triggers widget updates (let's face it, most of us have at least the Weather one up). Plus, you are forcing the screen to be on for 30 seconds, and screen is by far and above the biggest single battery drainer. So there you have it - letting Android deal with killing tasks saves you more battery than killing them yourself :) at least in my sad attempt at an explanation :)
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