Task killers

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    I have always used something such as advanced task killer but have also heardthat task killers are not good? Any opinions on task killers or on Why I heard that? Thanks
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    Useless
    Alot of people on here will say the same. android system is fine with memory management plus you can always just stop apps if you want to.

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    I do have a task killer installed (but not actively running, I used it on Froyo to manually kill stuff) but on GingerBread especially I find that I rarely ever have to use it. For the most part, it is just as easy to open Applications and look at what is actively running/cached and kill from there.
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    I've never installed a task killer on my DX.
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    There are a couple of really good articles on why killing applications to "free memory" is a very bad thing.
    Revisiting Android Task Killers and Why You Still Don’t Need One… - Droid Life: A Droid Community Blog
    Android Task Killers Explained: What They Do and Why You Shouldn't Use Them
    Android PSA: Stop Using Task Killer Apps
    Pretty much long story short, ever since Froyo Android has gotten much MUCH better in memory management. What Android does is it will keep your applications in memory to speed up use and loading times or to quote the droid-life article,
    Now if you want something to monitor your apps, personally I'd suggest Watchdog. Instead of monitoring memory usage, which is irrelevant and useless information, it monitors CPU usage then warns the user when the program hits a predefined threshold of background CPU usage.
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    Not to sound like an ass or come off rude but personally killing apps helped me more then leaving everything going. Especially when I took the OTA gb from verizon. Everyone can say oh it's only a few seconds lag blah blah blah but why not just do without if say you kill your maps app when your not even running it the majority of the time or other things like that. I'm not trying to say it doesn't manage it well but I feel my phone does better when I use to. But now I don't have to so it doesn't matter to me

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