Thoughts on app killers.. good or bad?

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  1. 4myeuro

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    I am new to the droid world so bear with me please..
    I am currently using the android app killer and I just now turned off the autokill feature after this forum app wouldn't load. It came up and said 9 apps killed, I accidently hit the home button and when I tried to reload it, it said something like the network was unreachable. What are peoples thoughts on app killers? Do they save battery life because if they do I would like it to keep it since my battery dies so quickly. I hear a lot of people saying to remove it immediately, but why would Verizon tell you to download something that you do not need?? I would just like some informative feedback on the situation. I know the android operating system has a built in app killer. I would just like some pros and cons of using app killers and peoples general thoughts..
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    The Android Developers (I.e. Google) say not to use an auto task killer because it will interfere with the phones native task management system causing your phone to slow down

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    never used an app killer since getting my D1 last February. a Guy from Verizon put it on my wife's D1 when she brought it in because it kept randomly doing things on its own. I told her he didn't know what else to do so he blamed it on the running apps. come to find out the phone had a software glitch & was later exchanged for another.

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    but based on experience I don't always agree. If you shut down the right apps, you're good.



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    Please search the forums, there are a million threads on this topic!!! =)
     
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    The only apps that would ever really need to be killed are the really badly coded ones, which I wouldn't keep on my phone anyway. *shrugs*

    Just choose wisely when installing stuff.

    Also, don't expect great battery out of these phones. A day on a charge is about the max for most.

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    from what I read its the apps that the phone comes with (stock and not on custom ROMs) where it's constantly trying to restart on it's own and therefore the task killer is constantly trying to "fight" with the phone to kill them. Then there's more battery used up to start and stop all the time. I just have the apps that I've installed set to kill, and they are not necessarily ones that start up because I've used them. They might be and I'm ok stopping them when not in use.
     
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    But why close an app that is going to sit in the memory idle/frozen not wasting any battery? It's going to open faster and save battery by not worrying about reopening it..

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    I used to have ATK with autokill off. I would only use it to kill apps when i was done with them.

    However, I have not used a task killer for months ever since i switched my first Droid.
     
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