Being both an Android user as well as an iOS user I find that the biggest issue with my Droid X is the battery life. Unfortunately, this is not an uncommon issue for most Android users. A great way to increase your battery life, albeit manually for the most part is by using the excellent and FREE Advanced Task Killer Android productivity app by ReChild. This app has stellar ratings in the Android Market and during my quick testing I found this to be a fantastic app. The main use of this app once opened is to be able to kill all running programs with the one touch. While, that sounds good, you may want to take the time to go through programs you want to keep running before closing everything. Beyond that tap on the settings and you will get a bunch of options in settings as well as the ability to install and uninstall programs easily. Advanced Task Killer is an excellent app for any Android Device especially at the awesome price point of nothing. There is a paid version for $4.99 that offers more functionality in terms of battery consumption usage control.
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Advanced Task Killer Android App Details
Title: Advanced Task Killer
Size: 97 KB
Store: Android Market
Advanced Task Killer Android App Download Link
Advanced Task Killer Android App Developers Description
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Advanced Task Killer is also known as ATK. It is a tool to kill applications running.
-One tap widget
-Customize item height
ATK is often used to kill app and clean memory. We do suggest people use ATK manually kill apps instead of auto killing app.
1. How to use it (for new users to quick start)?
ATK is pretty simple. Open this tool and take a look at the running applications list? Uncheck some apps you don’t want to kill (such as Advanced Task Killer and some system apps) Tap the button ‘Kill selected apps’, it will kill all applications checked.
2. How to use it (for new users to do more)?
If you don’t want to kill any app, you can tap it on the running applications list. Then it’s checking box will turn to gray.
3. Why there are app running that I haven’t used or even opened?
Some app will start up once you turn on your phone or be invoked by some evens.
4. What is ignore list/ignore?
Ignore list is for you to ignore some app you don’t want to kill. If you long press on the app listed on the main screen of ATK, the menu will pop up, then you can select ‘Ignore’, the application would be moved to ignore list. When you tap ‘Kill selected apps’, it won’t be killed any more.
5. What is default action for long press?
You can set your default action for long press and click on the settings. The system default action for long press is pop-menu. That means you when you long press on the application(displays on the running applications list), a pop-menu would shows up. For example, if you want to switch to the application after you long press on it, you can set the default action of long press to ‘Switch to’.
6. Why I lost my network connection after I tap ‘kill selected apps’?
This is because some apps related with network connection are killed. Such as ‘voicemail’. You can ignore it instead of killing it.
7. Why my Home reloaded?
This is because some apps related with Home are killed. Such as ‘HTC Sense’, ‘Mail'(if it is integrated with Home). You can ignore it instead of killing it.
8. Why I cannot receive notification of Email?
This is because you killed ‘Email’. Instead of killing it, you need to ignore it.
9. What is Auto Kill?
If you want to kill apps automatically you need to choose one of auto-kill level
– Safe: Only kill the apps aren’t running but still consume memory.
– Aggressive: Kill the apps running background and apps aren’t running.
– Crazy: All apps except for apps you are using with.
You should be able to see Auto Kill information shows on the title, like ‘Auto-Kill: 12:20’. That means auto kill will start at 12:20, you can also change the frequency to impact the auto kill start time.
App killer is only a tool to kill apps and task. It won’t help your battery directly. But if you kill any app which consume battery a lot, you might think app killer is helping your battery.
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