Originally Posted by randomally
Well i play alot of games on my phone and lend it to my brothers at times and forget to close them. Other than that its usually things like youtube and pandora that i forget to go and force close. I suggest using froyo task killer to see whats running and what you can kill, its helped me in that field. As for the number of apps, i suggest getting rid of anything that isnt important or that you dont use. I noticed that it takes a while for the launcher to boot up entirely after turning the phone back on because of all the apps on the sd. Ofcourse i still have many apps since im patient but the more space the merrier. I have about 85MB free.
Thanks for mentioning the slow launcher startup being due to apps on the SD. Mine does that, and I had not known the reason. But it does make sense now that you mention it. I use ADW. The apps that are running internally will have their icons immediately show, while the ones on the SD will show the generic green app icons until they get sorted out.
I don't use pandora, and only rarely use Youtube. Also not much into social networking. So I probably could lose some of the apps it has. I just had not bothered to sort through them, since allowing apps on the SD has given me virtually "as many apps as I want". The whole reason I rooted and ROMed was because the Ally doesn't have enough memory to even install what I consider to be a "reasonable" number of apps. I use the Ally a LOT. Mostly as a portable PC. It sees very little use as a telephone.
So I like having access to the web and whatever apps I need to do the chores at hand.
Thanks for the suggestions. If having created more internal free memory doesn't help, I'll start looking to weed out the non-essential-to-me apps.