Originally Posted by downeaststudio
Ok, so I just checked out that app. Even the programmer advertises it as a task killer, so what's the difference between this and other task managers?
Pls reread the developers Market page - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.zomut.watchdog&hl=en
"Watch your phone's apps, don't kill them."
The main point of Watchdog is to monitor your apps as is clearly stated in the first line of this article - Watchdog Task Manager Lite - Android app on AppBrain
By observing Watchdog, you will be able to see that an app you have exited is still in RAM, which is normal, but if it continues to use CPU and bogs down your system, that is an indicator of a poorly coded app. If you find you do have to kill a certain app due to it using excessive CPU when not in use then you should probably uninstall that app & find an alternative. That is the only time an app should be killed.
The primary point of Watchdog is observation
, to determine if an app is a problem, as opposed to killing apps left right & center without any rhyme or reason. You can set it up so that it notifies you if an app goes over your predetermined limits so that appropriate action can be taken.