Originally Posted by adboll
So, being a new Android user, along with reading much of this thread, I decided to continue trying ATK out, but with it throttled way back. Here is my approach for what it is worth:
1. Turn off autostart feature (it is an app in itself and drains batt to some unknown to me extent - just remember to manually hit the widget every now and then)
2. USE THE IGNORE list for killing apps (this will allows you to leave useful apps running - my ATK was killing email notifications originally)
Here is what I have ignored (you are more than welcome to chose others - afterall it is your phone)
d. fring (app for instant messaging)
3. After my initial test of these settings, battery life seems to be better so far, but I still get the added benefit of MANUALLY killing all apps other than the ones listed above. Seems this hybrid approach to using/not using ATK might be a way to go.
I am by no means an expert on Android, just a new user making deductions on own observations coupled with advice from these forums. Thanks for all the advice btw!
You could install Astro File Manager.....has no Auto kill functions and a kill when needed feature with it, and isn't loaded until needed. Plus gives you all kinds of other options like well...file management.