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Advanced Task Killer Who Like It Who Does Not?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by BetterMost, Jun 22, 2010.

  1. BetterMost

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    For $hits and giggles I downloaded it last night to see what it might and might not do. So far it hasn't screwed anything up but im not reaaly sure if it does anything at all.
     

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  2. SprintFun

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    System Panel >>>>>>>>>>>>>> ATK
     
  3. BetterMost

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    Also, is there a better program out there that works the same way?
     
  4. aeiou

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    Works fine for me. But i'm not a "heavy" user anyways.
     
  5. archercc

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    I only use it to kill "foreground" apps that dont close themselves. I dont do the auto kill or anything like that. The button for killing everything i havent ignored seems to work well.
     
  6. RoboMonkey

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    I took it off, I don't see the point of it.

    On the weekend when I'm away from work I get over 1d 5hours on my EVO (Mobile Data is off most of the time).

    And if I ever have a run away process I have ASTRO which has a built in Task Killer. But so far Android seems to manage Task fine.
     
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  7. Crash

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    When I was using ATK, my battery life was horrific. Once removed, my battery life was much battery, which is exactly the opposite of what some have experienced....
     
  8. pwnst*r

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    ^this.

    If you use is wisely, it works fine.

    More coffee alert.
     
  9. SeauxCrazy

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    I use System Panel and MultiTask Manager. I don't auto-kill anything.
     
  10. Crash

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    DOH!!! MY bad. I meant to say, my battery life is much better without ATK.
     
  11. hyabusha

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    No Task Killer for me, and I'm just fine without It.
     
  12. damewolf13

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    I use it on both my Evo and Incredible because it frees up a decent amount of memory for me, and doesn't affect my battery life at all.
     
  13. neodorian

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    I use SystemPanel for monitoring and the occasional manual app closing. I don't like anything that automatically kills any task because I don't trust it to not kill important processes. It's also been shown that ATK interferes with Android's native memory and resource management. Still, SystemPanel is great for monitoring CPU load, battery usage, and if I see SprintZone or some other BS running I can choose to end it if I want. It was my first app purchase on the Android market.
     
  14. pwnst*r

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    If you're not using auto kill, ATK doesn't do anything worse than what you're using to force close an app.
     
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