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General For Those Who Deplore Task Killers Yet Want Some App Management.

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by adrynalyne, Jul 24, 2010.

  1. adrynalyne

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    Check out TaskOS.

    Slide up to close a program, slide down to ignore it, tap to switch to it. Can be mapped to a long press of the search key.

    It ignores inactive apps by default.

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    Why do you say that? The latest version is only two months old, and the developer actively posts status and replies on Facebook (including today).
     
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    what makes this task killer different from any other?
     
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    Its more of a task switcher with the ability to end ACTIVE tasks, is non-intrusive, and integrates into the OS well.

    I'd say that makes it a lot different.
     
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    so far it seems pretty cool, i just hope it doesnt end up doing more harm than good, like ATK
     
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    Adrynalynre wouldn't post something he has not tested, so I can vouch for his word, if he says its not bad its defo not :)

    Is this app the one that shows you how much mb you have free in top left bro? or is that something else as well...
     
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    Aye. I test everything before I post, be it advice, or apps.
     
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    Thats just the way of life in the app world, if not updated weekly or at least monthly, some consider you dead.
    We are living in the instant gratification and instant update society now.

    *look at the ota/froyo thread
     
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    Its part of the app as well.
     
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    That and when comments are 17 days old, and last version two months out, in this community, 2 months can mean a new OS build. It moves that fast. If its still being actively developed, great. I was just mentioning that it didn't look like it was, despite it working so well.
     
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    You mean does. The Android 2.2 SDK came out 2 months ago, so it almost certainly hasn't been update for 2.2. (granted, it's possible it doesn't really need to be updated but I'd doubt it).

    EDIT: yup...the current version came out 18 May, 2 days before the 2.2 SDK came out. Of course most of us don't have 2.2 (yet), but still.
     
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    Fair enough LOL.
     
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    I must be in the minority. I've yet to see atk do more harm than good. I think that if its used responsibly, it's a very valuable tool. Example: I never use footprints, fm radio, etc.. why have them there taking up resources? Of course, its always a good idea to use the details option before randomly killing.
     
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    What problems does ATK cause? I hardly ever use it but after a couple of weeks, my phone acts quirky (erratic scrolling, opening something different than what was clicked, etc.). After I open ATK and let it close whatever is chosen by default, everything runs smoothly again.

    What should i be looking for? Would turning it off turn on again be a better choice?
     
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    I was wondering this myself. I use ATK daily and have it set to kill apps every 30 minutes to save battery life. Since I've been using it, my battery lasts almost all day (heavy user) ane before using it, it would only last about 2-3 hours!

    I DO have system apps ignored though...
     

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