Samsung Moment :: Need Free Task Manger / Killer / Web Browser
Nov 22, 2009
New to all this stuff and have a few questions. first, how do i make my phone so it makes no noises at all and only vibrates?(for in class) Also, how do i go about paying for apps in the marketplace? and, what is the best free task manger/killer and the best free web browser?
Anyway, I just wanted for everyone to post their favorite Task Manager/Killer, and why, and if there are any flaws. I personally use Advanced Task Killer Free. It has a simple UI, and the when you select or unselect apps it remebers it so next time you launch the app you can only remove the apps that you usually do, and keep ones that always run. It doesn't slow down or break the system.
OK, like most here I'm struggling a bit with battery life. Last night for example I was 100% charged when I went to sleep, woke up to the phone at 72%. So yeah, nearly 30% battery lost simply sitting there doing nothing.So, I have just now killed off the DRM service and media hub in running services in hopes that my issue is what others have experienced.
However... I routinely notice many other apps running in my task killer "Advance Task Killer Free". Just now for example I just shut everything down. I sent a text message to the wife, and now the following apps are once again running:
Voice Dialer Media Hub Amazon MP3
There are others that I actually want going, JuiceDefender, SysTray Monitor... but what is up with these above?? I am CONSTANTLY seeing them run. Is there a way to shut these down for good? Why are they starting up on their own? Does anyone know if this is a part of my battery issues?
Im using the stock music app on the phone when im done with it sometimes i just use advanced task killer free to just quit the music player but when i do so the music player is still my lockscreen i just wanna know if anyone else has had this problem or is this a isolated occurrence.
Two things i want to talk about im coming form a cliq xt which was cool phone but i got tired of being on 1.5 and moto for delaying the updates. So i bought the vibrant yesterday my two question is is there away for me to see if someone commented on my post on facebook with out having to scroll all the way down to find my post in the feeds and updates. Second i been hearing that task killers messes up your phone is that true or not?
I want a task killer that automatically kills processes when they load. Some apps like HTC sense and the built in messanger app I would love having them killed instantly, is there one that i can get? Before you say, yes the Eris DOES need a task killer. Asked any eris user, once it gets below 30 MB of ram, it slows down to a near halt. They majority of thos for me is processes that load without me telling them too, and ons that I never use, such as htc sense or the default messager apps. I'm rooted btw.
I officially want to know from real life experience, have any of you noticed an improvement in battery life by utilizing the program Advanced Task Killer (ATK). Yes or No.
I've heard arguments for and against using ATK which people have claimed could save battery life by killing off background aps and processes that hinder battery life by using the CPU in the background.
Some people say it works, others say "dude you are an idiot, you must not know anything about Android or linux, Aps don't run in the background with Android, its the beauty of Android" or something to that effect.
Maybe I'm an Idiot, but here is my experience. I have used my phone for periods of time, with and without ATK. I can deffinately say from my own real life experience, that running ATK improves my battery life. Maybe its a mental placebo effect I dont know. For those who say it doesn't work, I just have one common sense question, so here it goes. If Android is so smart, and it doesn't run background aps on it's own, which would use up energy, then why the heck does AmazonMP3 load up by it's self every 2 mins in the background. I never even use the stupid program, so common sense says if Android doesn't run background Aps like AmazonMP3, then how does it mysteriously show up on the list as being used in the background? Also I've read on xda people who root their phone, and manually remove programs like this, and they saw an improvement in battery life, isn't that more proof that indeed these programs use some energy in the background, thus ATK does help?
I received my galaxy s yesterday after returning my HTC desire and I am more than happy with it so far just one thing that has been ruining my joy is that after installing advance task killer and setting it to auto-end running apps every 2 hours (excluding any apps I though were important) I find that when it auto ends it resets all the apps running meaning my screen will blank out and everything reloads a few seconds later...
I know this was talked about before at different times but I still have 3 questions.
1. what is the difference between a task killer and a task manager?
2. should we be using one of these apps or not?
3. when you look at the awake time if it is like 70% or 80% and you aren't using the phone a bunch I take it that means something is running,how can you find what is running.and is the awake time that big of deal?
Looking for a guide on how to use task killer. I had task killer on and deleted it. I think I was killing tasks that were needed to keep certain functions running that I use frequently. If someone would take the time to help me understand how to use one, I think I would be much more successful with it.
example - text messaging just stopped ( werrent receiving them ) . Once I took task killer off, everything started working again.
Does anyone know where I can find a description of what the auto kill levels do on advanced task killer?Also, if you choose to auto kill when the screen is off, does anything reopen automatically with the screen still off?
anyone can recommend any free + good cache cleaner for unroot phone? i cant find any on market.also, currently im using advance task killer free.somehow i dun like the interface. any better interface or app for free task killer?
I turned task killer off last night and set it to not load on boot, then rebooted my phone. It had been up for 167 hours and awake for over 100 of those. Promptly after rebooting it was put in a drawer for nine hours overnight.
I get up this morning and what do I find for battery usage?