Advanced Task Killer Free for Android

Advanced Task Killer Free for Android

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
2.6
out of 19 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.7.9
  • Total Downloads:
    347,248
  • Date Added:
    May 26, 2010
  • Price:
    Free

Editors' Note: The "Download Now" link takes you to the publisher's site. You can download this app from the Android Market app on your Android smartphone.

Editors' Review

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Just because Android apps have no "close" button doesn't mean they shut down when you return to the home page or move on to another app. You calendar, note pad, and programs in which you turn on event notifications might periodically run in the background, depleting your battery. Download and run Advanced Task Killer Free. You'll be amazed at the apps that run on start-up without your knowledge. While you can kill the task killer along with other apps, we recommend letting it run so you can easily use it a couple times throughout the day. Being able to set conditions for killing running apps would be an interesting future touch.

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2 stars

"Not necessary"

April 07, 2011  |  By gncobb

 |  Version: Advanced Task Killer Free for Android 1.7.9

Pros

It kills your applications

Cons

If you kill too many apps, you will use more power opening them when they're needed again. This app isn't necessary.

Summary

After lengthy testing with my battery power in many different circumstances, I wound up killing a lot of apps over and over. Many of these apps we don't want running are necessary for others to function properly. Recently, I stopped killing any apps at all. When checking battery usage with Android Assistant, I found that most all of these apps use less than 1% of my battery power, hardly worth worrying about. I've also used Go Launcher, Tasker and several other apps to gauge battery usage. The end result is more simple than some may believe. I had equally as much battery power at the end of the day, regardless of whether I killed any apps or let the ones that start up just stay running. Task killers just aren't worth the trouble, especially when you're killing things that should be running.

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5 stars

"This is great- installed on my tmobile mytouch."

March 30, 2011  |  By johansmyth

 |  Version: Advanced Task Killer Free for Android 1.7.9

Pros

My battery life has gone from a few hours to 24 hours

Cons

none that I saw

Summary

great app

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2 stars

"If you have Android 2.2 then don't get this"

March 16, 2011  |  By HomelessSanta

 |  Version: Advanced Task Killer Free for Android 1.7.9

Pros

It's a task killer if you don't have one on your phone.

Cons

It's pointless for Android 2.2

Summary

I have the HTC Incredible and it has Android 2.2 so I don't need a task killer because you can go into manage applications and do you task killing there. And you can even add a shortcut to your homepage.

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3 stars

"No longer necessary if you have Android 2.2"

March 07, 2011  |  By pizzicato66

 |  Version: Advanced Task Killer Free for Android 1.7.9

Pros

works great on earlier versions of Android software

Cons

no longer necessary

Summary

no longer needed unless you're overdue for an upgrade

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4 stars

"Gives me 5-8 hours more battery"

February 09, 2011  |  By carenc

 |  Version: Advanced Task Killer Free for Android 1.7.9

Pros

Tells me how much available memory I have.
I seem to get a few more hours out of my battery.

Cons

I can't use the ignore list feature.
Apps I have never used (and can't remove from my phone) seem to turn on after I kill them.

Summary

Verizon - Droid X

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5 stars

"Love this app!"

February 05, 2011  |  By mary3862

 |  Version: Advanced Task Killer Free for Android 1.7.9

Pros

Easy to install, easy to use, does what I want it to do.

Cons

Have not found any yet.

Summary

I installed this app because my battery was needing to be charged a couple of times a day. I have now gone up to 2 days without a charge. I've not seen any negative effects that others have mentioned.

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1 stars

"Felt like I was playing a game with my phone"

January 27, 2011  |  By dlbeckmann

 |  Version: Advanced Task Killer Free for Android 1.7.9

Pros

I really can't think of a reason for this unless you like to complusively check your phone to see what apps you can "kill".

Cons

So called "running apps" kept reappearing after I supposedly killed them, kind of like a space invaders game, I keep killing them but they would keep coming back.

Summary

After some research and trial and error, I found out what was really draining my battery and that was auto-syncing, wifi and bluetooth among other things. So far I have found that juice defender and the quick settings apps have improved my battery life significantly. I went so far as to buy a 3500mAh battery to get at least through the day with no sucess until I went with the apps I mentionee above. I now have put my original battery back without the added thickness the extended battery causes the phone to have therefore allowing me to use standard protective cases which to my knowlegde are not available with the thicker extended battery covers.

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1 stars

"I don't use it"

January 04, 2011  |  By MongooseProXC

 |  Version: Advanced Task Killer Free for Android 1.7.9

Pros

It is a very well made application that does what it is supposed to do.

Cons

After I installed it, my phone started to act weird with errors, delayed messages, ect. I uninstalled it and the problems disappeared. I gave it a second chance and problems started coming back again. Permanently deleted it. Saw no benefit in use.

Summary

I suggest if your phone starts bogging down, just to turn it off and back on again. At least you know that is safe.

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1 stars

"Not recommended on HTC Desire."

December 19, 2010  |  By Taurean1253

 |  Version: Advanced Task Killer Free for Android 1.7.9

Pros

I cant think of any.....

Cons

I installed it on Froyo 2.2 HTC Desire. It kept on showing apps which were not actually running and were never used. Kept on interfering with Android OS. Starting n stopping apps on its own. I think my batt life also suffered a bit.

Summary

Totally agree with Bones72. Unnecessary app.
If u r keen on killing apps (although it doesnt really affect your battery life much) goto Settings>Apps>Manage Apps>Running Apps>Tap on the app u wanna kill and force stop it. You wont be able to kill Android system services/software though.

Updated on Dec 19, 2010

Totally agreed. I tried it and uninstalled the very same day.

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2 stars

"Unnecessary"

November 10, 2010  |  By Cwitch67

 |  Version: Advanced Task Killer Free for Android 1.7.9

Pros

Does exactly what it says it does.

Cons

Not needed, slowed my phone down after I installed it and each app then took twice as long to reload if it had been killed.

Summary

Counterintuitive to the Android OS. It seems like you would need it, but you don't.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.7.9
Version 1.7.9 is a bug-fixing release.
General
Publisher ReChild
Publisher web site
Release Date May 26, 2010
Date Added May 26, 2010
Version 1.7.9
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Maintenance & Optimization
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Android
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 97.44KB
File Name details
Popularity
Total Downloads 347,248
Downloads Last Week 80
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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