multitask manager - anyone else using this?
almost the most perfect MT app out there. works just like os4. you long press the search button on the evo and a list of running apps comes up on the bottom. not limitted to 6.
you can customize the whole thing.. some pretty good features.
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and its customizable, from background color to which apps not to show all the time, etc. so if email/sms/internet are basically always open and you know that and never want to kill them you can just say "never show those apps" in the list.
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Yes, I think multitask manager is pretty good, but after using it for a while I think it still has a few wrinkles to iron out.
For an advanced user it is nice to be able to kill poorly written apps that are memory/processor hogs. I rarely kill apps, but there are a few that I have realized that do not have a 'quit' function and if left running in the background will slow the phone down. Play a taxing 3d game like backbreaker football and will quickly realize that the game will run choppy if certain things are left running in the background.
b. if you use an organizer to change an icon, the organzier shows up and not the app on the current android way - ANNOYING
c. you can see ALL running apps not just the last 6 clicked.
its actually worlds better than the home long press.
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you can kill an app via settings->applications->choose app->force stop.
but this is a UI to do that. you hold down a key you get a scrollable list of whats running you can close or access the apps from here.
- 07-28-2010, 12:43 PM #17
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So what I am getting from this is that this app is another task killer, but with a way better interface.
I do agree that something needs to be done about these run-a-way crApps, but I do not like task killers.
and i have already mentioned what happens when you change the icon on something. the app you used to change the icon comes up on the stock version, on this one, the actual app is shown to you.
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TaskOS doesn't really show enough to be useful as a task killer. All the crapware that everyone complains about only shows up if you tell it to display services, and then it takes so long to load it's near useless.
As a way to toggle to open apps, and perhaps kill a badly behaved one that doesn't close on exit, TaskOS looks good. As a task killer, not so much. But that's OK, I don't believe in task killers anyway.
- 07-28-2010, 03:01 PM #25
Interesting thread. This got me to look closer at Advanced Task Killer, which I always used just to kill apps. I found that a long press on any of the apps listed gives me an option to "switch to" which provides the same functionality that this app does. Without having to install anything new, I can now kill apps and switch to any app that is running. Sweet!