1. UTnick's Avatar
    why does everyone use ATK? i have tried it and i found advance task manager better. i also couple it with task control for the few things that get over looked. just trying to figure out if i need to give ATK another shot or if people only use it because it's popular in the market and folks don't know better. don't mean to be insulting with the last statement. i have literally tried every task manager i found in the market. i only found 6 or so when i was testing.
    06-10-2010 12:25 PM
  2. CharlieL3's Avatar
    That's because Android phones don't need a Task Killer.
    06-10-2010 12:35 PM
  3. extra_medium's Avatar
    That's because Android phones don't need a Task Killer.
    Right, from what I understand Android is pretty smart about mem management and will kill tasks when it needs to dynamically.
    06-10-2010 12:44 PM
  4. stormed's Avatar
    Android is pretty smart about mem management but some apps are not

    task managers...at least for me is still good to have to kill off rogue apps that do not play nicely.
    06-10-2010 12:50 PM
  5. UTnick's Avatar
    everyon here is right. android is good about memory management, but some apps are written well and will continue to use resources when they're not supposed to. as such -- i kills 'em all when i sees 'em.
    06-10-2010 12:54 PM
  6. diggedy's Avatar
    I also believe in using a task killer. I understand how android works in regards to killing apps when needed but I tried running my phone for 2 days without using a task killer and then 2 days using one and with roughly the same amount of usage I ended up with 30% more battery at the end of the day using the task killer.
    06-10-2010 01:00 PM
  7. CallerHoller's Avatar
    I'm using Advanced Task Manager too. It had better reviews. I have Camera Zoom FX and it recommends using a task killer before launching it.

    I also hate the delay in the 2.1 gallery. Sometimes killing everything helps pics appear in the gallery quicker.
    06-10-2010 01:35 PM
  8. icebike's Avatar
    I'd like to know what some of these apps are that seem to need killing.
    Why aren't people getting on the developers of these apps instead of adding task killers?

    I find ATM's presentation very confusing, with at least three places you can set things to be excluded and no indication other than some vague info in the help that explains this. As installed, its default violate its own recommendations and kills off things like gmail etc which will cause loss of notifications. You can tell ATM's interface has evolved, but was never designed. It needs a total rework.

    Too many people assume that if an app does not shutdown immediately it is misbehaving. Some are designed to run a few seconds or minutes after shutdown, because the start up delay is long enough that an accidental closure is better handled by an idling component than a total restart.

    The belief in task killers stems from a windows mentality, rather than a Linux one, and that is the crux of the problem here. I still believe joe user should not be micromanaging the phone. Virtually none of your Windows Knowledge is applicable to Android.

    I've tried ATM for several days. I can't see any improvement in battery life, in fact, I think its worse. I'm at the verge of de-installing it, because I see little or no benefit.

    Maybe my Nexus One just has less crap-ware installed because no carrier was involved. In any event, I'm not seeing any benefit to running ATM at this time, and when I find an app that does not shut down properly I de-install that app, and send email to the author, and find another app.
    06-10-2010 01:50 PM
  9. UTnick's Avatar
    yeah, i have a pretty decent size exclude list. there are just some things i never need running and it's the fact that most will actually run when in the background and not just sit there cached for quicker load times.
    06-10-2010 02:48 PM
  10. icebike's Avatar
    it's the fact that most will actually run when in the background and not just sit there cached for quicker load times.
    And you know this because....?
    06-10-2010 02:51 PM
  11. sYnOnYx's Avatar

    is a happy ATK user... I've noticed better performance all around..
    06-10-2010 03:46 PM
  12. Brett's Avatar
    if anybody is rooted i would recommend trying "autokiller" which you can find in the market. it is not necessarily a task killer but instead it helps manage memory better and kills process in a way that is beneficial for speed and functionality. i have been using it for a few weeks now and even when i was on 2.1 i noticed a big difference. the only downfall is (like i said earlier) you must have root because it needs root access.
    06-10-2010 04:09 PM
  13. rpfarrah's Avatar
    I don't use ATK, but I do use System Panel to check and stop some programs, when I feel like it.
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    06-10-2010 05:30 PM