Feb 28, 2011
How often do you reboot your phone? Once a week? Once a month? You might be surprised at just how many active, running apps pile up on your phone between reboots. That’s where Advanced Task Killer Pro comes in. This app provides a number of options for managing which apps are, and aren’t allowed to run freely on your phone.
Upon opening the app, you’ll be presented with a list of apps that are currently running. Each app with a check mark next to it will be shut down when you hit the “Kill selected apps” button. Upon digging further into the settings, you’ll discover that the app can also kill other apps at set intervals for you, and you can set a list of apps for Advanced Task Killer Pro to ignore. The app even includes security features to ensure you’re not automatically killing any important processes each time the app automatically frees up RAM on your phone.
As a nice added touch, Advanced Task Killer Pro includes a widget that can be used to automatically kill apps on the fly. Just tap the icon the widget places on your home screen, and all apps that aren’t on the ignore list will be killed instantly.
So, is Advanced Task Killer Pro worth installing? That really depends on which version of the Android OS you’re running. Version 2.2+ of the OS includes many of the features present in this app, making it easy to manage your apps. Versions 2.1 and before lack any sort of robust app management, making Advanced Task Killer Pro a must-own app. And hey, even Android 2.2+ doesn’t contain ALL the features offered by this app. In short, if you find your phone slowing down due to an excess of active apps, Advanced Task Killer Pro is a must-own.