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Advanced Task Killer

Advanced Task Killer

50,000,000 - 100,000,000 downloads

Pros
  • Simple way to kill apps (one button)
  • Ignore List
  • Automatic task kill mode
Cons
  • There's a default task killer in all Android devices
  • Drains battery if you don't kill system processes properly
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Expert's Review
7.0
Great

"Save battery and resources by killing apps processses easily with ATK"

Reviewed by / May 05, 2011

Advanced Task Killer is a tool that allows you to stop (or kill) any app running in your Android in order to save memory and battery.

Some task killers do that automatically but it often provokes the opposite effect: since the system needs some apps open to work properly if you use that automatic task killers, the system will need to open them again and again, decreasing by that way the battery life.

Advanced Task Killers will help you out to kill – manually – those applications that you don't need open. Of course there is “automatic apps kill mode” but it is configurable to avoid that performance. Nonetheless, the main strength of ATK is its manual feature. You may select those apps that you want to kill just by ticking on the list of active apps and then press the button “Kill selected apps”. That easy. In the ATK settings you may select the “Auto Start” to open automatically ATK when you restart your phone. Moreover, you may choose to show or to hide an ATK icon on notification bar, set the action for selecting apps in the list (select/unselected, kill, ignore, etc.),and for long press. You may create and modify “Ignore Lists” including those apps that you don't want to kill ever. Finally, you will be able to set the Auto Kill level (that's it the automatic ATK mode) or its Security Level.

This is the free version of ATK with ads. There's also a paid version which is the same but with no ads ($4.99).

Advanced Task Killer is developed by ReChild who are the developers of other Android task manager in the Market.

ATK is a really useful tool, a must if you are one of those user who want to save battery-life by killing processes easily. Some users consider that this kind of apps are useless since the Android OS manages efficiently its resources. It's up to you, but what it is a common place it is that ATK does it fast and easy.

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Developer's original description available here
Advanced Task Killer is also known as ATK which is #1 task manager app. It is a tool to kill applications and boost memory. It has all features which task manger has.
-Ignore List
-One tap widget
-Auto kill
-Customize item height

ATK is often used to kill app and clean memory. We do suggest people use ATK manually kill apps instead of auto killing app.

1. How to use it (for new users to quick start)?

ATK is pretty simple. Open this tool and take a look at the running applications list? Uncheck some apps you don't want to kill (such as Advanced Task Killer and some system apps) Tap the button 'Kill selected apps', it will kill all applications checked.

2. How to use it (for new users to do more)?

If you don't want to kill any app, you can tap it on the running applications list. Then it's checking box will turn to gray.

3. Why there are app running that I haven't used or even opened?

Some app will start up once you turn on your phone or be invoked by some events.

4. What is ignore list/ignore?

Ignore list is for you to ignore some app you don't want to kill. If you long press on the app listed on the main screen of ATK, the menu will pop up, then you can select 'Ignore', the application would be moved to ignore list. When you tap 'Kill selected apps', it won't be killed any more.

5. What is default action for long press?

You can set your default action for long press and click on the settings. The system default action for long press is pop-menu. That means you when you long press on the application (displays on the running applications list), a pop-menu would shows up. For example, if you want to switch to the application after you long press on it, you can set the default action of long press to 'Switch to'.

6. Why I lost my network connection after I tap 'kill selected apps'?

This is because some apps related with network connection are killed, such as 'voicemail'. You can ignore it instead of killing it.

7. Why my Home reloaded?

This is because some apps related with Home are killed. Such as 'HTC Sense', 'Mail'(if it is integrated with Home). You can ignore it instead of killing it.

8. Why I cannot receive notification of Email?

This is because you killed 'Email'. Instead of killing it, you need to ignore it.

9. What is Auto Kill?

If you want to kill apps automatically you need to choose one of auto-kill level

- Safe: Only kill the apps aren't running but still consume memory.

- Aggressive: Kill the apps running background and apps aren't running.

- Crazy: All apps except for apps you are using with.

You should be able to see Auto Kill information shows on the title, like 'Auto-Kill: 12:20'. That means auto kill will start at 12:20, you can also change the frequency to impact the auto kill start time.

App killer is only a tool to kill apps and task. It won't help your battery directly. But if you kill any app which consumes battery a lot, you might think app killer is helping your battery.
Advanced Task Killer Pro is paid version which doesn't contain ads.
Note: For android 2.2 and later version, task manager cannot kill services and front apps, you have to force stop them. If you use task manager to kill them, services might restart; also notification won't be erased from the top bar. So we don't suggest people use task manager kill them.

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Recently changed in this version

All issues can be fixed. Also we'll make a new UI soon.

-v2.0.3B203

Fix black screen issue

-v2.0.2B202
change 'congratulations!'
Quick fix FC issue


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  • (72)

    by 653 on 04/04/2012

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    by vladvamp on 17/12/2011

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  • (72)

    by athar.qureshi on 15/04/2011

    Excellent app.... which can even kill itself.... :)

  • (72)

    by Taylor Barnard on 22/06/2014

    So what I mean is I love it but it did have a bug but it seal works

  • (72)

    by Bianca Bowles on 21/06/2014

    Great app

  • (72)

    by David Honn on 21/06/2014

    If I give it a review.... its because I liked it

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    by Kevin Wagner on 21/06/2014

    Couldn't ask for anything better t!