Android is an Open-Source Operating System that supports multitasking. Which in English means, it allows you to run multiple applications simultaneously on your device without overloading, heating issues or display problems. Just as you leave the apps open, you can also close them all. But say you have too much memory space and you’re kinda lazy about closing them all one by one… what can you do? Is there something you can install that would kill all the apps at once?
Say you are installing something from the Play Store and you wanna kill the app store once the installation is finished, why not auto-set for the app to shut down after installation?
So, here we discuss the Best and the Top choices for App Killers for Android 2016. Without any further ado let’s explore them!
Best App Killer Apps For Android 2016
1. Super Task Killer
Super Task Killer, can kill different background process and actually increase the speed of your Android phone by 50%. It shuts down the apps that have no functionality and occupy unnecessary space in the memory and use CPU power, thus also battery consuming. This way, it manages perfectly to keep up your battery life. It is also kind enough to display which apps have been shut down and how much memory space was saved.
Reportedly, STK can sometimes be misled by apps that are designed to fool it. Hence, STIK may not be able to efficiently understand their functions all too well, but that does not mean its performance is ever compromised or for that matter, the battery efficiency.
You can also create an “Auto Kill” list, kinda sounds like a James Bond thingy! This includes apps that can be closed if & when they are left open in the background.
Best things come in small packages, eh? Here you can install a Widget that doesn’t occupy any memory space or the screen space either and is a jack of all trades. Meaning, with one click you can auto-close apps and also finish all the open tasks, simplifying your task immensely!
2. Advanced Task Killer
The Advanced Task Killer enhances speed and saves a ton of battery. The simple application is to kill apps and speed up the memory. If you put an end to a CPU power consuming app, then you may feel the speed increase on your phone.
It’s main features primarily include:
- Ignore List
- You can put particular apps on an
- One tap widgets, A widget that contains one tap only feature
- Auto kill
- A customized option that kills the user specified apps automatically.
- Advanced Task Killer or ATK, is a great tool used to kill apps and wipe the memory clean.
WatchDog like a regular dog, stays in the backyard and monitors everything! The app functions actively in the background, supervising all the apps. When it notices that a particular app is consuming over 80% of the CPU power, it notifies you, and offers to kill the app. You can choose to either ignore it or add it to a Whitelist which means you are telling the app not to worry about it!
By default, WatchDog doesn’t consume much power. It only checks the order every few minutes. Unless you suspect a problem and want your loyal app to nail down the real problem for you, there’s a fix for that too, you can configure it in real-time.
Of course, nothing good comes free in this world! So the free version blocks certain features whereas the paid version removes ads while adding a problem to Blacklist, and also allows you to choose an application which is consuming a lot of CPU power so you can put a cap on that.
4. Zapper Task Killer
Zapper Task Killer kills all the tasks that cause a delay in your Android device. If you are in doubt whether an app is slowing down the functionality of your Android OS and you can use Zapper to kill it!
UI is top of the line & you can view the percentage of memory used and the CPU usage of the App. You can either choose to kill a particular app yourself or let Zapper do the killing for you!
5. GO launcher
With Go Launcher, you can change your Android’s interface with a few simple clicks and one of the best android launcher. The app is organized and has a complete menu with various categories and visualization options such as usage history and task manager. After installing the application, the home screen removes all the widgets and shortcuts but the wallpaper remains.
You can customize the home screen, including apps, widgets, shortcuts, and folders. Additionally, you have every freedom to customize the main buttons and add screen transition effects. You can also alter the presentation in which the menu is displayed and how the apps are presented to you on the screen.
Another Windows feature that you might be well versed with is the icon customization as per Alphabetical, Latest, Older arrangement, and you can also add customized effects to the icons.
6. Smart Task Manager
Smart Task Manager has a quick uninstall feature which reduces your time to go to Phone Settings. This eliminates the little-used app that makes your smartphone much slower. The widget is a shortcut way to end all the tasks and apps consuming the power on your device and it can all be done with just One Click! It is super fast & easy.
Battery life is displayed in hours and minutes, showing the countdown to how long it can be used and how much load it can serve. The app functions well with great features, but it could use a little improvement on the graphics.
7. ES Task Manager
Using ES Task Manager allows you to select a file or folder that you can copy, move, share, and many other actions can be performed including hiding it from the file explorer.
On the menu to the left, a quick access to all your daily used apps such as Gallery, and books and pdf files can be accessed which are neatly organized on the Home Screen. It provides details on the available space on the drive, and the number of apps installed and much more!
Also, you can enable a Recycle Bin option that lets you keep a deleted file for some time, in case you ever need to recover it.
8. System Panel Lite Task Manager
System Panel Lite Task Manager offers a solution to your low-battery problem by keeping the app running in the background and monitoring CPU applications. In the system panel, you will see a very useful tool, Task Manager. Reminds you of Windows, doesn’t it?
A monitoring system can be enabled to record device usage history over a period of time, and it determines the usage patterns of each app which affect your battery life. There is an add/remove programs utility where you can install/uninstall apps easily and quickly.
9. Clean Master
Clean Master has a built-in cache that scans your device to erase unused data stored in any folder or any app with just one click.
The app has the smartness of a genius, one might say, as it maintains your privacy by providing security to all the apps and pages visited on the internet by not saving login information and protecting you and your data from malicious attempts.
10. AVG Antivirus
It is a popular, effective antivirus app for android and a real killer! The performance of Android can be drastically improved right from the Home screen of AVG Antivirus. The first is a task killer, which kills all running processes and apps that are idle. The App also has a functionality to tell you how many apps are running currently and how much memory they are using, along with the free space available.
You can also adjust the settings to save battery, and it can alert you when the levels start dropping from 50% to 10% and disable some common phone features such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Automatic data sync and screen timeout.
11. Go Cleaner & Task Manager
Go Cleaner & Task Manager allows you to access Tasks tab where you pick & choose,which processes shall be terminated.
Click the “Start” button in Check Tab to perform a quick status check of the memory consumption and space usage. Cleaning up unused folders and unwanted spaces will be done automatically by the App, and several tools are also available within the app for system optimization.
12. Clean Master Lite (Boost)
Clean Master Lite maps and organizes items on your Android phablet, easily and promptly. The App allows the user to view, organize, compress, run, delete or perform any other desired action with the search results.
Additional features include support for a newer version of USB technology and Zip files. With it, the user has the ability to erase data, create thumbnails and display images in the Gallery.
Of all the Apps we discussed above, we are pretty sure there are that we missed out! Probably there are paid ones that were not reviewed. If you used any and would like the world to know, then write to us in the comments and share your thoughts with the Android Crush community!
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