MKB Reviews: Process Manager

Hello, everyone! Today we have a review of an simple yet powerful application available in the Android market for managing applications running on your phone. Sure, there are a lot of free task managers out there that have features similar to Process Manager. And yes, there has been quite a bit of controversy surrounding the proper way to use a task manager on Android devices. If you can get past all this and haven’t already made up your mind on which one is your favorite, I suggest you check the free version out in the Android market and support the developer with the paid version if you like it.

There are a lot of things I like about this simple application, as I mention in the review. First of all, the interface is really simple. There are no visual distractions or anything that gets in the way of doing what you want to do. You can tap any application in the list to end it, or click the Kill All button to end everything running in the background that isn’t ignored. You can add applications to an ‘Ignored’ list within Process Manager, which will prevent them from being forced to end by the application. You can add as many applications as you want to this list, and choose whether or not they are even visible in the settings. I keep mine invisible to avoid clutter in an already clean looking application. This application also comes with a very functional 4×1 widget that allows you to end individual or multiple apps, just like the main application. It even has enough room to display the amount of memory available before you choose to end background applications. If you click this number, you’ll be directed straight back into the main application, where all your functions are still available.

Overall I really like this application and it’s been very useful for saving battery on my Motorola Droid. I can get up to two consecutive days of medium use out of the phone without turning it off or charging. If you’d like to give it a try, use your bar-code scanning application to scan the QR code provided. Enjoy the video review!

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