Watchdog Task Manager
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Rating: 4.6 (3,675) Cost: $3.49 Downloads: 10,000 - 50,000
Stop killing your apps randomly. Start monitoring them with Watchdog.
You don't need a task killer. But you do need a way to make sure a background app doesn't lose control and eat up all your CPU. Watchdog monitors your apps and alerts when one loses control, allowing you to kill just that single app. Killing apps blindly can cause them to stop working as designed, and most app developers won't even take a bug report from you if you are using a task killer!
From Android 2.2 on, the kill command works only on background apps, and they will likely restart immediately. Watchdog removes the app immediately from the list, since there isn't feedback about whether it was successful. Having lots of apps running doesn't hurt your phone at all unless they are doing something. In fact, killing an app and having it immediately restart simply consumes your phones resources. If you just leave the apps running, they will start immediately when you want to go back to it.
The paid version has all the features of the lite, removing the ads, while adding a “blacklist” feature. This allows you to pick a single app that is constantly misbehaving and assign a CPU % threshold to it. When that app exceeds the threshold, it will be automatically killed.
So stop blindly killing all your apps; be smart by managing them instead. Good for all versions of Android.
Please note that due to the nature of this app, it is hard to decide about a refund within 15 minutes. You can contact us from Google Checkout or via email within 48 hours for a full refund.
NOTE: There is an Android issue where Watchdog might crash upon launching after an upgrade. It seems to be related to the upgrade of the app while the old version happens to be executing in the background. It doesn't affect your phone's operation at all. If this happens, re-launch and goto the menu and hit restart for proper monitoring.
Carlos - 1969-12-31
Awesome app once you're familiar with the terminology...my Galaxy Indulge runs alot more efficient now..
Scott - 1969-12-31
Before I start complaining, let me say that I love this app. I played with the free version for five minutes and quickly realized this app was exactly what I needed; I then uninstalled the free version, uninstalled my task killer, and bought the full version. That being said, the widget could use some flare and I would love to be able to somehow get a holistic view of my application footprint beyond just active CPU usage as a percent in the widget (such as data found in the stats pane).
David - 1969-12-31
Man what a smart addition to the toolbox! It actually does "watchdog" my phone. Perfect!
derek - 1969-12-31
Would like smuggle more options and widgets but other then that great work dev!!!
Marktadams1 - 1969-12-31
Watchdog has helped my slow Zio stay in the game by managing my apps Great App. I have tried others but watchdog is the one for me.
Lee - 1969-12-31
App works perfect.Hasn't let me down in over a year.Helps me keep my apps and system in check. SuperCharged Evo 4G runnin NRGZ Sense 3.0 rom for now.
Serge - 1969-12-31
Have been using for 6 months & works as advertised. DROIDX.
Albert - 1969-12-31
Great app. Forget about using app killers. This app keeps all other apps in line.
tjd - 1969-12-31
Works exactly as advertized and allows you to see any misbehaving apps. A must have app.
bennett - 1969-12-31
Using watchdog I was able to pinpoint a problem app that was causing all kinds of system instability and lagging.
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