Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Taskpanel Memory Manager Android App On The HTC Desire Smart Phone


It's not like the HTC Desire is slow, but sometimes it doesn't feel as snappy as it should. That's probably because the phone has run a little low on RAM memory - and this is where the Taskpanel Memory Manager App (free from the Android Marketplace) comes into play.

The Android OS is meant to handle memory without any user input, but as you install more and more apps, these apps will turn themselves on every now and again in the background, and your phone will slow down. When you turn Taskpanel On, you'll be able to kill all the apps you don't use - like stocks, footprints, etc, and make your HTC snappy again.

Cheers, Rob.

11 comments:

  1. Had to draw you attention to this:

    http://geekfor.me/faq/you-shouldnt-be-using-a-task-killer-with-android/

    It's very informative and you may rethink your current position.

    Cheers

    Steve

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  2. Hi Steve,

    Interesting. I don't run Task Panel all the time, but my phone does seem to get more responsive when I kill a view background tasks.

    Cheers, Rob.

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  3. Rubbish, it killed wifi and 3g despite them being shown as turned on, the phone turned off/on etc I had to uninstall to get network connections back.

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  4. Works fine for me on my HTC Desire.

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  5. Hi Rob,

    Can you tell me how you get the small clock up that you have on your home page instead of the normal big clock that the phone has please?

    Great Blogspot by the way

    Thanks

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  6. I'm a little bit puzzled with the necessity of all these task killer apps. I heard that 'inactive' apps kinda turn themselves off automatically anyway?

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  7. @bigdamoj :It's a variation on the clock widget - lose the big version, then add the smaller one. ( "+" "widget" "clock" "> > >"

    @anaonymous: You're right, they're not meant to make a difference, but I think they do.

    Thanks, Rob.

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  8. Hi Rob ! Great Blog ! I bought my HTC Desire 2 days ago and I love it. Android platform that is based on Linux OS, is the best thing ever happened for the consumers... Anyway I was using Task manager until I saw your post... Task Panel is way better app... Its widget is on my home screen so I can keep track HTC's RAM consumption.

    I'll be reading your blog about Desire for sure...

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  9. Hi Rob, got my Desire on Friday, works like a dream, your blog has been quite useful. I'm using Task Panel and couple of your other suggestions.
    The only gripe I have so far is having to use the power button to wake it up. I find it awkward - the optical track ball button would be much better IMO. I thought I might find an app or tweak for this but no luck. Even better would be a 'shake to wake' capability.
    Thoughts anyone?

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  10. cannot find this app to download is it called taskpanel memory manager, any link please.

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  11. very very cool and interesting apps, I just love it at all.

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