35443 ratings (4.457 average)
What's new in this version (3.6.7):
Fixed single alert option.
Fixed translation where Estonian was showing up while phone was set to English.
Collection of fixes for crashes reported by users
Last major update for 1.5 users. The app will remain available, but new UI features will require 1.6 or above.
Stop killing your apps randomly. Start monitoring them with Watchdog.
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.
Package verification problems: If you installed the Lite version via the Amazon app store, you'll have to upgrade it there(should be available shortly), or uninstall and reinstall the market version. This will solve your problem.
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.
Last comments from Android Market
Very informative and low resource use.recommended
Only used for a bit see how it goes
I'm still tryin to get the hang of what everything means, but it makes more sense to use this than other app killers.
I don't how to use this. Please help. Vibrant Galaxy S.
Has actually killed my battery quicker and with less usage
Great battery life saver. Evo.
So far the app works and does better than expected.
Battery life has increased since using this app. Seems to do the job so far. HTC Hero.
Works as it should. Great app.
No need for task killer anymore, great app!!