What are the best task killer apps?

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    Amalia Martínez
    Written on October 24, 2018
    "I had a damaged flash drive with a bunch of photos on it of my family. I needed to get the data off of it, so I used Stellar Data Recovery. It got all my photos for me perfectly. I will be using it again if something like this comes up."
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      Advanced Task Killer

      Advanced Task Killer is a task manager, speed booster and battery saver app that users can utilize for killing applications and boost memory. Killing any idle apps that consume battery or CPU will speed up phones and saving battery.

      Apps

      Android

      Free

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      Arthur Duncan
      Written on January 10, 2018
      "This app is so useful and important for you phone. It saves battery and memory and this is so important for me since it made my phone faster. I thought I have to bring..."
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      Arthur Duncan
      Written on January 10, 2018
      "This app is so useful and important for you phone. It saves battery and memory and this is so important for me since it made my phone faster. I thought I have to bring my phone to a repairman when it became sluggish. I strongly recommend it to all with their phones slowing down."
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      sanjay maurya
      Written on March 12, 2018
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      Sarvjeet Singh
      Written on March 12, 2018
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      Smart Task Manager

      Smart Task Manager(STM) is a complete tool for managing all of a device's system application, acquiring its system information, and monitoring SD-Card and device performance.

      Apps

      Android

      Free

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      Janet Lucas
      Written on January 6, 2018
      "My android phone tends to get to filled up and bloated by apps. Smart task manager allows me to end so many unwanted tasks at once. This app is very helpful for my device..."
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      Janet Lucas
      Written on January 6, 2018
      "My android phone tends to get to filled up and bloated by apps. Smart task manager allows me to end so many unwanted tasks at once. This app is very helpful for my device to run faster."
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      Watchdog Task Manager Lite

      Watchdog Task Manager Lite is an application for Android for monitoring system applications. It helps in monitoring all the apps and alerts, install and uninstall them and 'kill' the background process if it's necessary.

      Apps

      Android

      Free

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      Christopher Wagner
      Written on January 12, 2018
      "An important addition to any Android phone. My phone struggled from unknown background apps which were running all the time without my knowledge. By this obviously my..."
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      Christopher Wagner
      Written on January 12, 2018
      "An important addition to any Android phone. My phone struggled from unknown background apps which were running all the time without my knowledge. By this obviously my mobile's performance / battery life got reduced badly. This app solved this problem by eliminating them."

    DID YOU KNOW?

    The VisiCalc spreadsheet for the Apple II series is considered as the first recognized example of a killer application. In marketing terms, a killer app is a computer program that is needed to prove the core value of larger technologies like a computer hardware or software, programming language, gaming console, software platform, or an operating system. A killer app increases the sales of the platform where it runs in.

    The definition of the term killer app once came up when Bill Gates was questioning the US vs Microsoft Corp. case. He wrote an email describing Internet Explorer as a killer app. At that time, he actually meant it as a popular application rather than an app that fuels sales of a larger product or one that would supplant its competition as per the definition of Microsoft’s Computer dictionary. The term was also used for the computer and video games industry. Examples of a video game killer app are 1980 Atari VCS port of the arcade game Space Invaders; 1979 Star Raiders as the killer app for the Atari 400/800 computers; Donkey Kong for the ColecoVision console; Tetris as the killer app for the Game Boy; Grand Theft Auto III for the PlayStation 2; Super Smash Bros. Melee for the Nintendo GameCube, and Wii Sports for the Wii.

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      Clean Master

      Clean Master is an Android optimization tool, which helps in cleaning up junk files, boost phone speed, cool down CPU temperature, protect privacy. This ensures phones run in optimal performance.

      Apps

      Android, Windows

      Free

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      Ann Watkins
      Written on January 7, 2018
      "I have used this app to force quit apps quickly so it was not running in the background causing my phone to slow down. This is also helpful if an app is not working properly..."
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      Ann Watkins
      Written on January 7, 2018
      "I have used this app to force quit apps quickly so it was not running in the background causing my phone to slow down. This is also helpful if an app is not working properly and I wanted to make it re-start. It worked as expected and I was pleased with it."
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      Greenify

      Greenify helps in identifying and put any misbehaving apps into hibernation when not in use. This stops them from lagging device and leeching the battery, in a unique way.

      Apps

      Android

      Free

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      Cheryl Nguyen
      Written on January 13, 2018
      "I have other apps installed that can do something similar to this one, but it seems like this one has a more intuitive interface in comparison. I like how you can choose under..."
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      Cheryl Nguyen
      Written on January 13, 2018
      "I have other apps installed that can do something similar to this one, but it seems like this one has a more intuitive interface in comparison. I like how you can choose under what situations to hibernate certain apps, instead of just hibernating all of them immediately."
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      ES Task Manager (Task Killer )
      ES Task Manager is one of the most used task killers for Android. It helps users free their devices' memory, save battery, kill tasks and speed it up. 
      Apps

      Android

      Free

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      Helen Wong
      Written on January 12, 2018
      "This app is awesome. It really helps keep those "low storage" messages away every time lol. Other than that, my phone's battery is saved for longer usage."
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      Helen Wong
      Written on January 12, 2018
      "This app is awesome. It really helps keep those "low storage" messages away every time lol. Other than that, my phone's battery is saved for longer usage."
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      Super Task Killer FREE

      Super Task Killer FREE is a useful tool that helps in saving energy and getting rid of any unused apps. Among many other features, this app allows deleting useless apps, and close those who haven't used in a long time. 

      Apps

      Android

      Free

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      Raymond Torres
      Written on January 10, 2018
      "I noticed my battery is getting drained a lot and realized I forget to close apps a lot of times. This app does it for me, turnig off those unneeded apps. Good download for..."
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      Raymond Torres
      Written on January 10, 2018
      "I noticed my battery is getting drained a lot and realized I forget to close apps a lot of times. This app does it for me, turnig off those unneeded apps. Good download for any phone, including mine."
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      AVG AntiVirus Free
      AVG Antivirus is a free solution that helps in removing malware and to avoid being infected by trojans, viruses and other malicious software that can harm PCs or mobile phones. Also, it's useful for finding lost phones.
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      Android, Windows, Mac

      Free - with in-app purchases

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      Zachary Mills
      Written on June 26, 2018
      "Other than removing those pesky viruses on your device, the movile version of AVG also has task killer. I have my AVG on my phone since I bought it 2 years ago and..."
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      Zachary Mills
      Written on June 26, 2018
      "Other than removing those pesky viruses on your device, the movile version of AVG also has task killer. I have my AVG on my phone since I bought it 2 years ago and guess what, my phone still runs smoothy. A good free antivirus and task killer."

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    Summary

    Best task killer apps
    Rank Solutions Type Votes Price
    1 Advanced Task Killer Apps 123 Free
    2 Smart Task Manager Apps 51 Free
    3 Watchdog Task Manager Lite Apps 41 Free
    4 Clean Master Apps 38 Free
    5 Greenify Apps 35 Free
    6 ES Task Manager (Task Killer ) Apps 29 Free
    7 Super Task Killer FREE Apps 29 Free
    8 AVG AntiVirus Free Software 22 Free
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