Thursday, April 24, 2014

Top 3 Apps to Boost Android System Performance

Having an Android smartphone isn’t always simple, there’s a lot you can do to improve the overall performance of the system which consequently affects all of your smartphone’s various components in a positive way. Fortunately, you can still profit from the amazing operating system we have all come to love because of the freedom it gives us thanks to Android apps that help improve system performance. Here are three apps that will help. And remember, a task killer usually isn't the answer to your problems.

1. SD Maid (Download)

This is a powerful tool! Use at own risk!
Nobody is perfect and Android neither.

Apps you have already deleted, sometimes leave data behind.
The system constantly creates logs, crash reports and debug files you don't really need.
The market leaves temporary files of downloaded apps behind.
Lets not go on here...
Why not get a maid to clean it all up?
SD maid will help you keep your device neat, clean and tidy!
Give it a try, you won't find a more thorough cleaning app!
Choose a tab, press check and then either click a single item to delete or press the clean all button. It's just that easy.

There are various features available:
* Explorer is a full fledged filemanager, use it to crawl through your Androids files.
* You can use the Searcher if you know what file you are looking for.
* The CorpseFinder searches your device for dormant directories files and compares those to the list of installed applications.
* AppControl lets you freeze,reset and remove applications (even system apps).
* The SystemCleaner scans your device and filters which directories contain unnecessary files. You an even create your own filters!
* You can optimize and shrink bloated databases to speed up access and free space.
* View your biggest files and find out what is hogging all the space.
* Find files that have been modified in the last X minutes.
And more...

10 features are currently available in the free version and an additional 2 can be unlocked by buying and installing the unlocker.

The Unlocker will also enable several convenience functions like picture previews.
SD Maid is constantly being developed and is designed very carefully.

Due to the vast amount of android devices it might not work perfectly on everyones device, but i'm working hard to get it there.

If you have questions or concerns send me a mail ( I usually respond quite quick and will happily help you out.

What's New
- Language updates & new app entries in the clutterDB
- Fixed two rare startup crashs
- Fixed issue causing the back button to fire twice on a single press
- Some changes to improve list scrolling
- Fixed crash due to some installed apps supplying HUGE icons
- Reset is now available when selecting multiple apps
- Fixed default watcher state displaying enabled when in code it was not enabled
- Fixed uninstall watcher buttons in the notifcation not working when SD Maid was not in memory
- Fixed crash when displaying deletion results
- Implemented backbutton behavior similar to the Explorer
- Small UI improvements

2. Greenify (Download)

Greenify, the awesome auto-hibernating battery saver, used to be a root-only app. As of this weekend, Greenify also works with non-rooted devices, with a few caveats.P
If you're rooted, Greenify will automatically hibernate apps you're not using to ensure they're not misbehaving in the background. This isn't possible on non-rooted phones, but Greenify now includes the ability to add a "hibernate all" shortcut to your home screen. That way, when you're sticking your phone back in your pocket, you can just tap the hibernate shortcut and Greenify will manually hibernate all your chosen apps so they don't run in the background. It isn't quite as convenient, but if you don't want to root, it's a nice enough workaround. (That said, rooting is pretty easy, so it's worth doing for apps like Greenify.)

3. Android Assistant (Download)
Last but not least, if you want a personal assistant to help you better manage your Android device on a daily basis, then you shouldn't really look any further. Android Assistant has it all (well 18 features, but that’s enough in this case). In a nutshell, it will monitor your CPU, RAM, ROM, SD cards, battery, act as process manager, clear the cache and system cache, save power, manage files, monitor battery usage and more.
Give these a try, you won't regret it.