Watchdog Task Manager Lite

Watchdog Task Manager Lite


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.

Recent changes:
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.
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About Watchdog Task Manager Lite
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.

Recent changes:
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.

User reviews of Watchdog Task Manager Lite
looking forward to using this
Jul 29, 2012
I had been frustrated by my Android experience for almost a year. Then I installed watchdog. Within an hour it identified a program (one of my fav's) that was misbehaving. I uninstalled it and my phone has been great. Thanks Watchdog!!!!
Dec 1, 2011
Works like a charm on my Xperia 2.1. Thanks !
Nov 27, 2011
Nov 15, 2011
Следит за особо прожорливыми в плане загрузки процессора приложениями. Пока не знаю, насколько это полезно.
Oct 7, 2011
Android Market Comments
A Google User
Saturday 10:01 AM
Works. Unobtrusive Only missed 5 stars because the most common app to be caught using too much VPU is... itself"
A Google User
Saturday 5:19 AM
Helpful Gave me an inside look into what was, and wasn't, using up my CPU & battery. Allowed me to stop using a task killer.
A Google User
Friday 4:30 PM
Excellent Simple, light weight & informative..!
A Google User
4 days ago
Used this for years Just came back to Android and this was first app I installed. Works great
A Google User
4 days ago
Light & Fast Very Good
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