SystemPanel App / Task Manager

SystemPanel App / Task Manager


SystemPanel integrates a task manager, app manager (installer/uninstaller with multi-version APK archival), and system monitor.

Solve your battery life problem by enabling the background monitoring service to record long-term CPU usage by individual apps.

SystemPanel includes the following features:

Task Manager: The task manager shows what applications are currently loaded into memory and/or running on a device, including current CPU and memory utilization for each. The task manager provides the ability to kill offending applications, and includes an emergency "end all" widget to handle extreme scenarios.

System Monitor: The system monitor can be enabled to record device usage history over a period of time (up to one week), such that you can determine what applications and usage patterns have the greatest impact on battery life. This feature is commonly used to help track down which applications are having major negative effects on battery life. The system monitor records CPU usage for each process, overall CPU usage, display usage, battery level, and battery charging status.

Installer: The installer enables you to install and uninstall applications quickly and conveniently. It can archive multiple versions of applications, such that you can backup your apps before an update and revert back to older versions afterward. This is useful in the not uncommon event the updated item is buggy or otherwise undesirable. Additionally, the Installer is designed to work much more efficiently than the standard Android application manager, and does not suffer the frustrating lag issues found in the default Android item when browsing through a large number of installed apps.

Device Information: The device information screens show detailed information about your Android device, including storage, capabilities, network state, and OS build information.

-- Frequently Asked Questions --

Why does it require the ______ permission?
- SystemPanel does require a fair number of permissions in order to be able to perform all of its duties. This product DOES NOT send ANY information from your device over the Internet to ANYONE. It requires the "Internet access" and "telephony/read phone state" permissions only to monitor and display the device's network connectivity state. A full description of why each permission is required can be found in the SystemPanel FAQ on our web site.

Does SystemPanel consume battery?
- The only component of SystemPanel which runs in the background is the "System Monitor" feature. This feature must be enabled by the user (by default, SystemPanel runs nothing in the background). When enabled, the System Monitor feature will record data about which applications are consuming the battery every 15 minutes. All told, this feature will use approximately one minute of CPU / battery time per day of operation. When this feature is not enabled, SystemPanel will not run in the background in any capacity.

Does SystemPanel automatically kill tasks in the background?
- No, SystemPanel is not an automatic task killer. It has been well-established (by the Android documentation and direct communication with the Android engineers) that randomly or periodically terminating arbitrary tasks in the interest of saving memory will NOT yield a benefit in performance or battery life. The only benefit you will see from an automatic task killer is if it happens to terminate misbehaving apps. SystemPanel provides a better solution to this problem by showing you which apps are consuming CPU in the background (over time) with the "System Monitor" feature. It is then recommended that such applications be reconfigured or uninstalled (or perhaps corrected by filing a bug with the offending application's author).

A much more extensive FAQ is available on our web site.

Please visit our web site at http://android.nextapp.com for more information, including a complete screenshot tour of the product.

Recent changes:
This release restores the major functionality of SystemPanel for 5.1.1/6.0 devices. It works around undocumented design changes in Android 5.1.1 and Android 6.0 which deliberately removed the ability to query information about running applications on a device. See https://plus.google.com/+TodLiebeck/posts/FjQDXnTzKb3 for additional information on the issue.
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About SystemPanel App / Task Manager
SystemPanel integrates a task manager, app manager (installer/uninstaller with multi-version APK archival), and system monitor.

Solve your battery life problem by enabling the background monitoring service to record long-term CPU usage by individual apps.

SystemPanel includes the following features:

Task Manager: The task manager shows what applications are currently loaded into memory and/or running on a device, including current CPU and memory utilization for each. The task manager provides the ability to kill offending applications, and includes an emergency "end all" widget to handle extreme scenarios.

System Monitor: The system monitor can be enabled to record device usage history over a period of time (up to one week), such that you can determine what applications and usage patterns have the greatest impact on battery life. This feature is commonly used to help track down which applications are having major negative effects on battery life. The system monitor records CPU usage for each process, overall CPU usage, display usage, battery level, and battery charging status.

Installer: The installer enables you to install and uninstall applications quickly and conveniently. It can archive multiple versions of applications, such that you can backup your apps before an update and revert back to older versions afterward. This is useful in the not uncommon event the updated item is buggy or otherwise undesirable. Additionally, the Installer is designed to work much more efficiently than the standard Android application manager, and does not suffer the frustrating lag issues found in the default Android item when browsing through a large number of installed apps.

Device Information: The device information screens show detailed information about your Android device, including storage, capabilities, network state, and OS build information.

-- Frequently Asked Questions --

Why does it require the ______ permission?
- SystemPanel does require a fair number of permissions in order to be able to perform all of its duties. This product DOES NOT send ANY information from your device over the Internet to ANYONE. It requires the "Internet access" and "telephony/read phone state" permissions only to monitor and display the device's network connectivity state. A full description of why each permission is required can be found in the SystemPanel FAQ on our web site.

Does SystemPanel consume battery?
- The only component of SystemPanel which runs in the background is the "System Monitor" feature. This feature must be enabled by the user (by default, SystemPanel runs nothing in the background). When enabled, the System Monitor feature will record data about which applications are consuming the battery every 15 minutes. All told, this feature will use approximately one minute of CPU / battery time per day of operation. When this feature is not enabled, SystemPanel will not run in the background in any capacity.

Does SystemPanel automatically kill tasks in the background?
- No, SystemPanel is not an automatic task killer. It has been well-established (by the Android documentation and direct communication with the Android engineers) that randomly or periodically terminating arbitrary tasks in the interest of saving memory will NOT yield a benefit in performance or battery life. The only benefit you will see from an automatic task killer is if it happens to terminate misbehaving apps. SystemPanel provides a better solution to this problem by showing you which apps are consuming CPU in the background (over time) with the "System Monitor" feature. It is then recommended that such applications be reconfigured or uninstalled (or perhaps corrected by filing a bug with the offending application's author).

A much more extensive FAQ is available on our web site.

Please visit our web site at http://android.nextapp.com for more information, including a complete screenshot tour of the product.

Recent changes:
This release restores the major functionality of SystemPanel for 5.1.1/6.0 devices. It works around undocumented design changes in Android 5.1.1 and Android 6.0 which deliberately removed the ability to query information about running applications on a device. See https://plus.google.com/+TodLiebeck/posts/FjQDXnTzKb3 for additional information on the issue.

Android Market Comments
A Google User
6 days ago
Notification Icon Notification icon displays as a white square, same as the Newegg Notification icon. This makes it impossible to tell which app notifying the User. Google Nexus 7 (2013), Lollipop 5.1.1 and Motorola Moto X 2nd Gen.
A Google User
6 days ago
Powerful monitor, dated UI This app easily has the most powerful system/battery monitoring I've come across. It's the only monitor app I've found that actually gives a breakdown of "Android OS" or "Android System". However, this app desperately needs a material UI update and better organization. For instance, to find the top battery consuming apps (including system packages grouped under "Android OS") you have to: Enable/Open the monitor >> History >> Plot (dropdown) >> Top Users. That's a mess to find without knowing in advance.
A Google User
Aug 21, 2015
Great app, one problem! I have an HTC One (updated software) and all that appears for the monitor notification is a white box.
A Google User
Aug 20, 2015
Not much use in Lollipop I used it user it back in 4.0.1. But I don't find it much useful now. Needs updates, app should go root and add more advanced features
A Google User
Aug 20, 2015
Best UI of all monitors Very happy there is now an Android 5 version. Much more useful UI than other monitors. Happily bought pro version.