Usage Timelines Free

Usage Timelines Free


Usage Timelines is a CPU and process monitor with graphical load history. It shows you when & which app overloads your phones cpu so you can stop it.

A trial version is available at http://www.refined-apps.com/trials/UsageTimelinesPro-release.apk

For questions, remarks, suggestions or feedback mail us at [email protected]

For an add-free version see "Usage Timelines Pro" (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.als.usagetimelines.pro)

---- Features ------------

✓ Extended cpu load history as notification in the notification bar (like xload/windows task manager)
✓ Process listing
✓ Cpu and memory usage of processes (similar to "top" or windows task manager)
✓ Processes can be terminated and uninstalled
✓ Works without rooting
✓ Very low power usage
✓ Supports English and German


---- Power Consumption ------------

Some remarks about power consumption and performance (percent values are for an HTC Desire).

✓ tl;dr
Set your update intervals as high as acceptable for you. Power consumption should be fine then.
Shorter update intervals lead to higher power consumption since the values are updated more often.
You may also use it just when you experience problems and turn off the notification otherwise.

✓ Usage Timelines has been highly optimized (e.g. the history notification uses 0%-1% of the cpu power with an update interval of 2 seconds if the screen is on).
✓ If everything is fine, Usage Timelines should be the app in the app list that uses most cpu since all other apps should be paused by android. That's normal and expected behavior.
✓ Displaying the process list needs some additional power, especially if you are working with the app (e.g. scrolling). Without scrolling etc. thisis about 1-2% for an 5 seconds update interval. If the process list is not shown (e.g. while you are using another app), the process list does not use any cpu power.
✓ If the screen is off, only the values for the notification history are acquired to be able to properly update the usage history as soon as the screen is switched on again. Neither the notification history nor the process list are updated if the screen is off since you could not see the update anyway, saving cpu power and lowering power consumption.
✓ The ad library uses some cpu power (1-2% for non-animated admob ads, slightly more for animated adsense ads). You can get rid of this by using the pro version.

Recent changes:
1.8.3
✓ Infrastructure updates

1.8.2
✓ bug fixes

1.8.1
✓ on some devices (Razr/german locale) the memory field could be too small

1.8
✓ Notification background adjusted for ICS/JB
✓ Action bar style
✓ Adjusted layout for different ICS/JB text sizes
✓ Show/Hide SysApps-Button in process list activity
✓ Removed "icon overlay" setting for Android >= 3.0/Honeycomb. Icon overlays are not supported since honeycomb (and on some devices before)
✓ Some other small improvements and updates
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About Usage Timelines Free
Usage Timelines is a CPU and process monitor with graphical load history. It shows you when & which app overloads your phones cpu so you can stop it.

A trial version is available at http://www.refined-apps.com/trials/UsageTimelinesPro-release.apk

For questions, remarks, suggestions or feedback mail us at [email protected]

For an add-free version see "Usage Timelines Pro" (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.als.usagetimelines.pro)

---- Features ------------

✓ Extended cpu load history as notification in the notification bar (like xload/windows task manager)
✓ Process listing
✓ Cpu and memory usage of processes (similar to "top" or windows task manager)
✓ Processes can be terminated and uninstalled
✓ Works without rooting
✓ Very low power usage
✓ Supports English and German


---- Power Consumption ------------

Some remarks about power consumption and performance (percent values are for an HTC Desire).

✓ tl;dr
Set your update intervals as high as acceptable for you. Power consumption should be fine then.
Shorter update intervals lead to higher power consumption since the values are updated more often.
You may also use it just when you experience problems and turn off the notification otherwise.

✓ Usage Timelines has been highly optimized (e.g. the history notification uses 0%-1% of the cpu power with an update interval of 2 seconds if the screen is on).
✓ If everything is fine, Usage Timelines should be the app in the app list that uses most cpu since all other apps should be paused by android. That's normal and expected behavior.
✓ Displaying the process list needs some additional power, especially if you are working with the app (e.g. scrolling). Without scrolling etc. thisis about 1-2% for an 5 seconds update interval. If the process list is not shown (e.g. while you are using another app), the process list does not use any cpu power.
✓ If the screen is off, only the values for the notification history are acquired to be able to properly update the usage history as soon as the screen is switched on again. Neither the notification history nor the process list are updated if the screen is off since you could not see the update anyway, saving cpu power and lowering power consumption.
✓ The ad library uses some cpu power (1-2% for non-animated admob ads, slightly more for animated adsense ads). You can get rid of this by using the pro version.

Recent changes:
1.8.3
✓ Infrastructure updates

1.8.2
✓ bug fixes

1.8.1
✓ on some devices (Razr/german locale) the memory field could be too small

1.8
✓ Notification background adjusted for ICS/JB
✓ Action bar style
✓ Adjusted layout for different ICS/JB text sizes
✓ Show/Hide SysApps-Button in process list activity
✓ Removed "icon overlay" setting for Android >= 3.0/Honeycomb. Icon overlays are not supported since honeycomb (and on some devices before)
✓ Some other small improvements and updates

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User reviews of Usage Timelines Free
very nice and simple indication of last three cpu graph in notification. Allows see effect of foreground programs and others. However seepu better as more information. Also supposed to have a timeline but couldn't find it in free version.
Nov 22, 2011
Exactly what I was looking for, tells you what is using your CPU and allows you to stop it! (Works great on Galaxy S Froyo)
Jan 4, 2011
I want to know when my phone is doing something, so I like this tool very much; perfect on desire froyo
Oct 8, 2010
Minimale ma perfetta.
Aug 6, 2010
Android Market Comments
A Google User
Jul 4, 2014
Mast
A Google User
Jun 7, 2014
Alcatel Onetouch OT918a It works ok doh it could use some more features but its a great app.
A Google User
May 22, 2014
Quitting the app itself impossible Come on, an app for people that want to micro manage their phone performance that has no clear way to quit? No.
A Google User
May 19, 2014
Works great but needs a good help screen. I didn't have any issues with how well it works but frankly don't understand what a lot of the info means. A help screen would be beneficial. But I mainly got it to show me CPU usage which it does really well.
A Google User
May 15, 2014
Best android task manager This app allows you to view, kill, uninstall per running apps just one click on notification bar. Even it gives you cpu usage per apps. No other apps are like this. Planning on buy the pro version.