Drowser

Simple background app killer

Avoid rogue apps from running in the background with Drowser.

Drowser is a simple app that kills the selected apps when the screen turns off.

It requires root and uses it to kill the apps with an 'am force-stop <app-id>'. This is a very impolite way of stopping apps. These might (and will probably) misbehave. You might also lose data because of this. Beware!

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Although APK downloads are available below to give you the choice, you should be aware that by installing that way you will not receive update notifications and it's a less secure way to download. We recommend that you install the F-Droid client and use that.

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  • Version 0.11 (12) - Added on 2018-12-12

    This version requires Android ? or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • run at startup
      Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.
    • ask to ignore battery optimizations
      Allows an app to ask for permission to ignore battery optimizations for that app.

    Download APK 3.6 MiB PGP Signature

  • Version 0.10.1 (11) - Added on 2018-11-28

    This version requires Android ? or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • run at startup
      Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.
    • ask to ignore battery optimizations
      Allows an app to ask for permission to ignore battery optimizations for that app.

    Download APK 3.6 MiB PGP Signature

  • Version 0.10 (10) - Added on 2018-11-22

    This version requires Android ? or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • run at startup
      Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.
    • ask to ignore battery optimizations
      Allows an app to ask for permission to ignore battery optimizations for that app.

    Download APK 3.6 MiB PGP Signature