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

    This version requires Android 4.0.3 or newer.

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

    Download APK 3.6 MiB PGP Signature

    Permissions
    • android.permission.RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED
    • android.permission.REQUEST_IGNORE_BATTERY_OPTIMIZATIONS
    • android.permission.PACKAGE_USAGE_STATS
  • Version 0.10 (10) - Added on 2018-11-22

    This version requires Android 4.0.3 or newer.

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

    Download APK 3.6 MiB PGP Signature

    Permissions
    • android.permission.RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED
    • android.permission.REQUEST_IGNORE_BATTERY_OPTIMIZATIONS
    • android.permission.PACKAGE_USAGE_STATS
  • Version 0.9 (9) - Added on 2018-11-20

    This version requires Android 4.0.3 or newer.

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

    Download APK 3.6 MiB PGP Signature

    Permissions
    • android.permission.RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED
    • android.permission.REQUEST_IGNORE_BATTERY_OPTIMIZATIONS
    • android.permission.PACKAGE_USAGE_STATS