Are tons of backgrounded applications annoying you?
If you're a perfectionist that hates when you have several applications running in the background when you put your iPhone or iPod touch to sleep or turn it off, then you will probably like this tweak. It's called WeeKillBackground Pro for NotificationCenter
by the same developer that brought us ProTube, Jonas Gessner
. It is just what you're looking for if you want a nice and easy way to kill all applications from the background in one tap.
As you can see from the image above, a new Notification Center widget is added to your Notification Center. Normally, it has the text, "Tap to close all Apps" inside of it, but as you will find from the extensive settings, you can actually change that text to anything that you would like it to say. The settings are so extensive, that we're just going to jump right into them. Here is a screenshot of the entire settings panel for WeeKillBackground Pro:
Going in order, you will see the option to exclude apps. If you are wondering what this does, it means that WeeKillBackground Pro will kill all applications running in the background except for the ones that you select. This means that you can close out of the memory-hog applications but continue to let applications that you need run in the background. After that, you see the options for changing around the text that appears in your Notification Center widget. You can change the text color between white and black and the text can read whatever you want it to say by simply typing it into that text box.
After you get past those options, you will find some more appearance options. The first one is that you get to choose one of two built-in background types. The first one (default) is shown in the first image of the review which resembles any iOS widget with its glass-engraved appearance with text in it. The other option lets you do away with the widget template altogether and make it look like the text is a part of Notification Center without being a widget. Tapping it will still yield the same application-ending results. Below that you will see the option to change the background with a picture. You will need to know the image path and you will need to manually specify if it needs to be stretched or not (this is the case with pictures that are not the correct size that you need to re-size to make them work correctly.
Under that you will see a dismiss when pressed option which basically lets you dismiss Notification Center after you have used the kill backgrounded applications command. This can be helpful, although personally, I like to hang out in Notification Center for a while afterwards, so that setting is obviously not for everyone - good thing it's disabled by default!
Under that, you will see two more switches, one that closes every application when you open Notification Center and one that closes every application when you close notification center. These can be particularly helpful; they don't make you tap anything, they automatically close the applications for you. Although if you don't configure them right, you might end up with a frowny face because it could end one of the applications that you have running that is doing something when you inadvertently forget that opening or closing Notification Center will close it on you.
The last option lets you have timed application closing. What this does is it lets you set a timer and every time that the timer runs out, WeeKillBackground Pro will close every application running in the background. This is the perfect setting for any lazy perfectionist that wants their applications ended when they're done using their phone, but doesn't have the patience to close all of the applications out themselves.
WeeKillBackground Pro works with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad and requires that you have iOS 5 because you need to have Notification Center to use it. It will set you back 99¢, but I think that the extensive options are completely worth it. The options are already useful, but Jonas says that there is another big update coming up. We will keep you posted on it!
WeeKillBackground Pro for Notification Center
Developer: Jonas Gessner
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Sources: Jonas Gessner