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Apps Uninstall makes life a lot easier

by Tim McLain

Even with the latest Android OS update, managing applications on your device can be a serious chore. Why all new apps aren't automatically saved and run from the pre-installed 16G memory card is beyond me.

And why our phones aren't programmed to give us the choice to auto-update apps when new versions are released is also a head-scratcher. Honestly, I've lost count of the number of hours I've lost sifting through batch-update sessions of 10-20 apps, each taking two to five minutes to download and update.

Last, but not least, is the cumbersome application uninstalling process. Heading into Settings > Manage Applications displays a badly organized mess of sometimes strangely named apps, each needing to be clicked, and either moved or uninstalled.

Enter Apps Uninstall.

Finally, a developer has taken the time to take away a bit of our Android cleanup chores. This free gem makes uninstalling (non-stock and non-carrier preinstalled) apps quick and easy. Your first step should be to open the Settings, and change the Sort By method. I found Name Desc(ending) to be the most helpful.

Plus, the ability to batch-uninstall a collection of programs is the killer feature that moves the app from 4 to 5 stars.

After a few short minutes, I'd cleaned up my phone, and was able to move on with my day. A must-install utility for every app hoarder who frequents the Android marketplace.