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(Make recents useful again on Lollipop)
If your recents (aka overview aka multitask) screen has become completely pointless on your Lollipop-toting device due to it listing every app you ever opened in no particularly useful order, then Recently may be for you.
Recently uses some root voodoo to manipulate the recents list, showing you only what (you tell it) you want to see.
You can limit the list of shown apps to only those that are actually running (instead of every app and every document ever), or limit it to apps run within the last X hours. The latter can be handy because Lollipop tends to be fairly aggressive in killing off apps, and you may not want an app you just used to disappear from the list.
Additionally, you can limit the number of apps shown, though it will always show actually running apps.
The app uses virtually no resources (and no wakelocks), and it doesn't actually kill any apps (it only hides apps that weren't running anyway).
Grab it from Google Play (link in the box below) or join the conversation on XDA-Developers: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=3050998
Root voodoo haha:p
oh Chainfire, you're so awesome. I'm sick of the lollipop "recents" menu.
+Daniel Ortiz I actually like it...
Thanks for your contributions Chainfire!
Love it. Love it. Love it. Pro purchased. :)
Thx :D.. En cours de téléchargement :)
+Jackson Taylor You might have to re-read my comment. (edit: I might have to re-read yours a few times, come to think of it)
+Daniel Ortiz you said you didn't like it and I was just expressing that I do like it is all
Really an awesome app, thank you very much :)
But I'm curious: how does that root voodoo work? Some reflection magic? Or something totally different?
Of course I would understand if you don't want to talk about details.
I realized that; what I was getting at was that I don't like it, hence this app is useful to me.
+Chainfire great app but the unlock pro version button doesn't work (does nothing except of asking for the root)
Update: after I activated the freeload the button started working
How recents should have been on Lollipop - Chainfire strikes again ?
Love the fact that you can try the pro version using Freeload mode. Tried it & then bought pro for £0.85 - well worth it!
hm, the only complain I have with the overview is that the list is not resetted after a reboot (or only a bug in PA alpha?). Is it possible to include that?
+Bartosz Nadworny I noticed the exact same thing when purchasing.
Gladly purchased, keep up the amazing work (especially with cf.lumen and pry-fi)
Brilliant, thanks! What's the limitation of the free version? I missed it and just bought it.
Uh, this may actually make the Chrome -tab-living-in-recents useful....WE SHALL SEE.
I wonder +Chris Bement? It might for me if the Chrome tabs could be grouped together. Scattered throughout the recents though makes it annoying.
+Chainfire I cannot buy Pro. Tapping on the Buy Pro entry does nothing for me. Nexus 5. 5.0.1
That would be a massive improvement +digger vermont . The current iteration is godawful. I just installed this app on my Nexus 6, and the difference is stunning. Definitely buying Pro as soon as Chainfire fixes the donate button!
+David Kunzler Enable the freeloader mode. Turn it off. then you can purchase.
Any possibility to hide specific app from recently?
That's so great! Just another thing I didn't notice I needed
Made everything so simple and neat! Thank you!
Trying it out now
Bought and upgraded to pro. At work, so will see what this does later. #justbuythechainfireapps
Thank you, working beautifully. This was a major annoyance in Lollipop!
Thanks for letting me know about the purchase button not working. Rotating the device, or enabling/disabling freeload mode will allow you to purchase. Should be fixed in v1.01 which has already been pushed to the Play store. (Purchasing is one of the most dreadful things to properly test on Android...)
I really don't understand you guys.. To me, the new recents menu is the most awesome feature of Lollipop. If I click the recents button I want want to go back to something I used recently,be it an app or website or whatever. Why should I care whether it is still open or not? Or whether my phone restarted in the meantime?
Also, if i don't want to see old entries, I don't scroll up. But if I want to, I can go back to this website or document I opened last Sunday..
exactly, live without these things <like me then you will look forward to getting it!
still running 1/2 load of Jellybean, lol
I've currently downgraded to kit kat for the time being. But when I upgrade this will be a definite purchase. Thanx +Chainfire
I have configured "Running apps only" but it still seems to show all apps, not only running. I have swiped away all apps from the list and started some apps again, but it does not remove apps from the list. Confirmed with a game, that actually started like fresh when tapping on it. Nexus 5, 5.0.1. I have Recently enabled and it asks for root permission every now and then (shown by a short toast message from SuperSU).
Thanks +Chainfire, I've been wanting something like this, as the recents have become super laggy, even on my N6. Donated!
I've heard a few people complaining about this but I've never had this issue on my custom ROM. Apps will stay in Recents after a reboot tho
Chain fire doing his awesome magic once again!
This is what I want!!
Wonderful App! Pro Purchased! Thanks Man!
Voody people is cool,thank you
Any JB version of this?
You're the king!! Using it for 3 days now working PERFECTLY! purchased pro after 2 seconds from seeing how it works.
Works great! gonna purchase the pro version!
Pro version purchased nexus 10 lollipop 5.1.1 and works great!
How do you root android kyrocea ice cram 4.0
sir Please upload the CF Auto root File for SM-J100H
sir Please upload the CF Auto root File for SM-J100H
+Raju Biswas dude .. there is a place to ask for that lol
Sry bro bt i need my file its vry imprtnt +Majd Hawamdeh
Hola. Buenas... No se pueden instalar los binarios en supersu. Por favor ayuda...
It help me
Come si tolgono I root
I have use now
Καλησπέρα...Εχω το LG V500 8.3 ANDROID 4.4.2 και το εκανα Root εχτές.Σήμερα εκανα μια επανεκκίνηση του Tamplet και πολλές εφαρμογές μου ζητούσαν ενημέρωση.!Εφαρμογές συστήματος όπως "ο καιρός "και άλλες παω στην ενημέρωση εφαρμογών και δεν υπάρχει τίποτα..Ετσι έκανα επαναφορά εργοστασιακών ρυθμίσεων..Κατέβασε ολες τις εφαρμογές απο το play store αλλά της "μάνας του καμία "..Η ένδειξη θέλει ενημέρωση συνεχίζεται να βγαίνει στην οθόνη ,έτσι έκανα κατάργηση του root. Όμως συνεχίζεται το ιδιο ..εχω σκάσει απο την στεναχώρια..Εαν Κάπιος ξερει να με βοηθήσει θα το εκτιμούσα όσο δεν φαντάζεται.ΕΥΧΑΡΙΣΤΏ ΔΗΜΉΤΡΗΣ
Unfortunately it doesn't work with Nexus 6 as it dies out after a few minutes post boot. Needs to have a persistent notification to keep it running.
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