Carat: Extend Your Phone's Battery Life

Some apps just slurp up your battery like a starving animal eating its first meal in months. But which ones are draining the most juice? Carat will give you the answer.

What does it do?

It scans your apps to tell you the effect they're having on your phone. Then it recommends which ones you should nix, and how much time you'll gain if you do.

Why do we like it?

Carat is really straightforward. For example, it will direct you to kill Facebook in order to see see an expected improvement of an hour. If you've ever had that desperate feeling where you're phone's running out of power and you're away from home, you'll be happy to have Carat. Just don't expect it to work right away — it has to spend a couple days monitoring your usage habits before it can give a proper reading. [TechCrunch]

Carat

Download this app for: iOS, Android (free) The best: free The worst: you have to wait for the results


Comments

    i wonder how much battery carat uses and if it would recomend closing itself..

    they recommend a week of usage with this thing before the report is accurate seems a bit of time to wait but i will give it a go

    I ran this application in the background from saturday until today when i deleted the app, it gave me no reports or any suggestions and always had the location icon on. I always kill my apps when not using them anyways, the biggest battery use for my phone is the fact that optus is terrible and it has to keep searching and connecting to the network over and over.

    I've had this running for at least a week now and it still says that there's nothing to report and to check back in a few days? Just how much longer can I expect to have to wait?

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