Android does a pretty good job with multitasking, or at least the recents app was a pretty good way to multi-task prior to the Lollipop update. With Lollipop, you have not only open and running apps in your recents, you also have apps that have been opened (even if they aren’t running), and webpages that you have opened. This list continues to build and build until you eventually have a huge cluster of mess. The new recents tab is basically unusable.
Chainfire has released an app that makes recents usable again. With “Recently” for root users you can change the settings in your recents app. You can choose how many days or even hours to keep apps and pages in the recents list. You can choose to only allow running apps in the list, or you can limit how many apps and pages show up. There is even the option to add a clear all button! The app is free in the play store, but you will want to be sure to purchase the in-app purchase to support Chainfire, who is also creator of SuperSU app. The app includes a “freeload” button which will allow you to take advantage of the paid features of the app without actually paying. Grab the app from the link below.
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