We’ve discussed how to speed up and refresh your Android phone before, but at the end of the day there’s only so much you can do at one time to give your device a boost. Cosmos, a new app from the team at Support.com, aims to change that. Cosmos rolls privacy protection, battery management and junk file removal all into one easy-to-use tool that promises to keep your phone safe, snappy and responsive.
Cosmos doesn’t do anything that other apps don’t already do, but what makes it interesting is that it rolls the features of three or four other utilities into one free app that’s easy to use. If your battery keeps dying before you can recharge your phone, Cosmos’ battery optimiser will monitor your power consumption, show it to you as the day progresses, and offer one-touch management settings designed to help you squeeze as much life as possible out of your battery. The privacy scanner will look at all of your installed apps and report back to you what permissions each app requires and whether it seems out of the ordinary. The trash cleaner automatically cleans out orphaned application files from uninstalled apps, clears your browser history, and can even wipes out your call log and application caches to free up space and keep your phone running smoothly.
The big draw of the tool is obviously the power management, which we think is already well covered (and then some) by our favourite tool for the job, JuiceDefender, but Cosmos is free and includes features you’d have to install other apps to get. What do you think? Have you tried Cosmos? Do you prefer one app that does it all or multiple apps that do individual things better? Let us know what you think in the comments below.
Cosmos [Google Play]