CurveFish - AppManager Current version: 1.4.11
Price: $2.95
Available on the Market


Easy to use and extremely fast application manager for Android.
Allows you to manage Applications and Widgets on your phone. Sort them by name, size and date. Backup and restore from SD Card. Very fast and flexible interface. With comprehensive Backup manager you can backup all or selected applications or games at once, see what apps are backuped and which one are not.

Features list:

  • launch
  • backup to SD
  • uninstall
  • details
  • search on market
  • batch install from sd
  • batch backup of all or selected apps at once
  • all kinds of sorting
  • backup to email
  • restore from email
  • manage running process, view list, stop them, to free up memory.

More features comes with updates.

Changes v1.4.11:

  • Speed improvements

Market Link

Changes v1.4.8:

  • Support for Android 2.0
  • Added folders, now you can backup from main window to specific folder. Can create and delete folders for your backup files.
  • Bug fixes

Changes v1.4.7:

  • Added Process Manager. Now you can:
    • view list of running process
    • stop process to free up memory
    • activate running process
    • add to ignore list
    • kill all running apps. Apps in ignore list will be ignored
  • Added shortcuts for Install, Backup and Processes managers

Changes v1.4.6:

  • Added backup to email. Long touch on app in main window, and select “Backup to Email”.
  • Added restore from email. You can install apk files right from gmail app.
  • Now you can change option “Search whole SD Card” right from Install Manager. You need to press menu to open settings.
  • Bug fixes.

Changes v1.4.3:

  • AppControl moved to Android SDK 1.6
  • Tested for QVGA screens
  • Added new header size for QVGA
  • Added search for Installer, you can search with software or hardware keyboard.

Changes v1.4.1:

  • Added global SD Card search for apk in Install Manager (Need to be activated in Settings)
  • Added sorting by backuped applications in Backup Manager
  • Changed Notification
  • Some bug fixes

Changes v1.4.0:

  • Added backup manager
  • Some bug fixes

Changes v1.3.1:

  • Fixed locale bug
  • Notification moved to Outgoing

Changes v1.3.0:

  • Changed load mechanism, now it loads extremely fast
  • Added status bar for showing full package name when you scroll with trackball
  • Added option for notification bar

If you find bug or have problems, please email us.

Alternative links: Cyrket

AppControl – Main Window and Settings screenshots:

AppControl – Backup manager screenshots:

AppControl – Install manager screenshots:

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Comments (39) Trackbacks (5)
  1. Rafał Wójcik
    9:46 AM on August 30th, 2009

    Great App. Very good and smooth interface. As Vladimir wrote it is fast. I’m looking forward for updates to this app. A must have ;)

  2. Pett
    4:05 AM on September 3rd, 2009

    Can i take a one small photo from your site?

  3. amc
    8:29 AM on September 4th, 2009

    how do you i get the applications back to my phone after a “factory data reset” i save all my apps, on my sd card.. what now?? help

    Vladimir Baryshnikov Reply:

    Hello Amc. Sorry but this feature is not yet implemented, we are working on it right now.

  4. dann
    10:10 PM on September 11th, 2009

    What happens when u press the clear buttons on memory or disk?

  5. shane
    6:59 PM on September 24th, 2009

    Your advertisement states that the app can install/uninstall apps and back them up on the SD card. Many apps can do that…. For $3 will you app also back up my other app’s custom settings and data from /data/data/ and /data/dalvik-cache/?

    Vladimir Baryshnikov Reply:

    Hello Shane
    Probably not. Because, even if we backup it, we cant restore it. If you compare free apps and this one, you can see that this loads much faster and looks much better.
    And right now our AppControl have more features then others. And we working on new features. So let us know your suggestions about what features you need.

  6. Vladimir Baryshnikov
    1:13 AM on September 25th, 2009

    Hello John
    Try our newer version of AppControl.

  7. sonny
    4:42 AM on October 6th, 2009

    Very fast !!! Very good !!! But Browser is not shown in the list, so when I want to clear browser cache, I must to reopen settings->Application Manager which is very slow to do that.
    It should have an option to show or not show android default apps, I think.

  8. tony
    6:59 PM on October 7th, 2009

    so this should help me install the apps from my sd card to my g1?

    Vladimir Baryshnikov Reply:

    to Tony:
    yes you can backup and restore apk.

    to Amcfarl:
    Should works on hero, it’s works perfect on default official firmware. You can save and restore apk file, it doesn’t save apps settings, cause you need root to do so. The point to save apk is, do not download and search it again after wiping phone or for if app updated for new 1.6 firmware and you still on 1.5, so it doesn’t works for you and you need older version. No, this not system backuper, it’s app/apk manager, so it doesn’t save contacts or sms. Contacts automatically saves through autosync.

  9. Amcfarl
    9:38 PM on October 7th, 2009

    Does this work on HTC Hero phones? As of today’s date, can I now restore a program which I have backed up to SD card using App manager as it says in the above description, and get it to run properly? Otherwise, I’m not sure what is the point of backing anything up? Can I also back up my contacts list and restore it?

  10. Tuomo
    6:00 PM on October 21st, 2009

    Looks really cool. I wish you would add Advanced Task Manager like functionality to show and kill currently running programs. Then I could get rid of Advanced Task Manager and replace it with this one.

  11. Lisa
    1:25 AM on October 25th, 2009


  12. Tuomo
    10:01 AM on November 6th, 2009

    Wow… Way cool, you added task manager functionality. Bought it. Great stuff. Bye bye Advanced Task Manager.

  13. mel
    12:22 PM on November 22nd, 2009

    this is a great application but I wish it replace the Apps drawer completely, is that at all possibly? I hate opening the Alps drawer than finding this application to view the same but more info…. I have. a droid if it is suppose to someone let me know thanks

  14. Kent
    11:40 PM on December 4th, 2009

    I’d like to report a bug, but couldn’t find a place to do so. I purchased your AppControl application and like it a lot. The only problem I’ve had with it so far, is, unless I have “load icons on boot” checked, the program will crash as I scroll. I’m using this on Motorola Droid. Thanks.

    Vladimir Baryshnikov Reply:

    Hello Kent.
    It’s android os bug, we already filled bug report to google, and they confirm it. Right now we are working on workaround to get it works fine.

  15. C N
    9:34 PM on December 25th, 2009

    Hi, just purchased from Android Market and I like it! The interface is nice and clean. Can I offer a few suggestions?

    1. Can you add an option to make the buttons bigger? I have big fingers and the buttons at the bottom (Apps, Widgets, Backup, Install, Kill, Config, More, etc.) are hard to press sometimes. I have this on a Droid and it definitely has enough resolution to allow for it.

    2. Could you have an option or “filter” that allows you to only kill open apps? Right now, the app killing functionality also lists system processes, and I’d like to have an option to not have them show up if possible.

    3. Could the app killing functionality have check boxes (like Advanced Task Killer) which remember the last apps you killed? I hate to compare your product to ATK (since yours is a better deal), but ATK essentially takes 2 clicks to kill all the apps I want.

    Anyway, good work on this app…looking forward to your updates!

  16. Justin
    5:51 AM on January 20th, 2010

    New to this, if we have earlier ver and want new ver, opt is to buy again?

    Vladimir Baryshnikov Reply:

    No, you can download it for free. Here is official Google help for this question:

  17. Tina
    2:09 AM on January 29th, 2010

    I understand from what I read that it’s running on Hero 1.5, right?

    Question please: does this App show how much (%) Battery is used by each single App on my Hero?

    Vladimir Baryshnikov Reply:

    Sorry, but no.

  18. nicola
    11:49 AM on January 29th, 2010

    (I didn’t buy the app yet)
    question: when you backup the app you get the .apk installation file ?

    Vladimir Baryshnikov Reply:


  19. Andrei Canciu
    11:31 AM on February 15th, 2010


    Is it possible (theoretically) to backup the Apps data (settings etc.) as well? If yes, could you add this in a future version?


    Vladimir Baryshnikov Reply:

    It will be problematic and you should have rooted phone. Probably best way to backup all data is to use nand backup through recovery menu.

  20. Jan
    6:57 AM on February 27th, 2010

    Personally, I would like to see an option to arrange (move the icons) the apps by categories that I name myself, such as games, business, internet, etc… And also a place to install widgets into one of the categories…

  21. markymedic
    9:25 PM on March 27th, 2010

    Hi, forgive my ignorance… Does this physically back-up (copy) applications to the SD card so they can be reinstated after a reset, or does it just save a link to the Android Market so you can reinstall later?
    What is a .apk file?

    Vladimir Baryshnikov Reply:

    Yes, it’s physically back-up (copy) applications to the SD. Apk – it’s extension of application files for Android. After backup it can be installed latter from sd card. So you can keep different versions of applications on sd card, if new version of some app broken after update, you can install old one from sd and wait till author fix current version.

  22. Gregory
    5:39 PM on March 28th, 2010

    When you restore from a backup, it installs all the programs that you backed-up. I love it.

    But question, the programs that you restore, will the Market detect them and let you know if any updates for them release?

  23. Roman
    1:01 AM on April 14th, 2010

    Hello Vladimir! Thanks a lot for the widgets. They are really handy and candy ). Actually, here is a question. I would like to buy AppControl but cannot find the way to do that. Link to the market is broken. Any suggestions? And let me know about ways of payment plz. Thank you in advance!

  24. StevenFrance
    3:53 PM on August 18th, 2010

    Hello, I’m afraid of seeing so much application having so much permissions (gps, sms, contacts…). Have you an idea/scheduled feature to display them, sort applications by permission, remove permissions, block them, ask a manual confirmation for each application… Thanks a lot for our privacy and security :-)

  25. rgesner
    6:43 PM on August 31st, 2010

    Does this work fully in android v2.2?
    Droid 2

  26. matt
    5:18 PM on September 12th, 2010

    worked perfectly until htc hero updated to 2.1. now the back up routines just error. ( other apps accesing sd card work fine)
    Shame as was really good.

  27. Tom
    9:28 PM on December 6th, 2010

    Hmm.. keep getting errors when I do backups. Is this a problem? Are there actual errors somewhere. No documnetation

    Vladimir Baryshnikov Reply:

    Can you please write email with details? Or maybe send your log when it crashes?

  28. ry
    5:41 AM on May 10th, 2011

    does this work with honeycomb?

  29. Leon
    10:51 PM on April 13th, 2013

    Will it backup private apps?

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