Last changed: Jul 09, 2010
Size: 0.1 MB
The app NOW FREES MEMORY AUTOMATICALLY ON START and when brought to the front from the multi-task bar.
Now with support for iOS 4.0 and iPhone 4.
Free Memory displays the amount of runtime free memory (RAM) currently available on your iPhone or iPod Touch. This is different from the storage capacity used for storing music, videos or apps.
The iPhone and iPod Touch comes with 128-512MB of runtime memory. The iPhone and iPod Touch does not use the storage memory as virtual memory, so the memory available for applications is limited to the 128-512MB of runtime memory.
New Version works Great! Thank you! 10+
By: Coldar - Jan 7, 2009
Ok....I deleted my other bad review and now rate this superb app as a five star. Through no fault of the developer an older version was put out by mistake but the problem has been quickly resolved with the correct version now for sale. All is forgiven. This version of the application is GREAT. Works very well and very appreciative of dev for making this. I hope to see one that checks battery power too...hint....hint! I appreciate the rush in getting us the correct version Rec.Apps. Nicely Done!
Update: Just when I thought it couldn't get better......it did! Thank you for the battery gauge....love it. Surprisingly no one has made one of these before (other than some complicated graph type). You could have easily made another app just with that by itself but chose to include it free along with the other nice updates.....man....whatda dev! I really appreciate your hard work in bringing this to us. I won't be forgetting your name.
Front Page App
By: Front Page App - May 26, 2009
This is my first review, as I've decided I should put a bit back into the community and this app deserved my first outing. I made it a first page app, because I use it all the time to monitor (and free) memory, but also to precisely know how much battery strength is left. By using this, I've really gotten to know my iPhone's bolts and screws, as I've learned what functions really drain the battery and what can be best lowered or turned off to conserve energy. Really, Apple should have provided this app as one of their own. Its informative and very useful. (And I'm usually stingy with my 5- and 1-star ratings...this one deserves the 5.)
Get it now
By: Joey strangla - Feb 8, 2009
Definitly buy now before the battery level is lost it helps a lot and u can see how quick a certain app drains the battery please replace the battery level with something phenominal like digital scales (please) or a g force meter this app is worth it now but not so sure without the battery. I wish Sony comes out with a touch screen/ accelerometer capable device so I can scrap this apple is way to nosy. Apple and AT&T is the only 2 reasons I wanna different device, how's this Sony+verizon+touch screen+accelerometer+memory stick pro duo+more ram+more ram= my dream device also maybe a GOOD mic moral of the story buy this now
This app DOES work!
By: Uturnaroun - Jul 10, 2010
Contrary to what the new reviews says, this app does work. It clears the memory automatically on startup. When you first launch the app, you'll see the current memory status. If you wait a couple seconds, you'll see the amount of free memory increase. There's no need to press a button anymore. If you visit their website by following the link in the app description (recessionapps.com), you'll find more information on the memory cutoffs etc.Original review:This is worth every cent. I no longer need to restart before playing heavy games. I love the battery indicator too.Every iPhone/iPod touch should have this app!
By: Craiger45 - Jan 2, 2009
After using this App for several days I would definetly recommend it. I have downloaded many Apps to my itouch 2G since purchasing it in Oct. It had started freezing up and I thought it was because Apps I was using were not closing fully or running in the background. I had no way of knowing, but since using this memory freeing App I now have control of my itouch and it no longer runs slow at times or freezes up. This App allows you to 1)free up memory when there is less than 20 Megs available. 2)see how much memory each program uses when it is running by comparing the free memory before and after opening a program. 3)when free memory is below 4Megs and you use this App it warns you "freeing memory may take a long time or reset device", but I have found it took about 15 seconds and did not reset my itouch. This is an App that Apple should include as a default installed program.My only request for a future update is that it would be great if this App could have a small icon running in the upper task bar next to the battery charge icon with a number that represents the free memory available so if it dropped below 20Megs free, it would turn yellow warning the user, and turn red in color when free memory falls below 4Megs. Then the user has the option of freeing up memory.Thanks for creating this App.
By: Peznux - Jan 21, 2009
My iPhone is fast! Finally! Finally fast dot com! LOL jk but really I was getting tired of having to restart the phone to free up memory in order to do certain things, now I an just use this. Looking forward to a new version where you can clear more memory and don't need to have under a certain amount.Apple should have built this in, along with ability to see specific process info and terminate processes that aren't necessary.
Wonderful app!!!!!!! Saved me a lot of money cash dinero mula
By: ThE SonG rEVEwIER - Jan 1, 2009
This app really gave me more memory on my iPod it only gives you to 20 mb which was a little disapponting I wanted it to do a little more but I was fine with it I was even thinking about buying a new iPod because mine was running out if memory I have the iPod touch generation 1 I almost needed to get the 2.0 16 gig but cause I got this I don't need to buy I was happy paying $ 0.99 or $ 1.99 whatever it was but I would rather pay that then like 100 to 200 or even 300 I like the way the 1.0 look better than the 2.0 well any way great app!!!!!! GET IT!!!! You will love it
Buncha haters out there !!!
By: Susannneee - May 9, 2009
This is one of the best apps !!! I have never had to reset my !!I always check the app b4 I playany games and then add my 20-40 mb .... If all of you are having problems with your then bring it to tech serve ( mac ) store and have YOUR upgraded !!! I did and no more crashes ...EVER !!!! also you can pay for a game then delete it and download it again for free just to give your iPhone a break from all the abuse we put them through !AGAIN GREAT APP!!
Works as advertised!!!
By: Sbramell - Jan 20, 2009
I've read the reviews and the negative ones are crap! This program only frees about 20MB, well that is because it kills the memory hogging inactive processes. People have made this a primary compliant and even stated competiting apps are better...well the reason the others apps free more memory is because it kills processes that aren't meant to be killed!! Like the mail and iPod for example. Also I can't believe people are having buyers remorse over 0.99 in the first place! Bottom line is, the developer made a solid app, that performs exactly as described and functions very well. If you don't like the app or feel it not good enough, get off your butt and make a better one yourself! TO THE DEVELOPER: Don't listen to the negative crap, you did a great job on this!
Thank you ! (with reservations!)
By: Fhffegvk - Jul 7, 2010
Ye, you did improve your update, it does now, in several stages, get you 20 mg of memory back BUT it has caused a memory leak so it doesn't work anywhere near as well as it did originally. Within seconds you're out of memory again. If you run the app in the morning you can see that Free Memory, the phone app itself and Mail now use up nearly all the available memory on the 3G phone running 4.0. Rebooting the phone is the only way to get the memory back. Is this a Free Memory issue or a 4.0 update error? Either way it's a problem for the users and needs to be fixed. I may delete your app and see if the problem persists. That would narrow down the real culprit. Suggest you do some checking yourselves!—----------------------------------Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! You don't realize how important some apps are until they quit working. This one seems to work better than ever!Great job guys.
By: exzackly - Apr 24, 2009
If that guy is right I am mad Ever since I got this app I have to redownload again and again the app updates... If this is the cause of that problem then they better fix it or I will demand a refund And apple come on and let them keep the battery level... It is the best part if the app... One of the only reasons I bought it and now u want to take it awayUpdate... I don't think that this is the cause of that... I will give a few back cause if is not their fault that apple won't allow itUpdate... I changed my mind... I bought this app what it said it did b . came out and it does what it says so Great app da ©®™
I'm glad I have this.
By: Ironchef Phil - Jul 4, 2010
Update: Not sure why you dunderheads are having a hard time figuring out why this app does not free as much RAM as before? The new os 4 uses more than 3.1.3 ever did. Hence the new math! I have a 3G running ios4. This app frees memory automatically upon starting it. The first time i used this new version i went from having 2mb free to over 40mb free. I usually write scathing reviews, but this seems to actually do what it advertises. My phone is operating at a reasonable speed since the os update. Don't let a missing button get your buttons pushed. Just calm down, people, and read the fine print.
Great app and WTF apple!!!
By: The_Korean - Feb 4, 2009
I find this a great app and it doesn't really take 1-2 min or restart my phone. And I mostly use this app more for battery life than freeing memory cuz lots of time I have about 20mb of memory. And I'm personaly a fan of apple product but i really think that apple sometimes do very stupid things. For example why dont they add horizontal texting and normal texting that most other phones have instead of chatting mode. I dont want to jailbreak and pay $13 for a texting app. Can't the developers convince apple to not get rid of the battery or can us as the buyers of this app convince apple to not get rid of the battery?09/02/03
Does what it is advertised to do
By: Cres can reed - Apr 11, 2009
When I first got the iPod touch I was having problems with the whole program exiting thing and after I got this I never had that problem again. Now there are two things I must address: first off, people say "don't waste your money just restart your iPod". Well sure that clears a good amount of memory but it kills the battery and takes 2 minutes to reboot. This app takes 10 seconds, even if your memory is under 5 mb. Also I want to add that you people didn't get ripped off about the update. They said in their info "if you can't wait for version 1.5, then download memoryinfo". They also mention that version 1.5 is still being approved by apple, so it's coming eventually.
Seems flawless & usefull..
By: @AppleForceOne - 21-Mar-2009
Purchased and downloaded today and all appears good to go works well and no problems have been evident. The battery status works too and is accurate as it reads from the battery reader as like all of this app. Suprised that Apple couldn't have built this into the iPhone unless they have something better planned in the not so distant future. This app is nice and very important as it tells you more about the iphone's dna (what's happening inside) buy it they might improve the graphics meaning the battery image may appear.
YES IT DOES WORK!
By: DaBigKahuna - Jul 3, 2010
You just don't have the button for freeing memory anymore - it doesn't it automatically. Just launch it and see.Since I presently only have a 3G, I don't know how it works in multi-tasking without a button. Maybe some others can report on that.I mean, if you go back to the app (in the multi-tasking list), does it free memory again? Or do you have to completely quit the app and relaunch?Regardless, the basic feature of freeing memory is still there so, hopefully, those who didn't realize it will try again.UPDATE (from their website): Now automatically frees memory on start and when you bring it to the front.So, apparently when multi-tasking, you just bring it to the front to make it work again rather than having to completely quit the app and restart.
Oh it works alright!!!
By: Redice1212 - Jul 3, 2010
7/2/2010: I've had this app since the 2G days. Loved it on my 3GS during the 3.X.X days. But when iOS 4 came out. The app was killed with it. However, thanks to the current update the app works just as before. However, you have to wait 2-5 sec for the app to "Free" your RAM Automatically. Also, it only frees 40-80MB of RAM, unlike the previous 128MB during the 3.X days. Overall, do not hesitate to buy this app if you're looking for a quick RAM clean-up.
By: Nytros personal review - Feb 3, 2009
This little app does exacly what it says it does, frees space and prevents crashes. Since I got it, never had an app crash or problems with processing speeds. I would recommend this app to anyone who is big into getting alot of apps.Side-note: to shut down an app with the home button, you do occassionally have to hold the button longer due to the activenessa of the app. Example: the music player might take around 10 seconds or more to shut it down...Like I said great little app... Worth every penny!
Works perfectly for both myself and my wife
By: Kevin Gamin - Mar 30, 2009
My wife has had an iPhone longer than I. In fact, I just purchased my iPhone about a week and a half ago. One of the applications my wife recommended is Free Memory. According to her, Free Memory has saved her from resetting her iPhone many times just by freeing up the 20MB of memory the app is set up to do. I installed the software on my iPhone and have had no issues with it. It does exactly what it says.
WORKS FOR OS 4.0
By: halwaterman - Jul 2, 2010
Update v2.0It does work. Due to Apple's guidelines, the developers were requested to remove the memory clearing feature. They removed the familiar button we are all used to seeing. But the app now clears memory automatically on start up. Just wait a few seconds, you will see. This is my most used app and I am sooooooooo soooooooo happy that it now works on OS 4.0!_________________________When my phone acts a little sluggish, this is a nice app to use instead of having to go through a full restart. Also, a nice little feature is it tells you exactly how much of your battery power you have left. I always look at that little battery icon up top and think I have plenty of juice to get me through the day, and then end up having to recharge at some point after lunch. C'mon, you gotta admit, the battery icon is hard to get a good read on! This app will tell you the percentage of juice you have left (i.e 33% remaining).