Today I proudly announce my newest app! User Manager is a tool to enhance the multiple user experience on Android 4.2 tablets.
Maybe you are sharing your tablets with your kids and you have already downloaded a couple of games. Or maybe you have setup an account that you are using for your job only. One of the limitations is that you need to login with your Google account(s) and re-install all apps for each account. But if you do this then your GMail, Google Plus, Calendar and such can be used by other users as well.
User Manager is a central administration tool that allows you to manage the apps for each user account. You can browse the apps that are installed for each user and then change their status from “Uninstalled” to “Installed”, or “Installed” to “Disabled”.
There are some limitations and requirements on how you can use this app:
Of course your tablet needs to run Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. Currently this is only the Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 but more and more tablets will appear with multiple users support. Google does not enable multi user support on phones so obviously you can’t use User Manager on them. However there’s hope that some custom ROMs will add multi user support to phones!
Like you can already guess this app needs root access in order to perform the changes. One downside currently is that you need to reboot your device for the changes to take effect. You can delay the reboot if you first need to do something else, but beware: the Android system might overwrite the changes after some time.
User Manager works with both free and paid apps. So theoretically you can add a new user without setting up a Google account (or use an entirely different Google account) and share previously installed apps between them. However some apps (especially games) are protected with a licensing mechanism and only work if you are using the right Google account.
I’m introducing the app with a special price! You can get it for only $0.99 / 0,50 € but only for a limited time. When the app has improved and more features have been added then it will be sold for regular price.
You can purchase the app from Google Play: