Way to turn off app syncing?

view story

http://forum.xda-developers.com – Hey everyone. Is there any apps that I can use to disable background syncing that don't require root? I currently use the Qualcomm BatteryGuru but noticed that FB and twitter among others keep enabling themselves even when I turn them off. All I really want is Gmail running and everything else turned off when I'm not running them. Thanks in advance. Sent from my GT-I9505 using xda premium (HowTos)