Welcome to 'Paul's Featured Apps', where I pick one of my favourite apps as featured app of the day! Today's app is...
What they say
What we say
Place Android Widgets and Shortcuts on your lock screen. Long-press to move just like in Home. Many settings, such as volume keys at lockscreen or trackball unlock
Optional Easy Wake, use any button (volume/camera/trackball) to wake
Dinc trackpad mixed results, investigating.
Launcher Reloads? Read Five Second Rule help.
Reversed changed from 1.2.8 that was causing some lock screen interaction issues
Added Traditional Chinese
Custom Theme support coming in WidgetLocker 1.3! Please don't email me asking when the update will be released. I'm working hard on it and I want to release it as badly as you want to use it, but I'm going to finish it first. Development takes time. Answering emails about when it will be finished takes time away from finishing it.
A great, customisable lock screen replacement with the added ability to add widgets to your homescreen. Various levels of interaction can be configured to avoid accidental use (I turn off all interaction for example). Surprisingly useful!
directly call phone numbers / discover known accounts / control vibrator / disable keylock / automatically start at boot / expand/collapse status bar / retrieve running applications / reorder running applications / set preferred applications / modify global system settings / prevent phone from sleeping / read sync settings / read system log files / display system-level alerts
View WidgetLocker at AppBrain or the Android Market website.
Direct Market Link (for on device)
View on Android Market
To use, install 'Barcode Scanner' from the Android Market.
Market star rating at time of writing
4.32 (4150 ratings)
Version at time of writing
Similar / Alternative apps
This application is unique in it's ability to include standard widgets.
Suggested improvements for the next version
This application seems to get confused when I use Tasker to auto enable / disable my PIN... so PIN support could be better.
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