Mar 9, 2011
One of the things that disappointed me about Android when I first started using it was how customizable everything was – except for my lock screen. It seemed like I was stuck with a basic lock screen that didn’t display anything I truly wanted to see besides what was provided – just clock and battery info and an ability to unlock the phone. I wanted something more – then I came across WidgetLocker, a lock screen replacement that lets you edit your lock screen by adding custom sliders, so you can slide to unlock your phone, and also have a slider to open up the camera, for example. You can also add shortcut icons, the standard time and power/alarm displays, and of course, you can add widgets. Essentially, think of WidgetLocker as a home screen page that’s available whenever you wake up your phone. Note that WidgetLocker respects any security settings you may have, like a pattern or PIN unlock – it will pop up after you interact with anything on the WidgetLocker screen, so you can use this app with security.