Vastly Improve Your Lockscreen with WidgetLocker (Video)

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Most OEMs don’t care much about the lockscreen in Android. Some, like Samsung, offer you the date and time, plus a swipe to unlock function. HTC takes it a bit further as of late by letting you instantly launch your four favorite apps, right from the lockscreen. If you want the utmost in customizability for your lockscreen, try WidgetLocker. It’s a $1.99 app that grants you a tremendous amount of flexibility: add sliders to quickly launch apps; add widgets to keep an eye live information; or choose to unlock your phone with a particular hardware button, thus circumventing the “slide to unlock” action altogether. The app works best if your device is rooted.

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Brandon Miniman
Brandon is a graduate from the Villanova School of Business, located near Philadelphia, PA. He's been a technology writer since 2002, and, in 2005, became Editor-in-Chief of Pocketnow, a then Windows Mobile-focused website. He has since helped to transition Pocketnow into a top-tier smartphone and tablet publication. He's so obsessed with technology that he once entered a candle store and asked if they had a "new electronics" scent. They didn't.