Review LockerPro Lockscreen
Notifications on your lockscreen
Author: Jay Feldman
Date: 15 Jul 2017, tested on ASUS Nexus 7 (2013)
Various features, simple interface, simple design
Needs to be elaborated, lags a bit
LockerPro Lockscreen for Android offers some cool functionality to your lockscreen. It visually displays your status bar notifications without the need to unlock your device, so you can quickly view your alerts on the fly.
LockerPro Lockscreen Free is the trial to the full app, LockerPro Lockscreen which costs around 4 bucks. The free version offers a great preview of what the full app is capable of, so you can give it a spin before deciding to buy. Installing the app activates a new lockscreen for your phone or tablet. The color scheme is fully customizable and there’s even an app and widget drawer; just swipe the screen from the left or right to reveal each corresponding drawer.
The main reason for getting this app is convenience. Sure, you can just unlock your device and check out the status bar on your own. But there is something to be said for the convenience of seeing all your notices on the lockscreen, and quickly thumbing through them so you know at a glance if anything important has popped up. It’s visually inviting, and actually encourages you to stare at your screen less. We all get that itchy sensation when our phones go off, and we just have to know, right now, who or what the hubbub is about. It’s like a compulsion; just a glance, a tiny little peek, then I’ll get my eyes back on the road or pay attention to whatever it was I was doing before my phone chirped at me!
The notifications can be swiped away or launched, as you chose. And yes, there are a few other tricks like live weather and time. The clock did seem to lag and hiccup though until I turned off my stock lockscreen, which seemed to fix the issue.
LockerPro Lockscreen is really a useful app, especially for those you are obsessed with knowing, right now, what notices have come in. It’s kind of like the first line of defense against constant distraction. If you can quickly see what the notice is about, are you able to deal with it later? Or are you compelled to unlock that screen? Time will tell.