Smart Lockscreen Creator [rating: 4/5]
Ever see someone who has jailbroken their iPhone and had a sweet customized lockscreen with all sorts of useful information and said, “I want that!”. Well, thanks to Smart Lockscreen Creator you can now do that and you can still have your iPhone jailbreak-free. This app takes a serious flaw of the iPhone and fixes it with a sleek design and customizable layout for your lockscreen.
Smart Lockscreen Creator is an answer to many iPhone users long-awaited prayers. Sure that may sound a bit dramatic but so does paying north of $200 for a phone that give me little more than time and date on the lockscreen. I love my iPhone but I am not so blind in my love to ignore the fact that this is something you can get in phones such as the Captivate and should be present in the iPhone.
I was a bit worried in how intuitive the app might be or in how it would perhaps allow so much customization that you might “junk up” your lockscreen but that is not the case. As you can see in the screenshots of this app, it is very clean and follows along with the iOS controls that you would find in any of the other menus on the iPhone. This app can provide you with the following:
- Current weather, condition, high and low for any city/region in the World
- Weekly forecast for any city/region in the World
- Monthly calendar
- Custom text
- Blank space (useful when customizing the look of your lockscreen)
- Line separator
- Many more in the works!
These customizations may not seem like much but they stick with the sleek design of the iPhone UI and allow for information to be added in a manner that works with your wallpaper. The Blank space may seem like nothing but let me tell you it plays a huge role in getting the look just right for your wallpaper. The Line separator catered to my OCD and allowed me to separate things. It allows you to preview the changes you make in the app so there is not the need to constantly go back and forth between the app and your actual lockscreen which is very convenient. Once you are done editing and are ready to apply your new lockscreen, you simply click save and a pop up will tell you the simple process of putting it in place. This is just another example of what many of us have thought for the longest time, if you allow us to have these things Apple, there is no need for jailbreaking. This is a sweet app for under a buck.
- Simple Design that follows iPhone menu set up
- Preview option
- Brings a simple feature that should have been added long ago
- None really… added functionality in the future perhaps?
$0.99 (View in iTunes)
Released: Feb 24, 2011
Size: 0.5 MB
Seller: Brandon Trebitowski
© Brandon Trebitowski
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.2 or later.