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Review DIY Locker - Tattoo Locker
A seriously flawed lockscreen app
Author: Brandon Girod
Date: 27 Dec 2014, tested on HTC One M8
Offers customizable lockscreens, has a good design language
Wants you to install other apps to your device, the customization options are limited, has a security flaw where you can easily reset the device's password
DIY Locker - Tattoo Locker for Android is a lockscreen that lets you totally customize the way your lockscreen looks. You can choose from a variety of backgrounds, wallpapers, lockscreen icons, themes, and more to help you create the ultimate lockscreen for your phone.
The app comes with a bunch of nice-looking wallpapers built into it. Unfortunately, if you want to use any of these wallpapers then you have to download another, totally irrelevant, app. This kind of threw me off guard because I didn’t find any other features of the app that were blocked off like this; just this one. And you can use any pictures or other wallpapers you might have saved on your phone just fine.
Widgets are another feature you can have enabled on the lockscreen, but I didn’t find that many of them to be very useful. In fact, there really aren’t that many to choose from anyway. Widgets are broken into two groups: main screen and right screen. The main screen has a clock widget, some random text widgets that you can use to just say something or use as timers. There are regular message notification widgets, and then finally the camera widget. The right screen has options for quick app shortcuts and a music player.
Honestly, none of these are any different from what basic Android has to offer. The only difference is that you can change the way some aspects of the widgets look, but not too drastically. For instance, you can change the colors of some of them, the icon shapes, and that’s about it. R
Overall, DIY Locker - Tattoo Locker doesn’t really seem to add any functionality to what Android already has going for it. It’s not solving any problems, and the developers even say you can reset the password on your lockscreen by simply restarting the device. So, unless you’re really interested in customizing your lockscreen, I’d skip out on this one.