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Locket Lock Screen - Indie app of the day

Locket Lock screen is a lock screen replacement app that brings the news right to your lock screen. It's new and still in beta but it's also free!

Published onAugust 25, 2014

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What is Locket Lock Screen?

Locket Lock Screen is a lock screen replacement application which means it will replace your device’s lock screen. It focuses on giving you news to read and check out every time you turn on your phone. It comes complete with nice, large pictures to make your lock screen look nice. You may also know it as the app that Tyra Banks endorsed if that sort of celebrity endorsement matters.

The app itself is pretty simple. It replaces your lock screen so when you turn on your device, Locket will be the first thing you see. It sends you hand selected news articles to check out so you can stay up to date. Locket has editors that pick the articles and send them to your phone.

You do have some control over what you see. When you first load up the app, you’ll choose a few categories of things that interest you. Then the app further customizes itself based on what you read, skip, and save. When you see articles, you can skip them if you want to, swipe up to save them to read later, favorite them, or you can actually read them.

The one thing that you should know is that at the time of this writing, Locket is still in beta. That means there are bugs here and there that may prevent the app from being perfect from time to time. Eventually the bugs will be worked out but for now it’s something to consider.

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Overall, Locket is actually a lot of fun. Especially if you enjoy staying up to date on the news and you’re looking for a replacement for your lock screen. It’s a tad buggy but it is free so there’s no harm in trying it out!

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