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MinimalLock for Android, Stays True to The Name Quite Well With Full Gesture Controls

I won’t harp anymore on how we love minimal looks, because I’ve probably said it about a million times. Either way, we love it. But at which point does something become too minimal? Well, in my opinion, it could quite possibly be this lockscreen application called MinimalLock. Based solely on gestures and appliable shortcuts to message threads and music controls, this is one of the most minimalist lockscreens I’ve ever had installed. 

Basically, once you install it, it’s a blank slate and a single swipe “up” unlocks the homescreen. From there, you can throw on the time, date, music controls, and more. For those looking for even more things to fill up their lockscreen, there is a Pro version which unlocks many different shortcuts like Gmail, Facebook, and a ton of other apps that will be able to turn that drag into fab. Did I really just say that?

If minimal is your thing, you know what to do.

Play Link (Pro features are $2.89)

P.S. I’m feeling a “Show Off Your Homescreen” day coming up. Wink wink.

Cheers Robert!

  • Not GS3 compatible?

  • Rob J

    Hey, I’m the dev of MinimalLock, thanks for the feature 🙂
    If anyone has any questions be sure to drop me a mail or comment.. I’m all about the people 😉

    • Bizzy

      GS3 Compatibility?

  • I’m unsure wether to install this because even though minimalism is THE most important thing for my homescreens I’ve never been a fan of gestures. Decisions decisions.

    • Rob J

      I’m the Dev of MinimalLock, I’d be interested to know what you’d prefer besides gestures but still keeping it minimal 🙂

      • Brandon

        On my Verizon GS3 the swipe seems unresponsive at times. Alot of times when i hit power i see all my icons and then it cuts to the lockscreen. Might wanna look into widget locker to see how they do it.

        Other than that i like the idea, Bought the pro version to support because id like to see this take off.

        Add spoitfy for a music control, Other texting apps such as handset gosms.

  • kidheated

    Things like this should be default options inside all android phones/tablets (along w/ notification controls) or at the very least inside nexus branded devices

  • KleenDroid

    I don’t like having a lockscreen. When I turn on my phone it goes right to the homescreen.

    • trixnkix637

      Dangerous if you ever lost or had your phone stolen. Not to mention it makes it all to easy for that nosy wife/girlfriend to snoop through your phone..

      • decaf

        Your wife/girlfriend should be able to snoop through your phone, just saying…

        • KleenDroid

          Why would they want to? Should have better things to do …. like the dishes.

          • RumbaCembe

            and raise my kids, and make all the yams I work day and night to cultivate into delicious yam fufu

        • trixnkix637

          I couldn’t disagree more. But to each their own.

          • DainLaguna

            whatcha hidin bruh? 😉

          • trixnkix637

            My Cyndi Lauper music collection mostly.

      • I don’t know but how many of us use a PIN/pattern/code to unlock the screen instead of just swipe to unlock? Swipe to unlock is not a ‘security feature’ at all. It is as good as not having a lockscreen.

      • KleenDroid

        lol… bitches better not touch my phone. 🙂

      • TheDrunkenClam

        If your wife/gf has that little trust in you, and that little respect for your private property, then your relationship is doomed to begin with.

      • noyfb

        That’s why you can lock and password protect mms and pics and videos on your phone, and probably email but never tried.

        • trixnkix637

          Kind of defeats the purpose of enabling security on the lockscreen & also, if your significant other realized you leave your phone unlocked and yet hide your pics, videos, & emails, you won’t have that person for much long after that discovery. Just saying!

  • MikeCiggy

    Can you customize the unlock gesture to be more of a password?

    • S2556

      that would be cool. I would get it if it had that

  • Yay!