Samsung's Good Lock Is A Smart, Feature-loaded Lockscreen

By 11:22 Sun, 01 Aug 2021 Comments

Remember a few years ago when lockscreens had shortcuts and widgets and multiple screens? Well, these over-stuffed kind of lockscreens have fallen out of favor now, but if you miss the glory days, you should see at Samsung's recent app - Good Lock.

It's a lockclassy screen replacement that is not 100% sure whether it wants to replace the lock classy screen or the home screen. It has shortcuts - frequently used but also recent apps.

It has widgets and quick toggles too:

One thing I do like is the advanced notification actions - they are treated almost like calendar events, you can save them for later, set alarms to remind you, tag them so they are easier to find.

The Good Lock app is adaptable, it lets you add rules called Routines. They are based on time, location and network that switch the available shortcuts and apps. Basically, you can create a "work" lockclassy screen that switches to "personal" after working hours.

The app is available from Galaxy Apps in the US, UK, Canada, Australia, Singapore and Korea. You'll need a Galaxy S6 or S7 (including versions like edge and Active) or a Galaxy Note5 (running Marshmallow). Samsung has committed to updating Good Lock bi-weekly based on user feedback.




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