Developer: Sesame Crew
Category: Lockscreen, Google Now replacement
Sesame Lock Screen sits on top of your stock lock screen. When you turn your phone screen on Sesame pops up and is ready to get to work. Your notifications are all here with previews clicking one of them will take you to the unlock screen. Once the phone is unlocked you are taken to the app that you clicked the notification for.
The real meat of this app comes from the keyboard at the bottom. In 1 to 2 clicks you can have almost any app or setting pulled up and ready for your use. For instance, if I wanted to change the Display Settings I would just type “dis” and I would see Setting:Display.
Click it and unlock the phone and BOOM there are the display settings. Another powerful piece of this is Sesame can search inside of other apps. So say I want to search for Thousand Foot Krutch music. I just start typing “Thousan”…and Sesame shows me the band name with the Spotify icon next to it, if I click the name Sesame opens Spotify and takes me to the correct page so I can now play the music I searched for.
This app took me roughly three days to become comfortable with it. I was so used to hitting the home button to unlock the device and either pulling down the Notification shade or going to the app drawer to find what I needed. This app takes all those steps and combines them into a few clicks.
I think this a great app and once you get used to it, it will simplify the way you use your phone. This is not the most visually appealing app I have ever seen but the function out weighs the lack of visuals here for sure!
You can find Sesame Lock Screen on the Google Play Store for Free.