Trring brings nostalgia to your lockscreen [App Review]

Shortcuts to apps. The key icon is to simply unlock the device

Want something different for a lockscreen? Look no further. Trring brings a rotary dial phone-type launcher right to your lock-screen, granted that you don’t care much about security.

Setup

Because of how simple it is, you really don’t need instructions on how to use it. Nevertheless, there is still a tutorial that shows you how to assign different apps to the different slots. I did experience a wee bit of lag, but that can be attributed to the fact that the app is in Beta.

Function

The obvious use of the app is to provide a unique lockscreen. It’s like a rotary-style phone except that instead of numbers you have your designated app. Pressing and dragging on the app icon like dialing on the phone unlocks and launches the chosen app. It’s a simple but effective way to have shortcuts on your lockscreen that cannot be accidentally launched while in your pocket. There is another icon at the bottom of the screen that will allow you to switch ‘phones’. Instead of having app shortcuts, you now have setting shortcuts, like WiFi toggle and Bluetooth on/off. This can of course be changed back by clicking on the same button. UPDATE: In the new update, the developers have also implemented a security feature. Seems handy.

Is it for me?

After the update, it sure seems capable of a daily driver. You have security and smoothness. It’s especially ideal if you’re the kind that likes to tweak everything.

What we liked:

  • Original and nostalgic design
  • Simple to use
  • Easily customizable
  • No adverts

And not so much:

  • Lack of security
  • Lag
  • Nothing

It’s worth a shot if you don’t mind some occasional lag and lack of security. It’s worth mentioning that it’s also not great for daily use. Sure, we can all handle some unresponsiveness and lag, but when it’s the lockscreen…  maybe not so much. UPDATE: There is a new version that has security features and is faster. It’s certainly suitable for daily use, and if you love it there is a paid version available which will be unlock some more features.

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