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[Q] I'm in lockscreen purgatory - I need one that does what I want!

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By jkoseattle, Junior Member on 26th March 2014, 08:14 PM
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I'm brand new to Android, an immigrant from Windows Phone. While I love my Note 3 and am very happy I made the switch, I'm trying to replicate one big feature that came standard on the WP. It seems easy enough, but not so far.

I want a lockscreen that shows me the following things without my having to swipe anything. I turn on the phone, I see these things:
* Unread mail count for the out-of-the-box Email app
* Unread mail count for a second account which currently uses K-9 mail but doesn't have to
* ONLY unread text messages. The actual messages would be nice, but just the count is ok. Unread only!!!
* Upcoming calendar appointments

Of course there are a million lockscreens out there, but I can't seem to nail down the one that does the above things. I can get some of this, but no lockscreen seems to give me this.

I would like another lockscreen widget that presents me with a blank note I can write on, like S-Note or an Action Memo, but I want the ability to handwrite with the stylus. But that can be on another lock screen page.

Any help?
26th March 2014, 09:36 PM |#2  
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You could try out widgetlocker. It's a great alternative to the stock one imo. And with the right apps like missed it! You can set the unread pins. I guess you want something like I used to have? (screenie is old but something like that?)

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26th March 2014, 11:03 PM |#3  
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Try using dash clock and it's extensions as a widget on your lockscreen. As long as you get the right extensions it can do everything you need and more.

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