SkipLock Makes Android Security Measures a Lot More Bearable (Video)

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  • 15 Jan 2014
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  • Frankly I for one don’t understand the struggle on behalf of the manufacturers to implement all those feature and shortcuts accessible straight from the lockscreen. That is given the fact that more than half of us never get to enjoy those features for reasons of security. Instead we choose either the pattern, password, pin or even face unlock to keep our data safe.


    Using a Pin or Password can become at times tiresome, especially when you’re in a rush to gain access to certain info in a limited time. And that is where SkipLock by developer Ben Hirashima comes in. Though the concept of the app must seem simple enough, you must know that the developer has done extensive beta testing before deciding to release the app in a functional form on the Play Store. And that while keeping in mind any compatibility issues between devices that might arise.

    What the app does is disable the lockscreen, be it protected by password or pattern or anything else, when the user is connected to a certain network. For example, in a safe environment, such as at home and connected to the wireless network there, you can choose to let the app deactivate the lockscreen. Such is the case when say you’re in the car and connected via Bluetooth to the Stereo or Hands-Free. It is a very convenient solution that I found to work surprisingly well. The developer offers a 4 days trial version to enjoy all the features for free, after which you can decide to purchase it through the means of in-app purchase. The interface is also one of its strong points, being very well designed and easy to use. It is one of the apps you can feel lots of effort has been invested in and still will have more to offer with future updates. You can download SkipLock version 1.0.13 for free from the Play Store.

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