I recently got a new phone – the Galaxy Nexus – and as any geek would know, the first week or so with a new gadget can be the most fun. That I’ve been alone at home for the week only means I’ve had a chance to spend crazy amounts of time with the new phone, which is a huge step up from my old LG Optimus One. So of all the apps I’ve tried, picking the top of the lot is a bit of a challenge. But I’m going to try and do it anyway. Here are the five apps that really made my week with the new phone.
When it comes to design, I am a minimalist. But, more than that, I am a perfectionist. When I work on a new design, I do everything I can to get it exactly right. The same thing happened when I sought to make myself a minimal lockscreen after buying the new version of WidgetLocker. So, this is my attempt at a minimal lockscreen, using a couple of widgets to show the date and time, a SMS/Missed call counter, the current weather, battery percentage remaining, current music track, and of course the actual unlocking slider.
Music has been a major part of my life. With every little walk I take, (which incidentally I track with RunKeeper), I listen to music on my phone.
However, I find it cumbersome to unlock the phone, long press the home button, select the player from the Recent Apps screen, and press the Skip button, just to move to the next track. There’s another way, though: today we’ll look at music players and widgets with lockscreens that make skipping tracks that little bit easier.