18 Months In: An overview of some great features within LockScreenIt

18 Months In: An overview of some great features within LockScreenIt

It has been 18 months since Apple approved LockScreenIt® for the App Store. From that point, we have been focused on adding functionality that has come as a result of user feedback, our own use of the app, and some random ideas that have come to life on the whiteboard. Creating LockScreenIt has been nothing but awesome.

After 13 releases with a growing user base, we are excited to share that we have started on the development of version 2.5 this week!

In the meantime, let's recap a bit, and highlight some of the app's existing features.

Did You Know?

Long-Press, also referred to as Press and Hold, and even often times intertwined with 3D Touch, is a great but widely overlooked feature within iOS. In the case of LockScreenIt, it let's you interact with the app from the different notifications that you receive while your iPhone and/or iPad is still locked. Here are a few examples of ones that are currently available.

They are very helpful, and we have more coming!

With more new users downloading LockScreenIt each week, we love it when you talk about the app with others.

We will continue to introduce new features that are based on your feedback, and want to encourage more daily use of the app between family and friends. Here is a combined screenshot that shows the process of adding friends to share reminders with.

Can't find that person or persons? No problem, send them an email that points them to the Apple App Store where they can download the app!

Do you find yourself heading to the store once or twice a week, and on the weekends, where you pick up a lot of the same items? We definitely do!

The Duplicate button at the bottom of any given current or past reminder makes it wicked easy to copy and then save a fresh reminder.

When you duplicate a reminder with a checklist, that checklist comes along for the ride and the items reset themselves to unchecked!

Placing the app's widget at the top in your today/lock screen is an awesome way to have easy access to your current reminders. And to compliment this even further, we have a super cool option coming in version 2.5, so stay tuned!

Need to edit a current reminder that you are working with on your widget? Just tap on the pencil icon that accompanies it.

Note, you will need to unlock your device to get into the details, but the process is simple, and you are taken right to where you need to be.

Save the changes, and it will update the widget automatically.

If you've made a spelling mistake, or want to change the description of a particular checklist item all together, that's not an issue!

To comply with Apple's screen real estate and memory guidelines for the use of the today/lock screen, we only display your current reminders on the widget after they have reached their display from date and time. But never fear, we recently added a feature that let's you show upcoming reminders on the widget as well!

No one every likes that panic stricken feeling that you get when you realize you've left your iPhone or iPad somewhere!

Since we already have the app's widget, we figured why not optionally add some helpful contact info that will let people reach out to you if needed.

Definitely some piece of mind.

Looking for a previous reminder that you want to duplicate? There's a real-time search right at the top of the current and past reminders lists.

Have a decent number of items on your checklist? That's no trouble at all. We show you 5 items at a time, and you can just tap Previous and Next to navigate as you're working on your project, or walking around the store.



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A: With the introduction of iOS 10, LockScreenIt provides an easy way for you to send any type of reminder to your locked iOS device, eliminating the need to unlock your phone or tablet, and then open multiple apps.

In this example, you can see a reminder that holds Laura's boarding pass for her upcoming flight.
A: LockScreenIt has an iOS 10+ lock screen "widget" that accompanies the app. This unique lock screen widget allows users to see details regarding anywhere from 1 to 5 active reminder items, all while their device is locked! On top of textual reminder types with descriptions, and notes, and optional checklists, reminders can also include cropped screenshots of anything at all, either from a user's photo library or live from their camera. For example, airline boarding passes! Frequent travelers can avoid anxiety and stress by avoiding interruptions in Internet connectivity, or other common problems. See Laura's use of LockScreenIt in the LockScreenIt (for frequent travelers) video on YouTube
A: The iOS 10+ lock screen widgets are new, and will take a little while to get used to. Here are some simple steps to position the LockScreenIt widget on your device:
  • Swipe all the way to the right. This will take you to your list of any existing widgets.
  • Scroll all the way to the bottom. Here you will see an "Edit" button.
  • Tap the "Edit" button.
  • Locate the LockScreenIt widget in the "MORE WIDGETS" section of the "Add Widgets" area and touch the "+ sign" icon to its left.
  • Tap and hold the "3 horizontal lines" icon to the right of the LockScreenIt widget, and drag the widget to the top of your widgets list.
  • Tap "Done"


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