There is allot to like about this free ad-supported app. App Lock is elegant in its simplicity, the intuitive UI makes working with this application a pleasure. The program opens to the enter passcode screen, you enter the provided initial passcode 8888 and then follow the prompts in the settings menu to customize the settings.
From the passcode settings you can:
- Enable/disable App Lock
- Edit your 4 digit passcode
- Mask the passcode when editing
- Email the passcode to yourself in case you forget it
- Set a password hit for yourself
- Set a password recovery challenge question
- Set a lock delay of between 1 minute and 1 hour
- Remote Control utilizing SMS messages
- Set a lock policy
The Lock policy settings are particularly useful, it allows users to set failed attempts limits, use GPS to add safe areas that are excluded from the App Lock settings alternatively you can set or exclude hours to activate App Lock.
My favorite feature is the GPS integration that lets you set safe zones where App Lock settings are automatically disabled. I added my home as a safe zone so that when home I don’t have to bother entering pass codes but my important applications and its data remain protected when on the go.
For those of you who absolutely hate ad-supported software, Creative Core offers an AppLock Pro Key for $1.99 that removes the ads and promises some performance enhancements and reduces battery usage. For more information on App Lock check out this tutorial.