We all love lock screens and want to customize it to the best way possible since that's the first thing we see every time we unlock the phone. I was always on the lookout for good lock screens but never had a good experience since most of the lock screens out there are bloated trying to do too many things. So, if you want a very neat looking ambient lock screen which gives you just the right amount of detail, then AcDisplay is for you. Let's go into the features and see what it has up its sleeve.
Once you install AcDisplay and enable it, your lock screen would be a blank screen or just your wallpaper showing date, time and battery percentage in the middle of the screen. When you get any notification, it is shown below the time display as a notification icon. What you can do with this notification is pretty cool. Want to see what the notification is about? Just tap and hold the notification icon. Want to open the app that sent you the notification? Swipe up and you'll directly open the app. Do you prefer ignoring the notification instead? Just swipe down and you'll dismiss the notification. You will also get access to additional actions in the notification. For example, if you receive an email, you can delete the email directly from your lock screen without even having to unlock your phone. Nice, huh? Check out the screenshots.
The unlock animation is another feature that I absolutely loved! I hated lock screens that dictate which way you're supposed to swipe to unlock the device. Some want you to swipe up while some want you to swipe sideways. But with AcDisplay you can swipe in whichever direction you want and it unlocks the device for you. Another nice feature about this app is Active Mode. This basically means the device wakes up when you take it out of your pocket so you don't even have to press the power button to see the lock screen. So whether you want to see the notifications you've got or just a quick glance at the time on your phone, all you have to do is take the phone out of your pocket and your device wakes up.
The app captures all notifications that you get. However, it also allows you to blacklist apps so you need not have them show up in your lock screen when you get a notification from those apps. There's a bunch of other customizations that you can do like toggle low priority notifications (like Google Now), inactive hours, etc. AcDisplay doesn't have its own pin or pattern lock, and it sits upon the system's default lock screen. So unlocking the phone will bring up the default lock screen (if you have such security enabled, of course).
That being said, I really wanted to have the weather information shown in the notification. May be that's too much to ask for now. But the best part is, this app is open source and is available on GitHub. So the developers out there can have some fun forking this and playing around with the code.