There are quite a lot of lock screen replacement apps on the Play Store with the best one being Cover and Active Notifications. While most other lock screen replacement apps require heavy space to run in the background, there are some cool alternatives like Slidelock which are light and minimal.
Slidelock brings all notifications to your lock screen and shows you the notification content so you don’t need to unlock your screen to dismiss or view any of them. Its minimal interface is inspired from iOS 7.
To get started, you can download the app from the link at the bottom of this post after which you will be asked to enable notification access to the app without which it can not function.
Up next, you will be able to see a list of apps that exist in your device. You get to choose notifications from which app shouldn’t be shown on the lock screen.
Once you are done with that, you can customize the content displayed on the lock screen which includes some basic options like the date and time format. You can also choose to enable or disable sound on notifications.
Once you start seeing notifications on your lock screen, you can swipe left to dismiss a notification, swipe right to view it in the app or tap on the top right button which dismisses all notifications on screen.
Apart from replacing your lock screen, the app also introduces notification banners, which looks something like Windows phone notifications. You can see an example of such notifications from the screenshots above. Tap on the banner to open the notification or swipe it away to dismiss. This does save your time as you don’t need to open the notification bar to access the notification.
You can also enable security lock like a PIN, pattern or face lock when you unlock the screen, however I don’t seem to find the option after the app has been configured once. Probably an update should fix that.