Tired of the usual passwords formed with alphanumeric combinations? If yes, PatternLock is for you! It is the ultimate security application that lets you create your own lock pattern for unlocking your touchscreen. Before you begin using this app, you first have to define your lock pattern. Then, the next time you see your lock screen, you should trace with your finger the lock pattern you have created; this will unlock your device. Any other pattern will not be able to unlock the touchscreen.
You can use PatternLock to lock your entire BlackBerry device, the call screen, or individual applications. It also comes with a lot of customization features such as integration with weather applications, notification icons, and password-protect capabilities. It even lets you choose images and colors for almost every aspect of your lock screen, enable auto-lock options such as device inactivity and startup, and disable them when in predefined locations. In addition, it provides restore/backup options to encrypted file and emergency call support.
This application is extremely useful for users who have a lot of files that they want to be protected, or for those who are strict when it comes to security and privacy. HOWEVER, you must be absolutely certain that you can memorize your lock pattern and all the other password combinations that you will make, if any.
PatternLock is a premium app being sold for $2.99. However, it comes with a version called PatternLock Lite. This version has limited features though; it allows you to pick your pattern, enable auto-lock on device inactivity, and enable auto-lock on startup.