App Guardian

App Guardian


App Guardian (Applock)

Program allows you to lock or block access to selected application, access may be obtained by selecting pattern or PIN.
Program is working in different way than ordinary Applocker, doesn't terrorize user by requests entering password, works only when needed, login session is reset by screen or optionally by countdown timer, program always is trying to determine whether screen lock is really need it.

● Password or pattern have to be saved not only entered
● If you notice anything unusual, please let me know first, my email address is at the bottom of this page

WARNING for Lollipop users, In order to work properly app need to have access to usage statistics, also icon is new to fit Material design

FEATURES:
● blocks access to selected applications
● add applications from list
● add application from screen
● two types of screen lock, pattern and pin
● session mode, single login for all applications
● ability to set wallpaper or live wallpaper instead solid color as background, may not work on all devices
● reset login after screen turn off
● reset login when application window disappears
● reset login after time
● reset login by clicking on notification
● reset login by clicking on widget
● blocking access to programs relevant to device safety, such as System Settings, Google Play, Application Installer
● ability to change lock screen style
● ability to remove launcher icon, to restore icon go to application detail in system settings and click on "Manage Space"
● vibration/beep feedback
● changeable visibility of pattern elements
● event log, whether user obtained access to application and when
● top bar can be visible or hidden, not available if using wallpapers and compatibility mode is off
● navigation bar can be visible or hidden, only for Android 4.4
● application can become device administrator
● screen lock animation
● import/export applications list to file
● random keypad layout

ATTENTION:
● If wallpaper is displaying incorrectly go to Advanced section in Settings and mark Compatible mode
● Notification shows authorization state for system, not for activity that is currently visible, manual authorization reset has no effect on the currently displayed window, as long is visible
● Before first use you have to create pattern or PIN
● App can be only installed in internal memory, because removing removable storage can be used to bypass lock
● If application cannot be removed, probably because is signed as Device Administrator, you have to go to Preferences -> Security -> Device Administrator -> find app and remove selection then uninstall app

Recent changes:
5.2
● bug fix

5.1
● minor bug fix
● added experimental support for API 21 (Android Lollipop)

5.0
● bug fixes

4.9
● bug fixes

4.8
● bug fixes

4.7
● bug fixes
● screen lock delay added

4.6
● bug fixes
● random keypad layout

4.5
● bug fix

4.4
● added import/export applications list to file
● added graphic countdown indicator
● sorting apps by name
● bug fixes
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Free
82
4.1
User ratings
463
Installs
10,000+
Concerns
0
File size
983 kb
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About App Guardian
App Guardian (Applock)

Program allows you to lock or block access to selected application, access may be obtained by selecting pattern or PIN.
Program is working in different way than ordinary Applocker, doesn't terrorize user by requests entering password, works only when needed, login session is reset by screen or optionally by countdown timer, program always is trying to determine whether screen lock is really need it.

● Password or pattern have to be saved not only entered
● If you notice anything unusual, please let me know first, my email address is at the bottom of this page

WARNING for Lollipop users, In order to work properly app need to have access to usage statistics, also icon is new to fit Material design

FEATURES:
● blocks access to selected applications
● add applications from list
● add application from screen
● two types of screen lock, pattern and pin
● session mode, single login for all applications
● ability to set wallpaper or live wallpaper instead solid color as background, may not work on all devices
● reset login after screen turn off
● reset login when application window disappears
● reset login after time
● reset login by clicking on notification
● reset login by clicking on widget
● blocking access to programs relevant to device safety, such as System Settings, Google Play, Application Installer
● ability to change lock screen style
● ability to remove launcher icon, to restore icon go to application detail in system settings and click on "Manage Space"
● vibration/beep feedback
● changeable visibility of pattern elements
● event log, whether user obtained access to application and when
● top bar can be visible or hidden, not available if using wallpapers and compatibility mode is off
● navigation bar can be visible or hidden, only for Android 4.4
● application can become device administrator
● screen lock animation
● import/export applications list to file
● random keypad layout

ATTENTION:
● If wallpaper is displaying incorrectly go to Advanced section in Settings and mark Compatible mode
● Notification shows authorization state for system, not for activity that is currently visible, manual authorization reset has no effect on the currently displayed window, as long is visible
● Before first use you have to create pattern or PIN
● App can be only installed in internal memory, because removing removable storage can be used to bypass lock
● If application cannot be removed, probably because is signed as Device Administrator, you have to go to Preferences -> Security -> Device Administrator -> find app and remove selection then uninstall app

Recent changes:
5.2
● bug fix

5.1
● minor bug fix
● added experimental support for API 21 (Android Lollipop)

5.0
● bug fixes

4.9
● bug fixes

4.8
● bug fixes

4.7
● bug fixes
● screen lock delay added

4.6
● bug fixes
● random keypad layout

4.5
● bug fix

4.4
● added import/export applications list to file
● added graphic countdown indicator
● sorting apps by name
● bug fixes

User reviews of App Guardian
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Android Market Comments
A Google User
Jan 3, 2015
Outstanding. Let me admit that this app is Excellent marvelous outstanding has full features without any ads. Please make app guardian lock as soon as we exit from it. I'm keeping it forever. No issues till now and best from the rest. Since more than a year its my part of life.
A Google User
Jan 3, 2015
Practically perfect! Very lightweight and fast app. Very responsive developer. This fits my bill perfectly, and I've tried a lot of app lockers. I can't get the lock to activate on my current custom CM12 ROM - is it compatible?
A Google User
Dec 25, 2014
plzzz help...me i kept password....but when it locked i dont know....plzz i cant open it plzzz help plzzzz
A Google User
Dec 22, 2014
No ads and easy to use
A Google User
Dec 1, 2014
Excellent ... Small app, clean easy interface, works like a charm ...excellent