Picturesque

[App] Picturesque Lock Screen


PicturesquePicturesque lock screen makes your lock screen lively by setting your lock screen wallpaper using Bing Images. Apart from making the lock screen lively it makes you productive by helping you search, find and open apps, contacts, browser favorites and bookmarks right from the lock screen. If you loved the universal search on Cortana, chances are that you love the same feature through this lock screen.

Some reviews:

http://www.androidheadlines.com/2015/10/microsoft-adds-loads-features-picturesque-lockscreen.html

http://androidcommunity.com/microsoft-garage-updates-picturesque-lock-screen-with-security-options-20151002/

Picturesque is undoubtedly one of the best-looking lock screen replacement apps available for Android – Business Insider

Yet another sign that Microsoft under CEO Satya Nadella is a proudly cross-platform company – Gigaom

if you’re looking for additional ways to spice up your locked device, it may be worth adding Microsoft’s Picturesque Lock Screen to your list – Android Police

Key Features :
Beautiful Bing images – Make beautiful Bing images as your lock screen wallpaper. Control the images right from the lock screen by using the info button. Click to change images, pause images, delete images and also search more about images from the lock screen.

Bing rewards – Earn Bing rewards for the searches done on the app (feature available only in the US).

Universal Search – If you have loved the universal search on Cortana from Microsoft, chances are that you would have wanted the same on Android. Picturesque helps you find Apps, Contacts and frequent and bookmarked websites right from lockscreen.

Proactive Suggestions on Lockscreen – Find frequent contacts to call, message, whatsapp with one touch of the search bar on the lockscreen.

Notifications – Find notifications from all apps organized for your convenience.

Security – Enable pin, password and pattern lockscreen to secure your phone.

Music – Control your music player right from the lockscreen.

Sports – In a meeting? Frustrated to check the latest Cricket scores? Just check the lockscreen to see latest scores with a single glance.

Quick Shortcuts – Pull down to access Wi-Fi, torch, brightness etc. along with your favorite apps right on the lock screen.

News – Swipe left for latest news by category. Read short preview and full news on the lock screen.

Few More reviews :
Gizmodo Top app of the week – Gizmodo

Business ETC top 5 app of the week – Business ETC

Picturesque may be experimental, but it’s also a workaround, putting Microsoft’s search engine front and center from the moment users turn on their phones – Green Bot

Check out videos created by fan users on Youtube at:
1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m78-dBNBLEQ
2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nys7BJCzh60
3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_mDTum9dBQ
4. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_mDTum9dBQ
5. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIA6csLPrj0
6. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXBzGUEwe-I

And in other languages as well:
1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5zDd8cJcqQ
2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7j5hZE_Wlks

Picturesque user reviews :

Decent App. The latest update is very good. The simplified two screen interface is well done. However the update interferes with the Quick Glance feature on the Galaxy Note 3 when the screen is off. Fix this problem and it is a 5 star

Great application !! Accessing the notification without unlocking the phone is awesome feature. Wallpapers are also too good. Loved this app

Great app! I don’t have unlock my phone if purpose is just to surf the web. Why does google hasn’t thought of this.

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Source : Download Picturesque from Play Store

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