‘FastLock’ places handy shortcuts on your Lock screen

I know what you’re thinking: as if we needed yet another Lock screen shortcut tweak, right? There’s no denying it, there are plenty of Lock screen shortcut methods available for the iPhone, and FastLock is the latest entry into an already crowded arena.

When considering just how many alternatives there are to FastLock, it’s not surprising that I wasn’t exactly jumping for joy after initially hearing about it. In such a dense market, is there room for yet another set of Lock screen shortcuts?

Have a look at our video and judge for yourselves…


Once you have FastLock installed, there are no settings or options to configure. To use it, simply double press your Home button while on your Lock screen. This will cause your Lock screen shortcuts to appear within the body of the Lock screen.

Tapping on any of the shortcuts whisks you away to the app in question. I have to say that I experienced some crashing when attempting to use the included Twitter shortcut, but your mileage may vary.

FastLock is available for $0.99 on Cydia’s BigBoss repo. I’m not sure I would personally recommend it, but it certainly doesn’t hurt the user experience in any way. What do you think?