I'm a big fan of the CyanogenMod11 / Trebuchet lockscreen - It lets you add shortcuts to the unlocking ring so you can touch and swipe in that direction to directly launch an app. However switching all of my devices to CM is not an option - I like the nearly stock android 4.4 on my moto G, and the best I can do for my HTC One V is android 4.2. Both run the google now launcher.
My requirements are pretty simple:
- It needs to standalone, and I need to be able to use whatever launcher I want with it
- It should work on Android 4.2 or better
- It plays nice with the google now launcher
- It allows me to add apps to the lockscreen like what you see there
- It's Free - I can't buy apps from the google play store at the moment.
I've tried bazooka (loved the lock screen, hated the themes) , but a perfect answer wouldn't hinge on another launcher for me.