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Add appointments to your Android's lock screen

Tired of calendar widgets and reminders? Add appointments to your most-viewed screen.

The calendar widget is fairly useful, but it takes up a considerable amount of screen real estate. For this reason, it often lands on the screens to the left or right of the main home screen. And then comes the out of sight, out of mind practice. The only way to keep tabs on the events if you don't remember to look at them is to set reminders. But how good is a reminder if it reminds you at an inconvenient time? Here's how to avoid a mess like this:

Note: This app may not work on some Samsung Galaxy SII handsets and HTC Sense user interfaces. This is because they work with an altered lock screen, which does not allow editing of the content displayed through a third-party app like this one. If the support is added in the future, the developer states that he/she will add support for those devices.

Step 1: Download Lockscreen Calendar from the Android Market.

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Step 2: Open the app and choose which calendars you'd like to display events for.

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Step 3: Set the app's update intervals and how far ahead into the future you want to check for new calendar events, then press Update.

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Step 4: Pick how many events to show and then adjust the date formatting to your liking.

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Step 5: Lock your device's screen and then turn it back on to see your upcoming events.

No more excuses for forgetting events on your calendar, especially since they'll be staring you in the face every time you use your device.