Awesome Picture Quotes, motivational messages for your Windows Phone lockscreen

There are numerous apps available in the Windows Phone Store to help customize your lockscreen. Awesome Picture Quotes (formerly known as Wallpaper Quotes) is one of the newer offerings that delivers picture quotes for your lockscreen. The quotes are often accompanied by a inspirational photo or drawing as well.

Available for low-memory devices, the interface is simple (maybe too simple) and the collection does have some nice looking images with inspirational quotes. Awesome Picture Quotes is a nice foundation for a lockscreen app. has a slight level of appeal but could use a little polishing.

You can set Awesome Picture Quotes as your lockscreen app one of two ways. The first is to go into your Windows Phone settings and set it as your lockscreen under the lockscreen settings. The other method is to launch the Awesome Picture Quotes app and tap the Shuffle Quote banner.

This will generate a pop-up option to set Awesome Picture Quotes as your lockscreen app. After which, this button will shuffle your quote wallpapers. Otherwise, Awesome Picture Quotes will automatically rotate the lockscreen wallpapers at random intervals.

Other options off the app's main menu include viewing the About Page, view other apps in the Windows Phone Store from the developer and rate/review the app in the Windows Phone Store.

The wallpapers have a wide range of styles some of which the date/time block the lower parts of the quote. To fully appreciate the wallpapers, you will need the date and time to disappear, which isn't possible. If you have calendar notifications, email notifications of any other system notifications the lockscreen will become more cluttered.

I'm not sure if there is a way to minimize the clutter other than turning off all your lockscreen notifications, which may not be very appealing. I'm also not sure if the developer could re-position the system clock so it runs across the very bottom of the lockscreen and not block portions of the quote.

I think Awesome Picture Quotes has potential and is a nice foundation to build upon. The developer needs to find a way to display the wallpapers that doesn't conflict as much with the system notifications. As is, the app is worth a look but don't be shocked if you wake up your Windows Phone and the lockscreen looks like a jumbled mess.

Awesome Picture Quotes is available for low-memory devices and free for a limited time. No clue how long a limited time is or what the full price will be.

  • Awesome Picture Quotes - Windows Phone 8 - Free - Store Link

George Ponder

George is the Reviews Editor at Windows Central, concentrating on Windows 10 PC and Mobile apps. He's been a supporter of the platform since the days of Windows CE and uses his current Windows 10 Mobile phone daily to keep up with life and enjoy a game during down time.