QuickPic - Not your daily gallery app
A better and faster alternative to your default gallery app.
The default gallery app on almost all android devices, in simple words, just sucks. Neither the User Interface, nor the performance impresses even the simplest android user. So, here’s something for all you android lovers that’ll not only make viewing pics better, but even make the loading time (which honestly freaks me out) shorter. Yes, you got it right, we are talking about QuickPic, so let’s see what this awesome app has got in store for us.
As soon as you open up the app, the first thing you’ll notice is how your pictures are arranged in a beautiful manner in folders. Not that you haven’t seen it before, but just how quickly they load up, is surely going to surprise you. This was just the first time! The next time you do it, it’ll be faster. It’s because all your thumbnails have been cached and the next time you want to go through your pictures. Blink and you’ll miss the loading time!
Talking about the minimalistic UI, in the right top corner you have 3 buttons. From the left, you have one for the View Type(Default, Stack, Grid and List along with an Explorer Mode), another one for the Camera, and finally a 3-dot menu which can further help you sort the images according to their name, date of addition or by path. You can also add a folder for images using the Add button in the menu itself as well as unhide the hidden images and transfer your pictures via wifi. Finally, there’s a button for the settings where you can change the theme of the app, enable single tap to zoom, or even make the app password protected (yes, they’ve got you covered). Finally, you also have an option to backup your images to the cloud (we’ll get to that later).
Coming on to the mainscreen once again, if you slide from the left, you’ll see another menu where you can see your cloud services and picture subscriptions(500px and Flickr). There is also an Add Button at the bottom to add other cloud services or picture subscriptions to the slide out menu.
The cloud backup option is one of the best features of this app. Not only does it helps you in times of data loss, but also allows you to choose which albums you want to backup and which ones you don’t. So, that way, for example, you can leave out the Whatsapp Images folder, but include your Wallpapers folder to get backed up.
Another great feature which distinguishes QuickPic from other gallery apps is the Picture Subscription. Currently, it supports 500px and Flickr. You can see pictures posted by various artists on their respective sites as well as set them as your wallpaper. So that way, installing an extra app just for the wallpapers is not needed anymore.
The app for a tablet is just as badass as it is on the phone. You can feel the UI saying “Made for tablets”. The folders, text and the in-app icons fit just as they should. Unlike other apps where the UI stretches to match the screen’s size, QuickPic fits in perfectly. Even in landscape mode, the UI doesn’t hints of a single glitch and performs as smoothly as it should.
To conclude, QuickPic is one of the best gallery replacement apps out there. With its minmal, yet very functional UI, cloud backup options, picture subscriptions and loads of themes to choose from, it’s definitely worth installing. On top of all that, by making QuickPic free, Q-Supreme Team (developers of the app) has surely achieved what they wanted from the app.
In-built cloud backup service with added protection in the form of password protection. Moreover, it allows access to a wide range of pictures from 500px and Flickr.
Material themes could have been better.
Mediafire integration missing from cloud services.