Smartphones might not go toe to toe against DSLRs with regards to camera quality however they surely are capable enough to capture your open moments and selfies, obviously. We like taking pictures on our smartphone, particularly since most Android smartphones nowadays come equipped with good cameras. In this way, it’simportant that the Gallery app on our Android devices is completely prepared to manage the lots of photos we’ve taken. While smartphone producers mostly include a photo management app otherwise known as a Gallery app by default, they most certainly aren’t the best.
Thus, if you’ve been needing to use a better Gallery app on your Android smartphone, we are here to your rescue.
10 best Gallery apps for Android you should be using:
Piktures might not be as common as others on the list but it has certainly got the most intuitive interface out of the part. The app includes various number of intuitive gestures to make navigation significantly simpler. The albums are accessible on the left edge, while the filters/tags are available on the right edge. The app likewise includes a cool calendar view and location view, which demonstrates the pictures inside a calendar and pictures taken at different locations, separately.
The feature includes a Secure Drive, protected by a PIN, where you can save your personal pictures and videos. Other features of the app include GIF & video support, ability to view EXIF data, slideshows etc.
Install: (Free with in-app purchases)
Focus is one of the capable Gallery replacement apps available on the Play Store. Firstly, the app supports all image types, GIFs and video files. It sorts out your pictures based on the folders, tags & date and it all looks great in the app’s homepage. You can additionally tag your photos for better sorting. There are 11 preset tags like Art, Family, Awesome, Friends, Me, Nature, Pets, Travel and much more. The app is available in a free version but it’s heavily limited, as most of its amazing features are part of the Premium version.
The Premium version of Focus brings custom tags, control on what pictures are seen on the main page, dark theme, the ability to lock screen to a single image, vault to lock pictures, change icon of the app and more. To sum things up, you will have to purchase the Premium version of the app to really enjoy the best features of Focus.
Install: (Free with in-app purchase of $1.47 for Premium)
QuickPic Gallery app might not be the most attractive Gallery app but rather it’s indeed one of most feature-rich photo management apps out there. The app supports all the different image and video files. It gives you a chance to upload your pictures to various cloud services like Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox, Flickr etc. along with its own CM Cloud service.
There are features like slideshow, internal picture editor, file management, ability to lock private photos and videos with password, app customization options and more. The app is available for free on the Play Store.
4. MyRoll Gallery
MyRoll Gallery is another Gallery app for Android and while it includes a number of features, the most unique has to be its Smart Mode. The Smart Mode is a personalized gallery of your pictures inside the app, which chooses your best photos with your smiling faces centered in the thumbnails. Along with Smart Mode, the app also sorts out your pictures according to date, time, events and location. It also features a Moments view, which offers a more collage like view of your Gallery.
MyRoll also offers 50 GB of cloud storage for your photos along with Google Photos integration, so you can view all your pictures at a single place. In addition, the app offers intelligent notifications reminding you of your great trips or events.
Install: (Free with in-app purchases)
5. Google Photos
If you already have Google Photos installed on your Android smartphone and if you really have, you absolutely have the most intelligent and advanced Gallery app out there. The official Gallery app for Android packs in features like visual search, which gives you chance to search for photos with the things related with them. You can type something to search or you can even enter an emoji to search for a picture. It likewise gives you a chance to create albums, collages, animations and movies. Additionally, the app automatically classifies pictures based on place, common things and people.
Google Photos also lets you store unlimited high quality pictures in Google Drive, so we have already talked at length about the Google Photos’ unique features.
If you need a Gallery app that’s lightning fast, you should check out the F-Stop Media Gallery app. The Gallery app offers various features like tags, themes for the app, ability to read metadata (EXIF, XMP, IPTC) data right from the image, metadata based search, GIF support, lock pictures & videos with password protection, slideshow mode with different transitions to choose from and more. It also includes a cool location mode based on Google Maps, where you will find pictures based on location in the map.
The above-mentioned features in the app are free, there is a Pro version of the app that brings the ability to save tags & ratings in XMP format along with features like drag & drop support, nested folders and more.
The FOTO Gallery app is the best photo organizer. While the photo organization here is manual, the process is simplified and you’ll definitely appreciate it. The app displays your photos one by one in a circular interface and you can just tap on albums where you want to send the photo. Sure, it can get a little time consuming but it’s highly effective. The app also gives you chance to create tags and sort pictures time, name, size, order or simply view them by tags. Other features of the app include ability to search for photos by albums or date, hide albums, album covers and more.
The organization in the free version of the app is limited, so you will have to make an in-app buy to get the Premium version. The paid version also brings password protection for hidden albums, custom sorting through drag & drop and more.
Install: (Free with in-app purchase of $3.70 for Premium version)
FlickMoment is a popular Gallery app which packs the best slideshow feature. The app combines all your photos and videos and plays them along in a slideshow video. You can even choose to select specific files to play in slideshow. The slideshow video is saved in mp4 file format with 720p resolution, so you can even share it. The app additionally includes features like dynamic albums, photos organization according to time, date, location & events, and much more. The app is available for free, so you should definitely check out its slideshow features.