6 Best QuickPic Alternatives for You
A few years ago, if you asked an Android user their favorite gallery app, the answer would commonly be QuickPic. That changed in 2015 when Cheetah Mobile bought QuickPic, and everyone lost trust in the app. While the original developers promised no ads, Cheetah Mobile’s reputation couldn’t keep QuickPic’s loyal fans.
Recently, Cheetah Mobile was caught in a click fraud scheme, resulting in Google removing CM File Manager from the Play Store. Even QuickPic listings were temporarily unavailable. This was the final blow for all QuickPic users.
So if you’re looking for a QuickPic replacement, today is your lucky day. We have handpicked 6 QuickPic alternatives for Android.
1. Simple Gallery
I know you might be wondering about the name, but don’t let that deceive you. When I was looking for an alternative to Google Photos, Simple Gallery caught my attention. I needed an app that could effectively access my local folders, and Simple Gallery met all those requirements.
Simple Gallery has a user interface (UI) similar to QuickPic. It organizes your photos in their respective folders on the main screen. You can customize the view and sorting mode, as well as the column size, colors, and buttons in the app.
Earlier, Simple Gallery was a free app without ads. However, the developer recently deprecated it and switched to a pro version. Now you need to pay for the app. But the old version still exists on the Play Store and you can download it. As is obvious, it won’t get any new updates. Size: 4MB.
Piktures differs from QuickPic in terms of UI, both positively and negatively. On the main screen, you can’t see image folders (Album list) and must swipe right from the left sidebar to access them. Fortunately, there is a setting to show them on the main screen, but they still appear in the sidebar menu. In addition, Piktures allows you to view your photos on a calendar.
The app has a beautiful interface with animations and cover images. It supports features like a PIN-protected drive to hide your photos, cloud access, GIF player, view by location, and more. Additionally, the app is ad-free and allows you to extract text from images.
In addition to its beautiful design, Memoria allows you to view images with or without folders. You can easily switch between modes with a simple swipe.
The app offers features like favorites, pinning, hiding albums, cover photos, casting, and more. You can customize the home screen in various ways. However, to customize the overall theme, you need to purchase the pro version of the app.
The pro version also includes a vault and an Instagram-like feature where you press and hold images to view them.
4. A+ Gallery
Similar to Memoria, this app lists your images as individual photos and albums. You can switch the view mode from day to month or year. Although you cannot pin the albums, you can add them to favorites.
You can change the app theme, view online albums, and hide albums. Unfortunately, the app has ads. You will see them as albums in the app. To remove them, you need to buy the premium version, which will also provide a recycle bin and more themes.
5. F-Stop Gallery
F-Stop is similar to QuickPic but may feel bloated compared to other gallery apps. If you seek a feature-rich option, then this is the one for you. It’s lightweight but has features like GIFs, hidden photos, multiple view modes, and more.
The app also has a pro version that unlocks features like nested folders, smart albums, bookmarks, themes, etc.
If you want a straightforward gallery app with essential functions, try the Camera Roll app. It offers features like excluded albums, themes, hidden albums, and customizations such as column size and style.
Time for a Quick Change
A good gallery app enhances the photo viewing experience. It should be lightweight and support all image types. We have listed the best alternatives, but there are more options like Focus, Leaf Pic, and Gallery. If these apps don’t impress you, try downloading the old version of QuickPic before Cheetah acquired it.
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