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Each smartphone comes with a gallery app, but considering how diverse the Android smartphone landscape is, the one you end up with varies from device to device. If you want an identical experience across devices, the best approach may be to turn to a third-party app, and while you're at it, you might as well choose one that's spiffy and straightforward. QuickPic is one of our top picks in this area, and now the app's developer has opened up a beta community for testers and dropped a new beta release for them to get their hands on.

QuickPic

Now this isn't a Play Store beta. Instead, the developer has made the apk available as a direct download. Here's the change log for 3.5 beta 2.

What's new:
-Add support for Picasa
-Add support for 500px 

There are new features and a redesign on the way, but in the meantime, be a dear and help test things out. A link to the beta community is available below. Just be sure to include the device name, Android version, QuickPic Version, how to reproduce it, and screenshot (if you have one) when submitting those bug reports.

QuickPic Beta Google+ Community

Source: +GeoffreyRHsu

Thanks, Andrew.

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • BoB1673

    Used thisnall the time when I used stock android

  • cabbieBot

    I've been using this as a gallery replacement app for years now, it seems. My only quibble is that if you click on a picture sent via MMS and it loads it up in the viewer, there is not an option to save/share in the viewer. I don't actually know if it's possible...every other pic viewing app seems to treat them the same way. I only see "Details", "Set As", "Show in map" and "Settings" when I tap options. See the festively decorated independence day tree below that was sent to me. Regardless, QuickPic is great and I'll be trying out this beta for sure.

    • Guest

      i have so much trouble with the pic uploading on AP disqus threads...

    • David Spivey

      Well, strangely, that's be cause the image viewer software sees the image as a file already saved to the device. The MMS software stores the file somewhere. then the filename of the saved picture is then sent to QuickPic or whatever program you use. You would need to "view" the image with a file browsing program (maybe X-plore or ES File Explorer) to locate the image on disk, then you can move/copy it where you want. Alternatively, if you use the standard Gallery, you can choose "Details" from the menu. That will tell you where the file is stored under "Path:". Then use any file browser to move/copy the file where you want it.

  • Eloy Antunez

    awesome!

  • BoFiS

    Awesome, QuickPic is my default and favorite gallery software on Android, nice to see them integrating in Picasa! yay

  • Sigmund

    Eeeeeek, Picasa no!! DX ... I hope QuickPic will no auto-sync the photos or my data plan will explode by itself!

    Anyway, it's my default gallery in all my devices, is lightning fast!

    • David Spivey

      Sync and viewing are separate. I do believe most of these types of apps need to sync thumbnails as you view the images, but that's just to save time looking through them.

      • vgergo

        I won't feel the speed up while it's syncing the thumbnails of my 124,375 photos from picasa...

  • redsmith

    OT: ", and screenshot (if you have one) when submitting those bug reports."

    The OCD in me makes me wonder why the color of this sentence is different from the rest of the text.

    Why? Why???

    Back on topic, I LOVE QuickPic.

  • Jbg

    He actually talked about a huge update on /r/android on reddit. Posted pictures of what we will or might be getting in the future. I'm sure someone can find it

  • DirkBelig

    Love QuickPic because it handles animated GIFs, but if they're going to add external site they should have Flickr and Facebook. I used to use JustPics as a gallery but Facebook integration broke and the developer simply abandoned the app.

  • Matthew Fry

    Maybe it's time to go back to QuickPic. The gallery apps were so awful in the Android 2-3 days that QuickPic was the only reasonable option.

  • Niall Murray

    Give me dropbox and Facebook integration like gallerynext! Then I can have the easy ui of quickpic and the sync features of gallerynext.

  • http://twitter.com/jdrch jdrch

    Do the beta builds update in-app, or do I have to manually download a new version every time?

  • ColonelCockman

    Just checked it out. Still completely rubbish. Like every Android gallery app unfortunately. Admittedly better than the two stock apps provided by Google on my Nexus 5. They're just a testament to Google's disconnect with reality. Thanks Google, I really want all my cover art in my photo app. What a mess.

    As for this beta of Quicpic, it doesn't even support sorting by location (geotagging), let alone nesting by date and location. But you can see the name of the image files including extension. That's real helpful.

    EagleEye is probably the best of a very poor bunch. Try that before Quickpic.

    I recommend Android developers take a look at the stock iPhone app, and improve on that - which you'd think wouldn't be hard given its own blaring ommissions. But as it stands I'd take Apple's bare bones stock app over anything I can currently install on my Nexus 5.

    • Jason McKay

      You can hide folders from the general view. I hide all cover art folders and random icon folders that get picked up.