There's a new beta of (almost) everyone's favorite gallery app available right now on APK Mirror. Yes, QuickPic v4.5 is ready for immediate installation on your device of choice, and it contains a nifty photo selection gesture similar to the one from the Google Photos app. Check it out.

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So just like in Google Photos, you can long-press then drag to select multiple photos in a snap. Drag back to remove the selection from the pics. There's also a new search feature, which is accessible from the button in the action bar. It will find any matching file names in the folders you have indexed in QuickPic.

The update will probably roll out in the Play Store before long if you don't feel like sideloading. There have already been a few bug fix updates uploaded to APK Mirror (we're on 4.5.2 right now).