Are you looking for the QuickPic alternatives? Before Cheetah phones took over QuickPic, it was the go-to Gallery app for every smartphone User. After the infamous tap fraud scheme, QuickPic and other applications from the Cheetah phone were taken down from the Play Store. This month, QuickPic again returned to the Play Store.
QuickPic comes back with an aggressive or worst advertisement, quashed CM Cloud support, and many bugs. Now the Gallery app can’t play videos and I have to export all my backed. As CM cloud backup will be erased prior to July 15, 2019. Nothing looks so good about QuickPic, so it’s time to move on. So, in this guide, you’ll learn the best alternatives for QuickPic Gallery App.
All these apps don’t need any wifi connection and you don’t want to sign in. So, privacy is the first priority. Also, these apps have 0 to minimal ads. Besides the recent QuickPic app, they all play MP4 videos.
List Of QuickPic Alternatives
Before Cheetah Mobile took over QuickPic, it was a fast, small, and free Gallery app. And if you are the one who can’t live without QuickPic, I’ll suggest you check out the QuickPic v4.5.2. It’s the last model before Cheetah bought it.
However, there is a bargain in using this model. Of all the amazing features, the cloud backup or cloud services don’t work. Since the API is being used by the recent version, it leads to an API error for the earlier one.
Still, you can use it to manage offline media. The WiFi Transfer works good and so does the other features such as Moments, Slideshow, Photo Search, etc. In case you don’t like to switch to any other gallery application, this one looks to be a good fallback option.
Install QuickPic Revived
QuickPic Alternatives – Camera Roll
Camera Roll is another open-source Gallery app that is built around Google Photos design. So, the Gallery Interface of the application is quite identical to Google Photos. Besides from that, it uses some Google APIs for smooth scrolling and shows thumbnails.
My best feature of the apps is the support for RAW pictures such as CR2, DNG, etc. It does not just display RAW photos but it can also edit it. It can also save it back in .png. I love the inbuilt video player that switches to PIP (picture-in-picture) mode whenever you exit the app.
Camera Roll also shows Images on external devices but I couldn’t find the choice to move or copy media to external storage. The File Explorer is the best option but does not show media previews. The app enables you to view Hidden folders but you can’t password-protect them.
- It supports all pictures format including RAW.
- Supports external storage media or SD card.
- Videos in PIP mode.
- Inbuilt Video Player.
- Absence of cloud services and Google Photos/Dropbox Integration.
- The thumbnail shows 8-bit Color max which is far less.
- Absence of Recycle Bin.
LeafPic is another amazing alternative for QuickPic. However, this is quite similar to a minimal scaled-down model. The user-interface is quite similar but you have comparatively some amazing features. It is for a user with limited requirements.
LeafPic enables you to force rotate the display screen when the auto-rotate is turned off. As it turns out to be an essential feature whenever I watch the Photos in Landscape mode. You can also set up or use hidden folders and password protect them. Also, it provides PIN support and you don’t need to use a fingerprint or pattern. LeafPic also provides an inbuilt Video player that plays MP4 formats. In addition to that, it can support RAW images and you can also edit or save them. I tried editing CR2 or DNG images and the editor can handle them without any lag.
Overall, LeafPic is no doubt a light-weight option for QuickPic but it can’t appeal to the power users. You’ll get all the basic options besides cloud services.
- Password protect hidden files
- Force rotate
- Compatible RAW Images
- Video Player
- No Cloud services or slideshow option
- Absence of Recycle bin.
QuickPic Alternatives – Simple Gallery Pro
Simple Gallery Pro is a very popular open-source Gallery app for Android. Its user interface resembles QuickPic pro and some of the controls are identical. You can also get the Sort and Search option located at the top-right corner. The pictures are placed in grids or columns which can be decreased or increased with the pinch-to-zoom gesture.
Just like QuickPic, you have the famous Slideshow option that helps you to view all the pictures in a folder. Simple Gallery Pro enables you to hide folders and then Password protect them. You can also select to have a Pattern or Fingerprint rather than a password. My favorite feature would be the recycle bin that works like Dumpster app. If I mistakenly remove a photo or several photos, I can always move back to the Recycle bin to restore it.
It becomes the best replacement for QuickPic but it misses out on the cloud services. You can’t attach your Google Photos or DropBox media.
- No annoying Ads.
- Password protect hidden folders.
- Built-in editor and media playback.
- Compatible with RAW files & GIF.
- Absence of Google Photos/Dropbox integration.
Install Simple Gallery Pro
Memoria provides an advanced UI design. Recently it had a makeover and functions quite similar to Google Photos. The pinch-to-zoom in gesture allows you to increase or decrease the grid size. You can also swipe left or right to toggle between “My Albums”, “My Photos”, and “My Favourites”.
Talking about Favourites, to instantly add an image to your favorites, click the heart icon on the image and it gets included in the list. Memoria display Images based on Date but you can also modify that to Size or Name according to your preference. Recently, it launched a Recycle bin within the gallery. The Recycle bin saves your Image up to 30 days by default. However, that can be modified in the Settings menu. The app has highly enabled development support.
Memoria is quite fluid when you like to deal with PNGs or JPEGs. But, it fails miserably while handling big RAW images or JPEGs. You can’t even zoom in to the Image. A time comes when I found a bit of delay while loading the pictures. Moreover, it features subtle ads that can be erased after buying the pro version at $1.5.
- Bookmark pictures
- Recycle Bin
- Advanced UI and gestures
- Video Player
- Can’t edit RAW images.
- Absence of Google Photos Integration.
F-Stop is another robust alternative for QuickPic. It includes the premium variant, it provides a certain amount of features such as attaching metadata to pictures, Google Photos integration, cloud services, etc. The user interface is quite identical to the QuickPic card layout style. You can get all the quick actions located on the top right corner.
Whenever you open the picture, it’s stacked up at the top. And under the bottom, you get the remaining images in smaller grids. You can instantly switch between the pictures by clicking on them. Besides these, it has a built-in video player that handles MP4 videos. Also, you customize the media player gestures such as swipe actions, swipe gesture length, etc. F-Stop also produces a folders slideshow. The native search option is very powerful and you can then append searches with the help of Boolean Operators.
It is a full-fledged option for QuickPic but some of the features are premium. The folder categorization is amazing but it is a type of unintuitive. I just loved it if it was accessible within a single touch.
- Bookmarking Of images
- Tagging Of metadata
- Cloud services
- Swipe gestures
Install F-Stop Gallery
Piktures come with the best feature of gesture. It can efficiently organize or manage your gallery. The user interface is quite different from all the applications in the list. You can also get a Parallax effect located at the top with an image preview. The folders are stacked on the left side which you can pull using a left swipe. The application is quite fluid and you can then swipe past menus using the gestures. From the start, I don’t want the user interface much but after further usage, it keeps growing on you.
You can also connect your One Drive, Google Drive, or DropBox account with Piktures. It allows you to manage media on cloud services. For privacy or security, you can move your media to a secret drive located in the Gallery App. It password encrypts or protects the secret drive so that third-party media can’t easily access it. The secret drive resides on the local device so it is good to view it’s secure. Also, it has a Bar Code scanner that can be accessed by tapping on the floating button at the bottom right.
It is the ideal QuickPic replacement using free Dropbox Integration or Google Drive. The thing that irritates me is it can’t manage RAW images. It was quite amazing as I expected it to be quite a simple feature.
- Cloud services.
- Intuitive UI or Fluid
- Secret encrypted drive.
- Google Drive or Dropbox Integration.
QuickPic Alternatives – Google Photos
Google Photos is quite ifferent from QuickPic. But, the total amount of features or utilities it offers is amazing. It can categorize your photos automatically that is based on face, location, type, etc. The Image search or categorization is just amazing. Also, it makes some animated collages for you that are based on daily activity. I can also find these short animations or videos lively and is a type of a summary of my trips.
Besides the usual things, we have lots of latest features being included in Google Photos. Recently, they support Motion Photos from other camera apps such as Samsung Motion Pictures. It not just plays them but also tries to modify or stabilize those images. The Google Lens that comes with Google Photos is a clean feature that helps to scan or instantly Google the product. Also, you get PhotoScan. It can change your pictures or old documents into digital and their results are amazing.
Install Google Photos
These were some of the amazing QuickPic alternatives. For a minimal user of QuickPic, I highly recommendLeafPic or Camera Roll to you. In case if you don’t try to use Google Drive or cloud services to save media, QuickPic Revived or Simple Photos Pro is the best choice. For the best QuickPic Replacement, I prefer you to go for the Piktures or premium F-Stop Gallery App.
For further queries, issues, or questions do let me know in the comments below.