This post was published 4 years ago. Due to the rapidly evolving world of technology, some material it contains may no longer be applicable.
Ever since Google dropped the AOSP gallery app in favour of their Google+ Photos app, many people have started seeking alternatives. QuickPic has always been one of the best apps in this category and with its latest update it has become considerably better. It’s smooth, it’s pretty and it’s functional. Let’s take a look at the new QuickPic.
QuickPic received a Material makeover a few weeks ago, but the latest beta update looks even better. They’ve added twenty-three themes in varying colours with light and dark backgrounds and it really does look stunning. My personal favourite is what I like to call “Keep Yellow.” The arrow animation for the navigation draw has also been added which makes me very, very happy.
They’ve also added Google Drive integration and it works very well. You can view pictures already uploaded to your Drive or you can upload new images to whichever folder you wish. This is something that is extremely useful to me as I use Google Drive for drafting articles (such as this one). I’ve included screenshots from two different devices and the easiest way to bring them together is using Google Drive. Having access to those images in my main gallery app is extremely useful.
More and more apps are getting updated with Material Design and for the most part they’re all looking pretty good. In some cases they look better than Hangouts certain Google apps. Let’s hope this surge of beautifully redesigned apps continues!
If you want to try out this new beta version of QuickPic then hit the APK link below. If you are not so keen on side-loading or would rather wait for the stable release then install the current version from the Play Store and it will surely be updated with these new features soon.
App Version: 4.0 (Beta)