We prefer to keep a feature-rich gallery app, and the one we can’t recommend enough is the Piktures. It’s our team’s favorite, and most of our team members have it installed on all of their devices.
It offers a clean hardware user interface for browsing albums, while grouping some interesting features. The photo editor works great, and it even lets you change the size of the image and delete the location when sharing. Add to that the option to share files via WiFi, and you have the perfect gallery app in your hands.
Albums are one thing, but don’t you want there to be a better way to sort images? F-Stop allows you to intelligently organize your photos and videos.
So, in addition to the usual gallery features it offers, F-Stop also comes with a unique tool that allows you to sort and search for images based on their metadata. As such, you can search from saved data or even add your own tags. You can also choose to search for images using a map interface based on their location. Pretty cool, right?
4. Camera roll
Speaking of data, another app I like is Camera Roll.
It’s a super simple gallery app, much like Focus Go, but with a serious tool up its sleeve. This not only allows you to view your EXIF data, but you can even modify it if you wish. Do not abuse it. (*wink*)
Now, when we are talking about changing or modifying data, what about hiding it? More specifically, what about image masking? Well, the best gallery app for this has to be 1Gallery.
Having secure folders is nothing new, but 1Gallery ensures that your hidden photos also stay encrypted. It’s a pretty unique feature. Apart from that, it also comes with an advanced photo editor. The animations are pretty heavy, but it’s still a pretty good and useful gallery app.
6. Gallery A +
If you’re serious about mobile photography, you probably have a smartphone with an external SD card holder to store tons of photos. If so, you should definitely check out the A + gallery.
So, in addition to offering a pretty neat and beautiful interface, A + Gallery is probably the only gallery app with full support for SD cards. You get the same fast speeds, great sorting and much more. If you like photography, this is an application that you must install on your Android phone.
7. Google Photos
Now, this list wouldn’t be complete without mentioning the dark horse called Google Photos. These may not be the fastest gallery apps, but let’s be honest, it’s still good enough for storing photos.
In addition to providing a good view of all your images with an excellent photo editing tool and integrated Google Lens support. Google Photos also offers you unlimited photo backup, which is unlimited in high quality and also seen as a nifty way to free up storage space on your phone.
Organize and conquer
Whether you just need a lightweight Gallery app to view your photos or a feature-rich app to organize them, it’s critical that you first determine your usage and requirements. This will help you limit yourself to the most suitable application from the list above. Whether it’s the Piktures app or A + Gallery, you can always try everything once or twice to limit yourself to the best.
Here is a video of the 7 best Gallery apps for your Android smartphone from Guiding Tech’s YouTube channel:
Which app will you try first? Have you found another cool gallery app that you want to share with others? Post the name of the application and your experience in the comments below.
Have you activated the automatic downloading of images in WhatsApp and these photos are not visible? See our guide to fix WhatsApp images that don’t appear in the Gallery app on your phone.
Last updated March 5, 2020