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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by Milo Willamson, Mar 22, 2020.

  1. Milo Willamson

    Milo Willamson Android Expert
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    So earlier yesterday I did move my photos away from my moto z2 force, I did download a newer type of one, but something tells me the strange SD reader, cannot move XXyy to Xxxyyy location due to SD card, but I cannot remember what the name of the app was, because there is ten billion ones named Gallery, I should re download QuickPick since it worked excellent on my phone.. Unless there is a free gallery app that is extremely useful for me, any help would be appericated :)
     


  2. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    yes it is called google photos. it will back you photos to the cloud. i never have to worry about my photos. i can even take a photo on my phone, let it sync, hop on my computer and the photo that i just took will be there. and when you upgrade your phone just sign in and you photos from your old phone will be there.
     
  3. Milo Willamson

    Milo Willamson Android Expert
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    I have google photos, forever now, is there a seperate app that I can view and rarrange my gallery offline though?
     
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  4. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    i'm sure there is, but i never saw the need for another gallery app. maybe someone else can recommend something.
     
  5. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    F-stop gallery app
     
  6. Milo Willamson

    Milo Willamson Android Expert
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    I took into consideration of my both of the problems.

    1) My gallery can now be moved around thanks to f-stop.

    2) The main problem with my moto was because there was an app just sitting in the bg,
    and never been used ever, so my ADW is working flawlessly :)
     
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  7. puppykickr

    puppykickr Android Expert

  8. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
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    Nobody likes mine anymore. It had Cheetah in it.
     
  9. Milo Willamson

    Milo Willamson Android Expert
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    I finally switched out to a different compatable gallery app, seems to be working in great condition :)
     
  10. puppykickr

    puppykickr Android Expert

    Cheetah Mobile?
    As in CM?

    Yeah, they are bad news.
    They make some cool apps, but they are not worth the trade off with security and info 'sharing'.
     
  11. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
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    OT: So not quite a Gallery but Google Photos saves everything. If you took that photo it's still there.
    I like that. :)
     
  12. Milo Willamson

    Milo Willamson Android Expert
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    Still it takes forever a single photo to upload via wifi.
     
  13. Milo Willamson

    Milo Willamson Android Expert
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    * IT was an app that took over when making calls, though the screen does go blank after before hanging up, just had an appoitment phone call just now though..
     
  14. Milo Willamson

    Milo Willamson Android Expert
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    Bump my google photos seem taking forever to upload an image, unless I do it with the usb cord, any help would be nice though, but I can move them onto my memory card and keep it on my phone for however I wish to desire.
     
  15. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    how fast is your wifi? maybe its a router issue?
     
  16. Milo Willamson

    Milo Willamson Android Expert
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    Seems okay, but could be the Moto's wifi sometimes.. There is something really fishy about it sometimes.
     
  17. The_Chief

    The_Chief Accept no imitations!
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    What of the recent reviews complaining that it takes an extremely long time for the gallery to load and display properly? And others saying that it magically deleted thousands of photos? I'd love to find a better gallery app than the stock version... even though my photos are backed up (in both Photos AND OneDrive), I'd rather not lose them unless I specifically delete them...
     
  18. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    I have a copy of Simple Gallery and have not met any of those problems. It's not quite as fast as F-Stop, but hardly extremely slow - about comparable to my old pre-CM copy of QuickPic.

    When I see an occasional "I lost lots of photos" review I always wonder whether we are seeing user incompetence plus unwillingness to accept responsibility? I've spotted one of those in browsing recent reviews, but nothing that suggests a widespread problem.
     
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  19. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
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    So what's as good as Cheetah?
     
  20. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    Anything is better than Cheetah ;).

    I guess you mean QuickPic, which used to be a good little app until Cheetah bought it. I still have an old pre-CM version (disconnected from the Play Store so that you don't get requests to update it to spyware), but after trying out many alternative galleries I find that I mostly use F-Stop (there is so much similarity in gallery apps that my solution was to leave several installed and just see which one I actually found myself using, rather than trying to weigh up pros and cons of each).
     
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  21. Milo Willamson

    Milo Willamson Android Expert
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    I had Quickpic before Cheetah bought it, was rather so beautiful to work with.
     
  22. Milo Willamson

    Milo Willamson Android Expert
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    I simply just learn to back up and sync so my photos can be on here , at the g-photos site,
    It is alright for the time though.. Odd this is two problems I had and it sort itself out.
    But my voice mail has no calling back into different ways though.
     
  23. PitCarver

    PitCarver Android Expert

    Another vote for F-Stop.
     
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  24. puppykickr

    puppykickr Android Expert

    I literally have thousands of pictures and hundreds of videos on three devices- all using this app.

    Missing media?
    0
    Lost files?
    0

    I think it is safe to assume that such complaints are due to user error.

    Not to mention that none of my devices are exceptional.

    So, if it works just fine for a $40 2GB device, what would be the problem on a better phone?

    On my crappiest device, a Poblano VLE5 1GB device, there is an issue when I move files from the device to the SD card- they appear, but show 0b of memory, cannot be shared, or done anything with.

    The solution is to restart the phone.
    Because this is such a low caliber device, a restart only takes 1 minute.

    Suddenly, all photos and videos appear with full memory and capabilities.

    So this is obviously a device issue, not an issue with the app.
    This does not happen with the other two devices.

    Why not just try it?

    It's not like a gallery app will just magically delete all your media.
     
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