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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by BLACKTOOTHGRIN, Dec 15, 2013.


    BLACKTOOTHGRIN Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    I upgraded to a 64GB card recently so I could store more photo's and videos on my phone to have with me wherever I go.
    The problem that I'm having (and have always had) is with the native gallery application. Even though I added my photos to my phone in a structured folder system, when I open the Gallery App every single folder appears (without any sort of structure) and just makes everything look like a cluttered mess!

    Are there any good/safe apps out there that will allow you to actually organize your photos and videos the way that they should be?

    I've looked at apps like F-Stop and Quickpic (among others),
    but those seem to be more for people that want to "Hide" stuff on their phones rather than for organizational purposes. Password protection and stuff of that nature I think might be a great added bonus if it works correctly, but I've also read horror reviews on how it caused people to either accidentally lose all their stuff, or somehow the files got corrupted, which essentially again...made them lose all their photos and videos because the files no longer worked. That's why I'm a bit iffy on those types of apps. I wouldn't want to lose good pics that I recently took just because the APP decided to not behave any longer, and I hadn't had a chance to back them up yet.

    If there is a good one out there, I'm willing to give it a shot. After-all...you should have your files backed up in another location other than just on your phone anyways. But this cluttered mess in the Gallery App just doesn't work for me.

    **Oh, I just read further into F-Stop and it doesn't allow you to create a folder structure unless you buy the App. Useless! I'm not going to buy something I can't try out and make sure it's going to work for me.**

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  2. AeolianReflex

    AeolianReflex Android Enthusiast

    I'm not sure what you mean by everything looks like a cluttered mess.
    Are you saying that all of the photos end up mixed together in a single folder even though you have them separated into different folders on the sd card? If so this is not normal behavior for the S4 gallery app unless you have chosen "All" from the sort options. You should be able to change the sort options between Albums (Folders), All, Time, Locations, People, Favorites & Spiral.
    If not and the folders are there containing the photos, what type of structure are you expecting to see?

    BLACKTOOTHGRIN Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    I would like to see parent folders like in 'MyFiles' rather than having every single folder on my SD Card show up at once. I have ALOT of pictures.

    If I have a parent folder named Family with 20 something sub-folders of different family events and whatnot, I'd like to just see the Family folder sitting in my gallery instead of automatically seeing the 20 sub-folders scattered everywhere, along with all the sub-folders of their sub-folders. See what I mean? More like you'd have on your computer.

    To me...
    Thats alot easier when trying to find something specific that I'm looking for,
    rather than having every single folder on my sd card mixed together and only being organized by alphabetical order.
  4. jejb

    jejb Well-Known Member

    Let me know if you find a good app for that. I looked pretty hard earlier this year, and could not find a gallery app that honored folder structure.
  5. AeolianReflex

    AeolianReflex Android Enthusiast

    I see what you mean. I don't know of any photo app that supports nested folders.

    BLACKTOOTHGRIN Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Im pretty sure that F-Stop does...
    but once again, if they're not willing to let you try it out first, then I'm not willing to buy it not knowing if it will suit my needs.
  7. JimKnuckles

    JimKnuckles Android Enthusiast

    Why not just take out the sub folders out of 'family', and all other sub folders? They would all show up as their own, organized.
  8. jejb

    jejb Well-Known Member

    Well, that is in effect what these apps do. I guess you could take it a step further and just put all the pictures in one directory. The point is, some of us want it to respect folder structures, like File Explorer ES does, for example. It's much easier to organize things with folders and sub-folders.
  9. Petrah

    Petrah Psychotic Female


    BLACKTOOTHGRIN Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    The paid version might support it but the free version doesn't.
    That application seems to be pretty slow as well.
    I appreciate your suggestion though.

    One other thing I might point out is I'd like to have file structure WITH thumbnails.
    Not sure if I'll EVER find one like that or not.
  11. Petrah

    Petrah Psychotic Female

  12. dvhttn

    dvhttn Android Expert

  13. womb raider

    womb raider Android Enthusiast

    If you buy it and find out it doesn't do what you need, as long as you uninstall it within 15 minutes you'll be refunded. :)

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