Simple Gallery Pro 1

  • Simple Gallery Pro is an alternative to Google Photos that focuses on being a great offline media viewer.
  • The app is available on the Google Play Store for free for a limited time.
  • The app is open-source and also distributed for free through F-Droid, even after the Play Store promotion ends.

I love Google Photos. It has many great features like automatic backups, easy sharing, a potent search tool, and nifty editing tools like Magic Eraser. But despite all of these, Google Photos misses the mark on being a good offline photo viewing tool. At times, you only need to view the photos on your phone; for that, we recommend apps like Simple Gallery Pro. If you want to try out a no-fuss photo gallery app on your phone, try Simple Gallery Pro, now free on the Google Play Store for a limited time.

My colleague Hadlee aptly describes Google Photos as “more of a cloud storage and photo editing platform” than a straightforward gallery app. If you want to view images that are present on your phone and nothing more, you need to tap one too many buttons to get there.