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GalleryNext is the New CyanogenMod Gallery App, Beta Test It Now

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Raise your hand if you are a fan of the stock AOSP Gallery application? A couple of you? None of you? Many of you? This is one of those applications we rarely talk about for whatever reason, but if you ask me, I’d argue that it is one of the last remaining neglected apps that still seems to be hanging on to visions of years past. Thankfully for us and the app itself, it is on the verge of being phased out for the Google+ Photos app, so we’ll likely never see it get a 2014 stamp of Google design approval.

The CyanogenMod team seems to agree and has created their own new gallery app called GalleryNext. For now, it’s in beta and available for testing, but we would imagine that in the future, it will ship with CM builds. 

The app looks somewhat like a blacked-out version of the G+ Photos app with its slideout navigation menu and mini-gallery compilations. What makes it unique and extra useful, is the cloud service integration that has been built in for your photos on Flickr, Picasa, Facebook, and Dropbox. You’ll also find GIF support, video playback support, and “Moments” support (grouping of photos based on metadata).

As you can imagine with the app in beta, there are things that need to be done to improve it. The CM team already has a list in the works, but should you become a part of the beta test, be sure to submit issues and requests as they come up.

Here are the features:

  • View all your pictures in one centralized location
  • Cloud services integration with Flickr, Picasa (G+), Facebook, and Dropbox
  • Moments support (automatic grouping and classification of media based on metadata)
  • Video playback support
  • Gif support
  • Deduplication in ‘All’ view

And the upcoming to-do list:

  • Implement KitKat’s immersive mode UI
  • Editor support
  • Fix all the things
  • You tell us

Join the GalleryNext G+ Community | Click here to become a tester

Via:  +CyanogenMod
  • bitpimpin

    “This app is incompatible with all of your devices.” real sweet guys

  • chris_johns

    Oh and i do hate that now on my rooted moto x on 4.4 i cant use the stock android anything to set wallpapers i have i need to use es file explorer because the other nonsense is made for the fkn n5 and gel and yeah my photos wont center they center at my left most screen…what a fkn joke how didnt moto correct this with their 4.4 update

    • JBartcaps

      One word, “rooted”

      • chris_johns

        Unrooted 4.4 doesn’t do that? Find it hard to believe what would rooting would have to do with it

        • JBartcaps

          I’m not rooted. Open up Gallery, click a picture, click the top right drop down menu, click set picture as, choose Wallpaper Gallery. Done. I can only see being rooted as the issue. Plus you can’t blame Moto if you’re not using stock. Not too sure though, I could be wrong

  • waah

    Boo hoo. Not available for my Galaxy Note 2.

  • chris_johns

    I HATE THE GOOGLE + PHOTO APP AND WISH I COULD REMOVE IT…i hate this friggin thing i hate having 2 gallary apps and i hate that in hangouts now im forced to go through this nonsense to get to my gallary to select a photo…WHO IN THEIR RIGHT MIND WOULD ADD THIS RECENT PHOTO THING TO ANY APP(IM LOOKING AT YOU FACEBOOK AND YOU GOOGLE+ PHOTO APP)…yeah so now lets say some girl sends me a nudie(hypothetically) and I save it from a message then i take some pics and want to upload them to a hangout to a friend and lets say my girl or someone else is looking over my shoulder OOOH WHATS THAT A NUDIE!? like seriously? what happened to privacy its bad enough weh ave none on the internet i dont need lack there of on my personal smart phone…end rant…wait i lied why should i have 2 apps when the stock app works PERFECTLY fine minus 2 beefs i have with it…lack of gif support(come on google its 2014) and when i transfer data to a new phone the camera folder shows all the videos first and never everything in the correct dated order…drives me nuts…ok now END RANT

    • DanSan

      tell us why you’re mad…

      • chris_johns

        Lol think I did…people here are so sensitive n sheltered

    • Brandon Golway

      Umm why don’t you just hide it from your app drawer or just delete it altogether?

      • chris_johns

        U have to remove Google plus all together…I don’t want to do that

        • Brandon Golway

          True, I figured that was the case. Download nova launcher and hide it from your app drawer if it pisses you off that much.

    • Cesar

  • Detonation

    “Thankfully for us and the app itself, it is on the verge of being phased out for the Google+ Photos app”

    Thankfully? The AOSP gallery is still a better app than G+ Photos right now. It might not look as good, but it has a lot better editing tools (that were highlighted in the Kit Kat update). Not to mention it’s open source so devs can modify it, whereas G+ isn’t. But I guess if you’re okay with Google’s continued form-over-function trend of removing features to make things look prettier (Maps, anyone) then so be it.

  • jaredgreenwald

    Can we please get Voice+ into the market for the love of god???

  • Intellectua1

    I’ve been using Quickpic since my Droid X days it’s hard to switch up.. I will give this a try though as I love change..

    • hkklife

      QuickPic is arguably my most essential 3rd party app. I have used it daily on every device since my Droid X in 2010…maybe even since the OG Droid, even!

  • Tim242

    Gallery KK, or GTFO : )

  • Brandon Golway

    Facebook sync doesn’t work for me, it asks if I accept the permissions, I hit OK and it just goes back to the app.

    • Chris

      most android users hate facebook.

      • chris_johns

        uh huh

      • Cesar

        Is that why it’s consistently the #1 free app in the play store?

  • Lorenzo Rey Camejo

    What are u guys talking about? The stock gallery app is awesome, there is no better way to delete photos than zooming out and swiping them up/down, and it received a good update with 4.4, thete are a bunch of new editing tools, the wallpaper chooser has been improved, and its very fast and ellegant, all they need to do is update it to have the transparencies of KitKat and support for immersive mode, but hey also Google play music, play store, quick office, and a whole bunch of other Google apps haven’t updated those KitKat new features…

    • Tim242

      I use Gallery KK. It is a better version of the stock gallery app.

    • chris_johns

      I actually hate the way you set wallpapers in the new kk gallary actually thats one other thing i hate…bc its like made for the fkn nexus5 it doesnt center my wallpaper correctly and drives me nuts i have to use es file explorer to set wallpapers

  • imnotmikal

    Let me start by saying I’m not running CM. I’m on stock rooted 4.4 on a Moto X.

    Anyway, I get constant “GalleryNext has stopped working” without it actually crashing, it never loads local, and I can’t log into any of the third part providers. I realize its a beta, but its disappointing to see 0% of the app working. :/

    • Jeff C

      Moto X stock rooted 4.4 here as well, app has been working fine for me for the 10 minutes that I was poking around in it. Local storage shows up, Picasa also works. Facebook does not (no loss there). I don’t use Dropbox so I haven’t tested that. Needs Google Drive integration. GIF support seems sketchy.

      • imnotmikal

        Weird, I’ll try it again.

    • kixofmyg0t

      “disappointing to see 0% of the app working. :/”

      It has CM written all over it. You shoulda tried Focal when it was still part of CM. Crashtastic.

  • David Imel

    Anyone know why it’s “not compatible” with my phone? Running Verizon GS3 w/ Cyanogenmod 10.2.0

    • joejoe5709

      Ditto. LG G2 stock-ish 4.2.2

    • ken147

      Moto X isn’t supported.

      • Jeff C

        Works fine for me. Stock 4.4 rooted.

  • Inquizitor

    I’m not afraid to say that I prefer the stock gallery. A photo gallery, at least on my phone, should be simple and lightweight and easily accessible from the camera (and vice versa). All this hate on the camera and gallery apps really confuses me, as all I do with my phone is pull it out, snap a few pics, then swipe to the left to start viewing the photos. It gets the job done and it’s minimal and clean. I can see the benefit of some of those extra features on my N7, but that’s about it.

    • John Legere

      Yeah, minimal is best. I take too many damn pictures and hate when everything is all jumbled together. (The iOS gallery is atrocious, ive used it once, and wanted to burn it)

    • Cowboydroid

      I still have relic picasa albums cluttering up my gallery. Any idea on how to get rid of those? And every hangouts session creates a new picasa folder. Sick of all the picasa albums cluttering up my gallery…

      • Inquizitor

        I feel your pain, and I don’t particularly know how to get rid of them. But I think there’s something in the settings where you can choose not to show online albums or something. Not sure off the top of my head.

  • Jacob Mustin

    I do actually still use the gallery for its quick edit tools. The g+ photo filters just don’t always cut it…

    • JBartcaps

      I use Snapseed now

  • Blaine Johnson

    Definitely has a ways to go. I haven’t ran into any bugs but seen a few others with some different issues.

  • Philip J. Fry

    Nice. This looks a hell of a lot better than the aosp gallery.

    • Adrynalyne

      It is either Chris or StuckonVerizonForever/John Legere or both. Seeing you have two downvotes, it fits their pattern. Especially since one already posted in this Discus.

      I predict more than two downvotes for this comment.

      • Philip J. Fry

        I’m beginning to think that to. It might have been funny at first but now it’s getting beyond old.

        • John Legere

          It’s not me. But you guys are entitled to your own opinions.

      • John Legere

        Yeah, cause i downvoted myself? Sounds good broski

  • Brandal Wagener

    If it has the ability to organize different albums and hide folders I’m sold. That’s the only reason I use QuickPic instead of the stock app

    • Big_EZ

      QuickPic is the best. It’s so much faster than stock (and scans your media everytime you open it). The only thing QuickPic lacks is tagging, but all the gallery apps I’ve seen with a tagging system don’t use the folder system, why can’t they use both.

      • Brandal Wagener

        It really is. I can easily hide all my album coverart or icon pack folders and easily create albums for any vacations I take or events I attend. It will be hard to dethrone

      • Lorenzo Rey Camejo

        The only thing that is keeping me from using quickpic is the fact that when I want to delete a pic, I have to press the menu and then delete, which is a pain, stock gallery u just swipe up or down the pic, I’m so used to that that I can’t use another gallery app

        • Big_EZ

          The swipe to delete pisses me off. Far to often it deletes my pic while swiping left or right. On QuickPic you just tap the pic anywhere and the delete option is there.

        • B!

          Long press the pic, hit the trash can, confirm. Pic deleted. Not that time consuming.

    • Tim242

      Gallery KK is a better version of the stock app. It allows hiding folders

  • John Legere
  • snowblind64

    Such Cyanogen.
    Much Gallery!
    Wow!