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Google launches Photos alternative called Gallery Go

Google launched the latest Go app - Gallery Go. After Google Go, Maps Go and YouTube Go, the company is now trying to get photo sync and management functions in a lighter and less data-hungry version. Gallery Go comes in at just 10MB which is a fraction of the 130MB size of the Google Photos app.

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The new app features all the standard features of the traditional Photos app like auto-organization, photo finder and easy editing across multiple devices. It features a clean user interface with separate category tabs for screenshots, documents and videos as well as content-based groupings. Like Google Photos, images are synced and displayed in chronological order.

 

What's your thoughts on this?

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Re: Google launches Photos alternative called Gallery Go

Thanks for sharing @TheGreyApe. I knew nothing about this and have just downloaded the app. Seems to offer the same as the full Gallery with added features. Seems a better app all round and doesn't use as much data.

 

Thanks for the info, I wouldn't have known about this otherwise. Good pick thumbsup

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Well, I've gone back to the full Gallery app @TheGreyApe.  One downside of the Gallery Go app is you can't delete anything from photos, you need the full Gallery app for that. And as I needed to delete some photos I've reverted back to the full Gallery app. Gallery Go is okay but until it allows you to delete photos from the Photos app I won't be using it 

 

Nice idea though 

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Re: Google launches Photos alternative called Gallery Go

There's a few disadvantages with limited editing availability. You can't even rename a folder as well as the delete option. Not for me, tried it and didn't like it.

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Re: Google launches Photos alternative called Gallery Go

So that makes 2 of us @jonsie.

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Re: Google launches Photos alternative called Gallery Go

@Glory1 @jonsie Thanks for the update!

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Re: Google launches Photos alternative called Gallery Go

Shall investigate - but I still think retiring Picasa all those moons ago was a bad move... Chromebook users lost that day.

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Re: Google launches Photos alternative called Gallery Go

We always used Picasa. No idea why it was retired. Transferring photos from phone to phone and PC to PC was pretty seamless.

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Re: Google launches Photos alternative called Gallery Go

To be honest I have always just used the main Photos app - does everything I want/need it to, the most important thing being to back up photos and videos.

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