Oct 28th, 2014

QuickPic 3.8 WiFi transfer update

For as long as anyone can remember, QuickPic has been the go-to gallery replacement app for Android devices. With its minimal, no fuss UI, we’ve been using it faithfully since the G1 days and never looked back. While gallery apps are great for viewing images stored on our phones and tablets, transferring photos and videos from one device to another has always been sorta tricky.

With Android devices, this is typically accomplished 1 of 2 inefficient ways: you can either Android Beam photos and video 1-by-1 over Bluetooth (finicky), or upload photos/videos to a cloud storage account (more stable), only to then have to re-download everything onto another device. It’s tedious and often times more trouble than it’s worth. Surely there’s got to be a better way? There is. And it’s in QuickPic’s latest update.

In QuickPic 3.8 (fresh off the Google Play Store), you can simply share photos and videos over a wireless network. This is done by either selecting photos beforehand, or by jumping into QuickPic’s new Transfer menu on both devices and selecting photos from there. Keep in mind both devices will need to be connected to the same wireless network in order to send/receive photos and videos — this is not WiFi direct. If for some reason a network isn’t present, you’ll have to enable WiFi hotspot on one of the devices, then connect to it with the other as a workaround. Transfers are lightning quick and stored in a new “Quick Transfer” folder for later viewing.

We just tried it out on our Nexus 5 running Lollipop and Moto X (2nd Gen) on KitKat and everything worked without a hitch. It really is stupid easy and finally takes away some of the pains associated with photo and video transfers. Whether you’re looking to move photos over to a newly upgraded device, or share photos/videos between your smartphone or tablet — you’re going to want to give QuickPic a shot.

As usual, QuickPic remains as robust a gallery app as ever and is free to download from the Google Play Store. Link provided below.