The #1 Android media gallery app.

Browse your memories without any interruptions.

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About

Simple Gallery Pro is a highly customizable app for browsing your media files with ease. It supports a huge variety of file types and offers features like password protection, recycle bin, an advanced photo editor and many more.

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Trust us, nothing will interrupt your smooth user experience. There is no one tracking your actions either, thus guaranteeing your privacy and increasing security.

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Flexible

Sort, group, filter, display your files as you wish. There are many available settings at your service that really give you a lot of control over the overall experience.

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Practical

The app provides an advanced photo editor with many useful functions. You can not only crop and rotate any image, but also apply one of many available filters, add some text or a drawing.

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Personal

Personalize your experience by changing any app color. You can even change the apps' icon color to make sure it matches your home screen.

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  • What is the difference between the free and the Pro app version?

    The Pro one already has many new features including a brand new advanced photo editor, rotating fullscreen images with gestures, heic/heif support, batch renaming files with using different date/time patterns, password protecting individual folders, then many other bugfixes and stability improvements. Since the free version won't be updated anymore, the difference will always grow.

  • Can I somehow restore deleted files?

    If they were really deleted, you cannot. However, there is a Recycle Bin enabled by default, it will cause the files just be moved in the Bin instead of deleting them.

  • How can I make Simple Gallery the default device gallery?

    First you have to find the currently default gallery in the Apps section of your device settings, look for a button that says something like "Open by default", click on it, then select "Clear defaults". The next time you will try opening an image or video you should see an app picker, where you can select Simple Gallery and make it the default app.

  • I locked the app with a password, but I forgot it. What can I do?

    You can solve it in 2 ways. You can either reinstall the app, or find the app in your device settings and select "Clear data". It will reset all your settings, it will not remove any media files.

  • How can I make an album always appear at the top?

    You can long press the desired album and select the Pin icon at the actions menu, that will pin it to the top. You can pin multiple folders too, pinned items will be sorted by the default sorting method.

  • How can I fast forward videos?

    You can do it by double tapping the side of the screen, or tapping the current or max duration texts near the seekbar. If you enable opening videos on a separate screen in the app settings, you can use horizontal gestures too.

  • What is the difference between hiding and excluding a folder?

    Exclude prevents displaying the folder only in Simple Gallery, while Hide works system-wise and it hides the folder from other galleries too. It works by creating an empty ".nomedia" file in the given folder, which you can then remove with any file manager too.

  • Why do folders with music cover art or stickers show up?

    It can happen that you will see some unusual albums show up. You can easily exclude them by long pressing them and selecting Exclude. In the next dialog you can then select the parent folder, chances are it will prevent the other related albums showing up too.

  • A folder with images isn't showing up, or it doesn't show all items. What can I do?

    That can have multiple reasons, but solving it is easy. Just go in Settings -> Manage Included Folders, select Plus and navigate to the required folder.

  • What if I want just a few particular folders visible?

    Adding a folder at the Included Folders doesn't automatically exclude anything. What you can do is go in Settings -> Manage Excluded Folders, exclude the root folder "/", then add the desired folders at Settings -> Manage Included Folders. That will make only the selected folders visible, as both excluding and including are recursive and if a folder is both excluded and included, it will show up.

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  • Can I crop images with this app?

    Yes, you can crop images in the editor, by dragging the image corners. You can get to the editor either by long pressing an image thumbnail and selecting Edit, or selecting Edit from the fullscreen view.

  • Can I somehow group media file thumbnails?

    Sure, just use the "Group by" menu item while at the thumbnails view. You can group files by multiple criteria, including Date Taken. If you use the "Show all folders content" function you can group them by folders too.

  • Sorting by Date Taken doesn't seem to work properly, how can I fix it?

    It is most likely caused by the files being copied from somewhere. You can fix it by selecting the file thumbnails and selecting "Fix Date Taken value".

  • I see some color banding on the images. How can I improve the quality?

    The current solution for displaying images works fine in the vast majority of cases, but if you want even better image quality, you can enable the "Show images in the highest possible quality" at the app settings, in the "Deep zoomable images" section.

  • I have hidden a file/folder. How can I unhide it?

    You can either press the "Temporarily show hidden items" menu item at the main screen, or toggle "Show hidden items" in the app settings to see the hidden item. If you want to unhide it, just long press it and select "Unhide". Folders are hidden by adding a hidden ".nomedia" file into them, you can delete the file with any file manager too.

  • Why does the app take up so much space?

    App cache can take up to 250MB, it ensures quicker image loading. If the app is taking up even more space, it is most likely caused by you having items in the Recycle Bin. Those files count to the app size. You can clear the Recycle bin by opening it and deleting all files, or from the app settings. Every file in the Bin is deleted automatically after 30 days.

  • I want to support you, but I cannot donate money. Is there anything else I can do?

    Yes, of course. You can spread the word about the apps or give good feedback and ratings. You can also help by translating the apps in a new language, or just update some existing translations. You can find the guide at https://github.com/SimpleMobileTools/General-Discussion , or just shoot me a message at hello@simplemobiletools.com if you need help.

  • The app launcher icon disappeared. What can I do?

    It is caused by your launcher not supporting icon customization properly. Try launching the app via Google Play or some widget, if available. Once launched, just set back the default orange icon #F57C00. You might have to reinstall the app in the worst case.

  • The money has been deducted from my bank account, but I cannot download the app. What can I do?

    Payments are fully handled by Google, their system glitches from time to time. Just clear your Google Play app cache and restart your device, then retry downloading it.

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