Review Cyanogen Gallery
Stylish but unorganized gallery
Author: Kevin Vadala
Date: tested on 04 Jun 2017 on
Different options all look cool
Less organized than most default gallery applications
Cyanogen Gallery for Android is a alternate application for your default image gallery. If you like the color blue, consider sticking around.
Cyanogen Gallery looks good. It has a blue tab menu with a few different tabs for you to select. There are moments, albums, and media. Below that there are services where you can show pictures from your cloud based image galleries - i.e., Google+ or Dropbox. This isn't really a unique feature but a useful one nonetheless.
Each tab presents your gallery in a different way. However, each viewing option is similar in that you scroll down to see more of your gallery. Moments takes your gallery and organizes it by the date. This could be handy if you were looking for a photo you took a couple of days in the past. Albums is just what it sounds like. Your albums are matched on top of each other, and for each category of your gallery you can see a few pictures that make up said category. For my default camera gallery I can see three recent pictures and so on. Media just mashes everything together in one long list.
A lot of these different categorizations look nice with multiple preview pictures and the way they cascade into each other. I can't help but feel that it all still feels cluttered but too simplistic, and for something like a gallery it's important that it not only looks good but organized as well. If I were to sacrifice the style of an application in place of functionality, I would rather have that functionality. Cyanogen has a minimalist feel that just doesn't feel too useful.
Cyanogen Gallery is different to say the least. If you don't have many pictures, or just like browsing your pictures in a new format, Cyanogen Gallery might be a good alternative for you.