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Scalado Album: Alternative image gallery app with awesome UI

May 7, 2012

We’ve slowly been discarding our heavier digital cameras for the portability of our Android mobile devices and with the increasing power of today’s cameras, it isn’t difficult to unleash our inner shutterbug and snap a shot at every turn. After all, who wants to lose her or his precious moments?

But, the more pictures we snap, the slower it’ll take to load them. Instead of reminiscing as you flip through your photos, you’ll feel frustrated at how slow each image is loading. One app however has been causing a stir for its superior gallery performance and clean and smooth user experience–Scalado Album.

Scalado Album, developed by Scalado Inc., is an app designed to make your day-to-day photo experience great. It has an attractive, clean, and simple design that allows you to easily find and navigate through your pictures. Scalado Album was built from the ground up using the Scalado Imaging Platform to push for maximum performance on Android devices. The app gives you intuitive browsing and navigation.

Scalado Album lets you see all the images located on your Android device in one large patchwork of color. If you’d like to be specific and find photos taken at a specific location, Scalado Album lets you view images sorted by their geographical location. You can also view pictures taken nearby where you are; you even have the option to view, on a map, where pictures were taken so you can pinpoint your memories.

If you can’t remember the exact date of when you went on a vacation, simply tap on the Months option and tap on the month that you want. Of course, there’s also the standard folders categorization. tapping Camera Roll lets you view every image taken by your device’s camera, sorting out those images you downloaded from your e-mail or other phones.

Enjoying every tiny detail of a picture is easy when you can just double tap on the screen and zoom in. You can even pan across the image quickly. Scalado Album calls itself “the world’s fastest photo album” and based on what we’re seeing, it certainly looks to be. View a picture and move on to the next one by swiping across the screen. Do it again and again and Scalado Album will have already loaded up the images for you to enjoy.

Scalado Album doesn’t make browsing for pictures easy, it also makes browsing for videos a dream. Instead of seeing a fuzzy thumbnail of your video, Scalado Album gives you an animated video thumbnail.

Because Scalado Album is so straight to the point, users are itching to see a few more features from it. The app could definitely benefit from a built-in slideshow option. Scalado Album also seems to consume your device’s resources with a 32 MB background process. Addition of features and improvement on how heavy the app is may be seen in future updates, so keep your eyes open for it.

Your device needs to be running on at least Android 2.3 Gingerbread for Scalado Album to work. You should also disable the “Force GPU rendering” option, as Scalado Album is fully GPU-accelerated. Scalado Album also works on Android tablets, so treat yourself a little.

Start enjoying your pictures and videos using Scalado Album. Purchase it from the Google Play Store today.