From a company renowned for creating ingenious imaging software solutions comes this first step into the Android app arena: welcome to the natty little photo/video organiser world of the aptly named Album…
Joining the sprawling pantheon of image apps currently available, Scalado Album sets itself apart by making no impossibly grandiose claims, merely aiming to deliver “the best possible user experience” while keeping everything nice and simple. And from brief hands-on experience today, it seems they’ve achieved their aim.
Built from the ground-up using the proprietary Scalado Imaging Platform, the user interface is, indeed, simple – browse media by Place, Month, Camera Roll, All, Nearby, or by Folder, and then share, delete, rotate and crop pics anyway you please, all with the minimum of finger-work necessary.
Plus, if you’re in the habit of geotagging your photos (and who isn’t?), then a nifty little map view option also allows you to browse your pics like some kind of static Indiana Jones movie-esque travel-montage. So access and basic editing options for all.
THE BOTTOM LINE
While not exactly about to set the app world on fire, Album is as clean and easy to use as Scalado set out to create it. Fast, intuitive to use, easy on the eye and an absolute boon to any photo-friendly types fearing early on-set Alzheimer’s might ruin future strolls down photographic Memory Lane, QuickPic may be the more featured and flexible app option, but for those who want to keep things uncomplicated, snap it up.
Current version: 1.1.3
Requires Android: 2.3.7 and up